Since RFID still seems to
be a major issue, we will continue to feature articles on its impact
to the supply chain. But on a larger scale, what we are witnessing
is a major change in how technology, and specifically the application
industry as we know it, will change.
First, a major explosion on data transactions,
transmissions etc. over converged devices and applications (routers,
applications on the internet) will be the main focus of supply
chain implementations—Intelligence in your hand—person
to person. Read about it here.
And, at the core,
will be On-Demand technology. License sales—gone!
If you don’t agree with me, think about how you download
music—by the song. Phone services. Ok, they require a subscription,
but switching costs are really low—and all the code is on
And the devices are getting more powerful and richer in their
So, we have several articles and events to address these. We recently
completed our On-Demand report, and we will host a webinar to
review these issues.Our ongoing series on
RFID continues as well, with an RFID for Defense, followed
by an Advanced RFID elearning session.
Recently I read Lance Armstrong’s book Every
There are too many quotes to share, so many stick out; but for
Supply Chain people, here is one that rings true:
"If you truly invest in yourself, in your
team, you guarantee yourself a return on investment, and that’s
a big competitive advantage over less-committed teams....What’s
smarter, to invest or spend? Investment implies a longer term commitment—it’s
not shallow or ephemeral...and gets ...a long term return".
Next month we will have new columns from our ever-growing ChainLink
Keep investing in yourself—keep