Using an Agile Supply Chain to Avoid a Coronavirus Disruption

Using an Agile Supply Chain to Avoid a Coronavirus Disruption
Disruptions in Multiple Supply Chains Are Happening Now “Reports on how the Covid-19 outbreak is affecting supply chains and disrupting manufacturing operations around the world are increasing daily. But the worst is yet to come.” by Pierre Haren and David Simchi-Levi.” Harvard Business Review, February 28, 2020 “Analysis has shown that for most companies, the …
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Designing Supply Chain Network: 5 Steps for Optimization

Analyse your Supply Chain Network.
Why should I be designing my supply chain network? You’re patting yourself on the back. You’ve sorted through the Marine Shipping chaos. In the face of volatile Marine Transportation rates, you’ve managed to negotiate great prices to transport your North American produced bulk liquid via tank containers to ten Pacific region countries. The contracts are …
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Artificial Intelligence and Pervasive Computing

How Artificial Intelligence uses Pervasive Computing with Hearables and Wearables Pervasive computing, also called ubiquitous computing, is the growing trend of embedding computational capability (generally in the form of microprocessors) into everyday objects to make them effectively communicate and perform useful tasks in a way that minimizes the end user’s need to interact with computers …
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The Outlook of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is frequently (though not always) better at decision-making than humans. In some areas, we might expect this. For example, AI will suggest the fastest route on a map, accounting for traffic and distance, while we as humans would be prone to taking our tried-and-true route. But some less-expected areas where AI is better …
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Development Technology Review: Microsoft Blazor

I recently attended a webinar about a new web technology from Microsoft called Blazor. When it comes to web development, there is no shortage of tools, libraries, and frameworks. So what differentiates Blazor from any other technology currently out there? In a nutshell, Blazor allows developers to run native C# code directly in the browser. …
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Retaining Supply Chain Expertise

institutional knowledge
The biggest challenge organizations face is retaining expertise and organizational knowledge.  This may be hard to fathom, but in the 29 years I have been helping supply chain and business organizations make better decisions, it is surprising how often the groups re-visit the same decisions over again.  Key roles are turning over more quickly, and …
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