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1. Is Blockchain the Answer… to Everything Supply Chain?
... store data. That means that in many cases blockchain can be added to existing systems as a replacement or at least an adjunct to the databases that store data. Its distributed redundant architecture make ...
Created on 07 May 2018
2. Blockchain and the Supply Chain
The hot technology topic of the year is blockchain. It's a bit complicated to explain, but Taras Berezowsky on the Spend Matters site not only provides a handy primer on the subject but also gives us a ...
Created on 15 March 2017
3. Best-of-Breed vs ERP Series
Spend Matters has put together a great series on the ERP vs. Best-of-Breed topic. We posted the first installment but the subsequent ones by Pierre Mitchell were just as helpful. Links to the first ...
Created on 23 February 2017
4. Building a New Supply Chain Architecture
...  are and where they need to be. A 'network of networks' architecture is the plan. Check it out HERE. ...
Created on 27 December 2016
5. Research on Big Data in Supply Chains
With all of the hype out there about the wonders of Big Data in the supply chain, it's a little puzzling to hear that most companies don't yet have a strategy for its use.Although the potential benefits ...
Created on 16 June 2016
6. Business Processes and Visibility
When you attack the challenge of supply chain visibility for your organization, you're tackling both business processes and technology. Creating a unified view is a hugely complex task.Rob Ferrarri from ...
Created on 16 June 2016
7. Building Blocks of Supply Chain Visibility
Throughout the supply chain, everybody's looking for visibility. The word may mean different things to different players, but no matter how it's defined some basic requirements are in common.Bob Ferrarri ...
Created on 17 May 2016
8. Building Your Value Chain
3rd party connections are important to businesses, no more so than to their supply chains. Extended supply chains are totally dependent on them, but few companies seem to value them appropriately.The Supply ...
Created on 06 April 2016
9. Augmented Reality in the DC
Augmented Reality is a term we've been following over the past year. It looks like AR is making its presence known in the warehouse, according to Ben Ames.His article on the DC Velocity site examines how ...
Created on 06 April 2016
10. Connecting B2B Partners
On the Forbes site, Lora Cecere takes an in-depth look at B2B connectivity. This excellent article examines the entire flow of data between businesses, options for connectivity, and benefits and problems ...
Created on 01 February 2016
11. Is It Digital Transformation Time in IT?
Is 2016 the year that 'digital transformation' will take place in IT? Looking at recent predictions from an Oracle exec, Michael Krigsman from the Enterprise Irregulars team thinks not.The goals are clear, ...
Created on 01 February 2016
12. Modernize Your Supply Chain
CEO's expect perfection from their supply chains. Since that's a given, it's time to modernize your processes, people, and technology.On the Forbes site, Margaret Harrist provides 11 great suggestions ...
Created on 01 February 2016
13. Explaining Microservices
In the first of a series on the topic of Microservices, Rob Tiberio looks at what they really are, as opposed to what the 'buzzword watchers' consider them to be.Rob takes us through Microservice 101, ...
Created on 01 December 2015
14. Trying to Explain the Cloud
When someone mentions 'the cloud', what are they actually talking about? To an IT architect, it's one thing, to a user another, and a vendor may have an entirely different description altogether.In the ...
Created on 26 November 2015
15. New Roles in IT
Let's say you want to be doing something 'cutting edge' in your company, or maybe you see the writing on the wall and your position may not be there in the future. Are there roles that you should be considering ...
Created on 19 November 2015
16. Does The View You Are Seeing Tell The Whole Story
...  develop new plans. You have VISIBILITY all across the supply chain! Because a supply chain platform is built around a comprehensive, integrated architecture that uses a single technology, single dat ...
Created on 20 July 2015
17. SAP's SCM..... A Good Solution?
Once SAP rolls out a 'solution', it should be taken as gospel, right? Well, our favorite supply chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has a different idea based on her research on the subject.SAP's SCM solution is ...
Created on 14 July 2015
18. Network Designers Needed
Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, is on the hunt for a few good men, and women, to help design next generation supply chain networks. Are you up for the challenge?Lora thinks building the best network ...
Created on 16 May 2015
19. Beware the Frankencloud
As Chloe Green asks on the Information Age site, is your cloud strategy, or lack of one, creating a 'Frankencloud'? It takes a cohesive strategy and planning to ensure that applications supported by cloud ...
Created on 05 May 2015
20. Tech and Retail
In a fine article on the Boston Consulting Group site, Peter Burggraaff, Marc Schuuring, and Bill Urda look at how technology is moving increasingly into the retail space.They review 4 enablers that can ...
Created on 09 March 2015