CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Technology
May 22, 2018

The three biggest barriers impeding adoption of the "digital supply chain"

New MHI industry report identifies the five key technologies necessary for the next generation of supply chain management and the three biggest barriers standing in the way.

Zebra Technologies reveals insights from omnichannel study

In spite of growing complexity, more than half of companies are still using pen and paper to manage e-commerce deliveries.

Put your trust in crowd sourcing and big data, McAfee urges keynote crowd

In the "digital future," conventional wisdom is replaced with new playbook for business success, MIT author says.

Modex keynote provides a how-to guide to "disrupting yourself"

UPS CIO Juan Perez challenges Modex attendees to create a culture of—and structure for—innovation within their company.

Commentary: How LSPs are driving profits through digital transformation

To effectively serve today's complex, fast-moving supply chains, logistics service providers must be able to immediately react to shifts in supply and demand. Multiparty, cloud-based networks that provide a real-time, single version of the truth across the extended supply chain are helping them do that.

Commentary: A look into the future: The self-learning supply chain

When "deep learning" AI is incorporated into supply chain systems, they will be able to analyze past supply chain failures in order to prevent new ones.

Global consortium tests blockchain for international moves, finds huge savings

Participants see big potential in eliminating data exchanges in favor of real-time viewing.

The pragmatic futurist

Shekar Natarajan not only foresees the future of supply chain management, he is helping to shape it by finding new and revolutionary ways to apply technology to solve business challenges.

Commentary: How blockchain and IoT can help you track your assets

Tracking asset provenance poses a huge challenge for global supply chains and insurance providers. Using blockchain and Internet of Things technologies in combination offers a solution that could reshape future supply chains.

10 technologies that will reshape SCM software

Today's supply chain management software can't keep pace with the continuous change that's challenging business models almost across the board. Together, 10 key technologies could solve that problem and enable the cutting-edge capabilities companies will need in the future.

Paving the way for AI in the warehouse

Recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) are set to revolutionize the way warehouses operate. But before companies jump into implementations, they must make sure they have the data and talent they need.

Blockchain in Transport Alliance partners with finance trade group

Teaming up with Wall Street Blockchain Alliance will allow BiTA to be logistics industry "help desk," group says.

BNSF joins blockchain group

First railroad to join Blockchain in Transport Alliance.

Five seismic shifts in supply chain technology

Supply chain technology is changing rapidly as new, innovative solution providers leave traditional legacy players behind.

Online returns activity proves adage that bad things can happen to good products

Millions of online returns have "no fault found" attached to product, RLA says.

Maersk, IBM launch first blockchain joint venture for trade, transportation

The platform, which took 18 months to create, will now be marketed on wide scale, companies say.

Survey: Just 3 percent of retailers have completed digital transformation projects

Companies plan investment in big data and analytics, the internet of things, and machine learning, SAP says.

Commentary: Robotic process automation—Demystifying its potential in the supply chain

Deploying minor RPA initiatives in the back office can create major positive impacts that translate into business value across the business-to-business supply chain.

Supply chain cybersecurity threats may rise in 2018, warns Booz Allen

Companies could see an increase in cyber threats such as the NotPetya attack, which shut down container shipping giant Maersk.

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Understanding "crowd logistics"
New research examines how crowd logistics differs from traditional logistics service models and which type of crowd logistics might be the most disruptive.
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FedEx tests blockchain for cargo tracking
Technology is "the next frontier" for supply chain operations, CEO Smith says.

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The "Amazonification" of the health care supply chain
As Amazon.com Inc. expands its reach into the B2B market, one of the biggest opportunities it sees is the health care supply chain.

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Five suggestions for running a successful supply chain rotational program
Early talent development programs that rotate young professionals into different positions across the supply chain can provide valuable cross-functional skills. But participants do have advice on how to make the experience even better.

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XPO puts "differently abled" employees to work
The transportation and logistics giant has launched a pilot program that places people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in warehouse jobs.

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Ocean import traffic seen growing through summer despite tariff threats, report says
July and August traffic could set records for single-month activity, NRF-Hackett report finds.

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A game of Supply Chain Risk
Mars Inc. has found that games are an effective way to teach supply chain risk management and resiliency.

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JDA says Luminate platform adds visibility to supply chain planning through digital edge technologies
Software as a service (SaaS) approach brings real-time decision making to all points in supply chain, firm says.

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Global air growth slows markedly in March; end of restock cycle to blame
Demand slows to pace not seen in nearly two years, IATA says.

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Combilift opens new headquarters and manufacturing facility
The forklift manufacturer's new plant in Monaghan, Ireland, is designed to double production capacity.

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NASSTRAC announces changes, Expo co-location with CSCMP starting in 2019
NASSTRAC to shift annual spring conference to Washington, D.C., with advocacy focus.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP launches Supply Chain Professionals Day
The annual event is set for the third Monday in May and will include online photo campaign.

Amazon EU director will present at CSCMP European Conference
Amazon's Sean Olson-Roy leads a strong lineup of sessions on supply chain's latest trends and developments.

What is the consumer Internet of Things?
New Hot Topics report from CSCMP outlines the evolution of IoT and advocates for strong standards.

Nominate a leader for CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award
CSCMP is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award through April 30.

Know a rising supply chain star?
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will be accepting nominations for its Emerging Leader Award through April 15.

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