Category: Supply Chain

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Logistics and Advanced Technologies

Logistics can be traced back to the earliest repeated exchange of resources and goods between tribes and villages. One of the longest and most important historical trade routes was defined by the

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Is Your Supply Chain Prepared for War?

Over half-a-century ago, musician Edwin Starr musically asked, “War, what is it good for.” His answer, “Absolutely nothing.” He may be correct; nevertheless, geopolitical violence continues to raise its ugly head. Local,

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The Supply Chain Has Synchronization Problems

Almost everyone knows global supply chains have experienced challenges over the past year. The causes of trouble are myriad; however, synchronization is not often mentioned. The Oxford Languages dictionary defines synchronization as

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Supply Chain Planning in a Post-S&OP Era

“Over the last fifteen years,” writes Lora Cecere (@lcecere), founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, “Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) enjoyed a renaissance.”[1] She also hints it’s time to move on.

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Customer Experience and the Supply Chain

In both the physical and online retail space, customer experience is crucial for fostering good will and repeat business. Customer experience expert Sven Esser (@SvenEsser) explains, “The objective of enabling a positive

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