Master data is business-critical data on individuals, locations and stuff. In the Supply Chain Management (SCM), participants usually include vendors, warehouse managers, producers, retailers, consumers, distributors, and others.
Fremont, CA: With the proliferation of devices and platforms, efficient data management has become inextricably linked to customer experience and business development. Performance, storage, security and distribution of key data assets such as asset data, product data, consumer data and location data play a key role in achieving business objectives. Therefore, strategizing data processing and aligning it with your business goal is more critical than ever before.
When it comes to the common types of data that companies deal with, it is often related to data sets such as reference data, transactional data, hierarchical data, and metadata. However, if we combine all the data that defines the items around which the business is being conducted, it is called 'master data.'
Master data is business-critical data on individuals, locations and stuff. In the Supply Chain Management (SCM), participants usually include vendors, warehouse managers, producers, retailers, consumers, distributors, and others. Locations are all places where assets are stored, including factories and warehouses, and products, raw materials, domains, vehicles and vessels, assets, etc.
Master data is used in the enterprise under generally accepted frameworks and is handled by corporate governance. It is not transactional in nature, does not change regularly and is not unique to any geographical area, supply chain operation, unit or device.
Mastering the Master Data
Understanding the value of master data solves just half the problem. How can one collect it? How can one classify and handle it? Most significantly, how does one handle its movement through their legacy system? That's where Master Data Management (MDM) comes in. MDM is a structured approach to data handling that has become a strategic advantage for businesses that exploit data-driven insights and analytics.
The value of master data management (MDM) has increased for organizations—making them re-evaluate their data strategy and future-proof goals for their development.