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Supply Chain Growing Pains with Anya Skomorokhova

The Logistics of Logistics

Anya Skomorokhova and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain growing pains. Anya is Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of PorterLogic, a low-code supply chain operations platform that replaces all the spreadsheets typically used to manage warehouses and inventory.

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Risk Management Can Be a Competitive Advantage, Part One

Enterra Insights

“Plan all you want,” writes Cyrus Hadavi , CEO of Adexa, “but disruptions are the supply chain’s real problem.”[1] Why? Because global supply chains are constantly facing crises. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), these crises are seldom distinctive events. In the latest WEF Global Risks Report , the authors note, “Present and future risks can interact with each other to form a ‘polycrisis’ — a cluster of related global risks with compounding effects, such

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From Real-Time Visibility to Real-Time Decisions: Data’s Value Is Propagating Across Global Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve said it before (right here in Logistics Viewpoints), but it’s worth repeating: the digital transformation of our complex global supply chains is an ongoing journey. And progress comes in increments both large and small as we build on the breakthroughs and innovations that have come before. Nine years ago, my company FourKites pioneered the market for real-time transportation visibility.

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How Retail Supply Chains Can Prepare for the Surge in Organic Food Sales

Supply Chain Brain

Organic food and beverage sales are on the rise in the U.S., and retailers need to take notice.

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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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Unleashing the Potential: Demand Forecasting Solutions for Balancing Supply and Demand

StockTrim

The dynamicity of the contemporary business landscape poses unique challenges and opportunities. The conundrum of maintaining the right supply-demand balance stands central to these challenges. Erratic market demands and conventional inventory management techniques often result in operational inefficiencies.

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Watch: The Challenges of Migrating to QR Codes

Supply Chain Brain

GS1 is hoping to foster adoption of QR code technology that allows additional information about products in the supply chain to be added along the way.

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TikToK Launches Logistics Service: Makes Sense?

Talking Logistics

Way back in October 2014, I asked “Do Facebook And Twitter Need A Logistics Strategy?” Here’s what I wrote at the time: Do Facebook and Twitter (as well as Pinterest and others looking to get more involved in e-commerce) need to take the extra step [beyond providing a “Buy” button”] and facilitate order fulfillment and. Read more The post TikToK Launches Logistics Service: Makes Sense?

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Three in Four Companies Will Be Using Robotic Automation by 2027

Supply Chain Brain

Many organizations already use mobile robots and plan on expanding their fleets over the next three years.

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Enhancing the Practical Relevance of SCM Research

SCM Research

One hundred years ago, practitioners were the lead researchers seeking to improve production processes. Iconic developments such as the Toyota Production System emerged from the real-world challenges faced by these early scientists. Fast forward to today, and there is a growing concern that our research is losing touch with real-world practice. Toffel’s (2016) article, Enhancing the Practical Relevance of Research , provides an insightful critique of the current state of operations (and su

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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How Retail Supply Chains are Evolving in 2023

AIMMS

Improving supply chain resilience is the focus for global retail brands with complex supply chain network design.

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The Importance of Freight Bill Audit with Richard Perry

The Logistics of Logistics

Richard Perry and Joe Lynch and discuss the importance of freight bill audit. Richard is Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Intelligent Audit , a cutting-edge logistics and supply chain technology company, dedicated to revolutionizing how businesses manage their shipping and transportation processes. About Richard Perry Richard Perry is a seasoned logistics and supply chain professional with over 20 years of industry experience and is a dedicated professional with a passion for individual

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This Week in Logistics News (August 19 – 25)

Logistics Viewpoints

Here we are closing out the last full week of August. To me, the end of summer feels like the end of a year (more so than December). It must be due to the school year beginning each September. Afterall, this was the case for the vast majority of my youth. I know it is coming when the nights start to get cooler, the sun sets sooner, and it becomes a lot easier to find shade in the early evening.

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Sustainable Procurement: What it is and its Importance

SCMDOJO

Discover the power of sustainable procurement in enhancing supply chain resilience and brand reputation and learn about its importance.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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Production Planning Software: Your Comprehensive Guide

Logility

Your Comprehensive Guide to Production Planning Software The benefits of production planning software vs scheduling are about the granularity of the plan: capacity plans (or master production schedules) are not granular and factor in less granular things, like high level capacity, forecasts, inventory, and transfer times. They are often done weekly, and that’s where production planning software will shine.

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The Evolution of Warehousing with Joe Oliaro

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe Oliaro and Joe Lynch discuss the evolution of warehousing. Joe Oliaro is the Vice President of Sales and Chief Real Estate Officer at Wagner Logistics , a leading provider of supply chain solutions. About Joe Oliaro Joe Oliaro is the Vice President of Sales and Chief Real Estate Officer at Wagner Logistics. Joe is a force to be reckoned with in the world of logistics and supply chain strategy.

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Geopolitical Risks to Supply Chains: China, Russia, and Beyond

Enterra Insights

“Geopolitical risk is center stage,” declares Ziad Haider , McKinsey & Company’s Global Director of Geopolitical Risk. He adds, “There are the Russia–Ukraine conflict, strenuous relationships among countries across the globe, internet restrictions, and competing interests across Europe. The conflicts themselves are hard enough, but disinformation is another element making it even tougher for companies and organizations to navigate risk successfully.”[1] Because geopol

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Boosting Efficiency: The Value of Scheduling Software

Arkieva

Scheduling software is similar to GPS, organizing the movement of items, marking process steps, ensuring expected locations, and optimizing the route. Boosting Efficiency: The Value of Scheduling Software was first posted on August 22, 2023 at 7:57 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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More Than 40 New Manufacturers Join Configura’s Platform in 2023

More than 40 manufacturers across the commercial interior, material handling, and kitchen and bath industries expand offers via Configura’s CET platform in 2023.

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Omnichannel Fulfillment in Asia-Pacific: The Ins and Outs

CHAINalytics

This post is the second installment of a four-part examination of the Indian omnichannel marketplace. Read the first post here. Omnichannel fulfillment is an increasingly critical aspect of global retail, particularly in India and the greater Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The growth of ecommerce has retailers pursuing ways to offer integrated shopping experiences across multiple … The post Omnichannel Fulfillment in Asia-Pacific: The Ins and Outs appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Lingering Port Congestion with Paul Brashier

The Logistics of Logistics

Paul Brashier and Joe Lynch discuss lingering port congestion and other issues causing shipping delays. Paul Brashier is Vice President Drayage and Intermodal at ITS Logistics , a third party logistics (3PL) company that offers creative supply chain solutions with an asset-lite transportation division that ranks #21 in North America, a top-tier asset-based dedicated fleet, and a Top 12 intermodal and drayage division.

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Inventory Optimization Software: Your Comprehensive Guide

Logility

Efficient inventory optimization starts with choosing the best software. It is important to note different terms that can often, mistakenly used interchangeably in conversation, yet have distinct meanings.

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Improving agility in metal fabrication manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

With the fabricated metal industry receiving government grants and incentives, it now ranks as one of the fastest-changing sectors in the manufacturing marketplace. With the introduction of many of the ‘Industry 4.0’ technologies, manufacturers are building what we are calling ‘Manufacturing Agility’ into their organizations. The key areas of focus include; Investing in new automated and connected manufacturing equipment.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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Watch: Creating Purpose-Driven Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

For a business wanting to cultivate a better world, it all starts with the supply chain, says Carlos Londono, vice president of supply chain at restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill.

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Tecsys Recognized in 2023 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Warehouse Management Systems

Tecsys

Montreal, Canada — August 22, 2023. Tecsys Inc. (TSX: TCS), an industry leader in supply chain management software, today announces its Elite™ WMS platform has been recognized in the 2023 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) report.

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Top 10 TikTokers to Take Off your Supply Chain

SCMDOJO

Try this as a tongue twister: “Tripping through tantalizing TikTokers, tenfold to transform your tangled supply chain!” That was fun, right? In our digital age, where viral trends dominate, TikTok’s influence now extends to supply chain management. Discover the Top 10 TikTokers reshaping how you view supply chains. Beyond dance moves, they offer bite-sized insights for success, promising to elevate you above inefficiencies.

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Is Your CXO an Early Adopter of Innovation?

QAD

On June 16th, The Wall Street Journal published an article written by Jason Gay on innovation where he talks about the early adoption of the Apple Vision Pro. He says he is the opposite of an early adopter. He labeled himself a “skeptical jerk”. His defamation of late majority and laggard adopters seems to indicate that he sees early adopters as better but is there an advantage to being on the earlier side of the disruption cycle?

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Watch: New-Age Warehouse Operations: People, Process & Robotics

Supply Chain Brain

The success of automating at large scale in big warehouses relies on companies being willing and able to rethink their entire supply chains, says Jonas Swarttouw, vice president customer and business development for North America at NewCold.

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The AI Supply Chain Capabilities You Need Now to Thrive in the Future

IT Supply Chain

By Keith Hartley (pictured) CEO & Board Member, LevaData The post The AI Supply Chain Capabilities You Need Now to Thrive in the Future appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 08/18/2023-08/24/2023

All Things Supply Chain

Panama Canal delays causing unrest for Shippers The Panama Canal is currently facing disruptions due to low water levels and restrictions imposed to conserve water.

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