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

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

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]


Why Retailers Are Struggling With Ship-From-Store Fulfillment

Why Retailers Are Struggling With Ship-From-Store Fulfillment

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]


Strategies for Embracing the Internet of Things

Strategies for Embracing the Internet of Things

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]


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

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

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]


‘Try Before You Buy’: A Huge Logistics Challenge for E-Tailers

‘Try Before You Buy’: A Huge Logistics Challenge for E-Tailers

Selling apparel and other merchandise over the internet is difficult enough for retailers as it is. Now they want to make it even tougher on themselves.[more]


Analyzing Product Costs: A Question of ‘What If’

Analyzing Product Costs: A Question of ‘What If’

Foremost in the minds of every supply-chain planner are those key words: What if?[more]


Yes, Some Customers Are More Equal Than Others

Yes, Some Customers Are More Equal Than Others

In the age of analytics and Big Data, all customers are not created equal.[more]


Is Cash Replacing Inventory As a Hedge Against Supply-Chain Risk?

Is Cash Replacing Inventory As a Hedge Against Supply-Chain Risk?

Worried about managing supply-chain risk? All you need is cash.[more]


A.I. Comes to Procurement. Are Human Sourcing Professionals Doomed?

A.I. Comes to Procurement. Are Human Sourcing Professionals Doomed?

Artificial intelligence, for decades little more than a dream in the minds of behavioral scientists, is insinuating itself into every aspect of supply-chain management today. The latest incursion is taking place in the realm of sourcing.[more]


How FDA's Rule on Medical-Device Tracking Can Cure a Sick Supply Chain

How FDA's Rule on Medical-Device Tracking Can Cure a Sick Supply Chain

Regulation is usually viewed by the private sector as a burden. But sometimes it makes good business sense.[more]


For 3M, Technology Was the Key to a New Supply-Chain Mindset

For 3M, Technology Was the Key to a New Supply-Chain Mindset

It only makes sense that The 3M Company, with a business model resting almost entirely upon technology, would eventually get around to applying it to the supply chain.[more]


Supply Chain May Be a Numbers Game, But It's Still Played by People

Supply Chain May Be a Numbers Game, But It's Still Played by People

Supply-chain management today is very much a game of numbers. But the risk of getting lost in the math is real.[more]


Lenovo's Key To Boosting Market Share: Become 'Amazon-Like'

Lenovo's Key to Boosting Market Share: Become 'Amazon-Like'

Lenovo Group Ltd. is the world's leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of personal computers. So why is it determined to overhaul the way it sells and markets product?[more]


CSCMP's S.F. Roundtable Takes Another Shot at Divining the Future

CSCMP's S.F. Roundtable Takes Another Shot at Divining the Future

With 2016 coming to a close, it's time for another helping of supply-chain predictions for the year ahead, courtesy of the San Francisco Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.[more]


Farewell to Free Trade. What Will Take Its Place?

Farewell to Free Trade. What Will Take Its Place?

Say goodbye to the era of free trade.[more]


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