Archive for Cloud/SaaS

Takeaways from Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2017 Conference

The recent WannaCry cyber attack exploited a problem that exists at most companies today: the use of outdated software systems. In WannaCry’s case, hackers exploited vulnerabilities in Windows XP — an operating system still in wide use today, even though it was originally released in 2001 and Microsoft stopped supporting it in 2014. A similar […]

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The WannaCry Cyberattack: Another Warning for Supply Chain Executives

One of the most popular posts I wrote last September became a reality over the weekend. By now, you’ve probably read the headlines, like this one from the Wall Street Journal: “Major Cyberattack Sweeps Globe, Hitting FedEx, U.K. Hospitals, Spanish Companies.” It echoes the title of my post from last September: “The Day a Cyber […]

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The Opportunities of Digitalization in Chemical Logistics

The typical distribution process in the chemical industry looks mostly like this: The chemical producer distributes goods from various locations to a large number of customers, using different forwarders depending on the company’s diverse transportation requirements. Shipments consist of general cargo, partial or full loads or – in the case of samples – small parcel […]

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IT in the Age of Supply Chain Complexity

“There is a certain limit to what you can optimize just within the four walls of your company,” said Artur Zgoda, Director of Supply Chain IT Solutions at AXIT- A Siemens Company, in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. “The next big opportunity for benefits is to go beyond your four walls and integrate and […]

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Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

When you consider the increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain, collaboration continues to play an important role. The challenge is to manage a very large network of different and globally-dispersed suppliers, forwarders and other logistics providers. Due to the large number of trading partners and systems, the potential for collaboration is great, but there […]

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The Dawning of a New Age for IT in Logistics: 8 Theses on Modern Supply Chain Management IT

The role of IT has changed rapidly in recent years, from being simply a tool to process data and information to becoming a key enabler of process innovations. In the logistics realm, IT is playing a critical role in helping companies to address a wide variety of challenges, like the growing complexity of processes, fast-changing […]

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