July, 2023

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Aging and Its Impact on Economies and Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Don’t let anyone fool you. Growing old is inevitable yet seldom fun. In his book Fableheaven , author Brandon Mull wrote, “The curse of mortality. You spend the first portion of your life learning, growing stronger, more capable. And then, through no fault of your own, your body begins to fail. You regress. Strong limbs become feeble, keen senses grow dull, hardy constitutions deteriorate.

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Only as Good as Your Data: Why Supply Chain Digital Twins Require Real-Time Data Unification

ToolsGroup

The term “digital twin” is a little mysterious. And the application of one even moreso. A digital twin is a model that can be created for a number of things – a jet engine, a factory, even a human heart. But here, we’ll be talking about supply chain digital twins. A supply chain digital twin is a complete model of your supply chain that allows you to run what-if scenarios and determine the most efficient use of resources for fulfilling demand.

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Revisiting Three Mega Trends Transforming Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Revisiting the mega trends highlighted in Transporeon's Transportation Pulse Report 2023: labor, sustainability, and customer centricity.

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Six Benefits of End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Brain

Industry research suggests only 6% of supply chain professionals claim to have full visibility into their supply chain, and only 17% claim to have partial visibility. But why are those numbers so low?

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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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4 Back To School Supply Chain Strategies

Clear Spider

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Prepare your Supply Chain for the Back To School Season School’s out for summer! It’s time to kick back and relax on the beach…while you make back to school shopping lists using your notes app. As one of the biggest shopping events in the U.S., Amazon Prime Day (scheduled for July 11th and 12th this year!) marks the unofficial start to the back-to-school shopping season.

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How Machine Learning Optimizes the Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Talking Logistics guest commentary by Glenn Jones (Blume Global) on how machine learning optimizes the supply chain.

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GPT-4 is set to radically change Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

Get proactive alerts on relevant supply chain disruptions, assess the impact, and get recommended actions with SensAI.

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Warehouse Robotics – Scaling Operations for Exponential Growth, with Mark Messina

Logistics Viewpoints

I engaged in numerous discussions with robotics executives last year as I was developing ARC Advisory Group’s mobile warehouse robotics (AMR) research. I noticed that many of them obtained valuable experience at Kiva Systems (Amazon Robotics) prior to their current roles. One such executive credited Mark Messina with Amazon’s ability to scale its rollout of Kiva Systems subsequent to its acquisition of the company.

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Revolutionizing Supply Chain Planning: The Power of Generative AI

Logility

From Lachelle Buchanan , “Revolutionizing Supply Chain Planning: Unleashing the Power of Generative AI” Supply chain planning has become a critical factor for organizations aiming to gain a competitive edge. To meet the challenges posed by rapidly evolving customer demands, market volatility, and global disruptions, businesses are turning to advanced technologies.

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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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Agile Supply Chain Characteristics & Resiliency

Resilinc

Learn how to create an agile supply chain and the 6 principles to consider when developing an agile supply chain for your business.

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Customers and Analysts Recognize ToolsGroup as a Supply Chain and Retail Planning Leader

ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup has a long history of innovating with our customers in mind. It’s why our team and our solutions have earned the recognition of so many industry experts. It’s also why so many of our customers are eager to share their supply chain success – and have even won awards of their own in partnership with ToolsGroup! Check out some of our most recent accolades and discover why so many companies turn to ToolsGroup for better, faster supply chain decision making.

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The Next Frontier in Food Logistics with Alexis Mizell-Pleasant

The Logistics of Logistics

Alexis Mizell-Pleasant and Joe Lynch discuss the next frontier in food logistics. Alexis is Managing Editor at Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. About Alexis Mizell-Pleasant Alexis Mizell-Pleasant is Managing Editor at Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines where she is responsible for writing, editing, managing the awards programs, overseeing social media, moderating webinars, managing client relationships and more.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 21, 2023)

Talking Logistics

Next week at this time I will be in Burlington, VT with some of my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates. The next day we will cycle 100 miles in support of JDRF and its vision of creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you’re a longtime follower of Talking Logistics, you already. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 21, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability

How can businesses gain a competitive edge in an era marked by relentless competition and economic fluctuations? The secret is mastering strategic cost management strategies. This GEP bulletin, "Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability," breaks this down into clear, actionable steps. Discover how these strategies can boost your enterprise's financial health, helping not only to keep up but to excel in today's market.

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Becoming a Shipper of Choice: The Difference Effective Dock Scheduling Makes in Daily Operations

C3 Solutions

Complexities of the Modern Logistics System No matter what role you play in the supply chain — whether as a manufacturer, a retailer, a distributor, or a 3PL — managing the influx and outflow of goods at your docks presents numerous logistical challenges. The hurdles faced often include operational inefficiencies such as site congestion, suboptimal dock productivity, and a time-consuming, often manual, appointment booking process with suppliers and carriers.

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Sales and Operations Planning – Reinventing the Supply Chain Wheel

Logility

Sales and operations planning (S&OP) was created way back in the 1980s. But it is relevant to today’s world of supply chain disruptions and uncertainty? S&OP has long served as an effective means of balancing supply and demand through integrating multiple functions of the business, with the goal of maintaining visibility into ever-changing customer demand.

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Why Planning Forecasts Are Wrong and What You Can Do About It

Arkieva

Predicting the future is difficult, yet forecasting remains a critical tool for businesses to plan and prepare for what lies ahead. Why Planning Forecasts Are Wrong and What You Can Do About It was first posted on July 18, 2023 at 10:06 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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ToolsGroup Named a Notable Vendor in the Gartner® Midmarket Context: Magic Quadrant™ for Supply Chain Planning Solutions

ToolsGroup

BOSTON – August 3, 2023 – ToolsGroup, a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, is proud to announce it has been named among ten Notable Vendors included in Gartner’s Midmarket Context: Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions (July 2023). According to Gartner, “The SCP solution software market that supports midmarket enterprises consists of solutions that are cost-effective, user-focused and fast to deploy.

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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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The State of Containerized Shipping with Brian Kempisty

The Logistics of Logistics

Brian Kempisty and Joe Lynch discuss the state of containerized shipping. Brian is the Founder of Port X Logistics , a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. About Brian Kempisty Brian Kempisty is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 7, 2023)

Talking Logistics

How many hot dogs can you eat in 3 minutes? I have no interest in finding out for myself, but in my son’s case, he ate 7 hot dogs in 3 minutes to take 2nd place at the Sunbury, Ohio July 4th hot dog eating contest (he missed 1st place by just 1/2 a dog)! Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 7, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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How Dock Management Systems Benefit More than Just Warehouse Operations?

C3 Solutions

The intricate structure of supply chain management revolves around numerous critical elements, each one essential to maintaining the efficient flow of operations. Among these, dock management is an element that often does not receive the recognition it deserves. However, when optimized correctly, effective dock management has the potential to dramatically improve warehouse operations and the overall supply chain performance.

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How to Enable Advanced Supply Chain Automation

John Galt

Learn about key best practices to embrace advanced supply chain automation and set your organization on the right path.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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Many Human Rights Violations Reportedly Found in Critical Mineral Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Between January 2021 and December 2022, 102 allegations of abuse were linked to Chinese companies’ overseas investments in the transition minerals sector

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ToolsGroup Announces Significant Enhancements To SO99+ in 2023

ToolsGroup

When ToolsGroup’s product team sat down to determine the roadmap for Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+) going into 2023, three key themes quickly emerged: Expanding SO99’s overall visibility and transparency for our customers Better explaining what the solution does and why, all while improving overall usability Increasing the power of our back-end engines to drive better results to all users It was clear early on that we had a bevy of exciting capabilities – each mapping to one or more of these them

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Fulfillment vs. Micro-Fulfillment with Corey Apirian

The Logistics of Logistics

Corey Apirian and Joe Lynch discuss fulfillment vs. micro-fulfillment. Corey, CEO of Davinci Micro Fulfillment , supports brands with an end-to-end solution for efficient direct-to-consumer eCommerce fulfillment. About Corey Apirian Corey Apirian is the CEO of Davinci Micro Fulfillment. With over 15 years of senior management experience, Corey is an accomplished Supply Chain and Operations Leader.

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Rivian: Navigating Supply Chain and Operational Challenges and Embracing Growth

SCMDOJO

Introduction Founded in 2009, Rivian Automotive, Inc. is an American electric vehicle manufacturer and automotive technology company which has emerged as a prominent player in the highly competitive automotive industry. It specializes in producing electric SUVs and pickup trucks using a versatile “skateboard” platform that other companies can utilize or accommodate future vehicle models.

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The New GTM Playbook: 18 Ways to Future-Proof Your Sales Team

Longer sales cycles. Increasingly discerning buyers. More meetings. Intensifying competition. Economic uncertainty. Go-to-market teams of every size, in every industry, are grappling with these challenges firsthand. Thankfully, there’s an answer. We’ve developed an entirely new way for GTM leaders to identify and execute proven, data-driven strategies that drive revenue.

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5 Ways Live Screen Helps Enhance Real-Time Visibility Platform

Loginext

Let's dive into why real-time visibility is crucial in today's supply chain and what benefits it offers. Get a peak into LogiNext's Live Screen functionalities. The post 5 Ways Live Screen Helps Enhance Real-Time Visibility Platform appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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Top 5 KPIs for Purchasing Managers

Precoro

The purchasing department plays a critical role in the success of an organization. Thought-out practices and well-managed workflows within the purchasing department are crucial for making sure that the company has the necessary resources available at the right time and at a reasonable cost. At the heart of the whole process is the purchasing manager – a supply chain and logistics professional who works to secure the required materials, goods, and services necessary for running the busines

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Eradicating Slave Labor Starts with a More Transparent Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Until recently, most companies simply haven’t been interested in offering deep supply chain transparency. Now, they are beginning to realize the urgent need to do so.