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Amazon’s Supply Chain Innovation Delivers Results

The 21st Century Supply Chain

According to the article, “Amazon continues to reinvest all of its free cash flow into growth initiatives rather than shareholder dividends and to pioneer innovative approaches, such as delivery drones.” by Alexa Cheater There’s no denying Amazon is a Goliath in the online marketplace.

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.

Innovation

Supply Chain Expert Community

I am the Chair of the Innovation Awards of the Manufacturers' Summit for the Inland Empire, and we have been quite busy preparing for this Friday's summit (see below). It is important to encourage innovation for the obvious reason that if we do not innovate, we will stand still.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

We have an employment skills gap , an uncoordinated approach to nurturing innovation, and an export imbalance. government is following suit by establishing a network of manufacturing innovation hubs throughout the country. The NNMI is the infrastructure for the innovation network.

Technology Reshaping the Modern Supply Chain - White Paper

Modern Supply Chain WHITE PAPER By Gregory Braun Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing C3 Solutions 2In Brief It’s no secret that tech innovations have become key to the evolution of business processes. are the enablers for all the other tech innovations we’ve. How Technology.

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?

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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.

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 ”.

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

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

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

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

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

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‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

Getting Creative with The Dean of Innovation

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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.

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

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 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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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 […].

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.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Latest Gartner Supply Chain Predictions

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For technology initiatives , Gartner analyst Steve Steutermann offered several imperatives for global execution, such as designing supply chains to accommodate innovation.

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.

Innovation: People, Process, or Both?

Enterra Insights

“What’s more critical to producing a breakthrough innovation,” asks Andrea Ovans, Senior Editor of the Harvard Business Review, “finding creative … Continued. The post Innovation: People, Process, or Both? Business Innovation Supply Chain

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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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?

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A Fresh Take on Supply Chain Innovation

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How big ideas can redesign your supply chain