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How Satisfied Are Companies With Their TMS?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of “Satisfaction with TMS Software,” a research report that highlights results from a survey conducted with members of Indago’s supply chain research community and JBF Consulting’s customer community. You can read the rest of the report and download a copy at JBF Consulting’s website. The global transportation management.

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What Georgia-Pacific Is Doing With Causal AI Is Remarkable

Logistics Viewpoints

Mike Carroll, a vice president at Georgia-Pacific, and Ron Norris, director of innovation at GP While Generative AI has sparked great excitement, a form of artificial intelligence called Causal AI might offer much greater potential. Causal AI offers the tantalizing promise of being able to unravel the intricate web of cause-and-effect relationships that govern business operations.

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The Red Pill: The (Slow Yet Steady) Revolution in Global Freight Digitization

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Email This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home The Red Pill: The (Slow Yet Steady) Revolution in Global Freight Digitization Eytan Buchman April 15, 2024 Dive deeper into freight data that matters Learn More The March 26th Francis Scott Key Bridge allision feels shocking.

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Network Investment. Defining the ROI.

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply network–shipments and production of trading partners–represents over 70% of the environmental impact of supply chain decisions. Despite the importance, the investment in networks to automate the information flow between trading partners remains low. Networks take three forms–demand, design, and supply. Here I share insights on the sharing of supply data.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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ToolsGroup Reimagines Supply Chain Decisions: Unveiling Decision Hub and GenAI-Assisted Planning at Hannover Messe

ToolsGroup

BOSTON, MA and MILAN, ITALY – April 18, 2024 – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, is set to unveil its latest innovations in decision-centric planning at Hannover Messe. As a pioneer in adopting AI-driven solutions that enable supply chain executives to navigate uncertainty, ToolsGroup has long been on the cutting edge, enabling smarter, faster decisions that drive profit.

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From Globalization to Glocalization

Enterra Insights

Many experts believe the era of “hyper-globalization” is coming to an end — writing has been on the wall for years. What’s replacing hyper-globalization? Some call the new era “localization” or “glocalization.” Some people, including me, prefer the term “regionalization.” I started writing about the movement towards regionalization back in 2008.

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How To Jump

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I published an article on outside-in planning. The article introduced the concept of self-service planning and challenged companies to rethink the concepts of supply chain planning. For me, the concepts of outside-in and self-service planning are intertwined. Let’s start with definitions: Self Service Planning: Decision support technologies designed for business leaders to use analytic techniques on a collaborative platform to improve business planning.

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Ask the Experts: What Are Some Common Misconceptions or Myths Surrounding Sustainability in Supply Chains?

John Galt

We asked experts in supply chain sustainability to share their views on common misconceptions or myths hindering progress. Read their thoughts!

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The Top 5 Concerns For Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

C3 Solutions

This blog delves into the 5 primary concerns highlighted in the Material Handling Institute's recent study: Agility, costs, labor, sustainability, and visibility.

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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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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 19, 2024)

Talking Logistics

The Red Sox have the best Earned Run Average (ERA) in the Major Leagues so far this year. They’re #1 out of 30 teams. Yet, they are in last place in their division. How is that possible? Well, pitching can only take you so far. The team ranks last in the Majors in defense (as. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 19, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Decision Science and the Supply Chain’s Decision Abyss

Enterra Insights

Business experts continue to encourage companies to become data-driven enterprises. Personally, I prefer the term decision-driven enterprises. Data only becomes valuable when it provides insights that lead to action (i.e., a decision). As Bain analysts, Michael C. Mankins and Lori Sherer , explain, “The best way to understand any company’s operations is to view them as a series of decisions.”[1] They add, “We know from extensive research that decisions matter — a lot.

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Irregular Operations

The Smart Software

This blog is about “irregular operations.” Smart Software is in the process of adapting our products to help you cope with your own irregular ops. This is a preview. The post Irregular Operations appeared first on Smart Software.

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Electronics Kitting and Assembly with 3PL Solutions

ModusLink Corporation

Engineer is Holding New HDD Hard Drive. Electronics Kitting and Assembly with 3PL Solutions. Introduction: In today’s interconnected world, businesses are seeking agile and cost-effective strategies to meet the demands of an ever-evolving market. By harnessing the capabilities of a global 3PL partner, companies can unlock new possibilities for efficiency, scalability, and innovation in their electronics assembly processes.

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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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Driving Tech Adoption for Supply Chain Visibility and Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

As the backbone of global trade and commerce, transportation and logistics companies are under increasing pressure to enhance efficiency, reduce costs and meet sustainability goals.

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Editor’s Pick: Reduce The Risk of Freight Fraud

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This recent post from Transporeon’s blog highlights the growing problem of freight fraud in the industry. Picture the scene.

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Transparency & Candor: Meet Three New Supply Chain Leaders Up Close

Stord

Like many companies, Stord recently completed its annual performance review cycle for all employees, with a number of team members earning promotions. Unlike many companies however, we are writing a blog post about it…but why? Well, Stord has six core values (which you can see here ), and one of them is Transparency and Candor. This shows up internally as a collaborative work environment for sharing feedback and opinions.

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Happening Now: Employee sentiment rebounds

West Coast and California Logistics

According to an article in Supply Chain Dive , a new report shows that workers are less likely to leave their positions in the next 6 months. This report from Eagle Hill Consulting also shows that employee sentiment improved during Q1 2024 after declining in the last three quarters of 2023.

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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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The Dangers of Single Sourcing in Your Supply Chain

Resilinc

Avoid the pitfalls of single sourcing and learn strategies to build a more resilient supply chain. In the intricate web of modern supply chain management, efficiency often guides decision-making. Streamlining processes, optimizing costs, and ensuring timely delivery are the top priority. Yet, within the pursuit of efficiency lies a lurking peril: single sourcing.

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How Businesses Can Cut Supply Chain Costs Without Jeopardizing Long-Term Growth

Supply Chain Brain

In a difficult economy, the most obvious action item on executive agendas is cutting cost. Yet businesses often fail to make good on that relatively straightforward objective.

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Navigating Global Supply Chain Disruptions: Strategies for Resilience

SCMDOJO

As recent times have shown us, political matters across the world can have an impact on shipping routes, thus affecting the prices of goods all around the world. But what steps can you take to a more resilient supply chain during disruptions? This article will explore why disruptions happen, and how the industry deals with them as they come. If you’re ready to learn more about creating stronger supply chains, read below.

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Supply Chain Visibility – Connecting Data to Maximise Value

IT Supply Chain

By Elmer Spruijt (pictured) VP Transport Management EMEA , Descartes The post Supply Chain Visibility – Connecting Data to Maximise Value 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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Retailers Say Technology Is a Key Enabler of Omni-Channel Success

BlueYonder

The shift to omni-channel selling has created many challenges for retailers across their order management and fulfillment operations. Demand forecasts need to be accurate to ensure profitability — even in the face of unprecedented volatility. Consumers need real-time visibility to inventory. Products must be strategically allocated across channels, as well as located as close as possible to demand.

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PTC and Arena Named the Outright Leader in ABI Research’s 2024 Enterprise PLM for Large Manufacturing Competitive Matrix Assessment

Arena Solutions

PTC was named the outright leading vendor in ABI Research’s 2024 Enterprise PLM for Large Manufacturing Competitive Assessment. Arena earned high scores in both assessment categories, Innovation and Implementation, ensuring PTC received the #1 vendor score and matrix placement over competitors such as Siemens, Dassault, and Propel. ABI Research’s detailed study assessed and compared 11 PLM providers to offer an unbiased assessment and ranking.

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Watch: Community, Cohort, Connection: What's Needed in Supply Chain Marketing

Supply Chain Brain

A preview of the second annual Global Supply Chain Marketing Summit, to be held June 5-7, 2024 at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida, with original cohort member Lisa Beck, director of marketing and business development with Ortec.

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How Transportation and Logistics Companies like UPS Stay Ahead with Dynamic Transportation Management Software

Loginext

UPS harnesses advanced transportation management software to streamline operations and stay competitive in the global market. This technology reduces costs, enhances operational visibility, and improves customer service, setting new standards for logistics excellence. By continually optimizing their supply chain management, UPS not only meets but exceeds customer expectations, ensuring efficient and reliable delivery across over 200 countries and territories, solidifying their position as a lead

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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What Are the Key Questions to Ask Your Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney?

IT Supply Chain

By Dwight J. Lawrence (pictured) Content Writer The post What Are the Key Questions to Ask Your Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney? appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Volunteering at Career Day Allows Blue Yonder Associate To Share Her Experience

BlueYonder

April is National Volunteer Month and is meant to recognize those who give of their time, skills and energy to support different causes, helping others. In honor of the month, Blue Yonder associate Marisa Alvarado, a Senior Support Engineer for the Blue Yonder Warehouse Management solutions, shares her experience volunteering at a local elementary school’s career day.

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Helping Companies Identify Environmental Sustainability Opportunities

Arena Solutions

This year, April 22 marks the 55th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day. Since 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG continues to raise public awareness and concern about conservation and sustainability for planet Earth. In the spirit of Earth Day, PTC signed the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitment letter acknowledging the importance and urgency of sustainability and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.