The FusionOps Blog

Supply Chain, Analytics, and Big Data


Technology Solutions Director

Three Ways to Potentially Save Millions in Your Supply Chain

April 18th, 2014

Manufacturers and retailers generally have three ways to save money from a macro level in their supply chain. They can cut costs within their own company, negotiate better pricing from vendors and service providers or a combination of the two. While those are all very obvious ways to cut costs, when you get down to [...]

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Technology Solutions Director

4 Apparel Industry Statistics: The Numbers Behind the Trends

April 10th, 2014

Have you heard someone say, “The trend in the Apparel Industry…” and then not have hard data to support their claim?  Well let’s take a closer look at what those trends really are.  We researched some government studies and found 4 industry trends, along with the data, that may have some insight for your business. [...]

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Marketing Communications

2013 Was a Fantastic Year for FusionOps and 2014 Looks Even Better…

January 24th, 2014

We’re excited to share our growth, at every level, over the last 12 months: Revenue growth – 440% year-to-year growth for our FusionOps Analytics Application. Growing customer base – the addition of many large manufacturing firms and some huge global accounts, including: Brocade, Columbia Sportswear, Advanced Energy and Orica. Extension to a broad range of [...]

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BI and Analytics to Remain Top Focus for CIOs

December 18th, 2013

Another day and yet another report indicating that BI and Analytics will remain the top focus for CIOs through 2017. Some interesting tidbits here. First, the notion that only 30% of business users today have direct access to BI and analytics. The opportunity for improved fact-based decision making is still in front of us. Second, [...]

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CIO Top of Mind – Cloud vs. On-Prem, Op-Ex vs. Cap-Ex, Security, and ROI

August 29th, 2013

I’m struck by the pace of enterprise change as the cloud and mobility disrupt the traditional enterprise PC and on-premise datacenter paradigm.   One need only look at the recent (dismal) financial results in the PC industry to see the impact of mobility and tablet computing on the traditional PC market.  The other, perhaps even more [...]

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Sr. Product Marketing Manager

The Next Link in the Supply Chain

July 26th, 2013

FusionOps CEO, Gary Meyers, recently wrote a contributed article in Manufacturing Digital that discusses domain specific BI and the failure of traditional BI tools. It’s a great read! From the article The business intelligence (BI) industry is nearly 25 years old and yet making sense of the data in your business remains an unsolved problem. [...]

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Supply Chain Pain

May 14th, 2013

I like Jennifer Baljko’s article on EBN, “Making Supply Chain Visible”. In it she quotes Patty Stafford from Worldwide Chain Stores who says: “Trying to manage your complex, supply chain network without supply chain visibility is like trying to steer a ship in the fog. You don’t see the rocks until you’re on top of [...]

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Is Your Supply Chain Leveraging Social? Free White Paper Tells the Story

March 29th, 2013

Supply Chain managers are leveraging a new era of enterprise applications that combine Web 2.0 sharing and collaboration with best-practice supply chain analytics. These new enterprise-grade social applications dramatically improve productivity and supply chain visibility, leading to quicker answers, reduced IT dependency and real-time collaboration on key performance indicators. To learn more about the value [...]

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Sr. Product Marketing Manager

FusionOps: A No-Brainer for Contract Manufacturing Analytics

March 29th, 2013

Finding an analytics solution that can keep up with the speed of contract manufacturing operations is a huge challenge, requiring lines of business across multiple levels needing real time, ‘dashboard to details’ views of costs, customer responsiveness, and leakages in the supply chain. Additionally, users need to be able to interact and ask questions of [...]

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Sales Engineer

There Really is an Easy Button

March 1st, 2013

My apologies in advance for being such an “evangelist” in this first Blog of mine but as evangelist relates to the Greek word “euangelion”, it simply means one who brings “good news”. And with regard to SAP analytics, FusionOps is certainly good news. As a former SAP BI consultant, I spent years implementing custom BI [...]

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