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SOS(C): Shorten Our Supply Chains

Arkieva

What is a shorter supply chain and what are the benefits of shortening a lengthy supply chain? This blog discusses this and more. SOS(C): Shorten Our Supply Chains was first posted on May 31, 2023 at 8:26 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement.

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Is Artificial Intelligence Ready for Prime Time in the Supply Chain?

Enterra Insights

In the years leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic, most people paid little attention to supply chain operations. Following the outbreak, that all changed. Supply chain disruptions dominated the headlines. People suddenly understood what had always been true: supply chains shape our lives. A year into the crisis, Sriram Narayanan , the Kesseler Family Endowed Faculty Fellow of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University, explained, “Supply chain management plays a central role in the qual

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Supply Chain Network Design: Optimization Advantages

Logility

The Optimization Advantages of a Redesigned Supply Chain Network Cost optimization is one of the most popular supply chain initiatives. When operating in an endless array of high-impact disruptions, global economic fluctuations, and sustainability concerns, focusing on costs alone will not save your supply chain. According to the Gartner Guide to Use Cases for Network Optimization Capabilities , your company should dig deeper into four areas of your supply chain network design – distribution net

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Collaborate to Navigate Economic Uncertainty in Supply Chain

John Galt

Learn about tactics to increase collaboration to strengthen the buyer-supplier relationship and drive mutual growth amid economic uncertainty.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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Top 6 Retail Trends & Supply Chain Planning Challenges in 2023

Logistics Viewpoints

Retailers know firsthand how quickly the market can change. One day, a product is flying off the shelves, and the next, it’s gathering dust. That’s why staying on top of the latest supply chain planning trends is so important – they can make all the difference when it comes to staying competitive, reducing costs, and meeting your customers’ needs.

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Supporting S&OP with Stakeholder & Supply Chain KPIs

Silvon Software

KPIs are essential in S&OP as they provide a quantitative framework for gaining visibility, aligning efforts, supporting decision-making, and driving continuous improvement across the business. But how do you know if you are using the right KPIs, including both stakeholder and supply chain performance measures? It All Comes Down to Balance & Alignment Unfortunately there is no easy answer to the question of whether or not you’re using the right KPIs for S&OP.

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Why is Sales and Operations Planning Important to the Digital Supply Chain?

QAD

In today’s fast-paced business environment, companies need to be agile and responsive to meet the changing demands of customers while maintaining profitability because making trade offs between efficiency, agility and resilience will fail. Effective supply chain planning is essential to achieve these objectives, and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is a critical component of it.

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Watch: Managing Supply Chains in the Face of Climate Disaster

Supply Chain Brain

Kareem Mohamednur, partner with PwC, outlines the challenges that companies face in complying with a raft of environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements, while controlling both cost and supply chain risk.

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Anticipation Inventory: Everything You Need to Know

Unleashed

Seasonal spikes and boosts in customer demand are great – if you’ve got enough stock available to meet them. But if you don’t, missed sales and disgruntled customers can seriously hurt your business. Anticipation inventory is the solution to this problem. Read on to learn what it is, how it works, and the pros and cons of this inventory strategy. What is anticipation inventory?

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 2, 2023)

Talking Logistics

It’s going to be 90 degrees fahrenheit today. Why would I choose to cycle 60 miles (almost 4 hours) in this heat? Because my daughter doesn’t have a choice when it comes to dealing with the daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It’s been more than 11 years since she was diagnosed. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 2, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Manhattan Associates Momentum 2023 Conference

Logistics Viewpoints

Manhattan Associates hosted its annual user conference, Manhattan Momentum, in Phoenix, AZ this week. “Move Life and Commerce Forward” was the theme of the conference. I believe many of us can relate to this theme on a business and personal level, as the impacts of COVID-19 were felt by virtually all businesses and individuals. But the worst of that appears to be behind us – making forward progress especially appealing.

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Overcoming Last Mile Hurdles with Luke Denny

The Logistics of Logistics

Luke Denny and Joe Lynch discuss overcoming last mile hurdles. Luke is the Co-Founder and CEO of FRAYT Technologies, a last-mile on-demand delivery and logistics technology company. About Luke Denny Luke Denny is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader with extensive experience in software and supply chain logistics. He is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of FRAYT Technologies, a last-mile delivery platform.

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ToolsGroup Welcomes Catherine Sigmar as Chief Legal Officer and Promotes Sahil Gupta to Chief Product Officer

ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup expands its teams to support accelerating business growth worldwide. BOSTON – June 1, 2023 – ToolsGroup, a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, announces the recent appointment of its new Chief Legal Officer, Catherine Sigmar , and the promotion of Sahil Gupta to Chief Product Officer. As Chief Legal Officer, Catherine will develop ToolsGroup’s in-house legal department, implementing a globally consistent strategy and aligning best practices acr

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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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4 Steps to Skyrocket Your Demand Forecasting Accuracy

Logility

In the intricate world of supply chain management, the accuracy of demand forecasting often serves as the cornerstone of business growth. The very foundation of operational efficiency, customer satisfaction, and overall profitability hinges upon the ability to predict demand with precision. Yet, despite its significance, demand forecasting continues to be a thorny issue for many businesses, particularly manufacturers.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 27 – June 2)

Logistics Viewpoints

Ever since I was a kid, cartoons showed me that dogs like to bite the mail carrier. I always assumed this was just a joke. And for the most part, it is just that – an ongoing joke. But, more than 5,300 Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs while delivering mail last year. Aggressive dog behavior is a common safety concern USPS employees face.

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Climate Change Threatens a World Without Doritos

Supply Chain Brain

Climate change is causing supply chain disruptions for several of the commodities that are used to make Doritos like corn, salt, sunflower oil and dairy.

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Marshalling: The important last mile in warehouse management

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Marshalling in warehouse management refers to the process of arranging and preparing items for outbound shipment according to their destination and delivery schedule, as well as verifying their accuracy and completeness. It is an essential part of warehouse management, ensuring that the right products are delivered to the right customers at the right time.

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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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Auto Supply Chain Prophets Podcast Wrap-up: Eps. 26-31

QAD

If you haven’t yet listened to or read about them, take a look at our wrap-up blogs covering past episodes of the Auto Supply Chain Prophets podcast. Season 2 of the Auto Supply Chain Prophets is underway and I can’t even begin to tell you how good that feels. Change is constant in the automotive world and Cathy Fisher of Quistem, Jan Griffiths of Gravitas Detroit and I strongly believe that building a resilient supply chain requires the work of so much more than one company or a few thought lea

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3 SEO-Boosting Techniques for Driving More Organic Traffic to Your Company’s Website

IT Supply Chain

By Jessica Sweet (pictured) Content Writer at makeLifeSweeter.com The post 3 SEO-Boosting Techniques for Driving More Organic Traffic to Your Company’s Website appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Brazil Banks to Deny Credit to Meatpackers Linked to Amazon Destruction

Supply Chain Brain

The sustainability standard requires slaughterhouses to adopt a tracking system to monitor their entire supply chain in the Amazon region and Maranhao by December 2025.

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West Coast Supply Chain News Brings Cautious Optimism

West Coast and California Logistics

Around this time last year, every article about the West Coast supply chain painted a dire picture. There was an armada of ships waiting to enter the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach; there was no warehouse space to be had; and trucking capacity was scarce. Because of these and other factors, logisticians began to look seriously at non-West Coast options for their freight and distribution.

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.

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3 Technology Enablers for CMOs – Key Takeaways from INTERPHEX

QAD

The panel session title at this year’s INTERPHEX event was “Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) lessons learned – How do you improve efficiency without compromising quality and compliance?” After 45 minutes of discussion amongst panelists and the audience we learned that, “technology is the enabler that provides the efficiencies CMO leaders are looking for.

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Could mobile robots offer a way through the skills shortage?

IT Supply Chain

By Frazer Watson (pictured) VP-Sales UK/Ireland, iFollow The post Could mobile robots offer a way through the skills shortage? appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Five Steps to Ensuring Supply Chain Solutions Implementation Success

Supply Chain Brain

Success in supply chain planning and operations solutions relies upon the ability to identify and document desired value measures and outcomes, and to align those with the solutions provider.

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AI in fulfilment

Supply Chain Movement

According to economists at banking giant Goldman Sachs, ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots will put 300 million jobs at risk worldwide. 18% of all full-time jobs could end up being automated – and in particular the administrative tasks of white-collar professionals. Blue-collar workers in hands-on roles at distribution centres and elsewhere are less at risk of losing their jobs due to automation.

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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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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 05/26/2023-06/01/2023

All Things Supply Chain

The US and Taiwan announce new Trade deal The US and Taiwan signed a trade deal under the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade, marking the first agreement under this…

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Navigating the UK Economy: Budgeting Tips and Coping with Rising Interest Rates

IT Supply Chain

By Ian Benson (pictured) Content Writer The post Navigating the UK Economy: Budgeting Tips and Coping with Rising Interest Rates appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Navigating Supplier Risk Challenges to Shore Up Cyber Defenses

Supply Chain Brain

Organizations are paying too little attention to the risk of their supply chain information being compromised through cyberattack.