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Why Packaging Matters with Phillip Akhzar

The Logistics of Logistics

Phillip Akhzar and Joe Lynch discuss why packaging matters. Phillip is the Founder and CEO of Arka , a tech enabled packaging platform that provides custom and unbranded eco-friendly packaging to SMBs at competitive prices. About Phillip Akhzar Phillip Akhzar is the Founder and CEO of Arka, a tech enabled packaging platform that provides custom and unbranded eco-friendly packaging to SMBs at competitive prices.

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Best Logistics and Supply Chain Conferences to Attend in 2023

Logistics Viewpoints

Welcome 2023! And with the new year comes an increasing return to in-person supply chain conferences and trade shows. 2021 was the trough with in-person events severely limited. Last year brought in a revival of events, but with a few still either provided virtually or postponed for one more year. This year I believe we will not only see a return to the prior number of events, but also record attendance.

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Target and Amazon Sharpen Their Delivery Weapons

Talking Logistics

In December 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported that Home Depot planed to spend “at least $300 million on supply chain, technology and online improvements in the fiscal year that begins in February [2014], including building new fulfillment centers and overhauling its warehouse technology systems” to enable same-day shipping and delivery of orders.

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The World’s Most Vulnerable Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology won the Financial Time’s business book of the year award. Economic historian Chris Miller, a professor at Tufts, recounts the story of the ongoing battle for semiconductor supremacy. It also provides a good explanation for why the semiconductor supply chain is the world’s most vulnerable 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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7 Key Considerations for Warehouse Network Design

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When it comes to warehouse network design, there was a time when the top question for the people managing warehouse location searches was “Would I like to visit this location?” But those days are long gone says Jeff Haushalter of leading supply chain design and engineering firm, Chicago Consulting. These days warehouse network design decisions are data-driven and carefully and continuously analyzed.

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Editor’s Choice: How an OMS Provides a Competitive Advantage

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 Natalie Walkley, Director of Product Marketing OMS at Koerber. Despite becoming commonplace in commerce in recent years, companies have yet to unlock the full competitive advantage an Order Management System (OMS) can bring to their operations.

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ToolsGroup Announces Significant Enhancements To Its Industry-Leading Demand Planning Solution

ToolsGroup

Version 8.60 of ToolsGroup’s award-winning software elevates forecasting and new product launch capabilities and deepens machine learning and AI utilization. BOSTON — February 28, 2023 — ToolsGroup , a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, has announced the latest version of its Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+) software, making major advancements in its forecasting and demand sensing capabilities.

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Northern Ireland ‘Windsor Framework’ deal must not get snagged in the Red Lane

IT Supply Chain

By David Jinks M.I.L.T. (pictured) Head of Consumer Research, ParcelHero The post Northern Ireland ‘Windsor Framework’ deal must not get snagged in the Red Lane appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Supply Chain Sustainability Q&A: Helping Leaders Navigate Challenges and Think Sustainably

John Galt

In this Q&A, we explore the challenges leaders are facing, and the steps they can take as they endeavor to build more sustainable supply chains.

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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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The Tech that Automated 60 Million Shipments with Chadd Olesen

The Logistics of Logistics

Chadd Olesen and Joe Lynch discuss the tech that automated 60 million shipments. That tech belongs to AVRL and Chadd is the Co-Founder and CEO. AVRL’s Generation platform converts complex domain expertise into a rich, storied decision trees that can be cross-linked, aggregated across domains, and parsed by existing ERP, smart forms, mobile apps, and RPA.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 25 – March 4)

Logistics Viewpoints

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (March 3, 2023)

Talking Logistics

I woke up this morning to a sound I hadn’t heard in a long time: chirping birds. Spring must be around the corner, even though we’re supposed to get some snow tonight. Then again, the weather forecasters were terribly wrong last week, when they predicted inches of snow and all we got was a dusting, Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (March 3, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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ToolsGroup Unveils Significant Enhancements to the Dynamic Planning Capabilities and Modularization of its Demand Planning Software

ToolsGroup

Powerful, AI-driven dynamic planning is good news for everybody – from executives to planners to consumers. At ToolsGroup, we spend a lot of time working and partnering with our customers to overcome their top supply chain challenges. That’s why we eat, sleep, and breathe innovation and never stop looking for ways to help our customers get the most out of their partnership with us and make their supply chains a force for good in the world.

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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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Teaching Cases – “Global Sourcing at Nike” and “IKEA Goes Online”

SCM Research

It is always exciting to discover new teaching cases, especially when they are of very high quality. Two cases have just won awards in the 2023 Case Center Awards and Competitions. The first is called Global Sourcing at Nike and takes the perspective of Amanda Tucker, Vice President of Sourcing at Nike (authors: Michael W. Toffel, Nien-hê Hsieh, and Olivia Hull).

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Savvy Supply Chain Leaders Aren’t Letting a Good Downturn Go to Waste

Logistics Viewpoints

For a few years now, supply chain professionals and pundits have been speculating on what the so-called “new normal” will look like. That’s shorthand for a supposed future state when pandemics, natural disasters, political conflicts – pick your disruption du jour – have receded into the background and our supply chains can once again operate in a relatively stable environment.

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Procurement Rising: The Silent Inflation Tax on Manufacturers

ivalua

Ivalua Spend Management Insights [ivory-search] Procurement Rising: The Silent Inflation Tax on Manufacturers February 27, 2023 | | Manufacturing by Doug Keeley Last year, the Consumer Price Index was the highest it has been in four decades, making inflation one of the most concerning macroeconomic factors facing the business world today. While inflation has eased from 9.1% last June to 6.5% in December and is expected to fall to 3.1% by the end of this year, business and academic economists pol

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The key to success lies in operations

Supply Chain Movement

In the space of one week, Amazon and Microsoft announced layoffs affecting 20,000 people. This sent shockwaves in Seattle, a city that has been living in a tech bubble for the past decade or so. The ‘tech-cession’ has been rumbling on for a few months now. Although it initially affected smaller tech start-ups, it seems that even tech hyperscales like Amazon and Microsoft can no longer escape this significant shakeout.

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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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Innovations to Supply Chain and Logistics: Where Are They Happening?

Supply Chain Brain

Descartes studied 1,000 supply chain and logistics executives in North America and Europe, to determine where they’re placing their innovation emphasis and technology deployment focus.

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4 Steps to a successful supply chain automation

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Supply chain automation is the use of digital technologies to improve efficiencies, connect applications and streamline processes within supply chain operations. It usually incorporates intelligent technologies such as Digital Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence , and Machine Learning. If your factory is the heart of your organization, then your supply chain is the veins and arteries.

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Do You Know How to Analyze a Flow?

Demand Driven Technologies

One of the great strengths of Demand Driven methodologies is to provide supply chain visibility. Without knowing anything about a company or its products, by examining an analytical graph of stock history for an item or a family of items, you can understand a lot of things, and deduce actions to take to improve. Let’s.

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Beyond the Numbers: The Wide Range of Accounting Services Available in Nottingham

IT Supply Chain

By Alice Johnson (pictured) Full-Time Professional Blogger The post Beyond the Numbers: The Wide Range of Accounting Services Available in Nottingham appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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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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Say Goodbye to Supply Chain Woes With Berkshire Grey and Locus Robotics' Best-in-Class Integrated Solution

Supply Chain Brain

Achieve peak performance without breaking the bank: cost-effective ways to solve for peak without hiring more labor or expanding space.

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The role of women in manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

A segment of the workforce that will help close the skills gap and talent shortage in manufacturing are women. Women pursuing careers in STEM and specifically manufacturing are imperative to the economic growth we desire and expect. A manufacturing report done by Deloitte  looking at the foundation for America’s success indicates that of the top drivers of global competitiveness for manufacturing, the number one driver is talent.

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Top 5 Logistics Software Trends in 2023

C3 Solutions

If last year was characterized as the year that the entire world finally woke up to the importance of the supply chain, 2023 is set to be the year logistics executives take their supply chain seriously.

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Exploring the Advanced Features of Courier Management Systems for Optimal Package Delivery

IT Supply Chain

By Dwight J. Lawrence (pictured) Content Writer The post Exploring the Advanced Features of Courier Management Systems for Optimal Package Delivery appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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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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Podcast | The ESG Mandate: How Can Global Supply Chains Comply?

Supply Chain Brain

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance is no longer just a selling point for responsible manufacturers and their supply chains. It’s a mandate.

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The IBP Implementation Journey

Arkieva

Implementing IBP is a difficult journey. This blog previews a free webinar that discusses various challenges associated with the implementation of IBP. The IBP Implementation Journey was first posted on February 28, 2023 at 8:02 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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Building end-to-end Supply Chain Visibility Within Dock Operations

C3 Solutions

Effective supply chain management is crucial to retailers' success. Retailers require end-to-end visibility to increase efficiency and make real-time data-driven decisions. There are numerous obstacles to achieving end-to-end visibility. Data integration and siloed systems can make it difficult.