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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]


Q&A: Spurring Innovation Through Zero Waste

Lawrence Black sees the circular economy finally moving from theory and high-level strategy to practical applications in design, engineering, and marketing. He has a clear view of these changes as senior advisor to the Waste Management-McDonough Sustainable Innovation Collaborative, a partnership...[more]


End-of-Life Logistics: Expanding the Traditional Supply Chain

End-of-Life Logistics: Expanding the Traditional Supply Chain

Analyst Insight: You design a product, source it, build it, store it, ship it, and your consumer enjoys it... then what? It is inevitable that at some point the original intended use will be over and the product will reach its end of life. What happens now is a topic that is piquing the interests...[more]


A Holistic Approach to 'Green' Regulations

A Holistic Approach to 'Green' Regulations

Analyst Insight: Global manufacturers must meet the growing number of "green" regulations that are focused on sustainability. From the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive to the United States Conflict Minerals Directive as well as the European Union (EU) directives of...[more]


Carrier Transicold Says New Tool Locates Source of Temperature Abnormalities

For refrigerated haulers who require independent verification of temperatures inside trucks and trailers or immediate documentation for receivers, Carrier Transicold is offering its DataLink 2 recorder. The system, for single-temperature or multi-temperature applications, uses up to three...[more]


Grace Medical Center Uses ZulaFly RTLS to Prevent Food, Medication Loss

Grace Medical Center Uses ZulaFly RTLS to Prevent Food, Medication Loss

Grace Medical Center, a 123-bed hospital in the Grace Health System, has prevented $15,000 in food from spoiling since August by installing a real-time location system (RTLS) to monitor the temperatures of refrigerators and freezers, the hospital says. The system, made by ZulaFly, consists of the...[more]


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