Wed.Oct 18, 2017

The next frontier: supply chain data architecture for your needs, not to feed the needs of numerous supply chain tech vendors

AIMMS

Data overload and quality issues are common problems faced by all organizations. This makes it really difficult to start getting value out of data with analytics.

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

Freightos

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo? . By Etan Efrati, Freightos. As the cream of air cargo’s innovators held turns on the floor, this question came up time and again. The recurring answer? The industry’s mindset is holding customer-centric air cargo back.

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The Gartner Magic Quadrant: Why Should We Care About This Research?

Demand Solutions

Full confession: My team is small, yet diverse – I work with boomers and millennials, and the great generation in between. While I find the boomers tend to be more reserved and reticent in their remarks, millennials are quick to provide commentary with little filter engaged.

Machine intelligence and human creativity in supply chain planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha I am reading this absolutely fascinating book “Deep Thinking: Where machine intelligence ends and human creativity begins” by Garry Kasparov , former world chess champion.

Tech -Driven Supply Chains: How Innovations Are Transforming the Trucking Industry

Trucking may be notoriously conservative and slow to change, but all signs point to a major technological shift. This report explores this transformation, with an eye on what's coming down the pike in the near and long term.

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How Supply Stores Survived Harvey and Irma

Elementum

After back-to-back hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the United States in September, supply stores across the country were put to the test in terms of preparedness and their capacity to recover quickly from the destruction caused by the unusual weather. According to reports , the combined property damages from hurricanes Harvey and Irma ranged from US $150 to $200 billion, ranking among the most expensive disasters in US history.

More Accurate Promotion Forecasting with Causal Modelling

RELEX Solutions

More accurate promotion forecasting with causal modelling. Insights » Whitepapers. Author: Aki Ali-Vehmas, Data Scientist.

Greenpeace Report Praises Apple’s Closed-Loop Supply Chain, Slams Samsung and Amazon

Supply Chain 24/7

While Apple featured as the second most responsible company, Samsung and Amazon faced heavy criticism from the report with the authors going so far as to say Amazon is “one of the least transparent companies in the world in terms of its environmental performance

Designing Customer and Career Success

Supply Chain Nation

Chrystel Black is the User Experience (UX) Director at JDA Labs in Montreal, where she leads a team of 15 professionals, spread out over three countries: India, Canada and the U.S.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Better Supplier Labeling: Part 14 [Video]

Loftware

Welcome back to the Loftware blog. Video Labeling

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“Non-Brand” Is Now “On Trend” — How the Internet Is Changing Everything for CPGs

FLEXE

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies have built their empires on their brand identities. But as more contenders join the fray, some new entrants are leading with a different foot forward … no brand at all. We all know them. Consumer Package Goods (CPGs) products.

Highlights of APICS 2017 Annual Conference

Supply Chain Matters

APICS conducted its 2017 Annual Conference this week and Supply Chain Matters features some of this year’s conference highlights. Distinguised Supply Chain Management Professionals Operations management Service-centered Supply Chains Supply Chain Business Process Supply Chain Performance APICS 2017 Annual Conference APICS Supply Chain Council SCOR Framework Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain Operations Framework- SCOR

Major Blockchain Solution to Speed Global Payments

Supply Chain 24/7

Solution powered by IBM Blockchain in partnership with Stellar.org and KlickEx Group, collaboration with banking leaders to accelerate financial exchange and settlement across currency corridors

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

Retailers Trying to Reform as Online Shoppers Disappointed Last Holiday Season

Material Handling & Logistics

Nearly half (47%) of online shoppers globally reported frustration with everything from shipping, to returns, to lost products and miscalculated duties and taxes during the 2016 holiday shopping season. As this year’s holiday season is expected to increase between 3.6%

The view from APICS 2017

CHAINalytics

By Bob Trebilcock | October 18, 2017 Just what is supply chain management? It’s a question I ask myself about this time each year when I wrap up the fall conference season.

Leadership Personified: Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck

NC State SCRC

I had the opportunity to hear Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck, speak at the SC50 meeting. Ken was a single child raised by a single father in Philadelphia, making his way into Harvard Law eventually.

Digital Supply Chain Conference 2018

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management Taking place on the 30-31 January, 2018, in Amsterdam, the conference has been designed to deliver insight from international experts on how they are developing enhanced, agile and connected supply chains through digital technology

The Modern Supply Chain: Present and Future

The external manufacturing environment is a highly dynamic, ever-changing landscape. The supply chain must both anticipate and adapt to that change.

Supply Chain Comment on Trip Report for CSCMP 2017 Part 3

Supply Chain Digest

The Three Best Breakut Sessions I Saw, on Analyzing the Procurment Process, Analytics Centers of Excellence, and Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain by Schneider Electric

IBM Wants to Make 2017 the Year of Blockchain Enterprise Deployment

Supply Chain 24/7

This IDC Vendor Profile discusses IBM's blockchain strategy, existing portfolio around this technology, and specific use cases, defines blockchain and outlines its benefits and current limitations and describes IBM's engagement with the technology since 2014 and its current offering

Supply Chain Graphic of the Wee on Is Amazon as Walmart before It Keeping Inflation Low

Supply Chain Digest

Some Economists Say It is Part of Answer to Mystery as to Why Inflation Remains So Low Despite Stimulous

Cognitive Computing is More than a Gimmicky Name

Enterra Insights

The term cognitive computing was first adopted by IBM as an alternative to the term artificial intelligence (AI). When Bloomberg … Continued. The post Cognitive Computing is More than a Gimmicky Name appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Business Cognitive Computing Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities.

Greenpeace: Guide to Greener Electronics

Supply Chain 24/7

This Guide to Greener Electronics is an analysis of what 17 of the world’s leading consumer electronics companies are doing to address their environmental impacts and how these companies stack up