Keep an eye on micro-fulfillment and the development of AI On New Year’s Day, I posted a blog on the technologies I’ll be watching in 2020. The other day, I realized there are two more of note that I inadvertently omitted. This is what happens when you do things on a day when you’re thinking about football …
A rapidly evolving and increasingly global world poses new challenges for business survival. Supply chain managers who use these four interconnected compass points can navigate these unprecedented challenges and find opportunities for innovation. “The points on a compass have kept travelers headed in the right direction for hundreds, if not thousands of years, even as …
Momentum is building around digital technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning, Big Data analytics infrastructure, and soon, for blockchain deployments. But digitally transforming supply chains can’t be accomplished simply by sticking to a list of “hot” technologies it requires matching technologies to strategy and a commitment to change. Ever been in a diner where there …
The path to a digital supply chain has many challenges but even greater possibilities. Digitization of the supply chain is not new. Either as a concept or as a reality. But it does find itself in an interesting spot these days. Consider these three perspectives. “The ‘digital supply chain’ will be the logistics technology concept …
The cloud could be the most impactful of all NextGen technologies.  Of all the NextGen supply chain technologies, the cloud could be the most important today. Not only is it already widely used and growing rapidly, but cloud is central to optimizing supply chain performance on a broad scale. Some say that cloud will be …
In this time of digital transformation, Supply Management professionals must continue to improve and innovate Editor’s Note: Jim Baehr is Group Leader of Sourcing Strategies Group LLC Technology will be key to maintaining a competitive advantage in tomorrow’s supply chains states the SCMR promotion for its upcoming 2019 NextGen Supply Chain Conference.  While this is undoubtedly true, 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 …