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Thursday, April 19, 2018 -- Published once or twice each month.


 
Digital Supply Chains: Part One—The Digital Supply Chain Imperative
By Bill McBeath Thursday, April 19, 2018
What are the attributes of a fully digital supply chain and why is it critical now. Here we discuss an incremental approach as the most practical path for many companies, with examples in supplier management, service management, delivery management, and supply chain risk management. [ Read: Digital Supply Chains: Part One—The Digital Supply Chain Imperative ]
Leveraging the Legacy—Infor Continues to Invest in the Latest Technologies While Capitalizing on Their Heritage
By Bill McBeath Thursday, April 19, 2018
At Infor’s Innovation Summit for Analysts, we heard about their new data lake, investments in artificial intelligence, retail, manufacturing, and distribution. Here we cover some of the highlights. [ Read: Leveraging the Legacy—Infor Continues to Invest in the Latest Technologies While Capitalizing on Their Heritage ]

Blockchain's Role in the Produce Supply Chain: Part Three—Specific Capabilities
By Bill McBeath Thursday, April 19, 2018
Here we describe specific capabilities blockchain brings to a produce supply chain, such as tamper-resistance, automation/smart contracts, settlement, record of soft claims, auditability, and enabling uber-like spot markets. We also touch on why a permissioned blockchain is needed. [ Read: Blockchain's Role in the Produce Supply Chain: Part Three—Specific Capabilities ]

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