February, 2024

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Are You Caught in Word Salad Dribble?

Supply Chain Shaman

I try to post weekly on this blog. As I do, there is a guy on LinkedIn– let’s call him John– that replies to most of my posts. His comments are the same–he feels that I identify problems but do not adequately define the solutions. He wants answers. Fair enough I say… I do as well. However, getting there is not easy. When I read his comments, I feel beat up, but I try to shake it off.

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Can You Have Too Much Supply Chain Visibility?

Talking Logistics

You’ve probably heard the phrase “Too much of a good thing,” which the Grammarist defines as “an excessive amount that becomes overwhelming or harmful, rather than helpful or pleasurable.” The phrase popped into my head the other night as I helped myself to another serving of ice cream. In case you’re wondering, you can’t have. Read more The post Can You Have Too Much Supply Chain Visibility?

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Shouldn’t GenAI Mean New Gen?

Supply Chain Shaman

We are in the middle of a hype cycle. The acronym for artificial intelligence (AI) is seemingly everywhere, but the value proposition is nowhere. Like any hype cycle, the market will overheat being over-hyped, then fall. The question in my mind is, “Will we drive substantial improvement in outcomes? Or transform work?” What I see today, I find disappointing.

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Top Eight Avoidable Supply Chain Practices

Stord

Explore the top 8 supply chain logistics practices to avoid to prevent disruptions and drive innovation in supply chain management.

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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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Predictive AI vs. Generative AI in Supply Chain Management

Resilinc

Learn how Resilinc is using predictive AI and generative AI to innovate supply chain risk management. In part one of our AI in supply chain blog series, “ How is AI Revolutionizing Supply Chain Risk Management?”, we sat down with Resilinc’s Associate Vice President of Product Management, Shahzaib Khan, to learn about Resilinc’s ongoing investment in AI.

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Energy Transition in Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain sustainability has become a very hot topic, but for a lot of people, there is uncertainty around its meaning. Now, more than ever, companies and countries are looking at their overall carbon footprint and trying to establish a path to be more environmentally friendly. A few ways companies can begin to offset their carbon footprint is to take a deeper look at product packaging, energy efficiency, alternative fuels, route optimization, and returns and recycling programs.

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Labor Shortages: What Are the Challenges for Supply Chain and Logistics? 

Talking Logistics

Labor shortages were among the top supply chain challenges faced by companies during the Covid pandemic. In fact, back in January 2022, we had Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Industry at Descartes Systems Group, on the program to discuss this problem in an episode titled, “The Labor Shortage Problem: Why It’s Bigger Than You Think.”. Read more The post Labor Shortages: What Are the Challenges for Supply Chain and Logistics?

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Who’s Really in Your Supply Chain Network? 

Talking Logistics

There was a time when a business person’s Rolodex® was considered a treasure. Salesmen, PR agents, and many other professionals recorded names, addresses, phone numbers, and maybe fax numbers on 2 ¼” x 4” cards that were filed alphabetically on the wheel-shaped roll. For readers too young to know about this tool, it was first. Read more The post Who’s Really in Your Supply Chain Network?

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How Costly are Supply Chain Disruptions and How to Mitigate Them?

AIMMS

Learn how much revenue could a global supply chain lose and how can a supply chain leader adapt to prevent their impact.

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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 the Roller Coaster Freight Market with Ryan Schreiber

The Logistics of Logistics

Ryan Schreiber and Joe Lynch discuss navigating the roller coaster freight market. Ryan is the Vice President, Industry and Growth, at Metafora , the leading business consulting and software development firm that exclusively serves the Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain space. About Ryan Schreiber Ryan Schreiber is the Vice President, Industry and Growth, at Metafora.

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A Journey Through Safety Stock, Part 11

Arkieva

This blog is the latest part of the story of Kate and Jane as they navigate the concepts of safety stock at Jane's company and focuses on variance terms. A Journey Through Safety Stock, Part 11 was first posted on February 27, 2024 at 9:15 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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The Advantage of Speed: The Cooper Health Supply Chain Relies Upon Real-time Risk Alerts

Logistics Viewpoints

Cooper University Health Care Relies Upon Real-time Alerts to Improve Operations Cooper University Health Care, like most companies, struggled with their supply chain during COVID. Cooper successfully coped with the crisis, but the high costs they had to pay for critical supplies and the late nights searching for those supplies convinced the organization that there had to be a better way.

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How 3D Printing Will Change Supply Chains and Improve Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

As the technology has advanced and become more available, 3D printing is expected to become an integral part of many industries’ operations and could ultimately help companies achieve sustainability goals.

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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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U.S. E-commerce Logistics Report: Overcoming Barriers and Seizing Opportunities

Talking Logistics

The United States has established itself as an unrivaled leader in the North American e-commerce logistics market. This success is primarily driven by its cutting-edge technologies and robust infrastructure. Online sales in the country have experienced remarkable growth over the past decade, registering an impressive annual increase of 13% to 18%. This remarkable trajectory is.

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5 Models of Supply Chains: Learning from the Leaders

C3 Solutions

In a world where customer demands change as quickly as fashion trends, the supply chain is the foundation that keeps businesses standing but moving ahead. A robust supply chain model can put a business in the spotlight for their customers. The customers start realizing the benefits of supply chain excellence in many tangible and intangible ways. This distinction over the other companies can be in the form of product availability, quality, innovation, or pricing.

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The B2B’s Final Mile with Steve Lopez

The Logistics of Logistics

Steve Lopez and Joe Lynch discuss B2B’s final mile. Steve is the Vice President of Partnerships at FRAYT , an on-demand, last mile delivery solution that enables businesses to meet their customers’ same-day expectations, comparable to Amazon’s level of service. About Steve Lopez Steve Lopez is a self-made entrepreneur and strategic thinker from North Texas.

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What is S&OP?

Arkieva

What is S&OP? In a world where you can easily get overwhelmed by the number of supply-chain related acronyms, S&OP is one you don't want to overlook. What is S&OP? was first posted on February 13, 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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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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2024: Planning for Success Amid the Uncertainty

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s human nature to want to start a new year with new goals—the ever-present new year’s resolutions. Typically, we make it at least one month into the new year before we have to revise our plans. However, it’s only early February 2024, and we already have several major disruptions impacting supply chains. As Alan Amling at the University of Tennessee put it, “2024 is riddled with uncertainty.

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The Rise of the Reshoring Movement in the U.S.

Supply Chain Brain

Remnants of a COVID-disrupted supply chain, economic choppiness, and pressure to lower prices have backed manufacturers up against a wall, and forced them to reconsider their approach to offshoring production.

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What’s Happening in the Robotics Market?

Talking Logistics

What’s happening in the robotics market? I guess it depends on who you ask and how you define “the robotics market.” Last week, the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced that “after record orders in both 2021 and 2022, robot sales in North American declined by 30% in 2023.” Here are some excerpts from the. Read more The post What’s Happening in the Robotics Market?

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Happening Now: The Supply Chain Agreement goes into effect this month

West Coast and California Logistics

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Supply Chain Agreement, part of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, will come into effect on February 24, 2024, marking a significant milestone. The agreement, involving 14 partners including the U.S., Australia, and Japan, aims to enhance coordination in building resilient, efficient, and inclusive supply chains, addressing challenges like those seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Blind Spots of Visibility with Andrew Wimer

The Logistics of Logistics

Andrew Wimer and Joe Lynch discuss the blind spots of visibility. Andrew is Director, Operations – North America Activations for Descartes , a global leader in on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions for logistics businesses. About Andrew Wimer Andrew Wimer is Director, Operations – North America – Activations for Descartes , a global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions for logistics businesses.

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The Ecosystem of Large Systems

Demand Driven Technologies

When you’re looking for IT systems to manage your supply chain, chances are you’ll be directed toward large, complex, and expensive systems. This trend dates back to the advent of ERPs in the 90s and is self-sustaining for an entire industry. If a system – an ERP, for example – is complex, it will require.

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Walmart Lowers their Shipping Requirements, but their Suppliers Still Struggle

Logistics Viewpoints

Walmart is reducing its requirements that suppliers’ shipments to them arrive on-time in-full. Since September of 2020, 98% has been Walmart’s OTIF requirement. Beginning on February 1 st , the new OTIF targets became 90% for on-time and 95% for in-full. This was announced on the Retail Link portal for suppliers on January 30 th. Walmart’s On-Time In-Full initiative is a compliance measure designed to ensure that freight arrives at a Walmart store or distribution center when it was supposed to,

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Three Critical Steps Toward Mastering Total Inventory Optimization in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Just months after snarled supply chains led to widespread inventory shortages, the proverbial pendulum has decidedly shifted to the other side.

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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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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 9, 2024)

Talking Logistics

Sometimes the answer to “Why?” is “I don’t know.” In some cases, nobody knows why. It just is, and the more you try to find a different answer, the more lost you become. That’s all I have for today. Don’t ask me Why? — Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 9, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Framework for a Stronger Supply Chain

Resilinc

Learn how implementing an Enterprise Risk Management framework can help your company on the journey to operational resilience. Businesses have started to see risk management as a necessary facet of running a successful company. In a 2023 survey conducted by EY, 90% of respondents said their organization has directly invested in third-party risk management.

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The Life Science Supply Chain with John Marrow

The Logistics of Logistics

John Marrow and Joe Lynch discuss the life science supply chain. John is the President at RRD Supply Chain Solutions , a recognized provider of global life science supply chain services with decades of experience in developing and delivering value-add solutions to the life science sector. About John Marrow John Marrow is the President of RRD Supply Chain Solutions.