Category: Internet of Things

Amazon’s Announced Acquisition of Ring- Supply Chain Matters Initial Viewpoint

Online retailer Amazon announced its intent to acquire video-based doorbell product provider Ring for a reported sum of $1 billion. The obvious question is why Amazon would be willing to invest such a considerable sum in a doorbell provider. The likely answer has a lot to do with the next iterations of online last-mile customer fulfillment along with the leveraging of Internet of Things enabled home and apartment devices.

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Supply Chain Matters Attendance at 2018 Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference- Part Five Summary Impressions

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides continuing coverage of the 2018 Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference. Part Five provides summary highlights and impressions for this year’s event.

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Supply Chain Matters Attendance at 2018 Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference- Part Three

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides live dispatches from the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference held in San Jose California. Part Three summarizes executive briefings, observations and some factoids.

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Supply Chain Matters Attendance at 2018 Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters continues with coverage of 2018 Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference. Part Teo highlights the first full day of conference sessions.

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Supply Chain Matters Attendance at 2018 Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference- Part One

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides live dispatches from the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference held in San Jose California. Part One summarizes opening sessions.

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2018 Prediction Deep Dive- A Shifting of Priorities for Digital Transformation and Supply Chain Tech Investments

Supply Chain Matters provides a deep-dive perspective on the ten outlined 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains unveiled in mid-December. In this installment, we dive into 2018 Prediction Five: A Shifting of Priorities for Supply Chain Digital Transformation, Data Management, and Technology Enhanced Business Relationships.

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What to Expect in the Coming Year: Supply Chain Matters 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

On an annual basis, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group provides a series of supply chain management predictions for the coming year. The Supply Chain Matters blog unveils the first five 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains.

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A Noteworthy Blockchain Technology Announcement

This week San Francisco based blockchain and IoT Cloud platform start-up Chronicled announced achievement of 21 CFR Part 11 Certification for its latest Micro-temperature logging application. Supply Chain Matters highlights this announcement because it provides evidence that regulators are more inclined to consider NFC, Blockchain and IoT enabled technologies as part of regulated processes.

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Vecna Robotics- Autonomous Material Handling and Robotics Movement Provider to Watch

Bob Ferrari shares highlights of a recent visit to an innovative robotics provider in the area of logistics and material handling equipment, one that is applying advanced technologies related to autonomous operations, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT) enablement to robotics.

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GE’s Restructuring Presents Added Technology and Supply Chain Challenges

General Electric is embarking on a broad corporate restructuring. Supply Chain matters focuses on technology and supply chain challenges for GE Digital and GE Aviation business units as well as the Predix IoT and Industrial Internet enablement platform.

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Post Dubai Air Show- Industry Euphoria and Building Supply Chain Challenges

With this week’s conclusion of the Dubai Air Show, commercial aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing touted large numbers of new customer orders for their innovative, more fuel-efficient aircraft. Both industry rivals departed with over 700 provisional orders valued at $75 billion, mostly for single-aisle aircraft. The reality, however, is beyond the sales euphoria, there are many supply chain management challenges that the industry will come to grips with over the coming months and years.

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