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 ”.

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.

Chasing Amazon? Learn About Dynamic Warehousing Strategies

those advantages are tied closely to their innovative approach to supply chain. innovative logistics as a strategic weapon. innovation from organizations like Amazon exacerbate those stresses even further. 1www.flexe.comResearch & Analysis by FLEXE, Inc.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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?

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 […].

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

Retailers, of every shape and size, are faced with the threat: “Innovate or die.”. The post Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy? eCommerce is fast-paced and competitive. Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death.

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.

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

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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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016

Material Handling & Logistics

MH&L honors the achievements and initiatives from the past year that are most likely to improve supply chains for years to come. read more. Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation

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.

Creating Resiliency Through Innovation

Supply Chain Nation

It stands to reason that our response to this change has to reach beyond traditional thinking into the innovative. “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” ” — Albert Einstein.

Are Mega Acquisitions Toxic for Product, Process and Supply Chain Innovation?

Supply Chain Matters

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The Future is Bright with Innovation

Supply Chain Nation

Innovation is top of mind in 2017. Innovation Retail Supply Chain friday in 5Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. Here’s a quick roundup of some industry news, including a look at the store associate of the future, robotic delivery services, and the ethics of driverless cars. . The store associate of the future.

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.

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?

API Technology Leads to Logistics Innovations

Transportfolio

In a world of fast-paced change, customer demands are forcing supply chains to adapt and use innovation to drive performance improvements, or else risk competitive threats. The post API Technology Leads to Logistics Innovations appeared first on Transportfolio.

A Fresh Take on Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain 24/7

How big ideas can redesign your supply chain

How Today’s Technology Innovations May Change the Future of Supply Chains

Transportfolio

How will today’s supply chain innovations and experiments—like autonomous vehicles, drones, and “the Uber approach”—impact the supply chains of tomorrow? The post How Today’s Technology Innovations May Change the Future of Supply Chains appeared first on Transportfolio.

FOCUS 2015: On Track for Innovation

Supply Chain Nation

When I was asked to organize the Innovation and Thought Leadership track at FOCUS 2015 , I recognized that I would need to assemble some high-impact speakers who would get attendees thinking about the radical changes they need to make in their supply chains.