At PTC’s LiveWorx conference, we heard about the various ways PTC’s solutions have become even more relevant in the current pandemic and beyond, in the ‘new normal.’
Supply Chain Technology
Anything related to supply chain technologies
If we are going to invest in AI and Machine Learning technology with the goal to improve our Supply Chain performance, we must have a working knowledge of just what AI/ML is.
The media is filled with stories about AI. But there is scant information related to AI for the Supply Chain. Looking for some clarity? There are plenty of obtuse definitions on the web, but almost none of them tell you what AI does for Supply Chain. These definitions will.
Selecting the right solution provider is one of the most important decisions for a successful ELD/telematics implementation. We discuss what to look for in a solution provider and the value-add applications and services they provide.
Retail and Supply Chain with warehouse fulfillment, service management, and manufacturing are going through a vast make-over. Why?
We need the data. And we need it now. It’s great to talk about IoT, but you need the infrastructure in place to collect that data. And that can be expensive—really expensive. Therefore, we need a range of solutions appropriate for each facility and pocketbook.
Traceability has become increasingly important in supply chains, whether it’s pharmaceuticals, food, lumber, electronic parts, conflict minerals, and other commodities. The goals of traceability are diverse, such as anti-counterfeiting, rapid response/recall when tainted goods are discovered, brand protection, fair trade, environmental protection, and prevention of diversion/grey market sales.
Selecting the right ELD solution requires assessing not only the device itself, but also the software platform, driver’s app, other value-add applications and services, and solution provider. Here we look at platform, device, and app characteristics.
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.
Use cases for generating value from mandated implementation of ELD (Electronic Logging Devices) include reducing detention, improving utilization, dispute reduction and resolution, analytics, and enabling digital and autonomous supply chain capabilities.
Geospatial intelligence is needed to effectively track and manage mobile assets, such as vehicles, shipments, and various types of equipment. Here we discuss methods of tracking assets’ location, track and trace capabilities, and dynamic precise ETA.
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.
Oracle OpenWorld 2019 includes SuiteConnect San Francisco, a conference-within-a-conference. Here we share some of the things we learned about Oracle NetSuite, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Autonomous Database, and more.