Monthly Archives: March 2012

Refresh Your Supply Chain – Have a Coke and a Smile

Coca-Cola is a globally recognized brand, and the company consistently delivers its products. Their scale is huge and the territories they cover vary from congested urban settings to remote rural areas. Clearly, this company knows a thing or two about … Continue reading

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Amazon buys army of robots

From CNN: “Amazon is buying Kiva Systems, a manufacturer of bright orange robots that scuttle around warehouses filling orders, for $775 million. The all-cash deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter, will be Amazon’s (AMZN, Fortune 500) … Continue reading

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RILA and Auburn University Release Third Annual State of the Retail Supply Chain Report

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) in partnership with Auburn University and with sponsorship from Accenture, released the third annual State of The Retail Supply Chain Report today. The report findings reveal a heightened urgency by retailers and supply chain … Continue reading

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IBM Beefing Up for Matrix Commerce in 2012

In the past two months, IBM has made three strategic moves that bolster its SmarterCommerce portfolio. Acquisitions of Emptoris and Demandtec expanded sourcing and pricing portfolios while the new version of IBM ILOG LogicNet Plus XE further enhances supply chain … Continue reading

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