June, 2023

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Navigating CSRD Regulation: What Procurement, Supply Chain, and Finance Leaders Need to Know

ivalua

Ivalua Spend Management Insights [ivory-search] Navigating CSRD Regulation: What Procurement, Supply Chain, and Finance Leaders Need to Know June 12, 2023 | | Sustainability by Vishal Patel In an effort to drive sustainability and combat climate change, the European Union has introduced the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). This new regulation builds upon its predecessor, the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD), and brings about significant changes that impact organizatio

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Elevating The Voice of the Supply Chain Contrarian

Supply Chain Shaman

Surgery is over. I am safely recuperating at home. Due to travel restrictions, I cannot attend many industry events, so I observe from home, watching webinars and remote broadcasts. As I process the content, I struggle. My mind questions, “How did we get here? ” I believe that the industry is stuck. My question is, “How do we break the conventional norms to drive breakthrough thinking?

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Navigating Uncharted Waters: Out of the Fort and Into the Moat

Freightos

The Initial Hurdle: 2021’ Freight Fiasco During the COVID-19 pandemic, Conor from Fort Toys , like many other entrepreneurs, found himself dealing with skyrocketing demand… and skyrocketing freight costs. His product – a magnetic pillow fort for kids that was funded by a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign – was both fun…and bulky.

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Your Must-Have Gartner EU Debrief: The TopTakeaways from Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo EU 2023

ToolsGroup

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo EU 2023 has wrapped up its 3-day event in Barcelona, Spain. Featuring over 35 Gartner experts and more than 100 research-driven sessions, this year’s conference gathered over 2,000 supply chain professionals from across Europe and beyond. Our team was energized by the insightful conversations we had and sessions we attended, and we’re excited to share what we’ve learned!

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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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A Truly Transformative SCM Master Program

SCM Research

Supply chain management (SCM) master’s programs often emphasize functional silos, as reflected in course titles such as “Operations Management” and “Logistics and Distribution Management” While these traditional elements are important, they risk overlooking transformative perspectives necessary in the face of today’s global challenges.

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The Holy Grail of Modern S&OP: Multi-Horizon Integrated Business Planning 

Logility

 S&OP and Multi-Horizon Integrated Business Planning Manual supply chain processes are a real headache. Creating and comparing business scenarios in spreadsheets are fruitless exercises in glancing in the rearview mirror rather than looking ahead at the opportunities and risks emerging on the horizon. And next to impossible is creating plans in a timely manner when monitoring unrelated KPIs across multiple disconnected sources of data.

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Don’t Wait to Innovate: 3 Key Benefits of Causal Forecasting

Logility

Picture this: You’re a seasoned sailor navigating uncharted waters. You’ve got a trusty map based on old routes, but the sea’s currents constantly change, and new obstacles keep popping up. You quickly realize your old map just isn’t enough anymore. Sounds familiar? That’s precisely what demand forecasting feels like for many businesses today.

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Supply Chain Planning Must Become Decision-Centric

Supply Chain Brain

The environment in which chief supply chain officers find themselves has changed significantly in recent years, but most organizations have failed to adjust their approach to planning.

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Supporting S&OP with Stakeholder & Supply Chain KPIs

Silvon Software

KPIs are essential in S&OP as they provide a quantitative framework for gaining visibility, aligning efforts, supporting decision-making, and driving continuous improvement across the business. But how do you know if you are using the right KPIs, including both stakeholder and supply chain performance measures? It All Comes Down to Balance & Alignment Unfortunately there is no easy answer to the question of whether or not you’re using the right KPIs for S&OP.

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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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The Case for Real-Time Perpetual Inventory Signals in Manufacturing

ToolsGroup

Once upon a time, the world of manufacturing was a relatively stable place. But then, supply chain disruption became the rule instead of the exception, consumers changed their tastes as often as their socks, and global competition started playing hardball. Suddenly, managing inventory is the name of the game for companies trying to manage working capital and maximize profit while keeping customers happy.

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Procurement on the Thames: Ivalua’s London Summer Symposium

ivalua

Blog » Procurement on the Thames: Ivalua’s London Summer Symposium June 26, 2023 | | Thought Leadership by Eloise Barnum As businesses navigate through supply chain disruptions, high inflation, and sustainability initiatives, procurement, and supplier management has taken center stage in driving change. At Ivalua, we recognized the need to stay ahead of these developments and organized our first annual Ivalua Summer Symposium in London on a wonderful sunny evening on the Thames to discuss

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The Changing Grocery Landscape

Enterra Insights

The grocery landscape has changed enormously from the days of the general store, when a clerk behind a counter would fetch goods for customers from scantily stocked shelves. Francesco Fazio , a partner at Treacy & Company, and Xiao Liu , his former Treacy & Company colleague, write, “The way that consumers shop for groceries, and how supply chains get goods from beginning to end, has changed radically since the first ‘modern’ supermarket, a store named Piggly Wiggly, fi

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Until AI Can Solve this One Simple Task, I Wouldn’t Worry About It

Logistics Viewpoints

Experts have recently warned about the possibility that artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to the destruction of 400 million jobs by 2030. These same pundits also predict that AI could lead to increases in global GDP by trillions of dollars in the same time frame. However, AI’s inability to solve the very limited problem of ensuring that inventory is located in the right place in a warehouse suggests that planners don’t have to worry too much about job security.

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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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AI and the Future of Supply Chain with Yossi Sheffi

The Logistics of Logistics

Dr. Yossi Sheffi and Joe Lynch discuss AI and the future of supply chain, which is the central theme of Yossi’s latest book, The Magic Conveyor Belt: Supply Chains, A.I., and the Future of Work. Yossi is the Elisha Gray II professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL).

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Generative AI’s Impact On The Supply Chain (3 Use Cases)

Talking Logistics

Global organizations want more automation within their supply chain to tackle issues like cost escalation and demand volatility. Generative AI has emerged as a transformative force with the potential to revolutionize the global supply chain, including the power to serve as a co-pilot to help operations and customer service organizations do their job better, faster.

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PPC Flexible Packaging: Creating the Blueprint for a Successful S&OP Journey

Logility

The Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo conference brings thousands of supply chain executives together. Instead of enjoying world-famous theme parks, and nightlife in Orlando, Florida this year, attendees explored new ideas and technology investments that drive business growth and create more resilient supply chains. Various speakers discussed important topics that are top of mind for every executive, such as supply chain resiliency, digitalization, and sustainability.

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Get Ready for Success! 4 Critical Workstreams for Successful Procurement Implementation

ivalua

Ivalua Spend Management Insights [ivory-search] Get Ready for Success! 4 Critical Workstreams for Successful Procurement Implementation June 14, 2023 | | Thought Leadership by Vishal Patel Implementing a procurement application requires careful planning and execution, but combining it with a successful strategy can also ensure stakeholder buy-in, improve communications, support change management, reduce cost, and increase speed to market.

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The New GTM Playbook: 18 Ways to Future-Proof Your Sales Team

Longer sales cycles. Increasingly discerning buyers. More meetings. Intensifying competition. Economic uncertainty. Go-to-market teams of every size, in every industry, are grappling with these challenges firsthand. Thankfully, there’s an answer. We’ve developed an entirely new way for GTM leaders to identify and execute proven, data-driven strategies that drive revenue.

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Why Global Defense Organizations Need a Joint Ammunition Management System

The Network Effect

The benefits of a joint ammunition management system for global defense organizations is are tremendous. This article explores ammo management.

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Marijuana Supply Chain: Profits and Headaches

Logistics Viewpoints

The marijuana supply chain is an interesting market to follow. Like any agricultural product, there are ebbs and flows to its supply and demand. However, there is one caveat in the marijuana supply chain that makes things a bit trickier: in most states, cannabis products can only be sold and consumed within the state that the original plant was grown.

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An Alternative to UPS and FedEx with Mark Lavelle

The Logistics of Logistics

Mark Lavelle and Joe Lynch discuss n alternative to UPS and FedEx. Mark is the Chief Executive Officer at Maergo , a first-of-its-kind parcel delivery platform, purpose-built for branded direct-to-consumer delivery using modern technology and advanced data capabilities. About Mark Lavelle Mark Lavelle is the Chief Executive Officer at Maergo, a first-of-its-kind parcel delivery platform, purpose-built for branded direct-to-consumer delivery using modern technology and advanced data capabilit

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 30, 2023)

Talking Logistics

With the 4th of July holiday next Tuesday, I’m betting many people are taking the day off today (and Monday) to extend their time off. At least that’s what I’m doing. So, without further delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: If you’re still reading this, thank you. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 30, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Your Supply Chain Challenges, Solved!: 5 Guides

Download these 5 comprehensive guides designed to solve the toughest challenges facing supply chains today. After helping 1,200+ of the world’s most recognized brands to enhance and optimize their supply chains, FourKites has crafted step-by-step guides to help you solve your business’s most pressing challenges. The guides include: reducing transportation costs, improving customer satisfaction, optimizing inventory management, increasing workforce efficiency, and achieving sustainability and ESG

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The Top 7 Tangible Benefits of Automating Dock & Yard Operations

C3 Solutions

With the complexities and dynamism of the logistics industry, automation in the yard and dock management is no longer a luxury but a necessity to ensure success for the supply chains. By utilizing innovative technology to handle tasks traditionally done manually, businesses can enhance efficiency, improve accuracy, and adapt quickly to changes. To better understand the power of automation in this context, here are the top 7 tangible benefits.

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Supply Chain Risk Management & Supply Chain Resilience: Is There a Difference?

Resilinc

Do you ever get confused when people use the terms supply chain risk management (SCRM) and supply chain resilience? It’s common to hear industry practitioners, stakeholders, solution providers, and analysts use these terms interchangeably; for example, an SCRM program and a supply chain resilience program. But are these terms actually equivalent? Or is there a reason to use one over the other?

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5 Common Supply Chain Resume Mistakes to Avoid

SCMDOJO

Are you looking to enhance your chances of landing a supply chain role? As someone with extensive managerial and recruiting experience spanning over 15 years, I’ve had the opportunity to review a staggering number of resumes, totaling more than 200. Through this process, I’ve identified a recurring pattern of errors that often lead to these CVs being overlooked.

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2023 Mid-Year Check-In: Current Status of Supply Chains and What’s Next?

Logistics Viewpoints

In February 2023 I wrote the article What Does 2023 Have In-Store for Global Supply Chains? It introduced the survey we had just launched to determine the perceptions, priorities, and strategic initiatives of today’s supply chain and logistics executives. This post was subsequently followed by two articles that discussed some of the findings from the survey.

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Mastering Supply Chain Sustainability: Where Does ESG Fit In?

Speaker: Hortense Grouvel

In this new webinar, you will learn firsthand how to set up a sustainable supply chain program that will help meet increasing ESG requirements stemming from regulators, customers, consumers, and investors alike. Hortense Grouvel, ESG expert at IntegrityNext, and Sean Whelan, Global Senior Manager at Halliburton, will look at how ensuring compliance will also help you increase sustainability performance, resilience, and innovation, allowing you to unlock the full potential of your supply chain op