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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

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 [...]

Forging Links into Loops: The Internet of Things’ Potential to Recast Supply Chain Management

Faced with external pressures, U.S. companies often cut costs to remain competitive and many have focused their Internet of Things (IoT) strategies on how the technology can cut costs and improve efficiency, explains authors Mariani, Quasney, and Raynor. “But the IoT can also serve as a foundation for greater differentiation and innovation.” READ MORE at Deloitte Review

By | 2018-11-08T18:10:08+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Internet of Things, IoT, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management|0 Comments

Procurement is Getting its Digitized Act Together

 “The Future of Digital Procurement,” a new report released by Accenture, maintains that many supply chain managers are seeking to modernize this function, but may not have the tools to get started. “But it’s time to move beyond simply replicating the same tedious procurement processes with new software,” says Managing Director Kristin Ruehle. READ MORE at Supply [...]

By | 2018-11-08T18:05:20+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Digital Procurement, Procurement, Supply Chain|0 Comments
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