Shine on You Crazy IoT IoT has bottomed out in the supply chain “trough of disillusionment.” But things can only improve! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

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Shine on You Crazy IoT

Did you hear that? That was the sound of the Internet of Things (IoT) bottoming out in the “trough of disillusionment.” But never fear: Supply chain leaders will finally learn how to adapt IoT to their needs and enter a “slope of enlightenment” in the next few years. From there, it’s a straight shot to the “plateau of productivity.”

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Are You Being Fresh?

Sometimes that’s not a bad thing at all. For instance: when it comes to managing the supply chain for perishable foods. 

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By the Numbers

100

That's how many new buildings, including fullfillment centers and delivery stations, that Amazon is opening in the month of September alone. Dave Clark, SVP of worldwide operations, cited the figure this week when he announced Amazon planned to hire 100,000 new associates.

Quote/Unquote:

"We are totally rethinking our operations in manufacturing logistics and procurement — it is absolutely critical because in the 5 next years, we are going to improve our operations big-time."

— Kraft Heinz CEO Miguel Patricio describing to Reuters his company's plans to save $2 billion in supply chain operations. 

Inspiring Organization

How Keller’s Procurement Function Provides it with Strategic Advantages

About five years ago, Keller’s new CEO recognized that “it wasn’t leveraging its spend,” recalls Procurement VP Peter Weisberg. “We were spending $800 million per year and ... with the right buying strategy, we should be able to reduce it by a significant percentage.”

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Developing Resilience in Logistics and Supply Chain

Watch a panel presentation at Pacific Trade eConference + Expo 2020 from earlier this month.

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