Thu.Nov 30, 2023

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Supply Chain AI: Getting Started in 5 Steps

Logility

Supply Chain AI has sparked considerable excitement, shock, and fear over the past year. From Generative AI innovations like Chat GPT to industry events, analysts, and mass media stories, every business leader is being tested – from their vision and trust in the technology to internal preparations and integration of artificial intelligence into supply chain operations.

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Editor’s Choice: Fortifying Warehouse and Distribution Centers Against Cyberattacks

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Patrick Byers, DevOps Engineer at Lucas Systems, and looks at fortifying warehouse and distribution centers against cybersecurity attacks. The warehousing and distribution industry is highly reliant on technology for its operations.

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How to Boost Efficiency and Streamline Land Transport in the Logistics Industry

The Network Effect

The post How to Boost Efficiency and Streamline Land Transport in the Logistics Industry appeared first on The Network Effect.

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After Onshoring: U.S. Supply Chains Can Drive Growth and Profits Through Sustainability Initiatives

Supply Chain Brain

Fortunately, corporate renewable energy and sustainability efforts are incentivized by local, state, and federal tax incentives that help offset the cost of adoption.

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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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Driving Efficiency & Safety: Direct Sameday Partners with Microlise

IT Supply Chain

By Rob Tann (pictured) Operations Manager, Direct Sameday The post Driving Efficiency & Safety: Direct Sameday Partners with Microlise appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Maximize Efficiency and Savings: Discover the Top Benefits of Outsourcing to a 3PL Partner

ModusLink Corporation

3PL in Modern Supply Chains Introduction In the ever-changing realm of modern business, companies continually strive to refine their processes, lower expenditures, and bolster the efficiency of their supply chains. One increasingly popular approach is the delegation of responsibilities to Third-Party Logistics providers, often referred to as 3PLs. These firms provide a diverse array of services for optimizing and overseeing different facets of a company’s supply chain.

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Robots to the Rescue: Creating a Flexible Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Managing inventory is tougher than ever. For all of these challenges, legacy automation systems with inflexible footprints are no longer adequate. But help is at hand. A new generation of robots is providing the flexibility, speed and accuracy that today’s marketplace demands.

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How intelligent transport systems improve urban mobility

IT Supply Chain

By Christine Baker (pictured) Content Writer The post How intelligent transport systems improve urban mobility appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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The Ultimate Guide for Omnichannel Fulfillment Success

Supply Chain Brain

"The Ultimate Guide for Omnichannel Fulfillment Success" is a comprehensive guide outlining the importance of embracing the complexities of modern supply chains to provide seamless shopping experiences while maintaining cost controls.

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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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All the talent you need is already at your fingertips

IT Supply Chain

By Fred Voccola (pictured) CEO at Kaseya The post All the talent you need is already at your fingertips appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Steps of Supply Chain Management to Ensure the Success of Any Business

SCMDOJO

The effective execution of supply chain planning and operational solutions largely depends on a company’s capacity to pinpoint and record its preferred value measures and results, ensuring these are in sync with its service provider. Business and supply chain leaders should consider these five essential strategies when setting project objectives, to prevent a troublesome implementation.

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Buy vs Build: How to Get the Best of Both Worlds From Your Last Mile

Locus

Today’s customers have raised the bar for their expectations, prioritizing aspects like expanded delivery options, convenient product pickups, improved payment terms, and sustainable product delivery. Even B2B companies are navigating this shift to enhance delivery efficiency and sustainability. This heightened emphasis on customer experience sets the stage as we prepare for logistics and supply chain planning in 2024.

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Ten Steps for Retail Businesses to Prepare for the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)

Pivot88

Each quarter, our parent company TradeBeyond publishes its comprehensive Retail Sourcing Report , which is filled with timely research, facts, and analysis to help brands and retailers make the most informed sourcing decisions. In addition to critical updates on economic indicators and commodity prices, the new Q4 2023 Retail Sourcing Report also features an extensive, new breakout section on traceability.

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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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Unilever Implements Intelligent DPR for Ice Cream Business?

Supply Chain Management and Analytics

Unilever, Fortune 100 Global CPG Leveraged digital transformation and automation to significantly improve planner productivity, reducing manual tasks and freeing up valuable time for strategic planning. With Solvoyo, Unilever implemented an end-to-end planning process that integrates seamlessly with other supply chain functions, ensuring a holistic and integrated view of the supply chain.

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ThroughPut – SAP Integration: Unlock New Possibilities With Your SAP Data

ThroughPut

One of the oldest and most significant challenges of supply chain management has been the uninterrupted delivery of materials. Before, through, and beyond COVID-19, this story has stubbornly stayed the same – if not gotten worse. Everything is literally a material flow problem – what to produce, how much to produce, where to produce and ship, when to ship, how much to ship, and even how to ship.

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Record Shoppers for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Supply Chain Matters

Consumers reportedly utilized both online and in-store channels throughout the weekend with 121.4 million shoppers visiting physical stores. Online shoppers reportedly totaled 134.2 million shoppers, an increase of 4 million shoppers from 2022. The Black Friday holiday period was again the most visited day for in-store and online shopping. According to the NRF survey report , consumers spent $321.41 on average, slightly lower than the $325.44 on average reported for the 2022 period.

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Unilever Eliminates Silos with Production Planning & Scheduling

Supply Chain Management and Analytics

Unilever, Fortune 100 CPG Company streamlines automated production planning and decision automation with little to no human touch. Thanks to the partnership with Solvoyo, the company has eliminated gaps between planning and execution in its end-to-end supply chain. The post Unilever Eliminates Silos with Production Planning & Scheduling appeared first on Solvoyo.

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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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Combatting Growing Pains within Small Retailers

IT Supply Chain

By Chris Timmer (pictured) CEO, Linnworks The post Combatting Growing Pains within Small Retailers appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Unilever Eliminates Silos with Production Planning & Scheduling

Supply Chain Management and Analytics

Unilever, Fortune 100 CPG Company streamlines automated production planning and decision automation with little to no human touch. Thanks to the partnership with Solvoyo, the company has eliminated gaps between planning and execution in its end-to-end supply chain. The post Unilever Eliminates Silos with Production Planning & Scheduling appeared first on Solvoyo.

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The 3 Vs and As of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Digest

On the 25th Anniversary of Mesher’s 3 V’s, a Look Back at Hau Lee’s 3 A’s

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In Memoriam: Henry Kissinger

Enterra Insights

Few scholars and/or statesmen gain the notoriety and respect achieved by Henry Kissinger, who died yesterday at the age of 100. To understand how much of modern history through which personally he lived, remember that, in 1923, the Soviet Union was formed and the last U.S. troops were leaving Germany following the First World War. He witnessed the Great Depression and the rise of the Nazis, from whom his family fled.

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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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Ivalua Launches AI-Powered Virtual Assistant

Supply Chain Brain

IVA offers supplier research capabilities, market insights, legal assistance, RFP assistance and improvement plans that summarize supplier actions and suggest appropriate responses.

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Alcohol Warehousing in CA: What to Look for in a 3PL Provider

West Coast and California Logistics

California, renowned for its wine country and craft beverage scene, presents unique challenges and opportunities for business that require alcohol warehousing. In this article, we examine the key characteristics that your 3PL provider should have to safely and efficiently store and distribute alcoholic beverages from its warehouse.

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Why the Information and Communications Tech Industry Is Poised for Rapid Growth

Supply Chain Brain

This has been a challenging year for the multi-trillion-dollar information communications technology industry. Now, however, it looks like the downturn is behind us, and growth is predicted in the near term.

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The Power of Alerts and Notifications in LogiNext’s Logistics Management Software

Loginext

We understand the importance of Swift, Smart, and Seamless operations to meet the demands of the modern business world. Lets delve into a key aspect of our logistics management software that plays a pivotal role in achieving these goals— Alerts and Notifications. The post The Power of Alerts and Notifications in LogiNext’s Logistics Management Software appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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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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Bed Bath & Beyond Suing MSC for $300M

Supply Chain Brain

Bed Bath & Beyond wants MSC to pay roughly $150 million for damages as well as an equal sum for what the company described as exploitative and coercive behavior.

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Automation – When Failure Is Not an Option

QAD

I’m about to drop a mind-blowing stat on you — are you ready for it? The failure rate of digital transformation efforts is estimated to be in the range of 70 to 90%. That is not a typo. Nearly all digital transformation efforts fail , according to Forbes and McKinsey. So, why would anyone do it? Well, you know the answer to that: Because automation is revolutionizing manufacturing.

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Watch: Trends in Truckload Market Rates: Contract or Spot?

Supply Chain Brain

How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect shippers' decisions as to whether to pursue contract or spot rates in the truckload market? And what's the trend today?

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