The explosion of connected devices has immense potential to transform the way companies monitor and control supply chains. Real time, always-on information from devices and 3rd party sources can enrich the supply chain picture, but real value comes when it’s tied to inventory and orders. In this episode, Greg Kefer and John Nadvornik discuss how companies are weaving both public and device level information into their innovation strategies.
Consumer products manufacturers want a supply chain you can set your watch to. They rely on strong forecasting and consistent operations to protect margins and make sure their products are always available on store shelves. But new business models and e-commerce giants like Amazon have begun to change the relationship with these manufacturers and end consumers. Brittany Brown joins Matt Gunn to discuss how the consumer products supply chain is transforming to meet the need.
The retail industry is in a state of massive change and supply chain innovation is a critical piece of the strategy keep up with elevated consumer expectations. As part of our ongoing series on supply chain visibility, Greg Kefer and John Nadvornik talk about how retailers are leveraging network based visibility systems to modify their global fulfillment strategies, to be agile, and to keep costs under control.
The retail industry is transforming before our eyes. But it's the things that take place behind the scenes that really matter most -- especially in supply chain. Matt Gunn and Guy Courtin discuss how the changes we see at stores or online are only just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to providing great customer experiences and a path to sustainable business growth in the age of ambient commerce.