Sat.May 13, 2023 - Fri.May 19, 2023

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The Onshoring, Reshoring, and Nearshoring Strategies Calm Supply Chain Chaos

Logility

The urgent need for supply chain resiliency is increasing interest in onshoring, reshoring, and nearshoring strategies. After years of economic volatility, labor shortages, extreme weather, demand and supply shocks, and geopolitical tensions, supply chain leaders are looking to calm the chaos and bring back predictability. Yet, their search is more than a matter of finding low-cost alternatives.

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Are We Entering the Era of the Polycrisis?

Enterra Insights

I have often compared supply chain disruptions to buses on London’s Oxford Street — if you miss one there’s always another one coming. However, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), the London bus analogy is no longer apt. The analogy assumes that each disruption (or crisis) is an individual event and, according to the WEF, that may no longer be true for many crises.

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Sustainable Innovation: Empowering High-Tech Manufacturers with Virtual Twin Technology

DELMIA Quintiq

In the fast-paced world of high-tech manufacturing, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for success. Innovation and efficiency are key drivers, and organizations constantly seek ways to optimize their processes and products. One transformative technology that has emerged as a game-changer is virtual twin technology. By creating virtual replicas of products and physical assets, virtual twin technology offers a myriad of benefits to the high-tech industry.

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Why Organizational Alignment is Critical to the Supply Chain Response

Supply Chain Shaman

Typing away on a beautiful May morning, with the flowers blooming and the birds nesting in the garden, engages my mind. Mondays are my day to post my Shaman blog and compose a podcast. The Shaman blog is now over eleven years old. I remember my first post like it was yesterday. New then to WordPress, it took me a week to finish the post. (It was a struggle!

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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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One supplier or several?

Supply Chain Movement

Many supply chain executives have been able to prove their worth since the early 2020s, during disruptions including factory shutdowns in China, the obstruction of the Suez Canal, the shift to online shopping (and back again), and the shift from hospitality to supermarkets (and back again). And last year, all the chaos was compounded by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions.

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Global LSPs and 3PLs Embrace the Chaos and Turn Professional

The Network Effect

The post Global LSPs and 3PLs Embrace the Chaos and Turn Professional appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Why Startups Focus on Supply Chains & Cash Flow

IT Supply Chain

By Drew Allen (pictured) Financial Enthusiast & Seasoned Blogger The post Why Startups Focus on Supply Chains & Cash Flow appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Keeping Up with Consumers

Enterra Insights

Trying to paint a picture of the current consumer packaged goods (CPG) space would require an artist experienced in abstract impressionism. Looking at such a picture, viewers would be forced to ask, “What’s going on here?” McKinsey & Company analysts, Tamara Charm , Jason Rico Saavedra , Kelsey Robinson , and Tom Skiles , suggest such a picture should be called “The Great Uncertainty.” They write, “Whether it’s at gas pumps or in grocery stores, people acr

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Watch: How to Address Changing Demand in the Food Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Oliver Hedgepeth, supply chain logistics professor at American Public University System, discusses how consumer tastes and purchasing patterns have changed, and how food suppliers must respond.

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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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Your Must-Have Gartner Debrief: The 4 Key Takeaways from Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2023

ToolsGroup

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2023 has wrapped up its 3-day event in Orlando, Florida. Featuring over fifty Gartner experts and more than 140 research-driven sessions, this year’s conference gathered over 3,700 supply chain professionals from across North America and beyond. Our team was energized by the insightful conversations we had and sessions we attended, and we’re excited to share what we’ve learned!

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How Shippers Can Uplevel Their Real-time Transportation Procurement Strategies?

Talking Logistics

“We close our eyes and the world has turned around again.” That’s a lyric from one of my favorite Oingo Boingo songs, and I think it perfectly describes the world of supply chain management — and the transportation market in particular, which has taken many turns over the past few years. With each turn, shippers. Read more The post How Shippers Can Uplevel Their Real-time Transportation Procurement Strategies?

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Navigating the Freight Downturn with Kevin Coomes

The Logistics of Logistics

Kevin Coomes and Joe Lynch discuss navigating the freight downturn in the logistics and transportation space. Kevin is the Vice President of Sales at Greenscreens.ai , a technology that provides predictive pricing recommendations for maximum broker margins. About Kevin Coomes Kevin Coomes , the Vice President of Sales at Greenscreens.ai, is an accomplished freight tech professional with over 15 years of sales, business development, and start-up experience spanning two countries.

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Warehouse Performance Objectives Continue to Evolve

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehouse performance continues to evolve into a more complex, multi-faceted measure. Performance today embodies not only the traditional measures of accuracy and cost-efficiency, but also responsiveness and agility. The importance of these capabilities has increased due to some interesting competitive pressures in the market. And the stimuli continue to change, gradually shifting the relative importance of these capabilities.

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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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The Dynamics of Sustainable Supply Chain Planning

DELMIA Quintiq

By Carlijn Goedhart & Vincent Wiers A call for action Who has not seen this announcement in the bathroom of a hotel room? “Dear Guest, every day, in hotels all over the world, millions of gallons of water are used to wash towels that have only been used once. You can make the difference: a towel hanging up means ‘I will use it again’ and a towel on the floor means ‘please replace.

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How Would You Rate Your Inbound Logistics Performance?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of “Enhance Outbound Performance with Better Inbound Logistics,” a report by Adrian Gonzalez published by Manhattan Associates. The report highlights results from a survey conducted with members of Indago’s supply chain research community on the opportunities that exist to improve inbound logistics operations.

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The State of Logistics Podcasting with Blythe Brumleve

The Logistics of Logistics

Blythe Brumleve and Joe Lynch discuss the state of logistics podcasting. They talk about the growing popularity of podcasts in the logistics industry and how podcasting can be a helpful tool for professionals to stay up-to-date on industry trends and insights. Blythe is the Founder of Digital Dispatch and the Host of Cyberly, an influential podcast on the Freightwaves platform.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 13 – 19)

Logistics Viewpoints

I have written about drones a lot here in the past, and all the practical (and often times impractical) applications they have been used for. I saw an interesting story earlier this week about how a police department in a small Maryland city is using drones in its effort to thwart illegal dirt bike riding within city limits. Police in Hagerstown are deploying a surprisingly large fleet of low-cost drones and training more than 20 percent of the department’s officers on how to fly them.

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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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Breaking up with Spreadsheets in Food & Beverage Supply Chain Planning

DELMIA Quintiq

Exclusive Webinar Series hosted by DELMIA and The Logic Factory Breaking up is always hard to do but sometimes it’s just time to move on! No, I’m not talking about personal relationships but something that’s almost as complex and challenging – Supply Chain Planning! Many companies today are still using spreadsheets as a core planning system for their supply chain planning processes.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 19, 2023)

Talking Logistics

As you read this, I’ll be on a 6-hour drive back home, after driving 6 hours yesterday to pick up my oldest son from college. I also spent a busy two days at SAP Sapphire earlier this week (stay tuned for my takeaways). Needless to say, I’ve logged a lot of steps and miles the. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 19, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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An Effective Joint Transportation Management System (JTMS) for Defense Organizations

The Network Effect

The post An Effective Joint Transportation Management System (JTMS) for Defense Organizations appeared first on The Network Effect.

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GXO Direct to Use AI To Drive Labor Efficiencies

Logistics Viewpoints

Steve Lewis, the president of GXO Direct, the shared services division of GXO Logistics, spoke at Blue Yonder’s ICON user conference. Blue Yonder is one of the world’s largest providers of supply chain software solutions. GXO is the world’s largest contract warehousing provider. Afterwards, Mr. Lewis spoke in more detail to industry analysts. Mr. Lewis announced that Blue Yonder’s warehouse management system (WMS) – with the attached modules for labor management, automation, and order mana

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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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2023 Ivalua NOW Nashville: Recap + Photos!

ivalua

Ivalua Spend Management Insights [ivory-search] 2023 Ivalua NOW Nashville: Recap + Photos! May 18, 2023 | | Ivalua NOW by Eloise Barnum They say city lights got nothin’ on country nights—and well–they ain’t wrong! We can’t recreate Ivalua NOW 2023 Nashville–but we’ll always have the memories! From the sessions and keynotes to the electrifying nighttime events–we want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all our customers, sponsors, partners, attendees, and team for making Ivalua NOW “Breaking N

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Going The Extra Mile: How DP World’s DUBUY.com is Boosting Coffee Exports from Rwanda

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Going The Extra Mile: How DP World’s DUBUY.com is Boosting Coffee Exports from Rwanda Feature Article by Mike Bhaskaran , Group Chief Operating Officer, Digital Technology for DP World DP World’s e-commerce platform DUBUY.com played an instrumental role in enabling local coffee farmers in Rwanda to export their coffee beans around the world, by providing them with simple, yet effective solutions to their packaging issues.

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Enhancing Safety and Compliance with Automated Dock Scheduling: A Comprehensive Guide

C3 Solutions

Safety and compliance are critical components of effective supply chain and logistics management. In today's fast-paced and competitive business environment, automated dock scheduling can play a vital role in enhancing both safety and compliance. In this blog, we will explore how automated dock scheduling can help improve safety and compliance, leading to a more streamlined and efficient operation.

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How Supply Chains Can Harness the Power of AI and VR

Supply Chain Brain

Artificial intelligence, along with augmented and virtual reality tools, promises to help ease the strain on supply chains.

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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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6 Powerful B2B CRM Strategies for Wholesalers & Manufacturers [+ Examples]

Unleashed

Wholesalers and manufacturers need effective B2B strategies to sustain business growth and beat the competition. That’s where a quality CRM system comes in. From targeted email campaigns to inventory management integrations, we’ll outline how you can develop strong B2B CRM strategies to improve business performance and achieve predictable growth. Looking for a complete CRM + inventory management solution?

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Smart Glasses and Beyond: Harnessing the Full Potential of Augmented and Mixed Reality

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Smart Glasses and Beyond: Harnessing the Full Potential of Augmented and Mixed Reality Feature Article by Sojung Lee , President, TeamViewer, APAC Imagine a world where virtual and physical realities merge, bringing unparalleled efficiency and innovation to businesses and industries across the globe. This is made possible in the -Industrial Metaverse, where information and data are digitalised and are presented using augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) tools to target the needs of busi

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Four ways Cloud is changing the ERP channel landscape

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The ERP channel landscape is transforming. While on-premises ERP deployments are still more common than one might think among mid-market manufacturers and distributors, Cloud ERP deployment has rapidly accelerated. According to Panorama Consulting’s ERP Report , in 2019 44% of companies deploying ERP chose the cloud but by 2022 this increased to 65% choosing a cloud model.