One of the first topics we ever covered on Supply Chain Radio was the Internet of Things. We examined its promise and imagined what it could do for supply chains. Now, three years later, we ask the uncomfortable question, "So, where is this going?" Listen as Suhas Sreedhar and Matt Gunn discuss the state of ultra-hyped technologies like IoT and blockchain, and why moving on from them might not be such a bad thing.
As the retail industry adapts to shifting consumer habits and the increasing demands of online order fulfillment, the role of stores continues to change. In this episode, Suhas Sreedhar and Matt Gunn discuss Sam's Club's novel plan to repurpose shuttered stores as e-commerce fulfillment centers. Will the new spin on warehouse superstores work?
Legendary denim supplier Cone Mills recently ceased operations at its White Oak plant, leaving a massive hole in the American fashion industry. And as brands work through the factory's final rolls of denim, they must also look for new suppliers to fill the void. The supply chain is built on an ecosystem of brands, factories, suppliers, banks, and carriers. Each one has a bottom line. In this episode, Matt Gunn and Guy Courtin discuss what happens when a top supplier shuts its doors, and how businesses can position themselves to react to constant changes in the supply chain.