An article in LNS Research (May 18, 2015) titled “What is Big Data Analytics in Manufacturing” ( describes the definition of Big Data Analytics in the industrial sector and its implication for Smart Manufacturing intelligence. Big Data Analytics provides the opportunity to combine common data models with business system data such as inventory and financial transactions in order to uncover insights through advanced analytics tools. The new Internet of Things (IOT) application workspace will enable governance and planning systems, support business structures and Smart connected operations in key factors such as production, quality, materials, and maintenance. Will organizations require advanced analytics as main skills to develop in all their employees? How will Big Data Analytics impact the responsiveness of the Supply Chains and the costs saving strategies of organizations?

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