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.

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.

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.

[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.

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].

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.

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.

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.

A Word of Caution for Supply Chain Technology Accelerators

Talking Logistics

“A group of logistics entrepreneurs is launching a Silicon Valley-style accelerator [named Dynamo] for supply-chain technology startups, aiming to draw new investment and talent to the freight business,” reported Loretta Chao in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. The Dynamo backers hope their program will help attract top technology talent to the more industrial side of distribution, which has a reputation for being old-fashioned and resistant to change.

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

What Kindergarten Lesson Applies Best to Supply Chain Technology?

Talking Logistics

Software infrastructure was almost undoubtedly not what Robert had on his mind as he wrote his credo many years ago, but the adage applies so well when discussing the benefits of multi-tenant technology. Here are four areas of value with multi-tenant technology: Connectivity – For applications that seek to connect users or companies to create a network, the need to be part of a multi-tenant environment is obvious.

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.

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.

Modernizing Fulfillment Centers: Why Fulfillment & Distribution Centers Must Correspond With E-Commerce & Supply Chain Technology


Modern warehousing technology must correspond with the explosion of technology in e-commerce and throughout supply chains for these key reasons. Bring Your Fulfillment and Distribution Centers into the World of Modern Warehousing With an Expert in Supply Chain Technology.

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.

These Advanced Supply Chain Technologies will Solidify the Digital Supply Chain in 2018


The type and capabilities of supply chain technology is expanding, and technology will only grow more important in effective supply chain management in 2018. From the increased demand to data-driven decision-making through the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) to the use of cloud-based technologies, supply chain technology will advance light years in the coming months. Blockchain Technology Will Emerge in Greater Detail.

What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important?


What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important? With so many options and varying levels of service, understanding supply chain technology may seem overwhelming—especially if your organization is growing. 5 essential uses of supply chain technology.

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.

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.

The Next Generation of Global Supply Chain Technology Is Here: Navisphere® Vision


When we founded TMC nearly 20 years ago, the supply chain and logistics industry looked very different, as did our world in general. The future is having a technology like machine learning and artificial intelligence that work on a shipper’s behalf to deliver and execute solutions.

Overcoming Friction in Purchase-to-Pay Processes

Supply Chain Matters

They often stem from classic organizational, process and technology enablement barriers. B2B Supply Chain Business Network Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Business Process Supply Chain Technology B2B and supply chain technology blog B2B industry analyst Bob Ferrari's blog multi-industry procurement challenges overcoming friction in purchase-to-pay processes supply chain focused friction Supply chain Matters blog Tungsten Network

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level


Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative supply chain technologies may expand within the next 12 months. Companies Will Levy the Power of 3PL-Based Technologies.

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.

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

The Value of Integrated Supply Chain Technology

Talking Logistics

Taking an integrated approach to supply chain management has always been important, but why is it even more important today? What are you seeing with customers with respect to integrated technology?

Transforming the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

“A high-functioning, flexible and agile supply chain is increasingly critical to business success,” asserts Donna Fritz, Vice President of Marketing … Continued. The post Transforming the Supply Chain appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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.

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.

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

Blockchain Technology: Silver Bullet or Simply Buzz

Enterra Insights

“Blockchain technology stands poised to rewrite how business is conducted if its potential is achieved,” declares Thor Olavsrud (@ThorOlavsrud).[1] The post Blockchain Technology: Silver Bullet or Simply Buzz appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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.

Big Data and Cognitive Computing will Drive Digital Enterprise Transformation

Enterra Insights

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Supply Chain Management Challenges for Emerging Manufacturers and Service Providers in Regulated Industries- Part Three

Supply Chain Matters

In the final of three market education commentaries sponsored by Navigator Business Solutions, Supply Chain Matters amplifies business and supply chain management challenges among emerging growth companies in pharmaceutical, life sciences and consumer product goods industry sectors.

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.

Businesses Embrace Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

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5 Direct Impacts the IoT will have on Transportation

PLS Logistics

Transportation Supply Chain TechnologyThe Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to disrupt transportation – reducing delays, predicting shortages of inbound materials and changing orders mid-production based on real-time demand data.

Industry 4.0 — Facing the Coming Revolution

Enterra Insights

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