Wed.Mar 27, 2024

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Collaboration vs. Cooperation in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

In an April 2015 Harvard Business Review article titled “There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration,” Ron Ashkenas writes, “Having worked with hundreds of managers over the years, I’ve seen that very few admit to being poor collaborators, mostly because they mistake their cooperativeness for being collaborative.” What’s the difference between the two?

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Robots Take Center Stage at MODEX 2024

Logistics Viewpoints

MODEX is the leading trade show for supply chain, logistics, and material handling solutions in North America. It showcases the latest products, technologies, and services from over 900 exhibitors across various sectors and industries. MODEX 2024, held in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 11 to 14, attracted more than 35,000 attendees and featured over 150 educational sessions, keynote speakers, and networking events.

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The $440 Billion Logistics Problem with Ilya Preston

The Logistics of Logistics

Ilya Preston and Joe Lynch discuss the $440 billion logistics problem. Ilya is Co-Founder & CEO at PAXAFE , a company that provides an autonomous AI-enabled decision support system for quality, transportation & supply chain leaders to exhibit resiliency and automation from their visibility investments. About Ilya Preston Ilya is Co-Founder & CEO at PAXAFE.

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How Supply Chains Can Support Second-Hand eCommerce

Supply Chain Brain

Second-hand e-commerce has witnessed something of a boom period in recent years, fueled largely by changing consumer attitudes towards affordability, longevity, sustainability, and effectiveness.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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4 Key Takeaways From MODEX 2024

Tecsys

Each year during the ides of March, the supply chain community gathers in either chilly Chicago for ProMat — and deep-dish pizza and beef sandwiches — or sunny Atlanta for MODEX , soul food and southern hospitality. ProMat and MODEX alternate years, and 2024 was MODEX’s turn. I attended ProMat in 2023, but this was my first time at MODEX.

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Building purpose driven supply chain visibility like DHL, FedEx, and Amazon for your retail and CPG business

Loginext

Building purpose driven supply chain visibility like DHL, FedEx, and Amazon for your retail and CPG business Every customer in today’s world expects speedy delivery and visibility into their order along the way. The ongoing process of spearheading the push of end-to-end visibility and transforming the entire supply-chain management was primarily initiated by large players […] The post Building purpose driven supply chain visibility like DHL, FedEx, and Amazon for your retail and CPG busine

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Best Supply Chain Management Software for Mac 2024

SCMDOJO

The world of supply chain management is fast-paced. Hence, leveraging the right technological tools becomes not only beneficial. It is also a means to maintain a competitive edge and operational excellence. For those who use a Mac as their trusted companion in 2024, the hunt ends here. This comprehensive guide highlights software that stands out. However, it goes beyond mere listings.

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Is End-to-End Pull Flow Possible for Your Company?

Demand Driven Technologies

Pull flow is not a new technique. In the industrial era, Kanban loops have been around since at least the middle of the 20th century. The principle has likely been around for much longer, since it’s so simple and logical: replace what has been consumed, to align the supply chain with actual consumption.

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AI in the Retail Industry: Benefits, Case Studies & Examples

ThroughPut

The Evolution of Retail Supply Chain & Logistics: A Pre-AI Overview In the pre-AI era, the retail sector was markedly different, especially since the traditional supply chain and logistics models were largely driven by manual labor. Every aspect of operations, be it managing the inventory, forecasting demand or fulfilling orders was dependent on human wisdom and intuition.

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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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Baltimore Bridge Collapse- A Reminder of Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Matters

A day has passed after a container ship lost power and crashed into a support pylon of Baltimore, Maryland’s Francis Scott Key Bridge in the early morning hours of March 26. The collision caused this massive bridge spanning 1.6 miles to partially collapse into the Patapsco River that leads to the Port of Baltimore. This disaster has made U.S. and global wide headlines, not only for the significance of such a tragedy, but as a fresh reminder that events of such magnitude are now part of the land

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March 27, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home March 27, 2024 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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Supply Chain by the Numbers for March 28, 2024

Supply Chain Digest

US Oil Production Surges. Manhattan Congestion Pricing. Court Rules Amazon Flex Drivers are Employees.

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The ‘No-Fail’ Mission to Protect the Red Sea Isn’t Working

Supply Chain Brain

For all the costly hardware the U.S. and its allies have thrown at Houthi rebels, they haven’t been able to stop the attacks on freighters and warships in the Red Sea.

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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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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week onThe Growing Risk of Freight Fraud

Supply Chain Digest

Wall Street Journal Graphic Nicely Shows How It Works

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Survey: Furniture Home Delivery Service Key to Customer Loyalty

Supply Chain Brain

Retailers are being forced to adapt to the emphasis buyers of home furnishing now put on overall service and last-mile delivery experience, over brand loyalty.

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The Red Sea Dilemma for Shippers: Extended Transit, Rising Costs and Increased CO2 Emissions

All Things Supply Chain

Amidst escalating attacks and a seemingly unending crisis, the Red Sea predicament is poised to disrupt trade volumes significantly and pose formidable challenges to shippers’ operational strategies at least in…

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Collapse of Baltimore Bridge Highlights the Cost of Failing to Safeguard Critical Spans

Supply Chain Brain

The collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge raises urgent questions about the vulnerability of infrastructure that keeps ships flowing through vital U.S. ports.

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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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Five ways to team up and deter supplier fraud

HICX Solutions

By Costas Xyloyiannis, CEO of HICX Despite best efforts, Finance leaders struggle to allay the tactics of criminals posing as suppliers. Fraudsters would be easier to deter if Finance had a steady source of accurate supplier information. In practice, though this information is notoriously inaccurate. The department responsible for managing supplier information, Procurement, works closely with Finance.

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Collapse of Baltimore Bridge Highlights the Cost of Failing to Safeguard Critical Spans

Supply Chain Brain

The collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge raises urgent questions about the vulnerability of infrastructure that keeps ships flowing through vital U.S. ports.

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7 Ways Retailers Can Reduce Delivery Costs

Locus

Picture this: you’re caught between two tsunamis coming at you from opposite directions. Pretty daunting, right? Well, that’s a pretty good metaphor for what retailers are facing these days. On one hand, they’re battling shrinkage, which includes inventory losses from both operational slip-ups and theft. On the other, there’s this massive wave of returns they need to manage.

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Underwater Robots Are Helping Maritime Shipping Clean Up Its Act

Supply Chain Brain

Neptune's robot cleans up biofouling: the algae, seaweed, barnacles and other organisms that accumulate on hulls, adding drag and reducing fuel efficiency.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Ready when you are – How releasing your working capital gives you the freedom to move.

Taulia

Uncertain economic times, turbulent geopolitics, and ever-shifting regulatory requirements mean more businesses than ever are getting stuck on the same path. The post Ready when you are – How releasing your working capital gives you the freedom to move. appeared first on Taulia.

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Watch: How AI Addresses Inventory Challenges

Supply Chain Brain

Artificial intelligence can help eliminate unneeded inventory, says Sankalp Arora, chief executive officer and co-founder of Gather AI.

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Savant Talks: Kattis Åström on the importance of CX

Savant Events

Get ready to dive into the world of customer experience with Kattis Åström, Chief Experience Officer at CDON. With a background rooted in the nonprofit sector, Kattis brings a unique perspective to the e-commerce industry, emphasizing the importance of strategic marketing and customer-centric approaches. Join us as Kattis shares her insights on driving sales, enhancing profitability, and the pivotal role of customer experience in today’s competitive landscape.

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UN Report Reveals Over a Billion Tons of Food are Thrown Away Every Year

Supply Chain Brain

A majority of the world's food waste comes from households, comprising roughly 60% of the billion tons thrown away in 2022.

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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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How Advanced Inventory Control Unlocks Business Growth

RFgen

For any business that handles materials or fixed assets, inventory control is central to operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. To manage inventory efficiently requires technology. However, efficiency and optimization only come from advanced inventory control software. These inventory solutions help businesses simplify and automate complex supply chain processes more effectively than ever before.

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Sounds Alarm Over China's Surplus of Green Technology

Supply Chain Brain

China's surplus of solar power, electric vehicles, and lithium-ion batteries allows them to ship those products to other countries at lower rates.

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Demand Planning Data Sources: ERP, CRM & PLM

QAD

Having a good Supply Chain Management (SCM) process is crucial for offering excellent customer service. Research from Gartner found that 83% of businesses believe that the supply chain is key to enhancing customer experience. And one of the keys for a good supply chain management (SCM) is gathering data from various areas of the business. You should then process this data using a well-organized and unified approach.