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Supply Chain's Required Paradigm Shifts

Setting the stage

We talk a lot about sustainability. Climate change, greenhouse (GHG) emissions, carbon footprints and a host of other related topics that bounce around the Internet or become the topic of speakers at countless seminars or conventions around the world and lead us to believe that we’re actually doing something to combat these demons or, more often than not, what we… 1,202 more words


The five Rs and the supply chain optimization

Do you think that supply chain optimization means an increase in speed and performance along all your channels and members? Is it a question about speed or only communication between members? 808 more words

David Kiger

Supply Chain Automation and Job Loss: The Fears of 1927

As I’ve noted from time to time, blasts of concerns over how automation would reduce the number of jobs have been erupting for more than 200 years. 1,619 more words


Workflow Automation Increases Supply Chain Agility And Efficiency

When you think of an automated process, the words agile, flexible or nimble may not be the first words that typically come to mind. Most people think of automated processes as efficient, accurate, or repetitive – but not agile. 833 more words

Collaborative Distribution

How The Network Economy Is Revolutionizing Supply Chains

The importance of customer centricity and speed in today’s consumer economy is well understood. Examples are everywhere, from custom vending machines that integrate with social media to companies such as Netflix and Uber. 982 more words


Will Open Data Save Supply Chains?

Companies and governments have been discussing the challenges that lie ahead as we enter a period of rapid innovation and change unlike any the world has ever seen. 1,932 more words


The Effects Of Linking The Supply And Reverse Chains

In the future, you will know the source of every component in the products you use or manufacture, how it was produced, the energy consumed in its production, perhaps even who will own it next and how much they will pay you for it. 1,054 more words