Archive for supply chain visibility

Supply Chain Visibility: Past, Present, and Future

Achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility has been the Holy Grail for industry executives — always desired, but seldom achieved. This has been an ongoing challenge, in part, because supply chain networks, technologies, and processes are always changing, making supply chain visibility a moving target. The question then becomes, where are we today with supply chain […]

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Supply Chain Visibility: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

Cindi Hane, Vice President Product Management at Elemica, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How does supply chain visibility fit relative to other trends and topics that are generating a lot of interest today, such “The Digital Supply Chain” and Industrie 4.0? What have been some of the lessons […]

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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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Did You Prepare for Chinese New Year? Some Tips for Next Year

In the US, we’ve got Times Square cleaned up, the holiday décor packed away for another year, and the store shelves already stocked with red hearts filled with chocolate as we prepare for Valentine’s Day. But supply chain and logistics experts know they need to prepare for another holiday first. One that will create a […]

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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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3 Stats That Prove the Need for a Digital Control Tower

The term “control tower” has been around for a long time in the supply chain and I recently had a great conversation on the common misconceptions of what control towers are with Tom Nightingale and Adrian Gonzalez (you can watch the video here). The consensus was that supply chain leaders’ expectations of a control tower […]

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