August, 2023

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5 Principles for Navigating the Digital Fog Around AI in Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Chief supply chain officers feel overwhelmed navigating the intense digital fog surrounding AI in supply chain, so I offer five principles for navigation. For sure, the opportunity for AI in supply chains is massive.

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Supply Chain Growing Pains with Anya Skomorokhova

The Logistics of Logistics

Anya Skomorokhova and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain growing pains. Anya is Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of PorterLogic, a low-code supply chain operations platform that replaces all the spreadsheets typically used to manage warehouses and inventory.

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The Ripple Effect of Yellow’s Demise on the Supply Chain Industry

Supply Chain Brain

The financial collapse of Yellow, the third-largest less-than-truckload carrier in the U.S., will incur some challenges in the transportation world that people might not have considered.

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ToolsGroup and River Logic Join Forces, Leveraging Digital Twins for Powerful, End-to-End Supply Chain Benefits

ToolsGroup

At ToolsGroup, we’re thrilled to bring value to customers around the world in collaboration with our extensive partner network. That’s why we’re excited to be adding River Logic, a global innovator in advanced analytics for planning and decision support to our partner family. River Logic offers both a platform for customer solutions as well as network optimization and production planning & scheduling applications.

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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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Risk Management Can Be a Competitive Advantage, Part One

Enterra Insights

“Plan all you want,” writes Cyrus Hadavi , CEO of Adexa, “but disruptions are the supply chain’s real problem.”[1] Why? Because global supply chains are constantly facing crises. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), these crises are seldom distinctive events. In the latest WEF Global Risks Report , the authors note, “Present and future risks can interact with each other to form a ‘polycrisis’ — a cluster of related global risks with compounding effects, such

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How Retail Supply Chains are Evolving in 2023

AIMMS

Improving supply chain resilience is the focus for global retail brands with complex supply chain network design.

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Watch: Value Chain Leadership for the Supply Chain Executive

Supply Chain Brain

The difference between a value chain and a supply chain is that the first includes more of a feedback loop from the end consumer, according to Elsy Ocejo, vice president of supply chain at Illes Foods.

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Navigating Market Uncertainty with Sarah Bertram

The Logistics of Logistics

Sarah Bertram and Joe Lynch discuss navigating market uncertainty. Sarah is a Shipper Sales Manager at DAT , an online marketplace that connects shippers and carriers in the transportation industry. About Sarah Bertram Sarah Bertram is a Shipper Sales Manager at DAT. She brings almost 20 years of supply chain and benchmarking experience to DAT, where she is focused on providing actionable insights to shippers through DAT’s Benchmark Analytics and Rateview benchmarking tools.

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The Race for Artificially Intelligent Robots

DELMIA Quintiq

Where are Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Heading? We live in times when not long after imagining a certain robot, it becomes a reality. We are witnessing incredible advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), in Robotics and in the integration of Artificial Intelligence into Robotics. These emerging domains are radically changing the way we work, collaborate, and organize our lives.

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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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Enhancing the Practical Relevance of SCM Research

SCM Research

One hundred years ago, practitioners were the lead researchers seeking to improve production processes. Iconic developments such as the Toyota Production System emerged from the real-world challenges faced by these early scientists. Fast forward to today, and there is a growing concern that our research is losing touch with real-world practice. Toffel’s (2016) article, Enhancing the Practical Relevance of Research , provides an insightful critique of the current state of operations (and su

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Solving the New Imperatives for Freight Forwarders

Talking Logistics

Everyone remembers back in 2020 when the pandemic hit. It was a scary time for the entire world but incredibly overwhelming for those working hard to keep global supply chains running. Not only were factories shut down, but ocean ports were congested, vessels sat offshore for weeks waiting to unload, capacity on ships and planes. Read more The post Solving the New Imperatives for Freight Forwarders appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Consumer Credit, Generation Z, and the Consumer Packaged Goods Sector

Enterra Insights

Nothing is more central to the consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector than supply and demand — and few things affect supply and demand like economic trends. During the pandemic, when going out in public worried many consumers, savings increased and buying patterns changed. For example, spending on clothing and cosmetics dropped while spending on home goods and staples rose.

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Defense Supply Chain Network for Naval Operations

The Network Effect

How the US Navy's NOSS (Naval Operational Supply System) solution will be more agile, responsive, and effective using a network approach.

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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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Increasing Service Part Market Revenue with Better Customer Service

Logility

Just think about the last time you brought your car to the service or asked a service for your dishwasher only to hear, that the part required to fix the problem was not available and had to be ordered from the central warehouse and it would take a few days. What did you think about that? These things happen and they are not so uncommon. The result is, of course, an unhappy customer and the likelihood that for the next incident, they will be looking for another service provider or third party.

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Success in Retail Logistics with Mike Jarrett

The Logistics of Logistics

Mike Jarrett and Joe Lynch discuss success in retail logistics. Mike is the Founder of Jarrett , a leading 3PL providing transportation and logistics solutions. About Mike Jarrett Mike Jarrett , President, and CEO of Jarrett, founded the company in 1999. Prior to starting the company, Mike spent several years in the supply chain industry where he was Vice President of Carrier Operations for Hudson, Ohio–based Caliber Logistics (now known as FedEx Supply Chain Services).

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Sustainable Procurement: What it is and its Importance

SCMDOJO

Discover the power of sustainable procurement in enhancing supply chain resilience and brand reputation and learn about its importance.

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Food Waste: How Supply Chains Can Do Better?

C3 Solutions

Our world produces a plentiful bounty of food each year. However, a shocking amount of it never makes it to our plates. Out of all food produced globally, a staggering 2.5 billion tons is lost or wasted annually. This wastage constitutes over a third of the entire food production, a shocking statistic considering the number of people around the world who go to bed hungry.

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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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Transform Your Supply Chain Decision-Making to Handle Complexity and Uncertainty

John Galt

Explore why decision-making needs to be reassessed to embrace a better data-driven approach, and how companies can ignite the process.

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The Importance of Investment in Ports for the Future of the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Healthy, modernized seaports are essential for the profitability of businesses and investors everywhere. Our new white paper answers these questions and details the areas of seaports where investments will bring the biggest payback.

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Supply Chain Planning Software Vendor Selection: What they Won’t Tell You

Logility

(but we will!) Selecting a new enterprise technology or supply chain planning software provider can be wrought with challenge and risk. Specifically: people have lost their jobs over poor technology selections and failed implementation projects. This is especially true in supply chain planning & management platforms. Selection cycles can span months and implementations can take much longer.

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The Life Sciences and Healthcare Supply Chain with Jim Saponaro

The Logistics of Logistics

Jim Saponaro and Joe Lynch discuss the life sciences and healthcare supply chain. Jim is the President, Life Sciences & Healthcare DHL Supply Chain North America. About Jim Saponaro Jim Saponaro is the President, Life Sciences & Healthcare DHL Supply Chain North America. Jim joined DHL Supply Chain in 2011 and over the last decade, his leadership responsibilities have grown alongside the LSHC sector’s growth.

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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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Tecsys Recognized in 2023 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Warehouse Management Systems

Tecsys

Montreal, Canada — August 22, 2023. Tecsys Inc. (TSX: TCS), an industry leader in supply chain management software, today announces its Elite™ WMS platform has been recognized in the 2023 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) report.

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Improving Last-mile Delivery Efficiency with Yard Management Systems

C3 Solutions

The ‘last mile’ is the most critical, yet challenging, leg of the supply chain journey. It is the last step before a product reaches the customers; hence, efficiency at this step significantly contributes to customer satisfaction and overall brand reputation. While historically, the last leg used to be shipments to retailers, the rapid growth of e-commerce and customers' ever-increasing expectations has meant the last-mile is now a crucial part of the delivery experience.

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Book Discussion: The Magic Conveyor Belt. Supply Chains, A.I., and the Future of Work

John Galt

In this Q&A with Professor Yossi Sheffi, we delve into his book that centers on supply chains and their progression toward a future driven by AI.

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From Awareness to Action: The Battle for Safer Food in an Era of Rising Recalls

Supply Chain Brain

Imagine a world where technology is used to connect a finished food product with its own supply chain data, as well as any information pertaining to sources for its ingredients.

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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 Steps Supply Chain Planning Solutions Implementation Success

Logility

When it comes to implementing supply chain planning and operations solutions, success relies heavily upon an organization’s ability to identify and document its desired value measures and outcomes, and to align those with its solutions provider. Here are five critical practices that supply chain and business leaders should incorporate in the process of developing project goals – and avoid a painful implementation. 1 Co-develop a business case with vendors.

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Logistics and Distribution Trans with Rik Schrader

The Logistics of Logistics

Rik Schrader and Joe Lynch discuss logistics and distribution transportation, which is one of the specialties of Rik’s company, Körber Business Area Supply Chain. Rik is Senior Vice President of Sales at Körber Business Area Supply Chain and responsible for sales and alliances leadership across the Americas for Körber’s supply chain software portfolio.

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Why it may be time to upgrade your ERP system

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In today’s digitalized world, manufacturers must keep pace with the rapidly evolving technology landscape to remain competitive, agile, and to protect their electronic assets such as data. This is particularly crucial when it comes to enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Outdated ERP systems expose organizations to security risks, limit functionality, impede integration, and hinder compliance efforts.