May, 2024

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Four Cybersecurity Moves Every Manufacturer Can Make

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chain attacks have become increasingly sophisticated, and manufacturing stakeholders should prepare for the cyber threats that are most likely to impact their operations.

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Generative AI: Force Multiplier for Autonomous Supply Chain Management

The Network Effect

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Make Room for Leadership to Drive S&OP

Supply Chain Shaman

In my recent Mea Culpa post, I mentioned my prior work on Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), and the importance of leadership. Sounds easy, right? Leadership and S&OP? Shouldn’t it be like peanut butter and jelly? If you have walked in the shoes of the supply chain leader, you are probably laughing by now. What sounds so easy is very difficult.

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Is China’s Role in Your Supply Chain Increasing or Decreasing?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Paul Wiseman on February 7th, “For the first time in more than two decades, Mexico [in 2023] surpassed China as the leading source of goods imported by the United States.” This news prompted us to ask members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics. Read more The post Is China’s Role in Your Supply Chain Increasing or Decreasing?

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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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How Supply Chain & Logistics Companies are Mitigating Labor Shortages

Logistics Viewpoints

In late 2023, Descartes conducted a survey of 1,000 supply chain and logistics decision-makers across North America and Europe across three sectors: manufacturing, distribution and retail; carriers; and logistics services providers. The study showed that the workforce problem is pervasive, with 76% of respondents indicating they are facing notable shortages.

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Book Discussion: The Value Sale

John Galt

Interview with Author and CEO of Nucleus Research, Ian Campbell. In supply chain and across industries, delivering ‘value’ is paramount. Read more.

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Happening Now: Supply Chain Prominence Brings Greater Scrutiny

West Coast and California Logistics

As the role of supply chains has become more prominent in organizational strategy, their leaders are now more integral to and influential within the C-suite. According to Supply Chain Management Review , however, this increased importance has led to greater scrutiny in several areas, including spending, customer experience, and regulatory compliance.

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Bitcoin: Catalyzing Transformation in Traditional Banking Models

IT Supply Chain

By Claire Lloyd (pictured) Content Writer The post Bitcoin: Catalyzing Transformation in Traditional Banking Models appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Gartner Top 25: The Beauty Contest of Underperformers

Supply Chain Shaman

My LinkedIn news feed is full of congratulatory notes for companies listed on the Gartner Top 25 released yesterday. Tech companies celebrate their companies on the list, consultants give themselves pats on the back, and the companies making the list congratulate their employees. My issue is that the Gartner methodology celebrates underperformers. The lack of clarity and discipline in the methodology gives the industry a false signal to define supply chain excellence.

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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 (May 17, 2024)

Talking Logistics

60 cents. That is all that is separating my son from his college diploma. I received an invoice from Cornell University this week for 60 cents. After paying them a ridiculous $$$,$$$ of my hard-earned money over the past four years, they still want some of the spare change I have in my car. I’m. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 17, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD): Addressing the Entire Value Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Following 45 days of negotiations, the European Council approved a watered-down version of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. The EU CSDDD has had a difficult journey, facing delays, changes, and hurdles to overcome. Nonetheless, the direction of travel of European governments is clear: companies need to do more to identify their exposure to unethical practices, human rights abuses, and significant adverse environmental issues , across their value chain.

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7 Proven Dock Scheduling Strategies for Seamless Logistics

C3 Solutions

Efficient dock scheduling has become essential to supply chain management and logistics. It has gained popularity because it provides excellent convenience to all stakeholders, including dock operators, warehouse managers, and carriers.

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Diversifying Beyond China: An Imperative for Global Supply Chain Resilience

Supply Chain Brain

With supply chains facing increasing complexities and risks, a “China Plus One” sourcing strategy has emerged as crucial for businesses operating on a worldwide scale.

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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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Why a Zero Trust Approach is Essential to Mitigate the Threat of Unsecured APIs

IT Supply Chain

By Karl Mattson (pictured) Group CISO, Noname Security The post Why a Zero Trust Approach is Essential to Mitigate the Threat of Unsecured APIs appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Patterns Tell the Story of Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

Pattern recognition is the ability to discern patterns in data and use the insights for further analysis. Wikipedia In 2014, I was exploring methods to publish what is now the Supply Chains To Admire report. Fortuitously, I hired a bright summer intern named Alex that introduced me to orbit charts. The use of orbit charts allowed me to see the patterns of performance at the intersection of metrics over time.

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Labor Shortages: What Are Supply Chain and Logistics Companies Doing to Survive the Challenge?

Talking Logistics

Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Industry at Descartes Systems Group, has been our guest on Talking Logistics several times to discuss the various challenges associated with labor shortages. In a January 2022 episode we discussed, “The Labor Shortage Problem: Why It’s Bigger Than You Think.” A couple of months ago Chris shared insights from a.

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Lucas Systems is more than a Voice Vendor; They are a Warehouse Optimization Solution

Logistics Viewpoints

Lucas Systems Offers Warehouse Optimization Warehouse management systems, once known as supply chain execution systems, have evolved significantly. They have transitioned from mere work executors to planning solutions with optimization capabilities. This transformation was brought about by the incorporation of algorithms that enhanced worker productivity.

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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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How Does Purchase Order Financing Work?

Precoro

Once in a while, a company receives a customer order that’s too large to fulfill with available inventory. Replenishing inventory immediately would require a substantial cash injection, which isn’t always an option. That’s when small business owners seek assistance with purchase order financing. Other companies that might be interested in PO financing include startups or seasonal businesses.

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Outpacing Disruption by Regionalizing Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Gartner predicts that by 2028, 70% of companies will adopt regionally diversified supply chain models to improve network resiliency in the face of ongoing global disruptions.

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Beyond the Food Safety Modernization Act: Aligning Compliance with GS1 Integration

IT Supply Chain

By Adem Kulauzovic (pictured) Director of Automation, Domino Printing Sciences The post Beyond the Food Safety Modernization Act: Aligning Compliance with GS1 Integration appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Our Top 7 Takeaways From the ICON 2024 Main Stage Keynotes

BlueYonder

What an electric day at ICON! The audience was buzzing from the Main Stage Keynotes, which demonstrated Blue Yonder’s commitment to building the supply chain of the future and to helping customers activate their supply chain superpowers. These are our top takeaways from the ICON 2024 Main Stage Keynotes: 1. End-to-End Platform Blue Yonder leadership showcased how their end-to-end supply chain platform, powered by cutting-edge AI and a unified data cloud, is enabling companies to navigate disrupt

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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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Saturday Night Live Skit About Fast Fashion: Would You Stop Buying It?

Talking Logistics

As reported last week by BBC Business reporter Charlotte Edwards,“Workers for some suppliers of Chinese fast fashion giant Shein are still working 75 hours a week, despite the company promising to improve conditions, a report [by Swiss advocacy group Public Eye] suggests.” Here’s an excerpt from the BBC article: According to the group, who interviewed.

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Global Trade Compliance (GTC): A Beginner’s Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

Global Trade Compliance ( GTC ) solutions automate and streamline processes related to customs and regulatory compliance. GTC solutions automate the discovery, creation, retention, analysis, and communication of information about international supply chains that is of importance to customs and other government authorities responsible for regulation and taxation of cross-border trade.

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Moving Your Supply Chain to ‘Drive’

John Galt

Explore insights from the opening keynote at Gartner Supply Chain Symposium 2024.

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Four Reasons Data Builds a Circular Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Navigating a linear supply chain is like driving down a one-way, dead-end street — movement is forced down a singular path and there’s only one place to go: the garbage.

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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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Key Cybersecurity Concepts That Every Digital Currency User Should Know

IT Supply Chain

By Ian Benson (pictured) Content Writer The post Key Cybersecurity Concepts That Every Digital Currency User Should Know appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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US Air Force Awards ThroughPut.ai Direct-to-Phase-II Contract for Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Sikorsky Mission Design Series to Accelerate Aircraft Readiness

ThroughPut

Leveraging Data to Drive Maintenance-first actions that improve overall supply chain throughput across the DAF. New York City, New York, May 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — ThroughPut.ai, the Supply Chain Decision Intelligence Pioneer, announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a ( SBIR Direct-to-Phase II contract ) in the amount of $1,248,627.00 focused on “AI-Powered Proactive Supply Chain Capabilities” to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

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The Scent of Child Labor in Your Perfume

Talking Logistics

Saying you have zero tolerance for forced labor and child labor is easy; making sure they don’t exist in your supply chain is much more difficult. “[While] luxury perfume brands claim to have zero tolerance on child labour, a BBC investigation into last summer’s perfume supply chains found jasmine used by Lancôme and Aerin Beauty’s. Read more The post The Scent of Child Labor in Your Perfume appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.