CPG Supply Chains Look to Digital

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) are feeling tremendous pressure in 2019 as the industry continues to undergo seismic changes. Increased demand volatility and shorter lead times from retailers have become major concerns, hurting service and inventory levels. Under Pressure, CPG supply chains look to digital.

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Supercharging Supply Chains with Platforms

Uber-like on-demand fulfillment platforms for supply chain and and logistics services are rapidly emerging. For companies feeling the pressure to meet rising customer expectations while keeping costs down, uberized supply chains could bring much-needed relief.

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What is the Case for Machine Vision in Supply Chain?

Machine Vision in Supply Chain

Computer vision is the lynchpin of the current AI/machine learning (ML) renaissance. In 2013, deep learning based vision solutions crossed a historic milestone of achieving human level accuracy.

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What is the Case for Augmented Reality in Supply Chain?

Case for AR/VR in Supply Chain

While Augmented Reality (AR) is gaining significant attention as one of the Industry 4.0 technologies that will revolutionize supply chain, we believe it is important to look beyond the hype and qualify the true potential and challenges of Augmented Reality in supply chain.

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为什么说供应链要做数字化生产这艘大船的“灵魂舵手”?

当José Lopez把自己当选雀巢全球首席运营官的消息告诉他母亲时,母亲问他:“这个工作到底意是做什么的?”Lopez 没有告诉她自己要负责全球86个国家440家工厂和供应链,包括1300个仓库和装运点的客户服务和实体物流之类的话,而是告诉母亲:“这意味着我要为任何错误负责。

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Winning the Last Mile – What Consumers Want

Winning the last mile in fast retail

The rising requirements of urban Gen Z consumers will define where the future of retail is headed. When it comes to big-city shoppers, what really matters to winning the last mile in fast retail?

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Sense and Pivot Supply Chain @ MIT Media Lab

Demands on supply chains are ever increasing  as companies vie to deliver more personalized products, with faster lead time, at a lower cost. Further, unexpected execution conditions continually disrupt operational performance. 

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Resilient Supply Chain Must Sense and Pivot

Resilient Supply Chain Must Sense and Pivot

Even today’s most sophisticated supply chains still try to predict what will happen, then optimize performance against plan. The problem is, the world is not predictable.

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AI + Future of Production with World Economic Forum

Future of Production with World Economic Forum

I facilitated a cross-functional workshop last week with WEF and several tech startups (Noodle A.I., Rage Framework, Enterra). We explored the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on global production and value chain. This is part of our on-going collaboration on the World Economic Forum Future of Production initiative.

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