Cognitive Computing: Getting Clear on Definitions

Supply Chain Shaman

There is no common definition of cognitive computing and there are many variants. We are witnessing the evolution of analytics for pattern recognition, and unstructured text mining along with the redefinition of architectures to enable streaming data and real-time process innovation.

How do we Drive Invention to Innovation in Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

At the event, James Rice, MIT, spoke on innovation, and his reflections on Clayton Christensen’s 1997 classic business book, the Innovators Dilemma. This is disruptive innovation. The spark from Invention to Innovation is slow.

Don’t be a Supply Chain Innovation Grinch

Arkieva

Every Manufacturer Down in Manufacturingville liked innovation a lot… Except for the Grinch, who worked north of Manufacturingville The Grinch hated innovation! The whole innovation Season! It could be that […] Don’t be a Supply Chain Innovation Grinch was first posted on December 21, 2017 at 7:48 am. ©2017 A holiday Christmas story and adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics

AIMMS

It’s an exciting era for retail as companies continue to focus on creating and providing a great experience for their customers, while driving innovation and market share. It’s still pretty early but based on our pilots, there are a few things that we can definitively say.

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics

AIMMS

It’s an exciting era for retail as companies continue to focus on creating and providing a great experience for their customers, while driving innovation and market share. It’s still pretty early but based on our pilots, there are a few things that we can definitively say.

How to Create Collaborative Innovation with Suppliers!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The complexity of global supply chains – especially in organizations like GM – require hands-on relationship management of suppliers to ensure that supplier collaboration will lead to added value, and innovation. Supplier bases are a great source of potential innovation. Subscribe Here!

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

Whether it is access to data, maneuvering around competing innovation objectives, tracking down actual factory-floor operators, or involving oft-neglected procurement groups, there are internal bottlenecks everywhere. Innovation Groups do not have natural internal operations-savvy salespeople.

5 lessons from leading a blockchain social innovation project

Provenance

I was attracted by the opportunity to lead a multilateral innovation project called Trado that had an amazing vision and potential for massive impact –working with companies such as Unilever and Sainsbury’s. Innovation relies on leaders taking big visions for a bigger purpose.

Amazon’s Supply Chain Innovation Delivers Results

Kinaxis

According to the article, “Amazon continues to reinvest all of its free cash flow into growth initiatives rather than shareholder dividends and to pioneer innovative approaches, such as delivery drones.” by Alexa Cheater There’s no denying Amazon is a Goliath in the online marketplace.

Podcast: Innovation – The Autonomous Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Welcome to the JDA Supply Chain Nation Podcast; today’s episode is focused on Innovation. Our host, Kevin Sterneckert, is responsible for the innovation strategy across all of the industries and geographies that JDA serves. This innovative panel will embark on the journey to the autonomous supply chain. Innovation Supply Chain autonomous supply chain podcast

The Next Generation of Excellence: Agility, Culture, Innovation

Logility

Yes, in the sense that continuous improvement is table stakes for company survival, but, no, in the sense that these improvements are by definition within the box. Innovation as Excellence. ’ innovators ask ‘How do we get rid of the trucks?”

The Next Generation of Excellence: Agility, Culture, Innovation

Logility

Yes, in the sense that continuous improvement is table stakes for company survival, but, no, in the sense that these improvements are by definition within the box. Innovation as Excellence. ’ innovators ask ‘How do we get rid of the trucks?”

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.

Small Yet Mighty Thoughts on Innovation

QAD

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.” Does Innovation Work in Any Industry?

The Innovation Game

Proxima

How do small and innovative companies suddenly appear from nowhere? Before we talk about you, let’s get the definition straight. Challenger Thinking is a technique used by those who want to innovate or achieve despite the perceived barriers in their way.

Transformational Tech in Retail, Part 2: Innovation That’s Changing How We Shop

Supply Chain Nation

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the details of innovative shopping technologies you might have heard of, but might not fully understand, so you can grasp the benefits these technologies could bring you in terms of new shopping and buying experiences. Stay tuned for the next article in this series, where we’ll explore the innovative new technologies that can improve your day-to-day operations.

Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Enterra Insights

Over the years I’ve read a number of articles touting the benefits of corporate culture as it relates to innovation. The formal definition of culture is “the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group.” ” When the “social group” is a company, that definition is too broad to be meaningful. Below are three definitions of corporate culture. Corporate culture and innovation.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Next 15 Years

Logistics Bureau

At the same time, technology is advancing apace and offering opportunities for innovation which supply chain organisations are seizing upon to remain competitive and meet the challenges they face. Three Key Areas of Innovation. Organisational silos all too often get in the way and when it comes to taking definitive action, cost containment seems to trump visibility every time in terms of invested capital and effort. Supply chains everywhere are under immense pressure.

How Can I Drive Lights-Out Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

Yesterday, I facilitated a group of business leaders attempting to drive innovation in supply chain practices. I have never seen a time where there is as much innovation and confusion in the supply chain market. The key is in the definition of the implementation.

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What is Supply Chain Innovation? Separating the Reality from the Hype

Supply Chain @ MIT

Supply chain innovations such as the early adoption of RFID underline how a flawed view of new technology can lead to unwise investment decisions. For many companies supply chain innovation (SCI) is a key source of competitive advantage. Blurred vision.

Rethink Your Approach to Business Through the Lens of Anti-Brittle and Optionality!

Supply Chain Network

My entire career has been focused on first finding AND THEN implementing logistics and supply chain innovations both large and small. Definitions Education Emerging Trends New Ideas Supply Chain Risk

Bayer, Deere, and ARC Provide Feedback on Student Capabilities that Drive Innovation

NC State SCRC

That, coupled with the Innovation Showcase in Nelson Hall,, featuring two winning teams in the undergraduate and graduate divisions, made me proud to be a faculty member working with the great students and industry partners that are part of this collaborative partnership. They identified first the key issue they needed to focus on, the definition, and examples of the skills needed. Firms need to innovate constantly or fall behind. What is Innovation?

Five Reasons Why Are We Not Making Progress on Inventory Management

Supply Chain Shaman

Long Tail Definition. Items in the tail require the definition of inventory strategies to buffer demand variability and drive consistency. Today, the small company is innovating faster than larger competitors. Demand innovation Inventory Management Market-Driven

The Automated Local Fulfillment Imperative

Supply Chain Network

Definition: imperative(n) [im-per-uh-tiv] noun: a command, rule, duty, etc., But the great news is that new, innovative and flexible local automated fulfillment solution options are now rapidly emerging to solve these challenges.

Innovation and the Tale of Six Questions

Enterra Insights

One area in which good questions are an absolute imperative is innovation. Three questions that will kill innovation. But, according to Geoff Tuff ( @geofftuff ), Senior Leader of Innovation and Applied Design Practices at Deloitte Consulting, when it comes to innovation, there are three questions you shouldn’t ask. According to Tuff, however, asking it during the innovation process is a bad idea. Without that step, an idea never becomes an innovation.

Transforming Brands for Success in the World of New Retail

Supply Chain Network

As highlighted in the New Retail definition above, a fully integrated, single or unified customer centric approach is required to provide consumers with a Unichannel Customer Experience (UCX). Definitions Emerging Trends Matrix Commerce Retail Retail E-Commerce The SCM Company

Innovation: Breaking Down Silos and Broadening Perspectives

Enterra Insights

For decades, innovation gurus have suggested companies dump their “not invented here” mentality that rejects the embrace of ideas generated outside of company circles. The definition of the problem, which is the real skill, has been broadened. Saul Kaplan, founder and Chief Catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory, believes many organizations fail to innovate because of silos. Most innovation doesn’t require inventing anything new.

Is More Innovation in Education Required?

Enterra Insights

There is a lot of discussion about innovation in education; but, many pundits believe we are not innovating fast enough. Do we need disruptive education innovation. A few year ago Valerie Strauss ( @valeriestrauss ), an education writer, discussed a report released by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) claiming to measure innovation in education.[3] She rightfully asked, “Is more of something genuinely innovative?”

2018: What Will It Look Like?

Supply Chain Insights

Consultants and technology leaders are rebranding under a “digital umbrella” without clear definition. Supply chain excellence definitions evolve as companies explore the Art of the Possible. The traditional definition is too rigid. I hate prediction articles.

Discovering the Power of Distributed Logistics

Supply Chain Network

Then by exploiting these methods you can provide your business with innovative products and services that meet both consumer and store needs in these dynamic and fast changing times!

Managing Innovation as a Business - Is ‘Concepts Portfolio’ the middle ground between creativity and finance?

Oracle SCM

By Vikram Singla, Product Innovation and Supply Chain Leader, UK. As the average corporate life span reduces, innovation becomes vital to survival and growth. To discuss the questions above, we held a roundtable with innovation practitioners from the UK’s leading companies.

Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line

Supply Chain Shaman

Innovative startups. Artificial Intelligence innovators. This includes the definition of spare part requirements, maintenance outages, and production planning. Innovation will never come from application consolidation. Innovators are looking for buyers. Tremors.

The Evolution Continues: RILA Supply Chain Becomes the RILA LINK Conference

Supply Chain Network

With over 40 specialized sessions, you’ll leave with innovative solutions that can be shared with your team. Associations Conferences Definitions Education Emerging Trends

Why Our Goal Should Not Be an Integrated Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I believed that planning needed its own system of record and that this definition was distinctly different from a transactional system of record. Transactional systems are vertical by definition. By definition, the integrated supply chain is linear and tightly coupled.

My Entry to the DHL Innovation Challenge

Techgistics

I entered the 2017 DHL innovation challenge which was a contest to apply the principles of the sharing economy to logistics. From the hubs, a community of crowd-sourced couriers make time-definite deliveries to online shoppers.

Editor’s Pick: Fluid Futures – Creating Value from Uncertainty

Talking Logistics

This post by Daniel Martins from GEODIS’s blog discusses how startups and innovation are disrupting the supply chain landscape, and how there’s always a new idea or opportunity around the corner. “In So, let’s start first with its definition: dis·rup·tion. Whilst large corporations have the capital, on average they struggle to innovate as they tend to move slower. Editor's Pick GEODIS innovation supply chain

My Entry to the DHL Innovation Challenge

Techgistics

I entered the 2017 DHL innovation challenge which was geared towards applying the share economy to logistics. From the hubs, a community of crowd-sourced couriers make time-definite deliveries to online shoppers.