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Is automation killing white collar jobs?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Dr. Madhav Durbha. I recently came across a Bloomberg article citing how certain functions of the white-collar workforce at Amazon is getting replaced by automation.

The self-driving supply chain will need human capability more than ever

Supply Chain Trend

In a bit of an attention-grabbing title – The Death of Supply Chain Management – some pretty well-established supply chain people got away in the Harvard Business Review with a sales pitch kind of article. The main premise of the article is that technology, digitalisation and will take over the supply chain and take peoples jobs. They talk about sensor data, digital control towers, real time data, robotics. In short, we have to be scared.

Advanced Analytics Are Everywhere!


The ability to analyze performance and determine the root-cause of issues has become standard functionality in many of the devices we use today. For many years, automobiles have provided the capability to determine why a dash light is on through fault code readers.

Supply Chains that Push and Pull Different Products


Editor's Note: There will be no blog post next week due to the US holiday. Push-driven supply chains have been around forever. Pull-driven have become increasingly popular and in most cases arguably better. But what about employing push and pull for different products in a single supply chain or distribution network? The mobile phone retail supply chain presents such a case of simultaneously maintaining both strategies.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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How to harness complex value chains in an uncertain and hyper-connected world


The race between nations to supply goods and services across a global marketplace is continuing unabated.

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Planning Optimized at Mach 2


Learnings from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Last month I, along with 2200 other supply chain professionals, attended the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix Arizona.

Impact Factors of Supply Chain Management Journals

SCM Research

More than many other management disciplines, SCM has been very successful to professionalize and reinvent itself. A good indication for this development are the 2017 JCR journal impact factors , which have just been released. The only SCM journal with an impact factor above 6 is Journal of Supply Chain Management (6.105).

Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years, we have published many blog posts and produced several video episodes on supply chain digital transformation (see our archives ). What’s becoming clear, however, is that digital supply chain transformation is not enough; companies also have to transform their physical supply chain networks to adequately meet the more demanding challenges and opportunities before them.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Will Delivery Bots Revolutionize Last Mile Deliveries?

Logistics Viewpoints

Starship Technologies has designed delivery bots that make last mile deliveries. They are not the only company operating in this space, but they are the only company, that has moved beyond the pilot stage to actual commercial operations. To revolutionize last mile deliveries, continuing funding will be needed. The post Will Delivery Bots Revolutionize Last Mile Deliveries? appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Retail Transportation last mile Robot supply chain

What Constitutes a True Network?

The Network Effect

Understanding How a Network Can Create Shared Value for All If you’re like many organizations, you are looking for progressive. The post What Constitutes a True Network? appeared first on The Network Effect. Digital Supply Chain Multiparty Network Technology The Network Effect digital networks ERP multiparty networks networks

Common Misconceptions About the Summer Supply Chain

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

As we enter the summer months, professionals all over the globe start to prepare for one of the slowest times of year. Some people take extended, multi-week vacations or sabbaticals… Supply Chain Management summer supply chain management

Last Mile Delivery Optimization Model With Drones

Supply Chain @ MIT

In the increasingly competitive landscape of e-commerce and omni-channel delivery execution, the last mile has emerged as a critical source of opportunity for cost efficiency.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

Digital Farming: The MacDonalds meet the Jetsons

Enterra Insights

When (if ever) most people think about agriculture, Old MacDonald’s farm or Grant Wood’s America Gothic are more likely images to come to mind than the Jetsons. But farming is moving into the Digital Age. It’s an Age when discussions about paperless offices and robotic factory floors are far more likely to be heard than digital transformation on the farm.

Happy Birthday, GST! You Are Delivering Supply Chain Savings


| By Karthik Ravikumar | Senior Manager, Supply Chain Design | and | Vikas Argod | Senior Manager, Supply Chain Operations | Chainalytics | Exactly one year ago, on 1st July 2017, India entered into “one country, one tax” world.

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Transportation Tactics: It’s Not All About the Price

Material Handling & Logistics

For the rest of 2018 and well into next year, consider the supply chain overall and not just transactional pricing.

Streamlining Your Multi-Channel Supply Chain Network

Supply Chain Link

In today’s digital world, retail supply chains are no longer linear. Modern consumers now expect lightning-quick service and a personalized experience from retailers, as well as transaction visibility and near-immediate delivery.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

The Internet of Things is over 30 Years Old and still in Its Infancy

Enterra Insights

How can something over 30 years old still be considered in its infancy? According to Jonathan Sallet, a former visiting fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, that’s exactly the situation in which the Internet of Things (IoT) finds itself. “The term ‘internet of things’ is said to have been first used in 1985,” he explains.

RELEX Solutions’ EU Horizon 2020 project supports continued innovation

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. RELEX wraps up a successful two-year project to reduce spoilage in food retail supply chains. RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, has taken part in The European Commission’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 in which it was granted a €1.4 million funding for its NexGenFSCM project (The Next Generation Supply Chain Management Software in the European Food Industry).

Why Financial Management is Necessary to the Digital Supply Chain

ModusLink Corporation

In any company, no matter the size or industry, financial management strategies are changing to account for the evolution of digitization and e-commerce.

Three Simple Ways Supply Chain Can Advance Product Introduction


How can the supply chain function contribute to the creation of impactful product strategies and sustainable business growth? Following are three ideas that you can implement right now to positively influence product development at your company

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

Digital Age, Digital Transformation, Digital Enterprise

Enterra Insights

Kernels of truth are often found in idioms. One such idiom advises us to “keep in step with the times.” ” As I wrote in a previous article, “Generally speaking, that’s pretty good advice. Companies failing to adapt over time have filled history’s dustbin. Going out of business probably wasn’t their goal; but, they discovered change is seldom easy.”[1]

How to Build a Collaborative Global Demand Planning


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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on the Growing Share of Online of Total US Retail Sales

Supply Chain Digest

US Goverment has Its Number, and We have Ours

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. Although it sometimes seems like the exact same companies show up on the list from year to year, there actually is a lot of movement up and down the rankings, and as some companies move onto the list so too do some fall off.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.