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AI will not replace the Supply Chain Planner (However, they will cooperate)

AIMMS

In a future where a supply chain planner collaborates with AI, the fusion of technology and human expertise enables strategic planning and execution.

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Bridging Supply Chain Silos with Pawan Joshi

The Logistics of Logistics

Pawan Joshi and Joe Lynch discuss bridging supply chain silos. Pawan is the Executive Vice President, Product Management & Strategy at E2Open , a supply chain platform that is helping the world’s largest companies transform the way they make, move, and sell goods and services. About Pawan Joshi Pawan Joshi joined E2open in 2003 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Product Management & Strategy.

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Preparing for Peak Season Precision

IT Supply Chain

By Johannes Panzer (pictured) Head of Industry Solutions for Ecommerce, Descartes The post Preparing for Peak Season Precision appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Supply Chain AI: Getting Started in 5 Steps

Logility

Supply Chain AI has sparked considerable excitement, shock, and fear over the past year. From Generative AI innovations like Chat GPT to industry events, analysts, and mass media stories, every business leader is being tested – from their vision and trust in the technology to internal preparations and integration of artificial intelligence into supply chain operations.

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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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18 Best Supply Chain Analytics Software Solutions to Improve Business Efficiency

ThroughPut

Supply chain analytics combines powerful algorithms, data, and the latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to address the most elusive challenges in the supply chain right now – visibility and control. Think of supply chain analytics as your strategic advantage, like catching that perfect wave early in the surfing game.

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Supply Chains Finally Get the Attention They Deserve

Enterra Insights

Yesterday, President Joe Biden held the inaugural meeting of a new cabinet-level council focused on supply chain issues. Ahead of the meeting, the President indicated his would initiate nearly 30 new actions to strengthen America’s supply chains. According to the White House staff, “The Council will be co-chaired by the National Security Advisor and National Economic Advisor, and include the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security

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Biden Administration Holds First Supply Chain Council Meeting

Supply Chain Brain

Biden used the meeting to announce 30 actions that will provide Americans with access to medicine and the economic data needed to track the production and shipment of certain goods.

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Building Predictive Supply Chains Through Incremental Gains

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chain and logistics businesses need to achieve significant gains in efficiency and service these days in order to satisfy heightened customer expectations. Since these businesses operate on slim margins, they must accomplish these goals cost effectively.

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How to Save Your Supply Chain Project from Failure

Supply Chain Brain

Why do supply chain projects often fail?

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

Talking Logistics

We’ve entered the final month of 2023 and I have a terrible case of writer’s block this morning. So, with the few words I have, let’s just go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. AI: “As Critical as Oxygen” “AI helps us with everything we do leading. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 1, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Scaling a FreightTech Business with Mark McEntire

The Logistics of Logistics

Mark McEntire and Joe Lynch discuss scaling a FreightTech business. Mark is the Chief Executive Officer off Princeton TMX , a SaaS-based transportation management system (TMS). About Mark McEntire Mark McEntire is the Chief Executive Officer at Princeton TMX, a SaaS-based transportation management system (TMS). Founded in 2016, and located in Fort Wayne, IN, Princeton TMX provides an intuitive user experience, configured to meet specific business requirements and streamline, automate, and opti

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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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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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This Week in Logistics News (November 25 – December 1)

Logistics Viewpoints

To say that Black Friday weekend shopping was a success would be an understatement. In fact, to kick off the holiday shopping season, a record 200.4 million shoppers hit the stores and the internet to capitalize on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. The turnout topped last year’s figure of 196.7 million shoppers and the NRF’s forecast for about 182 million people during the five-day weekend.

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“Social Loafing” in Human-Robot Teams

Talking Logistics

Does social loafing, defined as reduced individual effort on a task performed in a team compared to a task performed alone, occur in human–robot teams? Researchers from the Technical University of Berlin explored that question in a recent study. Here’s the introduction to their research paper published in October 2023 in Frontiers in Robotics and. Read more The post “Social Loafing” in Human-Robot Teams appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Driving the Mission with Graig Morin

The Logistics of Logistics

Graig Morin and Joe Lynch discuss driving the mission. Graig is the Co-Founder and President of Brown Dog Carriers & Logistics. Graig and the Brown Dog team are big supporters of the Wreaths Across America. About Graig Morin Graig was born and raised in Biddeford, Maine. Shortly after high school, Graig began investing in truck driving. This investment transpired in 1998, after a road trip from Maine to Arizona with a few friends.

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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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How Smart Lockers Can Resolve Last Mile Challenges for Logistics Providers

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

How Smart Lockers Can Resolve Last Mile Challenges for Logistics Providers by Candice Yuan , General Manager of Logistics Technology Business, Cainiao Group Asia Pacific’s eCommerce revenue is expected to grow by 11.64 percent CAGR between 2023 to 2027, with significant projected market volume of over USD 2.8 trillion by 2027, according to latest figures by This surge is nothing short of transformative in the dynamic eCommerce sector, enabling merchants to provide a diverse range of goods and se

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How AI Saves Your S&OP Planning Process

Logility

Sales and operations planning (S&OP) has been a longstanding practice for businesses across nearly every industry. However, this critical supply chain process has been under enormous stress lately from departmental silos, complex trading partner networks, and geopolitical turmoil. Meanwhile, planners skilled to handle these challenges are in short supply – especially as supply chain leaders retire in record numbers.

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The Progression from Traditional S&OP to a Strategic IBP Process

John Galt

Explore why evolving traditional Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) to a strategic IBP process is critical for today’s supply chains.

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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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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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LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine – November 2023

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Reshoring to the US and Europe Accelerating Download the latest LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine In this edition we have several news updates, interesting & enlightening articles and contributions on people & management – topics which are most crucial to the development of the Supply Chain Industry across regions as well as globally. Download the latest LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine now!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Robots to the Rescue: Creating a Flexible Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Managing inventory is tougher than ever. For all of these challenges, legacy automation systems with inflexible footprints are no longer adequate. But help is at hand. A new generation of robots is providing the flexibility, speed and accuracy that today’s marketplace demands.