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The Fashion Supply Chain Is Broken

By Brian Laung Aoaeh and Lisa Morales-Hellebo Originally published at www.refashiond.com on October 14, 2018. Authors’ Note: This is the first in a series of six articles about problems and opportunities in global supply chains, with a focus on the fashion industry. This article frames the problem. The next article will delve into a historical analyses of […]

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#CountDown: 11 Days To #TNYSCM06: Convergence Across the New Apparel Supply Chain

We’re now just a little over a week away from The New York Supply Chain Meetup’s sixth gathering. The purpose of this post is to outline our plans for that event, and preview what we expect to do in June. We’re still in the early days of building this community, so much of this is subject to […]

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#CountDown: 3 Days to #TNYSCM04 – Supply Chain & Artificial Intelligence

We’re now less than a week from The New York Supply Chain Meetup’s fourth gathering. The purpose of this post is to outline our plans for that event, and preview what we expect to do between now and June 2018 . . . We’re still in the early days of building this community, so much of this is subject to […]

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#ChainReaction: Who Will Own The Age of Cryptocurrencies?

Notes: This blog post represents my opinions only. My first blog post in the #ChainReaction Series is #ChainReaction: Notes on Centralized, Decentralized, and Distributed Systems. As I read The History of Money, I have started understanding the monetary and currency systems of the past. It is becoming clear to me that we are inevitably going to […]

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#CountDown: 8 Days to a Minimum Viable Launch

After a few years of thinking about startups building software for trucking and shipping, and more recently, distributed ledgers and supply chains, on August 23, I thought to myself “I really should attend the supply chain meetup in NY.” I was surprised to discover that no such thing existed. So, without thinking, I took out my […]

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Update #01: White Paper | Towards A Supply Chain Operating System

  This update identifies areas of supply chain technology that will be sufficiently well served by existing relational database management systems, and enterprise resource planning systems. It also outlines areas of supply chain that distributed databases or ledgers are more suited for. Lastly, to avoid confusion Nahum Goldmann’s contact information is provided at the end. […]

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#UnderConstruction | Why A Supply Chain Meetup in New York?

The goal of this blog post is to explain why I believe strongly that New York Needs A Supply Chain Meetup. You can join The New York Supply Chain Meetup here. By many estimates, supply chain inefficiencies impose significant overhead costs on corporations, and on the world as a whole. When one reads about the […]

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White Paper | Towards A Supply Chain Operating System

Note: This article does not necessarily reflect the opinion of KEC Ventures, or of other members of the KEC Ventures team. Supplying the world with nearly everything is an enormous and complex job: there are things to discuss.  – Rose George (2013-08-13). Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, […]

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Industry Study: Ocean Freight Shipping (#Startups)

Co-author: John Azubuike (@jnazubuike), KEC Ventures. Note: This article does not necessarily reflect the opinion of KEC Ventures, or of other members of the KEC Ventures team. Supplying the world with nearly everything is an enormous and complex job: there are things to discuss.  – Rose George (2013-08-13). Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the […]

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User Manual: The Early Stage Startups I Want To Hear About Most in 2017 and 2018

About KEC Ventures We are a team of early-stage investors based in New York City. We invest in information technology startups that are pursuing business models with the potential to transform the way business is done in their market. In such startups, we invest in the first institutional Seed Round. Often, but not always, we […]

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