Archive for supply chain management

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2019)

[This page is intentionally left blank.] … because my mind is blank this morning. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Amazon makes clear it’s now competing with FedEx and UPS in its annual filing (CNBC) Amazon patents a plan to have packages ride public buses for customer pickup […]

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CPG Brands: The Growing Importance of Agile Customization

There is a lot of discussion in the marketplace about disruption, transformation and the rapid pace of change in supply chain management, but if you’re in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) or contract packaging and manufacturing industries, you know this all too well. Simply put, yesterday’s rules for success are no longer valid in today’s […]

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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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