December, 2022

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How to Manage Supply Chain Planning Priorities

Demand Driven Technologies

Your company's operational efficiency depends on its ability to set smart supply chain priorities. Here are four tips for avoiding conflicts. Source.

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Do Digital Your Way. Sidestep the Supply Chain Conquistadors

Supply Chain Shaman

In a recent research project, we found that 2/3 of companies had a digital supply chain transformation strategy; however, those that were evolving their strategy performed better during the early months of the pandemic than those that were “clear” on the project plan for a digital transformation. I know, a head-scratcher. My conclusion?

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Not So Happy Returns This Post-Holiday Season

Enterra Insights

Before the age of e-commerce, department stores dutifully opened a special post-Christmas customer service section dedicated to handling returned products. Those customer service windows still exist; however, many after-holiday returns are now made via e-commerce channels.

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Freight Cost Volatility Impacts on Inflation – An Analysis

Freightos

The global economy has gone through an incredibly tumultuous time since 2020. From lockdown-induced purchasing highs, soaring logistics costs and supply chain snarls to waning demand, soaring inflation, and fears of recession – there has never been a dull moment. .

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Building Supply Chain Resilience in the Real World

Speaker: Kelly Barner - Co-Founder & Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point, LLC

In this webinar, join Kelly Barner, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point, Head of Content and Brand Partnerships at Art of Procurement, and Host of the Dial P for Procurement podcast on Supply Chain Now, as she considers the most pressing challenges of the day, looking for lessons we can learn to bolster agility and resilience in the future.

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Change Management is Essential for Successful Digital Transformation

Enterra Insights

The Digital Age requires companies to transform both their Industrial Age mindsets and their organizational frameworks. Many Industrial Age organizations are characterized by functional silos that may have worked well in the past but struggle to keep pace in today’s business environment.

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5 Tough Love Tips to Choosing Best TMS Software

Talking Logistics

Having spent many years in business development and sales, I’ve spoken to many supply chain and logistics executives from a range of industries. More and more organizations these days see how their competitors are digitally transforming and they don’t want to be left behind.

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Supply Chain Planning Solutions are Not Just for the Big Boys

Logistics Viewpoints

Jeff Baker, Vice President of Shared Services at Myers Industries. Companies implementing supply chain planning (SCP) have traditionally been very big companies or companies with complex supply chains. Neither of the customers highlighted in this article fall into that category.

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Artificial Intelligence: An Essential Tool for Digital Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Why hasn’t artificial intelligence fully transformed supply chains? That’s a question posed by analysts from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).[1] 1] Their answer: “The root cause of the problem lies not with technology but with how and where companies are applying it.”

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The Key Pillars of Third-Party Risk Management

ivalua

Third-party Risk Management (TPRM) within Services organizations, especially Financial Services (FSI), has become critical over the last few years.

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5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

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Organizational Alignment: Overlooked, but So Important.

Supply Chain Shaman

When reviewing strategy decks for supply chain teams, I often see statements like “move from a functional-silo’d focus to a drive a more holistic response.” ” Or “push a shift from a focus on cost to drive value?” ” Sound familiar?

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ToolsGroup Welcomes Kevin Young as Chief Marketing Officer

ToolsGroup

Adding supply chain and e-commerce marketing expertise to accelerate aggressive growth at ToolsGroup. BOSTON — Dec 6, 2022 — ToolsGroup , a global leader in AI-driven retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, announces it has appointed Kevin Young as Chief Marketing Officer.

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OpenAI and Its Impact on Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

OpenAI has attracted a lot of attention in recent weeks, and for good reason. The research institute, which focuses on developing artificial intelligence technologies and promoting their safe and responsible use, has made significant strides in advancing the field of AI.

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A New Era in Transport Logistics with Big Data and Self-Driving Trucks

Logistics Viewpoints

Fuel prices and a shortage of drivers are putting transport logistics under immense pressure. The biggest challenge in the transport sector today: there just aren’t enough drivers.

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The Great Supply Chain Gear-Up: Sustainability and Agility for 2023

Speaker: Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev

Join Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, for an insightful overview of general supply chain best practices, how to build a more sustainable supply chain, and navigating post-pandemic supply challenges.

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CPG Companies Support Regenerative Agriculture

Enterra Insights

The world faces a conundrum that affects each and every person on the planet — we all need to eat; however, producing the food we need is a leading cause of climate change. One way experts recommend addressing this conundrum is to focus on regenerative agriculture.

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Volkswagen Group Selects Ivalua to Digitize its Indirect Procurement Processes

ivalua

Ivalua platform selected to improve efficiency, transparency, and the employee purchasing experience. Redwood City, CA, December 15, 2022.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 2, 2022)

Talking Logistics

December, already? I was thinking of something witty to write as we enter the last month of 2022, but all that came to mind were these lyrics by the Counting Crows: A long December and there’s reason to believeMaybe this year will be better than the last With nothing more to say, here is the.

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Creating the Future of Logistics with Jeff Dangelo

The Logistics of Logistics

Jeff Dangelo and Joe Lynch discuss creating the future of logistics. Jeff is the Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Impact Officer of Fura , a technology company that is building the future of logistics. About Jeff Dangelo.

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Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

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How do you manage your Stakeholders when facing Conflicting Supply Chain KPIs?

AIMMS

The post How do you manage your Stakeholders when facing Conflicting Supply Chain KPIs? appeared first on AIMMS

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The Quietly Growing Conundrum of Online Returns

Logistics Viewpoints

The Dirty Secret of E-Commerce. The continued growth in e-commerce retail sales has been largely driven by factors such as convenience, product selection and lower prices.

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The Future of Food Security

Enterra Insights

One of the topics discussed at the recent COP-27 gathering in Egypt was global food security. Patricia Scotland ( @PScotlandCSG ), Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, told COP-27 participants that every available tool must be leveraged to improve food security.

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Ivalua Ranked in Comparably’s Global Top 100  Best Companies and Awarded Best for Culture, Women and Diversity

ivalua

Ivalua scoops hat-trick of awards at Comparably’s latest Best Companies ranking. Redwood City, CA, December 16, 2022.

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Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

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The Road Ahead in Supply Chain Visibility and Execution

Talking Logistics

Supply chain executives, technology companies, and consultants have been talking about the importance of supply chain visibility and execution for many years. Yet, few have truly mastered this discipline so far.

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The Connected Ecosystem with Bill Vitti

The Logistics of Logistics

Bill Vitti and Joe Lynch discuss the connected ecosystem, which is one of the best ways to describe Transflo. Bill is the President and CRO of Transflo, the trusted industry leader in mobile, telematics, and business process automation solutions to the transportation industry. About Bill Vitti .

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Happening Now: President Biden signs legislation avoiding rail strike

West Coast and California Logistics

President Biden has signed legislation today that imposes a labor agreement on rail workers. According to Supply Chain Dive, this legislation helps the country avoid a national strike that could have cost the economy $2 billion per day. Happening Now

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This Week in Logistics News (December 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

The chip shortage has been one of the hottest topics in 2022. I read an article earlier this week that broke it down pretty succinctly.

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Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.