Is your business ready for the Internet of Things?

The internet of things (IoT) is certainly one of the biggest trends in tech right now, and its popularity is growing day by day. There has been some impressive statistics in recent years about the internet of things (IoT). For instance, since 2011, General Electric has publicly stated it would spend more than $1 billion on developing […]

Addressing the digital skills gap in Supply Chains

Global supply chains are going through various changes and many organizations are recognizing that implementing new technology will help them face these changes, streamline their operations, and save time and money. There is a pressure to adopt new technologies to stay ahead of the game and at the same time, businesses of all sizes are […]

The Amazon Effect on Inventory Management

There is no doubt that people are becoming increasingly aware of the impact that Amazon and e-commerce are having on society today. Many of us tend to view this as a phenomenon that’s occurring strictly in retail. Yet, this “Amazon Effect” has a significant impact that reaches all levels of inventory and supply chain management. […]

How eLearning can help to overcome the Manufacturing Skills Gap?

In the next decade, almost three and a half million manufacturing jobs will need qualified professionals. However, the skills gap means 2 million of those jobs will remain vacant. Based on the 2015-2025 Skills Gap report from Deloitte Consulting, LLP and the Manufacturing Institute, the result of this shortage will be a major problem for […]

10 Strategies for improving Supplier Relationship Management

There is no doubt that strategic supplier relationship management is one of the most important means to drive competitive advantage for modern multi-national corporations. It is as important to extract the best from key partners as getting the best from employees. Let’s take for instance, companies like Toyota which excelled in supplier management, leading to a […]

Growing Trends that will continue to impact Supply Chain in 2019

Supply chain is one of the most important functions for any business in terms of supply of quality raw materials, effective manufacturing process, as well as tracking, transport and storage of the finished goods. Hence, organizations implementing well-designed supply chain practices are able to meet consumer needs in a more efficient and timely manner. It […]

How to use New Technologies to Encourage Supply Chain Sustainability?

Supply chain sustainability includes best practices and technologies that take into account the environmental, social and legal aspects of a supply chain’s components as well as their economic factors. Achieving this goal necessitates the involvement of the entire supply chain. In order to meet the needs of customers and markets, manufacturers need up-to-date and accurate information about […]

Does Supply Chain Automation mean that Human Jobs are at risk?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution consists of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), self-driving vehicles, renewable energy, and biotechnology to name a few. Those disruptive technologies have a great impact on the corporate world, mainly the Supply Chain. According to a report by Frost & Sullivan, shipments of mobile robotics will […]