Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management (SCM) news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

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AI in the supply chain: Logistics gets smart

Interest in machine learning and AI for SCM is increasing as companies envision a more predictable, automated future for logistics and distribution.

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Robotic process automation is reworking supply chains

RPA is colliding with business process services and inevitably will disrupt supply chains.

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Driscoll’s cultivates digital strategy with AI, blockchain

The berry producer is exploring emerging technologies to establish a holistic view of the business, from research and development to business operations.

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Blockchain is poised for a big business breakout

Enterprises in logistics, financial services and agriculture are betting on the digital ledger technology as the future for facilitating and verifying business transactions.

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5 ways big data will shake up supply chain systems

Big data analytics can provide visibility into where things are, where they should be, and what’s gumming up the system.

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Value-as-a-Service: the importance of strategic supplier management

Service management professionals are dealing with a great challenge: Coping with a high demand of value delivery while more and more strategic parts of the service delivery are being outsourced. Strategic supplier management plays an...

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What does blockchain mean for business and IoT?

Just what kind of an impact will blockchain have on businesses, and can it also be used as a tool to secure the IoT?

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Blockchain pilots show big-business promise

The much-hyped, little-understood distributed ledger technology takes aim at big business, with promising pilot programs and rising demand for blockchain skills, though security and buy-in questions remain.

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5 information security threats that will dominate 2018

The global security threat outlook evolves with every coming year. To combat the threat in 2018, enterprises must understand these five global cyber threats.

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3 small mistakes IT vendors make during a sourcing event that are detrimental to their success

If IT vendors can help alleviate the frustrations voiced by buy-side companies, they may find themselves more successful during a sourcing event.

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The top 5 supply chain management vendors

Gartner report breaks down top SCM vendors SAP, Oracle, JDA Software, Infor and Manhattan Associates by 2016 revenue and market share, noting 9.8 percent revenue growth in the $11.2 billion market.

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What is supply chain management (SCM)? Definition and FAQs

Supply chain management (SCM) enables enterprises to source the raw materials or components needed to create a product or service and deliver that product or service to customers.

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Brexit creates supply chain uncertainty

Monitor Brexit closely to avoid having your supply chain disrupted. If you don't, Britain’s exit from the EU might not be the only exit in your future.

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Data science key to Monsanto improving its supply chain

A drive toward digitization in the supply chain has created major efficiencies for Monsanto, while underscoring the need for a culture of IT 'transformation agents.'

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5 keys to supply chain management success

As technology has spun forward, so has how supply chains work and the best practices to manage them. Here are five keys to supply chain management success.

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Oracle refreshes entire SaaS line, aiming to fuel cloud momentum

As the migration of businesses to the cloud picks up steam, Oracle is intent on keeping up.

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How secure is your supply chain?

If you're like many organizations, your security focus is on protecting email, financial data and customer data. What if your greatest threats come from your vendors and supply chain?

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The power of inventory management means service with a virtual smile

The right inventory management software shapes that perception, raising a company’s standing for respect and responsiveness.

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