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Man vs. Machine: Who will take control of the supply chain?

Over the last few decades, a number of blockbuster hits have illustrated what life would be like if humans and robots existed side by side. While the …

Lifting the fog: Three steps to supply chain visibility

Technology<p>To achieve supply chain visibility, you need to collect and analyze vast amounts of data. But how do you choose the <i>right</i> data? Following …

Big Data

1H 2014 Supply Chain Review

Time sure flies when you're having supply chain fun.<p>Here we are, more than halfway through 2014. As I often say, it's been only six months, and I can …

Why the supply chain industry should look to kale for inspiration.

Kale is the hippest and trendiest of vegetables.<p>The dark leafy vegetable has received Bon Appetit’s dish of the year award, it was served at the …

Overview of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Please share what you find valuable:<p>This is a 37 page presentation. I thought it was a good overview of Supply Chain. What are your thoughts about it?<p>…

How Do You Turn Supply Chain Data into Actionable Information?

<i>Okay, so you’re committed to rolling out Business Intelligence across your supply chain, you have tons of data, so how do you turn that data in to</i> …

Want to fill the supply chain talent gap? Rebrand the supply chain.

According to Supply Chain Insights 60 percent of companies within the supply chain industry have job openings and 51 percent of companies are seeing …

Manufacturing

Pearson on Excellence: Manufacturers need to address the talent supply chain

According to a recent Accenture survey of manufacturers, 82 percent plan to increase U.S.-based production, 75 percent report a significant shortage …

Foxconn Set to Deploy Robots to Help Assemble the iPhone

At a recent shareholder meeting, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou announced that the company will soon deploy robots to help assemble devices, noting that Apple will be the first company to use the service, reports <i>IT Home</i> (Google Translate, via <i>GSMDome</i>).<p>Named "Foxbots", each robot will be able to assemble an …

While Amazon Dreams Of Drones And Phones, Google Attacks With Trucks And Bucks

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has been called “the ultimate disrupter” by <i>Fortune</i> and apparently likes to say, “Your margin is my opportunity.” But the man who built the e-commerce juggernaut over the past two decades by being a ruthless competitor and the destroyer of more than a handful of traditional …

Emirates Sky Cargo's New Oslo Route Enhances Scandinavian Trade Lanes

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to further strengthen trade lanes between Scandinavia and its worldwide network with the …

Exports

Insight from the 2014 Gartner Supply Chain Study

Late last year into early 2014, SCDigest for the seventh time partnered with Gartner on what has become one of the major supply studies in the supply …

SCM Collaboration and training community

Please share what you find valuable:<p>Everything Supply Chain constantly updates.<p>Covering supply chain, logistics, procurement, manufacturing, …

Refreshing Your Logistics Network: 6 Steps to Success

Follow this hands-on guide to ensure a headache-free logistics network optimization project.<p>Even the most well-designed logistics network starts to …

Smart Growth Requires New Supply Chain Strategies

Despite a challenging economy in the US over the last few years, <b>mid-market companies are still looking for growth</b>. This can mean developing the …

A Just-In-Time Supply Chain? - Supply Chain 24/7 Paper

Linking seemingly disparate business functions like demand planning, sourcing and logistics can often yield very positive results by reducing costs …

Automated Work Force Management - Part 1

A typical workforce management cycle starts with the 'Service Request' where a helpdesk person analyses the request. Post validation and analysis …

Coles admits to threatening suppliers

The ACCC took legal action against Coles in May following an 18 month investigation triggered by complaints from suppliers who alleged they were …

Watson Commerce | IBM

Carhartt uses Watson AI to identify buying trends in real time<p>When one of the world’s best-known celebrities wears your brand, sales can skyrocket — …

Customer Experience

Value For Money in Procurement

Traditional approaches to achieving value in procurement underscore cost savings. Contemporary procurement on the other hand, takes a holistic view …

Sorry, Amazon. FAA Reiterates Its Drone Policy: For Hobbyists Only

Once again, the Federal Aviation Administration has reaffirmed its policy on drones: for hobbyists only.<p>In a document released Monday seeking public opinion on its drone policy, the agency provided guidelines for what qualifies as hobby or recreation. In a blow to Amazon’s drone-delivery plans, it …

Fundamental failings in Lean procurement

Many companies’ approaches to applying ‘Lean’ principles to their procurement operations are fundamentally flawed and misconceptions about the idea …

Project Management

The Amazing Supply Chain of Cut Flowers

Flowers are both an unusual and quaint thing: beautiful in scent and appearance but also fragile and ultimately quickly perishable. Yet they possess …

Inspection tensions add to Bangladesh garment industry's woes

DHAKA (Reuters) - It took Western safety inspectors only about an hour to tour a factory the size of three football fields before ordering a partial shutdown of Sonia & Sweaters Ltd, a Bangladesh clothing supplier to Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) and Debenhams (DEB.L).<p>A worker works in a factory of …

Inconsistency – Crippling SMB Export Initiatives at Multiple Levels

“<b>Report finds small business export initiatives lack consistency</b>“<p>So true……<p>Government support programs<p>The GAO report was speaking generally about the …

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