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How Making Friendship Bracelets Helped Me Understand the Benefits of Generative AI in Supply Chain

BlueYonder

In the week before “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” film debuted, I needed to make dozens of friendship bracelets to trade with fellow Swifties at the movie theatre, just as had been done during the ground-breaking tour by the same name. There was one problem though: I had never made a single friendship bracelet in my life, and I had no clue where to even begin.

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Steps to Protect against to Supply Chain Cyber Attacks

Supply Chain Digest

Boston Consulting Group off Smart Tips to Reduce Growing Risks

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Supply Chain Disruptions

QAD

Supply chain disruptions have led many discussions the past couple years — and how they have been embraced by experts as the new normal. However, it is important to remember that the supply chain has always been vulnerable. It takes much less than a global pandemic — or natural disaster — or geopolitical turmoil, or port strikes – the list can go on – to throw a wrench in the works of global supply chain management.

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Building Resilient Supply Chains is Hard — but Essential

Enterra Insights

Prior to the pandemic, efficiency was the primary focus of most supply chain operations. Severe disruptions during the pandemic changed that focus to resiliency. I’m not implying that efficiency no longer matters — it obviously does — but a disrupted supply chain can’t be efficient. Here’s the rub. According to analysts from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), supply chain disruptions are likely to outpace resilience.”[1] As frustrating as that may sound, it doesn’t

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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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Bridging the Digital Divide: The Importance of ERP in Supply Chain Management in the Data-Driven Era

Tecsys

Bridging the Digital Divide: Discover the vital role of ERP in supply chain management and the need for integration in the data-driven era. Unlock growth and efficiency with a unified approach.

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What You Need to Know About Supplier Management and SRM Software

QAD

Numerous forces drive your organization’s need for visibility across supplier activities. Global demand and supply chain networks naturally include distance, cultural, time-zone, tariff, geopolitical and other types of challenges when working with suppliers. As a result, it’s difficult to discover qualified suppliers, effectively collaborate with suppliers and quickly respond to unexpected supply events.

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Life Sciences and the Journey to Supply Chain Resilience: A Q&A with Craig Fix

Resilinc

In 2023 so far, Life Sciences has surprisingly had the highest number of EventWatch AI alerts of any industry tracked by Resilinc. In this Q&A, we sat down with Craig Fix, Resilinc’s Senior Director of Customer Success, to discuss why this is happening and how it is impacting the entire industry. Craig is a veteran practitioner in Life Sciences with nearly 30 years of experience and was Resilinc’s first Life Sciences customer, giving him a unique perspective on the latest challenges.

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Three Trends to Tackle in Creating a Resilient Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Staying ahead of supply chain disruptions today is both art and science: the art of knowing the trends to prepare for, and the science of determining how to reduce risk and increase resilience.

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List of Top 5 Best Supply Chain Visibility Software to Look for in 2023

Loginext

Supply chain visibility software has emerged as a game-changer, offering real-time insights, advanced analytics, and streamlined operations. In this listicle, we explore the top 5 supply chain visibility software solutions that are revolutionizing the way companies manage their logistics. The post List of Top 5 Best Supply Chain Visibility Software to Look for in 2023 appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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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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Using AI to Gain a Competitive Advantage with Matt Parry & Kevin Coomes

The Logistics of Logistics

Kevin Coomes , Matt Parry and Joe Lynch discuss using AI to gain a competitive advantage. Matt is the Senior Vice President of Werner Enterprises , a key component of the company’s portfolio of transportation services solutions. Kevin is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Greenscreens.ai , a pricing platform specifically tailored for the truckload spot freight market.

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Elon Musk Ensures that Product Development is Not Siloed

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the ideas at the heart of the discipline of supply chain management is the importance of collaboration. The discipline has done a good job of driving collaboration between sales and marketing and manufacturing, procurement, and logistics. The profession has not yet managed to integrate product development into core decisions in a meaningful way.

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How Is AI technology Impacting The Logistics Industry Today?

Talking Logistics

Last month, Descartes Systems Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) held its “2023 Descartes Innovation Forum for Broker, Forwarder and Customs.” I served as a panelist on a session titled, “AI in Logistics Technology – Ally or Adversary?” I was joined on the virtual stage by Nelson Cabral, National Customs Manager at DSV Air & Sea. Read more The post How Is AI technology Impacting The Logistics Industry Today?

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October 25, 2023 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home October 25, 2023 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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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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Mexico Transportation Risk with Mark Vickers

The Logistics of Logistics

Mark Vickers and Joe Lynch discuss Mexico transportation risk. Mark is the Executive Vice President and Head of International Logistics at Reliance Partners , one of the nation’s fastest-growing commercial insurance agencies. Reliance Partners’ Borderless Coverage is a global insurance program designed to protect businesses of all sizes from the risks associated with international operations.

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2023 Holiday Logistics Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

The leaves are changing, the mornings and nights are getting cooler, Halloween is less than a week away, and Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Best Buy have launched holiday kickoff deals. That means that we are getting ready for the annual holiday logistics bonanza. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has issued its annual forecast, anticipating that retail sales will grow between 4 percent and 6 percent in 2023, meaning sales will reach between $5.13 trillion and $5.23 trillion this year.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (October 27, 2023)

Talking Logistics

It’s one of those Fridays, where I’m short on sleep, short on time, and have lots to do before the day is over. So, without delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Happy (But Hopefully Fewer) Returns With the holidays approaching, this is the time of year when. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (October 27, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Leading with Confidence in Times of Uncertainty

Enterra Insights

To many people, the world appears a mess. They see senseless wars, extreme weather patterns, rising tensions, political division, and the list goes on. Leading successfully in times of uncertainty can be an enormous challenge. Nevertheless, the late economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed, “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time.

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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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3 Benefits of Reshoring for the High Tech Industry

The Network Effect

Reshoring: The benefits and hazards of reshoring, reduce supply chain risk, simplify your supply chain, and.

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Reimagining IBP in the Age of AI

Supply Chain Trend

What would a Martian expert in supply chain planning and technology think when looking back at earth? With all technology available on earth would it continue with a 30+ year old, sequential, cascading, rather sluggish, manual planning process with a lack of focus on decision digitisation, decision quality and decision learning? Or would it start with a blank sheet and reimagine IBP?

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All In on AI: Why 95% of Retailers Already Use This Game-Changing Technology

BlueYonder

Retailers have gotten the message: Optimize or die. That’s a clear takeaway from a new national survey on artificial intelligence. The survey, conducted by Blue Yonder , found that the vast majority of retail executives: Considered themselves very knowledgeable about AI (85%). Had no hesitations about applying AI to their business operations (85%). Were using AI in at least one application related to supply chain or order management (95%).

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An EV Talent Gap Will Weaken the U.S. Battery Supply

Supply Chain Brain

America’s battery supply chain is still in development, but to ensure its resilience and reliability will call for best-in-class professionals.

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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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Harnessing the Benefits of Digital Printing in Packaging

IT Supply Chain

By Lee Metters (pictured) Group Business Development Director, Domino Printing Sciences The post Harnessing the Benefits of Digital Printing in Packaging appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Top Differences between Inventory Planning for Finished Goods and for MRO and Spare Parts

The Smart Software

In today’s competitive business landscape, companies are constantly seeking ways to improve their operational efficiency and drive increased revenue. Optimizing service parts management is an often-overlooked aspect that can have a significant financial impact. Companies can improve overall efficiency and generate significant financial returns by effectively managing spare parts inventory.

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Highlights From Blue Yonder’s Global Week of Giving 2023

BlueYonder

The week of Oct. 16, 2023, was Global Week of Giving at Blue Yonder, and our associates contributed more than 700 hours of volunteer time helping local communities!! With World Food Day taking place on Oct. 16, food insecurity was a primary focus for several Blue Yonder planned events. However, associates also volunteered for many other causes that are important to them throughout the week.

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The Food Supply Chain’s Secret Sauce for Fighting Climate Change

Supply Chain Brain

As food shortages continue to affect consumers on a global scale, it’s high time that business and supply chain leaders move past considering how we got here, and take action to minimize, mitigate and prevent additional shortages.

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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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Controversial UN report claims many international postal services have failed to recover from Covid

IT Supply Chain

By David Jinks M.I.L.T. (pictured) Head of Consumer Research, ParcelHero The post Controversial UN report claims many international postal services have failed to recover from Covid appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Mastering the art of Supplier Negotiation: Tips and Techniques

SCMDOJO

Supplier negotiation is the most critical skill in the world of procurement. Effective supplier negotiations do not limit to the best price but a mutually beneficial agreement from both the parties that can have a profound impact on the company. It is a skill that needs a strategic approach and it is not something anyone can do. It requires an in-depth knowledge of procurement processes to be able to bring the supplier on a mutual agreement.

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Ask the Experts: What is Your Favorite Scary Movie

John Galt

In the spirit of Halloween, we delve into a spine-tingling discussion with supply chain experts and thought leaders. Read their thoughts!