Struggling to innovate

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics service providers seem to be struggling to innovate, despite the thriving economy. There are of course a few clouds darkening the horizon (e.g. Needless to say, there are some logistics service providers who are setting the pace in the innovation race.

Setting a Course for Viable Sustainability

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Sustainability balancing green cutting ship emissions green supply chains innovations in the maritime industry MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Professor Yossi SheffiSome 90% of the world’s goods are transported by sea.

3 Reasons Continuous Innovation is Vital for Manufacturers, Shippers, and Businesses Alike


Throughout the course of business, business owners, who may be in the manufacturing, retail, or in another industry, find themselves focusing on innovation. Ultimately, innovation becomes a priority as its priorities align with the needs of IT departments and the overall business.

A year of innovation ahead

Supply Chain Movement

2015 will see an increased focus on innovation by supply chain and logistics companies as the pace of change in the industry accelerates. E-commerce, of course, has created opportunities for logistics providers, as retailers develop multi-channel distribution strategies.

Supply Chain Innovation Technology: No Longer Just a “Build vs. Buy” Decision

Talking Logistics

Of course, these new technologies also come with a lot of risks and uncertainties, which is why many companies are taking a “wait and see” approach before investing any time, money, and resources in them. In the past, companies could afford to be laggards, but the pace of change is so fast today, that waiting too long to innovate could put them so far behind the competition that they would never catch up.

Innovating Through Mistakes

Supply Chain Nation

Of course, there will be less frequent visits to life’s casualty department if you can prepare (at least some of the time) in the sand-pit rather than through the more bruising real-life encounters we euphemistically refer to as “learning experiences.”. Innovation Supply Chain innovation JDA FocusConnect JDA Labs machine learning supply chain“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is the advice we often get at life’s difficult moments.

Innovation – is Analytical


Steve Brady’s series on innovation continues, this time on the analytics of innovation. "All businesses, no matter how strong they seem to be at a given moment, ultimately fail - and almost always because they failed to innovate." McCraw, Prophet of Innovation.

Executives see AI, Cognitive Analytics and Cloud as the Path to Innovation and Speed to Market

JDA software

While executives value their current toolsets highly, and maintaining legacy systems is their number 2 investment priority, the ability to collaborate and innovate are their two lowest-rated internal capabilities.

Innovation and the Role of TMS for Dangerous Goods


Innovation and the Role of TMS for Dangerous Goods. Once a shipment is en route, predictive tools coupled with the right execution allow for the opportunity to change course when necessary. The post Innovation and the Role of TMS for Dangerous Goods appeared first on.

A Sneak Peek into the Innovation Hub at FOCUS

Supply Chain Nation

FOCUS brings retail, warehouse and manufacturing professionals together to share best practices and hear how industry leaders are delivering real results with the help of JDA’s innovations. An exciting new addition to FOCUS is the Innovation Hub at the center of the Delivery Zone, where attendees have the opportunity to experience industry use cases leveraging various new innovations. The Digital Hub will also connect with Pepper bi-directionally in our story of innovation.

Innovation has Never Been More Complex; or Rewarding

Oracle SCM

In the past, innovative businesses had it easy. Globalization and technology innovation is, by and large, commoditizing consumer products. Brands are reacting to this change by innovating in a different way; namely: through business model and service innovation.

Small Yet Mighty Thoughts on Innovation


Companies often believe that innovation must encompass sweeping changes to product lines or methods, but the Oxford American Dictionary defines it as “changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas or products.” Of course you do.

Thoughts from EurOMA Palermo: Operations Management and the Innovation Economy

Supply Chain View from the Field

Just finished speaking at the EurOMA conference in Palermo, and was excited by the discussions and feedback over the course of today. I arrived in Palermo yesterday, and had an opportunity to wander the streets and experience the wonderful food, carefree and friendly people, and of course the wonderful mix of architecture and cultures that exist on this island. The discussion at EUROPA focused very much on the role of innovation in the networked economy.

Innovation and Economic Growth

Enterra Insights

Congress conducted a hearing on the subject of innovation and economic growth. The link between innovation and growth has long been a business topic. We are all familiar with the oft-heard mantra “innovate or die” as it pertains to individual businesses.

Can the MicroMasters Model Help Address the Supply Chain Skills Shortage Crisis?

Supply Chain @ MIT

One response to the need for more innovative educational models is the MicroMasters Credential in Supply […]. A study commissioned by the World Bank calls for a substantial increase in logistics training at all levels to address a global shortage of logistics skills.

Gazing into the Crystal Ball

JDA software

This is the result of a sustained program put in place in July 2018 to create a culture where innovation is every day and effortless. An innovative culture means a regular pipeline of rich ideas, not just for a showcase event, but to ensure we have a strong IP portfolio for the company.

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Innovating to Create Your Future

Enterra Insights

Centuries ago Niccolo Machiavelli, in his classic The Prince , wrote, “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things, because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new.”. The worst possible future, of course, is extinction.

New Study: Bridging the Expectation Gap on Innovation Between 3PLs & Shippers

Supply Chain Nation

Everybody in supply chain talks about innovation. It’s almost perceived as a professional weakness or disadvantage if you don’t use the word ‘innovation’ when talking about your company or vision for the future. But what exactly is innovation and is there a real business case for it?

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Supply Chain Innovation – Internet of Things (IoT)


All in, the automation and process improvements can dramatically reduce inefficiencies and costs and, of course, those are the keys to preserving profit margins while remaining fiercely competitive. What types of IoT innovations have you seen already in your supply chain?

UniSuper Hackathon 2019 – “Innovation and Collaboration as a competitive advantage”


Facilitated by Hack Days , in UniSuper’s Bourke street Melbourne office, the event took place over the course of two days at … EventsAxway was honored to be approached by UniSuper to participate in their first ever Hackathon– UniSuper Hackathon 2019.

Crossroads 2014: MOOCs Are Coming to an Online Theater Near You

Supply Chain @ MIT

A new model based on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) is transforming the way educational programs are designed and delivered. Also, the apparent pace of the class seems to slow down as “practice” sessions are added to the in-class portion of course.

The Top Dozen Supply Chain Innovations of All-Time

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Top Dozen Supply Chain Innovations of All-Time I am very keen on the subject of supply chain innovation right now, for a variety of reasons. First, CEOs across the globe are putting innovation as the top or near top priority for the companies they run. It’s pretty simple why: innovation is what drives the growth and attractive margins. Supply chain in turn obviously has a key role to play in overall corporate/product innovation. First Thoughts.

Logistics 2.0: 5 Innovative Technical Solutions for the Supply Chain


we discuss 5 innovative technical solutions to help supply chains increase speed & efficiency to help companies be more competitive in the market. we’re gonna talk about a crop of new innovative solutions that can help you do just that. In this episode of Logistics 2.0

High-Tech Nation: How Technological Innovation Shapes America’s 435 Congressional Districts


For years, policy discussions about America’s technological innovation-driven, high-tech economy have focused on just a few. The report draws on 20 indicators of the technological innovation economy to paint statistical portraits of all 435 U.S.

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Every day, innovations that weren’t even conceivable a decade ago are used without a second thought. With college courses and concentrations in big data and business analytics growing at a fantastic rate, your company could be in an enviable position to snap these vibrant graduates up as soon as they start looking for work. She enjoys translating “geek speak,” and building excitement around business technology innovations.

Why Our Goal Should Not Be an Integrated Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last decade, ERP spending was a thrust of the 1.7% planning benchmarking supply chain analytics Supply chain planning digital innovation planningThis week I spoke at an SAS Global Analytics Summit on the connected supply chain.

Logistics 2.0: 5 Innovative Technical Solutions for the Supply Chain


we discuss 5 innovative technical solutions to help supply chains increase speed & efficiency to help companies be more competitive in the market. we're gonna talk about a crop of new innovative solutions that can help you do just that.</p> The new elastic supply chain will be built on innovative solutions like these. The challenges that face us today are unprecedented, but the new crop of solutions are more innovative than ever before.</li></ol><p>And

Innovation is… ACTION


Successful Innovations come from identifying the need (even if one never knew the need existed), building the right teams, and conducting the proper analysis to be able to implement them properly. Only when you act, when you implement, do you truly innovate.”

Need Robust and Flexible Supply Chain Analytics? Build your own Apps


With a custom-built solution, you get flexibility and innovation but you also need to think about governance. “Ninja” solutions are ideal to experiment, foster innovation and evolve as your business grows. The trick of course is to combine these two approaches.

Savant Talks: How Transparency Drives Innovation

Savant Events

We had the pleasure of chatting with Nicky Claeys, CMO Northern Europe at Domino’s Pizza to discuss how companies can foster a culture of innovation. What are the key factors that enable a culture of innovation? How do you drive innovation across departments?

Valentine’s Day: Love Does not Escape Supply Chain Trends


Of course, this entails significant challenges for Supply Chains: this is one of the days in the year when getting the right product, at the right place, at the right moment is critical! Culture Featured Customers innovation Juliette Bruneel Market trends Supply Chain Valentine's Day

5 Ways to Put AI to Work in Your Supply Chain


A global manufacturer of glass panels for the telecom and information display industries used AI to secure savings of $25 million over the course of three years. Blog DemandSense Document Digitizer Innovation

Don’t Ignore These 3 Principles When Your Company Is Growing Fast


Whether they choose to acknowledge them and reverse course is a different story. Innovation Supply Chain UncategorizedDon't Ignore These 3 Principles When Your Company Is Growing Fast. There are ways to help your business ride rapid growth without careening out of control.

Machine Learning: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger


Featured Innovation Non classé Artificial Intelligence Better Daft Punk DSCP DynaSys Faster Florian Harder Loinard Machine Machine Learning Netflix QAD Return on investments ROI S&OP Stronger Supply ChainH ow Daft Punk Inspires us on Supply Chain Planning.

Supply Chain Skills for the Future – Developing the Team of Tomorrow


In any area, across domains of activity, from farming to aerospace, cosmetics to mechanics, innovation should be part of the companies’ DNA. Of course the globalization of the Supply Chain world plays a big part in the changes if only to maintain a focus on innovation and a competitive advantage. But what does Innovation mean for the employees? it leads directly or indirectly to INNOVATION which creates the difference and participates to making a company successful.

Digital supply chain? Pigs will fly!


by Trevor Miles At Kinexions this year we have a lineup of very interesting speakers discussing innovation and digital supply chains. On the first day, Jeff DeGraff , the Dean of Innovation, will be our keynote speaker. Of course I find all of that cool stuff interesting.

How To Pave The Path To Digital Transformation

Janeiro Digital

To be successful, you need to build innovation into your company’s cultural DNA, not just its boilerplate. Of course, while the cultural shift is important, there’s also an obvious technical component to digital transformation. In turn, you’ll reduce maintenance costs and free up the budget for continuous innovation. Perhaps equally as important is reducing any technology complexities, which frees up time and money that you can use to fuel future innovations.