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Navigating Demand Streams

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the past two years, I taught over 600 students the principles of outside-in processes. I also taught five technology companies. Some attendees express interest and then state, “Interesting Lora, but no one is asking for this functionality.” I bite my tongue wanting to reply, “Did anyone ask Henry Ford to build a car? Or the Wright Brothers to fly at Kitty Hawk?

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Decision-Centric Planning: Unlocking Supply Chain Success

ToolsGroup

The business landscape is constantly evolving in today’s world, and supply chain management stands as a cornerstone of operational efficiency, customer satisfaction and overall business success. In this time of continuous change, forward looking leaders are starting to look for innovative and evolutionary approaches to thrive in this uncertainty, a topic we covered recently in our blog about the antifragile supply chain.

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What Supply Chain Execs Can Learn from an Ironman Triathlete

Talking Logistics

Fab Brasca is an Ironman Triathlete. He is also one of the most knowledgeable and experienced technology executives in the supply chain and logistics industry, especially when it comes to Transportation Management Systems. I first met Fab more than 25 years ago when he was at i2 Technologies, which was later acquired by JDA Software. Read more The post What Supply Chain Execs Can Learn from an Ironman Triathlete appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Optimizing Cold Chain while Reducing Environmental Impact with Nicole Glenn

The Logistics of Logistics

Nicole Glenn and Joe Lynch discuss optimizing cold chain while reducing environmental impact. Nicole is the Founder and CEO of Candor Expedite , a transportation leader known for making its customers heroes by delivering creative, fast, effective, and sustainable solutions for time-sensitive and white glove shipments backed by a trusted carrier network.

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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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Redefining ecommerce success: Understanding the New Trends in Customer Experience

IT Supply Chain

By Chris Timmer (pictured) CEO, Linnworks The post Redefining ecommerce success: Understanding the New Trends in Customer Experience appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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How Exoskeletons Can Help Reduce Injuries and Boost Morale

C3 Solutions

Explore how exoskeletons are revolutionizing warehouse operations by enhancing worker strength, agility, and productivity while reducing injury risks.

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Arkieva Named Challenger in 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Supply Chain Planning Solutions

Arkieva

Arkieva recognized as Challenger in 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning, empowering businesses with cutting-edge solutions. Arkieva Named Challenger in 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Supply Chain Planning Solutions was first posted on May 7, 2024 at 8:15 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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Book Discussion: The Value Sale

John Galt

Interview with Author and CEO of Nucleus Research, Ian Campbell. In supply chain and across industries, delivering ‘value’ is paramount. Read more.

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Another Blowout Quarterly Financial Performance for Amazon

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides highlights and added perspectives of Amazon’s recently reported Q1-2024 financial performance. Q1-2024 Quarterly Financial Performance Once again, Amazon exceeded Wall Street and investor expectations in delivering stellar financial performance for the recent Q1 reporting period. Headlines included: Net Sales increased 13 percent to $143.3 billion, noted as an all-time high for the Q1 period.

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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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Is China’s Role in Your Supply Chain Increasing or Decreasing?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Paul Wiseman on February 7th, “For the first time in more than two decades, Mexico [in 2023] surpassed China as the leading source of goods imported by the United States.” This news prompted us to ask members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics. Read more The post Is China’s Role in Your Supply Chain Increasing or Decreasing?

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Probabilistic Planning Helps Master Supply Chain’s Unknowns

Logistics Viewpoints

In our everyday lives, we often navigate uncertainty using a probabilistic approach without even realizing it. Take weather-dependent activities, for instance. When planning your weekend, you might check a 5-day weather forecast, which provides probabilities of rain, sunshine, or cloudy skies. Armed with this information, you make decisions like whether to have a picnic, garden or stay indoors.

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Beyond the Buttons: FMCG Supply Chain IT Contingency Planning

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Despite several attempts and how hard I tried; I was never able to program the VHS tape recorder. I ended up with the end of Match of the Day or whatever was on BBC2 when I wanted the show on BBC1. Many times I recorded absolutely nothing; just hissing, white noise static. Times have changed and now I simply have to press ‘record’ or even just speak out the command ‘record anything NOT containing Ant and Dec’ into a Firestick handset.

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Triple Bottom Line Logistics with Tom Raftery

The Logistics of Logistics

Tom Raftery and Joe Lynch discuss triple bottom line logistics. Tom is an entrepreneur, sustainability expert, technology executive and all-around thought leader. Tom advises logistics and supply chain companies on technology, sustainability, and communications Summary: Triple Bottom Line Logistics Tom Raftery , a sustainability expert, discusses the importance of triple bottom line logistics 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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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 10, 2024)

Talking Logistics

I was a baby once, a long time ago. I was born with my umbilical cord wrapped around my neck, making it hard for me to take my first breath, but when I finally inhaled and let out a cry, I was given to my mother to comfort me. I don’t remember that day, but. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 10, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 4 – May 10)

Logistics Viewpoints

People buying tickets online for concerts, sporting events and other live events in Minnesota will be guaranteed more transparency and protection under a new bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Tim Walz. The law, which has been dubbed the Taylor Swift bill, was prompted by the frustration Democratic Rep. Kelly Moller felt at not being able to buy tickets to Swift’s 2023 concert in Minneapolis.

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The Problem with Retail Promotions: Diminishing Returns of Discounting in a Promo-Saturated Market

ToolsGroup

Imagine strolling into your favorite store, only to find yourself in a sea of “SALE!” signs and “50% OFF!” banners. It’s a common scenario. Retailers rely heavily on promotions, which can account for between 10% and 45% of their total revenues, according to research from Boston Consulting Group. In today’s dynamic retail landscape, promotions are undeniably a potent tool for driving sales and customer engagement.

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Overcoming the 8 Biggest Logistics Challenges E-commerce Brands Face

Stord

Budgets are tight. Consumer expectations are increasing. And every day seemingly brings a new competitor into the mix. If you’re responsible for growing your e-commerce business and/or managing your DTC & B2B supply chain operations , we know you’re facing a slew of challenges. And simply throwing more money or people isn’t an option, even if it would prove effective, which you know likely wouldn’t.

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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] What Supply Chain Execs Can Learn From An Ironman Triathlete

Talking Logistics

After almost 30 years in the technology field, Fab Brasca recently launched TriSuccess Advisory, which among other things, provides fractional executive leadership and career/life balance coaching. How has Fab been able to succeed both as a business executive and an Ironman triathlete, which both demand a lot of time, energy, and commitment? What lessons has.

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One-Number Plans are Bad Plans

Logistics Viewpoints

Matt Hoffman, Vice President of Product and Industry Solutions, at John Galt Solutions One-number plans are bad plans. A one-number forecast, for example, looks across the range of demand that might emerge in a period and decides to create a forecast that is mid-way between the most and the least demand that is apt to emerge. A probabilistic approach to planning would be better, but our supply chain tools have not supported this approach well.

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ToolsGroup Reimagines Supply Chain Decisions: Launching Decision Hub and Real-Time Decision-Centric Planning

ToolsGroup

Boston , MA – May 6 , 2024 – ToolsGroup , a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, today announced the global launch of Decision Hub , an innovative solution enabling decision-centric planning through zero-latency decision alignment. As a pioneer in solutions that enable supply chain executives to navigate uncertainty, ToolsGroup has long been on the cutting edge , enabling smarter, faster decisions that drive profit.

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What’s in the Food Supply Chain Matters as much as How Well It Is Functioning

Enterra Insights

According to science writer Max G. Levy , “Right now, 325 million people are acutely hungry. 35 million Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from. The world’s food systems are uneven, fragile, and only becoming more fragile with the climate crisis.”[1] Levy isn’t alone in his concerns. With more mouths to feed each and every day, global food security remains a serious challenge.

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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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Red Sea Risk Matrix: A Model for Managing Supply Chain Disruption

Supply Chain Brain

If you’re still viewing supply chain disruptions as one-off or random occurrences, you’re doing it wrong. These events are chronic and inevitable.

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In Honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Blue Yonder Associate Shares His Story

BlueYonder

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disease that occurs in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide, but only about 30% are properly diagnosed. Blue Yonder associate Bryant Miller shares his story about being diagnosed with the disease, which is considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Four Human Economic Drivers to Reignite Supply Chain Productivity

IT Supply Chain

Q & A with Lindsay Azim (pictured) Director Analyst, Gartner The post Four Human Economic Drivers to Reignite Supply Chain Productivity appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Tecsys Positioned as a Challenger in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Warehouse Management Systems Report

Tecsys

Discover how Tecsys has been recognized as a Challenger in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, showcasing its innovative solutions for supply chain management.

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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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The Cosmic Significance of S&OE in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Sales and operations execution (S&OE) plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth flow of products from manufacturing to the end consumer.

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Transforming Aerospace Supply Chain Management

Demand Driven Technologies

An airplane is complex. There are tens of thousands of parts in the bill of materials for an airliner. To supply these parts, there’s a whole network of tier 1 suppliers, tier 2 suppliers, and n suppliers. The supplier base is made up of large multinationals, as well as a network of SMEs and mid-sized companies with very specific skills – it’s a.

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What Are the Different IT Solutions Needed by the Modern Day Business?

IT Supply Chain

By Ian Benson (pictured) Content Writer The post What Are the Different IT Solutions Needed by the Modern Day Business? appeared first on IT Supply Chain.