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4 Areas of Focus in Supply Chain Planning Software to Power Digital Transformation

John Galt

From AI and Machine Learning to digital twins and more - explore key focus areas for digital transformation to consider in your supply chain planning maturity journey

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How to Protect Margins with Demand Sensing Technology

Logility

Solve for demand planning confidence, despite economic uncertainty. Lurking beneath the relentless wave of supply chain disruptions are challenges managing supply and demand, as peaks and valleys in orders mean a longer shelf life for warehouse inventory. It’s a tug-of-war that can cause inventory carrying costs to soar. Now, in 2023, higher interest rates and material prices threaten to increase inventory carrying costs, adding to the pressure on both supply chain and finance leaders to protect

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Is It Time to Concentrate on Climate Adaptation?

Enterra Insights

Despite decades of warnings by scientists, climatologists, and environmentalists, the world has routinely shrugged its shoulders at climate change. At some point, we are going to have to admit that time has run out for reversing all of the negative impacts of climate change. When that time comes (and it may already have arrived), we are going to have to turn our attention to adapting to the impacts of climate change.

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The Ocean Cargo Forecast for 2023: Switching Conditions in the New Year

CHAINalytics

Over the last thirty months, shippers and their suppliers have been through a lot. Costs spiraled out of control, while customer needs were affected by elongated transit times and deteriorating service levels. This is the first post in a three-part series. Over the next three weeks, we’re featuring Chainalytics’ and some guests’- (this week we … The post The Ocean Cargo Forecast for 2023: Switching Conditions in the New Year appeared first on Chainalytics.

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GEP Procurement & Supply Chain Tech Trends Report

The technological landscape is dynamic and changes quickly. And for procurement and supply chain leaders looking to harness the power of technology to navigate complex challenges and an uncertain business environment, keeping up with the latest trends can be its own obstacle. So, what’s on the technological horizon for procurement and supply chain for the year ahead?

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The State of Supply Chain and Logistics Innovation

Talking Logistics

What is supply chain innovation? In a 2013 white paper, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics defined supply chain innovation as “the combining and application of a mix of inventions, existing processes, and technologies in a new way that achieves a desirable change in cost, quality, cash and/or service.” A lot has changed over. Read more The post The State of Supply Chain and Logistics Innovation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Heavy Hauling with the Freight Coach Chris Jolly

The Logistics of Logistics

Chris Jolly and Joe Lynch discuss heavy hauling with the Freight Coach. Chris is the CEO and Founder of The Freight Coach Logistics, a full-service brokerage that specializes in heavy haul trucking. About Chris Jolly Chris Jolly is the founder of The Freight Coach and the host of Coffee w/#TheFreightCoach podcast. Chris has over 14 years of experience in transportation with the bulk of his experience in freight brokerage.

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Editor’s Choice: Intermarché Automates E-commerce with Micro Fulfillment

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from KNAPP and it discusses the micro-fulfillment center operations of French food retailer Intermarché. Intermarché now offers all products sold in their supermarkets in their online store as well.

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S&OP: Why It Fails

Logistics Bureau

Too many organisations don’t have an S&OP process when they need one. And too many don’t get the benefits they should from S&OP. Watch the video to know the most common reason why S&OP is not delivering what it should.

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Inflation + Source-to-Pay Strategies: The Cure for the Common Price Hike

ivalua

Ivalua Blog [ivory-search] Inflation + Source-to-Pay Strategies: The Cure for the Common Price Hike February 10, 2023 | | Procurement Strategy Mitigating EMEA Inflationary Pressures Through S2P Solutions In the EMEA region, organizations are increasingly facing an uphill battle against inflation – one that can be particularly hazardous when it comes to making procurement decisions.

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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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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 10, 2023)

Talking Logistics

I’ve been popping Tylenols like candysince Tuesday. I am the last man standingno more, after my mother, my wife and four kids,my sister and sister-in-law, my two brothers-in-law too,after 3 years being chased Covid caught up to me too. — After spending a lot of time in bed this week, I’m slowly getting back into. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 10, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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3 Myths About Voice-Warehouse Management System Integration

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the first things people ask when investigating voice picking and other mobile applications for their DC is “how will the new applications work with my existing systems?” There are 3 common myths when it comes to adding new voice solutions to existing host or warehouse management systems (WMS): The Legacy Myth – You need a Tier 1 WMS to use voice-directed mobile applications so you should replace your custom-built systems or upgrade your legacy WMS package before looking at other solutions

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4 Types of Supply Chain Control Towers

The Network Effect

The post 4 Types of Supply Chain Control Towers appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Weathering Future Disruptions: 8 Steps to Building Supply Chain Resilience

ivalua

Ivalua Blog [ivory-search] Weathering Future Disruptions: 8 Steps to Building Supply Chain Resilience February 8, 2023 | | Manufacturing by Doug Keeley In the face of an unprecedented global crisis, Procurement stepped up to become a crucial driving force for business continuity. The pandemic saw incredible growth in this area and highlighted opportunities for improvement within procurement processes and procedures.

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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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How to Use Reference Data to Jumpstart Building Data Models

Logility

A key factor in the success of Logility’s network optimization solution is the use of reference data. At Logility, we believe that using market reference data is more statistically sound than relying on historical data from one customer. Yes, this data is comforting in that it reconciles back to accounting numbers. However, it is misleading when you try to predict what you will spend in the next period.

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Why Are Our Supply Chains Broken?

Arkieva

Ever worsening weather, a global pandemic and labor shortages have generated a perfect storm that’s pushed global supply chains to their breaking point. Why Are Our Supply Chains Broken? was first posted on February 8, 2023 at 8:17 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement.

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Podcast Discusses Automated Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment’s CEO, Harry Drajpuch, was a recent guest on the Digital Supply Chain Podcast hosted by Tom Raftery, former global VP and Innovation Evangelist at SAP. Harry and Tom chatted about a range of topics, but mainly automated order fulfillment. Here are a few tidbits from Harry's interview to whet your appetite for listening to the full episode.

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Supply Chain Lessons to Bring into 2023

Supply Chain Brain

Today’s fast-moving, consumer-centric world requires a supply chain that’s significantly more complex, now accounting for sustainability and resilience as well.

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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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Unleashed SME Supply Chain Resilience Roundtable: Improving Cash Flow in a Manufacturing Business

Unleashed

Product businesses are holding more stock than ever before, creating new cash flow problems for manufacturers. In our latest Supply Chain Roundtable, four supply chain experts share their advice on avoiding insolvency during turbulent times. Meet the experts: Lauren Du Plooy: 14+ years of accounting experience, Partner at Rae and Associates – specialists in cloud-based accounting.

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What is the Importance of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)?

QAD

Supplier relationship management falls under the larger supply chain management function your business requires to operate. Not to be confused with supplier risk management, supplier relationship management refers more to effectively managing supplier relationships to achieve better business outcomes. It’s an important area to evaluate and keep focus on to determine if suppliers are helping your business be as successful as it could be.

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The Most Overrated E-commerce Supply Chain Practices to Avoid Today

Stord

Many supply chain and logistics practices are over hyped or believed to drive e-commerce operational results. Find out what you should be doing to accelerate your DTC business.

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Global 3PL Market to Generate Revenue of More Than $2.3 Trillion, Report Says

Supply Chain Brain

The third-party logistics market is expected to experience steady growth in the near future, as companies continue to realize the value of outsourcing their supply chain operations.

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GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024

Your Roadmap to Smarter Spend Management in 2024 Geopolitical, economic and supply chain challenges will stick around in 2024, but don’t despair. There are strategic opportunities to leverage AI-powered technology and digital toolsets to overcome these hurdles more effectively. GEP experts in nearly two dozen critical categories guide you in the right direction in our annual comprehensive resource — GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024.

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Free Trade Zone – Is Your 3PL Giving You All the Warehouse and Distribution Cost Savings You Deserve?

ModusLink Corporation

Fulfillment Free trade zones, or FTZs, are controlled places in a country that offer warehouse and distribution services for goods from foreign markets, excluding them from paying taxes on those goods. The value of such operations in 2021 was evident, with 1,200 active operations, 197 FTZs, and 356 production operations reporting in the US, says Site Selection Magazine (Forster).

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 02/03/2023-02/09/2023

All Things Supply Chain

Amazon to streamline operations after unprofitable year After reporting a $2.7 billion loss in 2022, Amazon is now focusing on streamlining operations in an attempt to recover and boost productivity.

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Digital Supply Chain Trends in High Tech and Semiconductor, Part 1

BlueYonder

In a series of blog articles, the Product/Solutions Marketing team explores new business challenges and innovation solutions to change the game and manage disruptions. The following are the insights gained from my discussion with Puneet Saxena , who leads Blue Yonder’s High Tech and Semiconductor Industry Strategy, during a recent Blue Yonder Live and executive customer events that we prepared for jointly.

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Why Reliable Forecasting Is a Must-Have for Supply Chain Partners

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chain partners have never had greater access to tools for data collection and analysis than they do now, but many are failing to take full advantage of these resources.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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Top 5 Challenges in WMS Implementation

SCMDOJO

WMS implementation is a crucial process for companies that need to streamline their operations and improve efficiency. The implementation of a warehouse management system (WMS) can bring many benefits, such as improved inventory accuracy, reduced labor costs, and enhanced customer service. However, the implementation of a WMS can also be a challenging process, with many potential obstacles to overcome.

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4 Ways Manufacturers Can Improve Supply Chain Visibility

All Things Supply Chain

Supply chain visibility has become a make-or-break point for industries and companies worldwide. It is seen as a potential panacea for recent issues and breakdowns.

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Security BY Design: Valentines and Big Game Crimes

BlueYonder

The start of the year is busy for cybercriminals. Between Valentine’s Day and the Big Game, cybercriminals have plenty of victims to prey on and consumers have their work cut out for them in protecting themselves. We covered this topic in our recent Security BY Design Blue Yonder LIVE session. Here’s what to expect in the coming month and how you can best protect yourself.