Wed.Jun 19, 2024

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Distributor Selection - Mastering the Assessment Phase

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

In my last Article and Post I presented a Simple Guide to Selecting and Engaging Distributors using the the A-B-C of Route to Market. As a reminder of the A-B-C of Route to Market , my aim is to simplify the world of RtM into a series of three steps that any RtM practitioner can execute. I would like the message to be actionable by all professionals be they small business owners trying to find new export markets, commercial heads of large multinationals or RtM management consultants.

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ESG in Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Acronyms abound when it comes to supply chain. AT Logistics Viewpoints, we cover a wide range of these acronyms, including AS/RS , DOM , GTC , SCP , TMS , and WMS to name a few. Over the last few years, another acronym has been showing up on the radar: ESG. ESG stands for environmental, social, and governance, and is a framework that evaluates a company’s performance and ethical behavior.

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4 Trends in Freight Brokerage with Kevin Hill

The Logistics of Logistics

Kevin Hill and Joe Lynch disucss 4 trends in freight brokerage. Kevin is the Owner of Brush Pass Research , a sales and marketing research firm that helps companies sell to freight brokerages across North America. Summary: 4 Trends in Freight Brokerage Kevin Hill of Brush Past Research joins the Logistics of Logistics podcast to discuss the growth, evolution, and current state of the freight brokerage industry.

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Three Ways That Prescriptive Analytics Boosts Supply Chain Resilience

Supply Chain Brain

S upply chain leaders today can not only analyze the past and present to determine the likelihood of outcomes, but can also look to the future to manage them — a practice known as prescriptive analytics.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Happening Now: Canadian border agents to vote on a four-year agreement

West Coast and California Logistics

According to Supply Chain Dive , Canadian border agents will vote on a new four-year labor agreement with the government between June 20 and July 4. The union's negotiating committee has recommended ratifying the deal, which follows two years without a contract for the over 9,000 members of the Canada Border Services Agency.

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Your Fleet’s Guide to Navigating Clean Air Zones and Disruptions this Summer

IT Supply Chain

By Rishi Mehra (pictured) VP of Commercial Routing & Mapping Technology, Trimble The post Your Fleet’s Guide to Navigating Clean Air Zones and Disruptions this Summer appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Moving On.

Cathy Roberson

(Photo 42301371 © Flynt | Dreamstime.com) I’m not going anywhere if that was your first thought. 😂 Instead, I’m saying goodbye to Substack, for now. I’ve always been a fan of keeping things simple and so I’m moving blog posts over to my website. I’ve had the website for a while but I have used it more as a place holder.

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Negotiating Better Deals: How to Lower Your Business Supply Costs

IT Supply Chain

By Claire Lloyd (pictured) Content Writer The post Negotiating Better Deals: How to Lower Your Business Supply Costs appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Master Schedule: A Critical Function in S&OP

QAD

Introduction to Master Schedule in S&OP The master schedule – also known as production plan – is crucial within the roles and responsibilities of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). It aligns supply chain activities with the company’s strategic business goals. Thus, it is a key function in ensuring the successful implementation of the S&OP plan.

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Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes with the Power of Generative AI

Generative AI goes beyond just automating tasks and providing real-time answers. Did you know that implementing generative AI reduces sourcing cycle times and allows for faster decision-making across procurement operations? In this whitepaper — Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes With the Power of Generative AI — experts reveal how the strategic application of generative AI within procurement processes is paving the way for groundbreaking improvements.

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The Evolving Role of Strategic Leadership in Procurement – Part 2: What are COOs and supply chain managers up to and how can procurement add value?

Jaggaer

The post The Evolving Role of Strategic Leadership in Procurement – Part 2: What are COOs and supply chain managers up to and how can procurement add value? appeared first on JAGGAER.

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How Road Freight Technologies Are Reshaping Maritime Shipping Practices

NC State SCRC

Today’s blog is written by a guest writer, Graham Perry, a writer at Business Tech Innovations specializing in logistics supply chain optimization. With expertise in fleet management and transportation technology, his articles empower businesses to navigate the dynamic world of logistics with peace of mind. Maritime shipping has long been the backbone of international trade, facilitating the transport of goods across oceans and connecting distant markets.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for June 20, 2024

Supply Chain Digest

Low Cost eCars Coming. Tough ROI for DC Roof Solar. ATA Tonnage Index Up Sharply in May.

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Driver Safety Among Top Concerns for Trucking Fleet Managers in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Nearly 60% of fleet managers said that their chief concern is related to drivers knowing how to safely and correctly operate their vehicles.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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How Trip Resequencing Can Avoid Delays, Reduce Costs, and Improve Sustainability

Loginext

Trip resequencing optimizes driver stops to save time, costs, and boost sustainability for logistics companies and delivery service providers. Explore how it minimizes travel time, fuel costs, emissions, and the role of route optimization software with real-world impacts. The post How Trip Resequencing Can Avoid Delays, Reduce Costs, and Improve Sustainability appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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U.S. Lawmakers Look to Bar CHIPS Act Winners From Using Chinese Tools

Supply Chain Brain

Under a newly-proposed bill, companies such as Intel Corp. would be barred from buying chipmaking gear from entities owned or controlled by China.

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June 2024 Freight Market Update

Stord

We are about halfway through 2024. In the first half of the year, we experienced historically low rates due to excess capacity and flat freight volumes. Looking ahead, there is hope on the horizon for the back half of the year. Even though we continue to face overcapacity, trucking authorities are leaving the market and volumes are ticking higher. The back half of May displayed a 6% rate spike , with rates sustaining into June.

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The benefits of inventory management in ERP

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

What you can achieve with inventory management in ERP Inventory is a major item on a manufacturer’s balance sheet that can seriously impact cash and working capital, and inventory management in ERP can contribute to improving it. Using spreadsheets for inventory management and planning might have worked in the past, but it has become increasingly important to know in real-time what is happening with raw materials and parts delivery, warehouse stock, work-in-progress and finished goods.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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A Comprehensive Health Check for Ensuring S&OP Wellness

Supply Chain Brain

Sales and operations planning is a living, breathing process that naturally evolves over time. Still, it’s important to maintain the application’s core tenets that apply to every organization.

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How to Choose the Right Cloud Inventory Software

Unleashed

Choosing a new software vendor will impact the efficiency and profitability of your organisation for years to come. Thus, it’s not a process to be taken lightly. If you’re considering upgrading to cloud inventory software , there are some vital steps you need to take to ensure you make the right decision for your business. This guide will teach you the key criteria to consider when procuring a new inventory system, how to qualify software vendors, and precautions to take before you begin your se

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CNBC: Low-sulfur shipping rules made climate change worse, researchers say

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Low-sulfur shipping rules made climate change worse, researchers say Sent from the CNBC app.

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Will California New Rules on Freight Trains get an OK from the EPA

Supply Chain Digest

Rules Mandating Technology that does not Exist, Many Critics Say

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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How to Accurately Predict Demand in the F&B Industry?

ThroughPut

How much should you produce or purchase at a time? This question plagues decision-makers in the Food & Beverages (F&B) industry. Products such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, confectionery, and bakery items are highly sensitive, requiring meticulous handling due to hygiene and nutritional concerns, alongside their limited shelf lives. Demand fluctuations and narrow profit margins further complicate matters.

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“So, What’s Our Last Name?” Weighing the Options In a Same-Sex Marriage

BlueYonder

I’m getting married at the end of June — what a way to end Pride Month! Throughout my engagement, I’ve been faced with a number of decisions — including debating whether or not to change my last name. Do we keep our own? Do we have a hyphenated or double surname? Do we choose one last name and continue a family tradition (although as a same-sex couple, tradition isn’t exactly set up for us)?

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Cin7 Reviews: The 9 best and 8 worst Cin7 reviews this year

Unleashed

If you’re researching inventory software sometimes the most extreme reviews are the most revealing. Here we’ve collected 17 of both the best and worst Cin7 Omni reviews from review sites such as Capterra, Trustpilot and G2. We’ve also collected Cin7 reviews from software ecosystem stores such as the Xero App Store and the Shopify App Store to give you a robust sense of what real users think of the product.