Archive for Supply Chain Technology Trends

Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Is the cloud in your future? According to this year’s survey by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, the top business drivers for adopting cloud and hybrid-cloud technology are: Business agility/flexibility – 49% Cost reduction/maximize IT investment – 43% Improved security – 37% System reliability/availability – 35% Ability to analyze/act on data – 34% Better customer […]

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Integrated Supply Chain Technology: What Does It Mean?

The need to take a holistic and integrated perspective of your supply chain has always been important, but it’s even more critical today as customer expectations around cost, quality, and service become more demanding. Part of the challenge to achieving a holistic and integrated view is the fragmented technology landscape that many companies find themselves […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born. He was a tiny little thing when he was born, smaller than the palm of your hand. I guess the kids envisioned him growing up big like his father Otis, but Cow ended up being the runt in the […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 29 – February 2, 2018)

What is your earliest memory? Mine is coloring with my mom. I am a toddler, maybe two years old, wearing a diaper and nothing else, sitting atop the small round kitchen table in our cramped 1970s apartment, my mom helping me sit up while I colored, crayon clutched in little hand, on a piece of […]

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Supply Chain Control Towers: Visibility, Collaboration, and Optimization

One of my predictions for 2018 is that Supply Chain Visibility Will Get Clearer, More Real-time, and More Predictive with Machine Learning and Enhanced Data this year. A big part of this trend is the continued evolution of Supply Chain Control Towers. Where is this technology today compared to the past? What factors are driving […]

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Takeaways from SMC3 Jump Start 2018 Conference

The 2018 supply chain conference season kicked off for me last week. I gave a keynote presentation on emerging technologies (drones, driverless trucks, 3D printing, blockchain, etc.) at the SMC3 Jump Start 2018 conference in Atlanta, GA. Unlike most industry conferences, which are crammed like sardines into the month of May, this one is always […]

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