Africa possesses vital natural and human resources that the rest of the world will desperately need this century. Sadly, these resources are being decimated by autocratic regimes, corruption, and conflicts. Profits from natural resources are pilfered by despots and their supporters, rather than being reinvested in African countries’ infrastructure, education, and healthcare.
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Pallet-level Monitoring – Part One
Pallet-level monitoring enables a more intelligent approach to distribution—Intelligent distribution and FEFO inventory management (First Expired, First Out)—as well as providing the data needed to optimize end-to-end processes for maximum shelf life. Implementing these approaches can cut losses in half for retailers and growers.
Environmental Markets – Part One
Supply chain leaders are in a position to lobby for or influence public policies. What policy is in their best interest when dealing with ‘tragedy of the commons’ issues, such as pollution or resource depletion? Is it better to maintain business as usual/laissez-faire, support regulation, or advocate for market-based solutions? Here we explore the tradeoffs.
The Brief – May 2023
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 – Published once each month. Pallet-level Monitoring – Part One Maximizing Delivered Shelf-life …
Last Mile Delivery Excellence – Part Two: Simplicity, Efficiency, Profitability
Perfecting the customer’s last mile delivery experience can be achieved by reducing logistics complexity and increasing efficiency, while controlling costs.
ChatGPT, What’s It Good For?
There’s so much buzz about Chatbots right now. Is this a dangerous road or a high-value tool? Do Chatbots have a place in supply chain applications? We explore the controversies, the technology, and potential applications and abuses of chatbots.
The Brief – March 2023
Thursday, March 30, 2023 – Published once each month. Scenario Planning for Supply Chain Risk Management By …
Scenario Planning for Supply Chain Risk Management—Part One
The importance of effective supply chain risk management intensifies with each new wave of disruptions. A key strategy deserving more attention is Scenario Planning for Strategic Supply Chain Risk Management.
Direct Materials P2P — Part Three: Receiving, Invoicing, Payment
Freshness Wars — Part Three: Leveraging the Cloud to Improve Freshness
Supply Chain Networks Revealed — Part 2C: Autonomous Supply Chain Networks
Supply Chain Networks are evolving to become increasingly autonomous, letting intelligent software agents make simple decisions.