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NextGen Supply Chain

By By Gary Forger, Special Projects Editor, Supply Chain Management Review · February 14, 2018
Autonomous mobile robots, voice and artificial intelligence top a veteran analyst’s list of technologies to watch.
By Gary Forger, Special Projects Editor · February 14, 2018
It’s easy to think of technologies such as virtual reality, data analytics and autonomous mobile robots in the future tense. But that would be a mistake in 2018. Here’s where those and other NextGen technologies are already at work in the warehouse or knocking on the front door.
By Michael Clarke · January 25, 2018
New models present retailers with the opportunity to increase operational efficiency, improve the overall customer experience and, ultimately, to increase top line growth as a result.
By Michael Clarke · January 25, 2018
New business models present retailers with the opportunity to increase operational efficiency, improve the overall customer experience and, ultimately, to increase top line growth as a result.
By Gary Forger · January 23, 2018
An evolution in mobile navigation underway.
By Kevin Zweier · January 18, 2018
The transportation industry is focused on competition from the likes of Uber Eats, DoorDash, Roadie and Zifty, but we should be paying close attention to what’s occurring in the electric vehicle sphere.
By Kevin Zweier · January 18, 2018
The transportation industry is focused on competition from the likes of Uber Eats, DoorDash, Roadie and Zifty, but we should be paying close attention to what’s occurring in the electric vehicle sphere.
By Gary Forger, Special Projects Editor, Supply Chain Management Review · January 17, 2018
A complete new breed of robots with more smarts and mobility will extend their influence on the supply chain.
By Gary Forger, Special Projects Editor, Supply Chain Management Review · January 16, 2018
What do you get when you combine artificial intelligence, virtual reality and robotics? Potentially, a new way of looking at robots in the supply chain. Exclusive interview with Pieter Abbeel, OpenAI
By David Krebs · December 15, 2017
As warehousing and logistics processes become more complex, modern mobility solutions can play a role.
By Becky Partida · December 14, 2017
Blockchain’s potential is great, but most organizations have not yet made the investment.
By Gary Forger · December 12, 2017
No one knows for sure what is the potential of blockchain, but everyone wants to know what they should do!
By Ken Cottrill · December 12, 2017
Is it for your supply chain: : Blockchain is still a largely unproven innovation in the supply chain, but it’s also one that companies can’t afford to ignore. This fourth part of four in this issue of NextGen Supply Chain offers some guidelines for deciding if blockchain has a future in your supply chain.
By Gary Forger · December 12, 2017
While blockchain has tremendous potential in the supply chain, for now, it is primarily limited to pilots and small scale deployments
By Ken Cottrill · December 12, 2017
Smart contracts: Blockchain is still a largely unproven innovation in the supply chain, but it’s also one that companies can’t afford to ignore. This third part of four in this issue of NextGen Supply Chain details how smart contracts work on the blockchain platform.

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