Archive for supply chain management

Blockchain Will Solve, Save, Cure Everything

Remember the old-time medicine shows, when showmen and storytellers posed as doctors and peddled miracle elixirs for all sorts of ailments? If they existed today, these showmen would be peddling blockchain, the miracle cure and solution to just about everything. Check out these headlines: 7 Ways The Blockchain Can Save The Environment and Stop Climate […]

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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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Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain: Solve the Data Problem First

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was certainly one of the most talked about technologies in the industry last year and there’s no doubt that it will continue to have an impact on supply chain and logistics processes in the months and years ahead. Where are we today with AI technology and its use in the industry? What […]

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Alignment, Synchronization, Communication: Building Successful Relationships in Supply Chain Management

When we talk about supply chain and logistics, we often focus on new and emerging business processes and technology — and those are certainly important and critical things for success — but at the end of the day, anyone who has been in this industry for a while recognizes that supply chain management is a […]

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Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

How many slaves are in your supply chain? I asked that question almost three years ago following the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 workers and injured thousands of others. Based on recent reports, it appears that, three years later, the answer to that question remains the same: We […]

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