Machine learning is shaping the future of supply chain and logistics management, improving accuracy, speed, scale, and more. Here’s how. Highlights: Machine learning refers to an application of artificial intelligence that lets systems learn and improve automatically based on experience. Experts predict that 95% of supply chain planning vendors will rely on supervised and unsupervised
Rogue Ales believes that their “Ground to Glass, Grow your Own Revolution” is a key tenet to their success. The company leverages the Internet of Things (IoT) to ensure that their supply chain is able to deliver the highest-quality ingredients to their breweries just in time. Highlights: Consumer desire for freshness and high quality is
Automation in manufacturing can help create more, better paying jobs. But two leading economists have examined real-world data and concluded that the robots may be winning after all. Is it true? Last year I wrote about artificial intelligence (AI) and the potential loss of American jobs. At the time, I thought; “Yes, people will lose jobs
The Internet of Things is revolutionizing manufacturing and supply chain. Is your organization prepared? This article is part of a series of articles written by MBA students and graduates from the University of New Hampshire Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. “If you think that the internet has changed your life, think again. The Internet of Things (IoT) is
Our series by MBA students and graduates at Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics highlights some of the most pressing issues in supply chain management today. A few years ago, the Wall Street Journal called supply chain management the “hot new MBA.” Many universities have been introducing related degree programs, majors, and concentrations
New research shows how supply chain and logistics companies currently are using the Internet of Things and how they plan to expand use in the future. The Internet of Things is already here — monitoring our footsteps, heartbeats, lighting, home temperature, and environment. And it will continue to expand at a rapid rate. Frost &
B2B sales must recognize and accommodate buyers at various levels of self-sufficiency in the purchasing process. Widespread access to the Internet has changed life as we know it. Not only are once-token errands like trips to the supermarket and holiday gift shopping increasingly shifting online, but B2B buyer behavior is occurring most often in the digital
The average American makes about 70 decisions per day, according to choice expert, Dr. Sheena Iyengar. There are choices to be made on a daily basis, from small ones (what should I have for breakfast?) to much larger ones (how much should I invest in my retirement?). For some, even small choices can seem overwhelming.
As of January 2015 nearly half (3.01 billion) of the world’s population (7.21 billion) were active internet users. Population growth from the previous year was up 1.6%, active internet users were up 21%, and social media users were up 12%. These are big leaps, and continued growth is predicted. These numbers are a good thing,
The battle for competitiveness in the cloud. In this age of radical transformation for supply chains, top companies are tying together prevailing concepts, like big data and the Internet of Things (IoT), with cloud-based computing. Supply chains are being reimagined as digital networks that track not only physical goods, but also people, data, and money.
From coffee makers to urban design, the Internet of Things (IoT) is affecting change in virtually all aspects of daily life. And even though the IoT is still at the early-adopter stage, in just five years 50 billion devices are projected to be connected to the Internet, generating an estimated $2 trillion to $14 trillion
Software Advice, a Gartner Company, provides detailed reviews and research on thousands of software applications. The company works with buyers to identify supply chain systems that will meet their needs; therefore, making the buying process a little less murky and arduous. Software Advice recently released the report: Supply Chain Management Software, BuyerView. The report is