Reimagining the Digital Control Tower:  Modern, Resilient, Intuitive 

It has been two decades since the logistics industry created the control tower, addressing the challenge of accounting for inventory in motion / at rest and providing greater visibility for 3PLs, distributors, retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers. Today, digital control towers (DCTs) have benefitted from two decades of supply chain innovation. However, when it comes to…

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Our Slingshot to the Moon

Earlier this year JDA CEO Girish Rishi shared JDA’s innovation moonshot: the Autonomous Supply Chain™, JDA’s vision for the supply chain of the future. This vision takes advantage of JDA’s supply chain expertise plus disruptive technologies – such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) – and leverages…

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Combating the Digital Supply Chain Talent Gap

For the past eight years, I have been delivering lectures on supply chain management at the University of Texas at Dallas. This has given me a unique opportunity to interact with students pursuing their master’s and doctorate degrees in Industrial Engineering, Computer Science and Business Administration. Lately, I have noticed a step function change in…

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Brains Meet Brawn in Retail & Supply Chain

The changing supply chain landscape The emergence of AI and Machine Learning in the supply chain is changing the way managers approach managing inventory, production, distribution and selling to optimize the customer experience.  Data from customer promotions, weather, local events and holidays also present a plethora of variables to account for in estimating demand across…

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Shaping the Future of the Supply Chain

Recently Glenn A. Steinberg, Principal and Global Supply Chain Leader, Advisory, EY and Matthew Butler, Industry Strategies Director, JDA Software sat down with Manufacturing Business Technology to discuss challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers and their supply chains. Following is an excerpt of their conversation: When we consider the biggest challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers and their supply…

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The Smart Logistics Network of the Future: Blockchain in the Supply Chain

The numbers speak volumes! There is clearly tremendous interest among supply chain practitioners to learn, understand and share thoughts on Blockchain. In one of the best attended break-out sessions of FOCUS 2018, we joined forces with executives from leading companies to exchange thoughts on the impact and value Blockchain may hold for supply chain, as…

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