Counterfeits: The Enemy of China’s Innovation Economy

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

As China’s economy is slowing down, everyone supports the idea that China must innovate. According to a report prepared by McKinsey Global Institute in 2015 , China must grow through innovation. Counterfeits discourage innovations in China. Christopher Tang.

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Five Reasons Why Are We Not Making Progress on Inventory Management

Supply Chain Shaman

I started covering Gains in 2001 as an analyst at Gartner. Today, the small company is innovating faster than larger competitors. Demand innovation Inventory Management Market-Driven90, then 80, followed by 76. The highway rolls ahead of me. There are endless mile markers.

What Steph Curry and LeBron James Can Teach Us About Innovation


James and Curry have come to dominate the NBA in two very different ways, and in doing so embody two very different types of innovation. Most teams win—and most players succeed—through a series of incremental innovations that provide continuous, but gradual improvement. These incremental innovations allow the “LeBron” product to gain market share from the competition. And in doing so, he provides a perfect example of the power of disruptive innovation.

2018: What Will It Look Like?

Supply Chain Insights

The untethered exuberance reminds me of the race for Y2K, the futile experimentation with trading exchanges in 2001, or the race for e-commerce. Large system integrators will struggle to be competitive as the IT landscape shifts to innovative best-of-breed deployments based on agile sprints.

Ivalua Exceeds $1B Valuation in New Funding Round to Accelerate Global Expansion & Technology Innovation


The additional funding will support future investments in organic product innovation, global expansion and possibly strategic acquisitions. Tiger Global Management, LLC was founded in 2001 and is based in New York with affiliate offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangalore and Melbourne. The post Ivalua Exceeds $1B Valuation in New Funding Round to Accelerate Global Expansion & Technology Innovation appeared first on Ivalua.

eWorld Procurement & Supply September 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation. Since 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply has provided a unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives. eWorld Procurement & Supply.

eWorld Procurement & Supply 2016

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The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation. eWorld Procurement & Supply. Date: 2 March 2016. Venue: QEII Centre, London. Organization: Revolution Events. URL:

Machine Learning: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger


In their 2001 hit “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, Daft Punk demonstrated how using electronic music did not mark the end of human creativity but instead opened a new playground on which numerous artists have blossomed, to the benefit of all.

Editor’s Pick: Be a Digital Disruptor and Win

Talking Logistics

These innovative new technologies and models can impact the value of existing products and services offered in the industry, actually disrupting the current market and causing businesses to re-evaluate their competitive advantage. Yet in 2001, the Polaroid Corporation filed for federal bankruptcy protection because the company failed to make the smooth transition from analog to digital cameras.

Mapping Product Genomes: The Life Blood of Supply Chains


The cost of genome sequencing in 2001 was $100M per sequence. One major technological development is being able to map genomes for products. A genome is all of a living thing’s genetic material.

Is the FAR getting in the way of Early Supplier Involvement in defense projects?


At that point, production and system operations commence (DSMC, 2001). Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Government Acquisition Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain ManagementProduct development within the U.S.

Supply chain software demands continual attention

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IT supports quest for differentiation and innovation. Analysis and consultancy firm Gartner calls these three types ‘layers’, with the systems of record representing the lowest layer and the systems of innovation the highest one.

Free Trade: Why U.S. Trade With Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different


The United States and Mexico form a high wage/low wage partnership, bringing complementary labor forces, investments, innovation capacity, and industry strengths together to be able to compete globally.

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Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

I liken it to the ecommerce frenzy of 2001. Requires a process innovation focus. Most companies are good at product innovation, but lack processes for process innovation. Headwinds: A force of resistance. Tailwinds: A favorable force blowing in the same direction.

[Infographic] How did Reshoring and 3rd Party Logistics Operations fare in 2016?


million manufacturing jobs traveled overseas to China between 2001 and 2013, not counting millions of other jobs outsourced overseas through the close of the 20 th century and spurring the demand for change in the political conversation.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The first presented in June 2001 outlined where we were in supply chain and what we needed to do. In 2001, we were in trouble, but in 2004, we had made a lot of progress. They were growing fast and were innovative; but, my intuition was that their approach was fundamentally flawed.

The procurement Summit 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Building on the huge success of eWorld Procurement & Supply – which has been running bi-annually in London since 2001 – the new Procurement Summit will bring together 150 purchasing and finance professionals from across the commercial, public and third sectors. The procurement Summit 2016.

The History of the Shipping Container


Innovating: The 2000s. Did You Know That … The first of 14 residential shipping container complexes now built in the UK is completed in 2001. The History of the Shipping Container.

Successful Cargo Space Delivery


We’re huge fans of innovation in the logistics space. Up there in the space-bound cargo stakes, in 2001, Pizza Hut became the first company in history to deliver pizza to residents living in outer space.

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The Procurement Summit – 17 November 2015

Supply Chain Movement

The Procurement Summit provides senior purchasing, sourcing and supply chain executives across the North of England with an unmissable opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest industry innovations, best practice and new technology solutions. The Procurement Summit. Date: 17 November 2015. Venue: The Midland Hotel, Manchester. Organization: Revolution Events. URL:

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

Founded in 2001, INTTRA was a joint venture between CMA-CGM, Hamburg Sud, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line, MSC, and UASC. History tells us that software acquisitions and consolidation reduces, not accelerates, innovation. E2open is acquiring INTTRA pending federal approval.

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Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Insights

In 2001 Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket. EDI solutions consolidated and innovation slowed. In the 1980s commercial internet providers evolved. And steadily, over the last three decades, mobile phones changed the pace of business.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


Innovating: The 2000s. The first of 14 residential shipping container complexes now built in the UK is completed in 2001. . . Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence.

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network


Founded in 2001 by the leading ocean carriers, INTTRA has created the world’s foremost and largest neutral multi-carrier network across 177 countries with more than 35,000 active shippers, 60 carriers and 150 integrations with transportation management and port system software partners. INTTRA’s innovative products, combined with the scale of our network, empower our customers to trade with multiple parties and leverage ocean industry information to improve their business.

Building the Network of Networks. Call for Action. Want to Help?

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2001, Steve Jobs put 1000 songs in our pocket; and steadily, over the last three decades mobile phones changed the pace of business. In the 1980s, commercial internet providers evolved.

Industry 4.0 and the Long Game

Enterra Insights

“Job openings have been growing at double-digit rates since mid-2017, and are nearing the historical peak recorded in 2001.” Through innovation.” Depending on the sports you follow, the long game could mean different things. Lisabeth Saunders Medlock ( @LisabethMedlock ), clinical psychologist, explains, “It means throwing the football down the field, AKA the passing game, or driving the golf ball toward the green.”[1]

Kewill Noted by Smithsonian as Key Player in the Postal Service

BluJay Solutions

Kewill was founded in 1975, and from the beginning, has had an innovative approach to parcel shipping and the dawn of what we now call “eCommerce.” Kewill was also instrumental in the Postal Service’s development and deployment of Delivery Confirmation in 1999 and Signature Confirmation in 2001. These major innovations in technology might be taken for granted, but the way we interact with the postal service would not be the same without them.

E-commerce and the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

From rapid order intake to omnichannel order fulfillment to establishing the optimal distribution network to meeting next-day or same-day delivery windows, both retailers and manufacturers must innovate, adapt and evolve — or get knocked out their respective markets.”[2]. Because, as Howard Yu ( @HowardHYu ), LEGO professor of management and innovation at the IMD business school, asserts, “No industry is failing faster than retail.”[4]

Big Data: A Garage Full of Old Newspapers

Supply Chain Movement

At the same event, Swedish futurologist Magnus Lindkvist provided some good advice on looking for innovations in a world full of information: “Which ideas are now out of sync in the new reality? In order to innovate, we need to turn our attention to secrets,” advised Lindkvist.

50 warehouse automation stats you should know

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This marked the 34th consecutive quarter of positive net absorption, the longest streak since 2001. Innovation is important for growth. According to Deloitte , “96% of industry leaders identify innovation as ‘extremely important’ to growth (vs.

Taming the Supply Chain. Will It Ever Be Social?

Supply Chain Shaman

It was earlier than even supply chain innovators. In 2001, Forrester and Gartner had also promised that the B2B supply chain exchange (marketplace) organizations would also transform the supply chain about the time of the ecommerce bust in B2B. The supply chain is knotted. It is unruly. It is complex. Will it ever be tamed through social?

How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters

Supply Chain @ MIT

In 2001 the government of Aragón in northern Spain realized that its economy had become overly reliant on a small group of industries, notably auto manufacturing. Mutual benefits.

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Oracle showcases Industry 4.0 at Hannover Messe 2019

Oracle SCM

Since then, a lot of innovations have been presented at CEBIT: the first laptop computer was shown back in 1986. In 2001 the hype moved on to M-Commerce (retail using mobile devices), in 2010 Cloud Computing was the big topic, and autonomous vehicles were one of the trends in 2017.

Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports


They communicate the importance of policies and programs that encourage research, innovation , and the development of educational initiatives to create future manufacturing technologists. How Can USMTO Reports Help Drive Manufacturing Sales and your Bottom Line?

[INFOGRAPHIC] Attracting Millennials to Manufacturing: Understanding Millennial Experience in Order to Gain Talent


In 2001, millennials saw the destruction of both towers of the World Trade Center, and the passion for keeping America strong was born. Manufacturers must employ the use of technology, science, and mathematics in operations to meet millennial expectations for widespread innovation.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #5

Supply Chain Trend

The S&OP Pulse Check 2015 suggests S&OP practitioners are left behind in confusion: 62% of respondents think there is not enough innovation in S&OP systems. 64% think there is not enough coordinated innovation in S&OP processes. Introduction.

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Over the Next Half Decade!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Remember the scene from “2001 a Space Odyssey” where HAL (the AI) politely replies to Dave it cannot open a door, clearly demonstrating “free will”? Subscribe Here! Email Address.