CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Technology
November 18, 2018

Artificial intelligence will trigger a new reality for logistics

Companies that don't adapt before their peers will get run over by this "technology train," GT Nexus exec tells 3PL conference.

Gartner flags 10 strategic tech trends for 2019

Convergence of emerging technologies will create disruption and spawn new business models, firm says.

The seven keys to managing process variations

Typical responses to process variation are often unnecessarily complex, costly, and inconsistent. The seven steps outlined here will help organizations avoid those problems while effectively controlling variations.

The coming Age of Autonomy: How robotics will reshape the future of logistics

While some question the necessity of investing in autonomous vehicles, the potential for this nascent technology to create value and solve some long-standing logistical problems is undeniable. We will need to plan and prepare for the resulting disruption in business processes, operating costs, and economic models.

Convey says partner program will streamline last-mile delivery

Tech firm adds Flexe, Sedlak, Estes to e-commerce delivery platform.

Kroger advances plan to partner with Ocado on e-grocery DCs

U.S. grocer to pick sites for first three facilities within weeks, go live with $113 million project within two years.

GS1 US launches cross-industry blockchain discussion group

GS1 members, experts kick off monthly discussion of how GS1 standards support blockchain use, November 28-29 in Chicago.

Study: supply chain management projects to spark jump in IoT investment through 2023

Forrester says inventory tracking and warehouse management will be major use cases in more than one-quarter of $434.9 billion spending forecast.

The quiet case for RFID

New research says that radio frequency identification tags can help companies achieve greater order accuracy than bar-code scanning.

IBM extends blockchain platform for food supply chain

Firm's Food Trust platform to provide product traceability for Carrefour and other subscribers.

Infor rolls out internet of things analytics platform

Cloud-based product combines IoT sensor data with asset management inputs and applies capabilities from Birst Inc. acquisition.

Infor unveils AI-based supply chain visibility platform

Control Center product combines GT Nexus trade data with Coleman artificial intelligence platform to generate "self-orchestrated" decisions.

Infor to offer Coleman AI platform through Amazon Alexa

Digital Assistant product supports conversational interface to offer insights, automate tasks, firm says.

Pacejet Shipping Software and Single Source Systems partner to support logistics platform

Two firms will leverage Infor ERP software, extend life of SyteLine pick, pack, and ship product beyond 2019.

Survey: retailers turning to AI to improve demand management

Artificial intelligence seen as tool for generating more accurate forecasts, Symphony RetailAI says.

Small trials can lead to big results with blockchain and AI, panel says

GE and IBM advise launching internal pilots of emerging technologies, Project44 speakers say.

Analyst: shippers are leading carriers in progress toward digital supply chain practices

Logistics industry is only at level two out of ten in digitalization process, as customers demand change, Project44 panel says.

How to prepare your supply chain for a hurricane

New report from DHL offers tips for "battening down the hatches" when your supply chain is threatened by a major storm.

Maersk and IBM say 94 groups have signed on to blockchain platform

Partners say "TradeLens" will help users share information among shippers, carriers, and other supply chain partners.

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Shoppers value communication over convenience in the returns process, study shows
Transparent policies and proactive updates positively influence consumer perception and brand loyalty, according to Narvar study of 1,300 online shoppers.

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Wanted: The Billy Beane of freight
The data produced by trucks' electronic logging devices could change the way that people manage transportation and logistics operations.

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ALAN mobilizes logistics response to California wildfires
Hundreds of thousands of residents displaced and dozens killed as fires continue to burn.

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Study describes eight best practices for supply chain integration under a single executive
Practice presents unique challenges, Univ. of Tennessee whitepaper says.

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Companies report double-digit growth in industrial IoT usage
Industrial firms are getting more sophisticated in their use of IoT for asset management, customer services, IFS survey shows.

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Future continues to look bright for transportation, logistics industry
Survey shows that logistics and transportation professionals optimistic about the U.S. economy, revenues, and profitability.

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Artificial intelligence will trigger a new reality for logistics
Companies that don't adapt before their peers will get run over by this "technology train," GT Nexus exec tells 3PL conference.

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Gartner flags 10 strategic tech trends for 2019
Convergence of emerging technologies will create disruption and spawn new business models, firm says.

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The cost of a failed delivery continues to rise, survey shows
84 percent of shoppers are unlikely to return to a retailer after just one negative experience, Convey, Inc.'s third annual consumer expectations survey finds.

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Geopolitics, technological innovation top global transport industry concerns
Majority of companies surveyed say autonomous trucks will be a "viable option" within the next 10 years, IRU study shows.

CSCMP Notebook
2018 CSCMP EDGE Conference Report
Here's our roundup of events at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual CSCMP EDGE 2018 conference held in October in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dell, Drucker, Stephenson, Gattorna feted by CSCMP
CSCMP's Hall of Fame inductions took place at association's annual EDGE conference in Nashville.

ALAN honors Alison Thompson with Lifetime Achievement Award; Home Depot, Estes, The Shippers Group also honored
The organization's Humanitarian Logistics Awards recognize supply chain professionals and organizations who demonstrate their commitment to disaster relief efforts.

Back on the "unchained" gang?
CSCMP looks to reunite "CSCMP Unchained" band at this fall's Edge conference.

Gattorna to receive CSCMP Distinguished Service Award
A 40-year veteran of the supply chain and logistics profession, Gattorna is best known for his work on dynamic supply chains.

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