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Supply Chain Technology
Anything related to supply chain technologies
In the rapidly evolving world of supply chain management, technological fluency is crucial for both supply chain effectiveness and personal effectiveness. Supply chain practitioners must embrace and understand technology to connect it with real-world processes and avoid failed implementations. Personal technological skills are equally important, as self-reliance in an increasingly self-service, do-it-yourself world is vital for success in the 21st-century supply chain industry.
This report — RFID Hardware — is for two audiences. There is a primer for those who do not have RFID knowledge. Although we use the word primer, we think most people will still learn a bit about RFID, even if they are not a beginner. The second audience is those seeking knowledge about the players in the Market.
This month we have a contribution by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman of IDTechEX out of the UK. Peter has shared with us some different perspectives on RFID and its evolution and growth in the Supply Chain.
The text discusses the challenges retailers face in implementing effective customer recognition and loyalty programs, with a focus on the hurdles of privacy concerns, software application integration, hardware costs, technology capabilities, and cultural change among employees. It emphasizes the need for retailers and technology providers to “opt in” and address these obstacles to create a seamless and rewarding shopping experience for customers.
The text discusses the potential uses of RFID technology in the livestock industry to track and identify animals, particularly in response to disease containment and food safety concerns. The article highlights the challenges of implementing the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) and the debate between voluntary market incentives and potential government regulations for RFID adoption in the cattle industry.
Authorities across the globe recognize the value of sharing patient and remedy data across a network of expert medical practitioners. The concept of “tele-medicine” has been positively received in several geographies, with medical teams collaborating across digital networks –sharing patient data, radiology and exploratory test results. A Single Version of the Truth – SVOT – in order to enable health care practitioners to work in collaboration, across the Chain of Care (Care Chain) is a vision that is achievable through the combination of wireless, wired and network technologies.
Forecasting is an essential part of demand management, but firms often see forecasting as an unchanging, standalone activity. Truly, it’s an advancing piece of the demand management puzzle, complete with technology, collaboration, and innovation.
There is an end-user revolution going on. Enterprise Software customers are fed up with over-promising and under-delivering by vendors — key functionality that was in the sales deck or demo but never showed up in the product or was delayed for years; vendors that “take the money and run,” once initial installation is completed; and ROI that never materialized. Of course, there have been many success stories as well, but the reality is that the traditional technology sales model never did a particularly good job of facilitating an alignment of goals between the customer and the vendor. As a result, vendors who focused almost exclusively on sales as the only goal often did not stick around to ensure that the value of their product was realized for their customers.
After significant negativity in the press, we decided to find out what the true story was — was APS worth it?