Supply Chain Trends

Put the LOVE into your supply chain

Written by Alissa Carter | February 13, 2020 | Supply Chain Event Readiness, Supply Chain Trends

Flowers and candy. Cards and conversation hearts. Valentine’s Day is here – one of the first widely celebrated holidays of the calendar year. This heart-racing day tests the limits of supply chains. From last-minute orders, to custom or perishable gifts, a breakdown in the order management and fulfillment lifecycle can mean the difference between customers more

Eliminate supply chain disruptions with AI-powered playbooks

Written by Alex Zhong | February 5, 2020 | Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain, Supply Chain Trends

In the next four years, your supply chain organization has a 1 in 5 chance of experiencing a disruption that could result in related damages exceeding $120 million. Organizations deal with business and supply chain disruptions on a daily basis. We get so used to dealing with these hiccups that sometimes we lose perspective of more

A business case for using AI in your supply chain

Written by Mike Yesudas | January 29, 2020 | IT & Developers, Supply Chain Trends

One of the things we often hear at events and in meeting with supply chain leaders is that most believe Artificial Intelligence can drive value for their supply chain, but they need to make the business case for it. After providing guidance to many supply chain clients across industries, we’ve found that these three steps more

NRF 2020 recap: key takeaways

Written by Alissa Carter | January 21, 2020 | Supply Chain Trends

NRF 2020, heralded as “Retail’s Big Show,” truly lived up to its name this year. The event gathered over 40,000 attendees in New York City last week to explore innovative ideas, current trends and the future of the retail industry. Continued transformation in the retail community hinges not only on the availability of cutting-edge technologies, more

A partner ecosystem is helping to power supply chain innovation

Written by Stephen Kenna | January 16, 2020 | IT & Developers, Supply Chain Trends

Many global systems integrators (GSIs) tell me that their customers are looking to modernize their supply chains. They are being asked to help innovate across traditional systems and harness technologies such as AI, blockchain and IoT. And, they are using hybrid cloud to deliver new capabilities that create competitive advantage and drive growth. Enhanced solution more

How to be prepared ahead of peak events in 2020

Written by Alissa Carter | January 13, 2020 | Supply Chain Trends

The beginning of a new year traditionally signals a period of reflection. Businesses emerging from a busy holiday season certainly have a lot to think about as they review 2019 results. Now is the time to turn their attention to opportunities for supply chain growth in 2020. In 2019, participants in the IBM Sterling Holiday more

10 Supply Chain Resolutions in 2019

Written by Jeanette Barlow | December 30, 2018 | Supply Chain Trends

As we turn to a new year, I am more excited than ever to be in supply chain. While customer expectations of “anytime, anywhere, my way” are putting enormous pressure on you, your suppliers and your partner ecosystems, it is also giving our profession the opportunity to step up and become stewards of our brands and ensure more