Technology in Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Book description

Technology in Supply Chain Management and Logistics: Current Practice and Future Applications analyzes the implications of these technologies in a variety of supply chain settings, including block chain, Internet of Things (IoT), inventory optimization, and medical supply chain. This book outlines how technologies are being utilized for product planning, materials management and inventory, transportation and distribution, workflow, maintenance, the environment, and in health and safety. Readers will gain a better understanding of the implications of these technologies with respect to value creation, operational effectiveness, investment level, technical migration and general industry acceptance.

In addition, the book features case studies, providing a real-world look at supply chain technology implementations, their necessary training requirements, and how these new technologies integrate with existing business technologies.

  • Identifies emerging supply chain technologies and trends in technology acceptance and utilization levels across various industry sectors
  • Assists professionals with technology investment decisions, procurement, best values, and how they can be utilized for logistics operations
  • Features videos showing technology application, including optimization software, cloud computing, mobility, 3D printing, autonomous vehicles, drones and machine learning

Table of contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of contributors
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. Abstract
  8. Chapter 2. Technologies in supply chain management and logistics
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Supply chain business trends
    4. Motivation for supply chain technology investments
    5. Vendor interviews
    6. Supply chain technology areas
    7. Study findings
    8. Summary
    9. Future vision
    10. References
    11. You Tube Videos
  9. Chapter 3. Impact of exponential technologies on global supply chain management
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Literature review
    4. Identification and implications of exponential technologies in global supply chain
    5. Technology adoption
    6. Technology providers
    7. Barriers, challenges, and limitations
    8. Summary
    9. Acknowledgments
    10. References
    11. Further reading
  10. Chapter 4. The supply blockchain: integrating blockchain technology within supply chain operations
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. How it works
    4. Comparison of blockchain platforms
    5. Blockchain benefits
    6. Use cases in vertical markets
    7. Smart contracts
    8. Supply chain use cases
    9. Blockchain standards efforts
    10. Blockchain caveats
    11. Prescription for blockchain
    12. Summary and conclusion
    13. References
  11. Chapter 5. Technologies for dealing with error in supply chain planning
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Murphy’s law
    4. ERP software
    5. Inventory planning by stock-keeping unit level for every location
    6. Science of inventory optimization
    7. The science of inventory optimization components for planning a perfect order
    8. Additional essential capabilities of a world-class inventory optimization solution
    9. Key capabilities of a world-class replenishment optimization solution
    10. Operational questions your inventory and replenishment optimization solutions should be able to answer dynamically
    11. References
    12. Further reading
  12. Chapter 6. Emerging technologies in the health-care supply chain
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Background
    4. Typical organization of the health-care supply chain
    5. Impact of new technologies on the health-care supply chain
    6. References
    7. Further reading
  13. Chapter 7. The emergence of new containers in cold chain
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Concepts for new containers
    4. Impacts of new containers on cold chain
    5. Case studies of the effects of the new containers on the cold chain
    6. Growth potential for controlled atmosphere containers
    7. Conclusion
    8. Reference
    9. Further reading
  14. Chapter 8. Unlocking digital innovation: guiding principles for driving digital technology in the supply chain
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. The digital supply chain
    4. What is innovation
    5. Barriers to innovation
    6. Innovation philosophy
    7. Innovation techniques
    8. Appraising innovation efforts
    9. Innovation roadmap
    10. Innovation culture
    11. Conclusions
    12. References
  15. Chapter 9. Case studies of supply chain technology implementation
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Company 1 results
    4. Company 2 results
    5. Company 3 results
    6. Company 4 results
    7. Company 5 results
    8. Benco dental
    9. Stuller settings
    10. Steel pipe and supply
    11. Conclusions
  16. Chapter 10. Technology in supply-chain management and logistics: what does the future hold?
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Whats and whys of the change: implications
    4. Top eight supply-chain technology trends for 2018
    5. Supply chain technology: universities and companies
    6. Focus group methodology
    7. Supply chain and technology—now and the future
    8. Conclusion
    9. References
  17. Index

Product information

  • Title: Technology in Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Author(s): Anthony M. Pagano, Matthew Liotine
  • Release date: September 2019
  • Publisher(s): Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780128162811