Cognitive Computing and Analytics Will Bring Big Changes

Carla O'Dell's picture

Cognitive computing will be as disruptive to organizations in the next decade as social media was in the last. Maybe more. 

Cognitive computing, along with its engines machine learning and predictive analytics, will radically transform the way we interact with content and each other in our digital lives. Content management, collaboration and the entire search experience will change and become more personal, more customized, and more automated.

How the Internet of Things and Big Data Impact the Supply Chain

Andrea Stroud's picture

Big data and Internet of Things (IoT) are changing how organizations are operating their supply chains. Organizations are learning new ways to collect, share, and use data to understand their customers and make better strategic business decisions.

Supply Chain Management Priorities for 2016

Becky Partida's picture

We’re already in the second month of 2016. Budgets and strategies are set for the year, which means organizations have set the tone for how the next few months will play out. What do supply chain management professionals think about the direction their organizations are taking in 2016? APQC is conducting a survey on this topic, and the early results are interesting.

So “Algorithm” Is NOT a Musical Term? The New Vocabulary of Analytics

Michael Sims's picture

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the phrase “data and analytics”? For me, it’s numbers. Numbers being crunched, twisted, and spit out by a large mainframe computer in a heavily air-conditioned room.

What did you think about?

Attracting Millennials to a Career in Supply Chain

Becky Partida's picture

Much has been made of getting Millennials to see supply chain as a rewarding career option. Efforts such as the 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars recognition program promote the career possibilities of recent graduates entering the supply chain field. These programs also highlight the potential of younger professionals.

How to Make Running Your Business Look Easy: Analytics at Netflix

Michael Sims's picture

I confess that I have a burning passion for movies.  I constantly seek out new movies to watch and I am always at least somewhat (and often very) distracted if a movie happens to be playing wherever I am.  My girlfriend knows this and, quite kindly, acts as a second set of eyes out there for me, helping me make sure that I don’t miss out on any great films.

How Do Organizations Attract Supply Chain Talent?

Becky Partida's picture

Attracting talent to the supply chain field has and continues to be a hot topic among organizations as many supply chain professionals prepare to retire. A couple of years ago an APQC study revealed that 67 percent of surveyed organizations had made talent management initiatives a top priority in their supply chain functions.

Supply Chain IT Risk: How Organizations Manage It

Becky Partida's picture

Risks to IT systems and their potential effects on the supply chain have been of concern for organizations, and this shows no signs of going away. A 2014 APQC study showed that many organizations have experienced some kind of IT disruption that affected the supply chain and that organizational leaders are concerned about a variety of IT disruption risks.

That same study indicated organizations use different practices to manage risk, including:

How Saatva's Logistics Changed The Mattress Industry

Haley Carroll's picture

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, retail e-commerce sales for the 3rd quarter of 2015 were 7.4% of total retail sales—a 15.4% increase from the same quarter a year ago. What does this mean for the traditional brick-and-mortar retailers? It means they are facing stiff competition from organizations with shorter, faster, and cheaper supply chains.

Millennials in the Supply Chain: From One Millennial to Another

Andrea Stroud's picture

Last month, I had the pleasure of co-presenting at WTG’s 13th Annual Logistics and Supply Chain Summit with Oliver York, replenishment analyst within product order management for The Coca-Cola Company, for a session on incorporating Millennials into the supply chain field.