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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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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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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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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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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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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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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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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Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes with the Power of Generative AI

Generative AI goes beyond just automating tasks and providing real-time answers. Did you know that implementing generative AI reduces sourcing cycle times and allows for faster decision-making across procurement operations? In this whitepaper — Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes With the Power of Generative AI — experts reveal how the strategic application of generative AI within procurement processes is paving the way for groundbreaking improvements.

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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 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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A Journey Through Safety Stocks, Part 10

Arkieva

This blog continues the journey of Kate and Jane as they navigate the concepts of safety stocks at Jane's company. A Journey Through Safety Stocks, Part 10 was first posted on January 16, 2024 at 7:52 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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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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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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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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Prepare Now to Navigate the ‘Storm Clouds’ in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published recently, “Transportation Pulse Report 2024 – Prepare for Dark Clouds on the Horizon.” The research, conducted by Adelante SCM and commissioned by Transporeon, highlights several supply chain and logistics trends that will impact and transform the industry in the years ahead and why.

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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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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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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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Top Reads of 2023: Unveiling Our Most Popular Blog Posts

Arkieva

From insightful industry analyses to practical how-to guides, our blog demonstrates the diverse range of supply chain-related topics we cover. Top Reads of 2023: Unveiling Our Most Popular Blog Posts was first posted on January 3, 2024 at 7:45 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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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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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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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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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2024

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the year ahead. This year’s list remains a work in progress; therefore, please check the event websites for the latest updates. Also, if you have a favorite industry conference not. Read more The post Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2024 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Best Logistics and Supply Chain Conferences to Attend in 2024

Logistics Viewpoints

Welcome 2024! This year, as with years in the past, there is a broad and deep line-up of supply chain and logistics conferences to attend. Many events exist in North America, Europe, and Asia. Industry association events are being held in the winter, spring, summer, and fall. Meanwhile, technology providers’ user events are mostly packed into the spring, so plan accordingly.

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Happening Now: a Lean transformation in action

West Coast and California Logistics

A recent article from Supply Chain Digest was written in conjunction with the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI). The article focuses on the Lean transformation recently undertaken by aerospace manufacturer, Re:Build Cutting Dynamics – a transformation which has already yielded impressive results.

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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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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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2024 Predictions: A New Era of Strategic Supply Chain Design

Supply Chain Brain

The time for pandemic-era thinking is over. This will be the year of strategic supply chain design — but companies must be shrewd in their technology and vendor selection.

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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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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 5, 2024)

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday. 2024 is kicking off right where 2023 left off: with lots of risk and uncertainty in ocean shipping, as several of the news items below highlight. What lies ahead in the world of supply chain and logistics? Everything from the known knowns (e.g., Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 5, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.