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1. Industry 4.0 is bringing about Supply Chain 4.0. Are you ready?
... what’s called ‘Industry 4.0’ as new technologies are brought into the mix? Is it possible that the long-standing EDI format will be replaced by directly connected machines (IoT) that avoid the details ...
Created on 13 November 2017
2. Industry 4.0 Moving Ahead
Industry 4.0, which is what the digitally connected manufacturing and distribution value chain has been dubbed, is moving quickly ahead. Technologies are providing the ability to make processes smarter, ...
Created on 04 January 2017
3. Supply Chain Management Enabled by IT
Supply chain management is evolving to meet the demands of businesses everywhere and technology is one of its main enablers. Advances in IoT, AI, and other technologies are leading the way.Alexa Cheater ...
Created on 17 November 2016
4. Unobtrusive Supply Chain Design
In the most recent entry in his series on supply chain design, Jonathan Lofton discusses the principle of 'being unobtrusive'. Supply chains must be designed to allow for creativity and self-expression.In ...
Created on 11 April 2016
5. Building an Understandable Supply Chain
The design principle of being Understandable is the topic of the latest installment of Jonathan Lofton's series on supply chain design. As supply chain complexity has increased (and who hasn't seen this?), ...
Created on 28 March 2016
6. Using the Principle of Aesthetics in Supply Chains
In the 4th article in his series on supply chain design, Jonathan Lofton reviews the principle of aesthetics relative to the design process. In short, he feels this aesthetics='not cutting corners'. This ...
Created on 22 March 2016
7. We Need a Supply Chain 4.0 Vision
Lora Cecere thinks we're ready for Supply Chain 4.0, or even Value Chain 4.0. She's a big admirer of the German approach to their Industry 4.0 vision, and feels we can improve upon it.The Supply Chain Sham ...
Created on 03 March 2016