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Challenging the Constraints: How Executives Can Mitigate Supply Chain Risks and Disruptions

Talking Logistics

The logistics industry is facing another challenging year. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, rising gas prices and other disruptions continue to impact supply chains on a global scale. The pandemic alone has affected 94% of Fortune 1000 companies due to supply chain disruptions, according to Frontiers. Tight capacity, increased rates, material and labor shortages and other.

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8 Mistakes You Might Be Making In Your Supply Chain

The Network Effect

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5 Supply Chain Collaboration Essentials to Mitigate Disruptions

Logistics Viewpoints

Disruption has become a new normal. Misalignment and disconnections in business can cause amplified problems in a disruptive environment. Few organizations are immune to the effects, which are acutely felt in supply chains — and the more complex they are, the greater the probability of interruptions. Supplier problems will cause a cascade of problems up and down the value stream, leading to supply order delays that cause inventory shortages, production disruptions, missed shipments and lost reve

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Logistics Industry Outlook with John Larkin

The Logistics of Logistics

Logistics Industry Outlook with John Larkin. John Larkin and Joe Lynch discuss the logistics industry outlook. John is Strategic Advisor of Transportation & Logistics at Clarendon Capital , a private equity sponsor focused on developing investment opportunities and providing strategic advisory services to the transportation, logistics and distribution sectors.

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5 Steps to 100% Inventory & Asset Accuracy: A Warehouse Manager’s Guide to RFID

We’re excited to share a guide created in collaboration with our partners at Zebra and T&W Operations, experts in RFID Smart Solutions. The guide is “5 Steps to 100% Inventory & Asset Accuracy.” It highlights the use cases, benefits, and challenges of implementing RFID into your warehouse and supply chain operations and finding the right partner to get you there.

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“TMS-Plus” Is Helping to Break Down Silos & Optimize Across Domains

Talking Logistics

For quite a long time now, executives have been calling out the need to break down silos between the different stakeholders and the various functions in the lifecycle of a supply chain. Coordinating across different systems and parties has been a major challenge for companies. Enterprise systems are hardly ever integrated internally, let alone externally, Read more “TMS-Plus” Is Helping to Break Down Silos & Optimize Across Domains.

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New Business Model to Master Shopfloor Complexity and Competitive Threats

Logistics Viewpoints

It is no secret that operational complexity on the shopfloor is considered one of the top challenges we all face, and not far behind, we have cost reduction, efficiency increase, and user engagement. It is all equally important to master to stay ahead of the competition. The most common way to manage shopfloor complexity is to use a warehouse management system (WMS).

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How DELMIA Empowers the Supply Chain of the Future

DELMIA Quintiq

I’m passionate about computing, technology and engineering, and keen to contribute towards sustainable operations. Dassault Systèmes’ vision of harmonizing product, nature and life greatly resonated with me. In partnership with the organization, I aspire to challenge, envision and shape the digital ecosystem to reimagine product and business lifecycles for more sustainable and future-proof operations.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 15, 2022)

Talking Logistics

It’s Good Friday and the beginning of Passover, which means many folks are on vacation today. So, let’s just go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Trucking Boom Is Hitting the Brakes as Freight Demand Slows (WSJ – sub. req’d) China’s Covid-19 lockdowns wreak logistics havoc and. Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 15, 2022).

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Enhancing CPG Brands

Enterra Insights

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers made a run on some products (e.g., toilet paper) leaving store shelves empty and consumers looking for alternatives. As a result, e-commerce channels lit up as consumers hunted for products. Brand loyalty was tossed out the window as desperate consumers made product availability and price their motivating purchase factors.

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Geopolitical & Regulatory Issues: The Path Forward in Supply Chain & Logistics

Speaker: Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD - President of LMA Consulting Group, S&OP Expert, and Speaker

The world of supply chain and logistics has been plagued with volatility, disruptions, and increased regulations. Several issues are converging simultaneously, creating a precarious path forward. In this webinar, we will talk about the current status of the supply chain and what the successful and unsuccessful paths forward will look like. Join demand planning and SIOP expert Lisa Anderson for a riveting discussion evaluating the geopolitical landscape and looking at the bigger picture to create

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This Week in Logistics News (April 9 – 15)

Logistics Viewpoints

A couple of years ago, I mentioned that the robot uprising had reached the retail store. Well, now the uprising has reached your local coffee shop, and baristas everywhere should take notice. This week, Panera Bread announced that it would pilot Miso Robotics’ new automated coffee brewing system. Since its founding in 2016, Miso has crowdfunded more than $50 million, according to the company.

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10 Times You Need Route to Market or Supply Chain Interim Managers

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I have been talking to a number of commercial and supply chain executives during the last few weeks and something of a theme has emerged.

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Lessons in Process Change from a Supply Chain Expert

Supply Chain Brief Submitted Articles

A supply chain expert shares key lessons in process change and how to implement decisions throughout the entire business.

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An Observation on Corporate and Societal Resiliency and the Strength of the Human Spirit

Enterra Insights

Last night, I returned home from Warsaw, Poland after a weeklong business trip in Europe. This was my second trip to the region in a month. During both trips, Vladimir Putin’s War against Ukraine dominated all conversations once business-specific discussions were concluded. During my first trip 5 weeks ago, the initial shock of the aggression and its repercussions on the global economy, inflation, and supply chains were the focus of both business and casual conversations.

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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7 Reasons to Hire a Supply Chain Consulting Firm

SCMDOJO

The first question you may probably be thinking is, why do I really need to hire a Supply Chain Consulting Firm? As a business leader or senior manager in a firm that does not typically use supply chain consulting solutions, you may wonder what additional value or experience can be offered. It can be a minefield and sometimes not overly obvious how to justify whether you need to hire such a firm, this blog will address this with providing 7 reasons to hire a supply chain consulting firm.

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The Supply Chain Ripple Effect of Digital Labels

Supply Chain Brain

Taking a holistic view, executives are looking to implement technology and processes that enable resilience not only to address the current supply chain landscape, but to future-proof for the next set of challenges.

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Improving Forecasts Through Advanced Data Science Approaches

CHAINalytics

Many businesses use traditional statistical forecasting methods in demand planning processes, and they are effective for most basic needs. But there are more advanced data science approaches which can improve the accuracy of forecasts and provide additional insight into their drivers. This blog post is the fifth and final part of a Chainalytics’ Integrated Demand … The post Improving Forecasts Through Advanced Data Science Approaches appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Leveraging Mobile Tech Key to Beating Retail’s Supply Chain Crisis

IT Supply Chain

By Stefan Spendrup (pictured). Vice President, Sales Northern & Western Europe, SOTI. The post Leveraging Mobile Tech Key to Beating Retail’s Supply Chain Crisis appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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ESG Reporting: It Is Inevitable, But It Doesn’t Mean That It Must Be Complicated

In these challenging times, climate change must inevitably be a top-of-mind priority. We need to act now by making the right decisions. 2022 was the year of corporate commitments to sustainability, and 2023 is the year where promises become proposals, mission statements become metrics, and aims become actions. New regulations have been set regarding the corporates, and they must comply.

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Two 800-Pound Gorillas in the Healthcare Supply Chain Room

Tecsys

Learn about the changing role of the warehouse, keeping pace with fulfillment expectations, robotics and their impact on contemporary labor challenges, and the role of the gig economy in modern fulfillment. The post Two 800-Pound Gorillas in the Healthcare Supply Chain Room appeared first on Tecsys.

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Collaboration, Clarity, Compliance: A Guide to Supplier Resilience

Supply Chain Brain

Whether you manufacture food, pharmaceuticals or automobiles, the long tail of the supply chain is becoming increasingly complex, with the potential to introduce significant risk to the organization.

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Supply Chain Matters Podcast Episode 17- Needs for More Diverse Supply Chain Talent from the Lens of Technology.

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog announces the availability of the Supply Chain Matters Podcast Episode 17- Needs for More Diverse Supply Chain Talent from the Lens of Technology. There is a growing consensus that existing supply chain and talent management processes and technology need a rethink. The evolution of technology, the growing complexity and performance expectations for industry supply chains are driving the need to have people who understand data, analytics and decision-making needs fro

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Top Reasons You’re Doing Bad in College – Meet the Key Reasons You Fail College Classes

IT Supply Chain

By John Hampton (pictured). Content Writer. The post Top Reasons You’re Doing Bad in College – Meet the Key Reasons You Fail College Classes appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Return to Success: Streamlining Returns in the Supply Chain for Enhanced Efficiency

Speaker: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Research Manager for the Reverse Logistics Association

In today's competitive business landscape, providing a seamless return experience and maintaining an efficient supply chain are critical to customer satisfaction and loyalty. Businesses need to leverage advanced tracking systems and data analytics to identify bottlenecks and improve supply chain visibility. Efficient return management stands as a crucial strategy for optimizing the supply chain.

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How to overcome supply chain disruptions

Taulia

Supply chain disruption is a major concern for companies around the world. As the last couple of years have demonstrated, even the most optimized supply chains are not immune to the risk presented by possible disruption – and this, in turn, can make it difficult for companies to meet orders on time. But while it may not be possible to eliminate supply chain risk entirely, there are plenty of actions that companies can take to minimize the impact of any disruption that might occur.

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How to Make Shipping More Sustainable in 3 Simple Steps

Ware2Go

Carbon emissions from final mile deliveries increased by 5% in 2021, leaving many merchants wondering what they can do to make shipping more sustainable. This straightforward guide lays out three simple things merchants of all sizes can do to decrease their carbon footprint for more sustainable shipping. What Is Sustainable Shipping? Sustainable shipping is a way of approaching shipping practices with the primary goal of lessening the environmental impact of moving goods.

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Seeking a Short-Term Solution to the Container Backup

Supply Chain Brain

Logistics experts are busy considering ways in which their supply chains can be redesigned so as to avoid the kind of congestion that has brought international goods movement to a virtual halt at major ports. But in the meantime, the system is crying out for some form of immediate relief.

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Implications of the UK Government’s rail network pledge of £7.6million

IT Supply Chain

By Marian Pufahl (pictured). Director of Rail Engagement, project44. The post Implications of the UK Government’s rail network pledge of £7.6million appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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eCommerce Sustainability: A Comprehensive Look at 2023 Consumer Attitudes

Sifted surveyed 500 consumers to understand their attitudes toward sustainable shipping practices. Their report outlines how important it is to them, how price impacts that importance, and what sacrifices they're willing to make for greener shipping.