Follow the Roadmap to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation dramatically improves operations in the supply chain. Recent advancement in voice recognition, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cognitive technologies create superior digital experiences across many channels and mediums. A combination of all this, potentially gives supply chain organizations the opportunity to resource and create advanced digital experiences that have the ability to…

Logistics Management: Top Tech Aids Shipping Forecast

Today’s business realities seem to mean that logistics professionals must be equipped with a crystal ball to accurate forecast the demand on shipping volumes. However,  magical combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and predictive analytics promises a similar effect. The importance of demand forecasting Demand forecasting plays a paramount role in corporate-wide planning activities within…

Collaboration in Logistics: From Blockchain to the Physical Internet

This year’s Logistics Meets Innovation 2017 Conference, held last month in Brussels, ficysed on collaboration in logistics, and the exploration and discussion of emerging technologies in the transportation and logistics supply chain industry. The result was broad agreement about trends and promising strategies for leveraging technology to optimize the supply chain.  The complexity of today’s supply…

How to Build a Supply Chain X.0 Strategy

Recent research has found that traditional processes are limiting segments of the supply chain—and so the processes need to evolve if OEMs are to thrive. Collaborative end-to-end processes must be oriented around outcomes and talent skillsets. A supply chain X.0 strategy suggests achieving this by enabling end-to-end visibility, flexible technology, and efficient fulfillment. The supply…

Robotics Manufacturing Takes Off in Thailand

Robotics plays a growing role in manufacturing industries such as automotive, agriculture, and electronics. The global supply chain needs to be prepared for the changes that are shaping the digital, on-demand, and always-on supply chain. Thailand is currently offering great opportunities for foreign investment and incentives that make it worth taking a closer look. Thailand…

Flexible Electronics Give OEMs Room to Move

Researchers and manufacturers of flexible and printed materials have envisioned a future where flexible electronics have multiple applications. The first expected commercial applications coming into the market include smartphones, tablets, TV screens, wearables, and bio-sensors. However, the electronics supply chain can also expect to see organic transistors and organic semiconductors in the mix in a…