In today’s digitally transformative world, the impact and advent of technology as an enabler rather than as a mere logistical tool is an established fact. Innovative solutions that use IoT and cloud services to store, analyse and disseminate data have created widespread disruption across industry sectors and have also been the impetus behind continued research. Given this scenario, organisations (both private and government) have looked to integrate autonomous technologies in particular, into their operations to maximise the possible impact on efficiency and innovation. Many sectors the world over have successfully used autonomous technologies, particularly those related to manufacturing, mining and automotive.The rise of autonomous automotiveTechnology adoption by the automotive sector has mainly centred around the concept of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and the efforts to make them a more viable form of transport. A government report estimates that the connected and autonomous … [Read more...] about Road to an autonomous future: How autonomous technologies are improving efficiency and safety
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By Jerry Arellano, Guest columnist Published 3:38 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 In San Antonio, nearly 80 percent of graduates from the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District stay in the Bexar County region after graduating to continue their education or enter the workforce. Exploring future economic growth in San Antonio is vital toward determining what job opportunities might be available for our students in the next few years. That’s why Palo Alto College has continually offered academic programs over the past 30 years that provide students with foundational skills applicable to a variety of fields and industries. Today, the college offers transfer degrees, and more than 50 specialized associate degrees and certificates in technical programs that inlude administrative computer technology, business management, computer information systems, cosmetology, energy technology, industrial technology, landscape and horticultural science, logistics and supply … [Read more...] about Column: Education is paramount for long-term success
You can start a career in supply chain management (SCM) with a bachelor’s degree, but if you’re looking to climb the ladder and push your career forward, you will want to explore a master’s degree in the field. SCM is becoming an important role in multiple industries, including retail, manufacturing, technology and the federal government.If you want to expand your expertise and get ahead of the competition, here are the top ten schools where you can get a master’s degree in supply chain management, according to data from Best Colleges.University of Southern CaliforniaThe University of Southern California offers a Master of Science in global supply chain management degree as a part-time program, which can be completed in 16 months. Courses take place online, but you’ll travel to Los Angeles for the first week for orientation and for another week to Singapore, or another specified location. These “experiential trips” include ground transport, … [Read more...] about 10 best graduate programs for supply chain management
The world today has evolved into a massive digital network, and it’s an ongoing battle for many organizations to stay connected and in communication with their trading partner networks. This complex nature of global business means technologies and requirements change without notice, and just when companies think they’ve found a tool that will work for them, a new requirement emerges.This also means supply chains are more global and connected than ever before, and just as complex given the rapid adoption of IoT-connected devices, RFID chips, GPS tracking, and other modern technologies. However, legacy systems supporting these networks often don’t integrate with one another and create organizational data silos. Central visibility into the information flowing within and beyond the four walls of an organization is limited, and gaining clearer insights into your supply chain cannot happen organically.And that’s too bad, because across the connected supply … [Read more...] about Digital transformation for the connected supply chain
The footprints of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems seem to overlap — they both handle contacts and companies and lots of details about orders. Indeed, several ERP vendors claim that CRM, HR and the scheduling of executive golf outings are part of the ERP domain. Consequently, there is sufficient vagueness and confusion on these topics to …ahem… cloud the issue. Since there’s not much confusion about who uses ERP vs. CRM systems, let’s start there. The main users of CRM systems are in the sales and support organizations – they are ultimately customer-facing and they don’t do the actual work of producing and fulfilling orders (they just yell at the people who do that). In contrast, the ERP users are focused on the process and logistics of producing the widgets: factory managers, production schedulers, buyers, supply chain types and finance types. ERP users are … [Read more...] about CRM vs ERP: What’s the difference and which do you need?