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The Saga of Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Shaman

Big Tech innovation did very little to improve supply chains, but the implications of these layoffs loom large adding another layer to the current disruption. But, the line between innovation and value is not clear. The innovations that I believe drove true value are few.


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Megatrends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Megatrends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation. And what are the key industry trends and innovations? In E2open’s Supply Chain Innovation Report 2021 , 73% of respondents claimed their supply chain is either moderately, slightly, or not at all resilient.

Innovations in E-grocery

Logistics Viewpoints

This article is from KNAPP and looks at innovations in e-grocery. Businesses are increasingly reaching for innovative ways to process their orders, essentially moving towards full automation. And this brings us to our next innovative process.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Digital Megatrends – Shaping Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Digital megatrends – Shaping Supply Chain Innovation. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can achieve this by tapping into technological megatrends shaping supply chain innovations, – like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and software as a service (SaaS).

Will the Pandemic and Inflation Kill Innovation?

Enterra Insights

Faced with a growing number of challenges, many companies asked: Should we stick with what has worked in the past or pursue innovations that could set us up for the future? According to journalist Matt Richtel ( @mrichtel ), studies have shown, “Outwardly, we praise innovation.

Innovation in the Supply Chain’s Last Mile

Enterra Insights

Last Mile Innovation. For that reason, retailers continue to look for innovative ways to reduce costs. The Swiss project is not the only last mile innovation in the works. 5] Ivan Ariza, “ Innovators Continue to Shape the Last Mile.

Innovation in the Supply Chain’s Last Mile

Enterra Insights

Last Mile Innovation. For that reason, retailers continue to look for innovative ways to reduce costs. The Swiss project is not the only last mile innovation in the works. 5] Ivan Ariza, “ Innovators Continue to Shape the Last Mile.

My Failure Of Using Design Thinking To Drive Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Shaman

This post focuses on my failure to use design thinking to spark innovation with supply chain teams and my lessons learned. Today, six years later, I reflect on the gaps of the methodology as it applies to supply chain innovation. Supply chain management is a team sport.

The Modern Supply Chain: Global Challenges and Best Practices

Speaker: Bart Huthwaite - Principal, RSM, Operations and Supply Chain

Fueled by innovation and modernization, Bart Huthwaite will unpack how developing and improving your resilience and adaptability will future-proof your global supply chain and set you up for long-term success.

Innovations in Transportation Management Systems

Prophetic Technology

Supply Chain (SC) disruption brought the foremost technological innovations, especially when discussing transportation improvements.

Peak Season Supply Chain Challenges Spur Innovation


The post Peak Season Supply Chain Challenges Spur Innovation appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The typical peak season supply chain presents its own set of challenges yearly. However, this peak season is one never seen before.

Innovation maze

Supply Chain Movement

How can you identify the innovations that will really take your company forward? These technologies also receive plenty of attention at conferences and events which promise – usually implicitly – to guide delegates through the innovation maze. I mentioned that we’d recently organized the second edition of our European Supply Chain Start-up Contest and that we’ve seen a wide variety of innovations. The post Innovation maze appeared first on Supply Chain Movement.

Factors influencing Supply Chain Innovation

Prophetic Technology

supply chain innovationCurrent circumstances have been changing global businesses.

How to Transform Your Supply Chain: Digitization for Decision-Making

Speaker: Hannah Testani, CEO of Intelligent Audit

The future of the supply chain industry will take the emotion out of decision-making by leveraging innovative technology to transform raw data into actionable intelligence. Join us for this exclusive webinar with Hannah Testani to learn how to improve your company’s bottom line and, ultimately, your end customer experience.

Automation Innovation

Supply Chain Brain

A combination of intensifying customer demands and massively disruptive events such as the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers to embrace innovation at an unprecedented pace

3 Innovations Driving Sustainability in Supply Chains


The post 3 Innovations Driving Sustainability in Supply Chains appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Supply Chain Sustainability green supply chain innovation kuebix tms sustainabilitySustainability has been an increasingly important topic of conversation in business operations.

Executive Q&A: Business Innovation May Be Silver Lining of Supply Chain Crisis - ToolsGroup


Businesses around the world are fighting the supply chain crisis with planning and operational improvements. Executive Q&A with Daniel Harms, President of Americas for Optimas Solutions, and David Barton, General Manager of North America for ToolsGroup

Supply Chain Innovation Summit


Join us virtually in Europe at Supply Chain Innovation 4.0 on May 20 – 21 to learn about the latest technological innovations in supply chain planning and how they can help your company to digitalize and run your supply chains autonomously. .

New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

HWI Unleashes Continuous Innovation

Logistics Viewpoints

They view their implementation of a tightly integrated suite of applications delivered in a public cloud infrastructure from Oracle as a platform on which they can build to help drive continuous innovation. HWI uses an innovative way to produce and deliver monolithic products in 55-pound bags.

Oracle’s Point of View on Continuous Innovation

Logistics Viewpoints

Executives from HarbisonWalker International are talking about how their broad implementation of Oracle Cloud applications allowed them to unleash continuous innovation. Jeff and I discussed the concept of continuous innovation. Jeff Stiles is the VP Solutions Marketing at Oracle.

Logistics Innovation Lessons From DHL’s Innovation Officer


Innovators see the world differently. And innovation, technology and logistics are more intertwined than ever. When we heard Joeri Kuik, VP at DHL Global Forwarding, Global Head of DHL Lead Logistics Partner and Chief Innovation Officer, get up at the eft 3PL Summit in Venlo and say that the biggest logistics technology innovation in the last century was the shipping container, we had to hear how DHL is planning on changing that.

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. Christensen’s concept is that businesses will reject innovation based on the fact that the customer cannot currently use the innovation delaying the adoption of great ideas. The spark from Invention to Innovation is slow. Invention into Innovation in Planning.

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Continuous delivery drives continued supply chain innovation


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. Wouldn’t you rather get immediate access to the latest supply chain innovations as soon as they become available? With continual access to the latest features and capabilities, you’ll be able to drive sustained supply chain innovation. by Alexa Cheater.

Using Design Thinking to drive SC Innovation

Prophetic Technology

supply chain innovationWe should see the Supply Chain Management (SCM) as a team. Its success depends on a working party pulling together towards a common goal and operating through a collaborative alignment.

How to Create Successful and Innovative Products!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Product innovation is at the center of many success stories. Every product that exists now, or that existed before, was once an innovation. The most notable innovative products of late have been mostly technological. That was a disruptive innovation back then, and rightfully so.

Mind the Gap: Where to Find the Greatest Opportunities for Supply Chain Innovation and Improvement

Talking Logistics

Read more Mind the Gap: Where to Find the Greatest Opportunities for Supply Chain Innovation and Improvement. The post Mind the Gap: Where to Find the Greatest Opportunities for Supply Chain Innovation and Improvement appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

[PODCAST] Case Study: How Freight Tech Innovation Provided Efficiency & Reduced Freight Costs


Listen to “Case Study_How Freight Tech Innovation Provided Efficiency & Reduced Freight Costs” on Spreaker. The post [PODCAST] Case Study: How Freight Tech Innovation Provided Efficiency & Reduced Freight Costs appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Keeping Corporate Innovation Alive

Enterra Insights

The post Keeping Corporate Innovation Alive appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Business Innovation Supply ChainDestroying things is always easier and quicker than building them and killing things is always easier and cheaper than keeping … Continued.

ONS Retail Figures: Retailers must continue to focus on innovation

IT Supply Chain

The post ONS Retail Figures: Retailers must continue to focus on innovation appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Alexia Pedersen (pictured). VP of EMEA, O’Reilly. Industry Talk

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.

Racing With the Machine: Is your Supply Chain role in peril?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the next big thing in innovation and digital strategy, so is the robotic takeover we have long feared here already? Join RPA expert, Serene Keng and globally renowned logistics expert, Professor Richard Wilding, OBE who will discuss the recent whitepaper released by Automation Anywhere on Robotic Process Automation and how jobs in the Supply Chain workforce will be affected.

Amazon Supply Chain Innovation Continues

Logistics Viewpoints

Three years ago, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article about the Amazon supply chain , asking if it was the most innovative in the world. The Amazon supply chain continues to be one of, if not the most, innovative in the world.

Innovation – “the Commercialization of an Invention”


Let’s tackle innovation! One of the reasons that our discussion on innovation follows my previous articles on agility and capabilities is that they are precursors to innovation. Defining Innovation. We want to be innovative, open to new ideas and ways of doing things.

DTC Logistics Innovation with Rick Watson

The Logistics of Logistics

Rick Watson and Joe Lynch discuss DTC Logistics innovation. Key Takeaways: DTC Logistics Innovation. In the podcast interview, Rick and Joe discussed DTC logistics innovation and some of the recent moves by industry leaders in the retail and logistics verticals.

Innovation and Problem-Solving

Enterra Insights

”[1] She goes on to note, “History suggests that the greatest drivers for inventions and innovations were in times of war, famine, pandemic, and death.” ” That may be true; however, businesses need to innovate constantly — not just in perilous times.

8 Reasons Why Your Supply Chain Needs a Low-Code/No-Code Digital Platform

Low-code/no-code is a powerful innovation in software development that’s already redefining what’s possible with digital supply chain and procurement platforms. Read this whitepaper from TechTarget and GEP to see how it can benefit your enterprise.