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Requested Date or Promised Date

Demand Driven Technologies

Service rate – on time in full – is THE most important performance measure for a supply chain – it measures our ability to deliver on time. OK, but what does “deliver on time” mean? Does this mean: -Deliver on the date requested by the customer? -Deliver within a predefined timeframe? -Deliver on the date.

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Gartner Top 25: The Beauty Contest of Underperformers

Supply Chain Shaman

My LinkedIn news feed is full of congratulatory notes for companies listed on the Gartner Top 25 released yesterday. Tech companies celebrate their companies on the list, consultants give themselves pats on the back, and the companies making the list congratulate their employees. My issue is that the Gartner methodology celebrates underperformers. The lack of clarity and discipline in the methodology gives the industry a false signal to define supply chain excellence.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 24, 2024)

Talking Logistics

It’s the Friday leading into Memorial Day weekend. I suspect many of you have taken today off from work, as I have (I’m on my way to Ithaca, New York for my son’s graduation from Cornell), so I’ll make it quick and simple this morning. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 24, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 18 – 24)

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I attended the Blue Yonder ICON conference. My write-up gets into all of the great things I saw while at the show. But there is an underlying benefit to work travel sometimes – watching movies on my flight that I might not otherwise have time for. On my flight to Dallas, I finally got a chance to watch a movie I had been excited to see since it was announced – The Iron Claw.

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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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Embracing Probabilistic Planning in Supply Chain Planning

John Galt

In supply chain planning, an end-to-end probabilistic approach provides a wide range of probabilities to decode uncertainty. Read more.

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Understanding Datacenter Static Proxies

IT Supply Chain

By Rob Jackson (pictured) Content Writer The post Understanding Datacenter Static Proxies appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Solvoyo Named a High Performer by G2 in Supply Chain Planning for Spring 2024

Supply Chain Management and Analytics

At Solvoyo, we are delighted to announce that G2, the world’s largest tech marketplace, has honored us with the Best Support badge and multiple High Performer badges in various categories, including Supply Chain Suites, Supply Chain Planning, and Demand Planning. Additionally, we have been recognized as a Momentum Leader and awarded the EMEA High Performer … Continue reading "Solvoyo Named a High Performer by G2 in Supply Chain Planning for Spring 2024" The post Solvoyo Named a High

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How Mining Evolved from Stone Tools to Automation and AI

IT Supply Chain

By Claire Lloyd (pictured) Content Writer The post How Mining Evolved from Stone Tools to Automation and AI appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Pfizer Targets Operational Cuts and Added Efficiencies

Supply Chain Matters

Vaccine and biologics medicines provider Pfizer has announced a goal to secure $1.5 billion in new cost cuts which are to be focused on operational and supply chain efficiencies. Background At the height of the Covid-19 global pandemic pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer and Moderna which invested billions in mRNA biologics devilment were able to accomplish record development of effective Covid-19 vaccines that were able to mitigate a more significant global-wide death toll.

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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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Beyond Invoices: Upwell’s Growth Solutions with Charley Dehoney

The Logistics of Logistics

Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss beyond invoices – Upwell’s growth solutions. Charley is the CEO and Co-founder of Upwell , a tech firm that streamlines accounts receivable using artificial intelligence. Summary: Beyond Invoices: Upwell’s Growth Solutions Charley Dehoney , CEO and Co-founder of Upwell, shares his journey from multi-sport athlete to successful logistics startup founder.

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Trip Report on Gartner Supply Chain Symposium 2024 Part 3

Supply Chain Digest

More Review of Key Breakout Sessions

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Five Warning Signs of Inefficient Dock Scheduling

C3 Solutions

As a provider of a dock scheduling software , we experience many different approaches to managing the traffic in and out of the distribution center. Each operation has its own unique set of challenges and consequently unique problems. Most of the operations that we come across are very manual – the closest thing to an appointment scheduling system is usually a colourful spreadsheet or that antiquated green screen.

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Driving Sustainable and Clean Logistics: How Car Companies in The US Are Leading The Charge


Explore how leading automotive manufacturers are revolutionizing the industry with sustainable innovations. From Ford's electric trucks and Tesla's energy solutions to Toyota's hybrid technology and Nissan's pioneering EVs, discover the strategies and technologies driving the shift towards greener, cleaner transportation and logistics. The post Driving Sustainable and Clean Logistics: How Car Companies in The US Are Leading The Charge appeared first on

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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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Chinese EV Companies Look to Sidestep New U.S. Import Levies

Supply Chain Brain

Between April and May, Container xChange customers in China are also reporting an 88% increase in average container prices.

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The Latest Road Safety Technology for Better Logistics and Transportation


Explore the cutting-edge road safety technologies revolutionizing logistics and transportation. From Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication to telematics, autonomous vehicles, and predictive analytics, these innovations help prevent accidents, improve driver safety, and ensure efficient, timely deliveries.

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Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization – guide for 2024


Managing inventory in a supply chain is complex due to issues like downtime, delays, and demand fluctuations. Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) is the solution, offering a sophisticated approach to optimizing stock levels, reducing costs, and improving service. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore MEIO’s key know-how, benefits, challenges, real-life examples, and implementation steps, providing you with the knowledge to revolutionize your inventory management.

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Is Shopify the Best eCommerce Website Platform?

IT Supply Chain

Discover if Shopify is the right ecommerce platform for your business.

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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