Artificial Intelligence (AI)

How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Used in Your Supply Chain

Posted: 02/12/2020 - 04:33
Using Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has now invaded how industries operate in more ways than we can count and know. It has developed into a welcome (and now necessary) addition to boost efficiency, sharpen forecasts and speed up certain processes. Any company that sells a product has a supply chain, which is the network of all the stakeholders involved in the creation and distribution of a certain product, and any supply chain can benefit from AI.

This Isn’t Your Father’s Outsourcer

Posted: 12/13/2019 - 05:02
This Isn’t Your Father’s Outsourcer
Technology transformation is not only having a major impact on industries around the globe, but it is also helping to shape the future of IT outsourcing. I recently came across an article written by Deloitte principals in CIO Journal, “Five Forces Shaping Outsourcing for Tomorrow,” that touched on the prerequisites for an effective outsourcing model for digital transformation services and solutions in today’s business environment.

U.S. vs. U.K.: Will employees “fight or flight” when facing economic uncertainty?

Posted: 09/27/2019 - 05:01
U.S. vs. U.K.: Will employees “fight or flight” when facing economic uncertainty?
The human tendency in the face of economic uncertainty is, understandably, to cling to a role out of fear of being last-in, first-out elsewhere. With flip-flopping headlines in the U.S. giving workers whiplash – one day the market sentiment is bull, the next it’s bear – worker anxiety is manifesting in the labor market as expected: employees are staying put and prioritizing job security. 
 

Innovations in Third Party Management: Sprint Corporation and Ivalua

Posted: 09/12/2019 - 23:10
Innovations in Third Party Management: Sprint Corporation and Ivalua

Can you outline why your team embarked on this project and the problem that needed to be solved?

We embarked on the project as part of our larger digital transformation journey. In this case, we were seeking a configurable a flexible procurement platform to:  
(1) Manage our sourcing, contracting and other procurement projects;  
(2) Conduct masterful sourcing events (RFXs and eAuctions); and  
(3) Take advantage of other functionality like spend analytics to mine additional opportunities.   

Cognitive Automation: The Next Panacea or Evil Job Bandit?

Posted: 07/16/2019 - 00:37
While it’s impossible to predict exactly what the future holds as more enterprises and service providers adopt cognitive automation to improve many of their manual processes, reading the tea leaves—or better yet—looking at actual early use cases suggests it’s both: job thievery and, if not a panacea, some fairly drastic improvements in efficiency and quality results. 
 

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