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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.

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

“…the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best” ? Otto von Bismarck. This morning I landed in Frankfurt. Keeping with my normal Sunday night ritual, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen my weekly post for the Supply Chain Shaman.

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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.

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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Blockchain: Preventing E. Coli Through Enhanced Traceability

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by All By: APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. This article was originally published on, and is repubished with permission.

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.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

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.

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

If supply chain is the ultimate team sport, nothing tests the game strategy and teamwork like a worldwide event. The 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer championship has drawn millions of sports enthusiasts to Russia. Preparations for this athletic mega event have been at full throttle for a long time.

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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

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

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.

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.

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.

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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Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

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.

Zara supply chain analysis - the secret behind Zara's retail success


It's not unusual to pass a Zara store and do a double-take - didn't you just see that on the catwalk? As a brand, their speed and responsiveness to the latest fashion trends are key to Zara’s competitive advantage. Owned by the distribution group Inditex, we had a look at what makes Zara so fast that the New York Times called it "mind-spinningly supersonic ". Case studies Popular Posts

BluJay Solutions Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2018

BluJay Solutions

Customer Cooke Aquaculture recognized as top project for innovative supply chain transformation enabled by BluJay. Holland, MI – June 29, 2018 – Supply & Demand Chain Executive , the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected BluJay Solutions as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2018. BluJay is a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network.

Common Misconceptions About the Summer Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

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

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.

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]

Article: How Aurora Organic Dairy Achieved Effective Supply Chain Automation

Supply Chain Collaborator

Aurora Organic Dairy (AOD) is a vertically-integrated producer of private label organic milk products. Like many other successful enterprises, AOD faces the challenges of rapidly changing consumer trends and evolving market conditions, prompting the organization to digitize logistics processes in order to boost efficiency, grow scalability and improve customer service.

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.

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

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.