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September-October 2018

September-October 2018

If it’s September, it must be time for Gartner’sTop 25 supply chains, the lead article in this issue of Supply Chain Management Review. As I was reading this year’s contribution from Gartner, I was struck by the number of the Top 25 that have launched NextGen Supply Chain initiatives, using Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), machine learning and the like to digitize their supply chains. It made me wonder: Is the rest of the pack falling behind or are they ready to follow the leaders?
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September-October 2018

September-October 2018

If it’s September, it must be time for Gartner’sTop 25 supply chains, the lead article in this issue of Supply Chain Management Review. As I was reading this year’s contribution from Gartner, I was struck by the number of the Top 25 that have launched NextGen Supply Chain initiatives, using Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), machine learning and the like to digitize their supply chains. It made me wonder: Is the rest of the pack falling behind or are they ready to follow the leaders?

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September-October 2018 Features

1
In this months issue of SCMR: Follow the leaders
This month’s issue will help you in your job of staying ahead of the pack, following the leaders and, with luck,...

4
Let’s talk about CRM Systems
At industrial-product companies understanding sales activities is critical to developing them.

6
Smallholder farmers can keep pace with digitalization and go global
As the digitalization of supply chains progresses, how can small, less technically-sophisticated enterprises leverage the technology?

12
The 2018 Supply Chain Top 25: Follow the leaders
Gartner unveiled the 14th annual global Supply Chain Top 25, identifying supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices for heads of supply...

24
NextGen technologies: Building the supply chains of the future
A new crop of supply chain technologies promise to increase efficiency, visibility and speed. Five technologists share their vision of the future.

32
Four Compass Points for global supply chain management…revisited
A rapidly evolving and increasingly global world poses new challenges for business survival. Supply chain managers who use these four interconnected compass...

41
Get better 3PL bids
An improved business operating model enabled through a costeffective 3PL agreement can be a game changer if terms are thoroughly evaluated and...

48
So, you want a strategic supply chain?
Industry leaders view their supply chains as a strategic weapon. Is your organization ready to make the leap? Answer these seven key...

56
Where is supply chain software headed?
Industry leaders discuss the key trends, capabilities and innovations that will shape the future of supply chain software.

68
As consumers demand more, the last mile becomes an opportunity
Meeting consumer expectations is never easy. Savvy shippers need to disrupt their fulfillment strategies before Amazon does it for them.

71
Sales order automation benefits the supply chain
Automating order processing can shorten cycle times and reduce errors that affect the supply chain.

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APICS Awards of Excellence Salutes Prominent Supply Chain Leaders
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How Inbound Logistics Networks Can Be a New Source of Savings
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Damco’s Supply Chain Services Under Maersk Banner Will Be Tracked Closely by Managers
Industry analysts have greeted the news with mixed forecasts....