Five Seismic Shifts in Supply Chain Technology

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

Tremors. Seismic shifts. In supply chain management technology there is a fault line separating new, innovative technology providers and traditional supply chain software providers, and the gap between them is growing.

Five Seismic Shifts in Supply Chain Technology
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What Supply Chain Consultants are Advising about Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Robotics

Many supply chain consulting companies are looking at technology advancements like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain and advising their clients that these innovations won’t be significantly impacting most manufacturers in the near term.  Although many of these new technologies won’t be transforming the entire world’s supply chain in the next 1-3 years, the competitive nature of the industry requires consumer products executives to get started with their proof of concept projects now.

What Supply Chain Consultants are Advising about Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Robotics

How Did China Become the World’s Biggest Buyer & Producer of Robotics?

The robotics trend is taking off all over the world. As technology grows, tech savvy individuals in a variety of countries constantly look for new ways to use robotics in day-to-day life. From personal robots to help perform difficult services to industrial robots, the developments are taking the world by storm — and China is in the lead.

China is the biggest buyer of robotics and the biggest producer, and the trend stretches beyond Hong Kong. Chinese cities big and small are buying and producing robots for different purposes. But why are robots so popular with the Chinese?

How Did China Become the World’s Biggest Buyer & Producer of Robotics?

Can Robots Reduce Supply Chain Risk? You Bet!

When it comes to the value that robots deliver to manufacturing, most people think immediately of the tangible benefits delivered by the large, brightly colored industrial automation which gained popularity in the automotive industry in the 1980’s and 90’s. Things like lower costs, higher quality and fewer worker injuries.

Can Robots Reduce Supply Chain Risk? You Bet!

Robots and Real-World Variability: When Change Happens, Adapt

 

Boston trafficHow long did it take you to get to work today? Me? A 12 mile trip took about 45 minutes. My daughter’s bus was running a little late. My son forgot to pack his backpack last night - what a surprise. Construction workers had taken over my “secret” cut-through. And one of the elevators in my office building was out. Again.

Robots and Real-World Variability: When Change Happens, Adapt

Moving the Needle on Supply Chain Excellence: From Incremental Improvement to Exponential Value

Before supply chains were called supply chains, the motto of any good supply chain leader was simple: “Don’t f*%! it up.” If you took cost out of the supply chain, you got a bonus; if you shut the line down, you got fired.

Not to say that supply chain excellence has been as simple as that. In the 20 years I’ve been part of the growth in supply chain and its role in the business of manufacturing, the definition has evolved.

Moving the Needle on Supply Chain Excellence: From Incremental Improvement to Exponential Value

Supply Chain Trends to have on your RADAR

Supply Chain 2020 will continue collapsing cycles, challenging Supply Chain professionals and taking advantage of exponential technology shifts.

What’s on your RADAR for the Supply Chain of 2020?  What should be?

People, Process and Technology – some indicators and trends to watch out for in the coming years.

2020 Process.

Supply Chain Trends to have on your RADAR