Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge


Thus companies can no longer rely purely on lower labor costs, but are looking for outsourcing partners that drive cost out in other ways, such as novel uses of technology, innovative processes, unique accumulated knowledge, and enlightened labor and skills management.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing


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.

JDA Labs is Hosting a Meet-up on Innovation in Human-Machine Interaction

Supply Chain Nation

On Tuesday, May 1 at 6pm, JDA Labs is hosting a meet-up with Tech3Lab at the JDA Labs office in Montreal. The topic of the meet-up is, “Innovation in Human-Machine Interaction.”. Tech3Lab will take a deeper dive into the value you can get from doing applied research when innovating with human-machine interactions. Register for the meet-up here. Innovation innovation JDA Labs JDA Labs meet-up

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.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Candidates search for job openings where they meet the basic. Meet Tim, a young college graduate with. expected to scan hundreds of applications, searching for the select few that meet. to meet you on Monday. leading investors such as Google, Randstad Innovation.

Why customer experience is driving supply chain innovation

BluJay Solutions

Keeping up with the now economy means innovating to meet growing consumer demands and delivering on customer experience. The post Why customer experience is driving supply chain innovation appeared first on BluJay Solutions.

Ecommerce Recap: Customer Experience & Innovations


We also outlined how important it is to meet Customs and trade compliance requirements to provide an extraordinary customer experience and sustainable growth. In the Ecommerce Track sessions at Descartes Evolution 2019, we discussed how retailers and 3PLs Transform the Customer Experience. Both can enhance their end customers' experience by leveraging Descartes Logistics and Supply Chain Technology.

JDA Labs is Hosting a Special Meet-up on Gamification

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On Monday, February 12 at 6pm, JDA Labs is hosting a special meet-up on studies in gameful interaction design and games user research. Get more details around the meet-up here. Innovation Supply Chain gamification innovation JDA Labs JDA Labs meet-up

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. Miscellanea Supply chain management supply chain innovationby Alexa Cheater.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week , “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation.” Customer Experience: A Bigger Focus for High-Performing and Innovator Companies.

Digital Farming: The MacDonalds meet the Jetsons

Enterra Insights

This is why the industry needs innovation to improve processes and output and to make more accurate predictions and decisions.”[4] The innovation challenge in agriculture is finding the right business model for farmers to participate in.” ”[6] Strubenhoff and Parizat conclude, “While these innovations only scratch the surface of the coming digital revolution, it’s clear that digital solutions will transform agriculture with great benefits for smallholders.”

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt


The final result is technology that you can rely on to meet your distribution needs. 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.

Logistics, Innovation, and the Future

Enterra Insights

”[1] He believes all of these innovations are good things. “More than any other time in history,” he concludes, “technology and innovation are here to make it happen.” ” E-commerce and logistics innovation. What they don’t see is the frenzy, innovations, and hard work involved in getting those packages to the door. “Logistics companies cannot afford not to be innovative,” he explains.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders


Whether it is access to data, maneuvering around competing innovation objectives, tracking down actual factory-floor operators, or involving oft-neglected procurement groups, there are internal bottlenecks everywhere. Innovation Groups do not have natural internal operations-savvy salespeople.

Meeting Demand During the Holidays


As spending on the holidays continues to grow , retailers and logistics operators have to take special measures to meet the demand. With so many opportunities for customers to shop, the biggest problem brands encounter is predicting and meeting customer demand. With continuing innovations in tech and other products, and the increasing ease of purchasing (and returning) items online, holiday retail activity is poised to keep growing on a dramatic trajectory.

SCRC Meeting: Closing the Gap Between Marketing and Procurement


Our upcoming SCRC meeting on April 25 will explore a topic that has been top of mind for me and several other people for some time. To give you a clue as to what this is about, consider the typical sessions you see at, for instance, the ISM meeting, that I plan on attending this year. The explosion of data, cloud-based computing, and the rise of other forms of technological innovations have allowed organizations to access more data than ever before in real-time.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

The open question is how to best meet those consumer needs and expectations. Source: “Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation & Logistics,” Jason Mathers, EDF, Ryder Innovate 2014.

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


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?

Insights from the SCRC Meeting on Supplier-Led Innovation

Supply Chain View from the Field

We had a great turnout with over 120 executives at our SCRC meeting today at the downtown Marriott in Raleigh. After I did a kick-off discussion emphasizing the importance of trust, integrity, and leadership in driving innovation, Dan Kettler from John Deere followed up with a discussion on how Deere is implementing their Partner Integration program for branded products in Turf Care. Supplier innovation allows us to get into certain markets and get into them rapidly.

Getting Creative with The Dean of Innovation


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.

Better Visibility Drives Supply Chain Value and Innovation

Talking Logistics

According to the research report “ Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation ,” control tower visibility is hailed across the board, from above-average performers to late adopters, as both the second-highest investment priority and technology that will deliver the greatest value in the next five years. This in turn yields improved performance and customer experience – key indicators of supply chain leaders and innovators.

Supply Chain Innovation: Plan or Perish in the “Cold Chain”


Supply chain planners need to optimize inventory to maximize residual life while meeting service level targets. When shelf life is not an issue, you can stock up to meet service level goals. Like many food manufacturers, Findus often favored high service levels to meet customer demand.

Oracle empowers organisations to meet accelerating market changes with major innovations to Supply Chain Management Cloud

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To help organisations meet rapidly changing business demands, Oracle has announced significant expansions to Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud

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8 innovations that are transforming supply chains

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With many companies continuing to work towards supply chain optimization , the industry is ripe for innovation. Listed in no particular order, here’s a look at eight of the most prominent innovations that are transforming supply chains.

Supply Chain Innovation Technology: No Longer Just a “Build vs. Buy” Decision

Talking Logistics

In the past, companies could afford to be laggards, but the pace of change is so fast today, that waiting too long to innovate could put them so far behind the competition that they would never catch up. Innovation is not something that you start and stop; it’s something that you have to do continuously. Today, when it comes to supply chain innovation technology, it’s no longer just a build vs. buy decision.

“Supplier-Led Innovation” – Theme for Upcoming SCRC Meeting April 23-24, 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

Our SCRC team sent out invitations to our next SCRC meeting on April 23 and 24, which will focus on a theme that is often discussed in the press, but which many people have yet to really define effectively: “ Managing Relationships to Drive Supplier-Led Innovation.”. However, have you ever wondered about what it takes to put the right pieces in place to get to this highest level of product and process innovation, leading to the purest form of collaboration in the supply chain?

What’s Driving Disruptive Innovation in Supply Chain Planning?


Disruptive innovation is changing the supply chain planning vendor space. January 11, 2016), she sums up her observations, “In the market there is a clearer understanding that the software planning functionality by Oracle and SAP does not meet today’s business requirements.

Today, What is Innovation?


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.

Lead Logistics Provider Capabilities Will Require Customized Innovation


1] Speech given by David Quintilio, SCRC Meeting, December 2018. [2] With the onset of cloud computing, automation, and machine learning, organizations are integrating their global supply chains, they are finding themselves with more transactional data than they could have ever imagined.

Where Bricks-and-Mortar Meets Omni-Channel

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OPTSUM 2015: Where SCM meets Science

Supply Chain Nation

Suresh Acharya, vice president of JDA Labs’ optimization team, provided a bird’s eye view of the innovation projects his team is working on, as well as an area of work that the research community can collaborate on to achieve a breakthrough.

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Examining Industry Innovations for 2019 and Beyond!

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Check out Supply Chain Innovation: The Path to Success! It is no surprise, then, that the latest technologies are the cornerstone of business innovations for the foreseeable future. Of all of the innovations mentioned in this article, Industry 4.0 Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Move over old man. It’s time to meet supply chain planning 4.0


As outlined in the diagram below, the bimodal approach advocated by Gartner is about innovating on top of a stable platform. Once the value of the innovation has been captured and stabilized it can be drawn into the stable platform. It’s time to meet supply chain planning 4.0

Design for the Supply Chain Pt 2: Innovative


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.

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


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.