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Top Technologies for 2018

We have never been believers in technology for technology's sake - or, worse yet, FADS; however, there are some top technologies to keep an eye on in 2018 if you plan to create business value.  Not only are my most successful and progressive clients thinking about these technologies but [...]

Leveraging Technology for Supply Chain Success

November 9, 2017 My APICS Inland Empire chapter hosted our 11th executive panel and networking symposium on leveraging technology for supply chain success.  We had interesting discussions with top notch panelists spanning the end-to-end supply chain from Disney to OceanX with diverse topics such as autonomous vehicles and machine [...]

Logistics Innovation – Where is it Going?

The global logistics industry will grow from its current hefty size of $8 trillion to $23 trillion by 2023 - what a sharp contrast!  Have you thought about how to be viable with these massive shifts going on?  If not, you sure should as it is coming and will [...]

Robots, IoT, AI, Autonomous Vehicles and More….

October 17, 2017 I have been attending APICS 2017 in San Antonio, and there is LOT of talk about the digital transformation of the end-to-end supply chain.  I listened to executives from J&J, Cisco, Microsoft, Whole Foods, Caterpillar, and innovative high-tech, rapidly growing companies, and the consensus is to [...]

IBM, MIT & Artificial Intelligence

IBM has said it plans to spend $240 million over the next 10 years to develop an artificial intelligence research lab with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Anytime these two powerhouses collaborate and put their money where their mouth is, we should at least pay attention and consider the [...]

Is Supply Chain Top of Mind?

July 27, 2017 Earlier this week, I spoke on a panel at a ProVisors (top notch group of trusted advisers) event on supply chain and its impacts on the Southern California and Inland Empire economy.  This prompted me to think about whether we are keeping supply chain (from your [...]

The L.A. Times & Automation

April 10, 2017 I toured the Los Angeles Times last week and was impressed with the automation.  Although newspapers seems like an old business, it was impressive in pure size and volume with minimal people.  The business sprawls 2400 acres and is run with 200 people.  There were robots [...]

Technologies Transforming Supply Chains

One of the ways to become cost competitive with lower labor cost countries is to automate. Look for all the new uses for technology in supply chains. Modern marvels and new information technologies are transforming supply chains. Automation, robots, AI (artificial intelligence), 3D Printing, Bitcoin technology and the IoT [...]

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