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1. Blockchain Obstacles and Opportunities
... them together and distributes them across a decentralized network of databases that is continuously synchronized. Tampering is easier to identify with blockchain than centralized networks, since all participants ...
Created on 01 January 2018
2. Advances in transport technologies
... dispatch, and generally move data through wireless networks. Telematics is a significant force in connecting multiple vehicles to form what’s called platooning, coordinating the actions of groups of vehicles. ...
Created on 07 September 2017
3. Learning From Supply Chain Disruptions
If you're a glass half-full kind of guy or gal, you may want to avoid the recent article by Bill DuBois on supply chain risks. He goes through a litany of supply chain disruptions and explains how we can ...
Created on 15 March 2017
4. Using Cloud-Based Networks to Improve Intelligence
...  deserves a look.The capabilities are there for supply chains to leverage their use of cloud-based networks to improve their analytical abilities. Read Bob's article HERE. ...
Created on 29 January 2017
5. IoT Project Successes
We've all read the shocking predictions of growth for the Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices. What we don't hear enough of are the actual real world successes of IoT.On the Supply Chain Dive site, ...
Created on 28 January 2017
6. Connectivity Benefits for Suppliers
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
7. Supplier Networks, Part 2
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
8. Supply Chain Visibility for Today
Visibility in the supply chain is a sort of moving target. Once you think you're there, the stakes are raised or the playing field changes.Supply Chain Quarterly has taken a look at what's needed for true ...
Created on 26 January 2017
9. P2P Network Options
In the first of a series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera reviews the capabilities that need to be mixed and matched by participants. He takes us through the P2P process and identifies decisions ...
Created on 24 January 2017
10. Disruption vs. Innovation
What's the difference between innovation and disruption, and who cares anyway? Well, it turns out that the terms, although often used interchangeably, have quite different meanings and are very significant ...
Created on 12 January 2017
11. A Broader Set of 2017 Predictions
Many publications stick to technology in making predictions for the future. One thing I really like about the Supply Chain Matters site is its broader perspective.In his annual article on the new year's ...
Created on 10 January 2017
12. Top Spend Matters Stories of 2016
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
13. 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
14. Thinking About Supply Chain 2030
As supply chain managers think about what the world will look like for them in the year 2030, who better to ask for thoughts on the subject than the Supply Chain Shaman?In a recent article on her site, ...
Created on 29 September 2016
15. Next-Gen Supply Chain Talent Needs
The supply chain talent gap is still a common topic around the water cooler. It's not a static target, though, and predictions are that it'll only get worse.Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, has analyzed ...
Created on 15 September 2016
16. The Importance of the Cloud to B2B
Cloud technology has continued to make inroads into every aspect of the supply chain. Supply Chain Matters' Bob Ferrarri discusses its importance to B2B networks in a recent article on his site.The end-to-end ...
Created on 15 September 2016
17. Integrating the Procurement Pieces
When you have an ERP, P2P systems, supplier networks, and various supply chain system components running your supply chain functions, you have your hands full. Integrating the technology pieces is tough, ...
Created on 11 August 2016
18. Supply Chain 2.0 on the Way
So, what the heck is Supply Chain 2.0? Is it better than 1.0? Well, it sounds pretty good to us: rapid, scalable, intelligent, and connected.Those are the characteristics described by Hajibashi and Bhatti ...
Created on 10 August 2016
19. Horizontal Thinking
... e in' driven supply chains.Lora takes a detailed look at the network design maturity model and gives us her thoughts on how to move toward the horizontal process approach that can build a 'network of networ ...
Created on 04 July 2016
20. The Need for Demand-Driven B2B
Since their inception, B2B trading networks have continued to evolve. Not enough for the Supply Chain Shaman, though.In addition to providing a concise history of the technology, Lora Cecere gives us her ...
Created on 28 June 2016