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Retail at a Crossroads: Future Hangs in the Balance as Retail Industry Passes Tipping Points
All signs point to a major crossroads for retail companies. Download this paper to find out more about the seven tipping points that are impacting retail now, as well as the four pillars of success needed to survive long term in this changing environment.

New Certification Program Designed for Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Professionals
APICS certified in logistics, transportation, and distribution designation program brings best practices and industry standards to logistics managers around the world.

Operations Rules Chapter 1: The Value of Operations
Pepsi Bottling Group approached the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a daunting challenge: consumer preference was shifting from carbonated drinks to noncarbonated drinks and from cans to bottles.

How Global is the Business of Retail?
In its eighth year CBRE’s How Global is the Business of Retail? will once again focus on the target markets for new brands in 2014, we examined 50 countries and 164 cities across the world to provide a comprehensive view of the markets international brands have been targeting.

Final Thoughts on Gartner’s 2015 Supply Chain Executive Conference
One theme tied together all of the presentations, regardless of the topic: The importance of data.

From Digitally Disrupted to Digital Disrupter
This year, we see a marked uptick in digital -the Accenture Technology Vision 2014 lays out bold trends that are becoming characteristic of larger enterprises, which have been perceived by some as lagging in converting to digital businesses.

Supply Chain Talent – A Broken Link in the Supply Chain
If an organization is struggling to define supply chain management and gain managerial support, it is difficult to be successful in the development of supply chain talent.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015
I limited myself to just six predictions, although I believe many of the predictions I made last year (and the year before that) will continue to play out in 2015 and beyond.

Strategic Business Solutions for the Transportation & Logistics Industries
As the premier source for strategic solutions in the transportation and logistics industries, SJ Consulting constantly invests in staff, technology, market intelligence gathering and new service offerings, such as our Industry Reports.

Evaluating Technology Vendor Capabilities to Enable Supply Chain Control Towers
The supply chain best-of-breed vendors respond to SCCT needs from their position of business process functionality support strength, whether that is supply chain planning, response management, supply chain execution or fulfillment synchronization. The planning vendor will tend to extend and integrate supply and demand planning with supply chain execution flows, including order fulfillment, transportation, logistics and inventory movement.

The Internet of Things - A Study in Hype, Reality, Disruption, and Growth
Increasingly over the past two decades is the ability to connect remote and mobile “things” or “machines” or “assets” to the Internet or corporate Intranets through the use of wireless communications and low-cost sensors/computing/storage.

26 Billion Internet of Things Installed Will Alter How the Future Supply Chain Operates
By 2020 the Internet of Things (IoT) will include 26 billion units, creating new challenges for all aspects of the data center, and will significantly alter supply chain operations, leader information access, and cyber-risk exposure.

Analytics for Supply Chain and Operations
Deploying analytics to make business decisions is generating tremendous interest and results for companies. The ability to make decisions based on data is particularly important in supply chain and operations where the tradeoffs are complex.

Global Manufacturing Outlook 2014: Performance in the Crosshairs
Key findings from KPMG Global Manufacturing Outlook 2014 which surveys manufacturers across the world on challenges and future strategy.

The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025
Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology.


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