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Innovation

Be more Strategic about Your Supply Chain Sourcing

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A strategic approach to sourcing what you need to keep your business moving can help avoid disruptions and stay competitive in today’s competitive market.

Interrupted supply chains can mean costly delays and unsatisfied customers. A strategic approach to obtaining what you need to keep your business and products moving—whether you’re sourcing raw materials, manufactured accessories, or transportation capacity—can help avoid unforeseen disruptions and create a competitive advantage in today’s changing market. So just how strategic are you when it comes to sourcing transportation capacity? Ask yourself these four questions:

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How Today’s Technology Innovations May Change the Future of Supply Chains

transportfolio-technology-innovation-07-2015Most of the time I think predicting the future should be left to fortune tellers and meteorologists. But every once in a while it’s fun to think about how the great strides we’re making today could impact our future. We’ve already seen an evolution in things like the telephone, once a novelty shared by entire neighborhoods, now a critical component for businesses and individuals alike. Let’s imagine how supply chains of the future might look in the years to come thanks to the technology changes we’re making today.

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Are Autonomous Trucks Here Already?

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Reading about autonomous trucks in the news lately leaves me wondering what, exactly, “autonomous” means. Is the term interchangeable with “driverless,” as it is so often used in conversations about self-driving trucks and Google’s self-driving cars? According to Merriam-Webster.com, autonomous means “existing or capable of existing independently; responding, reacting, or developing independently of the whole.” » Read More

Analytics Leaders Discuss the Internet of Things

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Smart homes, connected cars, and intelligent factories have become mainstream. These innovative assets, built and driven by harnessing big data and predictive analytics, create consumer and business environments where “I Want What I Want When I Want It” (“IWWIWWIWI”) is not only justifiable, but increasingly the societal standard.
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