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May-June 2015

May-June 2015

As supply chain managers we are challenged year in and year out to figure out new, innovative ways to improve our operations. We have to translate educated guesses about what’s next into new investments in our processes. Such may be the case with robotics, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and investments in new mobile technologies. However, successful planning, including planning for risk, resiliency, and flexibility, can help prepare you for whatever is next.
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May-June 2015

May-June 2015

As supply chain managers we are challenged year in and year out to figure out new, innovative ways to improve our operations. We have to translate educated guesses about what’s next into new investments in our processes. Such may be the case with robotics, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and investments in new mobile technologies. However, successful planning, including planning for risk, resiliency, and flexibility, can help prepare you for whatever is next.

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May-June 2015 Features

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My Year as a Corporate Cassandra
Cassandra suffered from a special curse: She was the Greek prophetess that no one believed—sometimes to his or her detriment. The...

6
Disruptive Innovation in the Classroom
A new platform for education might not figure in your top 10 list of supply chain innovations, but the arrival of the MOOC ...

8
New Supply Chain Risk Index Shows Significant Geographic Shift
If the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba is finally lifted, risk mitigation experts will have one more new wrinkle to evaluate...

20
Reel in Risk with a Broader View of Supply Chain Flexibility
In an era when supply chain risks are soaring, senior managers are putting more of a premium on supply chain flexibility. But...

28
Robots at a Tipping Point in the Supply Chain
As the needs of manufacturing and logistics grow exponentially, the supply chain industry will be one of the first to reap the...

34
Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Additive Manufacturing?
Additive manufacturing and 3D printing promise to simplify manufacturing, reduce inventories, and streamline operations. But, to determine when and how to apply...

40
Supply Chain Agility: New Levels of Visibility through Mobile & Wireless Investments
Omni-channel retailing is changing customer expectations and putting pressure on supply chains to develop fast, accurate, and efficient order fulfillment solutions. Here...

48
Innovation: It’s Not Art; It’s a Capability
Innovation is a repeatable process that can be studied, learned, and practiced—one that will sustain a company’s profitable growth for...

70
Close Relationships Lead to Superior Planning
Partner involvement in supply chain planning is beneficial, but now may be the time to take it to the next level.

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