• Inventory planning by Intel
A new tool allowed the chip maker to fully automate inventory planning. The result: Inventory targets that planners accept more than 99.5% of the time. Inventory is a universal headache at most companies – with the potential for significant impacts, both good and bad. Too little inventory puts sales revenue at risk. Yet, having too
  • Space Supply Chain
NASA is looking to the logistics industry for proposals to deliver supplies to the moon Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before! …… Captain James
  • Transportation management software
This is a time of innovation in TMS as the software’s capabilities broaden significantly, improving its deliverables across the supply chain. Transportation is transportation. Not much change there except for the talk about autonomous trucks, right? Well, not exactly. Especially if you’re taking a look at the NextGen evolution of transportation management systems (TMS). The
  • The cloud
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
  • Dr. Brian Subirana
We spoke with Dr. Brian Subirana, director of the MIT Auto-ID Laboratory. His Ph.D. is in artificial intelligence, and he teaches at both MIT and Harvard. At the MIT 2018 Crossroads event, Subriana spoke about conversational commerce. NextGen caught up with him to explore in more detail where conversational commerce is today and where it’s
  • NextGen Technology
It’s easy to think of technologies such as virtual reality, data analytics and autonomous mobile robots in the future tense. But that would be a mistake in 2018. Here’s where those and other NextGen technologies are already at work in the warehouse or knocking on the front door. Sometimes the NextGen Supply Chain is already
  • Drones Supply Chain
Drones are finding their niche in the supply chain, says Matt Yearling. It just might not be where you expected to find them. Five years is a lifetime in the world of technology, but maybe you remember how Jeff Bezos turned the supply chain world upside down in December 2013. That’s when he dropped a bombshell
  • Digital Technology
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