Dimensions of Data Analytics in Supply Chain Management: Objectives, Indicators and Data Questions

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Abstract

In recent time, the application of data analytics (DA) has grown significantly in virtually every field, Supply Chain Management (SCM) being one of them. DA processes like CRISP-DM serve as an orientation framework for managing DA projects in general but fail to deliver domain-specific details at the operative project level especially in SCM. Setting DA objectives, deriving associated SCM activities, identifying applicable measurement indicators for analyzing these activities, as well as defining DA questions for the specific DA objectives are challenging and under-researched tasks. This paper presents a literature review- and expert questionnaire-based approach for conducting the business understanding stage of CRISP-DM in SCM DA projects. The developed approach provides a procedure for selecting and defining the right DA questions based on specific DA objectives and SCM activities. To demonstrate applicability of the research, the DA approach is applied to an ongoing DA project in retail SCM. The result show that the time required for completing the business understanding stage of the DA project could significantly be reduced. Furthermore, the DA questions developed in this study provided a clear guideline for the project and facilitated cooperation between data analysts, research and SCM domain experts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 4th International Conference on Computers in Management and Business, ICCMB 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages58-64
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450388610
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2021
Event4th International Conference on Computers in Management and Business, ICCMB 2021 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 30 Jan 20211 Feb 2021

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Computers in Management and Business, ICCMB 2021
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period30.01.202101.02.2021

Keywords

  • Business Understanding
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Analytics Questions
  • Supply Chain Management

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