Blockchain, IoT, data and robotics "game changers" for supply chain industry in 2018
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Blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), data and robotics all promise to "game changes" for the supply chain industry in 2018.
That's according to industry expert, Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group Inc, who believes manufacturers and distributors will be focused on automation and leveraging technologies to achieve scalable and profitable growth this year.
"Based on discussions with clients and supply chain professionals, 2018's demand will far outpace the recent past and remind us of Y2K. More reason for businesses to look at their supply chain holistically," Anderson said.
"Robotics, IoT (Internet of Things) and predictive analytics will surge. The strategic use of data is becoming a game changer, and blockchain has vast potential to transform high-value, transaction-intense, global industries," she continued.
The upside is opportunity for those willing to invest with an eye to strategy. "It is, however, creating an even larger skills gap for highly-skilled supply chain resources. Those companies who get ahead of this curve will have a strategic advantage. Yet, the priority remains the same, the customer," she said.
New speakers announced for Procurement & Supply Chain Live
Two leading executives in supply chain transformation have been confirmed for this year's Procurement & Supply Chain Live event.
Procurement & Supply Chain Live is the perfect opportunity to hear from prominent executives at the world’s leading procurement and supply chain businesses. The event will be streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London via the leading networking platform Brella.
The three-day show, running 28-30 September 2021, is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats.
We take a look at the latest additions to the already amazing lineup of speakers announced so far, and what they will bring to the flagship event.
VP Global Supply Chain at Macmillan Education Ltd
Shaun Plunkett has over 30 years of supply chain leadership experience in FMCG, entertainment and media sectors, supporting multi-billion euro businesses including Universal Music, EMI, Sony Music, Harper Collins and Associated British Foods. He has a track record of successfully delivering transformational change coupled with award winning operating models and developing and coaching global teams. Plunkett says that challenging the status quo is at the heart of what drives him on a daily basis - and encouraging others to continuously push the boundaries.
Read more about Plunkett’s involvement in Macmillan Education’s supply chain transformation HERE
Digital Transformation Lead, Oracle UK and Board Member, CILT at Macmillan Education Ltd
Vikram Singla is digital transformation director at Oracle, UK. He helps supply chain and finance business leaders leverage technology to deliver meaningful business outcomes for their organisations. He also serves on the board if CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) – UK and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Anglian Ruskin University. Singla has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, and in global supply chain transformation, including deploying business transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms. In his spare time, Singla is a passionate brand ambassador for Cancer Research.
Plunkett and Singla join a growing line-up of speakers, including: Sheri R. Hinish, IBM; Robert Copeland, G4S; Daniel Weise, BCG; Mark Bromley, Mastercard; David Loseby, Rolls Royce; and Ninian Wilson, Vodafone Procurement Company.