A fascinating paradox has gripped the supply chain industry. Today’s supply chains have become more complex than ever, growing in size and scope to encompass more trading partners, more facilities and more customers, often spanning the globe. Yet to efficiently collaborate with those trading partners, run those facilities and serve those customers, simplicity is key. You need to be able to answer basic questions: where’s your inventory? What’s happening right now in your supply chain? Do your customers have what they need? Technology is the key to streamlining the supply chain, but as discussed at the KC SmartPort annual industry briefing, it’s not a matter of simply using technology, but truly understanding what it is and what it can do.
Topics: 3d printing, andrew ehlers, dan pinkham, Events, internet of things, jeff risley, kc smartport, kc smartport supply chain briefing, mark heinrich, mitch free, Supply Chain Management, supply chain technology, supply chain transformation
The countdown is on to COLLABORATE 16 in beautiful Las Vegas! There’s no shortage of fun to be had throughout one of the biggest Oracle events of the year, but there’s plenty of education and insight, too. We’re thrilled to be returning to COLLABORATE as a Platinum Elite sponsor. #TeamDSI will be out in full force with presentations, live demonstrations and networking events. Instead of reviewing our COLLABORATE line-up, let’s take a closer look at some of the most pervasive business problems facing your company and how we’ll help you solve them.
Topics: automated data collection, #c16lv, DSI Cloud Platform, COLLABORATE 16, dsi platform, dsi supply chain solutions, Events, field service, internet of things, route sales, Solutions, Supply Chain Management, supply chain solutions, supply chain technology
The Industrial Internet of Things is arguably the most widely covered and discussed of these topics in the general public. To help provide additional context around this broad concept, we take a look at how the Internet of Things is driving efficiency, execution, innovation and visibility in several industries, including agribusiness, consumer packaged goods and in the cold chain.
Topics: artificial intelligence, cold chain technology, digital humanists, digital machinists, dsi magazine, enterprise technology, industrial internet of things, internet of things, IoT & M2M, DSI Magazine, supply chain technology, wearables
The prominent themes this year centered on the need for businesses to find ways to get more actionable insights from their data and be able to move quickly in a mobile-first digital world. It was clear that the need to keep core business data secure and dependable while making it easily accessible whenever and wherever business happens remains a challenge. This need was evidenced by those that were looking for answers on how to more quickly collect data and get it into their JD Edwards system. It came through in those seeking to mobilize key parts of the business in order to optimize field operations, and it is a driving force of those looking to automate more processes with Internet of Things (IoT) functionality to eliminate errors and access real-time data. Whether manufacturing, distribution, sales, service or anywhere up and down the supply chain, optimizing business processes and increasing the visibility of data are essential needs.
COLLABORATE 15, the technology and applications forum put on by three of Oracle’s most influential user groups, wrapped last week in Las Vegas. The event drew thousands of Oracle users and solution providers, and included a week of informative sessions on hot topics, best practices and professional development. If you weren’t able to attend, we brought back some highlights to help you catch up on the discussions.
Although the show is geared toward Oracle JD Edwards users, several topics were discussed that are applicable to any enterprise. To help you focus (no pun intended) your tech priorities for 2015 and beyond, here are 5 key takeaways that need to be on your radar.
Topics: augmented reality, DSI Cloud Platform, cloud computing, cloud services, cloud strategy, digital supply chain, enterprise technology, industrial internet of things, infocus 2014, infocus 2014 recap, internet of things, mobile optimization, mobility, technology strategy, virtual reality, wearables
To help streamline that wealth of thought-provoking perspectives, we’ve compiled a list of the top 7 things discussed at the event. Let’s dive in!
Topics: bi-modal, big data, convergence of humans and machines, digital business, digital supply chain, gartner symposium/itxpo, #gartnersym, internet of things, IT priorities, IT strategy, mobile implementation, mobile supply chain, mobility strategy, user experience