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Four Steps to Managing Supply Chain Bottlenecks and Constraints

Supply Chain Brain

By removing bottlenecks in the supply chain, companies can reduce inventory and operating expense, while enhancing throughput and overall effectiveness.

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Understanding the Salaries in Supply Chain Management

SCMDOJO

Are you considering a career in supply chain management? Curious about the salaries to expect? Look no further! In this article, we will explore the wide range of salaries in supply chain management, from entry-level positions to executive roles for each region. Supply chain management is a rapidly growing industry. It plays a crucial role in ensuring the efficient movement of goods from production to consumption.

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The world is an anthill

Supply Chain Movement

Since the COVID-19 pandemic and the start of the war in Ukraine, with the ensuing geopolitical tensions, the entire world seems to be balancing on the brink of chaos. Global supply chains are also pretty unbalanced due to a succession of bullwhip and domino effects. On top of this, linear supply chains need to transform into circular ecosystems because of the need for companies to become more sustainable.

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5G Holds Great Promise Across the Supply Chain, but Challenges Remain

Logistics Viewpoints

5G promises high bandwidth, low latency, and massive IoT device connectivity. For industry, the ability to better connect machines, objects, and devices is what is driving excitement for this technology. Patrick Arnold, a research analyst at ARC Advisory Group, says that suppliers of industrial solutions are responding by investing in new product design and incorporating 5G into their portfolios. “5G” is the 5th generation mobile network.

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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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Improve Supply Chain Planning Decisions with AI and Expert Systems

John Galt

Learn the fundamentals of how AI in supply chain planning software enhances decision automation and improves decision-making.

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5 Ways Outsourcing Warehouse Services to a 3PL Can Save You Money

Kanban Logistics

Warehousing services are a key component of virtually any business that handles a physical product, but it takes time and money if you choose to manage the function internally. Fortunately, outsourcing warehouse services to a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider can offer substantial cost-saving benefits for your company. 5 Ways a Warehousing 3PL Can Save You Money Reduce people costs Labor is one of your largest logistics expenses.

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Are You Caught in Word Salad Dribble?

Supply Chain Shaman

I try to post weekly on this blog. As I do, there is a guy on LinkedIn– let’s call him John– that replies to most of my posts. His comments are the same–he feels that I identify problems but do not adequately define the solutions. He wants answers. Fair enough I say… I do as well. However, getting there is not easy. When I read his comments, I feel beat up, but I try to shake it off.

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Supply Chain Services Headcount Reductions Continue

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters highlights added reports of headcount reductions occurring across various supply chain industry services sectors. UPS Cutting Upwards 12,000 Management Level Jobs Parcel and supply chain specialty services provider UPS announced today plans to trim upwards of 12,000 jobs in 2024 as a result of a protracted decline in business volumes along with the consideration of increased use of advanced technologies.

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Supply Chain Digitization: What, How, and Why?

Supply Chain Brain

The continued application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to supply chain digitization efforts will ultimately enable the holy grail of the autonomous supply chain. How? Read on to find out.

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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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This Week in Logistics News (January 27 – February 2)

Logistics Viewpoints

Today is Groundhog Day, a day that lets us know if we will endure six more weeks of winter or enjoy an early spring. In some sort or another, Punxsutawney Phil has been predicting the weather since 1890, and let’s just say that his record is iffy at best. During the “ceremony,” which begins well before the winter sunrise, Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his temporary home on Gobbler’s Knob, and according to the tradition, if Phil sees his shadow and returns to his hole, he has predicted six

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Happy Groundhog Day

Supply Chain Shaman

On February 2, in a small town in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on Gobbler’s Knob, an unsuspecting furry Groundhog is plucked from a burrow to predict the weather for the rest of the winter. When the groundhog sees his shadow, the belief is that North America will experience an additional six weeks of winter. In contrast, if the groundhog does not see his shadow, the forecasts is for an early spring.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 2, 2024)

Talking Logistics

There is a butterfly in my neck.It’s been keeping me up at night, feeding off me, and making me anxious. It’s the beginning of a poem, or a horror story, or perhaps a romantic comedy. I don’t know where it’s going yet, what words will come next, but that’s what makes writing so interesting, so. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 2, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Blind Spots of Visibility with Andrew Wimer

The Logistics of Logistics

Andrew Wimer and Joe Lynch discuss the blind spots of visibility. Andrew is Director, Operations – North America Activations for Descartes , a global leader in on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions for logistics businesses. About Andrew Wimer Andrew Wimer is Director, Operations – North America – Activations for Descartes , a global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions for logistics businesses.

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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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Wholesale Planning Simplified for Retailers

ToolsGroup

Optimize inventory productivity across all channels with JustEnough v2023.4 Wholesale channels are no longer a backup channel for retailers. Smart retailers are planning their wholesale channels just as strategically as they leverage storefronts and e-commerce. The challenge for retailers is that many planning tools treat wholesale as just another channel, missing the nuances that effective wholesale planning requires.

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A Supply Chain of the Future, Today! Integration and Automation opportunities that Supply Chain and Logistics companies and shippers can successfully implement.

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

SIGN UP HERE A Supply Chain of the Future, Today! Integration and Automation opportunities that Supply Chain and Logistics companies and shippers can successfully implement. Synopsis: Articulating the current integration and automation landscape for Supply Chain and offering a glimpse at the possibilities when it comes to building a Supply Chain of the Future”, today.

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The Rise of the Reshoring Movement in the U.S.

Supply Chain Brain

Remnants of a COVID-disrupted supply chain, economic choppiness, and pressure to lower prices have backed manufacturers up against a wall, and forced them to reconsider their approach to offshoring production.

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Tecsys Becomes Only WMS Provider to Achieve AWS Supply Chain Competency in Three Categories

Tecsys

Tecsys achieves AWS Supply Chain Competency in three categories, highlighting their commitment to innovative cloud-based solutions for supply chain management. Learn more about their expertise and customer success.

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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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Charting CFO paths: 2023-24 insights report

Taulia

Interest rates, political instability, and the potential for recession were key priorities for CFOs during 2023. One year ago, CFOs were grappling with inflation, supply chain disruption, and the need to maintain a positive cash position. This report takes a look back at how 2023 shaped up against our surveyed CFO predictions and looks forward to their priorities for 2024.

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Crafting a Procurement Management Plan to Mitigate the Impacts of Inflation

Precoro

Inflation is an unavoidable fact of the globalized economy, and it impacts organizational spending across various sectors. Whether on a smaller or larger scale, inflation is a reality for every country. The inflation rate can vary greatly by location — for instance, in 2023 it was 3.4% for the US yet 10.7% in the Czech Republic. Escalating expenses associated with rising prices of raw materials, finished goods, third-party services, and labor along the entire supply chain expose businesse

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The Outlook for Supply Chain Automation

Supply Chain Brain

Robotics and technology companies have doubled down on development of applications to support the supply chain, especially in the warehouse.

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On-premise vs. Cloud-based TMS? Why Cloud-based TMS Wins Every Time

IT Supply Chain

By Walter Mitchell (pictured) CEO, Tai Software The post On-premise vs. Cloud-based TMS? Why Cloud-based TMS Wins Every Time 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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Key Insights From the Gartner® Market Guide for Distributed Order Management

BlueYonder

As a Representative Vendor in the latest Gartner ® Market Guide for Distributed Order Management Systems, Blue Yonder is excited to be recognized for our Distributed Order Management system. Retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers are facing pressure from both the supply and demand sides of their businesses. As companies continue to implement omni-channel commerce, they are looking for solutions to help manage increasing supply chain costs and changing consumer expectations.

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your eCommerce Fulfillment Partner

NFI

Reading Time: 4 minutes With peak season in the rearview, now is the time for eCommerce brands to reflect on their performance and strategy. This evaluation helps businesses identify areas of improvement and make any necessary adjustments for the upcoming year, like implementing new delivery options, products, or a new fulfillment provider, for instance.

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Watch: What Are Manufacturers Spending on Tech Transformation?

Supply Chain Brain

Brian Pacula, partner in the Operations Excellence practice of West Monroe, tells how manufacturers and supply chains are prioritizing their spend on technology in the post-pandemic era.

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Keeping the shelves supplied in 2024

IT Supply Chain

By Edward Hutchison (pictured) Managing Director of BITO Storage Systems The post Keeping the shelves supplied in 2024 appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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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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Optimizing Yard Operations for a Premium Fulfillment Experience that Fosters Customer Loyalty

C3 Solutions

Explore optimizing yard management with C3 Solutions to enhance customer service and build lasting loyalty through streamlined operations.

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Cloud ERP Security Concerns: Best Practices for a Secure Future

RFgen

The rise of cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems marks a significant shift in how businesses manage and process their data. Although still an emerging market, as much as 95% of organizations are open to using a cloud ERP platform. This is no surprise, given cloud’s ability to increase efficiency, scalability, and accessibility with lower initial costs.

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Upcoming Presentation: Orchestration: The Future of Supply Chain Digitalization

Supply Chain Brain

Held on February 5th - February 7th, 2024, at Caesars Forum, Manifest Vegas will provide unrivaled networking, learning and exploring opportunities for attendees.