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How To Jump

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I published an article on outside-in planning. The article introduced the concept of self-service planning and challenged companies to rethink the concepts of supply chain planning. For me, the concepts of outside-in and self-service planning are intertwined. Let’s start with definitions: Self Service Planning: Decision support technologies designed for business leaders to use analytic techniques on a collaborative platform to improve business planning.

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Decision Science and the Supply Chain’s Decision Abyss

Enterra Insights

Business experts continue to encourage companies to become data-driven enterprises. Personally, I prefer the term decision-driven enterprises. Data only becomes valuable when it provides insights that lead to action (i.e., a decision). As Bain analysts, Michael C. Mankins and Lori Sherer , explain, “The best way to understand any company’s operations is to view them as a series of decisions.”[1] They add, “We know from extensive research that decisions matter — a lot.

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The Top 5 Concerns For Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

C3 Solutions

This blog delves into the 5 primary concerns highlighted in the Material Handling Institute's recent study: Agility, costs, labor, sustainability, and visibility.

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Driving Tech Adoption for Supply Chain Visibility and Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

As the backbone of global trade and commerce, transportation and logistics companies are under increasing pressure to enhance efficiency, reduce costs and meet sustainability goals.

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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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The Role Data Analytics Plays is Transforming Supply Chain Efficiency

IT Supply Chain

By Paul Williamson (pictured) Content Writer The post The Role Data Analytics Plays is Transforming Supply Chain Efficiency appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Human-Friendly Observability With Generative AI

BlueYonder

Gaurav Behere is a Senior Technical User Interface Architect designing and architecting the Integrated Business Planning Spaces for the Blue Yonder Cognitive Supply Chain Platform and its offerings. Today, he sheds some light onto a Generative AI approach into an end-to-end traceability from the lens of a laymen of a technical matrix in a cloud offering.

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Helping Companies Identify Environmental Sustainability Opportunities

Arena Solutions

This year, April 22 marks the 55th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day. Since 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG continues to raise public awareness and concern about conservation and sustainability for planet Earth. In the spirit of Earth Day, PTC signed the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitment letter acknowledging the importance and urgency of sustainability and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

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How Transportation and Logistics Companies like UPS Stay Ahead with Dynamic Transportation Management Software

Loginext

UPS harnesses advanced transportation management software to streamline operations and stay competitive in the global market. This technology reduces costs, enhances operational visibility, and improves customer service, setting new standards for logistics excellence. By continually optimizing their supply chain management, UPS not only meets but exceeds customer expectations, ensuring efficient and reliable delivery across over 200 countries and territories, solidifying their position as a lead

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MODEX 2024: Supply Chain Lessons from the Frontlines

QAD

MODEX 2024, one of the largest supply chain trade shows in the USA, held at the sprawling Georgia World Congress Center, brought together supply chain professionals from around the world to explore the latest trends and innovations shaping the industry. Amidst the buzz and dizzying array of massive robotic displays and automated solutions covering an area equivalent to many city blocks, these overarching themes emerged: the imperative of supply chain resilience, agility and sustainability.

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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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Earth Breeze Selects Stord Order Management System (OMS) to Manage and Optimize Operations Amid Accelerated Growth

Stord

ATLANTA, April 16, 2024— Earth Breeze —the leader in the rapidly-growing, revolutionary laundry detergent sheet category—selects Stord One Commerce —the order and inventory management software (OMS) that helps brands orchestrate, connect, and optimize their supply chains—to power operations at scale. After experiencing several years of hypergrowth, Earth Breeze sought software that could automate its increasingly complex operations process and centralize its supply chain visibility.

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Achieving Supply Chain Sustainability Success

MercuryGate

The journey toward greener supply is not without its challenges. The path forward may seem unclear, complex, and even insurmountable at times, but even the smallest of changes can make a difference. The post Achieving Supply Chain Sustainability Success appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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Apple Dethroned in Global Smartphone Industry Leadership

Supply Chain Matters

This week, business media headlines are citing market quantitative research firm IDC indicating that in Q1-2024, Samsung Electronics surpassed Apple as the designated leader in global smartphone shipments. Reportedly, Apple’s iPhone shipments declined 9.6 percent in Q1-2024, to 50.1 million units. Industry rival Samsung ’s smartphone shipments reportedly fell a mere 0.7 percent to 60.1 million units, according to IDC data.

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Navigating the Supply Chain: The Crucial Role of Mobile Device Management Software

AB&R

In the intricate web of supply chain management, every link plays a vital role in the success of the entire operation. From the initial procurement of raw materials to the final delivery of goods, efficiency and coordination are paramount. Amidst this complexity, the adoption of Mobile Device Management (MDM) software emerges as a beacon of efficiency and security, particularly within supply chain warehouses.

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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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U.S. Announces Samsung Electronics Incentives for Semiconductor Production

Supply Chain Matters

The U.S. Commerce Department has awarded a $6.4 billion grant to Samsung Electronics to build an advanced semiconductor fab capabilities in Tyler, Texas. The move follows a $6.6 billion grant awarded to Taiwan based TSMC to build advanced semiconductor fab capabilities in Arizona. As noted in a prior Supply Chain Matters semiconductor supply chain commentary, The Wall Street Journal had previously reported that Samsung Electronics would be doubling its planned U.S. chip production presence in Te

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Watch: Navigating Your Supply Chain Challenges — Help Is on the Way

Supply Chain Brain

Uncertainty is the only certainty in supply chain these days, so implementing the right technology in your operations is key, says Benji Fountain, account manager at enVista.

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How Technology Can Help You Grow Your Business

IT Supply Chain

By Ian Benson (pictured) Content Writer The post How Technology Can Help You Grow Your Business appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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April 16, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home April 16, 2024 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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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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ERP Resellers: 4 Factors to Consider When Evaluating Vendors

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Choosing an ERP Vendor Partner: Key Considerations for Success with SYSPRO As a software reseller or system integrator, your success is intrinsically tied to the solutions and company you choose to represent. Your future growth and your bottom line are directly impacted by the tangibles—and intangibles—a software vendor can offer, so the selection of a partner is critical.

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Number of Boeing Workers Reporting Safety Concerns Skyrockets in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Boeing vice president Lisa Fahl says that the number of workers using the company's service to report safety concerns has risen by 500%.

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Dumarey: procurement becomes smart with BearingPoint and JAGGAER

Jaggaer

JAGGAER's latest news on procurement & sourcing. Read now: Dumarey: procurement becomes smart with BearingPoint and JAGGAER.

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Nissan Looks to Tesla’s Style of Carmaking to Build Cheaper EVs

Supply Chain Brain

The carmaker will use machines with about 6,000 tons of force to make the rear floors of EVs to be sold from fiscal 2027 onward.

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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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How AI Helps Procurement Professionals Advance Their Organizations

Supply Chain Brain

In addressing the headcount gap, artificial intelligence is more than a tool. It’s a force multiplier for procurement professionals.

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Samsung to Get $6.5B in Federal Funds to Build Semiconductor Plants in Texas

Supply Chain Brain

Samsung will get $6.5 billion in federal funds, while the company will invest $40 billion of its own into the project.

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New 'eRegs' Tool Gives Drivers Digital Access to FMCS Safety Regulations

Supply Chain Brain

The web and mobile app gives drivers the ability to read and annotate the FMCSRs, as well as highlight and bookmark specific sections.

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Warns Iran of 'Economic Spillover' After Missile Attack

Supply Chain Brain

Secretary Yellen said she expects "additional sanctions" against Iran sometime in the coming days.

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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.