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The Smart Logistics Network of the Future: Blockchain in the Supply Chain

The Smart Logistics Network of the Future: Blockchain in the Supply Chain

The numbers speak volumes! There is clearly tremendous interest among supply chain practitioners to learn, understand and share thoughts on Blockchain. In one of the best attended break-out sessions of FOCUS 2018, we joined forces with executives from leading companies to exchange thoughts on the impact and value Blockchain may hold for supply chain, as well as the challenges for adoption. The exchange offered an exclusive opportunity for supply chain practitioners to share thoughts on the topic in a trusted, non-competitive environment.

Of the 11 leading disruptors identified by Deloitte and MHI in the 2018 MHI annual industry report¹, Blockchain ranked #10 from the top (i.e., the second slowest – just ahead of artificial intelligence – for adoption over the next five years.) It seems that a clear understanding of the technology is a key barrier to adoptio


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06 Aug 2019
Removing the “People Roadblock” to Digital Transformation
 

As the competition to satisfy customer demand for ever-faster deliveries has made supply chain automation a necessity, and as new technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and robotics have transformed supply chain best practices, data has bec

 
JDA Software-Supply Chain, Technology
JDA

30 Jun 2019
The auto industry is entering a ‘profit desert’ as heavy spending on new mobility and stagnation in key markets take hold simultaneously, says AlixPartners research
 

Powertrain costs for electric vehicles identified as being two-and-a-half times higher than for traditional vehicles, yet sales per model through 2022 predicted to be just 15% of traditional models historically; total industry sales globally forecasted to grow just 1.6% annually through 2026, as Chi

 
AlixPartners
AlixPartners

30 Jun 2019
Electrification and the “Death of Diesel” sees heavy spending on new mobility, but slowing sales and shrinking profits leads to bumpy road ahead, says AlixPartners study
 

The report highlights some of the challenges the industry faces going forwards: Automakers could incur a $60-billion pre-tax profit hit through 2023 86% of Chinese consumers and 59% of UK consumers polled say internal-combustion engines should be banned or further regulated Suppliers could

 
AlixPartners
AlixPartners

26 Jun 2019
Supply chain planning – Does it makes dollars and cents to get it all from one vendor?
 

Full disclosure: I work for a best-of-breed supply chain planning vendor so I will do my best to take an unbiased approach as I provide my opinions on how to solve the challenges of planning today’s supply chains with all its complexity and volatility. I’ll be honest, it would be grea

 
Bill DuBois
kinaxis

26 Jun 2019
Manufacturers: When is There Risk in Taking on a New Customer?
 

Let’s picture a hypothetical. You’re a sales and operations planner at a global manufacturer, specializing in a high-end variety of widget that other global companies tend to order in large quantities. Your sales cycle is fairly long, so every time a member of your sales team closes a de

 
Brian Hoey
flexis


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Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

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Lean Warehousing
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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Oct
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APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Boot Camp
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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Oct
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Warehouse / Distribution Center Layout
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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Supply Chain Project Management: Fundamentals
     Georgia Tech Savannah Campus
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APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) Boot Camp
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HOYER: Future-Proofs System for Managing Intermodal Rail, Road, and Sea Transport to Meet High Growth Potential

HOYER is an independent family enterprise that dates back to 1946, and which has become one of the world’s leading bulk-logistics providers, offering comprehensive transport services and complex logistics soluti...

2018 Top Ten Trends in Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing

With all signals pointing toward a good year, manufacturers have a decision to make. They can enjoy the strong economy while it lasts or look to the future and invest in technologies that will help them build a strong...


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