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‘Sustainable’ Procurement: More Than a Buzzword

Supply Chain Brain

Chief procurement officers must deal with complex global supply chains and disparate country standards, simply to ensure that all involved are adhering to sustainable practices.

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Embedded Value of Supply Chain Cybersecurity Management

MercuryGate

Think of supply chain cybersecurity as a lock on the door of a busy warehouse. Without it, everything from customer data to inventory could be up for grabs to the highest bidder. The post Embedded Value of Supply Chain Cybersecurity Management appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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Warehouse Automation 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

Autonomous technology continues to make an impact on the supply chain. The autonomous supply chain , as I am writing about it here, applies to moving goods without human intervention (to some degree at least). While there is plenty of talk about autonomous transportation, including drones and self-driving trucks, warehouse automation is at the forefront of the autonomous supply chain.

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Elevating Inventory Management with Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization

Logility

Modern supply chains are far from linear. They now resemble complex labyrinths, where balancing overstocks and stockouts is merely the starting point. In this dynamic environment, businesses must meet rising customer service expectations while driving innovation and growth. Such complexity drives demand volatility. This urges a shift from the unsustainable practice of buffering against uncertainty with high inventory levels.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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When People Change, We Need To Let Them: One Associate’s Message in Honor of Pride Month

BlueYonder

A note from the writer: I’m in a years-long group chat with a small group of the closest queer people in my life. We cheekily call it the GNN (Gay News Network), and we share everything from funny memes and ridiculous TikToks to inspiring articles and even our biggest worries and insecurities. Recently, I shared with the GNN some intimate, personal thoughts on change, and in honor of Pride month, I’d like to share an excerpt of that conversation with you.

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The Next Frontier in Supply Chain Analytics

The Smart Software

We believe the leading edge of supply chain analytics to be the development of digital twins of inventory systems. These twins take the form of discrete event models that use Monte Carlo simulation to generate and optimize over the full range of operational risks. We also assert that we and our colleagues at Smart Software have played an outsized role in forging that leading edge.

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How Disruptions in The Supply Chain Affect the Infrastructure Industry

IT Supply Chain

By Stewart Beer (pictured) Site Manager at Electrix International The post How Disruptions in The Supply Chain Affect the Infrastructure Industry appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Artificial Intelligence and Critical Infrastructure

Enterra Insights

The importance of critical infrastructure in maintaining economic stability and mitigating supply chain disruptions is highlighted every time a part of that infrastructure fails — such as the collapse of Maryland’s Francis Scott Key Bridge. That disaster was manmade. Many such failures result from natural events like tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and ice storms.

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Traceability is Key to Protecting Human Rights in Supply Chains

IT Supply Chain

By Eric Linxwiler (pictured) Senior Vice President, TradeBeyond The post Traceability is Key to Protecting Human Rights in Supply Chains appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

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The “Why” for Leaders in Yard Management

Talking Logistics

The famous author and speaker Simon Sinek tells us that we should always start by asking “Why?” So, why implement a Yard Management System? In a Talking Logistics video series we conducted a few years ago titled “Profiles in Yard Management Excellence,” we interviewed several supply chain and logistics executives whose companies are leading the.

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Manhattan Associates Releases a Ground-breaking Supply Chain Planning Solution

Logistics Viewpoints

Scott Fenwick, Senior Director Product Strategy for Supply Chain Planning at Manhattan Associates. Manhattan Associates, a leading supplier of supply chain and omnichannel management software solutions, recently had a major product release that will shake up the supply chain planning market. The announcement came on May 15th at the company’s annual user conference, Momentum.

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Beyond the Yard: How Velostics Streamlines Scheduling with Gaurav Khandelwal

The Logistics of Logistics

Gaurav Khandelwal and Joe Lynch discuss beyond the yard – how Velostics streamlines scheduling. Gaurav is the Founder and CEO of Velostics , a logistics Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company specializing in unified scheduling of appointments, dock and yard management and digitizing the gate in/out process for shippers. Summary: Beyond the Yard: How Velostics Streamlines Scheduling In this podcast, Gaurav Khandelwal, CEO of Velostics, discusses how their cloud-based logistics software au

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ToolsGroup Strengthens Leadership Team with Eric Austvold as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

ToolsGroup

Driving Expansion and Enhancing Market Presence are Key Objectives BOSTON / BARCELONA – June 6, 2024 – ToolsGroup, a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, is excited to announce a key leadership change aimed at driving growth across all regions and product lines. Eric Austvold has joined ToolsGroup as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), bringing extensive experience from leadership roles in software companies.

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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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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 7, 2024)

Talking Logistics

Remember when I was supposed to go radioactive a few weeks ago? Well, it didn’t happen. I was burned by a supply chain issue (a story for another day). Take two is next week, so before I have to isolate myself for a few days, I’m going out for a bike ride today. I’m back. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 7, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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AI-Powered Inventory Planning for Better Sleep

Logistics Viewpoints

In the quest for a good night’s sleep, many turn to remedies ranging from herbal teas to meditation. Recently, my remedy of choice has been a tart cherry juice “mocktail.” This sleep-enhancing hack has gained recent popularity thanks to health and wellness accounts on social media, which have shed light on its melatonin-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Supply Chain 2030 with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

Ron Crabtree and Joe Lynch discuss Supply Chain 2030. Ron is the Founder and CEO of MetaOps & MetaExperts , a global network of operational excellence rockstars ready to tackle your toughest challenges. They’ll diagnose your problems and get you back on track, fast. Summary: Supply Chain 2030 In this podcast, Joe Lynch and Ron Crabtree delve into the critical challenges and trends shaping the future of the supply chain industry.

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Why Retail Promotions Fail: You Forgot to Set the Right Goals for Retail Discounts

ToolsGroup

In the bustling world of retail, promotions are often the heartbeat of market strategy, vital for drawing in customers, boosting sales and elevating brand presence. Yet, despite best-laid plans, many of these promotions miss the mark. And it’s often because they’re aimed at the wrong targets. Over the last several weeks, we’ve peeled back the layers of discounting in a promo-saturated market, highlighted the importance of aligning pricing and discounting strategies, unraveled t

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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 Stressful Is Working in Supply Chain Management?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Sky News in September 2023, “The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) said that analysis of data from over 900 companies employing 6.5 million staff found an average 7.8 absence days per employee over the past year…The report said 76% of respondents had been off work due to stress over the. Read more The post How Stressful Is Working in Supply Chain Management?

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World Food Safety Day 2024

Enterra Insights

Since we all have to eat to survive, ensuring that the products we consume are safe should be a global priority. As I noted in a previous article, if products aren’t safe, they shouldn’t be called food.[1] To bring attention to this important topic, World Food Safety Day is organized jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and is celebrated on 7 June each year.

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How Electric Vehicules Can Transform Your Yard and Dock Operations

C3 Solutions

If you have been looking at electric trucks for your operation, whether it’s an owned fleet of over the road vehicles or yard shunt trucks, you’re not alone. EVs are a hot topic at the moment, with electrification mandates and carbon emissions reduction targets becoming part of daily business considerations in many places.

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Supply Chains Under Siege: What Organizations Should Know

Supply Chain Brain

Among all the threats facing global supply chains today, the issue of greatest concern lies within the very heart of the system: a lack of effective cybersecurity measures.

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.

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Rocky ride for transport & storage companies in the run-up to the election

IT Supply Chain

By David Jinks M.I.L.T. (pictured) Parcelhero’s Head of Consumer Research The post Rocky ride for transport & storage companies in the run-up to the election appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Maximizing Your Investments in Automated Execution

BlueYonder

My previous blog post highlighted the complex real-world challenges that are leading companies to embrace automated execution. It also explored the significant benefits businesses can realize by digitally connecting their logistics operations to drive intelligent, autonomous decision-making, fueled by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

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Procurement Training Reimagined: SCMDOJO Launches Procurement Track

SCMDOJO

Do you dream of confidently navigating the ever-changing procurement world, not confused with what procurement training to opt for? Are you ready to ditch the “cost-cutter” label and become a strategic mastermind? The SCMDOJO Procurement Track isn’t just another training program – it’s your key to unlocking a commanding presence in the field.

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Automotive Sustainability and Profit: Key Podcast Takeaways

QAD

In the rapidly evolving landscape of the automotive industry, the integration of sustainability and profitability has emerged as a critical focus area. The Auto Supply Chain Prophets podcast recently delved into the topic of sustainability in the automotive supply chain, providing valuable insights from industry experts Terry Onica (QAD), Cathy Fisher (Quistem), and Alexis Scipio (The Thrive Point).

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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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Europe’s driver shortage extends beyond a mere personnel issue – revealing systemic challenges within the industry

IT Supply Chain

By Philipp Pfister (pictured) Chief Customer Experience Officer, Transporeon The post Europe’s driver shortage extends beyond a mere personnel issue – revealing systemic challenges within the industry appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Germany May Pause Supply Chain Law For Two Years

Supply Chain Brain

A pause may be needed to ease the bureaucratic burden on companies until a European directive takes effect, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said.

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A to Z of Logistics: LogiNext’s Logistics Automation Platform Covers Every Aspect of Your Supply Chain

Loginext

At LogiNext, we understand that managing a supply chain can feel like navigating a maze. That's why we’ve designed our comprehensive logistics automation platform to simplify every step of the journey. From auto-assignment to zero downtime, LogiNext covers it all. The post A to Z of Logistics: LogiNext’s Logistics Automation Platform Covers Every Aspect of Your Supply Chain appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.