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November 06, 2015
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A Single View of the Manufacturing Supply Chain with Hortonworks, Tech Mahindra and Qlik

In the era of consumer-centric “agile” supply chain strategies, manufacturers are forced to act more like retailers in terms of how they capture, analyze and use consumer data. This gives visibility to internal and external supply chain partners on how products are made, sold and used.

But that visibility demands more data from more points across the supply chain. In our information-intensive world, the old ways of ingesting, processing and storing data aren’t going to be sufficient.

Manufacturers that can combine different data sources into a single view of their supply chain will be able to optimize material flows, track deliveries, predict shortfalls and prevent supply disruptions.

Those that effectively manage Big Data and establish a single, 360-degree view of their supply chain will also make their manufacturing processes more predictable and more agile.

Register for the November 17 Webinar

This end-to-end supply chain visibility requires ubiquitous access to streaming data to monitor events as they happen in real-time and make proactive decisions. It also depends on capturing massive amount of historical data on which to build predictive models. Those models help companies proactively detect and preempt potential supply disruptions.

Watch the Video: The Cardinal Health Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

The Problem: Data Fragmentation Splinters Your View of the Supply Chain

The problem today is that supply chain data tends to be trapped in multiple disconnected systems, including systems for:

  • transportation and logistics management,
  • warehouse management,
  • procurement,
  • manufacturing,
  • distribution,
  • supply chain planning and execution.

This fragmentation blocks a single, coordinated view of the supply chain, but analytics solutions with Open Enterprise Hadoop have a proven track record for rapidly and cost-effectively bridging data silos to enable a game-changing single view of the supply chain.

In fact, some of the world’s largest manufacturers have built enterprise data lakes to store and process all important supply chain data—including many newer sources such as IoT streaming sensor data that their legacy data platforms could not easily ingest. With a single view of all the data, from all sources and in every format, these manufacturers discover new insights that transform their production processes to keep pace with dynamically changing market demand and supply constraints.

The Solution: A Single View Delivered by Tech Mahindra, Hortonworks and Qlik

Tech Mahindra partnered with Hortonworks and Qlik—a leading provider of business intelligence and data visualization tools—to design an integrated solution for Supply Chain Analytics. It addresses visibility challenges with complex supply chains by providing end-to-end insight across the value chain. This helps speed time to market and reduces implementation costs. Tech Mahindra brings a proprietary and consultative framework to proactively identify gaps in the supply chain and then address those with both Hortonworks Data Platform and Qlik.

About the Webinar

Grant Bodley, Hortonworks General Manager for Manufacturing Solutions, will be joined by Satish Vaidhyanathan, Principal Consultant for Big Data & Analytics at Tech Mahindra, and David Telford, Senior Director of Industry Solutions at Qlik. Together, they will discuss:

  • Today’s challenges in managing the supply chain
  • Game-changing optimization insights from a Single View of the Supply Chain
  • A demo of the integrated solution
  • A summary of business benefits from proactive and predictive insights

About the Speakers  

Grant Head ShotGrant Bodley, General Manager for Global Manufacturing Solutions, Hortonworks 

As General Manager of Global Manufacturing Industry Solutions at Hortonworks, Grant Bodley brings over 25 years of manufacturing experience in working with leading Automotive, Industrial, High Tech, and Aerospace Manufacturers in leveraging Big Data Insights and high impact use-cases to transform their businesses. Prior to Hortonworks, Grant was Vice President of Manufacturing Industry Solutions at SAP for more than 10 years.


manishManish Tiwari, Vice President and Head of Process Manufacturing, Tech Mahindra

Manish Tiwari has a total of 22 years of global experience in IT and Consulting in the Manufacturing domain. He heads Mahindra Satyam’s Process Manufacturing Industry Practice and works with global customers in Chemical, Metal Mining and Process Industry segments in developing innovative business solutions. He has played multiple roles in his long career with Mahindra Satyam including the roles of Delivery Head for our customers in North America, Germany and the Nordic region.


davidDavid Telford, Senior Director Sector Group and Industry Partner Lead, Qlik

David Telford is responsible for Global Market Development for Manufacturing & Service Industries Group at Qlik. Prior to Qlik, David was Global Manufacturing Industry Director at Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and worked for SAP in sales, marketing and business development roles in both the UK and EMEA. David spent 15 years working for global consumer products companies in senior sales and customer marketing positions.



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