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A Supply Network for the Amazon Age

The biggest companies by market capitalization 15 years ago were deeply rooted in the physical world. No. 3 Exxon sold you the gasoline to drive to no. 5 Walmart back in 2001. Even Microsoft, the no. 2 company, dealt largely in the OS and software for your notebook or desktop PC. »


Sphera Releases Tool to Ensure Compliance With E.U. Chemical Regulations

Regulatory demands from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will increase in complexity in 2018 with the forthcoming European Substance Volume Tracking (SVT) regulations, and EHS software provider Sphera has released an enhanced version of its Intelligent Authoring software that the company says... »


Former Amazon Executive Shares Plan for Developing an IoT Strategy

Former Amazon Executive Shares Plan for Developing an IoT Strategy

The internet of things (IoT) may present the biggest opportunity to enterprises since the dawn of the internet age, and perhaps it will be bigger. Research firm Gartner predicts there will be nearly 20 billion devices on the IoT by 2020, and IoT product and service suppliers will generate more than... »


DHL, Huawei Enter Supply Chain Automation Partnership

DHL, Huawei Enter Supply Chain Automation Partnership

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Chinese technology conglomerate Huawei Technologies are collaborating on a range of supply chain services for customers using "industrial-grade internet-of-things hardware and infrastructure." »


Will 'Made in Italy' Replace 'Made in China'?

Will 'Made in Italy' Replace 'Made in China'?

China's textile industry is a world beater, accounting for over 60 percent of world chemical and synthetic fiber production. Cotton production is lower, but still large, at over 20 percent of the global total, ranking only behind India in 2016. The trend, however, is downwards as China is caught... »


At Ongoing Standing Rock Protests, Not Just Any Toilet Will Do

The scale and duration of the protests that have unfolded here over the fall and winter by those determined to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline have created endless logistical challenges. »


Advanced Analytics Drives Double-Digit Growth, Survey Says

Nearly two-thirds of companies with well-established advanced analytics strategies report operating margins and revenues of 15 percent or more, according to a report developed by Forbes Insights, in collaboration with Ernst & Young. »


E2open and Steelwedge Join Forces to Deliver Collaborative Sales and Operations Planning

E2open and Steelwedge Join Forces to Deliver Collaborative Sales and Operations Planning

Supply chain operating network E2open has announced its merger with Steelwedge, a software company focused on sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP). The combination will deliver a collaborative sales and operations planning tool that integrates information... »


The North Face, Patagonia to Phase Out Perfluorinated Chemicals

Gore Fabrics says it will eliminate perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) of environmental concern from its products by 2023. »


These 5 Events Caused 2016's Most Expensive Supply Chain Disruptions

Resilinc has released its EventWatch Annual Report to assess the most impactful supply chain events of 2016, according to the software company for supply chain resiliency. The report tracks information from the company's supplier network and reviews incidents by risk type, industry, geography,... »


How Self-Driving Trucks, Intelligent Highways Are Changing Transportation Logistics

No matter what products they make, how many they make, or how often they make them, all U.S. manufacturers share a common goal: They need to get their products to their customers, on time, and the familiar litany of trucks-trains-boats-and-planes (and sometimes, pipelines) remains the way that... »


Risk-Based Analytics Enable CFOs to Improve Efficiency, Survey Says

Risk-Based Analytics Enable CFOs to Improve Efficiency, Survey Says

Finance chiefs are responsible for minimizing the risks that their organizations face in all facets of business - from supply chain operations and fixed-asset investment to payment processing and cybersecurity. »


The PCF from Clients to Students: An Interview with Javier Bermudez

The most used process framework in the world, APQC's Process Classification Framework®(PCF) creates a common language for processes across very different industries and audiences. This article summarizes a recent conversation with BPM expert Javier Bermudez about how he has used the PCF in... »


Oracle Announces IoT Cloud Tools With Better Visibility and Predictive Analytics

Oracle Announces IoT Cloud Tools With Better Visibility and Predictive Analytics

Oracle is expanding its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio with four new cloud solutions to help businesses with their digital supply chains, the software company says. These solutions enable businesses to detect, analyze, and respond to IoT signals and incorporate these insights into existing and... »


China Is Getting Under the Hoods of More American Cars

Chinese companies started talking a decade ago about cracking the U.S. auto market with an array of low-cost passenger vehicles. That hasn't happened, so instead they're getting under the hoods of American cars by buying up parts makers at a record pace. »


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