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11 Tips to Take Your Supply Chain Career to the Next Level

SCMDOJO

Embarking on a journey to elevate your supply chain career requires a strategic roadmap, and in this blog post, we unveil eleven proven strategies that will act as your compass to success. As the demand for supply chain professionals continues to grow, staying ahead in this dynamic field demands more than technical know-how—it necessitates a holistic approach to career development.

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What is Genuinely New in Supply Chain Management?

Logistics Viewpoints

Trends last for years. But how often do significant new things happen? In most years, there is nothing new in supply chain management. In the past year, we have seen two genuinely new developments. ESG Enforcement Gets Teeth The US Customs and Border Protection Agency’s stringent enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act has importers concerned.

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Harnessing the Power of Data-Driven Supply Chain Strategies

Tecsys

In real estate, the mantra is “location, location, location.” In the finance world, we often hear that “cash is king.” But as a marketer in the supply chain sector, my experience is that there is a different mantra and another king, and that’s data. Data has emerged as the cornerstone of effective decision-making. Granted, marketing and supply chain management are distinct domains; but as a marketer of supply chain solutions, I can’t help but see the parallels, and how they both rely on data-dri

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Podcast | Protecting Digital Supply Chains From Cyberattack

Supply Chain Brain

For all its advantages, the digitization of supply chains has one disconcerting drawback: It makes them more vulnerable to hackers and cyber thieves.

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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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Supply Chain Software In The Cloud

Talking Logistics

Cloud-based software applications (also referred to as “software-as-a-service”) have been available for many years, although their adoption has varied by company and application type, especially in the supply chain realm. How receptive is your company to using cloud-based supply chain software? We asked members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all.

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Decision Intelligence, a Natural Step in the Planning Evolution

Supply Chain Trend

Decision Intelligence (DI) is a natural evolution in supply chain planning technology. It closes the planning and execution automation gap which has been left by ERP and APS, both technologies that have reached the maturity phase for their functional aims. 7% of companies have started to adopt autonomous end-to-end planning. 3% of companies use autonomous execution to enhance their supply chain resilience.

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Impact of Tariffs on the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

The impacts of tariff are both beneficial in the short run but could be counterproductive in the long run.

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Getting Started with AI in Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Getting started with AI in supply chain might not start where you think. Some try delving into deep learning or a crash course in generative AI (GenAI), but I don’t recommend starting there. Instead start with the foundation of your AI strategy, which should be an understanding of your company’s supply chain and your data. Second, avoid islands of isolation and limited impact by integrated AI into your supply chain so the results are aligned end to end.

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Strategic M&A with Tech Startups is the Path to Supply Chain Resiliency In 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Retailers and logistics companies run tight margins, and developing AI or AR systems in-house, from the ground up, is prohibitively expensive.

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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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5 Trends Changing Supply Chains for the Better in 2024

Logility

What defines a high-performing supply chain? Depending on who you ask, the answer can be anything from low costs and efficiency to a delicate balance between profitability and customer service. However, this year promises a significant paradigm shift where traditional performance metrics are replaced by technology-driven frameworks, as recent breakthroughs with Generative AI in supply chains have demonstrated.

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Load Building and Optimization with Tom Moore

The Logistics of Logistics

On this podcast interview, Tom Moore and Joe Lynch discuss load building and optimization. Tom is the CEO and Founder of ProvisionAi, a technology that automatically gets the right products on the right number of trucks at the right time to increase service levels and maximize network efficiency. About Tom Moore Thomas A. (Tom) Moore is the CEO and Founder of ProvisionAi and AutoSchedulerAI.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

I have often written about legal issues and battles in California, as the state has been in the news for its warehouse and trucking emission rules, independent contractor rules for gig workers, and union disagreements at ports. Well, this week, I saw a new story about a bill in California that is turning heads. If a bill introduced by San Francisco-based state Senator Scott Wiener becomes law, California could become the first state to require certain new cars to be equipped with a device capabl

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Data Privacy Day 2024

Enterra Insights

Data privacy is a big deal. It’s also a big challenge. We sit on the cusp of a new business era driven by artificial intelligence (AI); however, without data AI doesn’t work. That’s why there is a growing tension between data availability and data protection. Data will not disappear as a result of the enactment of privacy laws and regulations; however, privacy laws and regulations do make the collection, storage, and analysis of data more complicated.

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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 Chain Risk Management in 2024: A Forward Look with Tom Linton

Resilinc

Accomplished procurement veteran and author Tom Linton provides valuable insights into the supply chain risk management landscape in 2024 in this exclusive Q&A. As we move into the new year, there are many questions on our minds about the future of the supply chain. What are the biggest supply chain trends we will see in 2024, and how can managers prepare for those trends?

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It’s a Leap Year…What Does That Mean for Retailers?

BlueYonder

Leap Day, Feb. 29, throws off the normal calendar rhythm for all of us. For retailers, while an extra day of sales is never a bad thing, it does throw up a few unique challenges. Here’s what retailers need to plan for: Inventory and Logistics: Demand fluctuations: While some businesses experience a slight bump in sales due to “extra spending money” or themed promotions, others might see a dip as consumers wait for Leap Day deals.

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The Red Sea Crisis – Expert Commentary

IT Supply Chain

By Patrick Lepperhoff (pictured) Principal at INVERTO Supply Chain Management Expert The post The Red Sea Crisis – Expert Commentary appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Is Vertical Farming Falling Flat?

Enterra Insights

As a result of climate change, global food value chain security is increasingly being called into question. According to experts, partial solutions to improve food security include moving some agriculture indoors and into urban areas. Proponents of indoor agriculture note that most cities have vacant high-rise buildings that could be turned into vertical farms.

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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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Supply Chain Transformation: Watch Your Step

Demand Driven Technologies

We were recently approached to tender by a company looking for a forecasting and procurement solution. The tender included all the buzzwords of the moment: AI, big data, and a system that could process millions of planning actions per day (sic). When we talk to this company to understand their context, we quickly realize that.

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V-LINE, Verusen Partner to Assist with Saudi Supply Chain Optimization

Supply Chain Brain

V-LINE said in a statement that its partnership with Verusen will help companies with industrial plants in Saudi Arabia streamline operations, reduce costs and boost efficiency.

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RS Integrated Supply Joins Minority Supplier Development UK

Synovos

RS Integrated Supply Joins Minority Supplier Development UK WARRINGTON, UK / RADNOR, PA 23 JANUARY 2024 – RS Integrated Supply, a global MRO supply chain management services company, announced it has joined Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK) as a corporate member as part of its commitment to growing a diverse supplier base. Founded in 2006, MSDUK is the UK’s leading supplier diversity advocacy organization working for inclusion of non-white ethnic minorities in corporate supply chains.

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Blue Yonder Associates Share Compliments That Have Inspired Them

BlueYonder

National Compliment Day is Jan. 24 and it is a great opportunity to give someone extra kudos to brighten their day. In fact, according to several studies conducted to better understand how individuals felt before and after giving or receiving compliments, the mood of both the person giving and the person receiving the compliment improved! We asked Blue Yonder associates to share a compliment they received that has stuck with them and how it has inspired them.

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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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How Trucking Companies Indirectly Cause Truck Accidents

IT Supply Chain

By Claire Lloyd (pictured) Content Writer The post How Trucking Companies Indirectly Cause Truck Accidents appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Most U.S. Companies Would Prefer Indian over Chinese Suppliers

Supply Chain Brain

Over half of the survey participants said that they wanted India to fulfill their supply chain needs over the next five years, rather than China.

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The emergence of meta networks

Supply Chain Movement

There are various signs that a new era of collaboration is dawning for companies: not only with partners in their own supply chain, but also with industry outsiders. In a recent conversation, a supply chain director of a Dutch retail chain told me that the contract with his current logistics provider will expire in 18 months’ time, and that he will not be renewing it due to his dissatisfaction with the warehouse operations and fulfilment.

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Advanced Order Management: The Key to Wholesale Distribution Success

BlueYonder

Recently, Blue Yonder released the findings of its survey of wholesale distribution executives 1 , which focused on their order management challenges, goals and forward-looking plans. While this blog provides an overview of our key findings, the complete results are summarized in our new e-book, “Distribution Executives Agree: It’s Time to Up the Ante on Order Management.

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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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LoanDepot attack: 16.6 million customers’ data stolen

IT Supply Chain

By Dr Darren Williams (pictured) CEO & Founder, Blackfog The post LoanDepot attack: 16.6 million customers’ data stolen appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience Through Logistics Technology

Supply Chain Brain

In the wake of multiple disruptions to global supply chains over the last few years, a variety of technologies has emerged to help business leaders achieve resilience.

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The Ultimate Guide To Optimize Enterprise Operations Using Delivery Management Software

Loginext

This guide serves as a comprehensive overview of the role of delivery management software in enterprise logistics. From addressing operational challenges to providing practical tips for successful implementation, this guide is designed to provide you with a seamless transition to automation and digitization in the world of logistics. The post The Ultimate Guide To Optimize Enterprise Operations Using Delivery Management Software appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.