The C-Suite's innovation challenges

Executives see AI, Cognitive Analytics and Cloud as the Path to Innovation and Speed to Market

According to research, executives are investing in new cloud-based AI and cognitive analytics capabilities that will provide them with end-to-end visibility and traceability across their extended supply networks, starting them on the road to autonomous supply chains. CXO executives increasingly understand that satisfying fast-changing customer demand in today’s digital marketplace won’t happen if they continue…

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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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New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Last week JDA hosted more than 2,000 customers and partners at FOCUS in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, 90 executives from the manufacturing, retail and logistics industries attended the Executive Exchange, sponsored by KPMG LLP (KPMG). The Executive Exchange offered an exclusive networking opportunity in a trusted, non-competitive environment and featured many customer speakers including Polaris,…

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For Retailers, Secondhand Clothes Are a Threat – and An Opportunity

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Secondhand clothing stores create a challenge for off-price retailers; Albertsons plans to roll out Plated meal kits at many stores; retailers are getting more aggressive in tracking customer returns;…

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BoB vs. ERP – Parte 2: Armazenamento, Distribuição e Logística

Um tema comum no cenário de gerenciamento de execução da cadeia de suprimentos dos mercados de nível 1 e 2 é o desejo de “orquestrar e sincronizar processos comerciais end-to-end” e que “armazenamento e transporte são pontos de convergência notáveis” (fonte: Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems). Encaixando-se nesta noção está a constatação…

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The Importance of Organizing Warehouse Work and the Requirement to Utilize Real-Time Data to Optimize Warehouse Efficiency – Part 2 of 3

In part 1 of the blog series, “Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer,” we focused on organizational steps to be taken to improve workforce optimization. In addition to organizational steps, the way work is organized is also what drives efficiency and increases workers…

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