Archive for Learning & Leadership

Digital Twin is an Old Idea – Just New to Supply Chain

It has been many decades since a circuit is designed digitally and its performance tested using a digital twin; an architect constructed the building and laid out its HVAC and plumbing on the building’s digital twin; a company invested in a new distribution center only after significant number of simulations and animations on the digital twin; a dentist scanned a mouth and planned for the treatment on the digital twin; and pilots learned how to […]

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Best Logistics and Supply Chain Shows to Attend in 2020

The best logistics and supply chain shows are listed along with links to the event web sites. Use this page as a resource to plan your logitics event calendar for 2020. Industry association and technology vendor shows are included.

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Be Careful of the Term “Fail Fast” in Digital Transformations

The phrase “fail fast” is increasingly finding its way into conversations about digital transformations.  The implication seems to be that fail-fast is a necessary component of a digital work culture. From an IT perspective, it makes sense. However, it really doesn’t align with how supply chain and plant operations need to evolve.

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NRF Big Show 2019: Artificial Intelligence and Omni-Channel Returns

Another year, another NRF Big Show in the books. This year marked my eleventh visit to New York City for retail’s biggest show. This appeared to be the biggest conference from any that I have attended, with some estimates suggesting 36,000 people were there. As in the past, the usual themes emerged: omni-channel, mobility, big data, etc. This year, there was a lot of buzz around retail transformation, and going beyond omni-channel to ensure an […]

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Best Logistics and Supply Chain Shows to Attend in 2019

Logistics Viewpoints has assembled the following list of conferences that my ARC supply chain colleagues and I consider to be the premier industry conferences scheduled for 2019. The include logistics industry association events and supply chain software conferences.

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Most Popular Articles of 2018

We have entered the final weeks of the Logistics Viewpoints year. As always, it was a busy year covering the latest supply chain and logistics trends, emerging technologies, mergers and acquisitions, major news announcements, and more. Like in years past, we wanted to look back at the Top 10 most popular articles written this year and see what our readers found to be the most interesting. So, without further ado, here are Logistics Viewpoints’ most […]

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A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

When we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot. But strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed.

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The Impact of Economic Nationalism on Global Supply Chains

Last week, I read an interesting report from LLamasoft (a Logistics Viewpoints sponsor) that looked into the impact of economic nationalism on global manufacturers. The study found that more than half of global manufacturers would make changes to their supply chain due to economic nationalism. The study also looked at the impact of technology on the supply chains of global manufacturers. This week, I had the opportunity to speak with Razat Gaurav, CEO of LLamasoft, […]

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Clorox Drives Value by Implementing Value Chain Segmentation

The idea behind supply chain segmentation is that not all customers or consumers should be served with a one size fits all supply chain. Clorox has shown that implementing this strategy can drive great value. But it is not easy.

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Manhattan Momentum 2018: Push Possible

I am coming to you live from Manhattan Momentum 2018, in Hollywood, FL at the Diplomat Beach Resort. This year’s theme is “Push Possible” which is very fitting. CEO Eddie Capel explained that push possible is all about pushing the envelope with actionable, measurable solutions. It means bringing in bigger and brighter ideas, to push what is possible for their customers. At last year’s event, Manhattan announced the release of the cloud-based Manhattan Active solution […]

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