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Supply Chain Control Towers: The Truth

Supply Chain Control Towers: The Truth | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Unique supply chain case studies, white papers, and videos.
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Great inspiring concepts for SC planning and execution! really worth looking at.

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The Internet of Things: How "Process Robots" Are Enabling Supply Networks (Part 2) - The Network Effect

The Internet of Things: How "Process Robots" Are Enabling Supply Networks (Part 2) - The Network Effect | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
In yesterday’s post I introduced the concept of “process robots”, and showed how they are already being deployed within supply networks to automatically do the work. For the most part these process robots have been hidden from view, lurking deep in the bowels of our supply networks solving a range of problems from simple matching […]
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Talend | Home

Talend | Home | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Talend offers open source middleware solutions that address big data integration, data management and application integration needs for businesses of all sizes.
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It Bears Repeating...How to Forecast Slow Selling Items - The Network Effect

It Bears Repeating...How to Forecast Slow Selling Items - The Network Effect | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
  “It sells less than 10 units per store per year! Who cares?!?” Slow selling items is a topic we cover periodically in our newsletter (The Right Flow) and with good reason.
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Ironies

Ironies | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Irony: the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.  Dictionary.com   Do you remember Horton, the good-natured African elephant, in Horton Hatches the Egg? Mayz...
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How to Learn About Supply Chain Research From Around the World in a Few Hours

How to Learn About Supply Chain Research From Around the World in a Few Hours | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
On January 22, 2014, some 120 master's students representing about 30 countries will gather at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA to present 70 to 80 supply chain thesis research projects. Also, nin...
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5 Reasons Why Excel is Champ of Supply Chain Apps - Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives

5 Reasons Why Excel is Champ of Supply Chain Apps - Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, I participated in the CONECT 12th Annual Northeast Cargo Symposium where I gave a talk on Hours of Service and shared some words of advice with CONECT’s Young Professionals group, which had their own session at the conference.
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Amazon Unveils Futuristic Drone Delivery Plan | Supply Chain content from IndustryWeek

Amazon Unveils Futuristic Drone Delivery Plan | Supply Chain content from IndustryWeek | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Company CEO Jeff Bezos says he hopes to soon deploy an armada of mini-drones able to drop small packages at your doorstep.

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eft - Logistics & Supply Chain Business Intelligence 's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:08 AM

I think this technology may actually become very useful in the developing world. Using drones to say deliver small payloads of exepensive pharmaceuticals to rural communities with bad or non-existent transport infrastructure for example

MTD's curator insight, December 2, 2013 11:39 AM

How practical will it be to have legions of drones flying about, delivering stuff? in one way of course it's 'so what' - we're already beset with delivery channels and vans, so it's just another one. In another way it feels like unnecessary, potentially disastrous - with the potential for huge fails, injuries, etc. The technology is of course there to make such drone in the millions. But what about coordinating and ensuring delivery? That's not just a complex problem, it's a complex problem with almost infinite nonlinear and dynamic variables. The IT to make this work, if it's more than just a stunt, almost requires AI just on its own. 

 

Or perhaps this is just the first chapter in 'drononomics' - and we will soon be seeing an upscaling of nonhuman physcial economics such as we've never imagined. 

 

 

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Amazon Experimenting With Drones That Will Deliver Packages In 30 Minutes

Amazon Experimenting With Drones That Will Deliver Packages In 30 Minutes | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos will be on with Charlie Rose tonight to talk about drone delivery.

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Visibility enables true bottom line influence

Visibility enables true bottom line influence | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“ Supply chain visibility is set to be an even larger topic in 2014 as new platforms and ways of thinking are enabling functions to go after a more direct prize.”
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logisitik - The Master Production Schedule (MPS)

logisitik - The Master Production Schedule (MPS) | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
The Master Production Schedule (MPS) is the schedule program aimed at defining the required quantity per period for each finished product to sell.
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What is Reverse Logistics | Warehousing

What is Reverse Logistics | Warehousing | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
What is reverse logistics? I'm sure you have asked this question, or needed further clarification. Take it from the experts at Clark Logistic Services!
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This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013) - Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013) - Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Forget cloud, social, and mobile. Forget WMS and TMS. Forget BI and analytics.
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Researchers bring radio-frequency identification technology to the supply chain

Researchers bring radio-frequency identification technology to the supply chain | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
In 2000, five MIT Media Lab alumni co-founded ThingMagic to help bring radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology—wireless readers and data-transmitting tags—to the supply chain. This meant companies would be able to track products, from the warehouse to delivery.
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A Decade of Supply Chain Mega-Changes Part 2

A Decade of Supply Chain Mega-Changes Part 2 | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore completes his list of the top 10 supply chain changes over the past decade.
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The Lean Supply Chain: Watch Your Waste Line - Inbound Logistics

The Lean Supply Chain: Watch Your Waste Line - Inbound Logistics | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Shippers and 3PLs have applied lean principles to remove waste from their operations and improve performance.
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EDI: Workhorse of the Extended Supply Chain

EDI: Workhorse of the Extended Supply Chain | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
work·horse   noun\ˈwərk-ˌhȯrs\ : a dependable person who does a lot of work : a dependable machine or vehicle that is used to do a lot of work EDI is the workhorse of B2B connectivity. It is not n...
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Rose George: Inside the secret shipping industry | Video on TED.com

Almost everything we own and use, at some point, travels to us by container ship, through a vast network of ocean routes and ports that most of us know almost nothing about.
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A Decade of Supply Chain Mega-Changes Part 2

A Decade of Supply Chain Mega-Changes Part 2 | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore completes his list of the top 10 supply chain changes over the past decade.
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Amazon to Deliver Packages Using Drones - Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez

Amazon to Deliver Packages Using Drones - Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
I believe we’re witnessing the birth of a new transportation mode, one that will take many years to develop and mature (but will probably happen sooner than we think), and one that will make our current discussions about driverless cars and...

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ERP enabled Business Process Reengineering - implement eresource ERP

ERP enabled Business Process Reengineering. Business Process Reengineering (BPR) is the fundamental rethinking and radical redesign of business processes of an organization to achieve dramatic improvement.
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Four scenarios where hybrid cloud makes sense

Four scenarios where hybrid cloud makes sense | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
“The route to hybrid cloud is not certain, but it's a journey that all businesses will have to undertake if they want to make the most efficient use of their tech resources.”
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Guest Commentary: What Logistics Technology Providers Can Learn from Social Media

Guest Commentary: What Logistics Technology Providers Can Learn from Social Media | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
There is no escaping the social media hype in today’s press. While the platforms are not necessarily geared for logistics, there are important parallels in logistics to what has made the social media market so successful.
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Necessary shift in smartphone service supply chain, by B2X

Necessary shift in smartphone service supply chain, by B2X | Supply Chain | Scoop.it
In the following piece, Sven Montanus and Bobby Penn of B2X discuss the paradigm shift that they say is about to come in the service supply of smart phone devices
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Scientists take "4D printing" a step further

Scientists take "4D printing" a step further | Supply Chain | Scoop.it

Using a 3D printer, people can already determine the length, width and depth of an object that they create. Thanks to research being conducted at the University of Colorado, Boulder, however, a fourth dimension can now be included – time. And no, we're not talking about how long it takes to 3D-print an item. Instead, it's now possible to print objects that change their shape at a given time.

 

The scientists, led by Prof. H. Jerry Qi, have developed a "4D printing" process in which shape-memory polymer fibers are deposited in key areas of a composite material item as it's being printed. By carefully controlling factors such as the location and orientation of the fibers, those areas of the item will fold, stretch, curl or twist in a predictable fashion when exposed to a stimulus such as water, heat or mechanical pressure.

 

The concept was proposed earlier this year by MIT's Skylar Tibbits, who used his own 4D printing process to create a variety of small self-assembling objects. "We advanced this concept by creating composite materials that can morph into several different, complicated shapes based on a different physical mechanism,” said Martin L. Dunn of the Singapore University of Technology and Design, who collaborated with Qi on the latest research.

 

This means that one 4D-printed object could change shape in different ways, depending on the type of stimulus to which it was exposed. That functionality could make it possible (for example) to print a photovoltaic panel in a flat shape, expose it to water to cause it to fold up for shipping, and then expose it to heat to make it fold out to yet another shape that's optimal for catching sunlight.


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Samantha Hogan's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:44 AM

Wow! Interested to see what the next step will be in 3D printing!

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 8, 2013 7:53 PM

This 4D printing is reminding me of Star Trek's replicator...is food next?