The changes in retail are generational. And technology is upside down with the so-called added-ons, niches and best of breeds actually driving the change. The tails are wagging the dogs.
Retail including online, brick and mortar–promotion, pricing, demand, logistics, procurement, supply chain, returns, etc.
Symphony RetailAI showed their AI platform (CINDE), providing insights and recommended actions to retailers and CPG companies. The first target for the new AI functionality is category managers.
Consumer-grade maps are not enough for managing today’s global supply chains. Here we discuss the characteristics of commercial-grade maps, decentralized approaches to gathering geospatial data, and what it takes to build out and maintain a live, multi-tier, global, supply chain map.
In the last few years the purchase price to acquire a tech company in the global logistics and trade management sky-rocketed. These are really big deals! The latest from acquisitive Descartes and E2open.
Descartes is elevating and broadening the scope and value of the transportation management function from the traditional behind-the-scenes efficiency and cost control to a more visible, customer-facing role, creating a superior customer experience.
There were so many interesting developments in 2018 and more to come this year. Here we take a look at what’s happening in autonomous supply chains, omni-channel delivery, AI/machine learning, blockchain for supply chain, checkoutless stores, and self-sovereign ID.
On the theme of automation of major end-to-end process, we look at examples in product–concept-to-EOL (Concept, Design, hand-off to manufacturing, production, EOL, spares management) and in service: incident-to-resolution (Incident reporting, action planning, dispatch, root cause analysis, repair and/or remediation, acceptance, close).
Amazon subsidizes their fulfillment costs by billions of dollars annually. This has set expectations for free or very low cost shipping, not just for consumers, but businesses as well. Here we discuss ways to integrate channels more effectively, continually drive out costs, and increase efficiencies in fulfillment and operations tom compete in today’s world.
A fully digital supply chain extends to delivery to the home or business. It also encompasses contract management and procure-to-pay. We look at examples in these areas.
The mood at this year’s JDA Focus (their annual conference) was optimistic, coming off of healthy growth last year, with tons of new innovations, and major R&D investments underway. Here we cover the highlights, including their ‘moon shot’, the Autonomous Supply Chain.
Amazon Go embodies very impressive advances in computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning combined to create what is probably the simplest and fastest bricks and mortar shopping experience available today. Here we discuss how they do it and its broader applicability and impact.