Four Technology Tools Impacting Logistics

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: David Broering, SVP, Integrated Solutions, provides insights on commonly referenced technology tools and their application to the rapidly digitizing logistics space.

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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.

[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.

Want to disrupt your supply chain? Check out this new analytical tool

ToolsGroup

Brad Householder, Founder and CEO of b2i, spoke at the ToolsGroup TG18 user conference recently and presented an innovative approach to strategically analyze your value chain to focus digital investments.

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Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

AI-powered tools to assist with their hiring efforts.2 %69 AI-powered tools — but only for. access to tools like chatbots for. use AI-powered tools to expedite. tools to match employers with applicants best. For candidates — Tools like AllyO simplify the.

How Peapod drives supply chain innovation and efficiency with analytics

AIMMS

It’s an exciting era for retail as companies continue to focus on creating and providing a great experience for their customers, while driving innovation and market share. The tool also ensures fast moving items are slotted at ideal grabbing height, minimizing reaching or crouching.

A Decision-Making Tool for Designing Reverse Logistics Networks

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) has initiated a research project to help enterprises design networks for reverse logistics operations that meet their organizational objectives.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

In terms of industry value, a 2014 Deloitte study highlighted two major areas of influence for 3D printing in automotive applications: as a source of product innovation and as a driver of supply chain transformation. By Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

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.

Creating an Innovative Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

An oft-heard business battle cry is: Innovate or die! Weaver observes, “We have seen many businesses over the past several years run into problems due to a lack of supply chain innovation, slow reaction to changing market conditions and a resistance to change.” ” What drives supply chain innovation? Edwin Lopez ( @EdwinLopezT37 ), editor of Supply Chain Dive , asked a number of supply chain professionals, “What drives supply chain innovation?”

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.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Latest Gartner Supply Chain Predictions

ToolsGroup

Chris Clowes, International Operations Manager at Costa Express, presented a case study explaining how they transformed their business using powerful demand analytics tools.

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

Kinaxis

No off the shelf tools exist. ‘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.

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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.

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?

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

In that spirit, we’ve combed the MH&L archives for the most innovative supply chain developments of the past year, as reported in our print magazine, on our website, in our e-newsletters, or our various social media channels.

Building strong relations through innovation & co-creation in China

Supply Chain Movement

And innovation and co-creation can save companies up to €200,000 and 10 weeks of product development work. Product development and innovation activities should not be restricted to Europe. If you are among them, you could benefit from European-Chinese co-creation and innovative design thinking to gear up your business for the future. After all, you’ve done all the interesting and innovative work yourself already, right? The Design Thinking Innovation Model.

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Hits the SPOT: A Look at L’Oréal’s Sustainability Tool

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

This year, Fast Company picked L’Oréal’s Sustainable Product Optimization Tool (SPOT) as a finalist in the ‘General Excellence’ category of its World Changing Ideas Awards. And it’s no mean feat; this is the first tool to calculate the social impact of cosmetics.

Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization

AIMMS

There are innovative firms that are setting the standard for innovation and successful analytics adoption, but as Actionable Intelligence expert Keith B. Off-the-shelf tools cannot provide this, so they see a great opportunity to embrace a technology like AIMMS.

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Unlocking Innovation from Your Supply Chain – Lessons from Formula 1 Racing

ivalua

The theme of the evening was “Unlocking Innovation from your Supply Chain” with presentations and discussion focused on insights, knowledge sharing and learning from the F1 Grand Prix Pit Stops. Alex Saric, Ivalua’s CMO, describing the tangible financial impacts of supply chain innovations.

New report reveals gaps in data and tools for digital transformation

Alloy

Recent findings from North Carolina State University indicate that in most companies, Excel is still the go-to analytics tool and each employee spends 2.5 Takeaway #3: Access to better analytics tools, please!

Innovation in the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

Many a pundit has predicted that companies failing to innovate and/or transform into digital enterprises will end up failing. That begs the question: How has innovation changed in the digital age? AI and innovation. They are: Creating Space For 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.

Innovating spare parts logistics with 3D printing

EFT

In terms of industry value, a 2014 Deloitte study highlighted two major areas of influence for 3D printing in automotive applications: as a source of product innovation and as a driver of supply chain transformation. 3D printing is revolutionising the way spare parts is managed.

Transparency and innovation in Ahold’s logistics

Supply Chain Movement

During a Supply Chain Media roundtable discussion, he explained Ahold’s philosophy behind the use of third parties: ‘The transport company takes a business risk to achieve important innovations for the sector.’. Smart innovations.

Focused Innovation for Market Success

QAD

People are often confounded about innovation, claiming that you can’t program ideas. The reality is that you can, by applying focused innovation techniques, and it all starts with understanding your customers’ needs. Answering that question is the first step to focused innovation.

Your Innovation Platform for the Digital Thread

Oracle SCM

The Need for Continuous Innovation. Today, PLM needs to become an Innovation Platform, a Smart Connected Applications (Platform) that creates a Digital Thread. If you’re a net new Oracle PLM Customer, we suggest you onboard PLM Cloud directly for quick return on innovation.

UPS Supply Chain Innovation Keynote Presentation at SCRC Meeting this Fall

NC State SCRC

This has prompted UPS to create a new division, Supply Chain Innovation, that is tasked with helping to identify approaches to the evolution of supply chain outsourcing.

Start-ups, corporate or customers – Who is actually doing the innovation?

Supply Chain Movement

Guest post by Philip Diekhöner, Innovation Strategist & Author, Singapore and closing keynote speaker at the Exchainge conference (September 27th 2017 in Frankfurt). Large organisations have been mesmerised by the challenge of understanding where innovation comes from, but so far they have only really touched on how innovation is created, without an understanding of who will be doing the innovating. So, who is doing the innovating?

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

Supply Chain Nation

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. Their mission is to perform applied research in the field of user experience (UX), conducting scientific advances to create new UX evaluation tools for industry and research and to train future UX research professionals for industry, as well as for scientific research.

4 Innovative Supply Chain Management Techniques

AFFLINK

Innovation is at the heart of many kinds of success. For supply chain management, innovation means making a business more efficient by improving the way inventory and logistics are handled.

5 Things to Know About NextGen Supply Chain Technology & Innovation

Supply Chain 24/7

In its 2018 Annual Industry Report, MHI advises companies to “think big, but start small” when implementing new technology tools and systems

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Wanted: Innovative Responses to a New Security Threat

Supply Chain @ MIT

One of the main types of supply chain innovations (SCI) entails challenging the dominant design. Companies often lack the in-house tools and resources to properly evaluate their vulnerabilities, much less respond quickly.

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.