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1. AI is now a necessity
Supply chain transactions, mostly in the form of EDI transactions, generate huge amounts of data. But the advent of IoT devices, RFID tags, and retail sales transactions are making what seemed to be ...
Created on 20 March 2018
2. What does crypto currency have to do with the supply chain?
... monitored and depended upon. VeChain is a technology that is being looked at to fuel supply chain operations. It is based on blockchain structure and links tracking technologies like QR codes and RFID ...
Created on 12 March 2018
3. Amazon Go - It’s all about the back end
... to see greater implementation of RFID technology as tracking mechanisms the store uses pattern recognition to identify packages and weight scales embedded in shelving. Weight has been part of product information ...
Created on 22 January 2018
4. Chatbots in the Chain
... chain and the addition of sensors like GPS and RFID, the answers to all those questions are already being tracked, often in real time. It seems counterproductive to even consider involving a human in ...
Created on 06 September 2017
5. Visibility and the Omnichannel Shopper
... of the new retail world.In an article on the DC Velocity site, Jeff Schmitz explains how automation and tools like RFID have become indispensable. Check it out HERE. ...
Created on 28 March 2017
6. RFID's Resurgence
There was a lot of buzz around RFID a decade or so ago, but it dropped beneath the radar for awhile. It never really went away and is now resurgent, led by ecommerce-related demand.A case study involving ...
Created on 15 March 2017
7. RFID Pumps Up Inventory Accuracy
RFID was, at one point, the next big thing, until it wasn't. However, the price curve continued to drop, adoption picked up, and this little thing called 'omnichannel' hit.According to Arthur Zaczkiewi ...
Created on 09 February 2017
8. Need to Trim Supply Chain Costs?
Simple is good, especially when we're looking for ideas on cuttiing supply chain costs, right? In an article on the Business 2 Community site, Christopher Moore gives us a headstart with a few ideas on ...
Created on 26 January 2017
9. Amazon Go is About Capabilities
Think the new Amazon Go development is just another marketing concept the ecommerce giant is testing? Think again....Pierre Mitchell from Spend Matters says that it's all about capabilities, and Go is ...
Created on 22 December 2016
10. What's Up With Amazon Go?
You may think some of what Amazon gets into (ie. drone delivery) is just marketing stunt material, but there's usually something deeper underneath.Take their recent opening of Amazon Go, a small-format ...
Created on 15 December 2016
11. Exciting Supply Chain Trends
Our favorite Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, is excited about a few trends she sees affecting businesses.Most are technology-based, with planning, analytics, and IoT enabled processes leading the way. ...
Created on 05 December 2016
12. IoT Making the Invisible Visible
...  issues experienced with RFID, the value added by IoT-based technology appears to be well worth it. Check out his article on the site HERE. ...
Created on 14 November 2016
13. Macy Moves Forward on RFID
Interest in RFID technology seems to wax and wane, but it sounds like Macy's is making a big bet on it. According to Jennifer McKevitt's blog on the Supply Chain Dive site, they're implementing a plan ...
Created on 05 November 2016
14. Scary Supply Chain Stories
In a rather timely article, Teresa Chiykowski celebrates Halloween by writing about supply chain disasters that still haunt retailers well after they occurred. From pumpkin shortages to technology misses, ...
Created on 05 November 2016
15. Supply Chain Drones
Although Amazon isn't dropping packages on your lawn from its drone skyforce yet, that doesn't mean they're not being used in supply chains. Drones are not only enhancing 'traditional' supply chain processes, ...
Created on 25 October 2016
16. Walmart & Target Go After Supply Variability
Retail supply chains have been innovative over the years, with efforts like RFID, advanced metrics, and ECR. However, they've been a little too accepting of variability from suppliers on things like deliver ...
Created on 04 October 2016
17. DSD and Tracking Data
... all day long… however long that day is. Scanning - Today’s inventory is managed by barcode and RFID. Consumer devices may be able to use an app to read barcodes with the built in camera but RFID tags ...
Created on 21 September 2016
18. Where is RFID Going?
About 10 years ago, the future of RFID was up in the air. You know what? It still is..... In a recent article on the Supply Chain Digest site, the editors take a look at predictions made in the past and ...
Created on 07 September 2016
19. IoT Usage Increases for Supply Chains
It should come as no surprise that supply chains are getting heavily into IoT. Research cited by Kaitlyn McAvoy on the Spend Matters site shows that the majority already have IoT strategies in place.Although ...
Created on 01 September 2016
20. WalMart's Big Acquisition
In hot news for the retail market, WalMart has spent big to acquire an Amazon competitor, According to Bob Ferrarri on the Supply Chain Matters site, this is an effort to jump-start their omnichannel ...
Created on 11 August 2016