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Decision Intelligence A Key Pillar of Next-Gen Supply Chain Planning

John Galt

Decision intelligence is powered by enabling technology like AI and machine learning to help inform and shape supply chain decisions. Learn more.

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Happening Now: Five Trends for 2024 Supply Chain Success

West Coast and California Logistics

An article in SupplyChainBrain identifies the strategies, tactics and technologies that will drive supply chain success in 2024 and beyond. These include ongoing concerns like tackling the labor shortage and longer-term initiatives like embracing sustainability.

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Why Nobody Sends Out an RFP for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

In my 25+ years as an industry analyst, I have reviewed (and helped craft) many Request for Proposals (RFP) for supply chain and logistics software applications — especially for shippers and third party logistics providers (3PLs) looking for a transportation management system (TMS) or a supply chain visibility solution. Never, in 25 years, have I.

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How Supplier Diversity Can Yield Better Business Outcomes

Supply Chain Brain

Supplier diversity programs are not only good for society; they’re crucial to enhancing supply chain competitiveness, risk mitigation and cost reduction for businesses.

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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 Predict the Unexpected and Mitigate Supply Chain Disruption with AI

QAD

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the big “buzzwords” of 2024, which is a shame because the technology’s analytical capabilities have a lot to offer supply chain planners – if you can cut through the hype. I’m never one to jump on the bandwagon with emerging technologies. Sure, they’re cool, and many are worth keeping an eye on, but investing in something that’s flashy and promises to solve all of your problems in a new and exciting way is probably just what it sounds like: too good to be

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Editor’s Pick: How Managed Transportation Services Enable Resilient Supply Chains

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 by Veronica Turk from Loadsmart highlights a recent Talking Logistics episode with Adrian Gonzalez and George Swartz, Loadsmart’s VP.

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Watch: How Automated Trucking Will Impact Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Improved use of tires and braking systems, not to mention safety, are among the gains expected when automated trucking is widely implemented in U.S. supply chains, says Peter Coratola Jr., CEO and founder of Ease Logistics.

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Supply chain shockwaves from the Taiwan earthquake

Resilinc

Discover which industries may be impacted by the 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan, as well as current port closures and supply chain challenges. Background on the Earthquake On Wednesday, April 3, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan. The quake was the biggest earthquake to hit Taiwan in 25 years. As of today, 13 are dead, more than a thousand are being treated for injuries, and six are still missing, according to CNN.

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Mastering Timely Decision Making in Supply Chain Management

Demand Driven Technologies

In our education, delaying work is not good. If you’re in the supply chain business, you’re even more inclined to anticipate – you’re resolutely forward-looking. If you’re in the supply chain business, you like to get things done, and make decisions – you’re resolutely action-oriented. These two qualities combined, plus a little friendly pressure from.

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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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Baltimore Bridge Collapse: An Opportunity to Reinforce the Importance of Supply Chain Resilience

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain resilience is a hot topic the last few years since post-Covid issues and newsworthy incidents like the Houthi attacks in the red sea have raised awareness. The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore being struck by the Dali and collapsing is an unpredictable disruption to the supply chains of several industries including automobiles, coal, and agricultural machinery.

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q1 2024)

Talking Logistics

If you were writing a book or a song about supply chain and logistics in the first quarter of 2024, what would its title be? Here are some ideas: The truth is I’m having a hard time characterizing this year so far. We’re arguably in a less stressful and disruptive environment today than we were. Read more The post Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q1 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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AI Driven Sales & Marketing with Jason Jimenez-Vanover

The Logistics of Logistics

Jason Jimenez-Vanover and Joe Lynch discuss AI driven sales & marketing. Jason is the CEO and Founder of JCI Marketing , a freight-focused content marketing agency that specializes in working with transportation, logistics and supply chain companies. About Jason Jimenez-Vanover Jason Jimenez-Vanover is the CEO and Founder of JCI Marketing, a freight-focused marketing agency.

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Moving Ahead with Net Zero Goals and Climate Adaptation

Enterra Insights

As last year came to a close, the world held its 28th annual Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Climate Change Conferences (UNCCC). COP participants meet annually to discuss progress being made towards mitigating the worst effects of climate change and to commit to new actions. Concerning COP28, environmentalist and journalist David Wallace-Wells reported, “It only took 28 years.

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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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How Supply Chain Orchestration Can Help Prevent Drug Shortages

Logistics Viewpoints

Drug shortages strike fear into people’s hearts. If you’re a patient in need of a particular drug for a critical health condition, you fear not being able to get access to the medicine you need. If you’re a pharmaceutical company, you fear the hit to your business, both headlines and bottom line. It takes enormous investments in R&D to produce successful drugs.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 12, 2024)

Talking Logistics

April showers bring May flowers. If it rains any more, though, we’ll be drowning in daisies soon. “The sun’ll come out tomorrow,” Annie promises. I hope she’s right because I’m betting my bottom dollar on it. — While it rains outside, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Necessity. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 12, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Building a Global Logistics Juggernaut with Nourhan Beyrouti

The Logistics of Logistics

Nourhan Beyrouti and Joe Lynch discuss building a global logistics juggernaut. Nourhan is Global Chief Revenue Officer at AJEX Logistics Services , Saudi Arabia’s fastest growing transportation company. About Nourhan Beyrouti Nourhan Beyrouti , a seasoned professional with a global footprint, has an impressive track record in branding, corporate innovation, and real estate development, and global logistics technology.

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Charting a Sustainable Path: Retail Supply Chain Evolution in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Retailers have an opportunity to prioritize a more sustainable supply chain. But how can they do this while continuing to grow the business?

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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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This Week in Logistics News (April 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

The Masters: a tradition unlike any other. And a golfer unlike any other is looking to make history this weekend at the annual golf tournament played at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia: Tiger Woods. Actually, Woods is looking at 2 records this weekend, one of which is more attainable than the other. Woods has made 23 consecutive cuts at the Masters, tied with Fred Couples and Gary Player for the longest streak of all-time.

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Our Design for AM Potential Analysis feature is a TCT Awards finalist

DiManEx

Stop the presses – we have awesome news. We are named a finalist in the Software category for the TCT Awards! Our platform feature, ‘Design for Additive Manufacturing Potential Analysis,’ has garnered attention from the jury. And so, we are in the running for the award at the upcoming June 2024 award ceremony! Dive into this blog to learn more about TCT and our nominated feature.

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One Nexus’ Pledge to Elevate Customer Service Excellence – A Year in Review

IT Supply Chain

By Alan Glazier (pictured) Commercial Director, One Nexus The post One Nexus’ Pledge to Elevate Customer Service Excellence – A Year in Review appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Watch: The Risk to Supply Chains From Increasing Trade Restrictions

Supply Chain Brain

Amir Fadavi, senior director with K2 Integrity, advises on the risks that supply chains face today in complying with a growing number of trade regulations and restrictions.

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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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Exiger Has Taken the Supply Chain Risk Market by Storm

Logistics Viewpoints

Brandon Daniels, CEO of Exiger The pandemic got almost every company talking about resilience. Supply chain risk solutions are hot. And a company called Exiger seemingly came out of nowhere to capitalize on this. Lately, Exiger has been in the news. In December of 2023 it was reported that $1.2 billion had been invested in Exiger by Carlyle and other venture capital firms.

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Harnessing Data Analytics to Fuel Business Growth

Silvon Software

Data stands as the cornerstone of the global economy, offering significant leverage to businesses poised for expansion. However, data alone lacks intrinsic value. Without analytical tools and methodologies, navigating through vast amounts of data can be overwhelming. Nonetheless, when harnessed through analytics, data transforms into a powerhouse of valuable insights.

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The next wave of AI is already on its way – and it promises supply chain reinvention

IT Supply Chain

By Kevin O’Marah (pictured) Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer, Zero100 The post The next wave of AI is already on its way – and it promises supply chain reinvention appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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From the Barley in the Fields, to the Beer in Our Hands: Carlsberg’s Sustainability Journey

BlueYonder

For the past 175 years, Carlsberg has continuously reinvented itself from a marketing, innovation and product perspective, while remaining true to its core values of enriching communities while manufacturing quality drinks. Spanning 140 brands, 40,000 employees, 150 global markets, and 12.5 billion liters of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, the operation is vast.

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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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Next-Generation Packaging Brings Reliability and Visibility to Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

The “next generation” of packaging must meet strict standards of recyclability, reusability, compostability, biodegradability and traceability.

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Big Ass Fans Turns to Smart Software as Demand Heats

The Smart Software

Big Ass Fans is the best-selling big fan manufacturer in the world, delivering comfort to spaces where comfort seems impossible. BAF had a problem: how to reliably plan production to meet demand. BAF was experiencing a gap between bookings forecasts vs. shipments, and this was impacting revenue and customer satisfaction BAF turned to Smart Software for help.

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Navigating the servitization journey – Strategies for competitive edge & customer satisfaction

IT Supply Chain

By Maggie Slowik (pictured) Global Industry Director for Manufacturing, IFS The post Navigating the servitization journey – Strategies for competitive edge & customer satisfaction appeared first on IT Supply Chain.