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What’s Happening in the Robotics Market?

Talking Logistics

What’s happening in the robotics market? I guess it depends on who you ask and how you define “the robotics market.” Last week, the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced that “after record orders in both 2021 and 2022, robot sales in North American declined by 30% in 2023.” Here are some excerpts from the. Read more The post What’s Happening in the Robotics Market?

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Open Sky Kaleidoscope: Connecting the Dots

Logistics Viewpoints

A few weeks ago, I sat down to speak with Mike Noble, SVP of Technology and Jonathan Mitchell, Director of Software Services at Open Sky Group. In this conversation, we discussed seeing your supply chain through a new lens, and how this can help to achieve improved visibility. Specifically, I asked Mile and Jonathan to give me some background on Open Sky Group, as well as a rundown of the Kaleidoscope platform, and the different components that link the end to end supply chain.

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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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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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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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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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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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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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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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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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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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GEP Outlook Report 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Whether from geopolitical tensions or the havoc caused by the pandemic and its aftershocks, plenty of challenges remain. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.

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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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The Supply Chain Industry: A Rewarding Career for GenZ

Supply Chain Brain

The next batch of graduates are a part of GenZ, and many facets of supply chain industry jobs are what they’re looking for in their entry level experiences.

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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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Supply Chain Orchestration: A New Era in Supply Chain Management

When the only certainty is uncertainty, what does that mean for today’s supply chain management approaches? This eBook delves into how supply chain orchestration can help businesses unlock agility, transparency, intelligence, and trust across their end-to-end supply chain.

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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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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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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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Is the LockBit takedown really a victory for law enforcement

IT Supply Chain

By Adam Marré (pictured) CISO, Arctic Wolf The post Is the LockBit takedown really a victory for law enforcement appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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What is Mesh Networking Trends Report

This report details the capabilities of mesh networks, how they work, and the applications they thrive in supporting. Connectivity is necessary for optimal productivity, and mesh networking will soon be a significant provider of connectivity globally.

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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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Blue Yonder Associate Shares Heart Journey That Found Him at the Top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

BlueYonder

February is National Heart Month. It’s a reminder not to take the most important organ inside the body for granted. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. In the U.S., someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Gartner: Top Supply Chain Orgs Use AI at Twice the Rate of Lower-Performing Peers

Supply Chain Brain

Forty percent of the high performers surveyed said that they are using AI/ML for demand forecasting, while that figure came in at just 19% for the lower performers.

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GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024

Your Roadmap to Smarter Spend Management in 2024 Geopolitical, economic and supply chain challenges will stick around in 2024, but don’t despair. There are strategic opportunities to leverage AI-powered technology and digital toolsets to overcome these hurdles more effectively. GEP experts in nearly two dozen critical categories guide you in the right direction in our annual comprehensive resource — GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024.

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Supply Chain Ethical and Compliance Issue- Volkswagen

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters highlights report that Volkswagen luxury branded vehicles were impounded by U.S. Customs because the vehicles contained a part made by a forced labor sanctioned supplier. Background Supply chain ethical and social responsibility, that which umbrellas ESG conformance, have increasingly become a concern for businesses, large and small, along with their procurement organizations.

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Unlocking Seamless Supply Chain Integration with No-Code Solutions

IT Supply Chain

By John Hampton (pictured) Content Writer The post Unlocking Seamless Supply Chain Integration with No-Code Solutions appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Making More Possible for Your Cold Chain With Complete, Tailored Solutions

Americold

Americold’s cold chain experts will be onsite at the 2024 AFFI CON event in San Diego, CA., from February 24-27. Meet with us about your temperature-controlled supply chain challenges and learn how we streamline activities to reduce transit time and cost while maintaining an unbroken cold chain.