The Future of Supply Chain is…

We asked people what the future of supply chain looks like and heard some answers that we think are spot-on. Bristlecone can show you that the future of supply chain is here today.

Bristlecone PULSE at MIT - 2018 Highlights

It's not easy to summarize three days of the most educational and inspiring supply chain event on the planet in less than three minutes … but that doesn't mean we didn't try.

What Comes to Mind When You Think of Bristlecone?

People describe us as innovative, intelligent, forward-thinking and responsive. Our customers call us partners. They say we make a difference. Customers and friends of Bristlecone, thank you!

Pulse 2018 - Pulse Experience

Bristlecone Pulse brings together industry and academia, people with diverse experiences and skillsets who share a common vision. Attendees describe it as educational, engaging and fun.

Pulse 2018 - If you were a vegetable…

We talk a lot about supply chains. It's what we're passionate about. But who says we can't mix it up every now and then? See how Pulse attendees reacted when we asked an unusual question.

Disruption Within the Industry – Noah Dominik, SPS COMMERCE

Noah Dominik, senior director of customer success operations at SPS Commerce, has spent the past 15 years helping retailers bridge the ever-evolving physical-digital divide. In this presentation, he shares insights into how businesses can embrace retail’s new normal and evolve their ecosystem to meet the demands and buying behaviors of today’s consumer.

Welcome to The Boston Innovation Ecosystem – RON SPANGLER, MIT

Ron Spangler welcomed Pulse attendees to the MIT campus with an introduction to the "Boston Innovation Ecosystem." With so many forward-thinking businesses establishing a foothold in Boston, and MIT's long heritage of turning ideas into products and creating the next generation of entrepreneurs, "the future," said Spangler, "is being built in Boston."

Digital Business Model – STEPHANIE WOERNER, MIT

Stephanie Woerner, author and MIT researcher, educates businesses on what it takes to succeed in the digital economy. "Digital transformation is not really about digital," she says. "It's really about reinventing yourself – your business model, your culture, your people." In this presentation, Stephanie take a case study approach to sharing her knowledge.

Panel Discussion – Gartner, Mahindra, Toshiba, Cepheid

Alex Pradhan, senior principal research analyst on Gartner's Supply Chain Planning and Core Research team, moderated an informative panel discussion focused primarily on supply chain transformation best practices and challenges. The panel tackled such topics as aligning strategy and implementation, managing change, and balancing culture with innovation.

Supply Chain Visibility – Linda Morris, TOSHIBA

Toshiba's Linda Morris, vice president of business operations and supply chain management, discusses how the company streamlined business processes after a series of mergers and acquisitions, when the American subsidiary was spun off from the parent. She also discusses how Bristlecone helped Toshiba overcome supply chain visibility challenges.