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Where AI Actually Matters in the Supply Chain

The Network Effect

AI is big in supply chain management, but there are places it is ideally suited to, and other areas that are highly problematic. Ranjit Notani explains.

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Top 6 Supply Chain Challenges for 2023

QAD

The supply chain is the backbone of any business. It’s the process of getting goods from the manufacturer to the end consumer. With the advent of digital technology, supply chains have become more efficient and faster. At the same time, as the value chain expands with the growth of these technologies, new challenges are created. In this blog, we’ll discuss the latest supply chain challenges within the digital supply chain.

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Building a Resilient Supply Chain in Uncertain Times

Maine Pointe

Recognizing a Resilient Supply Chain The ways that supply chains can go wrong have been multiplying. From ships stuck sideways in the Suez Canal to low water levels in the Panama Canal, from pandemics to tariff wars, a company’s supply chain is more and more vulnerable to forces beyond its control. While control may not be achievable, fast recovery definitely is.

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Demand Planning: Whipped And Chained by Tradition

Supply Chain Shaman

In a recent blog post, I was challenged by Anna. She wrote, “I have been working in the supply chain for 35 years, and we are still trying to solve the “demand” issue. Solving from a supply side seems to work for many companies I work with. Given your expertise, I’d love to hear what alternatives you recommend for better demand forecasting and real-time visibility beyond what’s commonly adopted today.” Anna, this blog post is for you.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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High Performance Inventory: The Supply Chain Differentiator

ToolsGroup

Tired of the phrase “new normal” yet? Disruption lingers, consumer trends change, lead times stretch. It’s the typical supply chain refrain. So how can organizations face this new market landscape with confidence and a solid planning process? The key lies in high performance inventory. Forward-looking supply chain professionals understand that inventory is not an end in itself; it’s a means – to enhanced customer service, increased profitability, and greater efficiency.

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Don’t master AI. Be a Master of Your Business Process!

Supply Chain Trend

Seeing through the AI razzle dazzle Everything seems to be AI these days, which can become overwhelming when you have to think about how it can be used in your industry or business process. All whilst the market is screaming from all directions with their AI message. The AI razzle dazzle will continue. It will probably accelerate. Expect a ChatGPT every one or two years.

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Proving the Absence of Forced Labor in Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

In my recent Talking Logistics conversation with Daniel Smith, Director of Sustainability and ESG at e2open, he talked about the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) and how “under the UFLPA, due diligence means you have to prove the absence of any forced labor touching any aspect of your product. Due diligence isn’t reasonable care, Read more The post Proving the Absence of Forced Labor in Supply Chains appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Supplier Risk Management

HICX Solutions

Table of Contents What is supplier risk management? What are the benefits of supplier risk management? How to perform a supplier risk assessment Identifying supplier risks Supplier Financial Risks How to mitigate supplier financial risks Supplier operational & performance risks How to mitigate supplier operational risks Supplier compliance risks How to mitigate supplier compliance risks External risks How to mitigate external risks to suppliers Diversify supplier locations Monitoring geopoli

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Innovation in Supply Chain Management: Driving Efficiency and Success

American Global Logistics

Supply chain management plays a crucial role in the success of businesses across industries. It involves coordinating and integrating various activities, from procurement to production to distribution, to ensure the seamless flow of goods and services. In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, innovation has become a key driver of competitive advantage.

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Embedded Analytics Insights for 2024

Organizations look to embedded analytics to provide greater self-service for users, introduce AI capabilities, offer better insight into data, and provide customizable dashboards that present data in a visually pleasing, easy-to-access format. To better understand the factors behind the decision to build or buy analytics, insightsoftware partnered with Hanover Research to survey IT, software development, and analytics professionals on why they make the embedded analytics choices they do.

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Building a TMS Business Case: 7 “Must Haves”

Logistics Viewpoints

Here are 7 considerations when building a TMS a business case, designed to focus on achieving a cost-effective deployment.

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September 13, 2023 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home September 13, 2023 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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Untangling The Tangled Web We Weave

Supply Chain Shaman

How do we use technology to make better decisions? Gain insights? Craft and execute strategies? Why does it matter? These questions are top of mind as I wrap up a class of 154 individuals learning the principles of outside-in supply chain planning processes. The continuation of the belief in the definition of today’s supply chain planning is a tangled web that we weave that is a bit of a mess.

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LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine – September 2023

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Management of Ocean Transit Time Reliability and Visibility Download the latest LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine In this edition we have several news updates, interesting & enlightening articles and contributions on people & management – topics which are most crucial to the development of the Supply Chain Industry across regions as well as globally.

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What is Mesh Networking Trends Report

This report details the capabilities of mesh networks, how they work, and the applications they thrive in supporting. Connectivity is necessary for optimal productivity, and mesh networking will soon be a significant provider of connectivity globally.

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The Key to Effective Last Mile Delivery with Jim Waters

The Logistics of Logistics

Jim Waters and Joe Lynch discuss the key to effective last mile delivery. Jim is the Vice President of Marketing at FRAYT , an on-demand, last mile delivery solution that enables businesses to meet their customers’ same-day expectations, comparable to Amazon’s level of service. About Jim Waters Jim Waters is Vice President of Marketing at FRAYT, overseeing branding, customer acquisition and retention.

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FourKites Visibility 2023: CONNECTED

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I attended FourKites Visibility 2023 in Chicago, IL. The conference as a whole was fantastic, from the location and networking events to the conversations I had and sessions I attended. This was the largest conference that FourKites has put on to date, with nearly 800 customers, partners, prospects, and thought leaders descending on the Hyatt Regency to learn and, as the conference theme says, connect.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 15, 2023)

Talking Logistics

I don’t speak Catalan, but I speak Spanish, and I’ll get to speak plenty of it next week at the Transporeon Summit 2023 conference in Barcelona. I’ll be leading a panel discussion on “Automation, Real-time Insights, and Collaboration” with various industry leaders. I’ll also be interviewing several shippers and carriers during the event to get. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 15, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Management of Ocean Transit Time Reliability and Visibility

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Management of Ocean Transit Time Reliability and Visibility by LSCMS Shippers’ Council How would Logistics managers explain to their COO and Production group that inbound material will arrive on 23Dec but with 50% probability? In this instalment of the series of articles written by the LSCMS Shippers Council, we strive to answer this and delve into the critical aspects of ocean transit time reliability and visibility within the supply chain.

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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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How Exceptional Companies Grow with Sarah Ahern & Jonathon McKay

The Logistics of Logistics

Jonathon McKay , Sarah Ahern , and Joe Lynch discuss how exceptional companies grow. Jonathon and Sarah are partners in PATH , a supply chain market research and business management firm that helps businesses understand their customers, employees, and the market better to drive long-term growth. About Jonathon McKay Jonathon McKay is a highly experienced partner at PATH specializing in exceptional growth strategies for the supply chain industry.

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Editor’s Choice: Breaking Down Silos in Material and Transportation Planning

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. Today’s article comes from Greca Manuzzi, Senior Expert Product Marketing at Kinaxis, and explores breaking down silos in material and transportation planning. In the fast-paced VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) environment that emerged after the pandemic, supply chain management and operations have become mor

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What is ABC Classification? How to Calculate ABC Classification

SCMDOJO

Unlock efficient inventory management with ABC classification. Learn the steps, benefits, and use SCMDOJO's tool for quick analysis.

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[Video] How Are Companies Engaging With Customers Around Deliveries In 2023?

Talking Logistics

For B2B and B2C companies alike, delivery is becoming a competitive differentiator and a key driver of customer experience. How well do you engage with customers about their deliveries? We explored that question recently with members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing, retail, Read more The post [Video] How Are Companies Engaging With Customers Around Deliveries In 2023?

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

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Optimize Material Flow in Medical Device Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

Medical Device manufacturers face an increasingly dynamic and intricate landscape. Factors such as personalized medicine, combination devices, 3D printing, emerging technologies, stringent regulations, AI, and automation are driving the need for transformation in global operations. Innovative personalized manufacturing approaches have emerged, yet many organizations struggle to fully realize their potential in this rapidly evolving race.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 9 – 15)

Logistics Viewpoints

At its annual event, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 15 lineup. And while the company touted upgrades such as better cameras, better processors, and smaller borders around the screen, the big news was the charging port. The new version of the iPhone will drop the company’s proprietary Lightning port in favor of European-mandated USB-C ports. The company’s newest iPhones feature a charging plug that is slightly bigger and rounder than its predecessor but capable of delivering a faster charge.

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Supply Chain Planning as a Career Choice – Trove of Gratification

Logility

Supply Chain Planning: The Gratifying Career Choice This is that time of the year when many people around me are getting ready to send their children off to college. That, combined with the last two years of massive supply chain breakdowns keep raising a question in my mind from time-to-time. Why don’t more kids want to grow up and solve the complexity of global supply chains?

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Responding to the 2023 IMO GHG Strategy

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Responding to the 2023 IMO GHG Strategy by Wolfgang Lehmacher, Mikael Lind and Robert Ward Illustration: Sandra Haraldson, RISE 7 July 2023 marked a historic day for the shipping sector when the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted its 2023 IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships (2023 Strategy). The 2023 Strategy envisions a Just and Equitable transition, meaning that the transition to a low-carbon economy is fair and inclusive, leaving no one behind.

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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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Data Exchange in Dock Scheduling Software: The Synergy of EDI and API

C3 Solutions

Managing complex supply chains is more of a strategy than only execution. While the execution has to be perfect now, with the higher-than-ever customer expectations and fierce competition, it has to be shaped through a robust supply chain and IT strategy. And data has to be the heart of such business strategies.

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Will the Economy Make this a Christ-‘meh’ Season?

Enterra Insights

Loads of uncertainty surround this year’s holiday shopping season. This ambiguity is motivating some economists to label the near-term economy a bit of a “meh.” The Oxford Languages Dictionary defines “meh” as “expressing a lack of interest or enthusiasm.” Economist Grace Kite agrees that “meh” pretty well describes the current economy but, she insists, the news isn’t all bad.

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First Step on the Road to an AI-First Planning Environment

Logility

When Logility embarked upon the journey with AI-first planning and DemandAI+ we were on a mission to solve some very pertinent but complex set of problems. The founders had been in the enterprise software space and business planning space for decades and had come to the painful realization that technology was truly holding back this domain. The supply chain technology landscape was rife with decades old code; month/year long projects and IT integrators were the norm to make the tiniest changes i