November, 2023

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What is Supply Chain Decision Support? Are We Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic?

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply management. Supply chain management. Supply chain planning. Are these terms the same? They sound similar, but do they describe similar capabilities? The answer is no. What do they have in common? Not much. When deploying enterprise decision support applications, there are many implementations and lots of hype but few clear and consistent definitions.

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Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience: A Modular Approach

Supply Chain Brain

Achieving resilience in supply chains is essential, but it's crucial to implement measures carefully so they do not hinder or conflict with other competing priorities.

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Three things to know about forced labour & its implications within the global supply chain

IT Supply Chain

By Thomas Lobert (pictured) Solutions Consultant Global Trade Intelligence, Descartes The post Three things to know about forced labour & its implications within the global supply chain appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Building a Circular Supply Chain

SCM Research

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the Circular Supply Chain Network, recently published a white paper entitled Building a Circular Supply Chain. This publication addresses the transition from traditional, linear supply chains to circular ones, emphasizing the increased resilience they offer. Circular supply chains, characterized by distributed networks, multidirectional flows, and maximization of product and material use, provide a solution to the vulnerabilities of linear mo

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Embedded Analytics Insights for 2024

Organizations look to embedded analytics to provide greater self-service for users, introduce AI capabilities, offer better insight into data, and provide customizable dashboards that present data in a visually pleasing, easy-to-access format. To better understand the factors behind the decision to build or buy analytics, insightsoftware partnered with Hanover Research to survey IT, software development, and analytics professionals on why they make the embedded analytics choices they do.

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Supply Chain Benchmarking with Trent Morris

Logistics Bureau

There are numerous areas in the supply chain that can be benchmarked. But what is Supply Chain Benchmarking? Why should you do it, and how? What types of benchmarking practices do companies employ? Let’s find the answers to these questions from Trent Morris!  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: Freight Benchmarking: What Is It?

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Store Wars: Return of the Cashier, or The Self-checkout Strikes Back?

IT Supply Chain

By David Jinks M.I.L.T. (pictured) Head of Consumer Research, ParcelHero The post Store Wars: Return of the Cashier, or The Self-checkout Strikes Back? appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Definitions Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

In my writing, I try to get clear on definitions. The supply chain space is heavily laden with acronyms, gobbledygook, false narratives, and over-hyped, fast-talking technology sales teams. Let’s take an example. This is a post from LinkedIn today. “At the Digital Supply Chain event at SAP. First great insight from John McNiff: digital mature companies have lower DIO, IBP supports them!

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November 21, 2023 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Email This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home November 21, 2023 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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Reshoring to the US and Europe Accelerating, Now Also Serving CO2 Emission Reduction Objectives

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Reshoring to the US and Europe Accelerating, Now Also Serving CO2 Emission Reduction Objectives by Luc Kremers , Vice President – Asia Pacific, BCI Global Reshoring is accelerating as American and European companies want to de-risk their supply chains from geopolitical developments and supply chain disruptions. Companies are now combining this decentralization of production from China and Asia to Europe and the US to include CO2 emission reduction objectives.

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

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Editor’s Choice: Fortifying Warehouse and Distribution Centers Against Cyberattacks

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Patrick Byers, DevOps Engineer at Lucas Systems, and looks at fortifying warehouse and distribution centers against cybersecurity attacks. The warehousing and distribution industry is highly reliant on technology for its operations.

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Inside the Shipper Mind with Jim Bierfeldt

The Logistics of Logistics

Jim Bierfeldt and Joe Lynch discuss what’s inside the shipper mind. Jim is the Founder and President of Logistics Marketing Advisors, a full-service marketing agency exclusively focused on helping logistics businesses drive profitable growth. About Jim Bierfeldt Jim Bierfeldt is the Founder and President of Logistics Marketing Advisors. Jim has had a 35-year career in marketing and communications, including 25+ within the logistics industry.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 10, 2023)

Talking Logistics

With Veteran’s Day being observed today, we will keep it short and simple. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Thank you to all our veterans for your service and sacrifices! Have a happy weekend! Song of the Week: “Nothing Matters” by The Last Dinner Party The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 10, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Not To Be A Losing Pawn

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was a teenager, I spent afternoons after school with my dad. As he lost his vision to macular degeneration, he taught me to play chess. He loved chess, and I was a reluctant participant. I played because I loved my dad, but I never was good at the game. The continual lesson to me was never underestimate the power of the pawn. Pawn Definition: “A chess piece of the smallest size and value.

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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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How to Boost Efficiency and Streamline Land Transport in the Logistics Industry

The Network Effect

The post How to Boost Efficiency and Streamline Land Transport in the Logistics Industry appeared first on The Network Effect.

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The Green Corridor: Green Global Trade

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Green Corridor: Green Global Trade Global Trade That Ignores Nature Harms Our Future by Timothy Foote, Director Transportation & Network APAC at Asendia and Founder of Susymbio Since one person in a village started to exclusively supply firewood and another exclusively made bricks for a fireplace, the benefits of trade have been pushing humanity into every corner of the globe.

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Editor’s Choice: Reducing Lead Times with Real-Time Data

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Descartes Systems Group and looks at how companies can reduce lead times with real-time data. As so many of us were made aware since the pandemic lead times were stretched to extreme levels for many products globally.

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Insight to Action with Ryan Soskin

The Logistics of Logistics

Ryan Soskin and Joe Lynch discuss insight to action. Ryan is the Co-founder and CEO of GoodShip , an all-in-one platform for supply chain analytics, carrier management, and transportation procurement About Ryan Soskin Ryan Soskin is a 13 year logistics veteran and three time startup unicorn alum with a long history in freight tech. He began his career at Coyote Logistics and after 5.5 years and a $1.8B acquisition by UPS, Ryan left Coyote to join Convoy as an early team member.

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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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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 3, 2023)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a very long week for me, but a relatively short one for supply chain and logistics news. Without delay, here’s what caught my attention this week: Flexport Buying Convoy’s Tech: Going the “One-Stop-Shop” 3PL Route A couple of weeks ago, the news broke that Convoy was shutting down its operations (see my commentary. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 3, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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ERP Digitization: MRO as a Business Driver

Supply Chain Brain

The state of the economy and the mounting push to digitize supply chain processes are driving a creative approach to maintaining the integrity of your company's item master.

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The Progression from Traditional S&OP to a Strategic IBP Process

John Galt

Explore why evolving traditional Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) to a strategic IBP process is critical for today’s supply chains.

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Blue Yonder is a Leader in the Inaugural Nucleus Research WMS Technology Value Matrix

BlueYonder

Innovation on Functionality to Help Optimize our Customers’ Warehouse and Supply Chain Performance is Our Ongoing Directions Nucleus Research (Nucleus) recently published its inaugural Warehouse Technology Value Matrix 2023 report, which provides an overview of the current market for warehouse management systems (WMS) and assesses 17 software providers in this space.

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Your Supply Chain Challenges, Solved!: 5 Guides

Download these 5 comprehensive guides designed to solve the toughest challenges facing supply chains today. After helping 1,200+ of the world’s most recognized brands to enhance and optimize their supply chains, FourKites has crafted step-by-step guides to help you solve your business’s most pressing challenges. The guides include: reducing transportation costs, improving customer satisfaction, optimizing inventory management, increasing workforce efficiency, and achieving sustainability and ESG

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This Week in Logistics News (November 4 – 10)

Logistics Viewpoints

People will steal just about anything these days. I saw an article this week about criminals in the Mediterranean that are stealing olives due to the surging price of olive oil. Warehouse break-ins, accounting scams, and oil tampering are on the rise in the olive growing regions of Greece, Spain, and Italy. But thieves are also raiding unprotected groves and cutting off branches or even cutting down whole trees.

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FreightTech Reality Check with Brad Forester

The Logistics of Logistics

Brad Forester and Joe Lynch discuss FreightTech reality check. Brad is the Founder of JBF Consulting , a supply chain execution strategy and systems integrator to logistics-intensive companies of every size and any industry. About Brad Forester Brad Forester is the Founder and Managing Partner of JBF Consulting. Brad is a highly recognized senior supply chain leader with over 23 years of managing, designing, and implementing freight transport technology.

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RS Group Achieves Back-to-Back Ecovadis Platinum Medal for Sustainability Excellence

Synovos

RS Group achieves back-to-back Ecovadis platinum medal for sustainability excellence RS Group receives platinum medal for notable leadership in the fields of environment, ethics, sustainable procurement, and labour and human rights LONDON, UK , 9 November 2023 – RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global provider of product and service solutions for industrial customers, today announced it has been awarded a platinum medal for the second year in a row by EcoVadis , the independent provider of global sust

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Global Supply-Chain Pressure Hits Record Low, NY Fed Gauge Shows

Supply Chain Brain

Global logistics difficulties are at the lowest in 26 years as transportation costs keep declining, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Global Supply Chain Pressure Index.

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Building Cyber Resilience and Data Integrity in Your Supply Chain

Learn about the most frequently occurring cybersecurity breaches coming from third party suppliers, vendors & contractors. Master how to spot security gaps and how to mitigate future cyberattacks. In this eBook, you will learn: How to define reasonable levels of security for your suppliers, vendors, contractors, etc.

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You Need to Team up with the Algorithms

The Smart Software

This article is about the real power that comes from the collaboration between you and our software that happens at your fingertips. We often write about the software itself and what goes on “under the hood”. This time, the subject is how you should best team with the software. The post You Need to Team up with the Algorithms appeared first on Smart Software.

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Bringing Cutting Edge Innovation to Supply Chain Technologies

Tecsys

Transforming supply chain technologies with cutting-edge innovation, Tecsys brings AI integration to optimize operations, forecast demands, and drive market leadership. Discover the strategic potential of AI.

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Understanding the Profitability of Omnichannel Retail is a Problem

Logistics Viewpoints

As ecommerce grew at double digit rates, while in store sales grew at less than the rate of inflation, retailers were looking for a way to turn their stores into a competitive weapon. Rather than just offering consumers the choice of buying online or buying in the store, a retail omnichannel strategy involves a lot more paths to fulfill an order or to process a return.