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Internet of Things (IoT) en de impact ervan op supply chain-visibiliteit

Gartner1 voorspelt dat tegen 2020 meer dan de helft van de belangrijkste bedrijfsprocessen één of meerdere IoT-elementen zal bevatten. Er zullen meer dan 26 miljard met het internet verbonden 'smart' apparaten geïnstalleerd zijn, goed voor een omzet van zo'n 300 miljard US-dollar tegen het einde van dit decennium. Volgens Gartner zal een dertigvoudige toename van fysieke apparaten met internetverbinding "de werking van supply chains aanzienlijk veranderen".

Internationale ondernemingen zijn zich bewust van het transformerende effect van het IoT, met name de productie-, retail- en dienstensectoren. Veel implementaties zijn gericht op het identificeren, vinden en traceren van de status van assets. Volgens Forrester2 beschouwt 58% tot 77% van de ondervraagde organisaties het traceren van voorwerpen, verpakkingen en personeel als de belangrijkste basisfunctie van IoT-oplossingen. Bepaalde postbedrijven maken g

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10 Apr 2019
New JDA Survey Finds More than Half of Manufacturers and Retailers Plan to Invest in Customer-Driven Data Science in the Next Five Years

The 2019 JDA Voice of the Category Manager Survey reveals category management professionals ride the wave of customer demand by investing in data-driven technologies   In today’s customer-centric retail environment, the success of a company’s assortment strategy hinges on its


10 Apr 2019
Insights into ERP systems in supply chain planning and implementation

I recently had the opportunity to talk with William Cure, a Certified SCM Change Leader with over 40 years of hands on experience. In my interview we discuss how to define enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in supply chain planning, the reasons why we need ERP systems, problems faced with im

Dustin Mattison

10 Apr 2019
Digital transformation in the life sciences supply chain – show me the data

The life sciences supply chain starts with a miracle Is there a more challenging industry than life sciences? In a recent Forbes interview on why it’s so hard to bring tech into pharma, Vas Narasimhan, Chief Executive Officer of Novartis AG pointed out that only one in twenty drugs make it

Bill DuBois

10 Apr 2019
The Impact of Logistics 4.0 on the Automotive Industry

When Henry Ford introduced the assembly line into auto manufacturing, he changed the nature of the industry forever. What people sometimes don’t consider is that that revolution sparked a subsequent revolution in distribution and logistics. As cars became less expensive and more widely used, t

Brian Hoey

10 Apr 2019
Predict What’s Next in Category Management

Ever wish you could peer into the future and see what’s coming next? To better understand what technology investments are being prioritized to reach the modern shopper, we surveyed more than 130 category management and merchandising professionals as part of this year’s Voice of the Categ

Todd McCourtie

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