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How Cloud Investments are Fueling Manufacturers’ Digital Supply Chain Transformations

Digital innovation across every node of the supply chain is occurring – and fast. Smart factories, smart warehouses and smart transportation are becoming a reality as manufacturers invest in technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and more. Within manufacturing, we’re seeing machines, systems and devices become more connected and intelligent, driving significant changes in how companies sense and respond to market signals.

In our role as partners helping manufacturers on their digital journeys, we continue to see key trends emerge universally. First, our customers aspire to be a “connected enterprise,” where real-time demand signals from their retailers, ecommerce consumers and channel partners are continually evaluated and responded to with real-time responses from their warehouses, transportation fleets and factories. Additionally, our customers are beginning to learn from th


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12 Nov 2019
Five signs its time for supply chain transformation
 

In spring, the flowers bloom. In fall, the leaves change. Some transformations follow a convention, but in supply chain that’s rarely the case. How do you know when it’s time for a shift? This was the question Kinaxis CEO John Sicard posed to three panelists at a Gartner conference earli

 
Sarah Harkins
Kinaxis

31 Oct 2019
How to Evaluate Supply Chain Software Solutions
 

How are you using your ERP software? Strictly for resource planning, as intended? Or are you stretching that definition to include aspects of your supply chain management needs as well? ERP solutions are an offshoot of financial software, and most of it functions as such and can be clunky when press

 
Jesse Kelber
flexis

30 Oct 2019
Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey 2019: Faced With Economic and Trade Threats, CPOs Pressured to Cut Costs
 

Key takeaways The complex role of the chief procurement officer (CPO) now faces emerging economic and political risks in every direction they turn — and they feel pressured to cut costs along the way. This year’s survey saw a spike in responses not previously top of mind: a poten

 
Deloitte
Deloitte

29 Oct 2019
Consumers crave trust and control in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
 

90% of consumers are using at least one ‘4th Industrial Revolution’ technology (4IR) including AI, internet of things, blockchain and drones. Consumers willing to share personal data if there’s a big pay-off. Consumers’ confidence with 4IR technologies will decide just

 
PwC
PwC

27 Oct 2019
Why supply chain managers are turning to new technology
 

From automation in production to picking and tracking tools, businesses are seeking new ways to streamline and enhance their logistics operations. In an age of heightened demand and greater consumer awareness, there is a growing need for brands to use innovative methods to reach targets, adopt su

 
Unipart Logistics
Unipart Logistics


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Last update 5 Nov 2019
PMI rises to six-month high in October
   Source: Markit US Manufacturing PMI ™  -  IHS Markit
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Retail

The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...


Retail Pricing: How Leading Retailers Are Leveraging AI to Fight Back

The first blog in this two-part series focused on the primary challenge facing retailers today: mega-retailers have forced prices down, based on their economies of scale and hyper-optimized supply chains. Smaller reta...


Education
 
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Feb
2020
Supply Chain Project Management: Fundamentals
     Georgia Tech Savannah Campus
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Feb
2020
Material Handling 101: Fundamentals, Analysis and Selection
     Georgia Tech Savannah Campus
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Mar
2020
Engineering the Warehouse
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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Apr
2020
Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection & Management
     Georgia Tech Savannah Campus
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May
2020
Tactical Decision Making in Inventory and Supply Chain Management
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

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PPG INDUSTRIES, LTD.

Company Established in 1883, PPG Industries manufactures protective and decorative coatings, sealants, adhesives, metal pretreatment products, flat glass, fabricated glass, continuous-strand fiberglass products, and...

ProcureCon Indirect 2015 Benchmarking Study

In anticipation of the 2015 ProcureCon Indirect 2015 conference, the organization released the results of this year’s benchmarking study. Take a look to see how your peers answered such questions as:- Which five in...


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