Archive for automation

Digitizing the Global Supply Chain: Three Ways to Create Value

The process of digitizing global supply chains continues to generate a lot of interest and discussion in the industry, perhaps because it’s really about embarking on a transformational journey. While the end destination offers some great potential benefits, there are some key questions for many companies, including: are we even ready to get started? What […]

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Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Late last year, a San Francisco politician launched a statewide campaign to raise money for a California ballot that would penalize private enterprise for embracing automation in the workplace. The website, called “Jobs of the Future Fund,” boldly states: “The idea is simple: if an employer replaces a human worker with a robot or algorithm, […]

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Is Software Making Us Dumb?

A couple of weeks ago, a man drove a tractor-trailer into a Milwaukee park and over two pedestrian bridges, where it ultimately got stuck (a towing company had to use a crane to lift the trailer onto a nearby road). The driver blamed his GPS device for the mishap, although his eyes and common sense […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 16-20, 2013)

With the holidays around the corner, this was a relatively quiet week for news. And I suspect many of you are already in vacation mode, so I’ll keep it brief today. A New Threat to UPS and FedEx (Wall Street Journal) Whirlpool Shifts Some Production to U.S. From Mexico (Wall Street Journal) Big three container […]

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Social Networking, TMS, and Mega Trends: My CSCMP Conference Agenda

Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference later this month in Denver? It’s is one of the best conferences in the supply chain and logistics industry to learn and network. The challenge, of course, is choosing which sessions to attend, spread out across twenty-six tracks. Let me help you. Below are the sessions that […]

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