January, 2024

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Supply Chain New Year’s Resolutions: Things to STOP Doing in 2024

Talking Logistics

Back in 2017, I wrote a post highlighting four things supply chain and logistics professionals should stop doing in the new year. Since those things still apply today, I am resharing them again below. I also added a couple of more things to stop doing in 2024 and beyond. Recommendations from 2017 that still apply. Read more The post Supply Chain New Year’s Resolutions: Things to STOP Doing in 2024 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Optionality: The Critical Supply Chain Imperative for 2024

The Network Effect

In a world of perpetual disruption, your organization will need optionality – multiple sourcing for key products, parts and raw materials.

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Personal Predictions for Supply Chain Management in 2024

SCM Research

For several years now, it has been a tradition for me to use this blog to offer a little outlook on the coming months of SCM, a kind of glimpse into the crystal ball. This year, however, it is particularly difficult for me to do so. I have spent the last couple of weeks repairing the extensive damage that the climate crisis has caused to my parents’ house.

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6 Ways AI Empowers End-to-End Decision Automation in Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

As a child, I was mesmerized by beauty pageants, especially Miss World, where women from all around the world strutted in gorgeous fashion. I vividly remember the moments when the top winners declared their lofty goals for humanity: solving world hunger! Since the emergence of AI as the shiny object of our times, we see similar grandiosity: that AI will solve world hunger.

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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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Navigating Uncharted Waters: SMB Importers, 2024 and Red Sea Crisis Lessons

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Phone This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home Navigating Uncharted Waters: SMB Importers, 2024 and Red Sea Crisis Lessons Eytan Buchman January 16, 2024 Optimize your logistics tendering, vendor selection, negotiations, and procurement with Freightos Data Book a Demo Intro: Playing Dice with the High Seas In 2021 and 2022, supply chains regularly made the headlines, as supplies of basic necessiti

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Supply Chain Software In The Cloud

Talking Logistics

Cloud-based software applications (also referred to as “software-as-a-service”) have been available for many years, although their adoption has varied by company and application type, especially in the supply chain realm. How receptive is your company to using cloud-based supply chain software? We asked members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all.

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5G Holds Great Promise Across the Supply Chain, but Challenges Remain

Logistics Viewpoints

5G promises high bandwidth, low latency, and massive IoT device connectivity. For industry, the ability to better connect machines, objects, and devices is what is driving excitement for this technology. Patrick Arnold, a research analyst at ARC Advisory Group, says that suppliers of industrial solutions are responding by investing in new product design and incorporating 5G into their portfolios. “5G” is the 5th generation mobile network.

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Supply Chains to Admire 2023

Supply Chain Insights

Supply Chains to Admire 2023 - Report v4.0 Abstract Supply chain excellence is easier to say than define. The Supply Chains to Admire methodology is a data-driven evaluation to attempt to define excellence. The analysis compares companies to industry performance in each sector for 2013-2023. Now in its tenth year, the Supply Chains to Admire analysis studies improvement, performance, and value on reported financials for over 500 public companies.

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Supply Chain AI Strategy: Navigating Apparel Industry Complexities

Logility

Navigating the $5 trillion North American apparel market requires precision, especially when dealing with the intricate complexities of forecasting and inventory management. This blog cuts through the complexity, presenting how supply chain AI strategy and machine learning, especially through the power of generative AI and InventoryAI+, are essential in crafting a smarter, more responsive retail supply chain.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Trends 2024: Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

Few technologies stir human emotions as much as artificial intelligence (AI). Some people anticipate great things happening thanks to AI, while others feel only deep anxiety about humanity’s future. Regardless of your feelings, 2023 was a breakout year for AI. Anders Billesø Beck , Vice President of innovation and strategy at Universal Robots, explains, “2023 was an exciting year for innovation.

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A Guided Tour Through the Qualitative Research City

SCM Research

I am pleased to share with you a new article I co-authored with Wendy L. Tate and Tingting Yan: A Guided Tour Through the Qualitative Research City. This is my first Journal of Supply Chain Management editorial. In this piece, we draw parallels between a city’s less-visited buildings and ten research approaches: (1) grounded theory, (2) interpretive research, (3) sensemaking, (4) sociomateriality, (5) actor–network theory, (6) ethnography, (7) action research, (8) discourse analysis, (9) narrati

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 12, 2024)

Talking Logistics

We got our first snow of the season last Sunday. Not too much, about 4 inches. Two days later, more than 2 inches of rain fell, as the temperature climbed above 50F. Snow is all gone, just mud and puddles left behind. Winters in Boston are not what they used to be. — Moving on, Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 12, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

This was a very interesting week as we saw a number of long-lasting partnerships come to an end. As a New England Patriots fan, this season was certainly disappointing, as everything seemed to go wrong, except for landing a top-3 draft pick in 2024. In a move that was not surprising, but still seems so wrong, the Patriots and legendary coach Bill Belichick mutually agreed to part ways.

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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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The Outside-In Planning Handbook

Supply Chain Insights

SCI Outside-In Report v3.0 Abstract Today’s supply chain planning processes are inside-out. The focus is on using enterprise data. The use of channel, logistics, and supplier data is an opportunity to reduce process and data latency. In this report, we share insights based on testing and work with business and technology leaders to redefine planning to be outside-in to maximize the use of market data.

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The 4 Top Challenges in Deploying AI in Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

The Network Effect

The post The 4 Top Challenges in Deploying AI in Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Supply Chain Risk Management in 2024: A Forward Look with Tom Linton

Resilinc

Accomplished procurement veteran and author Tom Linton provides valuable insights into the supply chain risk management landscape in 2024 in this exclusive Q&A. As we move into the new year, there are many questions on our minds about the future of the supply chain. What are the biggest supply chain trends we will see in 2024, and how can managers prepare for those trends?

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The Role of IBP Process: Synchronizing Supply Chain, Finance and Beyond

John Galt

A strategic IBP process is increasingly important as changes accelerate in the global supply chain landscape, marked by risk and uncertainty.

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Supply Chain Orchestration: A New Era in Supply Chain Management

When the only certainty is uncertainty, what does that mean for today’s supply chain management approaches? This eBook delves into how supply chain orchestration can help businesses unlock agility, transparency, intelligence, and trust across their end-to-end supply chain.

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How AI and Automation Are Poised to Revolutionize the Supply Chain Industry

Supply Chain Brain

In the last few years, the growing sophistication of artificial intelligence has brought unprecedented levels of precision, efficiency and innovation to supply chain management.

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Top 15 Logistics Stories of 2023

Logistics Viewpoints

Often times at Logistics Viewpoints, we like to look to the future and highlight the key trends that we see in a given market, or make predictions about what technologies will emerge as game changers in the new year. Just last week, my colleague Clint Reiser wrote an article about the top logistics and supply chain conferences to attend in 2024. While we look ahead to the future, I think it is also important to look back on the year that was.

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Happening Now: West Coast imports expected to surge

West Coast and California Logistics

According to The Loadstar , US West Coast ports are anticipating a surge in imports due to a combination of supply chain and geopolitical disruptions. These disruptions include transit difficulties through the Panama and Suez canals, and concerns at East Coast ports related to ongoing labor contract negotiations.

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AI affecting up to 40% of jobs warns IMF: O’Reilly VP of Emerging Tech

IT Supply Chain

By Mike Loukides (pictured) Vice President of Emerging Tech, O’Reilly The post AI affecting up to 40% of jobs warns IMF: O’Reilly VP of Emerging Tech appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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It’s a Leap Year…What Does That Mean for Retailers?

BlueYonder

Leap Day, Feb. 29, throws off the normal calendar rhythm for all of us. For retailers, while an extra day of sales is never a bad thing, it does throw up a few unique challenges. Here’s what retailers need to plan for: Inventory and Logistics: Demand fluctuations: While some businesses experience a slight bump in sales due to “extra spending money” or themed promotions, others might see a dip as consumers wait for Leap Day deals.

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Supply Chain Transformation: Watch Your Step

Demand Driven Technologies

We were recently approached to tender by a company looking for a forecasting and procurement solution. The tender included all the buzzwords of the moment: AI, big data, and a system that could process millions of planning actions per day (sic). When we talk to this company to understand their context, we quickly realize that.

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Supply Chains in the 5G Era: A Paradigm Shift in Connectivity

Supply Chain Brain

The combination of low latency, high bandwidth, massive device connectivity, reliability, and other factors makes 5G technology well-suited for various automation and virtual-enabled technologies across industries.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

I have often written about legal issues and battles in California, as the state has been in the news for its warehouse and trucking emission rules, independent contractor rules for gig workers, and union disagreements at ports. Well, this week, I saw a new story about a bill in California that is turning heads. If a bill introduced by San Francisco-based state Senator Scott Wiener becomes law, California could become the first state to require certain new cars to be equipped with a device capabl

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More Than 40 New Manufacturers Join Configura’s Platform in 2023

More than 40 manufacturers across the commercial interior, material handling, and kitchen and bath industries expand offers via Configura’s CET platform in 2023.

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RS Integrated Supply Joins Minority Supplier Development UK

Synovos

RS Integrated Supply Joins Minority Supplier Development UK WARRINGTON, UK / RADNOR, PA 23 JANUARY 2024 – RS Integrated Supply, a global MRO supply chain management services company, announced it has joined Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK) as a corporate member as part of its commitment to growing a diverse supplier base. Founded in 2006, MSDUK is the UK’s leading supplier diversity advocacy organization working for inclusion of non-white ethnic minorities in corporate supply chains.

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FCA data shows ransomware resurgence

IT Supply Chain

By Ant Ducker (pictured) Cyber Technologist EMEA at Carbon Black The post FCA data shows ransomware resurgence appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Blue Yonder Associates Share Compliments That Have Inspired Them

BlueYonder

National Compliment Day is Jan. 24 and it is a great opportunity to give someone extra kudos to brighten their day. In fact, according to several studies conducted to better understand how individuals felt before and after giving or receiving compliments, the mood of both the person giving and the person receiving the compliment improved! We asked Blue Yonder associates to share a compliment they received that has stuck with them and how it has inspired them.