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Unlocking the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) expands the possibilities of digital transformation, business executives foresee sweeping changes. A new Deloitte Global report released today, “The Industry 4.0 paradox: Overcoming disconnects on the path to digital transformation,” finds that businesses plan to invest heavily in digital transformation, but strategic and operational paradoxes threaten to hamper these efforts.

The Deloitte Global survey of more than 350 executives in the manufacturing, power, oil & gas, and mining industries, explores how organizations in these sectors are investing—or planning to invest—in digital transformation, some of the key challenges they face in making such investments, and how they are forming their technical and organizational strategies around digital


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13 Nov 2019
What Is Postmodern ERP?
 

It’s a story one hears surprisingly frequently: a mid-sized enterprise company adopts a new mega-ERP solution, and they’re almost immediately mired in constant disruptions. Of course, changing out your entire IT infrastructure all at once (instead of piecemeal) is bound to cause some sho

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

12 Nov 2019
3 ways to create value through a digital supply chain network
 

For the longest time, procurement and supply management teams have focused on cost-savings and providing accurate supply for their businesses. More specifically, their value was primarily limited to efficiency (the minimization of cost for procurement services) and effectiveness (the maximization of

 
Infor
Infor

12 Nov 2019
Concurrent planning, technically speaking
 

Pause for a moment to think about what the world’s supply chains are tasked with on a daily basis and how much they achieve. It’s staggering. Now factor in the platforms, processes, and procedures upon which many of the world’s critical supply chains are built and it quickly become

 
Justin King
kinaxis

12 Nov 2019
The Importance of Forecasting in Logistics Planning
 

Of all the stages of the supply chain, logistics often gets a bad rap. This appears to be largely due to a combination of the seeming unpredictability of the unknowns like weather patterns and fuel costs; and the skyrocketing costs associated with last-mile delivery in recent years. This potent comb

 
Jesse Kelber
Flexis

12 Nov 2019
Takeaways from the Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit
 

Having just returned from the Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit in Denver, I am energized about the state of our industry.  The quality of the content, the number of attendees, and the depth of perspectives all contributed to the buzz about the conference and the future of supply chain plann

 
Jeff Stabell
JDA


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PMI rises to six-month high in October
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Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Maximum safety and reliability and reducing the costs for our customers at the same time: we are able to offer the chemical industry an extensive range of chemical logistics services that hardly any other logistics specialist can match. It is our goal to harmonise our services with your specifications in s...


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...


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Dec
2019
Analytics for Supply Management 1: Fundamental Concepts & Techniques S&OP WEEK
     Orlando, FL
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Dec
2019
Transitions from Supply Chain Management, Sales and Operations Planning to Integrated Business Solutions
     Orlando, FL
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Jan
2020
Category Management: Analyze the Data, Strategize your Plan, Deliver Big Results
     Phoenix, AZ
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Jan
2020
Legal Foundations of Supply Management: The Basics You Need to Succeed
     Nashville, TN
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Jan
2020
Supply Chain Logistics: Inventory Management, Warehousing and Transportation
     Las Vegas, NV

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Tudor Rose International increases productivity through integrated SCM platform ASSIST4

Tudor Rose International is Europe’s leading export market management company specialising in building brands around the world. In business for nearly 30 years, the innovative company mastered an ambitious IT mo...

Integrating Product, In formation and Financial Flows in the Returns Management Process

The strategic importance of managing return goods is gaining attention in the academic literature. Poorly managed processes can impact a company’s brand reputation, sustainability i mpact and profitability. Returns...


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