Digital Factory and Retail Technologies Rethink the Supply Chain of 2025

In this video, I describe how the supply chain of 2025 will rethink the way the world does business using the digital factory and retail technologies. Within the next decade, we will move away from mass-produced products to more meaningful, personal items created in small quantities, and  IoT solutions and robotics will make this all … Read more

Who Owns Your LinkedIn Profile, Social Media Profiles and Content? Your Employer or You?

I read a post today from Jake Dunlap, wherein he described that: “Your LinkedIn profile is your own…you own it, it’s your voice, it’s your opinions – not your companies. It’s the biggest mistake you can make to turn over your sharing and posts to your company vs. owning the content like your facebook, Instagram … Read more

The Future of Work in Supply Chain and the Importance of Technology & Culture

By 2020, 1/2 of the workforce will be comprised of millennials. The marriage of tech and culture, how we connect and leverage AI in automated workflows, and how we define the digital workplace will make or break success in digital transformation. With collaboration up more than 50% than just 30 years, think about how we … Read more

Top 10 Trends and Innovation in Supply Chain

In this video, I wrap up Day 2 of the Gartner IT Expo & Symposium where we discussed scaling transformation, the top 10 strategic investments that should be on your radar and the connection in all things, influencing the future of humanity, the future of work, the future of Supply Chain and B2B Integration. ‪ … Read more

The Social Dilemma of Human Behavior & Sustainable Choices in the Fashion Supply Chain

Although the premise of clothing characterizes a rudimentary need (Yawson, Armah, & Pappoe, 2009), the intricacies and system dynamics specific to the fashion industry’s supply chain are far from basic (Amed, Berg, Brantberg, & Hedrich, 2016). The current state of the fashion industry is challenging because factors contributing to its complexities are uncertain and constantly … Read more

New Research by MIT Uncovers the Behavioral and Network Features for Follow Back on Twitter

Interesting insights and exploration from Dylan Walsh, who tells the tale of Taumid Zaman, MIT professor, who tries to tries to get a follow from Taylor Swift and ends up with a new tool for information warfare. To influence someone on social media, first you need them to follow you. New research uncovers the behavioral … Read more

Cradle-to-Cradle System Design: reflections by Dr. Michael Braungart

I wanted to share insights from Dr. Michael Braungart on circular economy. My focus this Spring in post-graduate work is centered on application of circular economy theory in supply chain optimization. In this passage, he describes the transition from linear processes to circular thinking wherein the total costs of product ownership and product’s lifecycle are critical … Read more

Innovation in OmniChannel Retail and Manufacturing Using RFID, Facial Recognition, AI, Deep-Learning, and Additive Manufacturing

In this video from CES 2018, I describe how personalizing the way things are made, shipped, and sold will transform the retail supply chain of the future. As we move to a make-to-order environment, where items are highly customized, supply chains will enable on-demand and automated tasks powered by AI, deep-learning, additive manufacturing, and IoT … Read more

Moving Towards a Circular Economy

When you think about accelerating impacts and long-term solutions to current supply chain challenges that impact the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit), we need to adopt and develop sustainable frameworks with a holistic life-cycle perspective. There is a ton of innovation happening in the CPG space, for example Levi’s, Unilever, and PepsiCo.  Shifting from … Read more

How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Supply Chain by Building Trust and Transparency

The history of Supply Chain Management has evolved since its’ roots in the early 1900s. From improving labor processes of basic material handling and freight transportation, to more sophisticated approaches of balancing cost and efficiency trade-offs, the concept of a supply chain is no longer siloed. It requires integration of supplier-customer relationships, process synchronization, and … Read more

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