Recap: Utilizing Big Data to Improve the Performance of the Supply Chain Performance

The transport department has always valued performance, and for the longest time, it has been considered the key performance indicator in this department. In the previous years, performance was always measured depending on the carrier’s effectiveness. Therefore, there was a system put in place to review a carrier’s scorecard. But with the current change in technology, everything is quickly changing. Unlike the previous years, manufacturers today can easily access more data.


This advancement in technology should change the companies’ perspective on performance. However, their mindsets are stuck in the in the traditional way of narrowly defining a carrier performance. The best way to evaluate KPI is to focus on metrics across functions and also the trading partners. The carrier is not the sole determinant of the performance of any company. Focusing on big data that is complete and accurate can help a company improve performance and also to evaluate themselves. A company can also integrate the use of software that is used to boost a business’s performance. One of such software is Edisoft which has been in the market for a while and is developed by the Edisoft Software Company.


About Edisoft

Edisoft is a well-known software solution provider ( The company’s software can be used in warehousing, shipping, and EDI. The software is used in storage to drive the performance with ERP Integrated Automation Solutions.


In the shipping area, the software uses ERP Integrated Shipping Automation Solutions which help in better supply chain performance. The EDI also uses an EDI Solution. The software’s integrated system enables warehouses and carriers to have better coordination and more data.


Edisoft is not new in the market but has been in existence for a while (FAQ). It was founded in 1995 and has its headquarters in Toronto, Canada. It also serves both local and international clients. The software enables warehouses to exploit their full potential. Anyone can integrate this system. We are at a better time where technology has simplified things. Companies don’t have to be stuck in the traditional way of doing business.


Business Leader, CEO

Glen Wakeman has held many important positions in his lifetime. He has worked important positions at big companies, dove in the sea of entrepreneurship, and has mentored others to follow their dreams of starting their own businesses. He works tirelessly to improve other’s lives. Here is how he got his start in life.

Glen Wakeman attended the University of Scranton and received his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance in 1981. From there he continued his education and received a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago. After he got his MBA 1993 he started a successful career at GE Capital. Glen Wakeman worked there for over 21 years in business development, general management, living and working in the United States and internationally, and operations management. He even becomes the CEO of GE Money Latin America. From the complete start, he built a 9 country operation. He created multiple new products, signed dozens of new partnerships, and built a network of over a 1000 offices ( He exceeded 12 billion in profits, and much more. Glen Wakeman was the founder and CEO of Nova Four, a business accelerator to help companies build their businesses.

Glen Wakeman latest role is of Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC. It was launched in 2015 and is a SAAS corporation that includes a fully automated software services for budding entrepreneurs. This software puts their ideas into a workable plan that can accelerate their growth tremendously.

This thriving businessman also uses a proven methodology to help businesses flourish. These 5 key dimension of performance are risk management, governance, execution, leadership, and human capital. With this in mind, Glen Wakeman helps businesses become better and more successful ( He is also an investor and writer. He regularly blogs about such topics as emerging markets, strategy, fiscal matters, management and administration, and much more. As a philanthropist, he currently counsels organizations like Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded


Entrepreneur, OSI Group

From its humble beginnings over a hundred years ago, OSI Group has definitely grown to become a global power house of sorts. A leader in the food processing supplying business, the company first started out as a small meat shop in Chicago. Founded by an immigrant, Otto Kolschowsky, he initially named it Otto&Sons. The company operated in this way for nearly four decades when in 1955 it got a breakthrough offer from an another small company known as McDonald’s, as one of their main beef suppliers. Yes, that would be the McDonalds we know of today that dominates the fast food business.

What happened to Otto & Sons meat shop after getting that contract is easy to guess. Things went along that way for a few more decades when one of the bankers the company was dealing with named Sheldon Lavin joined the company. At first, he worked in more of an advisory capacity with the family who was running the company. However, not long after he became a managing partner. And then eventually bought the company outright. Once Sheldon came aboard he began an aggressive expansion overseas by snapping up similar companies in places like England, Brazil, Germany, Spain, and India.

One of the most recent acquisitions is Flagship Europe. Flagship is one of the biggest food service companies in the UK. Some of the foods they supply include but not limited to are poultry items, Oliver James pies, Mayonnaise, sous vide equipment and assorted dressings and sauces. This acquisition not only gives OSI Group a big presence in the UK but in other parts of Europe as well. However, even with all this growth, Sheldon strongly believes the reason behind OSI’s success in international ventures is because the company is mindful of local tastes, customs, and culture. In other words, Even though OSI is a global company, they think local.

Apart from being a food distributor, OSI is also active when it comes to collaborating with technology companies to come up with equipment to help with food hygiene. One example would be machines that can detect foreign objects in food.

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Greg Secker was born in 1975 in Norfolk, England and is currently based in London, England. Greg is a man of various talents. He is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, international speaker, and master trader. Despite all these great roles, he considers his role as a father the greatest. Greg holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural and food sciences from the University of Nottingham.


Greg began his professional life at Thomas Cook Financial Services where he served as a trading technologist. His main role at the company was to develop foreign exchange trading systems. In 1998, Greg received the coveted British Telecom Award for distinguished innovations in e-commerce. He had created an online forex trading platform known as the Virtual Trading Desk.


Secker was hired to serve as the Vice President of Mellon Financial Corporation, a large Fortune 500 investment bank based in the United States. While working at this company, he traveled a lot to different international trading centers. He gained extensive knowledge from the financial traders. Greg launched a company, Learn to Trade, where people were educated on how to trade. In 13 years, the company has expanded to three continents and currently has offices in Australia, London, and South Africa. More than 200,000 people have been educated by the company through workshops and seminars.


In 2003, Greg resigned from the company to become a full-time forex trader. He started working from his living room. After some time, Greg started training people on how to trade and equipped them with great trading strategies. Greg noticed that most people struggled to start a successful trading career. There was limited trading education that was accessible at a low or no cost. Thus, people joining the trading sector with little education had high stakes. Greg wanted people to have an adequate trading education so that they can trade with ease and improve their lives.


Greg became a multimillionaire in his twenties. He owns other companies such as Capital Index and SmartCharts Software. In 2010, Greg Secker founded The Greg Secker Foundation to improve the quality of life around the globe. The foundation collaborates with youth programs to improve leadership, life skills, and education in various communities.

Business Leader

December 2017 will mark the end of an era for one Lori Senecal as the global Chief Executive Officer of CP+B. Since she took over the leadership of the company in March 2015, Ms. Lori injected new energy into the company with much passion and intellect that moved CP+B from strength to strength. Her flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit proved vital for the company’s achievements. Advertising Age reports that one of the outstanding results of the company was CP+B’s landing of American Airlines in October 2015. It came as a lucrative move having shrugged away TM Advertising (a partner of American Airlines) from the financial prospects that they were set to gain from the partnership.

Structuring the Leadership Space at CP + B

Even as she is set to retire later in the year, she leaves behind a void that the company seems to be undergoing struggles to fill. Together with Chuck Porter, she has developed a leadership structure that would ensure that there would be a smooth transition when she leaves office. The leadership structure plans seek to have each of the 10 CP+ B positions be led by a shrewd entrepreneur who will execute the company’s plans in the regional offices. As a professional in the management, Lori Senecal holds the belief that sharing resources among the regional leaders would ensure that the offices run smoothly. Additionally, she opines that the leaders can counter their various challenges effectively with the power of innovation.

Previous Engagements

Before joining the company, she was the chief innovation officer of the McCann Workgroup where she also doubled up as the Global Director of content integration. According to Ad Week, she also received a lot of accolades for her prominent role at the company as she was also named the global CEO of the agency in financial year 2014/2015. Having helped in achieving a 21% economic growth for the company in the last fiscal year, she has brought astute management expertise in the previous companies that she has handled. In her previous executive positions, Ms. Lori has infused zeal, energy and fresh energy in the agency which will go a long way in pushing the company to ‘higher heights.’ Watch her recent speech at the 3% Conference on YouTube

Wine Selling, Young Entrepreneurs

Julia JacksonIrresistible charm, stunning beauty, unique sense of style, and remarkable business acumen are some of the qualities that best describes Julia Jackson, the daughter of one of the most popular wine-makers, Jess Jackson. Even top celebrities and the royal family cannot resist her warmth. While attending some of the greatest events such as the pre-Oscar dinner, Hollywood’s 2015 Tony Award, the 2016 Food and Wine Best New Chefs and the Royal Ascot, Julia has been seen in the company of celebrities including Taylor Kinney, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jared Leto, Jaime King and Lou Fabrizio.

Once a Winemaker

Even before she was born, Julia’s family was in the wine business. It was only natural then that she would master the art of picking grapes and sorting them while she was still young. She went on to join Scripps College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree and earned a Stanford master’s degree in business. However, she went back to the wine business where she is now Cambria Estate’s spokesperson and represents Jackson Family Wines in various events including the pre-Oscar dinner where she gave the attendees a bottle one of her family’s wine brands—Sauvignon Blanc.Julia Jackson

Encouraging Authenticity, Rewarding Success

The wine-making world is a male-dominated industry. However, Cambria Winery which is owned by Jackson Family has women at most of the positions that matter. While Julia’s mother, Barbara Banke, runs it as the owner, she and her sister Katherine are vintners. Another woman, Denise Shurtleff, has been with the winery as a winemaker for almost two decades.In the spirit of encouraging women leadership, Julia founded Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, a non-profit program. Through it, she seeks to honor women who have overcome adversities in their lives and are an inspiration to others, especially little girls and young women. Every year, the program gives $100,000 to non-profit organizations that encourage the spirit of equality in the community.


At a young age, Julia Jackson is a household name in the wine-making industry. However, she is not all about wine-making. Her warm personality, selfless generosity, and flawless beauty as well as rare sense of style and fashion make her a darling of many people including celebrities.

Success of a Business, Technology

With its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technology is clearly a leader in its niche market as it has been able to serve over 2,600 law enforcement, public safety, correction agencies as well as over a million inmates all over North America. This company uses all its intellect and resources to serve by providing great incident management, investigations, communication, emergency response as well as monitoring products in a manner that ensures safety in this world that we live in. It is clear that this companies commitment to the betterment of the society is second to none, especially when it comes to law enforcement and prison agencies.Things got even better with Securus Technologies acquiring Jpay which is another giant in the provision of innovative services to correction agencies and law enforcement in general.

This was only possible because of the calculated and visionary leadership skills provided by the CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith. It is worth noting that Jpay, which is based in Miramar, Florida has a reputation for being a market leader in its role of providing inmate tablet products, providing inmate payments, emails and in the process, being able to serve a host of inmates and departments of corrections. It is worth noting that this technology is life changing as it is able to combat crime, reduce recidivism as well as reduce waste.The marriage of these two great innovative companies carries great news to the law enforcement as well as the correction facilities who are bound to benefit immensely. It is particularly notable how this technology will impact the lives of inmates, ensuring smooth self-service that reduces interactions with prisons guards, thus in the process enhancing the safety of everyone. This technology also ensures that communications in the prisons are much safer, with inmate families enjoying quality time with their loved ones at a safe distance.

The great leadership skills of Rick Smith did not just come from a vacuum, he had to undergo some quality training from an early age in preparation. Most notable is the Bachelor’s degree that Rick Smith was able to receive from the one and only State University of New York at Buffalo, which was in Electrical Engineering. Rick Smith did not stop at that but also joined the University of Rochester’s Simon School where he received an MBA. As if all that education was not enough, Rich Smith proceeded to the State University of New York at Brockport where he acquired the prestigious Masters in Mathematics. This is without a doubt a rich education background, one that is instrumental to the great leadership skills witnessed at Securus Technologies. Young people all over the world could clearly draw something from this highly determined and skilled man.


     The media industry in Mexico has seen an incredible incline, owing to the numerous amount of players in the market. The Mexican television audience is incredibly diverse, which is why newer networks are constantly emerging to meet the significant demand of the public living in the country. A lot of private companies have also begun to invest in the media industry in Mexico, owing to the huge market, and also the profits that corporations rake in. Most of the shows produced in Mexico are not just limited to the country but are also aired in other South American countries, thereby increasing their audience drastically. Grupo Televisa is one such media company that has been one of the big players in the industry. The network has been operating for many years and has consistently seen a growth in their audience and profits.

Alfonso de Angoitia is one of the main people behind Televisa and is also one of the main reasons why the company has been doing so well in the sector. He is a highly well-known personality in the media sector and is known for his skill and knowledge regarding the business. He has also helped his company expand to international markets, because of which the network puts out channels in the united states so that the audiences there can have better access to the shows that Grupo Televisa. Alfonso de Angoitia has also contributed to the company owing to the incredible business mindset that he has. Being the current Executive Vice President, he knows all the finer intricacies of the work that he has to carry out. Before working for Grupo Televisa, he worked in the field of law. He was based in New York City and was the head of his law firm there.


Help the Community

Beginning as early as 2000 Matthew Autterson has been a fixture in Denver’s philanthropic circles. The Denver Post reports on one such fundraiser for which Autterson secured the $50,000 title sponsor. The event, entitled “The Do at the Zoo” raised approximately $600,000 from 2,500 guests. The proceeds were earmarked for a new children’s carousel. Autterson’s efforts become even more impressive upon learning that the very first “Do” held 11 years before this one attracted only 325 guests. The event has grown in its reach and impact, and now over a decade later, Matthew Autterson is proud to continue giving back to the Denver community.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Autterson received his B.A. in Finance there prior to attending the Univerity of Denver’s Graduate Tax Program. Now, following a successful career in the corporate sector, Autterson has turned his efforts to the non-profit world. His work with Falci Adaptive Biosystems provides devices and care aimed at increasing the independence and quality of life of those that suffer from neuromotor disabilities. Autterson is dedicated to this mission of improving the lives of those that suffer from these disabilities through greater access and control of their environments. Now that he has shifted to the nonprofit sector Matthew can devote more of his time and energy to helping those that are truly in need.

As a member of the Board of Directors of Falci Adaptive Equipment, Autterson has also worked in increasing leisure and pleasure pursuits of those confined to wheelchairs. Through Falci’s Motor Sports program, people that are wheelchair bound are able to race modified race cars in order to enjoy one of life’s great pleasures. Car racing is a great candidate for adaptive devices due to the fact that the car is doing a lot of the work. Adaptive devices allow program participants the opportunity to drive race cars just as the professionals do.

These experiences are complete with racing gear, pit crews, and fast laps around the track. The reality of many people who are in wheelchairs is that they have highly developed upper body muscles and strength. Falci looks to utilize this strength and create devices that can be modified for control by hands and arms.

Matthew Autterson has been interested in helping his community since that Denver Zoo gala back in 2000. Now through his association with Falci Adaptive Equipment, he continues to help make the world a better place.


Air Conditioning

Goettle has come a long way in the past few years. They were once a company that nobody wanted anything to do with and that was difficult for the owner. He did not know where to turn and the AZ Central talks about the things that he had to do to make sure that the company was getting better and growing in the area that it was in. As one of the best Southwestern HVAC companies, it is hard to see that Goettl was once a company that was doing poorly. People were not impressed with Goettl but now it is hard for them to even get an appointment with the company because of how popular it is.

The owner is the one who is responsible for all of this change. He has done a lot in his time to make sure that he is helping people and that has led to him being able to make things better. He has always done a lot with the different things that are going on in the company and he knows there are different options available to him in the situations that there are in the company. It has been a huge change from the options that people had in the past.

While there are many new things that the company offers, they still rely on the HVAC services that they have always been connected to. They believe that making sure things are going to go well for people who are in different areas is one of the best ways to help other people and to make things easy for them to try new things. There have been many opportunities for Goettl to grow and they have always jumped on them so that they will be able to try new things in the areas that they are in.

As Goettl has grown, they have also taken on new clients. They serve residential, commercial and even some retail clients. This has given them a chance to grow and has also enabled them to make all of the right choices for their business. While Goettl is working on the different opportunities that they have, they are also growing their business to a new point where things are getting better and they are making far more money than what they were able to make in the past with the options that they had for success.