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Not To Be A Losing Pawn

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was a teenager, I spent afternoons after school with my dad. As he lost his vision to macular degeneration, he taught me to play chess. He loved chess, and I was a reluctant participant. I played because I loved my dad, but I never was good at the game. The continual lesson to me was never underestimate the power of the pawn. Pawn Definition: “A chess piece of the smallest size and value.

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10 Benefits of Supply Chain Management

Unleashed

Businesses that develop a cost-effective supply chain strategy can benefit from greater operational efficiency while staying competitive in their sector. Supply chain management helps you improve business performance, bring costs down, and efficiently spend your capital investments. It also puts the company in a better position to meet the demands of customers.

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The ROI of Resilience: How to Be Lean, Global and Resilient at the Same Time

Supply Chain Brain

Re-shoring or near-shoring factories, “just-in-case” inventories, and qualifying alternative suppliers are among the most common ways that companies are building resilience. However, these strategies come with tremendous complexity and a heavy price tag.

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Security Breach Domino Effect: Software Supply Chain Impact

IT Supply Chain

By Mike Bronson (pictured) Content Writer The post Security Breach Domino Effect: Software Supply Chain Impact 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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Sustainable Procurement: Top Implementation Strategies

All Things Supply Chain

Sustainable procurement has become more and more critical for businesses that want to reduce their environmental impact and improve their sustainable practices.

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Watch: Data Trends in the Supply Chain Marketplace

Supply Chain Brain

Many third-party logistics providers gained an advantage from being early adopters of supply chain technology, but they soon met challengers in the form of pure-play technology providers, says Peter Weis, chief information officer and senior vice president at ITS Logistics.

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Concurrent Planning

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Unlock the Power of Concurrent Planning – 5 Best Practices Victoria Klimova Published Jun 29, 2023 The Future of Supply Chain Planning is Concurrent Concurrent planning can bring significant benefits to supply chain management. By enabling real-time visibility and collaboration, concurrent planning can improve response time, agility and cost optimization.

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ChatGPT and the Revolution of AI-First Forecasting

Logility

In a world characterized by market volatility and unpredictability, businesses constantly navigate supply chain disruptions, erratic demand patterns, and unexpected risks. While traditional forecasting methods have served us well, they often fall short when addressing the evolving challenges of today’s dynamic business landscape. Enter Artificial Intelligence (AI) — a buzzword that’s more than just hype, as said in an Accenture survey, 86% of executives are actively investing in it.

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Supply Chain News on Washington State Regulators Find Amazon Sets Unsafe Speed for Truck Loading

Supply Chain Digest

Will Actions Targeting Amazon eventually Impact use of Labor Standards in all DCs

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Building a Circular Supply Chain

SCM Research

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the Circular Supply Chain Network, recently published a white paper entitled Building a Circular Supply Chain. This publication addresses the transition from traditional, linear supply chains to circular ones, emphasizing the increased resilience they offer. Circular supply chains, characterized by distributed networks, multidirectional flows, and maximization of product and material use, provide a solution to the vulnerabilities of linear mo

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FreightTech Reality Check with Brad Forester

The Logistics of Logistics

Brad Forester and Joe Lynch discuss FreightTech reality check. Brad is the Founder of JBF Consulting , a supply chain execution strategy and systems integrator to logistics-intensive companies of every size and any industry. About Brad Forester Brad Forester is the Founder and Managing Partner of JBF Consulting. Brad is a highly recognized senior supply chain leader with over 23 years of managing, designing, and implementing freight transport technology.

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Understanding the Profitability of Omnichannel Retail is a Problem

Logistics Viewpoints

As ecommerce grew at double digit rates, while in store sales grew at less than the rate of inflation, retailers were looking for a way to turn their stores into a competitive weapon. Rather than just offering consumers the choice of buying online or buying in the store, a retail omnichannel strategy involves a lot more paths to fulfill an order or to process a return.

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Climate Change: Companies Must Step-up as Governments Fail to Act

Enterra Insights

This year has been another wild one on the weather front. From wildfires in Greece and Hawaii to the tropical storm that dumped a record amount of rainfall on Los Angeles, extreme climate-related events have filled the headlines. Nevertheless, when candidates participating in the first Republican presidential debate were asked whether humans had contributed to climate change, journalist Neil Vigdor reports that the debate “quickly descended into personal attacks and obfuscation.”[1]

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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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Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience: A Modular Approach

Supply Chain Brain

Achieving resilience in supply chains is essential, but it's crucial to implement measures carefully so they do not hinder or conflict with other competing priorities.

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Turning the Tables with Nate Shutes

The Logistics of Logistics

Turning the tables – in this episode, Nate Shutes interviews Joe Lynch on his podcast, The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics. Nate is also the Founder of Ballast , the world’s first private community exclusively for logistics entrepreneurs. About Nate Shutes Nate Shutes is the host of The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics podcast and is currently building a private community for logistics entrepreneurs.

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Powering distributor success with master data management

IT Supply Chain

By Pat McCarthy (pictured) Chief Revenue Officer at Precisely The post Powering distributor success with master data management appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Understanding the potential disruption with East Coast imports

West Coast and California Logistics

As the negotiations between the West Coast ports and longshoremen dragged on in 2022 and 2023, some companies began redirecting import freight into the East Coast. Since then, however, the ink has been dry for quite a while on a new multi-year West Coast port contract, and there are now negotiations on the East Coast that are causing trepidation among importers.

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Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability

How can businesses gain a competitive edge in an era marked by relentless competition and economic fluctuations? The secret is mastering strategic cost management strategies. This GEP bulletin, "Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability," breaks this down into clear, actionable steps. Discover how these strategies can boost your enterprise's financial health, helping not only to keep up but to excel in today's market.

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What’s Hindering Efforts to Fight Global Food Fraud?

Supply Chain Brain

Considering the huge cost of food fraud in global supply chains, it might come as a shock to consumers to learn how weak are the current efforts to put a stop to it.

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FreightTech Investment Environment with John Larkin

The Logistics of Logistics

John Larkin and Joe Lynch discuss the FreightTech investment environment. 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. About John Larkin, CFA John Larkin , CFA is a Strategic Advisor to Clarendon Capital.

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Cybersecurity & AI 2024 Predictions

IT Supply Chain

By Noname Security Shay Levi (pictured) CTO & co-founder, Noname Security The post Cybersecurity & AI 2024 Predictions appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Blue Yonder Associate Shares Adoption Journey

BlueYonder

November is National Adoption Month. For many children waiting for a good home, and families waiting to be complete, adoption fills their lives with love. We spoke to Blue Yonder associate Dan Berreth who adopted his daughter last year. Dan and his wife also have a 6-year-old biological son. What has your adoption journey looked like? We decided to adopt when we were not able to have another child.

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More Than 40 New Manufacturers Join Configura’s Platform in 2023

More than 40 manufacturers across the commercial interior, material handling, and kitchen and bath industries expand offers via Configura’s CET platform in 2023.

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Climate Activists Call for Cleaner EV Supply Chains During LA Auto Show

Supply Chain Brain

Demonstrators from Mighty Earth and Youth Climate Strike LA dressed in red “Squid Game” suits and staged a “die-in” at the LA Auto Show November 18.

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You Need to Team up with the Algorithms

The Smart Software

This article is about the real power that comes from the collaboration between you and our software that happens at your fingertips. We often write about the software itself and what goes on “under the hood”. This time, the subject is how you should best team with the software. The post You Need to Team up with the Algorithms appeared first on Smart Software.

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10 Pointers for Food & Beverage Supply Chain Success

Loginext

This article is a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the food and beverage supply chain landscape. From demand fluctuations to the importance of trust, we've listed the ten key pointers to help you stay ahead of the curve. Don't miss out on this amazing guide! The post 10 Pointers for Food & Beverage Supply Chain Success appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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It’s all about selling what you actually have, not what you think you have

IT Supply Chain

By Chris Timmer (pictured) CEO, Linnworks The post It’s all about selling what you actually have, not what you think you have appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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The Art of Consistent Perfect Order Delivery: Smart Order Fulfillment Through Orchestration

Shippers and logistics service providers are pressured to match the “Amazon effect” for fast and efficient service across multiple B2C, B2B, and D2C channels. Perfect order delivery - on-time and in-full at the lowest possible cost – is critical. However, recent surveys of supply chain stakeholders reveal that many don't have the technology necessary to achieve it.

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Sphera Launches SCRM Commodity Risk Tracker

Supply Chain Brain

Sphera said its tool gives businesses information regarding lead times for sourcing raw materials, risk events and real-time data on potential supply chain disruptions.

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Use Dock Scheduling To Stay Ahead Of New Emissions Regulations

C3 Solutions

A new regulation has come into effect in California that requires warehouse operators to count the number of trucks coming and going from their facilities.

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Pay for your own butler!

Supply Chain Movement

After a huge peak in 2020, online retail’s share of total retail sales seems to have stagnated at around 13-15% in the major European countries and the USA. It is a similar picture for online groceries, with an even slightly lower share and little to no growth. Many of the online grocery services that saw the light of day in recent years are struggling.