APICS conducted its 2017 Annual Conference this week and Supply Chain Matters features some of this year’s conference highlights.
Service-centered Supply Chains
Supply Chain Matters continues with its series of live dispatches and now initial summary impressions regarding the 2017 Oracle OpenWorld conference held in San Francisco this week. In this summary overview blog commentary, we will take an overall look at four nonstop days of sessions, executive interviews and other interactions to provide our readers a B2B and supply chain management context to this year’s event.
Supply chain planning technology provider ToolsGroup made a significant product announcement this week, migrating its software to the Microsoft Azure platform and one that could lead to other announcements down the road.
Over the past two weeks, extraordinary numbers of natural disasters have impacted many individual countries and advanced price optimization technology seemed to lack the human intervention override button.
This Supply Chain Matters blog posting, Building the Service Parts Planning Foundation, represents the third of a four-part market education series, in collaboration with supply chain planning and service parts technology provider ToolsGroup.
Regarding the announcement from Amazon on the online retailer’s intent to acquire Whole Foods, Supply Chain Matters committed to feature a number of follow-up opinion commentaries, both from this blog as well as external sources. We call attention to a report published by Supermarket News that does a great job of uncovering impacts to branded natural foods and organic suppliers that may or may not benefit from Amazon’s subsequent integration strategies.