July-August 2018

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July-August 2018

At Supply Chain Management Review, we’ve been writing about the talent crisis in our profession since at least 2012 when our MIT contributors were publishing a column on talent strategies. Last winter, the topic touched home when I picked up my local newspaper one Saturday morning. One of the lead stories was about two initiatives launched by C&S Wholesale Grocers with two local academic institutions: Keene State College and Franklin Pierce University.
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Future factories now playing in 3D

The future state of factories and plants over the next 10 years: How will they be organized and operated?

Rushing to adopt AI? Watch out for speed bumps.

Artificial intelligence (AI) along with the AI application known as machine learning have captured the imaginations of supply chain professionals, and many companies are…

How They Did it: The C&S college connection

The stakes are high: Across the country, small academic institutions are going out of business or merging with other schools to keep afloat while corporations like GE are…

Redefining Talent For The New World of Work

In the future world of work, a dizzying mix of robotics, artificial intelligence, freelance workers and full-time employees will all be essential to achieving objectives. To…

Creative Procurement: Walking the talk

Procurement is changing from a focus on cost savings to creativity and innovation in a talent rich supply chain. That's the talk. The question is whether organizations are…

A Crisis Ahead

The intersection of the opioid crisis and manufacturing is poised to be a drag on U.S. competitiveness

The Living Supply Chain

A new book argues that supply chain ecosystems adjust and evolve in ways similar to how the natural world behaves.

Unlocking blockchain’s potential in your supply chain

Beneath the hype, blockchain is a maturing technology that offers great promise.

Top 50 3PLs: Collaboration now paramount

As the e-commerce juggernaut creates more complexity for today's logistics managers, finding the right mix of 3PLs with the essential integrated services has never been…

Making the Case for Custom Executive Education

Under pressure to perform at unprecedented velocities in a tight labor market, more companies are exploring custom executive education options as a way to bring their supply…

Addressing people challenges that affect efficiency

More comprehensive training for managers can help the supply chain ease employee frustrations.


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