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6 Ways AI Empowers End-to-End Decision Automation in Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

As a child, I was mesmerized by beauty pageants, especially Miss World, where women from all around the world strutted in gorgeous fashion. I vividly remember the moments when the top winners declared their lofty goals for humanity: solving world hunger! Since the emergence of AI as the shiny object of our times, we see similar grandiosity: that AI will solve world hunger.

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Another Reason to Expand Definition of Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

For several years now I’ve been arguing that the scope of end-to-end supply chain visibility must go beyond the tracking of orders, shipments, inventory, and assets in motion. It must also include visibility to greenhouse-gas emissions and forced labor across the supply chain. Why? Because it’s becoming mandatory due to a growing number of laws. Read more The post Another Reason to Expand Definition of Supply Chain Visibility appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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The Tech Makeover of Supply Chain Planning

IT Supply Chain

By Claire Lloyd (pictured) Content Writer The post The Tech Makeover of Supply Chain Planning appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Optionality: The Critical Supply Chain Imperative for 2024

The Network Effect

In a world of perpetual disruption, your organization will need optionality – multiple sourcing for key products, parts and raw materials.

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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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What is inventory postponement in the supply chain?

West Coast and California Logistics

We all know that speed is a key part of supply chain efficiency. It may seem counterintuitive that a service with “postponement” in its name could increase speed and efficiency, but it can. We’re talking about inventory postponement and, in this article, we’ll explain what it is, what its benefits are, and how to find a provider that can handle it for your supply chain.

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2024 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Prediction Five

Supply Chain Matters

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group through its affiliate the Supply Chain Matters blog shares excerpts of our fifth prediction that will be included in our Annual 2024 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Research Advisory. In our first posting related to this series, we shared excerpts from our first prediction , which sets the overall context and perspectives for supply chain management teams in the coming year.

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From Management to Orchestration

Supply Chain Brain

A new type of supply chain is emerging that is increasingly reliant on digital tools to optimize and automate processes, holistic in its always-on, end-to-end control tower visibility, and collaborative in its partner relationships rather than dictated from the top down and inside-out.

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Navigating Uncharted Waters: SMB Importers, 2024 and Red Sea Crisis Lessons

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Phone This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home Navigating Uncharted Waters: SMB Importers, 2024 and Red Sea Crisis Lessons Eytan Buchman January 16, 2024 Optimize your logistics tendering, vendor selection, negotiations, and procurement with Freightos Data Book a Demo Intro: Playing Dice with the High Seas In 2021 and 2022, supply chains regularly made the headlines, as supplies of basic necessiti

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Revolutionize Your Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Brain

In this e-book, learn how supply chains are changing and why a revolutionary and transformative upgrade of your supply chain planning processes and technology is the only way forward.

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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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Trends 2024: Artificial Intelligence

Enterra Insights

Few technologies stir human emotions as much as artificial intelligence (AI). Some people anticipate great things happening thanks to AI, while others feel only deep anxiety about humanity’s future. Regardless of your feelings, 2023 was a breakout year for AI. Anders Billesø Beck , Vice President of innovation and strategy at Universal Robots, explains, “2023 was an exciting year for innovation.

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ToolsGroup Named Leader in Five G2 Categories for Winter 2024

ToolsGroup

The software company earns Leadership recognition in supply chain planning and demand planning across regions. BOSTON – January 15, 2023 – ToolsGroup, a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, is proud to be recognized as a Leader in five separate G2 Winter 2024 reports. Across all report categories, less than 4% of products and services earn Leader recognition.

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Big, Bulky & Rural with Grafton Elliot

The Logistics of Logistics

Grafton Elliott and Joe Lynch discuss big, bulky, and rural shipping. Grafton is the Founder and CEO of Onward, a big and bulky shipping network that helps retailers offer local like delivery service, to their customers located in suburban and rural zip codes. About Grafton Elliott Grafton Elliott is the Founder and CEO of Onward, a big and bulky shipping network that helps retailers offer local like delivery service, to their customers located in suburban and rural zip codes.Prior to start

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[Editor’s Pick] Global Trade Trends: A Year in Review and a Look Ahead

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post by Sandy Bhat from e2open’s blog highlights several key trends in global trade “that will have broader implications for businesses.

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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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Why All the Hype about Hydrogen?

Enterra Insights

Anyone who follows U.S. politics knows there is a wide divide between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to green energy. Some of these differences can be explained by the fact that many Republican politicians come from states rich with fossil fuels. Nevertheless, journalist Phred Dvorak reports, “One clean-energy candidate has broad support from some of the reddest parts of the U.S.: hydrogen.”[1] Dvorak goes on to explain: “ In a polarized energy debate that often pits r

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ToolsGroup Launches Integrated In-Season Retail Inventory Optimization Solution 

ToolsGroup

Retailers can now quickly sense, predict, and respond to real-time changes in demand to better navigate market uncertainty to achieve maximum profitability. BOSTON & LONDON — January 15, 2024 — ToolsGroup , a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, today announced the launch of their In-Season Inventory Optimization Solution, an integrated suite of tools in the greater JustEnough retail planning and execution suite.

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A Journey Through Safety Stocks, Part 10

Arkieva

This blog continues the journey of Kate and Jane as they navigate the concepts of safety stocks at Jane's company. A Journey Through Safety Stocks, Part 10 was first posted on January 16, 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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How AI and Automation Are Poised to Revolutionize the Supply Chain Industry

Supply Chain Brain

In the last few years, the growing sophistication of artificial intelligence has brought unprecedented levels of precision, efficiency and innovation to supply chain management.

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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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Happening Now: West Coast imports expected to surge

West Coast and California Logistics

According to The Loadstar , US West Coast ports are anticipating a surge in imports due to a combination of supply chain and geopolitical disruptions. These disruptions include transit difficulties through the Panama and Suez canals, and concerns at East Coast ports related to ongoing labor contract negotiations.

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Key Insights from NRF 2024: Navigating the Future of Retail

ToolsGroup

The curtains have closed on the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2024 Retail’s Big Show, and this year’s event has been extraordinary, with a record-breaking attendance of nearly 40,000 participants from around the globe. Surpassing the pre-pandemic levels of January 2020, NRF 2024 showcased a robust exchange of ideas, strategies, and insights that promise to shape the retail landscape in the coming year.

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AI affecting up to 40% of jobs warns IMF: O’Reilly VP of Emerging Tech

IT Supply Chain

By Mike Loukides (pictured) Vice President of Emerging Tech, O’Reilly The post AI affecting up to 40% of jobs warns IMF: O’Reilly VP of Emerging Tech appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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How to Prevent Procurement Fraud With Analytics

Supply Chain Brain

Unmonitored supply chains, underlying inventory assets, a host of third parties, and frequent transactions make the manufacturing and retail industries a sweet spot for procurement and inventory fraud schemes.

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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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Fearless Females of Supply Chain: Supply Chain Offers Limitless Potential

BlueYonder

Deloitte Digital , part of Deloitte, brings together strategists, data scientists, creatives, designers, architects, and engineers to solve its clients’ biggest challenges and transform their customer journeys. As part of our “Fearless Females of Supply Chain” Blue Yonder Live series, Blue Yonder’s Chief Customer Officer Susan Beal spoke to Marie Hamblin , Director at Deloitte Digital.

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Toptalent.ai

Supply Chain Movement

The labour market is currently in substantial turmoil. On the one hand, there is a persistent shortage of staff, while on the other, companies are having to downsize due to the faltering economy. At the same time, chatbot ChatGPT celebrated its first birthday last month, with 100 million weekly users worldwide as proof of the phenomenal success of the text generating application.

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Red Sea crisis – Impact on retailers & supply chains to be more acutely felt in coming weeks

IT Supply Chain

By Roy Bridgland (pictured) Senior Industry Strategies Director, Blue Yonder The post Red Sea crisis – Impact on retailers & supply chains to be more acutely felt in coming weeks appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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AI Is Helping Protect Healthcare Supply Chains, Study Shows

Supply Chain Brain

Forty-four percent of healthcare organizations are using AI to improve customer experiences while another 35% use this technology to forecast consumer demands.

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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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Business Process Automation Services: Enhancing Efficiency and Growth

Elementum

Business Process Automation Services: Enhancing Efficiency and Growth Business process automation (BPA) is a powerful approach to streamlining processes, eliminating repetitive tasks, and enhancing efficiency within organizations. It involves the application of technology to automate manual responsibilities that consume valuable time and resources. By implementing BPA, businesses can reduce human error, improve agility, and focus on innovative work that drives growth.

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Mastering Returns Management: The Ultimate Guide to Streamlining Your E-commerce Process

SCMDOJO

With the increase in online purchases, especially after the health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, the eCommerce industry is booming like anything. Most eCommerce and online businesses focus on forwarding logistics and last-mile delivery to reduce delivery time. Unfortunately, the majority of them miss one of the critical aspects of the supply chain – the Return Management of goods.

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Meeting OFAC’s Call To Action: Combating Illicit Cargo

IT Supply Chain

By Captain Steve Bomgardner (pictured) VP Commercial Markets, Pole Star The post Meeting OFAC’s Call To Action: Combating Illicit Cargo appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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