The gap between Latency and Execution stages

Why are Supply Chain Planning (SCP) heads so concerned about Latency and Execution stages?

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Posted by Dave Food on Feb 3, 2020 5:37:52 PM
Dave Food

Why are Supply Chain Planning (SCP) heads so concerned about Latency and Execution stages?

Latency affecting the Execution stage

The problem for many SCP heads is that they depend on obsolete data to make a forecast, that tend to worsen the quality of planning decisions.  

Latency is the processing delay computed from the entry of an order to the transmission of acknowledgement from the vendor’s computer. In a two-way communication system, Latency limits the highest speed to send information out, as there is regularly restriction on the extent of information that is ‘en route’ at any given moment

For instance, in human-machine interaction Latency has a profound impact on the operator's fulfilment and efficiencyTrading using computers has matured to the point where millisecond improvements in network speeds, grant a competitive advantage for financial organisations.

SCP leaders found a great tricky situation when it comes to data Latency and Execution predictions, as it likely degrades the quality of the planning decisions. Given the several hours it takes from collecting initial data, processing it, and the Execution stage, leaders have to rely on outdated data to make predictions because of this gap information is already in a completely different situation.

The great news is that technology can reduce data latency significantly!

Mitigating Latency

How to overcome this significant challenge? By speeding up whatever data captured to allow fast access to applications, to secure data as part of back-ups, or to categorise strategy

How do we fill pipelines to make the best use of the network rather than reducing the total of data sent? The elimination of redundant data and compression apps are the only way to performance progress. With Machine Learning (ML) and other technologies, you would solve issues around small pipelines and possible failure happening when accelerating data. 

Deployment and performance of tech allow data to get closer to the company capacity, making it easier for customers to move data to the cloud, gaining the ability to roll up-and-down their servers where appropriate. The key is the full comprehension of what the business demands to secure service excellence.  IT must team to be aware of how to handle it over its working life-span through putting in place useful management tools.

It is vital for industries when algorithmic trading needs milliseconds to both, handle market updates and fulfilling order. For instance, when Financial establishments need to link to stock exchanges and electronic-communication networks to implement financial operations.

Execution phase

The Execution phase is when specific project management is put to action; it often includes the stages of design, production, and implementation, concerning to the progression through which a system moves from an initial idea to a finished-physical-end item. To facilitate the supervision and management of the project all through these phases, you will need to carry out a series of management processes which can help you to handle time, cost, quality, changes, and risks.

The Execution phase is the longest part where the system is implemented, set up and turn into the final product for the customer, accomplishing the whole action.

Further comments: so often, even initial data is some hours out-dated when the planning analytics is flowing on. Technology reduces data Latency radically; the involvement of IT is essential to ensure to meet business service expectations from day one.  The collaboration between CFOs and CIOs will accelerate cloud storage. Therefore, be committed to reducing the effects of Latency in favour of Execution radically.

Dave Food

Prophetic Technology

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