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Are You Caught in the Middle?


Do you fall into the gray area of companies who require advanced planning capabilities but lack the resources of larger companies? Arkieva+ is for you. Are You Caught in the Middle? was first posted on May 23, 2023 at 8:14 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement.

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Building on the Real-Time Visibility Foundation to Eliminate Silos and Achieve Huge Leaps in Efficiency – Use Case by Use Case

Logistics Viewpoints

In early May, I participated in one of the supply chain industry’s premier events, which attracted more than 3,500 logistics professionals. I attend this conference every year, but this time, strolling the exhibition floor and surveying the 110+ technology providers’ latest wares, I was struck by a dichotomy. On the one hand, technology has undeniably helped the supply chain industry solve a multitude of previously intractable problems, making supply chains significantly less fragile in the proc


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ToolsGroup and illycaffè to Present at Gartner Supply Chain Symposium, June 5-7, in Barcelona


ToolsGroup customer, illycaffè, will share how probabilistic forecasting supports a customer-centric planning process, helps guarantee product availability, and successfully navigates uncertainty. MILAN and BOSTON – May 23, 2023 – ToolsGroup announced today that we are exhibiting at the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, June 5-7.

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Making Better Decisions with Decision Science

Enterra Insights

According to Sheldon H. Jacobson , a Founder Professor of Computer Science at University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), “We live in a data-centric world, with artificial intelligence (AI) as the engine that increasingly drives decision-making.”[1] He adds, “Companies and government agencies all seek to make smarter decisions, often working with incomplete data, to gain competitive advantages. … Data-driven decision-making is the catchphrase of government and industry lea

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Geopolitical & Regulatory Issues: The Path Forward in Supply Chain & Logistics

Speaker: Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD - President of LMA Consulting Group, S&OP Expert, and Speaker

The world of supply chain and logistics has been plagued with volatility, disruptions, and increased regulations. Several issues are converging simultaneously, creating a precarious path forward. In this webinar, we will talk about the current status of the supply chain and what the successful and unsuccessful paths forward will look like. Join demand planning and SIOP expert Lisa Anderson for a riveting discussion evaluating the geopolitical landscape and looking at the bigger picture to create

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The German Supply Chain Law Effects on Global Trade and Compliance

ModusLink Corporation

German Supply Chain Law Global trade is essential today as it allows countries to specialize in producing goods and services that they are most efficient at while enabling them to access a broader range of products worldwide. This leads to higher efficiency, lower costs, improved digitalization and automation , and more significant innovation. Ultimately, this benefits both producers and consumers as supply chain optimization depends on smooth global relationships and trade.

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Electric Utilities’ Problems with Spare Parts

The Smart Software

Every organization that runs equipment needs spare parts. All of them must cope with issues that are generic no matter what their business. Some of the problems, however, are industry specific. This post discusses one universal problem that manifested in a nuclear plant and one that is especially acute for any electric utility. The post Electric Utilities’ Problems with Spare Parts appeared first on Smart Software.

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How supply chain issues are impacting the UK real estate industry

IT Supply Chain

By Ian Benson (pictured) Content Writer The post How supply chain issues are impacting the UK real estate industry appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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How to Navigate ESG Risk with Supplier Management Software


Early adopters of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives should be patting themselves on the back. ESG activity, initially driven by consumer demand and a general desire to do better, has grown into a massive movement that’s captured the attention of customers, investors and governments worldwide. ESG requirements can no longer be ignored, but they shouldn’t be feared, either.

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The most dangerous industries to work in

IT Supply Chain

By Dwight J. Lawrence (pictured) Content Writer The post The most dangerous industries to work in appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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Forced Labor in the Automotive Supply Chain: What Car Companies Can Do


Believe it or not, the car you’re driving around likely has parts made with forced labor. If you drive a car from Volkswagen-Audi, Honda, Ford, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Tesla, Renault, NIO, or Stellantis—the parts in your car have a high risk of being sourced from companies linked to abuses in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China; the region targeted by the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, (UFLPA).

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A Brief Guide To Defence Supply Chain Management

IT Supply Chain

By Amanda Nelson (pictured) Professional Content Writer The post A Brief Guide To Defence Supply Chain Management appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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U.S. Companies Begin Providing Supply Chain Finance Program Details

Supply Chain Brain

PPG, LyondellBasell, Fluence Energy and Viatris were some of the first companies to disclose their supply chain financing data under the FASB's new rule.

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Ford Motor Moves Deeper Into Supply Network Vertical Integration

Supply Chain Matters

This week Ford Motor Company in conjunction with a two-day investor event, announced strategic commodity supply deals with four suppliers, two of which are the globe’s largest producers of lithium , a critical strategic commodity for electric-vehicle production needs. From our lens, these deals represent examples of both supply network vertical integration along with supply network resiliency moves.

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ESG Reporting: It Is Inevitable, But It Doesn’t Mean That It Must Be Complicated

In these challenging times, climate change must inevitably be a top-of-mind priority. We need to act now by making the right decisions. 2022 was the year of corporate commitments to sustainability, and 2023 is the year where promises become proposals, mission statements become metrics, and aims become actions. New regulations have been set regarding the corporates, and they must comply.

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Evolving the Healthcare Supply Chain: A Proactive Approach


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Learnings and Insights From the 2023 Gartner® Supply Chain Symposium


Earlier this month, at the 2023 Gartner® Supply Chain Symposium in Orlando, Florida, there were many key supply chain themes that emerged. This blog highlights these themes, as well as how the Gartner Magic Quadrants are evolving. Key Supply Chain Themes There is a path to supply chain reinvention! According to Miguel Cossio of Gartner in his session “The Path to Reinvention to the Supply Chain of the Future,” about half of CEOs and executive teams surveyed believe that supply chain is equally a

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New Business Models Require New Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Digital capabilities are creating smarter and better-informed customers, both in the B2B and B2C spaces.

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Companies Unveil Details About Supply-Chain Financing Under New Rule – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. Companies Unveil Details About Supply-Chain Financing Under New Rule Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ.

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Return to Success: Streamlining Returns in the Supply Chain for Enhanced Efficiency

Speaker: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Research Manager for the Reverse Logistics Association

In today's competitive business landscape, providing a seamless return experience and maintaining an efficient supply chain are critical to customer satisfaction and loyalty. Businesses need to leverage advanced tracking systems and data analytics to identify bottlenecks and improve supply chain visibility. Efficient return management stands as a crucial strategy for optimizing the supply chain.

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Empowering the Manufacturing Workforce with AR/VR Technologies

DELMIA Quintiq

Digital transformation remains a top priority for manufacturers in 2023. Yet, despite the movement entailing increased automation and less human intervention (in theory), manufacturing personnel are still essential to transformation. The paradox is that as more advanced manufacturing technologies are introduced, the more critical human employees become.

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Tips on Order Fulfillment of Supplements and Vitamins

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In 2022, the market size for online vitamin and dietary supplement sales grew to $29 billion. This reflects an average growth rate of 16.8% per year within the industry between 2017 and 2022. With the anticipated growth this year and beyond, you need a fulfillment partner that can help you keep up with volumes ‒ and ensure the most efficient warehousing and shipping solutions.

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Ocean Freight 2023 Update with Trent Morris

Logistics Bureau

Gain insights into the latest trends in ocean freight from an international logistics perspective and discover how the industry is evolving in terms of global shipping operations. We welcomed back our popular guest – Trent Morris to give us an International Logistics Updates for 2023!  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: 10 Freight Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Freight Benchmarking: What Is It?

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Finding Shipping Companies for UK to USA Ocean Freight

I.C.E. Transport

The USA is the UK’s no. 1 export partner – accounting for more than a third of goods exports in 2022. In a sea of options for shipping companies UK to USA, finding a reliable and cost-effective partner can seem daunting, especially when it comes to heavy and oversized cargo. Whether you’re a small shipper or a seasoned UK freight forwarder looking for a stateside partner, there are some key factors to consider in your search.

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eCommerce Sustainability: A Comprehensive Look at 2023 Consumer Attitudes

Sifted surveyed 500 consumers to understand their attitudes toward sustainable shipping practices. Their report outlines how important it is to them, how price impacts that importance, and what sacrifices they're willing to make for greener shipping.

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Revolutionizing Parcel Transportation & Courier Services: MercuryGate TMS Case Studies


The parcel transportation and courier market has become a critical component of the global economy, estimated to represent an astounding $413 billion worldwide. As e-commerce expands and reliance on flexible home delivery grows, the parcel and courier services industry is more important than ever. The post Revolutionizing Parcel Transportation & Courier Services: MercuryGate TMS Case Studies appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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UPS Healthcare Opens New Logistics Facility in Singapore

Supply Chain Brain

The new 93,646-square-foot facility located in Tuas, Singapore will be able to store healthcare products in temperatures ranging from -176 degrees to 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Die die meisten weg von Werden

Veridian Solutions

Wir Installiert Mit Zwanzig Frauen Letzte Sommer – hier ist was I gelernt Es mag klingen wie ein Traum verwirklicht werden zu praktisch jedem des Lauf- Junggesellenabschiede, die in ihrer Singularität schwelgen, aber für vollständige Sommerzeit , Ich haben mit viel Damen geschlafen. Wie viel. Ich bin nicht rufe diese Tatsache nicht dafür aus, Freiheiten zu prahlen, noch bin Ich bezweifeln, dass ich glücklich mit was passiert ist – aber für alle Absichten und Zwecke – Ich bin nu

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Apple Announces Multibillion-Dollar Component Deal with Broadcom

Supply Chain Brain

The deal will see the company develop 5G RF and wireless connectivity components for Apple while Broadcom will be able to invest in more automation projects.

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Disruption Reimagined: How to Conquer, Not Crumble, During Supply Chain Instability

Speaker: Robyn O’Brien - Founder of Sirona Ventures, Adjunct Professor at Rice University’s Business School, Supply Chain Optimization and Logistics Expert

Today’s supply chain leaders are required to stay strong in the face of disruption and not only accept it, but embrace it – after all, progress is made outside of your comfort zone. While it’s easier said than done, conquering the fear of instability in your supply chain is within your reach. Thanks to the advancement of technology and AI, we now have more tools and resources at our disposal than ever before to conquer, not crumble, in the face of uncertainty.