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.

Procurement Leaders ’17: Supplier enabled innovation is a foundation for procurement’s strategic repositioning


I had the opportunity to sit in on a number of sessions at Procurement Leaders American Congress 2017 in Miami this week. Innovation is our life blood – not just with products, but with processes, in the way we are organized and the way we use technology.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

These 36 innovative companies have figured out how to hack their operations, gaining some financial or media recognition for their methods. Kick back, be inspired and happy innovating. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

The title of my presentation is Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Results: Why Innovation Matters in a Fast-Changing World. We are currently seeing the rise of supply chain operating networks, the business equivalents of Facebook and LinkedIn, which are enabling communities of trading partners to communicate, collaborate, and execute business processes in more efficient, scalable, and innovative ways. Descartes Systems Group : Evolution 2015 , May 19-21, Miami, FL.

How supply chain managers are looking at sustainability

ModusLink Corporation

Some of our executives recently attended SCM World Live in Miami.

This Week in Logistics News (March 16-20, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Prime Now Expands: One-Hour Delivery on Tens of Thousands of Daily Essentials Now Available to Prime Members in Baltimore and Miami. TomTom Telematics: Innovative real-time driving advice lets professional driver anticipate the road ahead.

The Digital Supply Chain: Making The Leap With A Ball and Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke on the evolution of the digital supply chains and my vision for Supply Chain 2020 at the World Trade Group Event in Miami. Leaders will work with technology innovators to build the network of networks ensuring interoperability between networks.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. There was plenty of learning and networking at the CSCMP Annual Conference this week, which I’ll write about in a future post.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami (VentureBeat). Great stuff, but I believe the rate of innovation in omnichannel solutions is far outpacing what most retailers are able to implement and execute today.

Ryder showcases “smart warehouses”


NYSE: R), has announced smart warehouses in the Miami, Dallas, and Chicago markets. The warehouses, established for three leading global consumer brands, bring together innovative startup technologies and smart capabilities customized to optimize operations and best serve customer needs. Ryder redefines the smart warehouse as mobile, flexible & scalable through partnerships with innovative startups in robotics, drones, sensors, and wearable tech. Ryder System, Inc.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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Procurement Leaders Blog Post: Cross-Functional Teaming is Easier Said Then Done


Continuing my reporting of the Procurement Leaders meeting in Miami, I sat in on a very interesting session that included three professionals from very different walks of life: Captain Harry Thetford – Defense Logistics Agency. Then this becomes a great forum for innovation.”

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Beyond the Blockchain Hype

Enterra Insights

” According to Higginson, the value of blockchain technology is derived from four innovations: cryptographic keys, decentralization, chaining blocks of information together, and process integrity. British Airways : “In 2017, British Airways, together with three airports (London, Geneva, and Miami) and SITA (an IT company focused on the airline industry), created a small Proof of Concept to test synchronizing operational flight data across multiple stakeholders.

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Tesla’s Master Plan Part Deux and the Future of Line Haul deliveries


A journey from Chicago to Miami which currently would take a human driver a minimum of 31 hours to complete due to hours of service regulations would take a fully autonomous vehicle 20 hours to complete. Source: Mercedes-Benz.

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5G and the Future of Smart Cities

Enterra Insights

Dallas; Denver; Houston; Miami; Sacramento, Calif.; ” Tom Wheeler ( @tewheels ), a Brookings Institution Visiting Fellow in the Center for Technology Innovation, reports, “The Wireless Industry Association warns the U.S. It will create new services, spur innovation, and stimulate economic growth. The hype about fifth generation (aka 5G) wireless technology is just beginning. The importance of this technology, however, cannot be overstressed.

Ryder Places First Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Order with Chanje Energy and Begins to Roll Out Charging Stations

Supply Chain Network

Miami, November 2, 2017 —Ryder System, Inc. Ryder is continually monitoring emerging fleet technologies and works closely with the technology providers and equipment manufacturers building innovative features to provide feedback around functionality, usability, and adaptability.