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Do We Have Enough Electricity to Power the Future of Supply Chains?

Talking Logistics

The future of supply chains will be enabled by Artificial Intelligence, electric trucks, robots, and other technologies. But only if we have enough electricity to power it all, which is a big question mark (and risk) at the moment. According to research conducted by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), published in December 2022, “Domestic.

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Collaboration vs. Cooperation in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

In an April 2015 Harvard Business Review article titled “There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration,” Ron Ashkenas writes, “Having worked with hundreds of managers over the years, I’ve seen that very few admit to being poor collaborators, mostly because they mistake their cooperativeness for being collaborative.” What’s the difference between the two?

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The $440 Billion Logistics Problem with Ilya Preston

The Logistics of Logistics

Ilya Preston and Joe Lynch discuss the $440 billion logistics problem. Ilya is Co-Founder & CEO at PAXAFE , a company that provides an autonomous AI-enabled decision support system for quality, transportation & supply chain leaders to exhibit resiliency and automation from their visibility investments. About Ilya Preston Ilya is Co-Founder & CEO at PAXAFE.

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Will 2024 be the Year of Automation and AI in the Supply Chain?

Enterra Insights

Late last year, the staff at Digitate released the results of a survey entitled “AI and Automation: Laying the Foundation for the Autonomous Enterprise.” The survey found, “90% of IT decision-makers plan to deploy more automation, including AI, in the next 12 months.”[1] The survey also found, “More than one-quarter of respondents (26%) plan to implement machine-operated tasks that require limited human input or fully transition to autonomous systems in the next five years.

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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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[Video] Labor Shortages: What Are the Challenges for Supply Chain and Logistics?

Talking Logistics

Labor shortages were among the top of supply chain challenges companies faced during the Covid pandemic. In fact, back in January 2022, we had Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Industry at Descartes on the program to discuss this problem in an episode titled, “The Labor Shortage Problem: Why It’s Bigger Than You Think.” Here we. Read more The post [Video] Labor Shortages: What Are the Challenges for Supply Chain and Logistics?

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How to Overcome Challenges to Creating Sustainable Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

For global supply chains striving to meet growing expectations of sustainability, transparency and traceability are essential capabilities.

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Automation Critical to Supply Chain Resilience, Says ISA

Supply Chain Brain

ISA stresses how manufacturers and other decision makers can help to deliver the many benefits of automation more effectively through several key steps.

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How Supply Chains Can Support Second-Hand eCommerce

Supply Chain Brain

Second-hand e-commerce has witnessed something of a boom period in recent years, fueled largely by changing consumer attitudes towards affordability, longevity, sustainability, and effectiveness.

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Make the Promise, Keep the Promise: How an Integrated Supply Chain Fosters Greater Trust

BlueYonder

In the retail industry, on-time in-full (OTIF) isn’t just a target — it’s the value system at the heart of retail that keeps the industry alive. When orders are delivered on time and in full, the fulfilled promise doesn’t just build trust with the customer; it also builds trust between the links in the supply chain. Trust that the demand planners will have their promises fulfilled so that assortment planners will have their promises fulfilled so that inventory will have their promises fulfilled,

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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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This Week in Logistics News (March 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

In the early morning hours of April 26, at approximately 1:35am, a cargo ship leaving Baltimore Harbor struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge, triggering a catastrophic collapse of the 1.6-mile-long span. The collapse sent vehicles and people plunging into the water. According to a Coast Guard memo, a harbor pilot and an assistant aboard the cargo ship reported the power issues that prompted multiple alarms on the bridge of the vessel and loss of propulsion.

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Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD)

SCM Research

A few days ago, the European Council approved the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). It mandates that companies “should take appropriate steps to set up and carry out due diligence measures, with respect to their own operations, those of their subsidiaries, as well as their direct and indirect business partners throughout their chains of activities”.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (March 29, 2024)

Talking Logistics

It’s a quiet and rainy Friday morning here in Boston. I’ve been staring at the blinking cursor on my computer screen for some time, but very few words are coming to me. (more blinking) Ok, enough. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Since many people are out of. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (March 29, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Reflections on Manifest with Courtney Muller

The Logistics of Logistics

Courtney Muller and Joe Lynch discuss reflections on Manifest , the premiere conference that unites the entire eco-system of Fortune 500 global supply chain executives, logistics service providers, innovators and investors at the forefront of logistics tech and supply chain. Manifest 2024, was bigger and better than ever and Manifest 2025 will be held February 10th – 12th, 2025 in Las Vegas.

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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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Infor’s Strategy for Differentiation

Logistics Viewpoints

Infor’s CEO, Kevin Samuelson Infor’s strategy for differentiating their business from competitors like SAP and Oracle rests on a truly differentiated approach to ensuring that their customers get ongoing value from the business applications they purchase. This in turn rests on developing solutions far more industry-focused than their competitors.

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ToolsGroup and Scarpe&Scarpe to Present at eP Summit, April 9-10, Florence, Italy

ToolsGroup

Scarpe&Scarpe Reveals How ToolsGroup’s AI-Driven Solutions Transformed Business Operations, Optimizing Margins and Eliminating Overstock BOSTON – March 28, 2024 – ToolsGroup is excited to announce our participation in the upcoming eP Summit 2024, the Pitti Immagine event focused on the relationship between fashion and the digital world in Florence, Italy, on April 9-10.

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Is the Metaphor of War Appropriate in a Business Setting?

Enterra Insights

There is no question that today’s business environment is uber competitive. And, in some cases, cyber-attacks and espionage by national entities against commercial businesses come very close to being acts of war. Nevertheless, one must be careful when using metaphorical language, especially metaphors about war. At Enterra Solutions ®, we were aware of this fact when we announced our Enterprise Growth WarRoom offering for consumer products and retail companies.[1] We felt that the term R

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Nearshoring Is Booming in Mexico. Here Are Five Numbers to Prove It

Supply Chain Brain

Businesses in the U.S., Canada, and even South America have been bringing their supply chains closer to the consumer — that is, nearshoring — and Mexico has been the beneficiary.

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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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Robots Take Center Stage at MODEX 2024

Logistics Viewpoints

MODEX is the leading trade show for supply chain, logistics, and material handling solutions in North America. It showcases the latest products, technologies, and services from over 900 exhibitors across various sectors and industries. MODEX 2024, held in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 11 to 14, attracted more than 35,000 attendees and featured over 150 educational sessions, keynote speakers, and networking events.

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North American Building Materials Leader Cornerstone Building Brands Chooses ToolsGroup and River Logic’s Technology

ToolsGroup

Unique Partnership Delivers an End-to-End Network Optimization Solution to Seamlessly Integrate Supply Chain Design, Manufacturing Footprint and Probabilistic Planning and Execution for Leading Building Materials Manufacturer. BOSTON, MA AND DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (March 26, 2024)— ToolsGroup , a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, along with partner River Logic , Inc, a global innovator in network design and optimization, announced that Cornerstone

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How Mobile Workflow Solutions are Shaping Industries

TrackVia

Do you ever feel like you’re constantly playing catch-up in the business world? Like everyone else has figured out some secret formula for success, and you’re still trying to crack the code? Well, buckle up because we’re about to let you in on a little secret weapon that’s been hiding in plain sight: mobile workflow solutions.

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Blue Yonder Announces Buys One Network Enterprises for $839M

Supply Chain Brain

The deal will mark around $1 billion of investments in acquisitions by Blue Yonder since Q4 2023 in its quest to provide a unified end-to-end supply chain management platform.

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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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How to Overcome the Supply Chain Decision Gap

Supply Chain Trend

As John Lennon said, “Live is what happens while you’re busy making other plans”. Every supply chain plan or schedule meets variations or disruptions that require corrective decisions and actions. However, a gap remains between data, plans, insights and taking action to solve short and long term issues and grasp opportunities. I called this the “Decision Gap” in a recent webinar.

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Unpacking S&P Global’s 2024 Supply Chain Industry Outlook

Arkieva

Mitigate supply chain risks. Review our analysis of S&P Global’s 2024 Outlook to assess the challenges and importance of building resilient supply chains. Unpacking S&P Global’s 2024 Supply Chain Industry Outlook was first posted on March 26, 2024 at 7:31 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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4 Key Takeaways From MODEX 2024

Tecsys

Each year during the ides of March, the supply chain community gathers in either chilly Chicago for ProMat — and deep-dish pizza and beef sandwiches — or sunny Atlanta for MODEX , soul food and southern hospitality. ProMat and MODEX alternate years, and 2024 was MODEX’s turn. I attended ProMat in 2023, but this was my first time at MODEX.

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BR Williams Trucking, Inc Achieves Historic Victory in Alabama Trucking Association

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

BR Williams secures first place in three key divisions of the Alabama Trucking Association (ATA) Fleet Safety Banquet, marking a significant milestone in their commitment to highway and workplace safety. Oxford, AL – BR Williams Trucking, Inc., a leading player in the trucking and transportation industry, has achieved a historic victory by placing first in the General Commodities Local Division, General Commodities Linehaul Division, and General Commodities Combined Division at the Alabama Truck

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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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Watch: The Long-Term Impact of the Red Sea Crisis on Retail Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Sameer Anand, supply chain leader with EY-Parthenon Americas, discusses how retailers and brands are altering their sourcing strategies in response to the latest global supply chain disruption.

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How to conduct dock audits on inbound deliveries?

C3 Solutions

Master inbound dock deliveries by understanding effective dock audits. Discover how C3 Solutions' Audit Module streamlines compliance and enhances efficiency.

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Winning artificial intelligence

Supply Chain Movement

What will be the most successful application of artificial intelligence (AI) in the supply chain? Since IT vendor OpenAI launched ChatGPT in November 2022, there has been a real hype around generative AI. According to recent research by analyst firm Gartner, half of supply chain executives expect to adopt generative AI (GenAI) this year. However, they probably do not yet have a concrete idea of how to meaningfully deploy this text- and code-generating AI application, trained by a large language