• 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
  • MIT Transportation and Logistics
Jim Rice, deputy director of MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics, talks about innovation and its importance to the supply chain. Many companies today want to think of themselves as an innovator, but what does innovation look like in the supply chain? We put that question to Jim Rice, deputy director of MIT’s Center for Transportation and
  • Blockchain in the Supply Chain
While blockchain has tremendous potential in the supply chain, for now, it is primarily limited to pilots and small scale deployments. We spoke with Ken Cottrill, co-founder and research principal at Chain Business Insights LLC. He is also global communications consultant at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. He is currently pursuing research projects about
  • Digital Supply Chain
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
  • Barbara Ivanov
Forget the last mile. Tomorrow’s supply chain is about the final 50 feet. We spoke with Barbara Ivanov, director of the Urban Freight Lab at the University of Washington. She is also chief operating officer of the school’s Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center. Previously, Ivanov worked on freight research projects with the U.S. Department
  • MRO Predictive Maintenance Technology
These technologies promise to improve MRO efficiencies while reducing costs and downtime quite noticeably. How plants and warehouses operate is changing every day. There are no great revelations in that statement. However, the real revelations are in the unseen consequences of those daily changes when it comes to MRO. What will it take going forward
  • 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