Archive for Elemica

The Contribution of Supply Chain Networks To Smart Manufacturing and Industrial IoT

In my keynote, I stressed that Smart Manufacturing initiative around the world, are all inspired by research that indicates that manufacturing growth, competitiveness and resilience are directly correlated with high technology intensity and manufacturing complexity as well as quality.  These three key factors can be improved and maintained by investment in product, process and productivity innovation.  The smart manufacturing initiatives around the world (for example Industrie 4.0  Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (US), or Horizon 2020 (EU)) all aim […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 23-27, 2013)

Tuesday night, I went to Staples with my daughter to buy some printer ink. She was immediately attracted to a colorful display, which caught my attention too. I took a picture of it and shared it on Twitter, which became my most popular tweet of the week:  3D printer and supplies at #Staples. The future is coming faster and faster. #3DPrinting #SCM #logistics pic.twitter.com/S4tGkRxR5u — Adrian Gonzalez (@talkinlogistics) September 24, 2013 Yes, the future is […]

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Ariba: At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks

Last week at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference, I led a discussion session titled “At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks” with about fifty senior executives in supply chain and procurement. I made the case that we are currently seeing the rise of supply chain operating networks, the business equivalents of Facebook and LinkedIn, which are enabling communities of trading partners to communicate, collaborate, and execute business processes in more efficient, scalable, and innovative […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 6-10, 2013)

After spilling coffee all over my desk this morning and cleaning up the mess, I am short on time, so let’s go straight to the news this week: C.H. Robinson Reports First Quarter Results XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2013 Results Elemica Introduces a Completely New Supply Chain Operating Network Platform Ariba and Discover to Transform B2B Payments with AribaPay JDA Announces the Release of JDA Cloud Optimize Service Offerings Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.6.2 Launches […]

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