CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Technology
March 23, 2019

Oracle updates Supply Chain Management Cloud for team communication

Blockchain tools will enable era of supply chain transparency, firm says.

Companies honored for blockchain-enabled traceability initiative

Trade group recognizes five companies for their work on the MediLedger Project, aimed at improving supply chain efficiency, effectiveness and safety.

Study: Companies over-emphasize technology in digital transformation strategies

U.S. businesses lack focus on people, processes and partnerships when it comes to adapting to an increasingly digital business world, Telstra study shows.

Big data's growing pains

Big data analytics implementations are up, but satisfaction with those implementations is down, according to a recent survey. Why are companies frustrated with their attempts to harness the power of large sets of supply chain data?

The Age of Autonomy, Part 2: How vehicle ecosystems will create new business and job opportunities

In a future where autonomous vehicles will be in wide use, an array of complementary services and technologies—autonomy "ecosystems"—will be needed to support them. Supply chain leaders should start thinking now about how their companies and employees can participate in these revolutionary new opportunities.

Why additive manufacturing needs blockchain

While additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) has the potential to greatly reduce shipping costs and make operations more efficient, it can also make the supply chain more vulnerable to cyberattacks and counterfeiting. Blockchain technology may hold the answer for increasing security.

Robots won't put you in the unemployment line

Robots will soon transform the workplace in amazing ways, but they will not throw you out of work.

Smart packaging: challenges and opportunities in the supply chain

New packaging technologies have the ability to monitor a product and its environment and act on any changes in the two. These innovations have the potential to dramatically improve supply chain operations, but companies must first overcome some significant challenges.

Retailers slow to automate supply chain processes

Supply chain digitization is crucial to creating seamless omnichannel experiences, but few retailers have taken the plunge, survey says.

Retailers to focus on supply chain strategies in 2019

Retailers, manufacturers say automation is a top priority, supply chain visibility needs improvement, industry survey says.

Study: Canada lags global average on providing BOPIS services

Country's stores also need to up their social media game to meet e-commerce demands, OrderDynamics says.

Study finds link between mobile device management and worker productivity

Lack of battery management adds up to lost productivity in retail and logistics operations, survey shows.

Commentary: From a patchwork of solutions to unbroken digital thread

A cloud-based procurement network can knit together previously disparate data to reveal patterns and trends that can unlock supply chain efficiency.

How SKF uses a supply chain twin to enable integrated planning

The threat of disruption and a range of market forces drove global bearings manufacturer SKF to think differently about managing its global supply chain. Building a "digital supply chain twin" allowed the company to globalize and automate planning and "futureproof" the business.

Adding new tiles to the omnichannel mosaic

As retailers continue to expand their omnichannel service offerings, they're increasingly turning to a traditionally underused resource: the brick-and-mortar store.

KPMG predicts revolution in last-mile logistics

Use of autonomous delivery vehicles will drastically change consumer e-commerce environment by 2040, research study says.

DHL to invest $300 million in emerging technologies

Supply chain arm will deploy piece-picking robots, AI, self-driving vehicles in 350 of its 430 North American sites.

Collaborative robot milestone reached: 1 million units picked in five days

Robotics firm 6 River Systems says its solution helped 25 warehouses across United States ramp up for Cyber Monday.

AI: The future is now

A recent survey shows that a third of U.S. workers are already interacting with artificial intelligence (AI) as a regular part of their job.

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Truck reservation system drives productivity at Port of Virginia
TRS is reducing turn times and improving flow at the gates, port officials say.

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Oracle updates Supply Chain Management Cloud for team communication
Blockchain tools will enable era of supply chain transparency, firm says.

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E-commerce firms flex their muscles on DC site selection
Growing heft gives e-commerce and 3PL firms greater location in picking warehouse locations.

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Logistics industry growth slows in February
The Logistics Manager's Index fell more than a point from January but remained in growth territory, industry group reports.

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Companies honored for blockchain-enabled traceability initiative
Trade group recognizes five companies for their work on the MediLedger Project, aimed at improving supply chain efficiency, effectiveness and safety.

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Logistics community aids post-tornado relief efforts
American Logistics Aid Network is mobilizing the logistics community to support disaster-relief efforts in the Southeast in the wake of recent tornadoes and floods.

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Study: Companies over-emphasize technology in digital transformation strategies
U.S. businesses lack focus on people, processes and partnerships when it comes to adapting to an increasingly digital business world, Telstra study shows.

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Supply chain challenges demand digital solutions, HighJump says
Software provider leverages parent's resources to develop AI, IoT, big data tools in Korber Digital Lab.

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ATRI study: Easing traffic congestion yields long-term gains
Infrastructure improvements can help trucking companies conserve fuel, reduce emissions and lower bills, study shows.

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Survey: retailers lose more revenue from inaccurate inventory than theft
Retail robot vendor Bossa Nova says automation and robotics are better solution than employee cycle counts.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP's annual conference is looking toward the future
CSCMP EDGE Conference and Exhibition will be held in Anaheim, California September 15 - 18.

How customer experience is driving supply chain innovation
CSCMP's Hot Topic publication explores why innovation and customer experience are key factors for all businesses.

On the air with CSCMP ...
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals has launched a new podcast series, "Supply Chain Conversation." Now members have the chance to participate.

CSCMP European Conference registration is open
The two-day conference in Warsaw, Poland, will focus on real-world strategies companies can implement to maximize and transform their supply chains.

Hot Topic: Using Data to Improve Supply Chain Operations
CSCMP publication offers key steps companies can take to get the most out their data.

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