BREAKING THE SILENCE ON TRANSPORTATION AND THE CLIMATE

TONY DUTZIK | May 6, 2016

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Twenty-five years ago this spring, I was a fresh-faced undergrad at Penn State enrolled in a course on existential threats to civilization, including climate change. We knew then (and yes, with a reasonable degree of certainty we did know) that emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases were causing the earth to warm in ways that could prove catastrophic.

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Tracking Fixed Assets Across the Modern Supply Chain

Article | February 13, 2020

Fixed assets, comprised of high value, long-term use inventory, can cost $260,000 per hour in unplanned production downtime if mismanaged. Common enterprise asset management challenges include inaccurate data, lack of visibility, timeliness, costly downtime and inability to scale. Modern asset tracking software can drive operational efficiency and oversight, even across dispersed geographies.

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Observations on Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain Market

Article | February 18, 2020

With 2020 well underway, it’s a great time to pick a hot industry topic and subject it to a “state of the state” evaluation. And where better to start than Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the supply chain market? During this frothy, buzzword-laden phrase, we’ve seen a lot of shiny objects competing to exploit legitimate excitement around Artificial Intelligence, and in the process they may be creating confusion. Exhibit A: AI-powered yoga pants. Exhibit B: the realistic but totally fake human faces created by generative adversarial networks (GANs).

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How Will 3D and 4D Printing Change Your Supply Chain?

Article | March 2, 2020

At the beginning of Terminator 2, Sarah Connor has a surreal moment when she realizes she must trust her previous nemesis, played by Schwarzenegger, to protect her son from a newer-version Terminator sent back by Skynet to kill her child. The audience already knows Schwarzenegger’s model 101 Terminator android is outmatched. The newer T-1000 prototype is made from a ‘mimetic polyalloy,’ a liquid metal that can change shape at will. As incredible as Schwarzenegger’s Terminator might be, the audience realizes this new machine is far superior, and that Sarah and John are doomed.

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Supply Chain Sustainability: If a leopard can’t change its spots, can supply chains ever be sustainable?

Article | March 9, 2020

They say a leopard can’t change its spots but if they could, how would they change them? What color would the spots be? Would they even want to change them at all? While these are purely hypothetical questions, the phrase “a leopard can never change its spots” has got me thinking how this also applies to world of supply chains. However, let’s start by addressing what supply chains have in common with leopards. While the shape, size and how many spots a leopard has varies from leopard to leopard, all leopards have spots. The same applies to the supply chain.

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