Fri.May 26, 2023

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Do You Need a Graph?

Supply Chain Shaman

The market literature, currently dripping with Artificial Intelligence, primarily focuses on discussions to build better engines to drive insights. This leads me to the question, “If the car’s frame is broken, can a better engine help?” I don’t think so. The basic frame of supply chain planning–functional taxonomies for optimization on a relational database–must be redesigned before supply chain leaders can reap the benefit of deep learning, neural networks, a

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This Week in Logistics News (May 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

Last night, I took my 13-year-old son to see the movie Air, which tells the story of how Nike pursued basketball rookie Michael Jordan in 1984 to sign with the company. That move, and Michael Jordan’s incredible talent and business acumen, has turned the Jordan brand into a multi-billion-dollar business. For my son, he loved seeing how the Air Jordan prototype was created, and he considers himself a bit of a sneakerhead.


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The Outsourced Supply Chain with Hannah Kain

The Logistics of Logistics

Hannah Kain and Joe Lynch discuss the outsourced supply chain, a topic Hannah is familiar with due to ALOM ‘s extensive experience managing supply chain functions for diverse industries. Hannah is Founder and CEO of ALOM, a leading global supply chain management services and solutions provider, offering comprehensive services to Fortune 500 clients in various industries.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 26, 2023)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a busy two weeks of traveling, learning, and networking. Last week I was at the SAP Sapphire conference, and this week I was at Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2023 conference. I’ll share my takeaways from both events in upcoming posts. (Sneak peak: AI and sustainability were big topics at both.) I’m looking forward to. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 26, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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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6 Truths to Clarify and Empower Your Digital Supply Chain Strategy

The Network Effect

The post 6 Truths to Clarify and Empower Your Digital Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 05/19/2023-05/25/2023

All Things Supply Chain

Apple with Broadcom partner for US-made 5G technology Apple has struck a multibillion-dollar deal with Broadcom, a U.S. chipmaker, to collaborate on the development of 5G radio frequency components.

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Report That Alibaba Cloud Unit to Cut Workforce

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights a published report indicating that China based Alibaba’s Cloud business unit will trim its existing workforce by upwards of 7 percent. Background In early April, Supply Chain Matters highlighted reports indicating that China based Alibaba elected to split itself into six different operating entities , each focused on strategic priorities and overseen by an existing holding company.

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Winning the Inventory Game: Proven Strategies to Dodge Stockouts and Overstocking


In the world of inventory management, stockouts and overstocking can be detrimental to business success. Not having the right amount of stock available leads to work stoppages, frustrated customers, lost sales, and increased costs. To stay ahead in today’s highly competitive market, organizations must adopt smart strategies for avoiding inventory stockouts and overstocking.

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Boeing and One Airline’s CEOs Shares Candid Perspectives on the State of Commercial Aircraft Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters highlights for our readers an on-stage conversation held between the CEO ’s of Boeing and Qatar Airways at Bloomberg’s Qatar Economic Forum. Boeing CEO David Calhoun shared direct views of the state of this industry’s supply networks. Background In our ongoing coverage of commercial aircraft and aerospace industry supply chains, we have highlighted and described the various ups and downs of this industry.

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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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How procurement can create advantage in a post-volatility world


The UK posted quarterly growth of just 0.1% in Q1. Germany looks like it is heading into recession with industrial production falling in March. So, with such glacial growth in the UK and potential decline in Germany, the macroeconomic outlook is far from rosy. Of course, predicting markets is hard, but with central banks increasing interest rates in an attempt to get inflation under control, we can be sure that whilst some price volatility has dropped, strong and stable it is not!

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Why resilient and supply chain objectives can be achieved through the same means.


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Supply Chain by the Numbers for May 26, 2023

Supply Chain Digest

Nearshoring Gaining Steam. Target sees Soaring Shoplifting. Amazon still Suletting FC Space.

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Finding bulk freight capacity is easier now, but for how long?

Bulk Connection

After enduring historically tight capacity markets in the wake of the pandemic, shippers are experiencing a welcome respite. Finding bulk freight capacity is easier now than it has been in years. In this article, however, we’ll explain why this seemingly positive news may not be as good as it seems.

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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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Preventing Cross Contact at Food and Pharmaceutical Storage Facilities

Kanban Logistics

Product integrity means everything to producers of food and pharmaceutical products, so it needs to be equally important to providers of food and pharmaceutical storage facilities. We all know that these facilities must go to great lengths to keep products at appropriate temperatures and protect against damage. But, they must also prevent cross contact between products – not only to preserve product integrity, but to protect the 15 million Americans who have a food allergy.

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British Airways Cancels Dozens of Heathrow Flights After I.T. Problem

Supply Chain Brain

Most of the cancellations, which come on the busiest day for U.K. air travel since 2019, are for European and domestic flights.

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Moving to cloud-enabled SAP S/4HANA? Make sure all your B2B integrations come with you.


For so many companies around the world, SAP provides automation, integration, and intelligence that are critical to day-to-day business operations.

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Invasion of Ukraine ‘Has Fueled Funding Boom for Clean Energy’

Supply Chain Brain

For the first time in history the amount of investment going to solar is higher than the amount going to oil production

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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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Mejor Conexión gay Sitios web de 2021

Veridian Solutions

Lo mejor sitios web sitios web pueden cumplir el deseo sexual de hombres de varios grupos de edad. Este tipo de libre citas por Internet plataformas apoyo un enorme círculo de sexualmente efectivos, y están disponibles 24/7 para cualquier sentimiento coqueta. Desde estudiantes universitarios bicuriosos hasta papás de cabello plateado, nunca se sabe a quién cumplir en un favorito sitio de conexión sitio o software, así como se necesitará es un golpe, una compartida y un eficaz colección línea par

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How Learning a New Language Can Benefit in SCM


Even if we take a quick look at the current supply chain management challenges like digital transformation and demanding forecasting evaluation, it becomes obvious that learning a new language is essential. It is a reason why so many bilingual specialists often manage to establish successful careers and deal with global challenges, congestion resolution , and frequent delays at ports that take place.

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Supplier Marketing 101: What Can Procurement Learn from Marketing?

HICX Solutions

In this webinar,  Tania Seary , Founder of  Procurious , invites  Anthony Payne , CMO at  HICX  and  Nathan Hodges , Managing Director at  TrinityP3  to discuss why supplier marketing is the inevitable evolution of five key trends in the procurement space: Digitalization of the procurement function The role of Procurement becoming increasingly strategic Demands for strategic data and information exchange The need for improved process efficiencies Increasing need to become a ‘customer-of-choice’