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Shouldn’t GenAI Mean New Gen?

Supply Chain Shaman

We are in the middle of a hype cycle. The acronym for artificial intelligence (AI) is seemingly everywhere, but the value proposition is nowhere. Like any hype cycle, the market will overheat being over-hyped, then fall. The question in my mind is, “Will we drive substantial improvement in outcomes? Or transform work?” What I see today, I find disappointing.

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20 Years of Outsourcing Come Back to Haunt Boeing

Logistics Viewpoints

Alaska Airlines Door Blows Out in Flight For 20 years, Boeing has engaged in collaborative product development with a significant number of suppliers. The outsourced R&D, in turn, supported outsourced manufacturing with over 50 key suppliers. These suppliers, in turn, outsourced various parts of the modules they produced to their suppliers. Historically, Boeing was vertically integrated – the great majority of product development was done in-house.

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U.S. E-commerce Logistics Report: Overcoming Barriers and Seizing Opportunities

Talking Logistics

The United States has established itself as an unrivaled leader in the North American e-commerce logistics market. This success is primarily driven by its cutting-edge technologies and robust infrastructure. Online sales in the country have experienced remarkable growth over the past decade, registering an impressive annual increase of 13% to 18%. This remarkable trajectory is.

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2024: Planning for Success Amid the Uncertainty

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s human nature to want to start a new year with new goals—the ever-present new year’s resolutions. Typically, we make it at least one month into the new year before we have to revise our plans. However, it’s only early February 2024, and we already have several major disruptions impacting supply chains. As Alan Amling at the University of Tennessee put it, “2024 is riddled with uncertainty.

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2024 Annual T&L M&A Report

Tenney Group, an industry specialized M&A Advisory firm in the T&L space, produced the 2024 Annual M&A Report. The report contains an in depth overview of 2023 notable deals and the market, while also providing the outlook for 2024 M&A.

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Channel Free Logistics with Bill Thayer

The Logistics of Logistics

Bill Thayer and Joe Lynch discuss channel free logistics. Bill is the Founder and CEO, of Fillogic a l ogistics-as-a-service platform for retail that converts underutilized space at retail centers into tech-enabled, micro distribution hubs. About Bill Thayer Bill Thayer is the Founder and CEO, of Fillogic a logistics-as-a-service platform for retail that converts underutilized space at retail centers into tech-enabled, micro distribution hubs.

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How an AI-First Mindset Is Reinventing Supply Chain Operations

Logility

How an AI-First Mindset Is Reinventing Supply Chain Operations AI has captured widespread fascination, igniting imaginations across various sectors. From generative AI for supply chain to AI-assisted development and copilots, the potential of these advancements has gained significant attention when it comes to revolutionizing work efficiency, streamlining decision-making processes, and elevating business productivity.

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Can You Have Too Much Supply Chain Visibility?

Talking Logistics

You’ve probably heard the phrase “Too much of a good thing,” which the Grammarist defines as “an excessive amount that becomes overwhelming or harmful, rather than helpful or pleasurable.” The phrase popped into my head the other night as I helped myself to another serving of ice cream. In case you’re wondering, you can’t have. Read more The post Can You Have Too Much Supply Chain Visibility?

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This Week in Logistics News (February 10 – 16)

Logistics Viewpoints

Wednesday, February 14 was Valentine’s Day. And according to the National Retail Federation, the holiday returned to its romantic traditions, with total spending on significant others for the holiday expected to reach a record $14.2 billion (the actual numbers won’t be available for a few weeks). Over half of consumers (53 percent) plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, on par with 52 percent last year.

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What is S&OP?

Arkieva

What is S&OP? In a world where you can easily get overwhelmed by the number of supply-chain related acronyms, S&OP is one you don't want to overlook. What is S&OP? was first posted on February 13, 2024 at 7:52 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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5 Models of Supply Chains: Learning from the Leaders

C3 Solutions

In a world where customer demands change as quickly as fashion trends, the supply chain is the foundation that keeps businesses standing but moving ahead. A robust supply chain model can put a business in the spotlight for their customers. The customers start realizing the benefits of supply chain excellence in many tangible and intangible ways. This distinction over the other companies can be in the form of product availability, quality, innovation, or pricing.

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The Five Most Dangerous Supply Chain Attacks in The Last Five Years

Supply Chain Brain

Equipped with automated tools, hackers can hunt through cloud-native applications, public code repositories, unprotected networks and more, without even paying much attention to their computers.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 16, 2024)

Talking Logistics

We’re getting 8-12 inches of snow tomorrow. That’s what the weather forecasters were saying Monday morning. By that evening, they had dialed back their prediction to 5-6 inches. When I woke up Tuesday morning and looked out my window, there was no snow on the ground. Nothing. Zero. A reminder that even with all the. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 16, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Master the Challenge of Cold Chain with Blue Yonder (Part 2)

BlueYonder

My previous blog article focused on the size of the cold-chain market — $1 trillion by 2030 — and the huge opportunity it presents for the world’s logistics service providers (LSPs). How can the typical LSP capitalize on this large and growing revenue stream? And how can Blue Yonder help? That was the topic of a conversation I had recently with Ann Marie Jonkman, Senior Director of Industry Strategy for LSP/Cold Chain at Blue Yonder.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Major Trends in Yard & Dock Management for 2024

C3 Solutions

In 2024, the yard and dock management landscape is undergoing a transformative shift, driven by stakeholders grappling with the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly evolving market. Businesses now realize the significant return on investment these areas offer, a realization spurred by the advancements in technology and a deeper understanding of supply chain dynamics.

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How 3D Printing Will Change Supply Chains and Improve Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

As the technology has advanced and become more available, 3D printing is expected to become an integral part of many industries’ operations and could ultimately help companies achieve sustainability goals.

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Watch out for Presidents’ Day: it’s the US holiday only 30% of British businesses plan for.

IT Supply Chain

By David Jinks M.I.L.T. (pictured) Head of Consumer Research, ParcelHero The post Watch out for Presidents’ Day: it’s the US holiday only 30% of British businesses plan for. appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Predictive AI vs. Generative AI in Supply Chain Management

Resilinc

Learn how Resilinc is using predictive AI and generative AI to innovate supply chain risk management. In part one of our AI in supply chain blog series, “ How is AI Revolutionizing Supply Chain Risk Management?”, we sat down with Resilinc’s Associate Vice President of Product Management, Shahzaib Khan, to learn about Resilinc’s ongoing investment in AI.

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Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability

How can businesses gain a competitive edge in an era marked by relentless competition and economic fluctuations? The secret is mastering strategic cost management strategies. This GEP bulletin, "Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability," breaks this down into clear, actionable steps. Discover how these strategies can boost your enterprise's financial health, helping not only to keep up but to excel in today's market.

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Finding the Sweet Spots: Supply Chain Planning for Valentine’s Day

John Galt

These key strategies help companies fine-tune their supply chain planning to ensure success for the Valentine's Day rush and beyond.

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The Evolution of the Food & Beverage Value Chain: Driven By Consumers

QAD

Updated: February 15, 2024 Published: March 25, 2021 If I think back to my childhood days and recall the shopping experience for food & beverage products, my first thoughts are about local grocery stores and smaller neighborhood specialty shops. The massive “big box” all-in-one stores did not exist. There was no online shopping, and the grocery stores of the day were not much bigger than most standalone pharmacy chain stores are today.

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Staff Shortages Remain Top Challenge for Supply Chain in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Respondents expressed optimism in the economy, and more than 50% say they’ve seen a “greater focus and understanding of supply chains” from those in the C-Suite.

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Building Scalable and Robust Web Applications with Java

IT Supply Chain

By Claire Lloyd (pictured) Content Writer The post Building Scalable and Robust Web Applications with Java appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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The Art of Consistent Perfect Order Delivery: Smart Order Fulfillment Through Orchestration

Shippers and logistics service providers are pressured to match the “Amazon effect” for fast and efficient service across multiple B2C, B2B, and D2C channels. Perfect order delivery - on-time and in-full at the lowest possible cost – is critical. However, recent surveys of supply chain stakeholders reveal that many don't have the technology necessary to achieve it.

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Blue Yonder Associate Shares Cancer Story in Honor of World Cancer Day

BlueYonder

World Cancer Day takes place every year on Feb. 4. It is a day to come together to honor those that have been impacted by cancer and to spread awareness. Blue Yonder associate Patrick Humphreys shares his story and why the day is important to him. Please share a little bit about yourself and role at Blue Yonder: Last month I celebrated five years at Blue Yonder!

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Head to Head: Which Service Parts Inventory Policy is Best?

The Smart Software

Our customers have usually settled into one way to manage their service parts inventory. The professor in me would like to think that the chosen inventory policy was a reasoned choice among considered alternatives, but more likely it just sort of happened. Maybe the inventory honcho from long ago had a favorite and that choice stuck. Maybe somebody used an EAM or ERP system that offered only one choice.

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How to Address Stock Loss with Process Intelligence

QAD

From my recent conversations with companies one topic is becoming increasingly prevalent — stock loss. This problem impacts the business operations of a range of industries and company types. From the automotive industry with both OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, through to packaging companies supplying the CPG industry. Stock loss isn’t selective on item size either.

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Three Critical Steps Toward Mastering Total Inventory Optimization in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Just months after snarled supply chains led to widespread inventory shortages, the proverbial pendulum has decidedly shifted to the other side.

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More Than 40 New Manufacturers Join Configura’s Platform in 2023

More than 40 manufacturers across the commercial interior, material handling, and kitchen and bath industries expand offers via Configura’s CET platform in 2023.

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How to Equip Your Office if Your Employees Love Coffee

IT Supply Chain

By Mike Bronson (pictured) Content Writer The post How to Equip Your Office if Your Employees Love Coffee appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Boeing’s Corporate Culture Fix is a Systemic Challenge

Supply Chain Matters

In this Supply Chain Matters Editorial , Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari focuses on Boeing’s ongoing corporate culture challenges. It involves and weights operational excellence and process discipline and a corporate culture focused on producing each aircraft with the utmost quality and efficiency. It should reward production and supply chain workers for their ingenuity and follow through and for contributing to achieving key operational milestones.

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What is Extended Reality, and How Does It Affect Manufacturing?

OptiProERP

Digital transformation is aggressively scaling up across all sectors of the manufacturing industry. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 3D printing, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality are transforming the manufacturing world. In this blog, we will learn about Extended Reality (XR), which is a superset of emerging technologies, such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality.