bigdataapps2Integrated application systems are infrastructure systems pre-integrated with databases, applications software or both, providing appliance-like functionality for Big Data solutions, analytic platforms or similar demands. For ISVs, there are five key reasons to consider delivering your Big Data/analytics solutions in the form of integrated applications systems benefits that can make the difference between market-moving success and tepid sales and profits.

Operational Environment:

The typical IT enterprise evolved to its current state by utilizing standards and best practices. These include simple things like data naming conventions to more complex ones such as a well-maintained enterprise data model. New data-based implementations require best practices in organization, documentation and governance. With new data and processes in the works you must update documentation, standards and best practices and continue to improve quality.

Costs and benefits of new mainframe components typically involve software license charges. The IT organization will need to re-budget and perhaps even re-negotiate current licenses and lease agreements. As always, new hardware comes with its own requirements of power, footprint, and maintenance needs.

A Big Data implementation brings additional staff into the mix: experts on new analytics software, experts on special-purpose hardware, and others. Such experts are rare, so your organization must hire, rent, or outsource this work. How will they fit into your current organization?  How will you train current staff to grow into these positions?


Start with the Source System:

This is your core data from operational systems. Interestingly, many beginning Big Data implementations will attempt to access this data directly (or at least to store it for analysis), thereby bypassing succeeding steps. This happens because Big Data  sources have not yet been integrated into your IT architecture. Indeed, these data sources may be brand new or never accessed.

Those who support the source data systems may not have the expertise to assist in analytics, while analytics experts may not understand the source data. Analytics accesses production data directly, so any testing or experimenting is done in a production environment.

Analyze Data Movement:

These data warehouse subsystems and processes first access data from the source systems. Some data may require transformations or ‘cleaning’. Examples include missing data or invalid data such as all zeroes for a field defined as a date. Some data must be gathered from multiple systems and merged, such as accounting data. Other data requires validation against other systems.

Data from external sources can be extremely problematic.  Consider data from an external vendor that was gathered using web pages where numbers and dates were entered in free-form text fields. This opens the possibility of non-numeric characters in numeric data fields. How can you maximize the amount of data you process, while minimizing the issues with invalid fields?  The usual answer is ‘cleansing’ logic that handles the majority of invalid fields using either calculation logic or assignment of default values.


Review Data Storage for Analytics:

This is the final point, the destination where all data is delivered. From here, we get direct access to data for analysis, perhaps by approved query tools. Some subsets of data may be loaded into data marts, while others may be extracted and sent to internal users for local analysis. Some implementations include publish-and-subscribe features or even replication of data to external sources.

Coordination between current processes and the big data process is required. IT support staff will have to investigate whether options to get early use of the data are available. It may also be possible to load current data and the corresponding big data tables in parallel. Delays in loading data will impact the accuracy and availability of analytics; this is a business decision that must be made, and will differ from implementation to implementation.

Greater solution consistency:

In an integrated application system, you integrate the hardware and software for your product, so you control the environment that supports your product. That ensures your Big Data and analytics applications have all the processing, storage, and memory resources they need to deliver optimal performance on compute-intensive jobs. In short, your application runs the way it was designed, so customer satisfaction is optimized.

Better system security:

Analytics and other Big Data systems frequently deal with financial, medical or other proprietary information. By delivering your product as an integrated application system, you can build in the security tools necessary to prevent access by unauthorized users, hackers or other intruders. Your application is safer, so your customers gain confidence in your products.


The conclusion:

Big data today has scale-up and scale-out issues. Further, it often involves integration of dissimilar architectures. When we insist that we can deal with big data by simply scaling up to faster, special-purpose hardware, we are neglecting more fundamental issues.

neural network -DATA MINING

A neural network is a powerful computational data model that is able to capture and represent complex input/output relationships. The motivation for the development of neural network technology stemmed from the desire to develop an artificial system that could perform “intelligent” tasks similar to those performed by the human brain.


A neural network acquires knowledge through learning.

A neural network’s knowledge is stored within inter-neuron connection strengths known as synaptic weights.

The true power and advantage of neural networks lies in their ability to represent both linear and non-linear relationships and in their ability to learn these relationships directly from the data being modeled. Traditional linear models are simply inadequate when it comes to modeling data that contains non-linear characteristics.

The most common neural network model is the Multilayer Perceptron (MLP). This type of neural network is known as a supervised network because it requires a desired output in order to learn. The goal of this type of network is to create a model that correctly maps the input to the output using historical data so that the model can then be used to produce the output when the desired output is unknown.

The demonstration of a neural network learning to model using the exclusive-or (Xor) data. The Xor data is repeatedly presented to the neural network. With each presentation, the error between the network output and the desired output is computed and fed back to the neural network. The neural network uses this error to adjust its weights such that the error will be decreased. This sequence of events is usually repeated until an acceptable error has been reached or until the network no longer appears to be learning.

A good way to introduce the topic is to take a look at a typical application of neural networks. Many of today’s document scanners for the PC come with software that performs a task known as optical character recognition (OCR). OCR software allows you to scan in a printed document and then convert the scanned image into to an electronic text format such as a Word document, enabling you to manipulate the text. In order to perform this conversion the software must analyze each group of pixels (0’s and 1’s) that form a letter and produce a value that corresponds to that letter. Some of the OCR software on the market use a neural network as the classification engine.


The demonstration of a neural network used within an optical character recognition (OCR) application. The original document is scanned into the computer and saved as an image. The OCR software breaks the image into sub-images, each containing a single character. The sub-images are then translated from an image format into a binary format, where each 0 and 1 represents an individual pixel of the sub-image. The binary data is then fed into a neural network that has been trained to make the association between the character image data and a numeric value that corresponds to the character.


Neural networks have been successfully applied to broad spectrum of data-intensive applications, such as:

Process Modeling and Control – Creating a neural network model for a physical plant then using that model to determine the best control settings for the plant.

Machine Diagnostics – Detect when a machine has failed so that the system can automatically shut down the machine when this occurs.

Portfolio Management – Allocate the assets in a portfolio in a way that maximizes return and minimizes risk.

Target Recognition – Military application which uses video and/or infrared image data to determine if an enemy target is present.

Medical Diagnosis – Assisting doctors with their diagnosis by analyzing the reported symptoms and/or image data such as MRIs or X-rays.

Credit Rating – Automatically assigning a company’s or individuals credit rating based on their financial condition.

Targeted Marketing – Finding the set of demographics which have the highest response rate for a particular marketing campaign.

Voice Recognition – Transcribing spoken words into ASCII text.

Financial Forecasting – Using the historical data of a security to predict the future movement of that security.

Quality Control – Attaching a camera or sensor to the end of a production process to automatically inspect for defects.

Intelligent Searching – An internet search engine that provides the most relevant content and banner ads based on the users’ past behavior.

Fraud Detection – Detect fraudulent credit card transactions and automatically decline the charge.







Clustering is the process of breaking down a large population that has a high degree of variation and noise into smaller groups with lower variation. It is a popular data mining activity. In a poll conducted by Kdnuggets, clustering was voted as the 3rd most frequently used data mining technique in 2011. Only decision trees and regression got more votes.

Cluster analysis is an important part of an analyst’s arsenal. One needs to master this technique as it is going to be used often in business situations. Some common applications of clustering are –

  1. Clustering customer behavior data for segmentation
  2. Clustering transaction data for fraud analysis in financial services
  3. Clustering call data to identify unusual patterns
  4. Clustering call-centre data to identify outlier performers (high and low)

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Cluster analysis or clustering is the task of grouping a set of objects in such a way that objects in the same group (called a cluster) are more similar (in some sense or another) to each other than to those in other groups (clusters).

Cluster analysis itself is not one specific algorithm, but the general task to be solved. It can be achieved by various algorithms that differ significantly in their notion of what constitutes a cluster and how to efficiently find them. Popular notions of clusters include groups with small distances among the cluster members, dense areas of the data space, intervals or particular statistical distributions. Clustering can therefore be formulated as a multi-objective optimization problem. The appropriate clustering algorithm and parameter settings (including values such as the distance function to use, a density threshold or the number of expected clusters) depend on the individual data set and intended use of the results. Cluster analysis as such is not an automatic task, but an iterative process of knowledge discovery or interactive multi-objective optimization that involves trial and failure. It is often necessary to modify data preprocessing and model parameters until the result achieves the desired properties.

Connectivity models: for example, hierarchical clustering builds models based on distance connectivity.

Centroid models: for example, the k-means algorithm represents each cluster by a single mean vector.

Distribution models: clusters are modeled using statistical distributions, such as multivariate normal distributions used by the Expectation-maximization algorithm.

Density models: for example, DBSCAN and OPTICS defines clusters as connected dense regions in the data space.

Subspace models: in Biclustering (also known as Co-clustering or two-mode-clustering), clusters are modeled with both cluster members and relevant attributes.

Group models: some algorithms do not provide a refined model for their results and just provide the grouping information.

Graph-based models: a clique, that is, a subset of nodes in a graph such that every two nodes in the subset are connected by an edge can be considered as a prototypical form of cluster. Relaxations of the complete connectivity requirement (a fraction of the edges can be missing) are known as quasi-cliques, as in the HCS clustering algorithm

There are also finer distinctions possible, for example:

strict partitioning clustering: here each object belongs to exactly one cluster

strict partitioning clustering with outliers: objects can also belong to no cluster, and are considered outliers.

overlapping clustering (also: alternative clustering, multi-view clustering): while usually a hard clustering, objects may belong to more than one cluster.

hierarchical clustering: objects that belong to a child cluster also belong to the parent cluster

subspace clustering: while an overlapping clustering, within a uniquely defined subspace, clusters are not expected to overlap.

There are also finer distinctions possible, for example:

strict partitioning clustering: here each object belongs to exactly one cluster

strict partitioning clustering with outliers: objects can also belong to no cluster, and are considered outliers.

overlapping clustering (also: alternative clustering, multi-view clustering): while usually a hard clustering, objects may belong to more than one cluster.

hierarchical clustering: objects that belong to a child cluster also belong to the parent cluster

subspace clustering: while an overlapping clustering, within a uniquely defined subspace, clusters are not expected to overlap.

k-means clustering

In centroid-based clustering, clusters are represented by a central vector, which may not necessarily be a member of the data set. When the number of clusters is fixed to k, k-means clustering gives a formal definition as an optimization problem: find the k cluster centers and assign the objects to the nearest cluster center, such that the squared distances from the cluster are minimized.

Most k-means-type algorithms require the number of clusters – k – to be specified in advance, which is considered to be one of the biggest drawbacks of these algorithms. Furthermore, the algorithms prefer clusters of approximately similar size, as they will always assign an object to the nearest centroid. This often leads to incorrectly cut borders in between of clusters (which is not surprising, as the algorithm optimized cluster centers, not cluster borders).

K-means has a number of interesting theoretical properties. First, it partitions the data space into a structure known as a Voronoi diagram. Second, it is conceptually close to nearest neighbor classification, and as such is popular in machine learning. Third, it can be seen as a variation of model based classification, and Lloyd’s algorithm as a variation of the Expectation-maximization algorithm for this model discussed below.


Business Analytics ,An important tool today


Business Analytics ,An important tool today


In the world  today, the worldwide political and physical hindrances are caving in opening a worldwide business sector for all business., making an intense rivalry to offer their items, snatch more benefit and draw in more clients.Business Intelligence is the most utilized weapon by all associations for social event data and basic leadership and the regular workers is compelled to conceptualize on their next stride. This is the circumstance where Business Analytics assume a critical part .

Business Analytics is an issue solver as well as, the association can recover the past examination and the day information base , which offers the association to think a stage ahead in drawing nearer business.Business Analytics in the present situation can be considered as a response to a few inquiries including the knowledge of the client, effect of item in the client, fakeness, cost and administration of the item that makes the clients and purchase the item once more.It additionally helps the association to settle on better choices by anticipating great benefits .

A Business Analyst goes about as a scaffold between business thoughts and business capacities; making and perusing important changes and advancements to business forms. Commonly determined by leading ‘execution ability evaluations’, or ‘possibility concentrates on’, the Business Analyst frequently assesses business execution. Such surveys assess abilities running from  those noticeable to the client through to those inserted somewhere down in the assembling procedure.

Generally, in our innovation driven business world, an expansive extent of the progressions and enhancements identify with programming frameworks – thus groups in the association in charge of making, keeping up and conveying IT frameworks, are an essential core interest. Expectedly, this has ended up being a troublesome relationship, with testing correspondence issues or mis-understandings that frequently prompt squandered exertion or scrapped ventures.


business examination lessens the general expenses for the undertaking. This idea is regularly nonsensical for administrators new to business investigation. At first become flushed, including a business examiner and creating extra venture documentation has all the earmarks of being an extra cost. In the event that you are overseeing without a business investigator today and you present one, the expense may seem to increment,in the event that you center the group on the right prerequisites, then there ought to be lessened measure of unnecessarychange. There will dependably be some change, as usage energizes learning. However, numerous ventures are tormented by change since prerequisites are not surely knew. Furthermore, this sort of progress is waste.Stakeholder time is important, yet without somebody in the business investigator part, partners may invest overabundance energy in ineffective talks. An expert can drive a legitimate and proficient basic leadership forms, track open issues, and record discourses, diminishing the measure of time spent reiterating past examinations and going down .When the business investigator is authorized to locate any number of answers for an issue, particularly arrangements that may not include data innovation, the business examiner really may lessen costs by discovering more savvy arrangements.

Business examination is a critical part of any business and organization. This is on account of progress is the main steady thing that should be always managed. Change happens in both your objective business sector and in the business you have a place with and for your business to survive and succeed regardless of the progressions, appropriate business investigation must be led at the ideal time. In such an extremely merciless business environment, business investigation is critical keeping in mind the end goal to look after intensity. This includes taking data accumulated from various sources and investigating the data so that an estimate without bounds patterns can be made. This will help in detailing approaches to enhance business procedures, business operations and settling on brilliant business choices to advance the organization’s primary concern. It is essential to comprehend your key promoting territories to help the business increment income and cut overabundance waste.

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Benefits of Business Intelligence

Benefits of Business Intelligence


The most substantial advantage of BI is the time and exertion spared with physically delivering the standard reports for the association. It is once in a while the biggest advantage however. Be that as it may, in light of the fact that it is so substantial it is regularly part of the condition when a choice must be made about actualizing BI, and in the event that things being what they are these investment funds alone can legitimize the BI framework, then it is the most straightforward approach to legitimize it. BI frameworks lessen work costs for creating reports for computerizing information accumulation and aggregation,automating report era ,giving report plan devices that make programming of new reports much straightforward and lessening preparing required for creating and looking after reports. The BI framework permits end-clients to concentrate reports when they require them as opposed to relying upon individuals in the IT or monetary division to set them up. The BI framework will even permit approved clients to outline new reports, Most associations use broad measures of assets assembling heaps of standard reports that are designated all through the organization. To ensure everybody has each data they require, a wide range of reports are sent to workers – typically on an extremely point by point level. Thus representatives feel overpowered by the measures of data that don’t give an unmistakable photo of the general circumstance. Furthermore, in addition, since so much exertion is required to collect the reports they more often than not touch base at the representatives’ desktop days or weeks after they were generally significant. At the point when workers attempt to discover head and tail of the information they even regularly find that the numbers are not tantamount between various reports and wind up breaking down the distinctions as opposed to translating the genuine numbers. Also, since trust in information is lost, no one sets out to settle on a choice in light of the numbers.

In any case, more awful yet: Many workers don’t have the preparation and information to decipher the numbers with a specific end goal to distinguish dangers and open doors. BI frameworks make data significant by giving data through bound together perspectives of information where KPIs are amassed and figured utilizing a focal store of definitions – an information model – to avert clashing definitions and unique report information Choices should be made each day and, as we as a whole know, choices have differing quality. Great choices can give gigantic advantages. Terrible choices give no advantages – they may even bring about you misfortunes. BI frameworks settle on better choices by giving leaders rich, correct and up and coming data and giving clients a chance to jump into information for further examination. In this connection the term chief should be found in an expansive point of view; it is not just administration that decides. Indeed, the choices that influence an association the most are those made by individuals everywhere throughout the association, from the sales representative who chooses to give a client a markdown to the acquisition partner who chooses to purchase certain items for stock.

A choice can be made the minute you have all the pertinent data at your hands. At the end of the day, the speedier the applicable data gets into your hands the quicker you can settle on a choice. Quick choices are vital for two reasonsIt makes the association more receptive to dangers and open doors .It abbreviates the time amongst thought and activity. A great many people will misplace their thought process in the event that they have to sit tight quite a while for additional data about the issue they are managing. BI frameworks empower quick choices by consolidating various information sources in like manner reports, along these lines sparing the client from physically joining information in spreadsheets and so forth. giving explanatory and impromptu reporting abilities that permit clients to rapidly recover new or diverse mixes of information as required as opposed to requesting new reports in the IT or money related offices. It offers with decreased framework reaction times by utilizing pre-amassed information or different strategies for quick information conglomeration

The best associations are those that succeed to make each individual in the association work towards a goa Conventional reporting frameworks mean to give clients information as per an altered and predefined structure. This unbending methodology gives the association answers to precisely the inquiries it can determine ahead of time. Also, no more. Cutting edge business knowledge frameworks then again give specially appointed inquiry capacities that permit clients to jab arbitrarily around in information to get answers to any scrutinize that strikes a chord. This permits clients to fortify there comprehension of the hidden examples of the business and along these lines to increase new bits of knowledge into the elements that lead to achievement or disappointment.

The advantages of actualizing business knowledge are various and strong. Regardless of the fact that the greater part of the advantages must be sorted as soft benefits it is obvious that couple of different frameworks offer the one of a kind vital advantages that business insight does.
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Data Mining and the IoT

A standout amongst the most vital elements for the achievement of the IoT is the capacity of frameworks, administrations and applications to perform information mining. Why would that be? All things considered, I feel that one of the key parts of IoT is to drive savvy connections with clients (like robotization and choice backing). To do as such, frameworks need to gather data about clients and their connection (utilizing sensors and web assets), make proper information investigation, channel information and present clients the result or settle on savvy choices.

Before examining about Data Mining and the IoT, we should make initial a short presentation on Data Mining. Information Mining is the way toward distinguishing designs in (typically) substantial information sets. To give you an illustration, think about having as an action tracker that you bear on throughout the day. Taking a gander at the information the tracker gathers, you see more action amid a few nighttimes and on weekend mornings (since you go running amid that time). You recognize this example by connecting the action esteem score with time, contrasting every quality on the information and others. So really you bunch action qualities to various levels (medium, high, and so forth.) and afterward you enlist the time the gathered action values occur. This procedure is called information bunching. While you can undoubtedly make sense of such examples yourself, imaging having hundreds or a great many information sections and movement values and timestamps, as well as span, climate conditions, calories devoured, and so forth. To manage such issues, software engineering has connected measurable techniques and assembled devices that permit you to perform Data Mining and concentrate helpful data out of the information sets. Probably the most vital uses of Data Mining are information irregularity location, information bunching, information characterization, highlight determination, and time arrangement expectation.


IoT and data anomaly detection

Irregularity recognition can be an incredible element for IoT applications. We should take again the movement tracker illustration. This time expect that you have set a month to month or week after week objective like loosing some weight or achieving an action or calorie blazing level. Notwithstanding checking your movement, the framework is additionally ready to decide your day by day calorie utilization. We should expect again that you go running each Tuesday and Thursday evening and also weekend mornings. One Tuesday you disregard to go running and your day by day action falls low, while your calorie utilization continues as before. This is a peculiarity for the framework. On the off chance that you’re following application was highlighting information mining procedures, it is ready to remind you the next day to end up more dynamic and not to disregard your running on Thursday (or more awful, it could tell your companions that you get to be languid: fascinating application for interpersonal organizations + movement following administrations!).

Once more, this is a straightforward case. In any case, consider that you track your folks exercises (like how regularly they go out, when they enter, the amount of time they spent in a room, and so forth.) through movement sensors, and their home surroundings conditions. In the event that one day they go out for shopping and for reasons unknown they are late, or on the off chance that somebody invests a lot of energy in the washroom, an inconsistency location framework could caution you consequently.

IoT and information bunching

As said in the given case with the action tracker, information bunching alludes to gathering of information taking into account particular elements and their qualities. It is the most widely recognized procedure of unsupervised machine learning. It is called so in light of the fact that in different procedures like information grouping, you have to “prepare” the framework first with information (think about the underlying voice acknowledgment frameworks where you needed to prepare the framework getting out particular words). Information grouping can be connected however on another information set without truly knowing much about it ahead of time (e.g., what sort of information, and so on.). The quantity of groups is normally given as an info (e.g., the quantity of movement levels the movement information ought to be separated into), yet there are likewise calculations that can consequently sort information in the most ideal way. Information grouping possibly not be utilized straightforwardly as a part of IoT applications, but rather by and large it can be a middle of the road venture for distinguishing designs from the gathered information.

Business Intelligence in Supply Chain:-

“Business insight is the utilization of figuring advances for the recognizable proof, revelation, and investigation of business information, for example, deals income, items, expenses, and earnings,” notes Techopedia.

Notwithstanding its definition, numerous organizations today are grasping business insight devices. What’s more, BI has turned into an absolute necessity have for the transportation and production network part. Business insight/examination is the most elevated positioned usefulness asked for by clients, as per a late ARC review of driving transportation administration arrangement (TMS) sellers.

A few components are driving the interest for BI inside the transportation and logistics space. “Organizations need more granular perceivability to their transportation spend so they can oversee and control it all the more successfully,” says transportation investigator Adrian Gonzalez. “They need to recognize negative patterns in expenses and execution—and distinguish main drivers—as right on time as could reasonably be expected to make remedial move. What’s more, they have to direct ‘imagine a scenario where’ examinations to assess the administration and cost exchange offs of various transportation systems and strategies.

Organizations are most pulled in to production network BI devices for their desired capacity to bode well out of the apparently perpetual exhibit of information that has ended up accessible through the proceeding with appropriation of logistics innovations, for example, TMS, stockroom administration arrangements (WMS), and inventory network execution frameworks. While access to information is critical, having the capacity to discover, comprehend, and utilize that information to settle on key choices that enhance store network adequacy is pivotal.



Transforming Data into Information:

Business insight permits organizations to transform information into data—that ability is the place we adhere to a meaningful boundary between standard reporting and BI. Generally, reporting has been about simply separating information—getting it out of a framework and into a spreadsheet or a database, where an organization would then attempt to cut up it, and transform it into valuable data. Today’s BI instruments are removing that additional work from the condition, presenting information in straightforward and review enlightening arrangements, introduced in a more visual manner. BI instruments for inventory network clients normally fall into three classifications:


Business knowledge reports are significantly more itemized and element than previously. BI reports show every one of the information about transportation suppliers as usable data, in a scorecard design Factors, for example, on-time conveyance, delicate acknowledgment rate, and meeting limit responsibilities are doled out measurements and weighted midpoints to help clients decide how well bearers are performing in general. The fact of the matter is to utilize that data as an establishment for gainful exchanges with production network accomplices.

Constant dashboards:

Chiefs and administrators who need a fast, day by day review of what is occurring in their transportation or production network system use dashboards, which give data in close continuous to help clients get—and fathom—issues as they happen.

Dashboards make it less demanding for clients to distinguish patterns and exemptions, and to examine particular segments of their transportation operations more intuitively.LeanLogistics offers two standard BI dashboards for its TMS clients (organizations can likewise make their own): dispatch support and store network screen.

The dispatch console demonstrates abnormal state data that gives a look at business action, for example, what number burdens am I pushing through today? What number of have been doled out to transporters? What number of have arrangements? The store network screen is a special case based device that gives perceivability to warnings, for example, stacks that should be gotten tomorrow however haven’t been alloted yet.

Dashboards additionally give organizations the upside of brisk response time. Since dashboards are redesigned as business is happening, clients don’t need to sit tight for somebody to order and send reports. Along these lines, they can respond quicker to changes in the business sector. In the event that, for instance, limit prerequisites are not being met on a specific path, a dashboard makes it simple for clients to spot delicate rejects happening inside that path, register with the issue, and potentially rebid the path.



Looking at information on elements, for example, cargo rates and on-time conveyance rates against associates permits organizations to get a more finish photo of their execution in the commercial center.

Take cargo rates, for instance. Rates have flexed here and there alongside the economy as of late, so capturing a four-percent decrease in rates may appear like a decent arrangement, until you contrast it with others in the business.

On the off chance that benchmarking distinguishes that rates general are down eight to 16 percent, then that four-percent lessening is no more a decent arrangement. Numerous organizations are additionally utilizing BI devices to highlight designs found in recorded information that may yield hints to future dangers and open doors in their production network or transportation systems. This prescient examination capacity utilizes constant information driven bits of knowledge to speed basic leadership and make an agile and responsive store network.