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The Digital Supply Chain: How Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are enabling the Digital Supply Chain

Digital transformation is an exciting phase in the evolution of business automation and value creation enabled through enhancements in mathematics, software and hardware.  It’s all about further extending information, intelligence and automation to drive value.  Traditionally, companies used latent technologies like Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), along with legacy supplier and customer collaboration platforms, based on static or latent data, to drive value.  These solutions can improve collaboration and shorten decision cycle times, but they produce…
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The Value of a Good End-to-End Lead Time

About a month ago I ordered a bridesmaid dress online and when I received the estimated arrival date it was 5 weeks from my purchase date! I understand that things take time to ship, but in the day in age of same day delivery 5 weeks just seemed way too long. Working in the supply chain industry one of my first thoughts was well, where in their supply chain network is something going wrong? This…
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Typhoon Mangkhut Shuts Down China

The disastrous Typhoon Mangkhut landed at 5pm on Sunday on the coast of Jiangmen City, South China’s Guangdong Province with winds up to 162 km per hour. Meteorologists have called Mangkhut the world’s most powerful storm of 2018, at its peak it was the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane. Due to the typhoon more than 400 flights at two airports in China island of Hainan were cancelled Sunday morning. Flights through Shenzhen airport were…
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Hurricane Florence Approaching

As hurricane Florence approaches it is slated to be one of the most dangerous hurricanes in history expecting to affect upwards of 20 million people. Florence is expected to hit near the Carolina coast from Thursday night to Saturday. As it approaches, it will flood the coastal areas with torrential rain, high winds, coastal erosion and storm surge. As of Tuesday North, and South Carolina and Virginia were under warnings to evacuate the coast. We…
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Oh No! Where’s My Shipment?

And how long before I get my stuff?!  If we were to pick a key outcome for Supply Chain Executives, it would be for them to always know exactly where their shipments were at any moment.  E-commerce is continuing to change the landscape for supply chain and logistics.  The need to manage demand fluctuations, volume growth, and consumer expectations has dramatically increased.  It’s no longer enough to get a general idea of when a shipment…
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