Mon.May 13, 2024

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Labor Shortages: What Are Supply Chain and Logistics Companies Doing to Survive the Challenge?

Talking Logistics

Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Industry at Descartes Systems Group, has been our guest on Talking Logistics several times to discuss the various challenges associated with labor shortages. In a January 2022 episode we discussed, “The Labor Shortage Problem: Why It’s Bigger Than You Think.” A couple of months ago Chris shared insights from a.

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Make Room for Leadership to Drive S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

In my recent Mea Culpa post, I mentioned my prior work on Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), and the importance of leadership. Sounds easy, right? Leadership and S&OP? Shouldn’t it be like peanut butter and jelly? If you have walked in the shoes of the supply chain leader, you are probably laughing by now. What sounds so easy is very difficult.

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Coupa Leverages Community Intelligence to Power AI

Logistics Viewpoints

Leagh Turner, CEO of Coupa In December 2022, Thomas Bravo acquired the public company Coupa and took it private. In November of the following year, Leagh Turner became the new chief executive officer of Coupa. Coupa is a supplier of spend management solutions. New CEOs are brought in to drive change. Coupa grew quickly for years, but Thomas Bravo sought more profitable growth.

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Outpacing Disruption by Regionalizing Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Gartner predicts that by 2028, 70% of companies will adopt regionally diversified supply chain models to improve network resiliency in the face of ongoing global disruptions.

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Embedded Analytics Insights for 2024

Organizations look to embedded analytics to provide greater self-service for users, introduce AI capabilities, offer better insight into data, and provide customizable dashboards that present data in a visually pleasing, easy-to-access format. To better understand the factors behind the decision to build or buy analytics, insightsoftware partnered with Hanover Research to survey IT, software development, and analytics professionals on why they make the embedded analytics choices they do.

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Moving Your Supply Chain to ‘Drive’

John Galt

Explore insights from the opening keynote at Gartner Supply Chain Symposium 2024.

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Unilever Supply Chain: Lessons Learned on Digital Transformation

RFgen

From the leftover Ben & Jerry’s in your freezer to the travel-size Dove lotion abandoned somewhere at the bottom of your toiletry bag, the business responsible for these familiar household staples is the multinational consumer goods company, Unilever. A dominating force in the consumer goods industry, Unilever operates in over 280 factories and 500 warehouses, delivering to 190 countries.

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The cost of digital weighing

IT Supply Chain

By Stephen Hayes (pictured) Managing Director, Beckhoff UK The post The cost of digital weighing appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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IT Professionals Say Businesses Are 'Ill-Prepared' For Supply Chain Cyber Threats

Supply Chain Brain

Hexnode estimates that 33% of organizations fell victim to cyberattacks over the last year alone.

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Beyond the firewall

IT Supply Chain

By Zohar Kantor (pictured) Chief Revenue Officer, QualiSense The post Beyond the firewall appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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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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U.S. Supply Chain Activity Slows in April Amid Mix of Factors

Supply Chain Brain

According to S&P Global, seaborne containerized freight imports into the U.S. rose by 8% year-over-year in April.

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Superpowered by Multimillion-Dollar Investments, Supply Chains Are Ready To Shine

BlueYonder

Each year, Blue Yonder releases the findings of its annual Supply Chain Executives Survey* in conjunction with ICON, the premier conference for supply chain leaders in manufacturing, logistics and retail. Once again this year, the findings of the survey are consistent with what we’re hearing from customers in Dallas this week. First, the bad news. Based on responses from 600 C-suite and senior executives around the world, supply chain teams continue to face significant challenges — including fre

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Daily Demand Scenarios

The Smart Software

In this Videoblog, we will explain how time series forecasting has emerged as a pivotal tool, particularly at the daily level, which Smart Software has been pioneering since its inception over forty years ago. The evolution of business practices from annual to more refined temporal increments like monthly and now daily data analysis illustrates a significant shift in operational strategies.

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Exiger and Kharon Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Innovation at a Critical Moment in Global Supply Chain Risk Management

Exiger Perspectives

Risk Technology Leaders Will Collaborate to Supercharge Capabilities as Threats and Regulatory Requirements Increase WASHINGTON, DC. May 14, 2024 – In a move set to redefine the landscape of global supply chain security, Kharon, a pioneer in advanced risk analytics solutions, and Exiger, the leading supply chain and third-party risk AI company, today announced the official launch of their strategic partnership.

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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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eCommerce for Manufacturers: How an ERP can help order fulfillment

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

For manufacturers, prioritizing a seamless order fulfillment experience is key to driving repeat business. In these times where customer expectations are higher than ever, efficient order fulfillment is no longer a luxury — it’s a critical competitive advantage. However, to meet these expectations, manufacturers need to ensure a smooth flow of information between their eCommerce platform and core business functions such as inventory, finance, production, shipping, and logistics.

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Will Boeing Add to its Corporate Challenges- Labor Relations Front

Supply Chain Matters

In this industry specific Supply Chain Matters commentary , we provide perspectives on aerospace and commercial aircraft producer Boeing ’s added challenge in 2024, that being on the labor relations front. Background Prediction Four within the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group’s 2024 Predictions in Global Supply Chains , available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center , represented our belief that the increased labor activism that occurred in 2023 will continue this year, with

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Bridging The Gap Between Your Warehouse And On-Road Movement Using A Feature-Rich Transportation Management Software

Loginext

Efficient goods movement from warehouses to final destinations is crucial in supply chain management. Middle mile logistics and last mile delivery demand innovative solutions for seamless warehouse-to-road operations. LogiNext's Transportation Management Software bridges this gap, optimizing routes, consolidating shipments, and enhancing customer satisfaction.

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Energy Conservation and Environmental Regulations in Warehousing

All Things Supply Chain

Warehousing is an essential part of modern supply chain management, serving as a pivotal hub for storage, sorting and distributing goods.

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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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Charity Champions: Specialized Trucking and a Mission with Joyce Brenny

The Logistics of Logistics

Joyce Brenny and Joe Lynch discuss charity champions: specialized trucking and a mission. Joyce is the CEO & Founder of Brenny Transportation , a Minnesota based trucking company that specializes in the transportation of large, heavy, and bulky items that necessitate specialized handling, equipment, and permits. Summary: Charity Champions: Specialized Trucking and a Mission In this podcast, we explore the world of specialized trucking with Joyce Brenny, CEO and founder of Brenny Transportati

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Mastering FMCG Route to Market Execution: 3 Steps to Regional & Global Success

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Route to Market (RtM) Execution in a single market presents one set of challenges. RtM Execution in multiple markets is an altogether different proposition. Why?

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The Journey to Net-Zero: A New Approach for the Chemicals Industry

Supply Chain Brain

The chemicals industry, which contributes trillions of dollars to the global economy every year, is undergoing a significant transformation due to recent social and political trends.

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Synergy Logistics Creates New Commercial Leadership Role

SnapFulfil

Warehouse technology innovator, Synergy Logistics, has promoted Brian Kirst to Chief Commercial Officer as business continues to ramp up.

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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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Candor Introduces Reusable Cold Packaging for Shipments

Supply Chain Brain

The company says that, by consolidating deliveries of perishable and dry goods in one truck, food manufacturers, distributors and retailers can eliminate the costs of multiple deliveries.

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7 Everyday Work Problems AI Helps Me Solve – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. 7 Everyday Work Problems AI Helps Me Solve Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ.

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Faulty Warehouse Upgrade Leaves Australia's Woolworths Shelves Bare

Supply Chain Brain

Woolworths locations across Southeast Queensland reported shortages of fresh items like bread, milk, fruit, and poultry, after an upgrade to their WMS went awry.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Using AI: Your First 10 Hours – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. A Beginner’s Guide to Using AI: Your First 10 Hours Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ.

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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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What EU Sanctions on Russian LNG Would Mean for Global Gas

Supply Chain Brain

If approved, the measure would likely trigger contractual challenges for European logistics firms and political backlash from other gas-buying nations.

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Ryder Study Sees High Costs from Converting to Electric Trucks

Supply Chain Digest

As much as 114 Percent Higher Operating Costs in Georgia versus Diesel Tractors

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Watch: What’s Fueling the Shift of Manufacturing to Mexico?

Supply Chain Brain

Carlos Sugich, partner at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer, discusses the factors that are causing manufacturers to nearshore production in Mexico.

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