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Starting A Career In The Digital Supply Chain: What You Need To Know

IT Supply Chain

By Jessica Sweet (pictured) Content Writer at makeLifeSweeter.com The post Starting A Career In The Digital Supply Chain: What You Need To Know appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Time to Rethink Supply Chain Practices?

Talking Logistics

Over the past few years, due to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, companies have started to question or rethink certain supply chain practices. Do you believe the time has come to rethink or refine certain supply chain practices? We asked members of our Indago supply chain research community — who. Read more The post Time to Rethink Supply Chain Practices?

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Blue Yonder’s Analyst Workbench Arms Your Team with Actionable Data

BlueYonder

For the past few years, supply chain uncertainty has tested every company. The world’s supply chains have been stalled by challenges like labor capacity, imperfect inventory positioning, unpredictable supply, rising costs, and prolonged fulfillment times. Adding to the complexity, an increasing number of orders must be captured and fulfilled across a growing number of channels, supported by flexible delivery options.

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The Ripple Effect of Yellow’s Demise on the Supply Chain Industry

Supply Chain Brain

The financial collapse of Yellow, the third-largest less-than-truckload carrier in the U.S., will incur some challenges in the transportation world that people might not have considered.

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GEP Procurement & Supply Chain Tech Trends Report

The technological landscape is dynamic and changes quickly. And for procurement and supply chain leaders looking to harness the power of technology to navigate complex challenges and an uncertain business environment, keeping up with the latest trends can be its own obstacle. So, what’s on the technological horizon for procurement and supply chain for the year ahead?

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Why is Collaboration Important in Supply Chain Management?

QAD

The digital supply chain forecasting process is critical for any organization’s success. It helps to ensure that the right products are in the right place at the right time, minimizing stockouts and overstocking, reducing costs and improving customer satisfaction. However, to achieve an accurate and effective digital supply chain forecasting process, it is essential to collaborate with both sales teams and suppliers.

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Transform Your Supply Chain Decision-Making to Handle Complexity and Uncertainty

John Galt

Explore why decision-making needs to be reassessed to embrace a better data-driven approach, and how companies can ignite the process.

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The Limitations of Forecasts and Plans on Decision Making

Supply Chain Trend

Forecasters and planners are involved in decision making, but make limited decisions with direct business impact themselves. A forecast is an insight or a foresight, a plan is an intent. A decision is only made when resources are irrevocably allocated to the execution of the decision. Without this, multiple forecast and planning options – as advanced as they may be – remain calculations, maybe insights or, at best, recommendations.

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Defense Supply Chain Network for Naval Operations

The Network Effect

How the US Navy's NOSS (Naval Operational Supply System) solution will be more agile, responsive, and effective using a network approach.

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Why it may be time to upgrade your ERP system

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In today’s digitalized world, manufacturers must keep pace with the rapidly evolving technology landscape to remain competitive, agile, and to protect their electronic assets such as data. This is particularly crucial when it comes to enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Outdated ERP systems expose organizations to security risks, limit functionality, impede integration, and hinder compliance efforts.

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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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The Race for Artificially Intelligent Robots

DELMIA Quintiq

Where are Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Heading? We live in times when not long after imagining a certain robot, it becomes a reality. We are witnessing incredible advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), in Robotics and in the integration of Artificial Intelligence into Robotics. These emerging domains are radically changing the way we work, collaborate, and organize our lives.

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Solving the New Imperatives for Freight Forwarders

Talking Logistics

Everyone remembers back in 2020 when the pandemic hit. It was a scary time for the entire world but incredibly overwhelming for those working hard to keep global supply chains running. Not only were factories shut down, but ocean ports were congested, vessels sat offshore for weeks waiting to unload, capacity on ships and planes. Read more The post Solving the New Imperatives for Freight Forwarders appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Consumer Credit, Generation Z, and the Consumer Packaged Goods Sector

Enterra Insights

Nothing is more central to the consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector than supply and demand — and few things affect supply and demand like economic trends. During the pandemic, when going out in public worried many consumers, savings increased and buying patterns changed. For example, spending on clothing and cosmetics dropped while spending on home goods and staples rose.

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Navigating Market Uncertainty with Sarah Bertram

The Logistics of Logistics

Sarah Bertram and Joe Lynch discuss navigating market uncertainty. Sarah is a Shipper Sales Manager at DAT , an online marketplace that connects shippers and carriers in the transportation industry. About Sarah Bertram Sarah Bertram is a Shipper Sales Manager at DAT. She brings almost 20 years of supply chain and benchmarking experience to DAT, where she is focused on providing actionable insights to shippers through DAT’s Benchmark Analytics and Rateview benchmarking tools.

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Supply Chain Orchestration: A New Era in Supply Chain Management

When the only certainty is uncertainty, what does that mean for today’s supply chain management approaches? This eBook delves into how supply chain orchestration can help businesses unlock agility, transparency, intelligence, and trust across their end-to-end supply chain.

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Consumer Goods: A Formula for Service, Speed, & Brand Success

Logility

The consumer goods industry may have experienced tremendous growth, but figuring out what consumers want is an ever-evolving puzzle. From where they shop and how frequently they buy to what price points entice them, consumer behaviors have been challenging to predict over the past year. This experience is not only frustrating industry executives – it’s compelling them to reassess their sales and operations planning (S&OP) process.

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Digital Transport Documents: They’re Not Emailed PDFs

Talking Logistics

If you transport goods by road in Europe, you are very familiar with CMR — that is, the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road. As described by the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business: The [CMR] was developed in 1956. [It] standardizes contractual and carrier liability. Read more The post Digital Transport Documents: They’re Not Emailed PDFs appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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UPS Strike Averted While Workers Gain Heat Protection

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week, the Teamsters, one of the largest unions in the US, voted to ratify a contract with UPS. The five-year deal includes wage increases and historic new protections for working in high temperatures for UPS’s employees. UPS is the largest parcel delivery company in North America. The company generated over $100 billion in revenue in their last financial year.

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Risk Management Can Be a Competitive Advantage, Part Two

Enterra Insights

“The human race has long appreciated that disruptions are part of life,” writes the staff at Logility, “they come in waves, and the best laid plans don’t always result in the outcomes we work to achieve.”[1] In Part One of this article, I noted that the World Economic Forum believes we have entered the age of the polycrisis — the simultaneous convergence of a number of crises.

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What is Mesh Networking Trends Report

This report details the capabilities of mesh networks, how they work, and the applications they thrive in supporting. Connectivity is necessary for optimal productivity, and mesh networking will soon be a significant provider of connectivity globally.

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Demand Forecasting Software: Demystifying AI

Logility

Demand forecasting plays a crucial role in business success, as it helps predict customer demand and plan inventory effectively. However, traditional forecasting methods often fall short in accuracy. Fortunately, with the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), demand forecasting software has undergone a significant transformation. In this beginner-friendly blog post, I’ll explore how AI can improve demand forecasting and highlight the key concepts that will help you understand this exciting fie

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 1, 2023)

Talking Logistics

The wildfires in Maui and Hurricane Idalia this week: August was a reminder that Mother Nature can be a powerful and disruptive force at times. The American Logistics Aid Network, one of the organizations that our Indago supply chain research community supports, encourages members of the logistics community to “visit ALAN’s Supply Chain Intelligence Center.

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The Role of Greenfield Analysis in Modern Supply Chain Design

AIMMS

The post The Role of Greenfield Analysis in Modern Supply Chain Design appeared first on AIMMS.

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A Journey Through Safety Stocks, Part 9

Arkieva

This blog continues the safety stock discussion between Kate and Jane as they evaluate historical sales and lead time data. A Journey Through Safety Stocks, Part 9 was first posted on August 30, 2023 at 7:54 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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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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Supply Chain Planning In Excel: A Perilous Path

Logility

Supply chain planning plays a critical role in ensuring operational efficiency, customer satisfaction, and overall success. However, relying solely on Microsoft Excel for supply chain planning can expose businesses to a myriad of risks and limitations. Let’s explore the dangers of using Excel as the primary tool for supply chain planning and discuss the importance of adopting more advanced and specialized solutions.

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The Importance of Investment in Ports for the Future of the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Healthy, modernized seaports are essential for the profitability of businesses and investors everywhere. Our new white paper answers these questions and details the areas of seaports where investments will bring the biggest payback.

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Enabling Customer Success by Meeting Company Challenges Head On

QAD

We are living in a time of huge technological change with increasingly uncertain, unpredictable and challenging market conditions. The supply chain has seen major disruptions, the labour market is incredibly demanding and the number of regulations and tariffs continues to grow. At the same time, companies are expected to drive down costs, pursue efficiencies and do more with less.

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An Interview with Amanda Chawla, CSCO, Stanford Health

NC State SCRC

Today I had a fantastic interview with Amanda Chawla, as part of our new Supply Chain Leadership series within the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at NC State. Her comments provided some important insights for our students, especially on the subject of change management. Amanda described the healthcare supply chain’s objective is about serving the “healing hands” that care for our patients.

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Embedded Analytics: A Force Multiplier for Business

The possibilities for embedded analytics to drive real value for businesses, end users, and society are as fascinating as they are limitless. No matter the industry, brand after brand is finding that analytics can be the solution to a multitude of business challenges. Go deep with five insightsoftware customers as they share the details of their analytics journeys and discuss the transformative power of data.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 08/25/2023-08/31/2023

All Things Supply Chain

Shell to Shelve Plan to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint Shell Plc’s Chief Executive Officer, Wael Sawan, has terminated the company’s ambitious carbon offsets program, a plan to develop environmental projects…

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Watch: Value Chain Leadership for the Supply Chain Executive

Supply Chain Brain

The difference between a value chain and a supply chain is that the first includes more of a feedback loop from the end consumer, according to Elsy Ocejo, vice president of supply chain at Illes Foods.

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A Long Road Ahead for Procurement Professionals Managing Their Supply Chains

ModusLink Corporation

Supply Chain Management In the ever-evolving world of freight and logistics, volatility has become the new normal. Procurement experts face transportation costs, customer demands, and high pressure on global container and air freight rates. Any logistics provider will be well aware of these issues, but it’s possible to overlook how much things have changed in recent years.