Fri.Dec 01, 2023

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This Week in Logistics News (November 25 – December 1)

Logistics Viewpoints

To say that Black Friday weekend shopping was a success would be an understatement. In fact, to kick off the holiday shopping season, a record 200.4 million shoppers hit the stores and the internet to capitalize on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. The turnout topped last year’s figure of 196.7 million shoppers and the NRF’s forecast for about 182 million people during the five-day weekend.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 1, 2023)

Talking Logistics

We’ve entered the final month of 2023 and I have a terrible case of writer’s block this morning. So, with the few words I have, let’s just go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. AI: “As Critical as Oxygen” “AI helps us with everything we do leading. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 1, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Scaling a FreightTech Business with Mark McEntire

The Logistics of Logistics

Mark McEntire and Joe Lynch discuss scaling a FreightTech business. Mark is the Chief Executive Officer off Princeton TMX , a SaaS-based transportation management system (TMS). About Mark McEntire Mark McEntire is the Chief Executive Officer at Princeton TMX, a SaaS-based transportation management system (TMS). Founded in 2016, and located in Fort Wayne, IN, Princeton TMX provides an intuitive user experience, configured to meet specific business requirements and streamline, automate, and opti

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Revolutionizing Retail: Navigating the Logistics Maze with Logistics Management Software

Loginext

This White Paper will provide you detailed insights into the numerous challenges faced by the retail and eCommerce industry and how LogiNext's Logistics Management Software helps overcome these challenges and significantly improve ROI. The post Revolutionizing Retail: Navigating the Logistics Maze with Logistics Management Software appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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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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Performance Testing on iOS: Optimizing Apps for Seamless User Experience

IT Supply Chain

By Richard Pearson (pictured) Content Writer The post Performance Testing on iOS: Optimizing Apps for Seamless User Experience appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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A History of Robots in the Warehouse: From da Vinci to the Future

Locus Robotics

By Mary Hart Although robots may be something you haven’t considered for your warehouse with manual operations, the concept of robots has been around for a while. In fact, the term “robot” has been in use since before anyone reading this was born – unless you’re 103 or older. We’ve seen robots evolve from far-fetched science fiction to an indispensable part of modern supply chain and warehouse operations.

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Panama Canal Water Levels Will Affect Western Trade in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

In response to the ongoing crisis, carriers have begun redirecting their shipments to the U.S. West Coast or have opted for alternative routes via the Suez Canal.

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ShipBob’s 2023 BFCM Data: See How Brands Performed This Black Friday Cyber Monday Weekend

ShipBob

[The data points shared in this post were also featured on CNBC.] It doesn’t seem possible – and yet, every year, BFCM manages to get bigger. While many were concerned that rising inflation might deter consumers, Black Friday Cyber Monday 2023 ended up being a record-breaking success. Online shoppers turned out in droves to ring in the holiday season, while millions of ecommerce brands kicked into high gear to meet demand.

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Japan Plans to Stop Building Unabated Coal Power Plants

Supply Chain Brain

The promise aligns with commitments made by the Group of Seven (G7) developed nations to bring an end to unabated coal-fired power generation as soon as possible.

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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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Exploring the Main Functions of E-Procurement Systems

ProcurePort

In the rapidly evolving landscape of modern business, organizations are constantly seeking innovative ways to streamline their processes, enhance efficiency, and cut costs. One such technological advancement that has significantly transformed the traditional procurement process is the implementation of electronic procurement systems, commonly known as e-procurement systems.

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Mars Responds to Child Labor Accusations

Supply Chain Brain

The investigation found children as young as five years old using machetes to harvest the cocoa beans that ended up in someMars products.

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Strategies for Mitigating Cyber Fraud: Five Essential Tips for Safeguarding Your Company in 2024

Jaggaer

JAGGAER's latest news on procurement & sourcing. Read now: Strategies for Mitigating Cyber Fraud: Five Essential Tips for Safeguarding Your Company in 2024.

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The Wall Street Journal E-Edition Article

Operations and Supply Chain Management

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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.