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Study Assesses Five Technologies to Impact the Supply Chain in the Next 5 Years

Robotics tops the list of most likely disruptors in next five years, 3D printing considered least viable in the short term.

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This paper provides information about five new innovative technologies that could greatly impact the supply chain, it delves into the many benefits of each technology as well as some challenges, and it gives you a peek into an amazing future.

Robotics tops the list of most likely disruptors in next five years, 3D printing considered least viable in the short term.

The rising cost of transportation has created strife between shippers and carriers as they leverage the economics of supply and demand at the expense of each other, according to a new study from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute, this inherent conflict undermines a company’s ability to meet its supply chain and financial goals.

In this white paper, we have included applied research on what the best companies are doing to deliver world-class results in the current environment as well as insight from industry thought leaders on what we will face in the years ahead.

This University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute whitepaper addresses the key issues in supply chain sustainability transparency, it presents the results that demonstrate the relationship between sustainable supply chain visibility, traceability, integrity, and transparency.

A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute outlines the best practices for leveraging transparency in supply chains for financial profit.

Critics have argued that U.S. multinationals are “abandoning” the home country and moving technology and jobs offshore through foreign operations and participation in global supply chains, actually, the reverse is true.

Supply chain professionals who operate in the global environment need to be armed with a solid global supply chain management strategy.

If done correctly, the partnership with your Third Party Logistics, 3PL provider can truly be a source of competitive advantage for your company.

Following last year’s merger and acquisition frenzy, the speed of technology implementation by the new “mega 3PLs” will need to keep pace with the evolving challenges of omni-channel fulfillment, and those providers that meet shipper needs will remain dominant.

The discount retailer has poached Arthur Valdez, a 16-year veteran of, to head its supply chain and logistics operations as it looks to better integrate its stores with its fast-growing online digital e-commerce initiatives.

Our people are the most difficult asset to replace and the primary resource that drives supply chain results.

This paper outlines the most significant challenges distribution centers are facing and conveys creative solutions to meet the growing demand for information technology and value-added services.

According to research by CIO Journal research Walmart is raiding eBay’s technical workforce in order to develop its own cloud based open source e-commerce platform.

UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute study identifies ways companies could mitigate those costs. She noted that many of those businesses are incorporating some new initiatives.