The Bigger Problem to Solve in Supply Chains Today

Kevin O’Meara, Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain at Shaw Industries, tweeted the following comment recently: "Message for my [venture capital]/Angel investor friends: As a practitioner, I don’t need any more visibility tools (project44/ FourKites fill the need) and no more news/data sources (Sonar gives me everything I need). I need more trucks, trailers, drivers, containers, and ships. Everyone is focused on data and software, but that is no longer the problem. That void has been filled well by those [vendors cited] above. It is the ‘hard assets’ that is the problem in supply chain and I . . .

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