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Automation or Autonomous?

While leading a panel "Building Resiliency in the Supply Chain" with gurus from Georgia Tech, the leading experts in global logistics and associated research, several intriguing concepts arose. Additionally, my Association for Supply Chain Management group led a series of webinars on "Navigating through Volatility" including discussions with several [...]

Drones are More Than a Pipe Dream

November 1, 2019 In reading an Cnet article on drones, it is clear drones are more than an Amazon pipe dream. In fact, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that he expects at least one U.S. city to have have the ability to control hundreds of unmanned aerial systems by 2028. [...]

What’s Ahead in Technology?

To think about what's ahead in technology, it is important to put it in perspective with what's ahead in business.  Read our article, "What's Ahead in Business?" for details on the key trends impacting business: Importance of the customer experience Taking the holistic view has become a "must" Volatility [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Should We Invest in Technology?

In today's Amazon-impacted, Uberian environment, technology opportunities abound!  Beyond ERP and related subsystems, there is IoT, blockchain, robotics, autonomous vehicles, predictive analytics and much more.  Should we invest or not?  Clearly, if we invest in every one of these opportunities, we could "go broke".  How do we decide?  And [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Are You Prepared for AI & Automation?

Will artificial intelligence and automation impact your industry?  Most likely the answer is yes; the only question is how.  At the very minimum, you should be paying attention so you can make sure you are taking potential advancements into account in your strategy.   In the accounting industry, AI has [...]

AI, Robots, IoT, Blockchain, Hike!

AI (artificial intelligence), robots, IoT (internet of things), blockchain, hike! Doesn't it sound like a foreign language?  It certainly does to my mother!  Yet it is the language of the future.  Which of these technologies should we pay attention to?  Let's look at some of the more popular ones: AI- Depending [...]

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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 [...]

What’s New & Hot in Transportation?

October 27, 2017 I was a panelist at Mobility 21's (the Southern California Transportation Coalition) session, "Speed to Delivery: Goods Movement's High-Tech Future".   We had a fascinating discussion with a panel of experts from Walmart, Caltrans, the California Transportation Commission and more (Paul Granillo, Kome Ajise, Elizabeth Fretheim, Fran [...]

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 [...]

Technology – Should We Take It or Leave It?

Technology is a hot topic. It seems we can’t stop talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D printers, and Autonomous Vehicles. But many technologies can be fads. Pay attention to what value can be gained before buying in.Technology is a hot topic.  Artificial intelligence.  Autonomous vehicles. 3D printers and additive [...]

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