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The Top 5 Concerns For Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

C3 Solutions

This blog delves into the 5 primary concerns highlighted in the Material Handling Institute's recent study: Agility, costs, labor, sustainability, and visibility.

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Future of AI in Supply Chain: What You Need to Know

ThroughPut

The use of artificial intelligence in supply chain management is only gaining more and more momentum with each passing year. AI with its predictive capabilities is helping companies make more informed decisions, automate processes and optimize efficiency like never before. At the same time, the global supply chain is also growing into a more complex ecosystem.

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Decision Science and the Supply Chain’s Decision Abyss

Enterra Insights

Business experts continue to encourage companies to become data-driven enterprises. Personally, I prefer the term decision-driven enterprises. Data only becomes valuable when it provides insights that lead to action (i.e., a decision). As Bain analysts, Michael C. Mankins and Lori Sherer , explain, “The best way to understand any company’s operations is to view them as a series of decisions.”[1] They add, “We know from extensive research that decisions matter — a lot.

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Smart Chains, Mixed Signals: Decoding AI’s Role in Supply Management

Talking Logistics

Modern supply chains today must be intelligent, data-driven, and employ every advanced digital tool and automation application under the sun. At least that’s what today’s business pundits evangelize. But how? Artificial Intelligence (AI), particularly Generative AI, has created a multi-decibel buzz that is unclear, disruptive, inspiring, and annoying all at once.

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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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How To Jump

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I published an article on outside-in planning. The article introduced the concept of self-service planning and challenged companies to rethink the concepts of supply chain planning. For me, the concepts of outside-in and self-service planning are intertwined. Let’s start with definitions: Self Service Planning: Decision support technologies designed for business leaders to use analytic techniques on a collaborative platform to improve business planning.

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Supply Chain Visibility – Connecting Data to Maximise Value

IT Supply Chain

By Elmer Spruijt (pictured) VP Transport Management EMEA , Descartes The post Supply Chain Visibility – Connecting Data to Maximise Value appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Driving Tech Adoption for Supply Chain Visibility and Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

As the backbone of global trade and commerce, transportation and logistics companies are under increasing pressure to enhance efficiency, reduce costs and meet sustainability goals.

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The Red Pill: The (Slow Yet Steady) Revolution in Global Freight Digitization

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Email This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home The Red Pill: The (Slow Yet Steady) Revolution in Global Freight Digitization Eytan Buchman April 15, 2024 Dive deeper into freight data that matters Learn More The March 26th Francis Scott Key Bridge allision feels shocking.

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Editor’s Pick: Reduce The Risk of Freight Fraud

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This recent post from Transporeon’s blog highlights the growing problem of freight fraud in the industry. Picture the scene.

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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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Network Investment. Defining the ROI.

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply network–shipments and production of trading partners–represents over 70% of the environmental impact of supply chain decisions. Despite the importance, the investment in networks to automate the information flow between trading partners remains low. Networks take three forms–demand, design, and supply. Here I share insights on the sharing of supply data.

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AI Enthusiasm in Fashion – Our Top Three Takeaways From the eP Summit in Florence

ToolsGroup

The recent eP Summit conference, the Pitti Immagine event focused on the latest digital and technological innovations tailored for the fashion industry, featured approximately 800 specialized operators and an extensive program of roundtables and presentations. Speakers shared their experiences and offered insights into the future landscape of the fashion industry, emphasizing how innovative technologies are reshaping the sector.

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China’s WMS Market Has Significant Potential

Logistics Viewpoints

Over the past decade, the main battleground for China’s WMS market has been in the consumption industry; but more recently the battleground has returned to the manufacturing industry. Overseas suppliers have always ruled the top end of the market in this segment. However, local Chinese vendors have been growing rapidly over the past few years and have the potential to compete with overseas suppliers.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 19, 2024)

Talking Logistics

The Red Sox have the best Earned Run Average (ERA) in the Major Leagues so far this year. They’re #1 out of 30 teams. Yet, they are in last place in their division. How is that possible? Well, pitching can only take you so far. The team ranks last in the Majors in defense (as. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 19, 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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Happening Now: Employee sentiment rebounds

West Coast and California Logistics

According to an article in Supply Chain Dive , a new report shows that workers are less likely to leave their positions in the next 6 months. This report from Eagle Hill Consulting also shows that employee sentiment improved during Q1 2024 after declining in the last three quarters of 2023.

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ToolsGroup Reimagines Supply Chain Decisions: Unveiling Decision Hub and GenAI-Assisted Planning at Hannover Messe

ToolsGroup

BOSTON, MA and MILAN, ITALY – April 18, 2024 – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, is set to unveil its latest innovations in decision-centric planning at Hannover Messe. As a pioneer in adopting AI-driven 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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This Week in Logistics News (April 13 – 19)

Logistics Viewpoints

After months of anticipation, the day is finally here. On February 4 at the 2024 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift announced that she would be releasing a new album, which had secretly been in the works for two years. The album, The Tortured Poets Department , was released overnight. But in a shocking twist, just two hours later, Swift surprise-released a 15-track expansion of the album, dubbed The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology.

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The Role Data Analytics Plays is Transforming Supply Chain Efficiency

IT Supply Chain

By Paul Williamson (pictured) Content Writer The post The Role Data Analytics Plays is Transforming Supply Chain Efficiency appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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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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Watch: Lessons in Marketing From a Veteran Supply Chain Practitioner

Supply Chain Brain

Sherry Harriman, former SVP of logistics and supply chain with Academy Sports + Outdoors, tells how she prefers to be approached by supply chain marketers — and the tactics that don’t work.

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Transparency & Candor: Meet Three New Supply Chain Leaders Up Close

Stord

Like many companies, Stord recently completed its annual performance review cycle for all employees, with a number of team members earning promotions. Unlike many companies however, we are writing a blog post about it…but why? Well, Stord has six core values (which you can see here ), and one of them is Transparency and Candor. This shows up internally as a collaborative work environment for sharing feedback and opinions.

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De Minimis Value: Your Essential Guide to International Trade Regulations

ShipBob

If you want to sell products internationally, you’re going to have to pay taxes and duties upon formal entry to the destination country, right? Well, not necessarily. Many countries have what’s called the de minimis threshold which in Latin means “too small to be meaningful or taken into consideration.” Therefore if your product’s value is under a country’s particular threshold, it may be considered tax and duty-free.

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What Are the Key Questions to Ask Your Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney?

IT Supply Chain

By Dwight J. Lawrence (pictured) Content Writer The post What Are the Key Questions to Ask Your Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney? appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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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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Watch: Community, Cohort, Connection: What's Needed in Supply Chain Marketing

Supply Chain Brain

A preview of the second annual Global Supply Chain Marketing Summit, to be held June 5-7, 2024 at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida, with original cohort member Lisa Beck, director of marketing and business development with Ortec.

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Human-Friendly Observability With Generative AI

BlueYonder

Gaurav Behere is a Senior Technical User Interface Architect designing and architecting the Integrated Business Planning Spaces for the Blue Yonder Cognitive Supply Chain Platform and its offerings. Today, he sheds some light onto a Generative AI approach into an end-to-end traceability from the lens of a laymen of a technical matrix in a cloud offering.

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The Dangers of Single Sourcing in Your Supply Chain

Resilinc

Avoid the pitfalls of single sourcing and learn strategies to build a more resilient supply chain. In the intricate web of modern supply chain management, efficiency often guides decision-making. Streamlining processes, optimizing costs, and ensuring timely delivery are the top priority. Yet, within the pursuit of efficiency lies a lurking peril: single sourcing.

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Why Investing in Label Printing for Cosmetic Products Can Boost Your Business

IT Supply Chain

By Christine Baker (pictured) Content Writer The post Why Investing in Label Printing for Cosmetic Products Can Boost Your Business appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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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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Supply Chains Not Likely to Return to Pre-Pandemic Stability in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Several geopolitical factors have slowed the post-pandemic recovery process so far in 2024, but there have been "positive signs" over the last year, too.

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Retailers Say Technology Is a Key Enabler of Omni-Channel Success

BlueYonder

The shift to omni-channel selling has created many challenges for retailers across their order management and fulfillment operations. Demand forecasts need to be accurate to ensure profitability — even in the face of unprecedented volatility. Consumers need real-time visibility to inventory. Products must be strategically allocated across channels, as well as located as close as possible to demand.

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Helping Companies Identify Environmental Sustainability Opportunities

Arena Solutions

This year, April 22 marks the 55th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day. Since 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG continues to raise public awareness and concern about conservation and sustainability for planet Earth. In the spirit of Earth Day, PTC signed the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitment letter acknowledging the importance and urgency of sustainability and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.