News & Highlights
Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning: 2021 ─ New Research
A new study by ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has found that only 3% of companies experienced no COVID-related business impact, and 42% of organizations say the pandemic has accelerated their digitization plans.
Download this survey-based research study by ToolsGroup and CSCMP
Don’t Start a Supply Chain Machine Learning Project Before Reading This ─ A CSCMP Hot Topic
Machine learning seems to be everywhere you look, from television commercials and supply chain conferences to university degrees. But despite its buzzword status and the fact that it’s been around since the late 1950s, this technology is still shrouded in mystery for many supply chain practitioners. According to Gartner, “While machine learning promises transformational benefits in the supply chain, current expectations of short-term readiness and benefits remain unrealistic.” In this hyped-up stage in technology maturity, it’s crucial to be well informed so you can see beyond the headlines and apply the technology correctly to solve business problems and deliver real value.
Download this CSCMP Hot Topic written by Rob Kaufholz, VP of Product Innovation at ToolsGroup.
Why The Barcode Has to Evolve ─ A CSCMP Hot Topic
In an age when consumers expect to be able to access real-time information about the products they buy, the time has come to rethink the role of the U.P.C. barcode, and help industry adopt robust two-dimensional codes that provide dynamic information instantaneously through a single smartphone scan.
Download this CSCMP Hot Topic written by Melanie Nuce, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at GS1 US.
Improving the Odds of Delivering Measurable ERP Benefits: Seven Steps to Success ─ A CSCMP Hot Topic
Deriving value from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation is not an unrealistic goal. What is troubling, however, is how many firms fail to realize any top- or bottom-line improvements from their ERP transformations; according to Gartner, up to 75% of these do not meet their objectives.
Download this CSCMP Hot Topic written by Alex Jay, Principal at Liberty Advisor Group.
Human Centric Design ─ A CSCMP Hot Topic
Attracting and retaining quality labor is one of the biggest supply chain challenges companies face today. The question is "what can or should we consider doing differently?". This position paper reflects on a number of ideas that companies can employ to help with this challenge.