• NextGen Supply Chain
Autonomous supply chains will create a sea change in the way businesses operate Coming soon, supply chain management will experience a sea change in the way businesses will operate. We will see an era of hyper-connectivity where everyone in the ecosystem will exchange real-time information through connected devices. Information will be mostly de-materialized with every
  • China-US trade war
Global supply chains are under pressure. In the long run, that could be a good thing. Supply chains are on the move. Literally. Consider four quite different companies that bet big on China years ago. Hasbro is moving some production to India and Vietnam. Harley Davidson is at least partially on its way to Thailand.
  • Rosemary Coates
This month we spoke with Rosemary Coates about the impact of tariffs on NextGen supply chains. She is the executive director of the Reshoring Institute and president of Blue Silk Consulting. NextGen: Tariffs on Chinese and American goods are hotter than hot right now. What’s your view on the impact tariffs are already having and
We’ve all heard the buzzwords: Robotics, artificial intelligence, predictive and prescriptive analytics, blockchain and digital transformation. In fact, every day, we read about a new technology that is going to revolutionize the way business gets done and supply chains get managed. Based on the press accounts, it’s easy to think that every competitor in a given industry is
Held at the iconic Chicago Athletic Club, this two-day conference brought together a broad spectrum of supply chain experts, academics, vendors and senior-level executives to discuss what’s coming around the next corner for supply chain management.   With a focus on what’s coming next in the supply chain and aimed at an audience of C-level
Picking robots in your Distribution Center? Yeah, sure. Let someone else prove it out first.   You’re in luck. Gary Ritzmann, director of operations at Rochester Drug Cooperative, has done just that. Better yet, his first picking robot has already paid for itself. A little more than two years since launch, Ritzmann says he thinks
SCMR’s NextGen Supply Chain Conference will focus on the technologies enabling tomorrow’s supply chains… today.   What’s next in supply chain management? Wouldn’t we all love to know two years in advance. Actually, six months wouldn’t be bad, come to think of it. As a senior-level supply chain management professional, you’ll have a chance to
SCMR will honor 5 companies representing supply chain innovation utilizing NextGen supply chain technologies and the technologies that will shape tomorrow’s supply chains on April 16th during the NextGen Supply Chain Conference. Robotics Winner Geodis Blockchain Winner IBM Analytics Winner Johnson Controls AI Winner DHL Digital Transformation Winner Cisco   Awards Sponsored by IDC
There are few more big picture efforts underway in the supply chain today than digitization. The concept is quite simple. Take all the data from the various supply chain silos, convert everything to an electronic state and put it all in a central location. Then, fundamentally change everything you do to take advantage of the
Gone are the days when a robot belonged only in a cage.   Oh, how industrial robots have changed. Gone are the days when a robot belonged only in a cage and there was little interaction with humans. Both piece-picking and autonomous mobile robots work side-by-side with warehouse and manufacturing personnel today. And with that