Technology in Supply Chain Management and Logistics: Current Practice and Future Applications analyzes the implications of these technologies in a variety of supply chain settings, including block chain, Internet of Things (IoT), inventory optimization, and medical supply chain. This book outlines how technologies are being utilized for product planning, materials management and inventory, transportation and distribution, workflow, maintenance, the environment, and in health and safety. Readers will gain a better understanding of the implications of these technologies with respect to value creation, operational effectiveness, investment level, technical migration and general industry acceptance.
In addition, the book features case studies, providing a real-world look at supply chain technology implementations, their necessary training requirements, and how these new technologies integrate with existing business technologies.
- Identifies emerging supply chain technologies and trends in technology acceptance and utilization levels across various industry sectors
- Assists professionals with technology investment decisions, procurement, best values, and how they can be utilized for logistics operations
- Features videos showing technology application, including optimization software, cloud computing, mobility, 3D printing, autonomous vehicles, drones and machine learning
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About this Book
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Anthony M. Pagano, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management and Logistics www.supply-chain.uic.edu at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The author or coauthor of over 150 books, articles, technical reports, and papers presented at professional meetings. In 2006, he served as President of the Transportation Research Forum, which is one of the oldest transportation professional organizations in the US. He also was the co-founder and Co-General Editor of the Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, which publishes articles of interest to academics, policy makers and practitioners.
Matthew Liotine, Ph.D. is a professor in Information and Decision Sciences in the College of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he teaches and does research in the field of operations management, supply science and analytics. He is also Vice President of BLR Research, a management consulting firm that advises enterprises in the areas of strategic planning, operations improvement and technology innovation.