Category: Prescriptive or Predictive Analytics

Industry Supply Chains Should Be In Planning Modes for Preparation for Economic Recession

Supply Chain Matters blog Executive Editor Bob Ferrari opines to multi-industry sales and operations or integrated business planning teams that the signs of a looming global economic setback are flashing yellow and argues that now is the time to be in planning mode for pending recession.

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Implications of the Announced Llamasoft Partnership with JD Logistics

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights implications of this week’s announcement from supply chain network design and analytics technology provider Llamasoft’s announced a strategic partnership with JD Logistics which is the logistics business arm of China’s online retail platform JD.com.

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August 9 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our August 9, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based blog readership. This edition features announcements related to Elemica being acquired by Eurazeo, the Nike acquisition of Celect and IBM and Chainyard announcing a new Blockchain technology initiative.

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Summary Highlights of the 2019 OpenText Enterprise World Technology Conference

The Supply Chain Matters blog, in the presence of Executive Editor Bob Ferrari, provides summary highlights from the OpenText Enterprise World technology conference held earlier this month. 

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Implications of This Week’s OpenText and Google Joint Partnership Announcement

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides initial commentary related to the expanded strategic partnership announcement involving enterprise technology providers OpenText and Google, including implications to Cloud IT landscapes.

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GE Appliances Announces $55 Million Investment in Smart Warehouse

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights General Electric Appliance, a Haier company, and its newly announced $55 million smart warehouse facility located in Columbus Georgia. A lot has indeed changed regarding GEA and the approach thus far appears smart in many different dimensions not the least of which is embracing how consumers and contractors expectations for products, experience and the embracing of Haier’s vision of zero virtual distance to customers.

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Salesforce Acquisition of Tableau Software- What it Means for Supply Chain Management Technology Strategy

The Supply Chain Matters blog weighs in on the definitive agreement announced by Salesforce.com to acquire data-analytics and visualization platform provider Tableau Software. Our initial emphasis is on what the acquisition implies for supply chain management technology strategy where Tableau has a noticeable presence.

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Resolving a Path Forward for Business and SCM Transformation in SAP Business Systems Landscapes

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a follow-up commentary focused on SAP ERP and Supply Chain Management focused customers, and their new imperatives for considering an acceleration to Public Cloud based technology deployments, based on SAP’s customer messaging at last week’s Sapphire customer conference.

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FDA Approves Drug Safety Act Technology Pilot Submission

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a rather significant announcement this week concerning the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Supply Chain Security Act, and the application of modern technology to address drug safety needs.

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Report of Machine-Learning Based Supply Chain Planning Applied to a Spirits Based Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters highlights for readers a published report by The Wall Street addressing the leveraging of machine-learning based supply chain planning technology in an artisanal spirits industry setting managing constantly changing consumer tastes.

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Highlights of the 2019 SAP Sapphire Customer Conference

SAP SE conducted its Annual ASUG and Sapphire customer conference in Orlando this week with the usual sales and marketing fanfare. As anticipated, most all of the SAP keynotes focused on the promise of the Qualtrics acquisition and yet another product transformation for customers to anticipate and endure.

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