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Combating the Digital Supply Chain Talent Gap

For the past eight years, I have been delivering lectures on supply chain management at the University of Texas at Dallas. This has given me a unique opportunity to interact with students pursuing their master’s and doctorate degrees in Industrial Engineering, Computer Science and Business Administration. Lately, I have noticed a step function change in students’ skills and competencies. Students are increasingly asking questions like: “How can an organization incorporate unstructured data from social media into their demand planning? How can an organization predict a delayed shipment and incorporate that into their supply planning?” When I was a student almost two decades ago and pursuing my master’s degree in Industrial Engineering at Purdue, supply chain management was not even a separate discipline in the program. Instead, it was baked into the Industrial Engineering program, which included concepts like the bullwhip effect, newsvendor problem, t


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10 Apr 2019
Powering up: What ‘Disruptive’ Innovations Mean For Utilities Sector Supply Chains
 

The pressure is on for electricity, gas and water suppliers to improve the way they serve their customers. How can the industry’s supply chains move with the times? For an industry charged with maintaining the infrastructure behind public services, utilities supply chains could use a power

 
Unipart Logistics
Unipart Logistics

02 Apr 2019
AI in automotive report
 

A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute has found that just 10% of major automotive companies are implementing artificial intelligence[1] (AI) projects at scale, with many falling short of an opportunity that could increase operating profit by up to 16%. The research also shows that fewer

 
Roy, Priyanka
Capgemini

14 Mar 2019
Make the Transition to Inventory Forecasting Software
 

Maintaining the right amount of inventory is key to keeping up with the ebb and flow of customer orders. But what level is the “right” level? If a company doesn’t have enough product on hand, it may miss too many deliveries and lose customers. If it overstocks a product, it will in

 
DemandCaster
DemandCaster

13 Mar 2019
E2open Forecasting and Inventory Benchmark Study Finds Demand Sensing and Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization Combination Reduces Safety Stock by More Than 30%
 

 E2open today announced the publication of its 2018 Forecasting and Inventory Benchmark Study, an in-depth analysis of the state of demand and inventory management that allows firms to compare their performance with that of industry peers and best-in-class companies. The most comprehensive of i

 
E2open
E2open

25 Feb 2019
How Customer Expectations Are Changing the Manufacturing Industry
 

Ford’s groundbreaking assembly line, which we normally think of as a watershed moment in the history of manufacturing, was just as important as a moment of negotiating customer expectations. In this case, Ford’s goal wasn’t so much to revolutionize the burgeoning automotive industr

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis


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