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Supply Chain Management is Killing Inflation - SCM World

Supply Chain Management is Killing Inflation - SCM World | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it

The Wall Street Journal, among many other media outlets, recently reported with typical bemusement the low inflation that “Defies a Growing Economy.” The article describes the situation as a “soft trend that is puzzling Federal Reserve officials who expected an improving economy to be pushing up consumer prices at a faster rate.” Economists don’t seem to understand the micro-level truth behind these macro numbers, which is that supply chain management is killing inflation in the cradle.

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Report: Migrant Crisis Escalating European Modern Slavery Risk | Sustainable Brands

Report: Migrant Crisis Escalating European Modern Slavery Risk | Sustainable Brands | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it
“The migrant crisis has increased the risk of slavery incidents appearing in company supply chains across Europe,” said Sam Haynes, Senior Human Rights Analyst at Verisk Maplecroft. “It is no longer just the traditional sourcing hotspots in the emerging economies that businesses should pay attention to when risk assessing their suppliers and the commodities they source.”

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Businesses should take insights into their supply chains so as to avoid being unwillingly involved in modern slavery

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How to create an effective daily management system

How to create an effective daily management system | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it
With daily management at the heart of its system, an organization can quickly identify deviation, start solving problems and make strategy deployment a success.
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Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk - Kinaxis

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk - Kinaxis | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it
There's always risk in location-sourcing decisions, such as the skilled labor pool and whether suppliers can accommodate a demand for increased capacity.
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Sustainable Procurement Requires Perseverance

Sustainable Procurement Requires Perseverance | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it
Meeting your sustainability commitments requires long-term thinking and strategy.
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The Future-proofing Procurement special report, published in The Times

The Future-proofing Procurement special report, published in The Times | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it

The Future-proofing Procurement special report, published in The Times, investigates how Brexit is already hitting the sector, why companies need diverse supply chains, and how organisations are beginning to utilise automation to increase efficiency and cut costs.

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These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy

These 10 Companies Control Everything You Buy | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it
These are the 10 companies that have control over almost everything you buy.
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Blockchain Heats Up - SCM World

Blockchain Heats Up - SCM World | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it
Blockchain is hot, but so was ERP. Transformational technologies always carry warning labels. For blockchain, one key warning is that this works only where electronic signals accompany transactions. Happily, this includes much of what happens in modern production environments and most of what we do in logistics.
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A Slice Of The Future: What We Can Learn From Pizza Technology

A Slice Of The Future: What We Can Learn From Pizza Technology | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it
In a world where your core product never really changes, innovation needs to happen at every touch point with your customers.
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Four reasons to question the hype around blockchain

Four reasons to question the hype around blockchain | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it

There is a hint of bubble-like behaviour in the claims swirling around these new technologies"

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Learning about environmental concerns and strategy at Toyota

Learning about environmental concerns and strategy at Toyota | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it
Toyota is leading the way when it comes to corporate social responsibility. Kelly Singer asks Steve Hope about the company's approach to environmental issues.
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How They Did It: Google’s Innovative Approach to Supplier Diversity

How They Did It: Google’s Innovative Approach to Supplier Diversity | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it
In 2014, Google launched its own fresh take on supplier diversity, designed to drive economic impact for small businesses and fit Google’s uniquely nimble culture.
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Bionic Man vs Robots: Winning the Jobs Battle - SCM World

Bionic Man vs Robots: Winning the Jobs Battle - SCM World | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it
Ever since the Luddites fought back against 19th century industrialization, people have worried about robots ‘stealing’ their jobs. Time an
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Hidden sources of better supply-chain performance | McKinsey & Company

High-level benchmarks often obscure paths to operations improvements. New data and metrics that tap underlying performance dynamics offer better visibility.
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Goldman Sachs | Cars 2025

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Cleaner, smarter, cheaper: Learn about technologies and trends that are reshaping the automobile and the auto industry.
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Near-Death Experience: TomTom Rises from the Grave - SCM World

Near-Death Experience: TomTom Rises from the Grave - SCM World | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it

Nothing catalyzes transformation like a near-death experience. Apple, GM and IBM can all attest to this. The key is acceptance of the new reality – in TomTom’s case it was all about embracing complexity to offer personalization. The final word is about digital. Information is becoming the most valuable part of your bill of materials. It behaves very differently from metal, plastic and wood. Master its possibilities and you’ll find your future.

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THE CALL FOR COLLECTIVE ACTION ACROSS SUPPLY CHAINS - 2017 Impact Report

TSC is using its convening power and sustainability expertise to bring together like-minded, leading companies, NGOs, and other stakeholders to launch Innovation Projects that tackle sustainability hotspots that can’t be solved alone. We all know that, if done right, a collective-action model can make rapid, market-changing improvements to unlock growth.
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Platform Play: The Golden Opportunity in US Infrastructure - SCM World

Platform Play: The Golden Opportunity in US Infrastructure - SCM World | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it

The Trump administration is doing nothing about infrastructure, despite having promised the moon. Politics as usual you might say, except that this promise has by far the most broad-based, non-partisan support of any idea floated during the 2016 presidential election cycle.

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Google’s AI Guru Says That Great Artificial Intelligence Must Build on Neuroscience

The only way for artificial intelligence to realize its true potential is with a dose of inspiration from human intellect.
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5 Trends Affecting CPG Supply Chains - Kinaxis

5 Trends Affecting CPG Supply Chains - Kinaxis | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it
There are common trends taking place in the consumer package goods industry. Check out the 5 most common trends affecting CPG supply chains today.
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8 Effects of Technology on CPG Supply Chains - Kinaxis

8 Effects of Technology on CPG Supply Chains - Kinaxis | Supply Chain Management @ UC | Scoop.it
Emerging tech has major impacts on businesses and their supply chains. Learn about the 8 emerging technologies affecting CPG supply chains.
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The Fatal Flaw of AI Implementation – MIT Sloan Management Review

There is no question that artificial intelligence (AI) is presenting huge opportunities for companies to automate business processes. However, as you prepare to insert machine learning applications into your business processes, I’d recommend that you not fantasize about how a computer that can win at Go or poker can surely help you win in the marketplace.
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'Vast potential' for blockchain in supply chains

Blockchain “smart contracts” are set to revolutionise supply chain management but the technology is not without issues, says a report.
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Utilities fighting against rooftop solar are only hastening their own doom - Vox

Several of the big trends in clean electricity depend, in one way or another, on batteries. How fast batteries get better and cheaper will help determine how fast renewable energy grows, how fast fossil fuel power plants get shut down, and how fast the vehicle fleet electrifies.
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Making the journey to a multimodal, segmented supply chain – Strategy – CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly

A supply chain strategy that balances operational excellence with profitably serving the needs of specific customers, channels, and products offers many competitive and cost benefits. Here's what you need to get started, along with a look at how Western Digital Corporation successfully made the switch.
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