• Kevin Zweier
This month we spoke with Kevin Zweier, Vice President of the Transportation practice at Chainalytics. Kevin Zweier manages the delivery of projects related to transportation procurement, fleet modeling and systems and operational assessments. Prior to joining Chainalytics, he led the North American Logistics Practice at ICG Commerce. He was previously at INSIGHT and Manhattan Associates. NextGen
What is Amazon’s role in the modern supply chain industry? This month we spoke with Dr. James A. Tompkins, CEO of consulting firm Tompkins International. He has been published extensively, contributing to or writing 30 books not to mention hundreds of magazine articles, and spoken at practically every major supply chain event and conference during his 35
  • Scott Schiller
3-D printing has come a long way, but has a long way to go. We talked with Scott Schiller, global head of customer and market development for HP’s 3-D printing business unit. He has been with the unit since 2014 after several years working on mass customization solutions for high-volume printing manufacturing. NextGen Supply Chain: Additive manufacturing, also known
  • On-demand warehousing
Flexibility is the name of the on-demand warehousing game. Sure, it’s in early stages, but the potential is enormous. From Melbourne to Mumbai to Manhattan, it seems the entire supply chain is taking a crack at something new – on-demand warehousing. Actually, the concept is not as new as the name. After all, who doesn’t
  • Nick Vyas
On-demand warehousing matches companies with excess warehouse space with companies with short-term excess inventory. It’s a win-win. We spoke with Nick Vyas, executive director and co-founder of the University of Southern California’s Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management and assistant professor of clinical data sciences & operations. His most recent publication in Supply Chain Management Review
  • Picking robots in the warehouse
Long used to handling boxes and some standard shaped items, picking robots are on the verge of moving into a world where they have to distinguish between thousands of quite different items. And they have to make picking decisions faster than people. Getting there will not be in the blink of an eye. In real
  • Rich Sherman digitization
We spoke with Rich Sherman, senior fellow at the Supply Chain Council of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services. He also held senior management positions at several supply chain startups. His article “The Common Pitfalls of Demand Planning” appeared in the December 2018 issue of Supply Chain Management Review. NextGen Supply Chain: What is the value
  • John White
We spoke with John A. White III, president and CEO of Fortna, about the Internet of Things and the promise of supply chain visibility. He has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain systems and solutions, distribution strategy, design, implementation and operations management at a range of companies. These include Cap Gemini, Manugistics and Accenture. NextGen Supply Chain:
  • Robotics in the NextGen Supply Chain
A complete new breed of robots with more smarts and mobility will extend their influence on the supply chain. It wasn’t so long ago that people could generally agree on what an industrial robot looked like. They were typically big. Usually in cages to protect humans. And looked like a one-armed baseball slugger with a
  • Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain
Actually, AI is already in the supply chain – in demand planning, operational software, robotics and predictive maintenance. Early adopters may be leading the way, but, as you will soon discover, AI is not an opt-in decision. Instead, it will co-opt you. NextGen supply chain technologies can be deceiving. Not in the sense that they