June 2, 2017 | Written by: Nereida Zarco
Categorized: Procurement | Supply Chain
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According to the recent IBM IBV Global Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) Study, lack of visibility and transparency is the greatest hurdle in achieving a supply chain organization’s objectives. However, big data, analytics, cognitive technology, and blockchain offer potential for significant business value. “Organizations that are able to take advantage of the most important trends will be prepared to reap new benefits and overcome challenges provided by big data and analytics solutions,” says analyst Dan Vesset, IDC VP, Business Analytics and Big Data.
So, how will you overcome the visibility hurdle?
Join Watson Supply Chain at the 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Chicago!
The 3PL & Supply Chain Summit brings together the leading thinkers and practitioners in supply chain to network, learn, debate challenges, discuss trends, and share ideas. This year, the speakers include Joanne Wright, IBM chief supply chain officer (CSCO), and Watson Supply Chain expert, Shari Diaz. Join Watson Supply Chain June 14 to 16 in the Windy City to learn more about transforming and optimizing your supply chain. From disruptive technologies to supply chain optimization to automation, you won’t want to miss these sessions:
[Keynote] IBM Watson, Blockchain and IoT: Disruptive Technologies That Will Transform Your Supply Chain
Speaker: Shari Diaz (@sharildiaz), IBM Watson Supply Chain Ecosystem & Innovation Lead
Friday, June 16, 8:30–9:00 a.m., Atlantic E Ballroom
Hear about use cases for new technologies and the impact they’ll have on the supply chain, such as how:
- Cognitive computing can minimize and mitigate disruptions
- Blockchain enables shared ledger visibility across your extended supply chain
- IoT devices – and access to a world of data – bring insights for better decisions
[Session] Cognitive Supply Chain Transformation: A Game Changer
Speaker: Joanne Wright (@JoanneWright16), IBM CSCO
Friday, June 16, 11:15–11:45 a.m., Atlantic E Ballroom
Discover how to elevate your supply chain with cognitive technology and prescriptive analytics. You’ll learn how to:
- Improve consumer experiences through a cognitive supply chain
- Leverage prescriptive analytics to simulate outcomes without expenditure
- Make better decisions, faster
[Panel] Enter a World of Total Automation
Panelists: Joanne Wright, IBM CSCO; Ryan Petersen, CEO, Flexport; Dave Mincey, Vice President of Sales for the Americas, INTTRA
Friday, June 16, 12:05 p.m., Atlantic E Ballroom
Listen to a thought-provoking discussion on what the future supply chain will look like.
Ranked one of the Top 40 eCommerce Trade Shows, the exhibit hall promises to be a lively experience. While you’re there, have a little fun at the Watson Supply Chain photo booth and share your favorite shots. Just use hashtags: #WatsonSupplyChain, #3PLUS17, and #SCSUS17.
Can’t make it to the 3PL & Supply Chain Conference this year? Follow @IBMSupplyChain for the latest supply chain news and trends!