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How California Taught China to Sell Electric Cars

California wants 5 million emission-free cars on the road by 2030. China, with a far larger population, wants 7 million electric vehicles by 2025. California has a cap-and-trade program to limit emissions from power plants, factories and fuel suppliers. China is launching a cap-and-trade system to...[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]


Strategic S&OP Supported by Embedded Risk Management Tools & Techniques

Strategic S&OP Supported by Embedded Risk Management Tools & Techniques

For almost 50 years, the operations/supply chain profession has been embracing the sales and operations planning process to balance supply and demand in complex supply chain networks. As a former S&OP process owner for three Fortune 100 manufacturers, I can identify with the challenges associated...[more]


How A.I. Is Transforming Supply Chain Planning in High-Tech

Not surprisingly, high-tech companies are keenly interested in the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning to aid in supply-chain management and demand planning. But is the technology sufficiently advanced to fill that role? A SupplyChainBrain Power Lunch discussion.[more]


Unlocking Business Growth by Transforming from S&OP to IBP

Unlocking Business Growth by Transforming from S&OP to IBP

In today's market environment where strategic priorities revolve around the diverse business objectives of exploring growth in untapped markets, lowering costs and working capital levels, keeping long-term growth intact, and strengthening the extended supply chain, it is vital that organizations...[more]


The Path Forward for Agility

The Path Forward for Agility

Sales and operations planning. So important, yet success is so elusive. While many companies approach S&OP as a technology implementation, success requires a focus on 60 percent culture, 30 percent process and 10 percent technology. Companies cannot get to success without technology, but it cannot...[more]


Coping With Complexity in Life Sciences Supply Chains

Designing, developing and deploying a global supply chain solution in the life sciences industry is easier said than done.[more]


Schneider Electric: A Veteran Company at Technology's Cutting Edge

Artificial intelligence and machine learning: When it comes to supply chain processes, there's hype — and there's reality.[more]


How Merck Is Building an End-to-End Supply Chain

There's no question pharmaceutical supply chains are complicated. Add industry and government regulations — topped with geographical complexities — and it's become more challenging than ever for multinational companies to get beyond node-to-node planning.[more]


Come for the Food, Stay to Buy Clothes? To Attract Shoppers, More Retailers Add Restaurants to Their Stores

Retailer Mark Werts was dining in a Hong Kong restaurant a few years ago when he noticed most people were doing more than chewing.[more]


Excelling in the Changing World of Contract Manufacturing

At Jabil, a highly diversified contract manufacturer, today's challenges aren't so different from most companies. Customers want visibility and flexibility in the supply chain.[more]


Solving the Problem of 'Too Much Data'

Solving the Problem of 'Too Much Data'

Conversations with supply-chain executives about how companies can swim in the sea of big data without drowning in it.[more]


From Virtual Restaurants to Exclusive Pop-Ups, the New War in Food Delivery Is in the Kitchen

From Virtual Restaurants to Exclusive Pop-Ups, the New War in Food Delivery Is in the Kitchen

Inside the Forage Kitchen in Oakland, Josh Kulp scrolled through the 89 pre-orders that had already come in for his restaurant’s fried chicken, getting just a preview of what the weekend would be like.[more]


Why This Year's Top Tech Gifts Cost About a Grand

You may notice something different about the prices of the tech products that companies are pushing the hardest this year: They're four digits.[more]


What the CVS-Aetna Deal Means for the Future of Health Care

What the CVS-Aetna Deal Means for the Future of Health Care

When drug company chief executive Heather Bresch was hauled in front of Congress last year to defend the high price of lifesaving EpiPens, she drew skeptical lawmakers’ attention to a large poster board that blamed the skyrocketing price tag on a coterie of drug supply chain middlemen. Of EpiPen’s...[more]


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