The Friday Round Up: Supply Chain in the News, January 12-16, 2015

January 16, 2015

In The Friday Round Up, we take a curated look back at the biggest insights and buzz about supply chain from the last week that are dominating the conversation in both national current events and global news coverage. Enjoy!

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Technology Predictions for 2015: The Year of the Supplier

In a new Procurement Leaders guest blog series, they ask solution providers in the procurement space for their predictions on the shifts in technology that will take place in 2015. In the first post, Mickey North Rizza, VP Strategic Services at BravoSolution, shares her views.

 

 

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3D Printing: Multi-Million Dollar Market or Flash in the Pan Gimmick?

What’s your take on the impact of 3D printing for the supply chain? Also known as additive manufacturing (AM), 3D printing is now becoming a go-to method of production across sectors, including automotive, medical, tech, and food.

 

 

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How Supply Chain Best Practice Metrics Can Predict the NFL Super Bowl

Fascinating and fun: where supply chain metrics meet enthusiastic sports predictions! It’s an especially good read from Kinaxis that shows how determining value using service, quality, cost, speed, and innovation can apply to SCM and the NFL.

 

 

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Five Principles of Supply Chain Excellence

Embrace customer centricity. Differentiate service through segmented supply chains. Design for business agility. Drive end-to-end synchronization. Leverage advanced optimization. What would you add to the EBN list?

 

 

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The Future of Logistics Will Be Shaped by Emerging Tech

Cerasis takes a look at the cutting-edge technologies that are likely to have a lasting impact on the future of logistics and supply chain management, and what they mean for 3PL companies and their customers.

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