CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Technology
July 20, 2018

Making the most out of flash sales

E-commerce sites have found that flash sales can be an effective way of getting rid of excess inventory. But setting the right price and forecasting the success of these sales is difficult. A new model may help.

Daimler enlists Penske and NFI in electric truck trials

Partners will share data about truck design and performance ahead of full production launch in 2021.

JDA acquires artificial intelligence firm Blue Yonder

The deal will add pricing optimization and forecasting replenishment to supply chain software suite, JDA says.

Commentary: Machines are our friends

While many workers fear losing their jobs to automation, those fears—at least in the supply chain—are largely unfounded.

Volvo Trucks, FedEx test platooning truck technology

The demo was the first time technology was used on the road in the United States by a major truck manufacturer and a transportation company.

Barcoding Inc. partners with Samsung on consumer electronics

Deal will bring more tablets and smartphones to supply chain operations, company says.

New CSCMP report explores blockchain and data sharing

CSCMP's latest Hot Topics report looks at how companies can use emerging blockchain technology to improve data sharing and speed up transactions.

XPO to build highly automated DC in U.K.

The warehouse will open in 2020 and handle consumer packaged goods for Nestle as well as testing new technologies.

International air freight to have tradable futures market

TAC Holdings establishes platform to remedy pricing "inefficiencies."

Report: mobile robot revenue to reach $7 billion by 2022

Logistics fastest growing vertical market, demanding automation to handle e-commerce and omnichannel, Interact Analysis says.

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.

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.

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JDA acquires artificial intelligence firm Blue Yonder
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Commentary: Machines are our friends
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The demo was the first time technology was used on the road in the United States by a major truck manufacturer and a transportation company.

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