5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. Identify which partners are innovative vs. a commodity through their capabilities.

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Collaborative Supply Chain Innovation: Bringing Solutions to Market Faster

Talking Logistics

In supply chain and logistics, there’s always a new problem to solve or a new opportunity to go after, which often involves some form of innovation — whether it’s a process innovation, a technology innovation, or both.

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Logistics Innovation Lessons From DHL’s Innovation Officer

Freightos

Innovators see the world differently. And innovation, technology and logistics are more intertwined than ever. Global Head of DHL Lead Logistics Partner, Chief Innovation Officer. More than ever, technology innovation is entering logistics ”.

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An out-of-this-world showcase of supply chain innovation

The 21st Century Supply Chain

It’s a way to get inspired by some of the latest and greatest supply chain innovations around. Plus, they’ll be sneak peeks at some upcoming capabilities and details around how we’re delivering the latest innovations in supply chain even faster to Kinaxis customers.

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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

Design for the Supply Chain Pt 2: Innovative

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Principle #1: Good design “Is innovative” – The possibilities for progression are not, by any means, exhausted. For me, kanban is an example of an innovative design for managing inventory in the supply chain.

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Supply Chain Innovation or Chaos?

The Network Effect

Jim Kittridge once said, “Complexity is the sand that grinds all innovation to a halt.” ” Supply Chain Innovation or Chaos. The post Supply Chain Innovation or Chaos? Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Planning Technology The Network Effect Visibility digital supply chain innovationappeared first on The Network Effect.

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7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

The increasing demand for higher levels of performance and flexibility in warehouse robotics is stimulating some innovative product developments and early adoptions of mobile warehouse robotics. Innovative technology to consider is the use of a learning management system to train warehouse operators regularly. As more advanced technology is introduced for the warehousing and logistics sectors, it is up to warehouse managers and firms to stay updated on the latest innovations.

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Continuous delivery drives continued supply chain innovation

The 21st Century Supply Chain

If it’s been too long to remember, you’re likely lagging behind when it comes to supply chain innovation. Innovation is happening all around us, and at a pace so fast, it may make your head spin. Miscellanea Supply chain management supply chain innovationby Alexa Cheater.

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Innovate to Survive—Isn’t That Already the New Norm?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Innovate to survive. Mode two is about innovation and growth, and the point was made in a number of sessions that you need to do both if you want to excel. We know innovation is important, it’s what moves us forward.

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

Cerasis

Throughout the course of business, business owners, who may be in the manufacturing, retail, or in another industry, find themselves focusing on innovation. In fact, the annual ChainLink Research Study found innovation to be the top focus for those involved in the manufacturing community.

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Innovation strategy

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics service providers should innovate more,’ is a commonly heard complaint by shippers. This innovation-related discrepancy reared its head once again following an international study by Supply Chain Digest published earlier this year. 69 percent of the shippers surveyed said it was very important for logistics service providers to be innovative. But the logistics service providers are not the only cause of the innovation problem.

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Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

Source: “Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation & Logistics,” Jason Mathers, EDF, Ryder Innovate 2014. Source: “Advances & Best Practices in Supply Chain Design,” Toby Brzoznowski, LLamasoft, Ryder Innovate 2014.

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Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

The 21st Century Supply Chain

‘SCM World, Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk, Geraint John, July 2014′ For me, the key takeaways from this report are that effective supply chain risk management needs to be all inclusive – it must include layers beyond just your suppliers.

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A Fresh Take on Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Venturing into unfamiliar territory offers a unique chance to innovate and make changes that benefit the business as a whole. Featured Innovation coconut water healthy drinks inventory management MIT CTL new product launches PepsiCo Supply chain innovation

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Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!

NC State SCRC

Prediction: Small is Beautiful : Innovation will Increasingly Be Found in Small Companies. Just like the economist Schumacher predicted years ago in his incredible book, the biggest shifts will come from the smallest companies. This is how innovation ultimately occurs.

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Supplier Ecosystems as a Source of Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

These challenges were discussed by senior supply chain executives from a wide range of industries at MIT CTL’s Supply Chain Innovation Roundtable, San Jose, CA, December 3rd, 2015.

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Innovating Through Mistakes

Supply Chain Nation

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. The other bit of mildly needling advice is that “it’s not what happens, it’s how you deal with it that counts.” It turns out that science underpins these truisms, and moreover, there are important lessons for economies, corporations and individuals to be learned.

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Supply Chain Innovation: Responding to Change While Keeping An Eye On Fundamentals

Cerasis

Supply chain innovation and change are the driving forces behind today's modern supply chain, and, according to Nye Longman of Supply Chain Management , the rate of change isn't going too slow. Defining Supply Chain Innovation. Where does the future of the supply chain innovation rest?

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Successful Product Innovation Requires Supply Chain Insight

Material Handling & Logistics

Innovation is an imperative in the business world, but of the tens of thousands of new products launched each year, an estimated 80% to 90% fail. All of the best practices underpin the idea that innovation needs to be considered in a total business context,” Burnette says.

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Today, What is Innovation?

EFT

Steve Brady starts another great series, this time focusing on innovation as it becomes ever so challenging in today’s technology-centric world. Innovation. Perhaps even a bit of bewilderment, asking yourself “just what is innovation anyway?” People drive innovation.

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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

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The Innovation Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Innovation is difficult,” writes David Berry (@DavidBerry26), an inventor, entrepreneur, and partner at Flagship Ventures. The post The Innovation Supply Chain appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Innovation Supply Chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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Getting Creative with The Dean of Innovation

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Bill Dubois , host of our Late Late Supply Chain Show , had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff DeGraff , a well-respected innovation thought leader dubbed “The Dean of Innovation” to find out what you can do to get those creative juices flowing.

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Innovation – is Analytical

EFT

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.

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Will Cost Management Trump Innovation Investments in 2016?

Talking Logistics

In light of this economic outlook, will cost management trump innovation investments this year or will companies aim to find a happy balance? Leading companies find ways to balance cost management and innovation. It may not be 50/50, but you can’t forget about the innovation portion of it. Is cost cutting pushing aside innovation investments at your company? How do you find the right balance between cost management and innovation?

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Eyes on Innovation: 3 Supply Chain Innovation Themes to Watch

TMC

We’re sharing his original post here because supply chain innovation is a relevant topic. Innovation is all about thinking creatively and developing new solutions to universal challenges. That’s why it’s so important—and interesting—to stay on top of supply chain innovation.

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Supplier Co-Innovation: The Next Source for Economic Growth

NC State SCRC

We hear the words “innovation” as a source for growth in the economy over and over again. But what will be the true source of innovation? In effect, procurement data on supply market technologies serves as the catalyst that drives the innovation process.

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A Tour of Healthcare Supply Chain Innovation in Action

Supply Chain Matters

According to a 2015 survey of hospital executives commissioned by Cardinal Health, services reimbursement followed closely by the increasingly higher costs of supplies are two of the biggest challenges facing these executives. Financial issues, drug shortages and efficiency of the overall organization follow as major concerns. One can notice a common theme among hospital executives […].

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How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics

Cerasis

The post How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. This month China's Chang’an Automobile Engineering & Research Institute conducted a 2,000-kilometer test run of two driverless cars, The Hindu reported.

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Live Q&A with Jeff DeGraff “The Dean of Innovation”

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Join us on July 7 at 1pm EDT as we sit down with “The Dean of Innovation” Jeff DeGraff for a live Q&A. Jeff’s creative and direct take on innovation has made him a world-renowned thought leader and helped him earn the title of “The Dean of Innovation.” by Alexa Cheater.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

With all the natural disasters, political posturings and sexual harassment revelations dominating the news cycle of the past year, we sure could use some good news, and that’s exactly what we’ve got for you—the 2017 MH&L Innovation Awards.

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Logistics Hubs as Drivers of Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

For example, the Cluster Association of Innovative Logistics of Aragón (ALIA) in Spain was created by ZLC, the Aragón Institute of Technology, Aragón’s Council of Chambers of Commerce, and the Foreign Investment Office of the Government of Aragón.

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The Manufacturer’s Guide to Digitally-Led Innovation

Oracle SCM

New digital technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics offer the promise of real-time production, customer-responsive innovation, and ultra-low operating costs. The Manufacturer's Guide to Digitally Led Innovation. Innovate faster and grow market share.

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The Evolution of the Warehouse: How Innovation is Changing the Supply Chain – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

In order to achieve these objectives, innovation is going to be key. 3PL Logistics Supply Chain evolution of warehouse types innovation warehouse of the future

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Top 10 Innovative Companies

Material Handling & Logistics

Companies who reported faster revenue growth relative to key competitors allocated 25% more of their R&D budgets to software offerings than companies who reported slower revenue growth. read more. Global Supply Chain

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Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization

AIMMS

There are innovative firms that are setting the standard for innovation and successful analytics adoption, but as Actionable Intelligence expert Keith B. White paper: Optimization as a Catalyst for Innovation.

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Innovation is a Team Activity

Supply Chain @ MIT

But including innovation in the mix compounds that challenge. Featured Innovation Strategy collaborating across countries MIT CTL MIT Supply Chain Strategy Lab successful team work Supply chain innovation virtual teams

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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.

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How to Turn Your Supply Chain into an Innovation Engine | Guest Post from Erwin Hermins

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘How to Turn Your Supply Chain into an Innovation Engine’. The author, Erwin Hermans, vice president of supply chain services, describes the areas to consider when turning your supply chain into an innovation engine: An Enabler for New Business Models. So, how do you turn your supply chain into an innovation engine?

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