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Global Business Analytics Models: Concepts and Applications in Predictive, Healthcare, Supply Chain, and Finance Analytics by Hokey Min

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7. Global Supply Chain Analytics

7.1 Turning Integrated Big Data into Supply Chain Intelligence

A rapid globalization of business activities not only stretches the supply chain with more potential bottlenecks, but also blurs visibility throughout the supply chain with a greater uncertainty and complexity. Thus, a lack of supply chain visibility has become one of the biggest concerns of the MNFs. One effective way to address such a concern is to leverage big data since it can provide a wealth of information and historical precedents that can be converted into contextual intelligence across the supply chain and subsequently improve supply chain visibility. Examples of big data in the supply chain include the following:

Structured data: Enterprise ...

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