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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, blazing the next trail.

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If it’s September, it must be time for Gartner’s Top 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?

This issue we’re also featuring a look at some of those NextGen technologies through the eyes of five technologists working on the physical Internet, the Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence
and blockchain. They’ll give you a sense of what’s real today and what’s coming tomorrow.

And speaking of leaders, this issue also features the fourth installment on the strategic supply chain—and the strategic supply chain leader—from frequent contributor Steve Melnyk and his co-authors. This month, Melnyk and company pose the seven questions that supply chain managers should ask to determine if their organizations are ready for a transformation from the old to the new.

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By ·

If it’s September, it must be time for Gartner’s Top 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?

This issue we’re also featuring a look at some of those NextGen technologies through the eyes of five technologists working on the physical Internet, the Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence and blockchain. They’ll give you a sense of what’s real today and what’s coming tomorrow.

And speaking of leaders, this issue also features the fourth installment on the strategic supply chain—and the strategic supply chain leader—from frequent contributor Steve Melnyk and his co-authors. This month, Melnyk and company pose the seven questions that supply chain managers should ask to determine if their organizations are ready for a transformation from the old to the new.

 

 


About the Author

Bob Trebilcock
Bob Trebilcock, editorial director, has covered materials handling, technology, logistics and supply chain topics for nearly 30 years. In addition to Supply Chain Management Review, he is also Executive Editor of Modern Materials Handling. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.

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