Procure-to-pay automation (P2P) saves money on operations. But automating indirect procurement (buying things like pens and paper) is very different from automating direct procurement (the fabrics, electronics, and ingredients that go into your products). In this episode, host Suhas Sreedhar talks to solution consultant Steve Ontiveros about the unique challenges of each, and why automating direct procurement has proved elusive until now.
Is the supply chain really a chain at all? Bob Ferrari of Supply Chain Matters joins Guy Courtin to discuss the forces that have driven supply chain into a new age of connected networks, and what's on the horizon as all businesses leverage new technology to get closer to the consumer and reach new markets.
From the first mile to the last mile, consumers and the rise of digital technology are transforming the entire supply chain. And from their position as one of the last stops between manufacturers and retailers (not to mention end consumers), warehouses are ripe for innovation. Stacie Immesberger joins Guy Courtin to discuss the evolution of warehouses, and how advances in everything from automation to robotics are changing the game.
If you distilled the impact of every recent tech disruption to one key takeaway, you could say the result was choice. More choice, for the buyer, for the seller. As technologies like IoT and blockchain enter the logistics space, the result will be more choice; from the ways you can optimize your routes, to how you can utilize your assets, 24/7. In this episode, host Guy Courtin talks to industry veteran Bob Ferrari about the key enabler of more choice in the logistics industry: the creation of a great logistics network-of-networks.