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Bookended by Environmental Disasters, Millennials Want Proof of Sustainability

Bookended by Environmental Disasters, Millennials Want Proof of Sustainability

Consumers, and millennials specifically, have clearly set a precedent: they want sustainability to be top-of-mind for brands when it comes to achieving their business goals, according to social media software provider Digimind Inc. [more]


What Stands in the Way of Supply Chain Efficiency Today

Across industries, companies large and small are facing similar supply chain challenges: managing an overwhelming availability of data; meeting the growing demands of globalization; and hopping the artificial-intelligence and machine-learning bandwagon.[more]


Helping SMEs Survive the IoT Tsunami with PLM

Helping SMEs Survive the IoT Tsunami with PLM

According to BI Intelligence, Internet of Things-connected devices will more than triple by 2020, from 10 billion to 34 billion. For small and medium-sized enterprises, which may not know where to begin or have the required time and expertise to implement IoT into their processes, surviving this...[more]


Q&A: What We Have Here Is a Failure to Collaborate

A survey by 3M Company finds a large number of suppliers holding back from engaging in true collaboration with buyers, due to a lack of openness and customer incentives.[more]


3-D Virtual Technologies: The Industry's Next Innovation Frontier

Faced with increasing pressure to meet today's digital consumers' demand for personalization, varieties and values – all under shrinking lead times and heightened competition – the foremost strategy in the apparel industry is to minimize time and cost related to product development and market...[more]


Opinion: How IoT Will Impact the Supply Chain This Year

There has been a lot written about the internet of things (IoT) and how it will affect nearly every global industry — from retail to connected vehicles. [more]


2017 Supply Chain Innovation Awards Presented by SupplyChainBrain & CSCMP

2017 Supply Chain Innovation Awards

A pharmaceutical industry forum creates a collaborative framework where companies can efficiently and relatively inexpensively test their potential medicines against competitors’ products that are already approved and available in the marketplace.[more]


Pharma Industry Forum Helps Reduce R&D Costs

Pharma Industry Forum Helps Reduce R&D Costs

The TransCelerate Comparator Network, the winner of the 2017 Supply Chain Innovation Award, enables competing pharmaceutical companies to develop their own medicines cheaper and with quality assurance.[more]


Are You Running Out of Stuff? Here's How to Tell.

As populations grow and emerging markets industrialize, companies are facing a serious long-term challenge: how to meet surging consumer demand while minimizing environmental damage and sustaining the planet's natural resources.[more]


Can Digital Solutions Eliminate Waste in Food Supply Chains?

Can Digital Solutions Eliminate Waste in Food Supply Chains?

The cost of global food waste and loss is estimated to be $940bn a year. For businesses, this represents a significant proportion of shrinkage in retail supply chains, and it has a direct impact on companies' triple bottom lines. Does digital hold the solution?[more]


Four Ways to Capitalize on Circular Supply Chains

The pace at which companies are adopting circular economy business models has been accelerating for the last two decades - and it has evolved from a specialist concept to a mainstream business strategy.[more]


3M Applies Its Technology Prowess to Realize Supply-Chain Transformation

3M Applies Its Technology Prowess to Realize Supply-Chain Transformation

It only makes sense that The 3M Company, with a business model resting almost entirely upon technology, would eventually get around to deploying it as a tool for realizing new operating efficiencies, while meeting rising customer demands for service.[more]


Hungry for Innovation? Launch Your Own Incubator

The digital imperative is driving companies to seek new sources of value for their customers, but this mission is difficult within the often cloistered confines and bureaucracy of their headquarters. Seeking to foster a culture that is more akin to startups than the corporate motherships, many...[more]


After-Sales Service: An Area Where the Customer Is King

After-Sales Service: An Area Where the Customer Is King

Most manufacturers understand that skillful management of service parts operations is critical to reducing costs and optimizing stock levels throughout a supply chain network. But very few are actively leveraging the after-sales side of business as a source of greater profits.[more]


Opinion: How to Keep Your Supply Chain From Killing You

Opinion: How to Keep Your Supply Chain From Killing You

Touring Delphi's Dayton brake assembly plant, now closed, in the spring of 2007, showed me how purchasing managers can kill companies.[more]


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