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Supply Chain Digitization – You Want to Reinvent the Wheel?

Demand Driven Technologies

We meet companies who are investing hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in their own digitalization projects – systems designed to meet their specific supply chain processes. It’s the “yes, but it’s different here” syndrome.

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Five Trends That Will Drive Supply Chain Success in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Logistics and supply chain professionals are moving away from the short-term survival thinking that characterized the pandemic period.

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Traditional TMSs are Dead: The Rise of the Modern TMS

Locus

In our relentless pursuit of innovation, we stand at a crossroads in the logistics industry. Traditional Transportation Management Systems (TMS), once the backbone of logistics operations, now represent the old way of thinking. They are the equivalent of using a map in the age of GPS navigation. It’s time to reimagine what a TMS can be – not just a tool, but a canvas for innovation, a platform for revolutionizing the way we think about logistics.

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Disruption is an everyday feature of supply chains, not a bug

IT Supply Chain

By Rob Carlisle (pictured) Managing Principal at Argon & Co. The post Disruption is an everyday feature of supply chains, not a bug appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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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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If Only There Was There There

Supply Chain Shaman

I take supply chain management seriously. My focus is writing research for the business leader that is an early adopter attempting to drive first-mover advantage. I am also known for telling it like it is. This blog post on my take of the On March 29 th , Blue Yonder announced a binding agreement to acquire One Network for approximately $839 Million.

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Real-World Supply Chain Robotics

The Network Effect

The post Real-World Supply Chain Robotics appeared first on The Network Effect.

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How to Optimize Your Warehouse Space to Improve Productivity and Achieve Growth

Supply Chain Brain

Even though today’s supply chains are faster and more competitive than ever, warehouse operations managers and stakeholders have settled for outdated and problematic warehouse designs. In fact, many warehouses haven’t changed since their original configurations years ago, even as the demands placed on those warehouses have evolved.

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Watch: Threats and Concerns for Global Shipping in 2024 and Beyond

Supply Chain Brain

Lee Smith, global trade attorney at Baker Donelson, reviews the top economic, regulatory and geopolitical concerns of supply chain executives for the coming year.

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Happening Now: The Top 10 Supply Chain Schools

West Coast and California Logistics

Supply Chain 24/7 has released its list of the top universities for studying supply chains. Six of these schools – including #1-ranked MIT – are in the US, while four are in Europe.

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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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Self-Checkout Turns Customers into Employees and Employees into Security Guards

Enterra Insights

Everyone knows that customers dislike long checkout lines. That’s why self-checkout machines were first introduced nearly two score years ago — to reduce long checkout lines. Journalist Amanda Mull explains, “When self-checkout kiosks began to pop up in American grocery stores, the sales pitch to shoppers was impressive: Scan your stuff, plunk it in a bag, and you’re done.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 30 – April 5)

Logistics Viewpoints

The Great North American Eclipse is coming. A total solar eclipse will take place at the Moon’s ascending node on Monday, April 8, 2024. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness.

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Ahead of the Curve: How Digitalization Helped Air Cargo Amidst Red Sea Shipping Diversions

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Email This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home Ahead of the Curve: How Digitalization Helped Air Cargo Amidst Red Sea Shipping Diversions Joyce Tai April 2, 2024 If there’s one lingering lesson from the supply chain crisis of COVID, it’s that digitization can help organizations navigate crises…but that digitization can’t be put in place DURING that same crisis.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 5, 2024)

Talking Logistics

One of the side effects of my thyroid surgery is that I’ve grown a beard. It’s what happens when you stop shaving, as I did the first week after surgery. I was afraid of slicing open the fresh scar on my neck with the razor. So, I ended up with a beard and I’ve decided. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 5, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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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Life Sciences Supply Chain Inventory Optimization

Logility

Accelerate Decision Making with a Dose of Digital Transformation Over the last 100 years, the human lifespan on Earth has grown significantly, mostly due to progress in the medical field. Lifespan has nearly doubled in a century and is continuing to grow as the life sciences industry advances. The life sciences are integral to the quality of life and lifespan, but the field faces some uniquely difficult inventory challenges.

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Fresh Demand Planning: How AI Empowers Retailers

Logistics Viewpoints

As a high school student, I worked at a deli that served breakfast and lunch during the day and ice cream at night. Motivated by how many tips I could get, I hated when it would rain for a week straight in the summer because very little ice cream would be sold, and the tip jar would stay empty. During summer days, I didn’t mind doing inventory checks in the fridge and freezer because it meant I got to cool down.

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Building Strong Carrier Relationships with Dan Lindsey

The Logistics of Logistics

Dan Lindsey and Joe Lynch discuss building strong carrier relationships. Dan is the Co-founder of Linkage Logistics and the Broker-Carrier Summit , which will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, April 22 – 24, 2024. About Dan Lindsey Dan Lindsey is the Co-founder of Linkage Logistics and the Founder of the Broker-Carrier Summit. Dan has been in the logistics industry since 2001 when he began working the preload shift for UPS.

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How Using a Dock Scheduling Software Can Save You Hours and Dollars

C3 Solutions

In the dynamic world of supply chain management, the adage "time is money" resonates more than ever. With labor costs at an all-time high, inefficiencies in warehouse and yard operations can lead to significant financial losses.

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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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Sustainability Q&A: Building Sustainable Supply Chains

John Galt

In this Q&A with MIT Research Scientist Dr. Velázquez, we discuss supply chain sustainability challenges, research findings, and recommendations.

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Sustainable Manufacturing for Sustainable Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

Across the globe, companies continue to pledge to reduce their emissions, capture their emissions, and help to reduce the negative impacts of climate change. For many companies, this process begins with an overhaul of their manufacturing processes, looking at ways to promote sustainable manufacturing. Sustainable manufacturing is one step in the process of building sustainable supply chains.

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Thieves and Abusers are Ruining Supply Chain Returns for Everyone

Enterra Insights

Consumers and retailers both understand that merchandise occasionally needs to be returned. Supply chain journalist Helen Atkinson suggests that savvy retailers accept the inevitable and use their returns policy to differentiate themselves from their competitors. She explains, “Depending on which statistics you follow, consumers return something like a fifth of all purchases these days. … Whether these are items bought at brick-and-mortar stores or online, they end up in consumers’ h

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With Suppliers Running at Near-Capacity, Is the ‘COVID Effect’ Finally Fading?

Supply Chain Brain

Are global supply chains finally shaking off the after-effects of the pandemic? The latest findings from GEP’s Global Supply Chain Volatility Index suggest that might be the case.

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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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Stord Acquires ProPack, Nutrition and Supplement Fulfillment Leader with Temperature-Controlled Warehouses across North America

Stord

Acquisition broadens Stord’s DTC and B2B fulfillment capabilities for high growth omnichannel brands ATLANTA, April 5, 2024 —Stord, a leader in high-volume fulfillment services and supply chain technology for omnichannel mid-market and enterprise brands, announced today its acquisition of ProPack Logistics , a renowned provider of fulfillment services.

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Blue Yonder Shakes Up the Supply Chain Software Market

Logistics Viewpoints

Blue Yonder’s CEO, Duncan Angove The supply chain software landscape is changing rapidly. On Friday, March 29 th , Blue Yonder, a leading provider of supply chain planning and today execution solutions, announced signing an agreement to acquire One Network Enterprises for approximately $839 million. This is a significant acquisition that will change the supply chain software landscape.

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Unlocking the Power of SEO with Our Melbourne Agency’s Team of Experts

IT Supply Chain

By Ian Benson (pictured) Content Writer The post Unlocking the Power of SEO with Our Melbourne Agency’s Team of Experts appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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6 Ways to Improve Packing and Packaging in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

With e-commerce demand spiking in 2020 and returning to a more level growth pattern in 2023, supply chains need to remain agile. Consumer behavior, technological advancements, environmental concerns, and market dynamics all influence how shippers evaluate process improvements today.

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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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Product Manager Dani Cordsen Reveals How Customers Shape Arena’s Innovation Roadmap

Arena Solutions

For most companies, sustained success hinges on their ability to continually adapt, innovate, and deliver value to customers. Having the right people, technology, and resources has enabled PTC to do just that. In this interview, Arena’s Product Manager Dani Cordsen reveals her team’s approach to delivering PLM and QMS innovations that resonate with an ever-expanding global customer base.

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Ignoring these five use cases of logistics management software can cost you money, customers, and your brand name. What are they?

Loginext

Neglecting the essential functions of logistics management software can spell trouble for your business. Efficient routing ensures timely deliveries. Making data-driven decisions improves operational efficiency and reduces costs. These aspects, along with facilitating scalability and integrating third-party carriers seamlessly, are pivotal for success in modern logistics and supply chain.

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Learning From The Past Of Bitcoin: Lessons Investors Can Learn

IT Supply Chain

By Alice Johnson (pictured) Full-Time Professional Blogger The post Learning From The Past Of Bitcoin: Lessons Investors Can Learn appeared first on IT Supply Chain.