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Manhattan Associates Momentum 2023 Conference

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Manhattan Associates hosted its annual user conference, Manhattan Momentum, in Phoenix, AZ this week. “Move Life and Commerce Forward” was the theme of the conference. I believe many of us can relate to this theme on a business and personal level, as the impacts of COVID-19 were felt by virtually all businesses and individuals. But the worst of that appears to be behind us – making forward progress especially appealing.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 20 – 26)

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Last night, I took my 13-year-old son to see the movie Air, which tells the story of how Nike pursued basketball rookie Michael Jordan in 1984 to sign with the company. That move, and Michael Jordan’s incredible talent and business acumen, has turned the Jordan brand into a multi-billion-dollar business. For my son, he loved seeing how the Air Jordan prototype was created, and he considers himself a bit of a sneakerhead.

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The Promise and Peril of Generative AI for Supply Chains

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“Our rules of thumb are no longer up to the challenge.” This description by a Chief Supply Chain Officer of the state of the supply chain he found in his new role stuck with me. The tumult of our times has accelerated interest in artificial intelligence (AI) for help more advanced than rules, and ChatGPT’s release has rocketed this already-explosive growth.

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SDI and the MRO Supply Chain

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At the ARC Industry Leadership Forum in February, I had the opportunity to sit down with John Delligatti, Director of Digital Supply Chain Transformation at SDI , to discuss the pandemic, Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO), and the future of supply chain management. I asked John to give some deeper insights on a few key points. First, give me some insight on how the pandemic affected the MRO space.

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Green Transportation May Well Depend on the Success of Deep-Sea Mining

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It is now understood that fossil fuels cause environmental harm. Many consumers are transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs). EVs are an important part of the transition to a green transportation system. A total of 10.5 million new electric vehicles were delivered during 2022, an increase of 55 % compared to 2021. To reach carbon neutrality by 2050 a transition to green transportation is necessary.

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Benchmarking your Freight Rates for Maximum Supply Chain Efficiency

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Why are shippers interested in benchmarking and why are we hearing more about it lately? Benchmarking helps ensure they are getting the most out of their supply chain and also provides a platform for further optimization. In this article, we will discuss why benchmarking is so important, how it works, and how you can use it to maximize your efficiency when shipping goods.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 18 – 24)

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A few weeks ago I wrote that Little Brown Bakers, the manufacturer behind Girl Scout Cookies , is warning of unforeseen supply issues that will be impacting both manufacturing and distribution of its treats. The company said that digital orders could take longer than normal to fulfill due to unforeseen supply chain shortages, but in-person distribution of cookies will not be impacted by the supply chain issues.

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