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Five Seismic Shifts in Supply Chain Technology

Supply chain technology is changing rapidly as new, innovative solution providers leave traditional legacy players behind.

Building the Customer-Centric Supply Chain

Lora Cecere spoke at Symphony's Xcelerate event in Paris.

Disrupting the shipping industry

An interesting article from on how technology is disrupting the shipping industry

Aerosole: Case Study in Risk Management

If you are looking for a great sale on shoes drive to your Aerosole shoe store. Why? On Friday, September 15th, the company driving the Aerosoles brand of women’s shoes filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to close over eighty retail stores.

Asia Is Sneezing. Will Your Supply Chain Catch a Cold?

Growth is the corporate imperative. Companies drive growth through success in new product launch, growth in regional economies, and M&A activity.

The Price of Oil and the Dangerous Supply Chain Dance

Today oil prices continued their downward trajectory hitting a three-month low after weekly data showed a record buildup in U.S. crude inventories. Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, fell 1.6% to $52.25 a barrel on London’s ICE Futures exchange.

Update: Demand Shaping in Consumer Products

Today, the CPG industry spends around $225 billion on marketing. Digital marketing is increasing, but the effectiveness is questionable.

P&G Under Attack: Shareholder Activism

P&G, once known as the preeminent household products supply chain company, is under attack.

Coke is revamping their supply chain to address sustainability

  • 28 September, 2016
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Coke is doing some work to improve the water footprint of it's manufacturing line.  With the amount of water it uses makes sense to address this now.

This company is building houses from old plastic

  • 16 August, 2016
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It's insipring when engineers develop ways to combat problems that are impacting our world.

A team of scientists is 3D printing a mock up of a colony on Mars!

  • 02 August, 2016
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Talk about an interplanetary supply chain.  And 3D printing is at the heart of it.  A project to create a colony on Mars is starting in the Mojave.

3D printed sundial displays the time digitally

  • 21 June, 2016
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This product is pretty cool and is so intricate that it could only be made on a 3D printer.

When femininity, robotics and printing collide

  • 20 May, 2016
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I saw a video about a printer that prints nail designs on your fingernails using your smartphone and a custom printer.  Pretty cool invention if you ask me.

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Building the Digital Supply Chain

Coverage of the digital supply chain evolution in Africa. Looking forward to the discussion at SAPICS in South Africa.


I think that Supply is not going to meet Demand at Shaw's this week

  • 21 April, 2016
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This is without exception a marketing fail. Not only will the supply chain not work on this, but alienating the consumer is a big problem.

Here's a rank of favorite US grocery store - from CNN

  • 21 April, 2016
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When it comes to shoppers' favorite grocery store, Wegmans tops the list.

The Growth of the Nanostore and the Importance for Global Growth

Listening to Dr. Jan C. Fransoo at the Logistic Summit and Expo in Mexico City.

Article from Boston Inno - Why an MIT PhD Says Big-Data Education Is Now 'Fundamentally Important'

  • 30 March, 2016
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Here is an interesting article about Big Data and a start up here in Massachusetts that talks not only about the technology, but the career and educational requirements to create the manpower to ma