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A&D’s Ambitious Three-Year Timetable for Deploying Blockchain

July 16, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Blockchain is poised to take off in a big way in the aerospace and defense sector, if a new report from Accenture is to be believed.[more]

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A Journey to the Cloud Enables the Push to a Digital Supply Chain

July 09, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

For some companies, going to the cloud means more than simply changing the address of their servers.[more]

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Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

July 02, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

All the well-intentioned statements of corporate responsibility mean nothing if you can’t implant the message on the factory floor.[more]

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A.I. for Compliance: An ‘Artificial’ Answer to a Very Real Problem

June 25, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

When it comes right down to it, are all these corporate scandals the result of a lack of intelligence? Specifically, of the artificial variety?[more]

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Why Retailers Are Struggling With Ship-From-Store Fulfillment

June 18, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

The age of the omnichannel is all about options. Customers buying online should be able to receive their purchases in any way they choose — at home, work, a designated retrieval point, or direct from the store. Or so goes the theory.[more]

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Blockchain for the Supply Chain: Reality vs. Hype

June 11, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

If you could measure the progress of a concept by how much it’s talked about, then blockchain would already be an everyday reality for business.[more]

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When Will the Drones Start Flying?

June 01, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Look, up in the sky: See any drones yet?[more]

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Getting Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry on the Map

May 21, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

It’s been just over five years since the collapse of a Bangladeshi factory complex took the lives of 1,135 workers. How can manufacturers and apparel brands ensure that such a tragedy never happens again?[more]

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Strategies for Embracing the Internet of Things

May 14, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Depending on how you look at it, the internet of things is either a treasure trove of data or a nightmare of information chaos.[more]

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How Do Companies Name That Price? A.I. Can Help

May 07, 2018
By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

When it comes to determining the optimal price of a product, component or raw material, artificial intelligence can do more than come up with the answer. It can help you to understand the questions you ought to be asking.[more]

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