When you can deliver toys to an entire planet full of girls and boys in just one night, odds are you've got a pretty good supply chain. But even the jolliest of elves knows there's room for continuous improvement. So what's on Santa's wish list this year? Matt Gunn, Brittany Brown, Suhas Sreedhar, and Jen Susa read St. Nick's list and check it twice to see which suppliers are naughty or nice.
Guy Courtin and Matt Gunn look into the crystal ball and predict the technologies and business challenges that will shape the year ahead. Will we see more consolidation or increased competition? Are AR and VR finally ready for prime time? Which industries are ripe for disruption? And when will 3D printing and additive manufacturing finally bring us those cool in-home replicators we saw on Star Trek? Find the answers to all of these questions and more in this week's episode of Supply Chain Radio!
These days it seems you can't go to a supply chain conference without hearing about blockchain. The hype is real, but the evidence of success is still scarce. But that's not so uncommon with new and emerging technology. The Internet of Things (IoT) was in a similar place a couple years ago - all hype, little action. But today it's taking off, and having a direct impact on supply chain. In this episode we explore the hype cycle of new technology, and how to identify the difference between buzzwords and reality.
In this episode, Brittany Brown, Matt Gunn, and Suhas Sreedhar discuss the most dreadful time of the supply chain year: contracting season. As we look ahead to early 2018, the ordeal of negotiating transportation contracts for the year looms large. But is there a way for shippers and carriers to ease the anxiety and the pain?