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Are Chickens Coming for Your Supply Chain?

Enterra Insights

A couple of years ago, as the coronavirus pandemic was winding down, Bill Gates predicted, “We’ll have another pandemic. It will be a different pathogen next time.”[1] A little over a year later, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), reiterated that warning. He stated, “The threat of another variant emerging that causes new surges of disease and death remains.”[2] We might not have to wait long.

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Future-Proofing Utilities: Advanced Analytics for Supply Chain Optimization

The Smart Software

Utilities in the electrical, natural gas, urban water, and telecommunications fields are all asset-intensive and reliant on physical infrastructure that must be properly maintained, updated, and upgraded over time. Maximizing asset uptime and the reliability of physical infrastructure demands effective inventory management, spare parts forecasting, and supplier management.

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What is Purchase Order Management? Process & 7 Best Practices

Unleashed

Efficient purchasing is conducive to healthy cash flow. The more effective your purchasing processes, the more profitable your business becomes. Purchase order management allows businesses to track and manage goods purchased for a business, providing accurate visibility over the entire purchasing process and ensuring stock levels are optimised to prevent over-purchasing and underselling.

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Chatting With Your Supply Chain Software

Talking Logistics

Way back in 2013, in a post titled “Siri Comes to Enterprise Apps,” I wrote the following: Instead of manually executing tasks with a mouse or touch screen, why not speak them? We already see this in the consumer realm with smartphones, and in the warehouse too with voice picking technologies. It’s only a question. Read more The post Chatting With Your Supply Chain Software appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Should You Use a WMS or Mobile Robotic System to Optimize Work in in a DC?

Logistics Viewpoints

Locus Robotics Has Introduced a new Robot with a Heavier Payload Historically, a warehouse management system used slotting and waving functionality to optimize the work in a distribution center. Slotting improves picking efficiency by putting the most popular items in locations closer to the shipping docks and at a height on the rack that is easy for a picker to reach.

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Essential Concepts for Successful Responsiveness: Planning versus Scheduling Basics

Arkieva

Understanding the difference between planning and scheduling basics will help achieve responsiveness which is increasingly important in the ever-changing world. Essential Concepts for Successful Responsiveness: Planning versus Scheduling Basics was first posted on July 2, 2024 at 8:36 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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AI in manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

AI for manufacturers Using artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing can significantly improve productivity, reduce equipment failure, increase production efficiency and help identify new business opportunities. The use and discussion of AI has become common. A 2023 survey by McKinsey reported that 79 percent of all respondents had at least some exposure to gen AI, either for work or outside of work.

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5 Companies to choose for Logistics Technology RFP’s (Request for Proposal)

Locus

In the technology sector, Google and Microsoft are locked in a fierce battle, with Microsoft recently gaining a strategic advantage through its integration of ChatGPT. This skirmish is not just about crafting innovative tech solutions; it extends into the logistics industry, where companies compete using advanced technologies to secure a broad customer base and maximize profitability.

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Transforming Automotive Supply Chains: Southeast Toyota’s Journey With Blue Yonder

BlueYonder

In today’s rapidly evolving automotive industry that is significantly impacted by macroeconomic challenges, government regulations, geopolitical tensions, software proliferation, and changing customer expectations, optimizing supply chain processes has become crucial for maintaining a competitive edge. Southeast Toyota Distributors, the largest independent distributor of Toyotas in the world, has embarked on a remarkable journey of supply chain transformation in partnership with Blue Yonder, to

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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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Propositional, Perspectival, and Provocative Styles of Theorizing

SCM Research

It is clear that theorizing in our discipline is primarily aimed at explaining and predicting phenomena in terms of causes and effects related to underlying structures and mechanisms (propositional style). In the recently published article Unlocking the Power of Diversity for Supply Chain Knowledge: Is Pluralism in Theorizing Styles the Key? by Joep Cornelissen, Victoria Stephens, and Lee Matthews in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, the authors argue for a pluralistic approach to theorizi

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The CRO Perspective: Growing FreightTech Sales with Ryan Sullivan

The Logistics of Logistics

Ryan Sullivan and Joe Lynch discuss the CRO perspective – growing freighttech sales. Ryan is the CEO and Founder of Ratchet Ventures , a fractional CRO firm specializing in the logistics and freighttech space. Summary: The CRO Perspective: Growing FreightTech Sales In this podcast, Ryan Sullivan, Founder of Ratchet Ventures and an experienced Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), shares his insights on growing sales in the freight tech and logistics industry.

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q2 2024)

Talking Logistics

We’ve crossed the halfway mark of 2024. Is that a danger sign on the road ahead or one announcing better days around the bend? Is the glass we’re holding half full or half empty? Either way, let’s raise it up and give a toast for making it to another day. As you can see from. Read more The post Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q2 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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US vs. Europe: Comparing Dock and Yard Management Markets

C3 Solutions

Dock and yard management are today's most in-focus parts of supply chain and logistics. Together, they bring methods to the madness of warehouse operations. Dock and Yard Management ensures efficient cargo handling, reduces vehicle turnaround times, and leads to timely deliveries and cost-effective operations.

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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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Nurturing Career Growth in the New Era of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

The supply chain discipline has become a C-suite concern that drives competitive advantage and customer excellence — one that requires expansive leadership skills and technical prowess.

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Visionaries in Tech Took Center Stage at ICON

BlueYonder

At ICON 2024, I was lucky to moderate one of the most popular and talked-about panel discussions. “Visionaries in Tech” featured Raygaan Cottle of Woolworths, Robin Keller of TreeHouse Foods, Shanthi Rajagopalan of Microsoft, and Yukiko Yamaguchi of Panasonic Connect. As tech leaders and visionaries, our four panelists were gracious in sharing their own personal experiences that brought them to where they are today.

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The Strategic Advantages of Allowing a 3PL to Take Over Warehouse Responsibilities

ModusLink Corporation

Allowing a 3PL to Take Over Warehouse Responsibilities. More and more businesses have turned to outsourcing as a crucial lever to respond to increasing levels of market disruption, from remote working, talent retention, hyperinflation and business continuity. In industries like high-end electronic components and luxury goods manufacturing, businesses are constantly exploring ways to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and remain competitive in an ever-changing demand cycle.

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EVs in the UK: Time to turn the steering wheel

IT Supply Chain

By Dr. Henning Dransfeld (pictured) Director Strategy Industry & Solutions, Infor The post EVs in the UK: Time to turn the steering wheel 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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How RFID and 2D Tags Will Drive Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Brain

As retail operations become increasingly complex, the need arises for serialized data capture. That’s where tools like the 2D barcode and radio frequency identification come into play.

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LogiNext Mentioned in Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2024 Under Last-Mile Delivery Solutions

Loginext

LogiNext, recognized in Gartner's Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2024, is poised to transform last-mile delivery with innovative solutions that meet rising e-commerce demands. The post LogiNext Mentioned in Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2024 Under Last-Mile Delivery Solutions appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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Digital climb

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain directors seem to be struggling to claim their share of available artificial intelligence (AI) budgets. Despite – or perhaps because of – the current struggling economy, executives have freed up budgets for AI, especially the popular variant generative AI (GenAI), e.g. ChatGPT and Microsoft Copilot. According to a recent global survey by Tata Consultancy Services , 51% of Dutch chief executive officers (CEOs) are looking to artificial intelligence for innovation and revenue growth;

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Protegrity Elections – The Future of AI and Data Security

IT Supply Chain

By Alasdair Anderson (pictured) VP, Protegrity The post Protegrity Elections – The Future of AI and Data Security appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Watch: GenAI Challenges Traditional Thinking on Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain Brain

Some assumptions and beliefs about the contribution that generative AI will make to supply chains are misplaced, says Dana Stiffler, distinguished vice president analyst at Gartner.

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Strategic Sourcing and Decarbonization: Decision-making across Disciplines

Jaggaer

Guest article by Prof. Christian Heinrich, Co-Founder and Managing Director, c arbmee The 80% Challenge I was recently delighted to participate in a JAGGAER live webinar focused on the introduction, in recent years, of carbon emissions measurement as a factor in strategic sourcing. The objective of net zero carbon footprint is now familiar. Most large companies have it embedded in their ESG strategy but beyond that, they understand that carbon emissions cost money.

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Supply Chain Shortages And Its Impact On Manufacturing

All Things Supply Chain

Globally, supply chain issues have become a pressing challenge, particularly impacting the manufacturing sector.

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Empowering Supply Chain Agility with Low-Code Application Platforms

IT Supply Chain

By David Mascitto (pictured) Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Tecsys The post Empowering Supply Chain Agility with Low-Code Application Platforms 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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Mabe: Making supply chain collaboration more efficient and agile

Supply Chain Brain

Discover how household appliances manufacturer Mabe is enabling better collaboration with its suppliers using a cloud-based business network for real-time data sharing and workflow management.

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What Your Business Should Know about Supply Chain Mapping

Exiger Perspectives

What Your Business Should Know about Supply Chain Mapping July 5, 2024 Article Author: Tom Musbach More than half (55%) of supply chain leaders say they have no visibility into their upstream supply chain, according to a recent McKinsey report. This alarming stat leaves these businesses at a higher risk of a supply chain disruption and regulatory noncompliance, among other threats.

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Supplier Experience Live 2024!

HICX Solutions

Supplier Experience Live is returning to Amsterdam on the 8 th October! Leading brands are transforming their procurement and supply chain strategies by putting supplier experience at the centre. HICX Supplier Experience Live, an official DPW side-event, is the only event dedicated to helping organizations use supplier experience to remove friction and become customer-of-choice.