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JDA Software: Navigating the Digital Disruption of Supply Chain and Procurement

Digitization is what everyone is talking about and it's making companies ask how they can embrace digital in order to move forward, says Johan Reventberg, President, EMEA at JDA Software. “But … some companies aren’t normal retailers or manufacturers, they are IT companies with a very strong supply chain.”READ MORE @ Supply Chain Digital

Sustainability is (Finally) Making an Entrance

When does sustainability make sense for a company’s bottom line? Gary M. Barraco says it may be now, as the push toward sustainable product development increases yearly and frequent consumer surveys determine that they will pay more for environmentally friendly goods.  READ MORE @ Supply Chain Digest

The Supply Chain Planner of the Future

What’s ahead for supply chain planners? Automation of supply chain planning today is often in its infancy - very manual and time-consuming with cumbersome changes. Or it’s advanced with planning being revolutionized by new technologies. Will planners become obsolete?  READ MORE @ Supply Chain Management Review

Five Techniques to Manage Supply Chain Risk

Taking intelligent risks is key for procurement executives to provide maximum value for their companies, says Mark Trowbridge. “Unfortunately, ERM is too often used as a weapon against procurement executives.” He details five techniques that make a significant contribution to ERM security. READ MORE @ Supply Chain Management Review

Rushing to Adopt AI? Watch Out for Speed Bumps

Kenn Cottrill from MIT says that artificial intelligence (AI) along with machine learning have captured the imaginations of supply chain professionals. However, he adds, “… practitioners should not underestimate the amount of preparatory work that needs to be done to provide a strong foundation for AI applications that can yield real value.” READ MORE at Supply Chain Management [...]

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