Lessons From the Suez Canal Blockage – Supply Chain in the News

In the past few days, the news of the blockage of the Suez Canal by a massive container ship called the Ever Given has been dominating the news, so much so, that even kids are talking about it. The phrase ‘supply chain’ is now being mentioned more often than ever before in news media. Some outlets have estimated the cost...

COVID-19 Data Analysis Basics – Taking the Mystery Out of Smoothing Daily Counts

We see graphs of COVID-19 events on a regular basis. One of the most common is a bar chart for daily new events (COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths). Recently in presentations, smoothing methods used to overcome limitations is presenting the raw daily data. This blog will take some of the mystery out of smoothing methods.

Key Guiding Principles for Getting a Better Handle on Implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain Management

The role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in business activities has again emerged as a hot topic for 2017 and 2018. In fact, Gartner predicts by 2021, 40% of new enterprise applications will include Artificial Intelligence Technologies, where AI and Machine Learning promise to solve a plethora of problems faced by enterprises today, from better decision making to increased efficiencies and cost savings.

What Role Will Artificial Intelligence Play in Supply Chain Management?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been making its rounds in world news for the last few years. With considerable advancements in the field, the concept of AI has garnered its share of fans and critics alike. While many believe AI is the next step in the industrial revolution with its potential for complete automation and an

By |2019-04-13T23:09:20-04:00August 28th, 2017|News and Trends, Supply Chain|1 Comment

What is Blockchain Technology Worth to Your Supply Chain?

With the advent of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm. The use of digital assets as an alternative to conventional currencies has garnered praise and recognition for its secure and speedy protocols. While the infrastructural flexibility of crypto currencies is yet to stand the test of time, block chains, the underlying technology for crypto currencies is truly a revolutionary step in the field of technology. Companies such as the Swiss Stock Exchange, IBM and Deloitte have already begun implementing block chains into their technology to define transactions and improve security and transparency.

By |2019-04-13T23:09:22-04:00July 19th, 2017|News and Trends, Supply Chain|2 Comments

7 Supply Chain Technology Trends Set to Disrupt Supply Chains in 2017 and Beyond

What supply chain technology trends are set to revolutionize your supply chain in 2017 and beyond? Supply chain executives recognize digital disruption is carving new opportunities in business process automation and organizational management – with increasing tenacity. As 2017 comes into focus, several key technological initiatives are topping corporate agendas. Here are 7 Supply Chain

By |2019-04-13T23:09:33-04:00January 17th, 2017|News and Trends, Supply Chain|3 Comments

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