Supply Chain Networks are evolving to become increasingly autonomous, letting intelligent software agents make simple decisions.
Supply Chain Networks
Technologies and strategies for networks for trading partners
Supply Chain Networks Revealed — Part 2C: Autonomous Supply Chain Networks
Freshness Wars — Part Three: Leveraging the Cloud to Improve Freshness
Freshness Wars — Part Two: Challenges and Solutions for Improving Freshness
Maintaining freshness of produce and other fresh products is challenging for grocers and their suppliers. Here we discuss why, and how some of these challenges can be solved.
Supply Chain Networks Revealed — Part 2B: Comparison of Supply Chain Network Technologies
We examine integration, interoperability, and extending supply chain networks. Then we compare enterprise applications vs. integrator networks vs. Real-time SVoT networks.
Freshness Wars — Part One: Freshness, the Foundation of Competitiveness in Grocery
The quality of fresh food is the prime determinant of where consumers decide to shop for their groceries. Here we discuss why that is so and the role of freshness in competition for grocery market share.
Supply Chain Networks Revealed: Origins and Architectures of Supply Chain Networks — Part 2A
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 Case for Autonomous Long-Haul Trucking
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.
Supply Chain Networks Revealed: What They Do — Part 1B
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.
Supply Chain Networks Revealed: What They Do – Part 1A
There are various ways in which solution providers attempt to address the multi-party network challenge. We present a quick overview of the basic approaches offered in the supply-chain market today.
B2B Communications – Part Three: B2B Integration Technology
A successful and flexible B2B communications strategy must be underpinned by a multi-faceted technology infrastructure. Here we discuss the elements of that infrastructure and the various types of B2B integration that need to be supported.