The top five stories filed under Technology on Supply Chain Dive in 2017 showed a heavy preference for features on Big Data and blockchain. While "Big Data" and "blockchain" may be buzzwords in the supply chain industry, they're clearly having an impact.
That's why blockchain won Supply Chain Dive's Buzzword of the Year Award, and that's why Supply Chain Dive published an in-depth feature explaining why Big Data matters to supply chains.
Over the past year, we've seen dozens of companies join blockchain alliances and even hold conferences and webinars to explain why businesses need blockchain. At two of the biggest supply chain conferences this year, CSCMP and APICS, more than one session was devoted to explaining why blockchain is so important for supply chains.
Not to be outdone, Big Data still promises to provide companies with richer insights to streamline and improve their supply chains and S&OP departments. Data analytics startups like ClearMetal and ThinkSCM and new analytics tools from US Bank and Truckstop.com are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to supply chain managers' obssession with data.
These stories' pageviews prove those trends. Check out the top five technology stories of the year below.
Recent advances in technology have enabled supply chains to unlock the last layer of Big Data application: delivering insights through automated analysis.Read More >>
ERP updates can be bumpy, but big companies with outdated IT systems are especially susceptible. Read More >>
While some companies joined blockchain alliances, a software provider enabled companies to access blockchain tech via the cloud.Read More >>
This feature explores some of the ways supply chains have shifted to accommodate important data. Read More >>
An executive advisor offers his opinion as to why decentralizing supply chains is so important, and how blockchain can help. Read More >>