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Why Should You Care About Blockchain and IoT?
  • Why Should You Care About Blockchain and IoT?

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    Over the last 2 years, the hype around blockchain has cooled down significantly and IoT continues to penetrate everything we do. Our use case research has found over 400 significant business implementations in just about every industry and it is expected that the 12 billion IoT devices in 2020 will grow to 25 billion by 2025. The World Economic Form believes that Blockchain and IoT has the potential to reduce cost in global GDP by $3-5 trillion over the next 6 years. I believe that number is understated.

     So, why should you care? …Read More

    This entry was posted in Blockchain IoT, Business Transformation, Manufacturing and Distribution, Supply Chain Optimization, on July 13, 2019
  • Digital Supply Chain Technology …… Are you leveraging it to the fullest?

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    “The world is a supply chain, every company has one and its backbone is technology.”

    We just finished supply chain optimization projects for two middle market CPG companies. In one of the projects, we created programs that will reduce inventory by $15M and annual operating costs by $2.5M (You can read the case study here). …Read More

    This entry was posted in Cost Takeout, Information Technology, Supply Chain Optimization, on May 10, 2019
  • Case Study in Sales, Inventory, Operations Planning (SIOP) Process Improvement

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    Situation Analysis

    A $400M per year consumer products company was experiencing problems with their Sales, Inventory, Operations Planning ( SIOP or S&OP ) process. Lead times for product were excessive and the supply chain wasn’t responsive enough to serve the needs of its markets. Inventory had swelled 25% to over $70M. This was due to their business processes not being able to …Read More

    This entry was posted in Case Studies, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Manufacturing and Distribution, Supply Chain Optimization, on May 6, 2019
  • Digital Technology as a Strategic Asset

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    Companies today increasingly recognize Digital Technology and IT infrastructure as a strategic asset that provides companies with the ability to effectively compete in its’ marketplace – an observation underscored by the Nash KPMG 2017 CIO Survey finding that CIOs sit on 62% of executive boards as opposed to 38% in 2005.  While their relative importance varies slightly from year to year, the C-Suite charter for Digital Technology consistently features the following items: …Read More

    This entry was posted in Blockchain IoT, Business Transformation, Information Technology, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, Total Cost of Ownership, on April 19, 2019
  • 12 Purchasing Best Practices

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    Purchasing Best Practices were important to two supply chain optimization projects we recently completed for a University and a $400M manufacturer of consumer products. All companies purchase goods and services and have various organization structures, business processes and technology backbones for handling it.  In both projects, these were significantly different from each other. Irrespective …Read More

    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing and Distribution, Supply Chain Optimization, on April 14, 2019
  • The Need for Technology Succession Planning

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    Most organizations do Leadership Succession Planning at some level of effectiveness. Very little has been written about the need for incorporating technology succession planning and while technology leadership is part of the standard succession planning model, little is done about succession planning and skills development for subject matter experts, their supporting teams and successive upgrades and new technologies. Teams …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Information Technology, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, Talent Management, on February 10, 2019
  • What is a “ Brown Paper Exercise “ and What is its’ Value?

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    Here are some facts to consider when deciding to add the Brown Paper Exercise to a Value Stream Mapping Project:

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    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, on December 20, 2018
  • Where Did My Lettuce Come From? – This Question Needs an Answer!

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    The Washington Post published an article about the outbreak of E. coli in lettuce on April 20th that stated: “Although the exact source hasn’t been identified, federal health officials have said information indicates that the contaminated lettuce was grown in …Read More

    This entry was posted in Blockchain IoT, Manufacturing and Distribution, Supply Chain Optimization, on April 28, 2018
  • Group50® Consulting announces Scioebc™ the first Blockchain product powered by THINaër, the end-to-end platform for the Internet of Things

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    By Jim Gitney

    April 17, 2018

     Los Angeles, CA – Group50 announced today the launch of Scioebc™, a next generation supply chain product  that utilizes the blockchain and is powered by THINaër, an IoT platform building The Internet of People, Places and ThingsSM. …Read More

    This entry was posted in Blockchain IoT, Business Transformation, Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Distribution, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, on April 17, 2018
  • Are Your Digital Technology Platforms and Information Technology Processes Aligned With Your Business? – 8 Questions You Need to Answer

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    Middle market companies are challenged with leveraging their investments in Digital technology and IT infrastructure.  Their systems are typically a patchwork quilt of software and hardware products that have been bolted together.  They need systems that are scalable, sustainable, cost effective, available 24×7, …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Information Technology, Strategic Execution, Supply Chain Optimization, on October 17, 2017
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