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Southwest Airlines Puts Spotlight on Another Supply Chain Weak Link

Talking Logistics

By now, you’ve probably read all about Southwest Airlines’ operations meltdown during the holidays. While bad weather played a part, so did another factor that is getting a lot of attention now: technical debt. In a New York Times opinion piece, Zeynep Tufekci, a professor at Columbia University, describes the problem as follows: This problem. Read more.

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Is Industry 4.0 a Smart Way Forward?

Enterra Insights

One of the defining characteristics of Industry 4.0 is the smart factory. Not everyone, however, believes the smart factory is a good idea. In fact, Steven L. Blue , President & CEO of Miller Ingenuity, insists smart manufacturing is a dumb idea. “Smart manufacturing has been all the rage in the last few years,” he writes. “And then it was ‘Smart Manufacturing 2.0,’ even though 1.0 was never explained or implemented.

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Network Visibility and Supply Chain Planning Work Better Together

Logistics Viewpoints

Infor is one example of a supplier that offers both advanced visibility and supply chain planning. There is a vintage television commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. One character says to another, you got chocolate in my peanut butter.” The other responds, “no, you got peanut butter on my chocolate.” The two then conclude that peanut butter and chocolate are better together.

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All Things Supply Chain- Top 5 Supply Chain Trends For 2023

All Things Supply Chain

Looking back at the trials and tribulations that faced the supply chain in 2022, the biggest obstacle proved to be operating in a world changed by the global pandemic.

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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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Trends 2023: Retail

Enterra Insights

For generations, consumers have been the axle around which the American economy revolves. During the holiday season, consumers surprised many experts with their generous spending — even though they were confronting inflationary pressures. The question is: How are consumers going to behave going forward? In large measure, consumers will determine whether America avoids a deep recession.

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Watch: The Role of AI in Transforming Last-Mile Delivery

Supply Chain Brain

Artificial intelligence has penetrated virtually every aspect of modern life, and last-mile delivery is no exception, says Bart De Muynck, chief industry officer with project 44.

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What do Plummeting Volumes Mean for Parcel Shipping?

Intelligent Audit

During what is typically peak season in customer demand, what we’re seeing instead is reduced shipping demand and declining freight rates. The year 2022 saw the challenge of retailers having overstocked inventory created by inventory gluts from COVID demand changing. Of course, we’re also experiencing a tight economy. Retailers responded to their high inventory with promotions, such as extensive discounts and extended Black Friday sales, to encourage consumer demand.

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Supply Chain Planning: How to Optimise Your Supply Chain

Unleashed

These days, it’s easier than ever to start a successful business. That means there’s plenty of competition for everyone. Supply chain planning is the key to coming out on top. Optimising your supply chain processes will give your business the best chance at thriving in a competitive landscape. And it all starts here. In this supply chain planning guide: What is supply chain planning?

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Supplier Diversity: From Checking-the-Box to a C-Suite Strategy

ivalua

Public Procurement: Building Business Cases and Driving Momentum. For the Government, supplier diversity programs are something procurement professionals in the United States (US) have accepted as a key element to their procurement success. Since their inception more than 50 years ago, supplier diversity programs have spread beyond public procurements.

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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 Talent Management (Insights from Indago)

Talking Logistics

As I highlighted last February in “The Labor Shortage Problem: Why It’s Bigger Than You Think And How To Address It,” which included insights from a presentation by labor economist Ron Hetrick titled “The Demographic Drought,” there are various factors leading to decreased labor availability around the world. Unfortunately, this problem is projected to get.

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Top 15 Logistics Stories of 2022

Logistics Viewpoints

In early November, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article looking at the top supply chain trends for 2023 and beyond. Unlike some of the other trends articles we have covered at Logistics Viewpoints, which take a deeper dive into technology and application specific trends, this article looked at the top trends executives need to be paying attention to before their strategic planning meetings commence.

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The Bloomberg of Freight with Mary O’Connell

The Logistics of Logistics

Mary O’Connell and Joe Lynch discuss the Bloomberg of Freight. Mary is a podcast host and writer for FreightWaves , the leader in global supply chain market intelligence. About Mary O’Connell. Mary O’Connell is a former pricing analyst, supply chain planner, and broker/dispatcher turned creator of the newsletter and podcast Check Call. Check Call gives insights into the world around 3PLs and freight brokers.

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What does the German Supply Chain Act Mean for Procurement?

ivalua

What Lieferkettengesetz Means for Procurement? By Jan-Hendrik Sohn. The German Supply Chain Act, or Lieferkettengesetz, is a new piece of legislation that came into effect January 2023 with an extended remit from January 1, 2024. The act was established to address issues of sustainability and ethical conduct in global supply chains, and has significant implications for companies and procurement organizations operating in Germany.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 13, 2023)

Talking Logistics

I won $2 this week by forgetting to play Mega Millions. What are the odds I’ll be here on Monday if I lose the $2 buying a ticket today? You gotta be in it to win it they say, better to have played and lost than not to have played at all. Or is that. Read more. The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 13, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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The Journey to End-to-End (E2E) Supply Chain Visibility Is Ongoing

Logistics Viewpoints

The supply chain industry is on a years-long digital transformation journey, and one of the key objectives that industry leaders almost universally aim to achieve is true end-to-end (E2E) visibility across their complex global networks of suppliers, partners and customers. It’s the right goal. But to get there, it’s imperative that industry leaders understand the significant work that’s still ahead – to be blunt, we have a long way to go – and continue to prioritize en supply chain visibility as

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Understanding Distributed Order Management with Dan Gilmore

The Logistics of Logistics

Dan Gilmore and Joe Lynch discuss distributed order management (DOM). Dan is the Chief Marketing Officer at Softeon , a global provider of innovative supply chain solutions that delivers supply chain success – every time. About Dan Gilmore. Dan Gilmore is a recognized thought leader in WMS, with experience prior to his role at Softeon as the founder of Supply Chain Digest, CMO at RedPrairie (now BlueYonder) and as lead WMS analyst at META Group (later acquired by Gartner).

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Industrial Materials Companies in the Supply Chain: Time to Seize the Moment

River Logic

The ability to make strategic, tactical, and operational supply chain decisions in the digital ecosystem is and will continue to be a critical part of decision-making for supply chain leaders.

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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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Accelerating the Path to Net-Zero Supply Chains

SCM Research

The “No-Excuse” Framework to Accelerate the Path to Net-Zero Manufacturing and Value Chains is a new white paper that aims to provide businesses with the information they need to operationalize their commitments to reducing carbon emissions and addressing the climate crisis. The framework is intended to be a central tool for the World Economic Forum Industry Net Zero Accelerator initiative, which is designed to bring together leaders across industry sectors, academia, government, and civil socie

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Towards the Autonomous Intelligent Enterprise: An Introduction

Enterra Insights

Several years ago, Ron Craig, a Senior Principal Product Marketing Director at Oracle, wrote, “The ability of enterprises to generate data is increasingly outpacing their ability to realize real value from that data. As a result, opportunities for innovation, driven by customer, market and competitive intelligence are being left on the table. And given that only a subset of the avalanche of data is being put to good use, it’s entirely possible that the use of inadequate data is leading to

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The Amplio Story with Trey Closson

The Logistics of Logistics

Trey Closson and Joe Lynch discuss the Amplio story. Trey is the Co-founder and CEO at Amplio , an Atlanta based tech firm that predicts and prevents material and parts shortage for companies in the electronic manufacturing space. About Trey Closson. Trey Closson is the Co-founder and CEO at Amplio, an Atlanta based tech firm builds supply chain resilience for electronics manufacturers.

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[Video] The New Supply Chain Landscape: Why Moving Up the Supply Chain Spectrum Is Imperative

Talking Logistics

If you’re a transportation or logistics professional, you probably already know and follow Mike Regan, Co-Founder and Chief of Relationship Development at TranzAct Technologies, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry. It’s not every day that we have a CSCMP Distinguished Service Award recipient on the program, which Mike received in.

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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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Watch: What Happens to the Semiconductor Supply Chain If China Invades Taiwan?

Supply Chain Brain

John Ferguson, chief executive officer of TBM Consulting Group, discusses the importance of Taiwan to global semiconductor production, and tells how the supply chain would be impacted by China invading Taiwan.

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You Can’t Spell Agriculture without AI

Enterra Insights

Artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting every global economic sector including agriculture. The reason AI is becoming more important is because world conditions are rapidly changing and keeping up with those changes requires analyzing massive amounts of data. Analysts from Harbor Research note, “Many farmers today still use many of the same production methods their parents and grandparents used, but farming is under extraordinary pressure from many diverse forces including climate change

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Insights on Fulfillment and Operations Management

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

On a recent episode of the Unboxing Fulfillment Podcast , host Harry Drajpuch chatted with supply chain veteran, Jim Tompkins, on a range of issues related to fulfillment and operations management. Jim is the author of 31 books and, between them, Jim and Harry have over 70 years of industry experience. Here are a few of the notable fulfillment and operations insights from the episode, with commentary.

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Supply Chain Transformation Part 4: Working the Road Map Day-to-Day

CHAINalytics

This is the fourth in a four-part blog post series on supply chain transformation from Chainalytics’ Supply Chain Operations competency. Be sure to read all the posts for the full story: First, Second, and Third. If you’ve followed earlier posts in this supply chain transformation series, have your team in place (full-time & dedicated), and … The post Supply Chain Transformation Part 4: Working the Road Map Day-to-Day appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Three Keys to a Just-In-telligent Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Manufacturers, distributors and retailers need to pivot to a smart just-in-telligent methodology, blending just-in-time and just-in-case with the science of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation.

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Evans Distribution Systems Named a Top 3PL by Multichannel Merchant

3PL Insights

MELVINDALE, Mich. January 10, 2023 — Evans Distribution Systems, a full-service third-party logistics provider of warehousing, transportation, fulfillment, value-added, and staffing solutions, has been recognized as a 2023 Top 3PL Provider by Multichannel Merchant (MCM). Multichannel Merchant released its eighth annual MCM Top 3PLs directory in late December.

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Global economy set to enter recession in 2023

IT Supply Chain

By Rashi Singh (pictured). Associate Vice President, The Smart Cube. The post Global economy set to enter recession in 2023 appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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