By Patricia L. Ferdinandi

This article explains facts warehousing expertise for enterprise managers. It offers the knowledge helpful for managers to figure out no matter if their corporation wishes a knowledge warehouse and gives unique suggestions in dealing with the improvement and implementation of 1.

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A tactical use for a data warehouse is the corporate strategy of using just-in-time inventory. This strategy involves logistically purchasing and moving inventory in the most cost-efficient manner. The data warehouse can contain data that is related to current and historical purchasing patterns along with demographics, storage facilities, costs, and travel routes. This would be an example of a tactical use for a data warehouse that impacts the corporation's bottom line on a daily basis. Knowledge management13 is becoming increasingly important as employee turnover increases.

For the purposes of this section, transportation consists of airlines, car rentals, and package delivery companies. Logistics are at the core of the transportation industry's business and require careful planning with information that can be contained in a data warehouse. Some analyses could include: For airlines: What adjustments in equipment and staff would be required to handle a predicted shift in travel trends? What combination of equipment, location, flight pattern, price, and time slot would fill the airplanes?

This book provides a jump start in interpreting data warehousing and other related information technologies. The goal of this book is to interpret data warehouse technology for business managers. This book is written using nontechnical terms to provide accessible information for the business manager to determine whether or not the corporation needs a data warehouse. If the corporation currently has a data warehouse, the business manager can identify how to use or improve on the existing facility.

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