Supply Chain
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7/25/2017

AmerisourceBergen has updated its business principles to focus on purpose, said CEO Steven Collis. "Building healthier futures is the lens through which we will evaluate all that we do," he said.

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7/25/2017

There's been a lot of change in logistics, but health care supply chain excellence still starts with understanding the value stream, says Cardinal Health's Scott Nelson. "The biggest changes I've observed are a greater focus on capital deployment and speed (leadtime reduction) of the supply chain, the impact of digitalization and mobile technology, and globalization of the supply chain," he says.

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7/25/2017

Henry Schein Medical's revised e-commerce site is the last of Henry Schein's five sites to be introduced in an initiative that began in February. The e-commerce site also offers other services.

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7/25/2017

Manufacturers who avoid cloud-based enterprise resource planning systems can miss out on cost savings and improved scalability, writes Cameron Ackbury of Deskera. Potential customers often wrongly fear, for example, that they will have to rewrite custom-coded applications, he writes.

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Manufacturing Global
7/25/2017

This article discusses the potential benefits of using manufacturing execution systems in a variety of factory settings. Such systems are increasingly connected rather than standalone, says Stephen Brown of Siemens PLM Software.

7/25/2017

Forecast accuracy has its place, but excluding concurrent planning in favor of trying to achieve perfection puts manufacturers at risk, writes Alexa Cheater of Kinaxis. Building supply chain responsiveness is critical to preparing for the inevitable supplier breakdown or natural disaster, she writes.

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7/25/2017

Cisco warned in a recent report that cybersecurity issues are growing worse, with "destruction of service" the worst-case scenario. Forty percent of manufacturers surveyed for the report said they did not have formal security policies, David Greenfield writes.

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7/25/2017

More than 85% of respondents to a PricewaterhouseCoopers and Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation survey already have services or products incorporating the internet of things or are developing such offerings.

7/25/2017

Edge analytics can improve the usefulness of internet of things data gathered in the cloud, write Andy Howard and Andrew Hopkins of Accenture. This includes prescriptive and predictive analyses.

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7/25/2017

Toby Gooley writes that supply chain technology could be moving too fast and that it's important to consider the consequences before such rapid advancement continues. Gooley looks at a recent presentation from John Phillips of PepsiCo at the Supply Chain Executive Conference, in which numerous technological advancements were discussed, including in-store robotics, Amazon Go and self-piloting aircraft.