Archive for Supply Chain & Logistics Trends

Amazon Acquiring Whole Foods: A Wakeup Call for the Grocery Industry?

There’s certainly been a lot of buzz and discussions since Amazon announced its planed acquisition of Whole Foods. What impact is this going to have on the grocery industry? Is Amazon going to shape and transform the way we shop for groceries and have them delivered? What should other grocers do in response? “I think […]

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Before You Hire a Logistics Data Scientist

The digital transformation of supply chains — it’s a phrase you hear a lot these days, but what is different today compared to the late 1990s and early 2000s when the internet, Web, and dotcoms triggered their own business transformations? In other words, haven’t supply chains been digital for a while already? “If you look […]

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5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. To the contrary, it’s often about rethinking how we view our operations, leverage all our stakeholders, and in the end, deliver the best experience to the customer. Trend #1: Customers Buying Experience […]

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Editor’s Pick: 3 Things You Need to Know About Cross-Border E-commerce

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. In this post, Marie Delphine Achille from Quintiq shares three insights about cross-border e-commerce. Did you know that the value of […]

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Unlearning Supply Chain Management

The near-infinite processing power Cloud computing provides (along with other technological innovations) will cause everyone in the supply chain and logistics field to unlearn the way we’ve always done things, everything from the way we design software applications to how we design and manage supply chain processes. Simply put, what was once impossible or impractical […]

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Where Does Supply Chain Design End and Planning Begin? (Takeaways from LLamasoft’s SummerCon 2017 Conference)

When it comes to supply chain design, we’re at another inflection point in the industry. The first one arrived a few years ago when a growing number of companies started treating supply chain design as a continuous business process instead of a standalone project or a once-a-year exercise. As I wrote two years ago in […]

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