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Personalization Across the Supply Chain

A couple of years ago, the concept of having everything personalized arose. It was not marketing tactic, but was a pending reality with consumers willing to be different. Moving from a mass market where one product-fits-all to a personalized offer was, and is still, an impressive challenge for retailers.

 

Personalization is everywhere

About 10 years ago, all competitors of the French car maker Citroen were seeing the offer to personalize a DS3 model (specific roof top, seats, color combination…) as a stupid idea impacting supply chain costs.Yet today, all of them are doing this, as it has become a must-have. Personalization is more than car colors and added features. It’s everywhere – from food choices, to vacation packages, iPhone protection offers and more. Everything we buy can be more or less personalized.

 

Millennials are impacting personalization


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11 Mar 2020
Managing Disruptions in Times of Supply Chain Uncertainty
 

As the Harvard Business Review points out, the 2011 Fukushima disaster had a large and unexpected impact on the global supply chain. While most large supply chain players didn’t expect their sourcing workflows to be impacted (based on the locations of their first tier suppliers), they quickly

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

11 Mar 2020
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Challenges for Aerospace
 

A 2020 study by Deloitte reveals a complicated picture of the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry: While the defense sector continued to grow in 2019, commercial aerospace took a temporary hit. Intensifying security threats ensured the growth of the defense sector in 2019, as governments aro

 
Hollingsworth
Hollingsworth

10 Mar 2020
Mitigating the Impact of the Coronavirus on Supply Chains with Machine Learning and Real-Time Visibility
 

A New York Times article from August 2019 highlights how much artificial intelligence (AI) is indebted to humans. That is because lots and lots of people are needed to help an AI system learn so that it can eventually act on its own. Blue Yonder understands the need for data to help our customers

 
Blue Yonder
Blue Yonder

10 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Implications for supply chains and the people who power them
 

Today’s global supply chain leaders know to expect the unexpected. They prepare for natural disasters, sudden regulatory changes, social and economic shifts, and even cyber attacks. But some events are more disruptive than others. The recent outbreak of coronavirus has shaken communities and p

 
Jay Muelhoefer
kinaxis

06 Mar 2020
New consumer realities are driving changes in the food and beverage supply chain
 

For years, food and beverage manufacturers have been concerned with short shelf life, inventory planning, and margin pressures. In today's competitive landscape, yesterday’s supply chains have had to adapt and change to respond to today’s consumer expectations of healthier choices, g

 
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Last update 2 Apr 2020
Output declines at fastest pace since August 2009 amid COVID-19 outbreak
   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...


The Inevitability of Warehouse Robots

Recently, while attempting to leave San Francisco International Airport, I found myself halted by the CAFEX coffee-making robot. Its glistening white arms moved with surprisingly organic fluidity, even attem...


Education
 
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Apr
2020
Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection & Management
     Georgia Tech Savannah Campus
27
Apr
2020
APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Boot Camp
     Georgia Tech Savannah Campus
11
May
2020
World Class Sales and Operations Planning
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
13
May
2020
Tactical Decision Making in Inventory and Supply Chain Management
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
14
May
2020
Supply Chain Risk Management
     Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

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FLORIM CERAMICHE SPA: On the road to Industry 4.0: advanced planning & finite capacity scheduling

Florim Ceramiche SpA has been worldly recognised as a leader in ceramics industry for more than 50 years, thanks to its committment to research, innovation and social responsibility. Florim business style can be summa...

CPO Rising 2015: The Agility Agenda

This year, Ardent Partners explores a key characteristic that separates best-in-class procurement teams from all others – agility.While the 318 procurement and finance pros who were surveyed continue to focus on sa...


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