5 Key Supply Chain Technologies Needed to Go Omnichannel


More companies are actively engaging with consumers in search of the ultimate omnichannel sales experience as the strength of online sales increase, reports Supply Chain Quarterly. Unlike traditional supply chains, omnichannel supply chains rely on the successful integration and application of data, process standardization and high-tech tools to ensure a seamless flow of information and products. Analytics to Uncover Issues in the Supply Chain.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. We’re always trying to stay on top of Supply Chain developments at Argentus.

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The Digital Supply Chain Demands the Use of Smart Supply Chain Technologies


Modern supply chains have access to more information and technology than ever before, creating a new, digital supply chain. However, the digital supply chain has grown increasingly reliant on the use of “smart technologies,” such as those involved in automated data capture, analyses and the Internet of Things (IoT). Deploying Smart Supply Chain Technologies. The Benefits of Smart Technologies in the Digital Supply Chain.

New Supply Chain Technology: The Real Cost of Inaction


In this blog, Greg discusses the real cost of inaction when you dont adopt new supply chain technology. New Supply Chain Technology: The Real Cost of Inaction. When should you invest in new technology", [link].

[INFOGRAPHICS] 4 Uses of Supply Chain Technology Applications Moving Shippers into the Future of Effective Management


In today's highly competitive marketplace, it’s imperative for businesses to innovate new ways to streamline their supply chain and optimize productivity. Additionally, through a more stable and efficient supply chain, you can greatly enhance customer satisfaction and retention.

Marked Increase in Supply Chain Technology M&A Activity

Supply Chain Matters

There has been a marked uptick in merger and acquisition activity involving technology surrounding supply chain management. Three different announcements, involving OpenText, Descartes Systems and JAGGAER each demonstrate various strategies for augmenting technology, business services and vertical industry depth.

Exciting changes drive key supply chain technology investments

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve just returned from attending and participating in several supply chain conferences around the country. There’s a palpable excitement in our industry about the sweeping changes fundamentally altering supply chain operations.

Xilinx: Fight the urge to be precise – How supply chain technology is helping Xilinx

The 21st Century Supply Chain

a supplier of programmable logic devices, the focus is more on speed than optimization, says Alex Brown, vice president of supply chain. And what allows Xillinx to embrace and tame this complexity is their supply chain planning technology.

New Supply Chain Technology Best Practices

Supply Chain 24/7

This paper provides information about five new innovative technologies that could greatly impact the supply chain, it delves into the many benefits of each technology as well as some challenges, and it gives you a peek into an amazing future

5 Guiding Principles for Successful Supply Chain Technology Projects

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

A new wave of technology has crashed onto the shores of supply chain management.

The Most Important Considerations in Your Organization’s Supply Chain Technology Investment Plans

Supply Chain Matters

Tomorrow, this author will be joining a distinguished compliment of speakers at the 7th Annual Supply Chain Management Summit sponsored by Bryant University and Benneker Industries. This event is turning out to be one of few premiere New England regional conferences focused on current issues and learning in supply chain management. My presentation is titled: New Developments in Supply Chain Technology- What to Consider in Your Supply Chain Investment Plans.

The Top Universities for Supply Chain Technology Education

Inbound Logistics

A new study determines the top 15 undergraduate and graduate supply chain management programs in the United States, based on the teaching of technology, software, and quantitative tools used by supply chain professionals, as well as the variety and depth of this coursework

Logistics and Supply Chain Technology, 2015-2020: Part III


This post is part three in the Logistics and Supply Chain Technology 2015-2020 series, with insights from Martijn Graat, the founder of LogisticsMatter. We’ve recently focused on major technology innovations that will change the world.

7 Supply Chain Technology Trends Set to Disrupt Supply Chains in 2017 and Beyond


What supply chain technology trends are set to revolutionize your supply chain in 2017 and beyond? As 2017 comes into focus, several key technological initiatives are topping corporate agendas. Here are 7 Supply Chain Technology Trends for 2017.

4 Supply Chain Technologies that Add Flexibility and Give Consumers What They Want


Traditional supply chains have survived a long time without requiring too much deviation. Adding flexibility to your supply chain is now a must-have to stay relevant with your customers. Supply chain managers are using this as a seasonal solution.

What Does “1+1=3” Really Mean with Supply Chain Technology?

Logistics Viewpoints

Stepping Out of Paradigms Dictated by Technological Limitations of the Past One of the biggest opportunities to dramatically improve supply chain performance occurs when traditional supply chain functions are decomposed and reinvented as integrated business processes.

Supply Chain Talk: What Makes a Supply Chain Technology Partnership Work?


The best advice for companies looking at supply chain technology solutions is to find one that does not just acquiesce to every want, but one that looks at the bigger picture to ensure that you can succeed in the short and long-term. In this week’s ‘Supply Chain Talk,' Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh discusses what makes a good technology partnership, drawing from his years of first-hand experiences. Happy clients are not always good partners.

Blockchain: The Next Evolution of Supply Chains

Material Handling & Logistics

Blockchain technology could help lead to a reinvention of retail supply chains. Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation GoldPeter Loop. read more.

How Logistics Must Change to Meet Holiday Retail Needs

Material Handling & Logistics

Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution NewsExpectations surrounding e-commerce sales have changed and are now part of the logistic equation. read more.

This Week in Logistics News (August 7-11, 2017)

Talking Logistics

It was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, but here are the items that caught my attention. Oracle Introduces Major Innovations to Supply Chain Management Cloud.

The Marketing and Selling of Cloud-Based Technology

Supply Chain Matters

In our previous Supply Chain Matters commentary, we called attention to the significant winds of change that are blowing across the high tech and consumer electronics industry. Much of this has to do with more rapid cycles of advanced technology including the advent of cloud-based software applications and IT infrastructure.

This is the world’s largest container ship….and it’s massive

The Network Effect

Supply Chain Management supply chain management supply chain technology David Hecker/Getty Images. Last month the world’s largest container ship, the MSC Oscar , set sail from a South Korean shipyard.

Technology Trends: Top Supply Chain Technology Trends in 2016

River Logic

Disappointing consumer spending meant lower than hoped-for performances for many supply chain businesses in 2016. But a healthy end to the year, which saw an increase in interest rates (for just the second time in the last ten years) and a rising consumer price index as well as some exciting new technologies, meant the year ended on a high – with many looking forward to 2017. Supply Chain

Top 10 Technologies That Will Disrupt Your Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Supply chains are evolving to become digital supply networks, which are on-demand and always-on. Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Drones and Autonomous VehiclesIs your company ready for this evolution? read more.

Before You Hire a Logistics Data Scientist

Talking Logistics

The digital transformation of supply chains — it’s a phrase you hear a lot these days, but what is different today compared to the late 1990s and early 2000s when the internet, Web, and dotcoms triggered their own business transformations?

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Want a gold medal? Forget the Traditional Approach When Driving a Supply Chain Technology Project!


Any supply chain technology project taking a year risks being delayed or stalled by changing business priorities: operational issues, bad business performance, mergers & acquisitions, …. A Supply Chain Technology Project is very complex, requiring an iterative approach.

How Manufacturing Risks Will Affect Global Suply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

"Disruptive technologies such as additive manufacturing and robotic process automation will continue to transform the manufacturing world by reshaping the production cycle in the longer term,” according to new report by Cushman & Wakefield. Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation

Deliver Better Patient Care through Transportation Management

Ryder Exchange

One place to combat this, while meeting the rising demands of customers and healthcare providers, is in the supply chain. Healthcare Supply Chain Technology Transportation Management

How Advancements in Technology are Facilitating Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

While in some ways obtaining supply chain visibility has gotten more difficult over the years, due to globalization, outsourcing, product proliferation, and other factors, in other ways it has gotten easier thanks to advancements in technology.

Logistics Hall of Fame—Class of 2016

Material Handling & Logistics

Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution WarehousingThe Logistics Hall of Fame honors some of the most significant logistics achievements of the past 500 years. read more.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

The best path forward, however, is not to build your own connectivity network, but to join existing communities of trading partners that are already connected to third-party B2B networks, which I call Supply Chain Operating Networks (SCONs). Overview of Supply Chain Operating Network.

The Most Read Posts So Far (Summer 2016)

The Network Effect

Logistics Supply Chain Management Technology The Network Effect Transportation logistics supply chain technology transportationWith summer almost over, I thought it a good time to take a look back at our top posts of. The post The Most Read Posts So Far (Summer 2016) appeared first on The Network Effect.

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?


Of course, we live in a high technology powered supply chain world, but often, as we noted in our 5 Upfront LTL Tips post, if you don’t remember the basics and best practices, no technology is going to fix those issues, but only make them more apparent.

3 Steps to Achieving Predictive Logistics

Talking Logistics

Smarter decisions require looking at the supply chain as a network of digital information opposed to physical assets. If harnessed correctly, supply chain data can be the key that unlocks new forms of efficiency, profitability and differentiated customer service.

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Unexpected Support to Robotics in the Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

Logistics technology is increasingly valuable. Warehouses, trailers and operators use technology to improve productivity, efficiency and service. Autonomous technologies are changing supply chain processes – influencing businesses to work faster, at a lower cost.

Digitalization Boosts Demand for Supply Chain Software

Material Handling & Logistics

The market for supply chain software has risen to $13 billion, thanks in part to a rising demand for agility. Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Newsread more.

Supply Chain Matters Unveils Ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast medium, traditionally provide a series of predictions for the coming year. These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry specific and global supply chain cross-functional teams in helping […].

Top 10 Technologies That Will Disrupt Your Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Supply chains are evolving to become digital supply networks, which are on-demand and always-on. Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Drones and Autonomous VehiclesIs your company ready for this evolution? read more.

What Should Industry and Global Supply Chain Teams Anticipate in 2017

Supply Chain Matters

As we approach the New Year holiday which marks the beginning of 2017, we are heads-down in the preparation of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Supply Chain Matters blog readers should anticipate the full unveiling of our 2017 predictions over the first two weeks in January. We do however want to […].

Preparing Skills for the Future of Supply Chain Management

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bob Ferrari The following guest blog commentary is contributed by Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor of the Supply Chain Matters blog and Managing Director of the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group LLC. In some sense, it can be a supply and demand challenge.