Creating Agile And Lean Supply Chains
Blockchain in Transportation : Supply chains are linking together markets at a global level.
The global supply chain is complex, opaque, slow, and inefficient, subject to high levels of fraud and regularly incurring significant losses.
There are multiple opportunities for supply chain stakeholders for digitization to create agile and lean supply chains than can be more resilient, flexible, integrated, adaptive, and sustainable.
Benefits that make blockchain attractive: visibility, transparency, immutability, security, trust, automation, optimization, intelligence, etc., providing benefits of enhanced transparency, greater scalability and reduced risks.
Susan Beardslee, Principal Analyst at ABI Research, provides global intelligent transportation and e-freight research coverage, including commercial vehicle telematics, heavy duty and agriculture equipment technologies and multi-modal service models.
She leads research on emerging areas such as analytics, prognostics, and over-the-air (OTA) updates, Freight as a Service (FaaS), gateways and electrification.
Susan's background includes relevant experience in embedded technologies and IoT, advanced automotive, transport, and UAVs.
She previously worked for Intel and ON Semiconductor and held a variety of positions with other semiconductor manufacturers and suppliers.
She assumed roles in market research, as well as strategy, operations management, competitive analysis, and IT, including cybersecurity management.
Susan holds a B.S. in Marketing, as well as an M.B.A with a focus on Supply Chain from Arizona State University.