Category: Prescriptive or Predictive Analytics

Featuring Supply Chain Matters March 20 2020 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our March 20 2020 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based blog readership. Included in this edition are noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to Llamasoft, XPO Logistics, AICPA, OpenText and Interos.

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Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak on Regional and Global Supply Chains Yet to be Determined

Supply Chain Matters Blog Executive Editor and supply chain management industry analyst Bob Ferrari reflects on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak spreading across China and certain global regions and the potential impact on industry supply chains.

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Rapidly Changing Business and Supply Chain Landscapes Require Transformational Technology Approaches

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the realities of accelerated clock speed of business change occurring among multi-industry supply chain management landscapes and how application systems and data management impacts are overlooked or underweighted. An argument is made for consideration for upgrading to Cloud and SaaS based applications and IT infrastructure.

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Reported U.S. Holiday Fulfillment Retail Sales- How Context is So Important

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the most recent reported data on U.S. holiday fulfillment retail sales, and shares insights relative to evaluating retail sales performance in proper context, consistent assumptions and today’s more advanced, technology-driven supply chain planning and decision-making capabilities.

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Advanced Technology Driven Acquisitions Involving Transportation and Logistics

A Supply Chain Matters side panel blog provides added perspective to published 2020 Prediction related to transportation contracting, logistics processes and services industry segments, and how advanced technology enabled players or start-ups will add to disruptive forces within this industry segment. Specifically noted is this week’s announced acquisition by Trimble Transportation of TMS technology provider Kuebix.

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Supply Chain Matters 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Six

The Supply Chain Matters provides a series of individual blogs that explore added detail and perspective around each of ten 2020 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Prediction Six highlights what we anticipate business teams will likely prioritize in the leveraging of supply chain management focused advanced technologies in the coming year.

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Oracle Viewpoint- The Top Business Practice and Supply Chain Technology Trends for the Next Decade

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides prediction focused viewpoints from two Oracle senior executives regarding the top business practice and supply chain technology trends emerging in 2020 and the coming decade.

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Revisit of Ferrari Consulting and Research Group 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Four

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, via the Supply Chain Matters blog, provides a Part Four self-assessment of prior 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the start of 2019. We revisit and assess Prediction Seven, business focused prioritization of advance technology investments during the year; Prediction Eight, converging forces and disruption in global transportation and logistics; Prediction Nine, the ongoing positioning for global online retail dominance.

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New Research on Overcoming Supply Chain Planning Digital Transformation Challenges

The Supply Chain Matters blog addresses added evidence for overcoming challenges related to supply chain planning digital transformation, citing a recent industry survey and addressing factors to consider and overcoming roadblocks.

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The Digital Supply Chain and the Relationship of Geospatial Technology

The Supply Chain Matters blog interrelates Digital Supply Chain capabilities with the added application of geospatial technology in supporting process capabilities where the interrelation of precise geographic location and linkage to key information is highly important.

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China’s 2019 Singles Day Global Shopping Festival Kicks-Off This Weekend

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights that China’s annual 24-hour Singles Day shopping holiday kicks-off on November 11, anticipating higher amounts of shoppers seeking the best bargains. The event will be another test of online retail platform provider Alibaba and its logistics arm, Cainaio,

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