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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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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Back to School: Classes Supply Chain Leaders Should Take

Talking Logistics

“When you stop learning, you stop leading,” says leadership expert Kenneth Blanchard. This is particularly true for supply chain professionals considering the rapid and ongoing changes in the field. If you were to go back to school (or have already) to improve your skills/knowledge in areas you view as important for continuing your growth as.

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Optimize and Automate Repacking Production One Step at a Time

Supply Chain Brain

Starting with well-defined and manageable projects, you can create success and internal buy-in to support an evolution of your supply chain over time to one that is truly seamless and fully connected.

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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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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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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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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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ChatGPT and the Revolution of AI-First Forecasting

Logility

In a world characterized by market volatility and unpredictability, businesses constantly navigate supply chain disruptions, erratic demand patterns, and unexpected risks. While traditional forecasting methods have served us well, they often fall short when addressing the evolving challenges of today’s dynamic business landscape. Enter Artificial Intelligence (AI) — a buzzword that’s more than just hype, as said in an Accenture survey, 86% of executives are actively investing in it.

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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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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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Blue Yonder Associate’s Hope To Bring Awareness to Pancreatic Cancer

BlueYonder

If you had asked me eight years ago if I knew what pancreatic cancer was or that November was Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month , I would have said “no.” However, that all changed when in August 2016, my world was shattered – my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. What started as an appendicitis attack, or so we thought, turned into a lengthy hospital visit that ended with a diagnosis no one wanted or expected.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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After Onshoring: U.S. Supply Chains Can Drive Growth and Profits Through Sustainability Initiatives

Supply Chain Brain

Fortunately, corporate renewable energy and sustainability efforts are incentivized by local, state, and federal tax incentives that help offset the cost of adoption.

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Navigating the Challenges of Peak Season Logistics

IT Supply Chain

By Christian Dolderer (pictured) Head of Market Intelligence Europe Road & Intermodal, Transporeon The post Navigating the Challenges of Peak Season Logistics appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Turning the Tables with Nate Shutes

The Logistics of Logistics

Turning the tables – in this episode, Nate Shutes interviews Joe Lynch on his podcast, The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics. Nate is also the Founder of Ballast , the world’s first private community exclusively for logistics entrepreneurs. About Nate Shutes Nate Shutes is the host of The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics podcast and is currently building a private community for logistics entrepreneurs.

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AI in Demand Planning — Are You Utilizing Your Full Potential?

BlueYonder

In today’s fast-paced world of modern business, supply chains are the backbone of seamless operations. The ability to efficiently manage the flow of goods and services from manufacturing to the end consumer is paramount. In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force, revolutionizing the way supply chains operate.

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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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DSCSA Requirements and Implementation Readiness: Why It Is Crucial to Be Prepared

Tecsys

In November 2013, a landmark decision was taken by Congress to strengthen the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain. The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) became law, establishing regulations designed to address the issues of counterfeit, contaminated, stolen, or otherwise harmful drugs endangering public health. It was created to keep these illicit and counterfeit drugs out of the U.S. drug supply chain, protecting end users.

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List of Top 7 Supply Chain Management Scholarships

SCMDOJO

Supply chain management is one of the popular courses in today’s world and the education system. It is a field that requires individuals to have technical and excellent problem-solving abilities, which are vital in enhancing efficient logistics operations in different industries. Pursuing a degree in supply chain management requires utmost dedication and adequate finances to cater for tuition, accommodation, stationery, and other important necessities for a smooth school life.

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Watch: Data Trends in the Supply Chain Marketplace

Supply Chain Brain

Many third-party logistics providers gained an advantage from being early adopters of supply chain technology, but they soon met challengers in the form of pure-play technology providers, says Peter Weis, chief information officer and senior vice president at ITS Logistics.

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Everything You Need to Know About WLP’s Global Freight Summit

IT Supply Chain

By Alice Johnson (pictured) Full-Time Professional Blogger The post Everything You Need to Know About WLP’s Global Freight Summit appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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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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Building a Resilient Port Strategy with Brian Kempisty & Lauren Beagen

The Logistics of Logistics

Brian Kempisty , Lauren Beagen and Joe Lynch discuss building a resilient port strategy. Brian is the Founder of Port X Logistics , a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Lauren is a lawyer and the Founder of Squall Strategies , a boutique maritime consulting and legal solutions company.

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Blue Yonder Associate Shares Adoption Journey

BlueYonder

November is National Adoption Month. For many children waiting for a good home, and families waiting to be complete, adoption fills their lives with love. We spoke to Blue Yonder associate Dan Berreth who adopted his daughter last year. Dan and his wife also have a 6-year-old biological son. What has your adoption journey looked like? We decided to adopt when we were not able to have another child.

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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.