Tag Archive for supply chain

Semantic Web Developer Challenge: We Have A Winner And Runners-Up Too

by Jennifer Zaino The results of the Semantic Web Developer Challenge, co-sponsored by XSB and SemanticWeb.com and launched at this summer’s Semantic Technology and Business Conference, are in: The $5,000 prizewinner was a team of two, Greg Varga and Siraj Bawa,  from Vanderbilt University. There were two runners-up: One was a team from Stony Brook…

A Semantic Data Ecosystem in the Oil and Gas Sector in Norway

Like the oil and gas itself, data from oil and gas operations associated with the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) is also flowing. Through a number of semantically enabled hubs, it is getting integrated, refined, and distributed to different parties. EPIM, the Exploration & Production Information Management Association, is implementing its vision of a shared suite…

RDF is Critical to a Successful Internet of Things

Do you still remember a time when a utility company worker came to your house to check your electric meter? For many of us already, this is in the past. Smart meters send information directly to the utility company and as a result, it knows our up-to-the-minute power usage patterns. And, while we don’t yet…

Gartner Uncovers Who’s Cool In The Supply Chain

by Jennifer Zaino Gartner recently released its report dubbed, “Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Services,” which gives kudos to providers that use cloud computing as an enabler or delivery mechanism for capabilities that help enterprises to better manage their supply chains. On that list of vendors building cloud solutions and leveraging big data and analytics to…

The Supply Chain Is One Big Graph In Start-up Elementum’s Platform

by Jennifer Zaino Startup Elementum wants to take supply chains into the 21st century. Incubated at Flextronics, the second largest contract manufacturer in the world, and launching today with $44 million in Series B funding from that company and Lightspeed Ventures, its approach is to get supply chain participants – the OEMs that generate product…

Supply Chain and Master Data Management

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by Angela Guess Andrew White of Gartner recently wrote in Supply Chain Quarterly, “We at Gartner define master data management (MDM) as a technology-enabled business discipline in which business and information technology (IT) must work together to ensure the uniformity, accuracy, stewardship, semantic consistency, and accountability of an enterprise’s official, shared master data assets. Supply…

Semanticize The Supply Chain

Turns out that supply chains need the Semantic Web, too. The iCargo project, co-funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, was formally launched last year to help make global logistics across multiple modes of transport more sustainable, both in terms of lowered costs and greater energy efficiency. The project is composed of…

Supporting the Supply Chain with MDM

by Angela Guess A recent article discusses how master data management can support supply chain planning. The article begins, “Most companies with large scale, complex supply chains have installed specialized software to manage those supply chains. In complex business environments, specialized software is required to plan and execute supply chain activities while optimizing inventory levels,…

Semantic Web Site Hopes To Break Down Trade Barriers

Can semantic web technology help make business interactions among buyers and suppliers – around the corner or around the world – more transparent and lead to better communications, even across language barriers? A new project coming out of Poland hopes to make that case. Dubbed the Momoway Business Searcher, available as a beta service here,…