Hydrogen is likely to play a key role as we transition to low/zero-emissions transport. While battery-powered vehicles dominate in cars and light trucks, it will be a different story for ocean-faring ships and possibly for long-haul trucks and trains, where the unique advantages of hydrogen-derived fuels are more important.
Anything related to innovation in technology, practices, policies, products, etc.
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.
Supply Chain Networks are evolving to become increasingly autonomous, letting intelligent software agents make simple decisions.
Here we discuss the origins and architecture of the two major types of supply chain networks: 1) Integrator Networks, and 2) Real-time SVoT Networks. As well, we explore the challenges of master data management for a supply chain network.
The procure-to-pay process (P2P) for direct materials resists standardization and automation. As the critical execution phase of source and procurement, it is where the rubber meets the road for inbound materials. This is the first in a series on direct P2P, based on our primary research interviews and surveys we conducted.
Predictions for rollout of driverless cars have shifted from “before 2020” to “after 2030”. Here we explore the many reasons we will likely see driverless long-haul trucking in a hub-to-hub model well before driverless cars are plying our city streets.
In this final article of the series, we discuss current activities and future potential in space-based mining, as well as the various kinds of logistics that will be required for the emerging, diverse, space economy.
Here we take a process-centric view of supply chain networks and show how they support end-to-end demand through fulfillment. This includes an example of how network-wide optimization can be accomplished.
We explore examples of space-based manufacturing that are currently being considered or pursued, such as ZBLAN optical fibers, biomanufacturing, construction of large structures, space-based farming, drugs, microfabrication, carbon nanotubes, and perfect spheres.
Customers’ expectations for delivery excellence continue to climb for faster, error-free delivery, more granular visibility, more convenience, and increased flexibility. Here we discuss specific strategies and capabilities that leading companies are using to try and perfect the customer’s delivery experience, such as via hyperlocal delivery, dynamic dispatch and routing, adaptable workflows, dwell time reduction, real-time visibility, expanding the range of delivery windows, locations, and options, sustainable delivery, last minute rescheduling, and more
AI/ML has created radically new and different capabilities in supply chain solutions. This requires a rethink of the process of achieving results and value from those solutions.