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1. Ready for the Autonomous Supply Chain?
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Automation is nothing new in the supply chain world. Are you ready, though, for the end-to-end autonomous supply chain? In an interesting article on the Brinknews site by Wolfgang Lehmacher of the ...
Created on 29 March 2017
2. Controlling Those Robots
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We know that the robotic revolution is on the way, but controlling them and coordinating their work within the walls of the DC are challenges.Different approaches are available based on the type of work, ...
Created on 28 March 2017
3. Visibility and the Omnichannel Shopper
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... 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
4. Preparing for the Digital Supply Chain
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... ch world out there, but the automation it brings doesn't mean all jobs will go away. Check out the story HERE. ...
Created on 06 March 2017
5. Summary of Deloitte's CPO Survey
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Sydney Lazarus reviews recent Deloitte research of Chief Procurement Officers (CPO) on the Spend Matters site.He identifies the big concerns about disruptive technologies and talent gaps/shortages and ...
Created on 25 February 2017
6. Procurement Research Summary
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Some research on the procurement function that's hot off the press is the topic of a recent article on the Supply Chain Management Review site. Patrick Burnson summarizes key findings on topics like organizational ...
Created on 21 February 2017
7. Are You Treading Water with Cost Reduction?
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The Supply Chain Shaman is using the 'treading water' anology to describe where supply chains seem to be with cost reduction efforts. There's been progress in some industries over the past few years, but ...
Created on 21 February 2017
8. Where is Procurement Heading?
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If you're involved in the procurement process within the supply chain, you've probably wondered what the future holds for your profession in these fast-changing times. Making the move from tactical to ...
Created on 16 February 2017
9. Automation Affected by Labor Shortage?
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In another example of how the landscape for jobs is changing, manufacturers who 'near shore' their production as opposed to sending it overseas may face a challenge. Since automation costs have dropped ...
Created on 09 February 2017
10. Outlook for Supply Chain Talent
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... and automation?Not very, according to a recent article on the 21st Century Supply Chain site by Teresa Chiykowski. Check out her report HERE. ...
Created on 28 January 2017
11. Connectivity Benefits for Suppliers
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The benefits of connecting electronically with suppliers are well documented. In the final installment of his series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera discusses why connectivity matters and the risks ...
Created on 28 January 2017
12. Need to Trim Supply Chain Costs?
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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
13. Supplier Networks, Part 2
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In the 2nd part in the series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera provides a great summary of the basics of platforms and networks for procurement.The benefits for supply chains from process and capability ...
Created on 26 January 2017
14. AI in Supply Chain's Future
(News)
When you hear the 'automation' and 'supply chain' terms in the same sentence, you probably think about robots and driverless trucks.Those will definitely be a part of our future, but artificial intelligen ...
Created on 19 January 2017
15. Supply Chain Jobs of the Future
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Attracting, developing, and retaining talent is one of the greatest challenges for supply chain managers. In a recent article in Forbes, Kevin O'Marah takes a longer view, projecting future roles that ...
Created on 19 January 2017
16. Looking Forward to 2017?
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...  articles aplenty about automation affecting supply chain jobs, some segments of the economy are still struggling, we’re always a black swan event away from disaster and, oh yeah, there’s a new presiden ...
Created on 10 January 2017
17. Top Spend Matters Stories of 2016
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Lots of publications do 'Best of...' lists for the previous year, but few provide the insight of the Spend Matters' analysts. They're all over the P2P (procure-to-pay) process and are adept at identifying ...
Created on 04 January 2017
18. Industry 4.0 Moving Ahead
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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
19. Where We're Going in 2017
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'Tis the season for predictions, that's for sure. Paul Martyn has his crystal ball out and gives us his thoughts on the future in a recent Forbes article.It's certainly an exciting time we live in! Check ...
Created on 03 January 2017
20. Research Summary on Procurement Organizations
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A recent study by A.T. Kearney indicates the majority of procurement organizations just aren't cutting it when it comes to delivering value.Their guidelines for high performing teams are well-defined, ...
Created on 03 January 2017