Procurement

All for One: A Collective Approach to Customer Engagement

Feeling, perception, memory – hallmarks of humanity. Maybe not the first words that drift to mind when you think supply chain. But they’re the pulse of every brand – the essence of savvy business. “It’s not what you say it is. It’s what they say it is,” bestselling author and communication mastermind Marty Neumeier reminds […]

Podcast: Cognitive Solution Empowers Supply Chain Leaders

In this podcast, Rob Allan, program director, offering management for IBM, talks about the new Supply Chain Insights Platform, which is part of IBM Watson Supply Chain. It’s no secret that business expectations have changed and are continuing to evolve. By establishing greater visibility into supply chain data and processes and leveraging fast-emerging cognitive technologies, […]

At CEVA: Operational Excellence Is a Way of Life

From providing high-tech tablets to a simple can of beans, supply chain management is a difficult business and one that gets more complicated each day. Logistics used to be about getting from point A to B. But these days, goods have to pass through a whole alphabet of places on route to their destination. They […]

Meet Your Cognitive College Adjunct Professors!

We get it. Cognitive technology isn’t the simplest concept to grasp. From understanding how it works to deciding the best way to apply it to our professions, it helps to have some guidance along the way. We’re here to help with that. At World of Watson this year, we gathered some of the industry’s brightest […]

Cognitive College Is Here!

Cognitive technology has the potential to revolutionize the way professionals engage and interact with their customers. With actionable insights, we can all make more informed decisions that positively impact our company’s bottom line. However, cognitive is a new concept to some, and the benefits, implications, and value of the technology can be difficult to fully […]

Transvoyant Helps Reduce Holiday Stress by Mitigating Inventory Disruptions

Do you ever wonder how your holiday favorites are always in stock, no matter what the latest trends are, and no matter whether you’re online, on your mobile device or in the store? How do retailers anticipate what “THE” big item is going to be that year? Where do these goods come from? How far […]

Anheuser-Busch: Cheers to Product Quality, Price, and Availability

When toasting this holiday season, Anheuser-Busch ensures quality, price, and availability of your favorite lager in your hand. Anheuser-Busch InBev created an integrated global procurement process that leverages the company’s scale – while promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration in an organization with many diverse talents and and areas of expertise. In fact, procurement is critical […]

IDC: Watson Supply Chain Addressing the Talent Crunch Head-On

Balancing supply chains is a never-ending puzzle. Determining necessary inventory levels, asset locations, storage capacity, labor availability – it’s a lot of factors to consider – and each time you alleviate one bottleneck, another is created. Retailers and manufacturers alike have recognized this as an issue and a priority. According to IDC’s 2016 Supply Chain […]

IDC: Launch of Watson Supply Chain Looks to Address Gaps in Data Analytics and Resources

This week, at World of Watson in Las Vegas, IBM announced the launch of Watson Supply Chain, leveraging their Watson cognitive/artificial intelligence (AI) technology to change the paradigm of how manufacturing supply chains are operated and optimized. As IBM notes on their Watson Supply Chain website, “By establishing greater visibility into supply chain data and […]

Meet Watson: Your Supply Chain Analyst, Advisor, and Assistant

Yesterday, we IBMers unveiled Watson Supply Chain to the world – and we’re pretty giddy about it! (Hopefully, after reading this post, you will be, too.) Perhaps it’s true that we Big Blue employees are rather smitten with our snazzy, new pal Watson. But who is he really? And will he make any difference in […]

IBM World of Watson Tweet Chat: Embedding Cognitive for Insightful Actions

Are you ready for the next digital revolution? Welcome to the cognitive computing era. Next week at World of Watson, you’ll discover how cognitive computing is redefining how we live and work. You’ll learn how IBM Watson can address the most complex business challenges, provide critical insights and empower professionals to unleash their potential and […]

Cognitive Procurement on Display at IBM Empower 2016

IDC estimates that by 2020, half of all business analytics software will incorporate cognitive computing functionality.1 The nonprofit Pew Research Center echoes that point: “By 2025, artificial intelligence will be built into the architecture of countless functions of business and communication, increasing relevance, reducing noise, increasing efficiency and reducing risk across everything from finding information […]