In order to provide a more responsive and dynamic supply chain JDA Software and KPMG have announced a formal alliance, reports Business Wire. The alliance ensures that their customers can accelerate their supply chain strategies.

New technologies, such as the Internet of Things, are changing the supply chain, reports Business News Daily. Technology can be used for everything from resource procurement to tracking.

Global logistics is such a fundamental part of the economy and experiencing such growth that companies are shifting focus to that industry. For example, within the next 5 years Alibaba will move from selling platform to logistics provider.

According to Digital Supply Chain,  Logility, Inc, a supply chain optimisation specialist, announced its acquisition of Halo Business Intelligence. Halo provides advanced analytics and business intelligence solutions for the supply chain market.

According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 25 percent of consumers are willing to pay a premium for same-day or instant delivery, this mind set is putting a strain on the supply chain. But industry experts believe the use of technology such as robots can help alleviate the strain.