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By Geraldine Felicio and Deepika Sharma · October 2, 2018
In an age where customers are expecting faster deliveries and increased flexibility, consumer packaged goods companies are constantly looking to evolve their supply chains.
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Although India is the world’s 7th largest economy and one of the fastest growing economies on the planet, it lags many developing countries— notably China—on indicators of innovation such as R&D spend and the economic contribution of high-tech manufacturing.
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In 2015, The Economist magazine famously dubbed blockchain technology “the trust machine” owing to its ability to create trust in business networks. This capability resonates strongly in the supply chain world, where a lack of trust is a major obstacle to high-level collaboration.
By Matthias Winkenbach · November 2, 2017
There are lessons about a data-driven approach to last-mile network design and operation from Brazil’s largest online platform.
By Bridget McCrea · July 25, 2017
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The best supply chains are more than a collection of technologies and processes. As supply chain evolves from tactical to strategic, they enable a company’s go-to-market strategy and competitive position.
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By Bob Trebilcock · October 11, 2015
Yossi Sheffi talks about his new book, The Power Of Resilience: How The Best Companies Manage The Unexpected, and how the best companies are balancing the risks involved in new products, new markets, and new processes—all crucial for growth—and the resilience created by advanced risk management.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2014
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Jim Rice, deputy director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT about supply chain innovation.
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U.S. News & World Report ranks Michigan State as the top school for Supply Chain Management and Georgia Tech first for Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering on this year's lists.
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Powerful new tools could give us a better picture of what's going on across our supply chains.
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