Hear GE Appliances explain how they brought in leading NextGen Technologies to hit the reset button on their appliance distribution business at the NextGen Conference. Some people think incrementally. Others think much bigger. Mark Shirkness, vice president of distribution at GE Appliances, a Haier company, does the latter. What exactly does that mean? Good question. …
The NextGen Technology Supply Chain Conference will recognize companies leading the way on new technologies What does it take to put together an award winning supply chain utilizing NextGen supply chain technologies?  That’s one of the questions that will be answered at the NextGen Supply Chain Technology Conference, November 2-4, 2020 at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel in …
This year’s conference will focus on digital transformation, supply chain software, robotics and AI, geared for the senior level supply chain manager. NextGen Technologies are tough. In so many ways. They can prove tough to get your arms around. They can be tough to implement and integrate with your processes, which will inevitably change. They …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …