By now, most of us have heard about Bitcoin, a digital currency that divides opinion in the finance sector. But while Bitcoin is alternately being hailed as the future or decried as a fraud, its underlying blockchain technology is the real treasure for other industries.
So what are the potential applications for blockchain in the supply chain environment?
If you’re anyone other than Amazon, it might feel like you’re constantly behind the curve of advances in fulfillment technology. Whether it’s robots and drones or Big Data and cloud computing, the rapid evolution of supply chain tech makes it tough to keep up with your reading on the subject, let alone actually taking action that could benefit your business.
We recently held a webinar to explore the fundamental elements of order fulfillment. Capacity’s co-founder and CSO Thom Campbell identified five key areas to focus on if you truly want to develop a fulfillment process that keeps customers coming back to your business time and time again.
All this week we’ll be bringing you a selection of the vast (and we do mean V–A–S–T) array of electronics on display at CES 2015.
Capacity LLC’s Chief Strategy Office and co-founder Thom Campbell left the wintry weather on the East coast and successfully made his way to Las Vegas yesterday, ready to talk logistics tech with anyone facing supply chain challenges in the coming year.
We’ll be bringing you his best photo-journalism here, but for the deeper discussion around supply chain technology you’ll need to track down Thom at the event itself.
“Planning is bringing the future into the present, so that you can do something about it now.”
More than ever, technology requires us to consider what will happen tomorrow, today. Though supply chain operations are rooted in proven, reliable systems, technology is inextricably linked to logistics and drives rapid change here just as much as it does in other industries.
Next week we’ll be at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) in Las Vegas, all set to take in the next big trends in tech. We’re also eager to talk to technology-oriented companies about how our advanced EDI and order systems enhance supply chains just like yours, driving quicker delivery lead times and cutting waste from the fulfillment process.
Just as tech companies need to keep on the cutting edge of their market, logistics providers like us must stay up to speed on the latest, greatest ways to move your products seamlessly through the supply chain and out to your customers as efficiently as possible. It’s the base that great technology brands are built on.
What happens, for example, if your customer wants your product so much that they’re pay a premium to have it delivered to their door within the hour?
That’s not the future, it’s on offer today in New York City from Master & Dynamic, a top of the range audio technology brand with whom we work to satisfy customer demand almost instantaneously. It’s the cutting edge of order fulfillment technology that everyone from local business to global e-commerce companies like Amazon are eagerly pursuing as a standard service.
Same-day and even within-the-hour delivery?
That’s instant gratification for a grateful customer, but that’s the kind of spontaneity that requires extensive planning and precision execution on your part!
If you’ll be at CES 2015 as well – or if you could simply use some help bringing your supply chain up to speed for 2015 – we’d love to talk to you about the latest supply chain technology. Let’s have a conversation that makes you rethink the old adage “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” These are solutions that you’ll want to take home and talk about.