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Freight Brokers Need More Than Just Automation; They Need Optionality

IT Supply Chain

By Sean McGillicuddy (pictured) Chief Revenue Officer, Tai Software The post Freight Brokers Need More Than Just Automation; They Need Optionality appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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North America Supply Chains Imperiled by Canada Rail Strike Vote

Supply Chain Brain

The two rail giants account for nearly 90% of the industry’s revenues and more than three-quarters of overall tonnage carried by the sector.

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Rise Like Batman: Transform Supply Chain Challenges into Opportunities

John Galt

Elevate your supply chain planning with lessons from Batman, an example of embracing uncertainty and forging supply chain antifragility.

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Best AI Tools for Supply Chain and Logistics: The Ultimate Guide for 2024

ThroughPut

Exploring the world of AI tools for supply chain and logistics can be quite overwhelming. There are so many options out there that it is hard to know where to start and what to choose. We get it! That’s why we put together this guide – to help you get a glimpse of the best AI tools for supply chain and logistics, how to implement these tools, what to take care of and more.

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Embedded Analytics Insights for 2024

Organizations look to embedded analytics to provide greater self-service for users, introduce AI capabilities, offer better insight into data, and provide customizable dashboards that present data in a visually pleasing, easy-to-access format. To better understand the factors behind the decision to build or buy analytics, insightsoftware partnered with Hanover Research to survey IT, software development, and analytics professionals on why they make the embedded analytics choices they do.

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Hurricane season 2024: how to prepare your supply chain

Resilinc

Prepare your business for the stormy seas of the 2024 hurricane season. Discover why experts predict robust storms and how to safeguard your supply chain. Outlook for hurricane season 2024 This year, hurricane season starts June 1, 2024, and ends November 30, 2024, and will primarily affect the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea.

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Ferguson’s Commitment to Supply Chain Excellence Drives Customer Satisfaction

Logistics Viewpoints

Michael Jacobs, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Ferguson PLC In 2022, I wrote an article called The Best Supply Chain Company You Have Never Heard Of. The article was about Ferguson PLC, a value-added distributor of plumbing and heating products. Ferguson has an extensive and complex supply chain. When I had an opportunity to catch up with Michael Jacobs, the senior vice president of supply chain at Ferguson, I leapt at the chance.

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5 Essential Steps to Excel as a Yard Manager

C3 Solutions

Managing a large yard in a warehouse is a huge responsibility, often undermined by the bias for action. A yard manager must know how his role impacts the overall chain.

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Supplier Portals: Best Practice in Supplier Onboarding and Enablement

HICX Solutions

Supplier onboarding is a critical process for organizations, ensuring that new suppliers are seamlessly integrated as partners for the enterprise. With the increasing complexity of supply chains and the supplier landscape, and the need for efficiency and risk management, optimizing the supplier onboarding process has become more important than ever.

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Bridging Disruption: Control Tower Helps Customers Navigate the Tragedy in Baltimore

BlueYonder

Who can forget watching the shocking footage of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore? When a 948-foot-long cargo ship called Dali crashed into the bridge in the early morning hours of March 26, the costs were high. Most significantly, the accident claimed the lives of six construction workers who were fixing potholes on the bridge. The total collapse of the bridge, which happened in less than 30 seconds, also resulted in the multi-year closure of a major traffic route used by more

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Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes with the Power of Generative AI

Generative AI goes beyond just automating tasks and providing real-time answers. Did you know that implementing generative AI reduces sourcing cycle times and allows for faster decision-making across procurement operations? In this whitepaper — Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes With the Power of Generative AI — experts reveal how the strategic application of generative AI within procurement processes is paving the way for groundbreaking improvements.

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Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD): Addressing the Entire Value Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Following 45 days of negotiations, the European Council approved a watered-down version of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. The EU CSDDD has had a difficult journey, facing delays, changes, and hurdles to overcome. Nonetheless, the direction of travel of European governments is clear: companies need to do more to identify their exposure to unethical practices, human rights abuses, and significant adverse environmental issues , across their value chain.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 3, 2024)

Talking Logistics

I will be radioactive next week. Literally. Next week I will undergo radioactive iodine treatment to kill off whatever thyroid cells (cancerous or not) remain in my body. For the past two weeks I’ve been on a low-iodine diet in preparation for it: no dairy, no commercial breads, no fish, no anything with iodized salt. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 3, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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DAT IQ: The Metrics that Matter with Samuel Parker

The Logistics of Logistics

Samuel Parker and Joe Lynch discuss DAT iQ: the metrics that matter. Samuel is Director of Product Marketing at DAT Freight & Analytics ‘ Shipper segment. DAT operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Shippers, brokers, carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for trends and data insights based on a database of $150 billion in annual market transactions.

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ToolsGroup Named Leader in Seven G2 Categories for Spring 2024

ToolsGroup

Customer reviews consistently rank ToolsGroup highly in G2’s Supply Chain Planning and Demand Planning Categories. Boston, MA – May 2, 2024 – ToolsGroup, a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, is thrilled to announce that it has been recognized as a Leader in seven separate G2 Spring 2024 reports. This achievement underscores ToolsGroup’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the supply chain industry.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

I was hoping that my news roundup would lead off with a comment about Boston sports going two for two in the playoffs. After Wednesday night’s blowout of the Miami Heat, the Celtics won their opening round series and had me in a good spot. So it all rested on the shoulders of the Bruins, coming off a lackluster performance on Tuesday night where they could have wrapped up the series at home.

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The Important Role of Logistics in Enabling Risk Mitigation and Resilience Strategies

Talking Logistics

Over the past four years, due in large part to the Covid pandemic, there has been significant discussion about the importance of risk management in logistics and how companies must create more resilient supply chains. Logistics operations are key enablers in this process. We were reminded of this again recently when a cargo ship crashed. Read more The post The Important Role of Logistics in Enabling Risk Mitigation and Resilience Strategies appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzale

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Freight Recession: Opportunity or Threat with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

Steve Elwell and Joe Lynch discuss freight recession: opportunity or threat. Steve is the Founder and Managing Director of iDev Partners a boutique leadership, business strategy and turnaround consulting firm. About Steve Elwell Steve is the Founder and since 2010 Managing Director of iDev Partners a boutique leadership, business strategy and turnaround consulting firm located in Farmington Hills, MI.

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Rise of the Middle Powers

Enterra Insights

Being called “middling” has traditionally been more of an insult than a matter of fact. It means something is not terrible but it also isn’t great — it’s mediocre. That’s sort of how so-called “middle powers” have been treated historically. Wikipedia explains, “In international relations, a middle power is a sovereign state that is not a great power nor a superpower, but still has large or moderate influence and international recognition.

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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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The Walmart RFID Tagging Mandate: Advantages and Compliance Strategies

Supply Chain Brain

While some retail supply chain leaders may initially feel hesitant about investing in achieving RAIN-tagging compliance, doing so can deliver significant upside potential.

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[Video] The Important Role of Logistics in Enabling Risk Mitigation and Resilience Strategies

Talking Logistics

Over the past four years, due in large part to the Covid pandemic, there has been a lot of discussion about the importance of risk management and how companies need to create more resilient supply chains, with logistics being a key enabler. We were reminded of this again just a few days ago, when a. Read more The post [Video] The Important Role of Logistics in Enabling Risk Mitigation and Resilience Strategies appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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AI Knowledge Management, Legal Spend Management, and More Tips for Corporate Leaders

IT Supply Chain

By Christine Baker (pictured) Content Writer The post AI Knowledge Management, Legal Spend Management, and More Tips for Corporate Leaders appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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The World Needs VUCA-Oriented Leaders

Enterra Insights

Recently, Thibaud Molin , a partner at the KYU, told reporters at a press conference, “The world has entered a zone of uncertainty.”[1] His observation applies equally to geopolitical and business environments. In the geopolitical sector, some of the uncertainty comes from the fact that 2024 is an election year. Journalist Kelvin Chan reports, “AI-powered misinformation and disinformation is emerging as a risk just as a billions of people in a slew of countries, including large

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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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How New Balance Has Weathered Years of Supply Chain Disruptions

Supply Chain Brain

The attacks on Red Sea shipping have forced carriers to reroute their vessels around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, resulting in increased cost. But that hasn’t fazed New Balance.

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Blue Yonder Associate Travels to Texas To Capture a Once-in-a-Lifetime Solar Eclipse

BlueYonder

May is National Photography Month and is dedicated to learning about the art and mastering the various techniques. Today, we all have cameras in our hands via our smartphones so everyone is considered an amateur photographer. But those who are professionals are dedicated to the art and seek out that once-in-a-lifetime, perfect shot. Blue Yonder associate Kevin O’Donnell recently went in search of this photo during the recent solar eclipse in North America.

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Why vendor financial models matter for route planning viability

IT Supply Chain

By Gary Taylor (pictured) VP Fleet Solution in EMEA, Descartes The post Why vendor financial models matter for route planning viability appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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What is Supply Chain Management? A Guide to Success

SCMDOJO

Are you interested in understanding how businesses effectively manage their supply chains? Look no further – this guide is here to help you grasp the fundamentals of supply chain management (SCM) and how it can lead to success. Whether you’re a business owner, manager, or simply curious about the inner workings of the global economy, this article will provide you with a solid foundation.

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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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Watch: Concurrency: The New Supply Chain Requirement for Tearing Down Silos

Supply Chain Brain

What Kinaxis calls "concurrency" tears down silos from end to end in the supply chain, guaranteeing success, says Tom Rhoads, the company’s global vice president of sales and supply chain execution.

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Digital Transformation in Defense Manufacturing: The DoD’s New Digital Engineering Instruction

Arena Solutions

On December 21, 2023, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released Digital Engineering Instruction 5000.97 (DoDI 5000.97) 1. The DoD mandate requires new defense acquisition programs to implement digital technologies and practices for the development and sustainment of defense systems beginning in 2024. It primarily focuses on six acquisition categories: Major Capability, Middle Tier, Software, Defense Business Systems, Urgent Capability, and Service.

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The Global Supply Chain of Sports Betting: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

IT Supply Chain

By Ian Benson (pictured) Content Writer The post The Global Supply Chain of Sports Betting: A Behind-the-Scenes Look appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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