Thu.Dec 07, 2023

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Supply Chain Resilience. Really?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I speak at the North American Manufacturing Association, Manufacturing Leadership Conference, in Nashville on the use of data to improve supply chain resilience. This follows the recent announcement by the White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience launching 30 proposed actions to strengthen America’s supply chains and the ASCM recent publication on resilience.

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Navigating the Complex World of Supply Chains: Your Guide to Success

Logistics Viewpoints

The modern supply chain is a complex beast. You might think things would become simpler after each peak of complexity, but that’s not the case. So, why not embrace complexity as the new normal and prepare for it? Let’s dive into the challenges of the supply chain and learn how to tackle them. Changing consumer expectations The driving force of complexity: changing consumer expectations.

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Human Rights Day 2023

Enterra Insights

This Sunday marks the 75th anniversary the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) — the signing of which is celebrated each year on Humans Rights Day. The theme for this year’s observance is: Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All. Article 4 of the UDHR states: “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” Three quarters of a decade since that declaration was adopted, slavery and forced labor have yet to

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Logistics in the Sports Industry: How Supply Chain Management Keeps Games Running

IT Supply Chain

By Richard Pearson (pictured) Content Writer The post Logistics in the Sports Industry: How Supply Chain Management Keeps Games Running appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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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How to Calculate Safety Stock and Evaluate Different Methods

Arkieva

Uncertainty and volatility have been around for decades. There are several methods of leveraging safety stock in the supply chain to mitigate risk. How to Calculate Safety Stock and Evaluate Different Methods was first posted on December 7, 2023 at 8:19 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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What if Your ERP Never Gets Out of the ER?

BlueYonder

How to transform your supply chain (without waiting for your ERP to recover) Wholesale distribution and manufacturing (WD&M) has entered a new era where agility, speed and accuracy are no longer nice-to-haves, but rather uncompromising must-haves for meeting the new omni-channel B2B customer expectation. Once the fast, convenient omni-channel ordering experience spearheaded by retail during the COVID-19 pandemic became the new standard, and B2B customers began to expect the same experience i

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The Future Of Work: Business Transformation In The Tech Era

IT Supply Chain

By Allen Brown (pictured) Content Writer The post The Future Of Work: Business Transformation In The Tech Era appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Supply Chain Matters Sponsorship and Promoted Content

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog announces opportunities for technology provider sponsorship and promoted content programs in 2024. Background Multi-industry supply chain management teams are increasingly tasked with supporting the basis of required business and supply chain transformational needs. They need to prepare their businesses and various functional teams to be able to flourish from or mitigate the next crisis as-well.

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How Unsecured APIs Can Eat Up Retail Revenue

IT Supply Chain

By Karl Mattson (pictured) Field CISO, Noname Security The post How Unsecured APIs Can Eat Up Retail Revenue appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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GEP Outlook Report 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Whether from geopolitical tensions or the havoc caused by the pandemic and its aftershocks, plenty of challenges remain. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.

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With Crisp, ZURU Group builds a playbook for on-shelf success

crisp

By harnessing real-time, store-level insights from retailers like Walmart, ZURU isn’t just playing in the global toy market – they’re redefining the rules. In the heart of New Zealand, a modern-day global empire flourishes, driven by a combination of cutting-edge analytics and creative imagination. Welcome to the world of ZURU Group. Founded in 2003, ZURU has expanded from its Kiwi roots to become a powerhouse in the toy industry worldwide, boasting a broad and dynamic portfolio ranging fr

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The hidden costs of voltage variations

IT Supply Chain

By James Goodby (pictured) Director, Powerdown220 The post The hidden costs of voltage variations appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on the US Jobs still Strong, but Gap with Unemployed is Shinking

Supply Chain Digest

Unusual Situation is Still there, but Trending Back to the Norm

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Wild Coffee Market Pushes Trader Mercon Into Bankruptcy

Supply Chain Brain

CEO Oscar Sevilla said in a December 6 letter to clients seen by Bloomberg News that “the macroeconomic factors working against Mercon have persisted for longer than expected.

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Supply Chain Orchestration: A New Era in Supply Chain Management

When the only certainty is uncertainty, what does that mean for today’s supply chain management approaches? This eBook delves into how supply chain orchestration can help businesses unlock agility, transparency, intelligence, and trust across their end-to-end supply chain.

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Indirect Disruption – The Butterfly Effect

QAD

The Butterfly Effect The butterfly effect rests on the notion that the world is deeply interconnected, such that one small occurrence can influence a much larger, more complex system. The effect is named after an allegory for chaos theory; it evokes the idea that a small butterfly flapping its wings could, hypothetically, cause a typhoon. Or it could not – the mind-boggling part of the butterfly effect is that it’s virtually impossible to predict whether a small system will lead to chaotic behav

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Ensuring Success in a Digital Transformation Initiative

Supply Chain Brain

Organizations across industries are investing in digital transformation. Some have succeeded in their efforts, and many have failed.

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9 Ways Mobile Data Collection Improves Safety for Workers in Your Warehouse

RFgen

It’s no secret that the warehouse setting can be dangerous. In fact, worker safety should be at the top of every warehouse manager’s priority list. If not operated thoughtfully, multiple workers are liable to be injured each year—or worse. Vehicle accidents are the most common cause of unintentional deaths in warehouses, followed by injuries from slips, trips, and falls.

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Italy Pulling Out of Belt and Road Initiative

Supply Chain Brain

Italy’s BRI participation was set to be automatically renewed in March 2024 before the country notified China it was withdrawing from the initiative.

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GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024

Your Roadmap to Smarter Spend Management in 2024 Geopolitical, economic and supply chain challenges will stick around in 2024, but don’t despair. There are strategic opportunities to leverage AI-powered technology and digital toolsets to overcome these hurdles more effectively. GEP experts in nearly two dozen critical categories guide you in the right direction in our annual comprehensive resource — GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024.

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3 Demand Forecasting Myths Debunked

Logility

In the rapidly evolving world of supply chain management, relying on outdated notions or oversimplified strategies can lead to significant missteps. That’s why adapting forecasting methods is essential to navigate the diverse and constantly changing demand patterns effectively. In this article, we’ll explore why a dynamic forecasting approach is beneficial and necessary for today’s demand planners to maintain accuracy and efficiency.

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Podcast | Will We See a U.S. Factory Boom? Not Without AI.

Supply Chain Brain

U.S. industry is fervently hoping for a resurgence in domestic manufacturing. Application of artificial intelligence is the key.

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How to Calculate the Ending Inventory

EMERGE App

One of the most critical activities when closing a financial year is calculating the ending inventory. It is every businessman’s responsibility to know how much is left at the end of such an accounting season to plan how to start the next. However, it is a common myth that such serious accounting is only for big companies or companies with hundreds of employees.

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Risky Driving Patterns Higher Before and After Holidays, Study Finds

Supply Chain Brain

Instances of harsh braking were higher the week before and after Thanksgiving when compared to the actual week of the holiday.

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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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The Magic of eCommerce Chatbots

Saleswarp

As businesses navigate the evolving digital marketplace, the integration of AI-powered e-commerce chatbots has become a common strategy. As technology advances, businesses are increasingly turning to these AI-powered assistants to streamline operations and customer experiences. What are the Benefits of E-commerce Chatbots? An e-commerce chatbot is a virtual assistant that mimics human interactions, providing real-time support to customers on your website.

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Arrest Made in London Following Sale of Unapproved Engine Parts

Supply Chain Brain

The arrest and seizure of materials took place during a raid in London, the U.K. Serious Fraud Offices said December 6.

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The Magic of eCommerce Chatbots

Saleswarp

As businesses navigate the evolving digital marketplace, the integration of AI-powered e-commerce chatbots has become a common strategy. As technology advances, businesses are increasingly turning to these AI-powered assistants to streamline operations and customer experiences. What are the Benefits of E-commerce Chatbots? An e-commerce chatbot is a virtual assistant that mimics human interactions, providing real-time support to customers on your website.

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How Manufacturers Benefit from Automation-as-a-Service

Supply Chain Brain

Combined with AI & AR/VR, AaaS streamlines operations, reduces costs, and increases productivity.

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The Art of Consistent Perfect Order Delivery: Smart Order Fulfillment Through Orchestration

Shippers and logistics service providers are pressured to match the “Amazon effect” for fast and efficient service across multiple B2C, B2B, and D2C channels. Perfect order delivery - on-time and in-full at the lowest possible cost – is critical. However, recent surveys of supply chain stakeholders reveal that many don't have the technology necessary to achieve it.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Shipping a Car to Poland from USA

I.C.E. Transport

The volume of cars shipped internationally is on the rise, with Poland becoming an increasingly popular destination for vehicles from the United States. Understanding the detailed process, regulations, and costs of car shipping is essential for a smooth experience.

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The Role of Procure-to-Pay Software in Today’s Business

ProcurePort

Efficiency and Accountability Boost: P2P is critical software that automates procurement, reducing mistakes and speeding up decision-making by removing manual inefficiencies. -Real-time visibility, data analytics, and integration with emerging technologies enhance efficiency, cost savings, and financial control, fostering transparency and accountability across procurement operations.

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JAGGAER Appoints Troy S. Meyers as Chief Customer Officer

Jaggaer

JAGGAER's latest news on procurement & sourcing. Read now: JAGGAER Appoints Troy S. Meyers as Chief Customer Officer.