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Patterns Tell the Story of Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

Pattern recognition is the ability to discern patterns in data and use the insights for further analysis. Wikipedia In 2014, I was exploring methods to publish what is now the Supply Chains To Admire report. Fortuitously, I hired a bright summer intern named Alex that introduced me to orbit charts. The use of orbit charts allowed me to see the patterns of performance at the intersection of metrics over time.

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Why Retail Promotions Fail: When a Failed Promotion Is Really a Failure of Your Allocation and Replenishment Strategy

ToolsGroup

Promotions are, without a doubt, a vital tool in the retail arsenal. However, all too often, promotions fall flat, failing to deliver the expected lift in sales or even damaging brand perception in the process. Over the last few weeks, we’ve explored the problems retailers face with promotions, examining diminishing returns in a promo-saturated market , misaligned pricing and discounting strategies and confusing markdown problems and promo problems.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Experts to Follow

C3 Solutions

Considering the volatility of supply chain markets, stakeholders across the world are increasingly coming to terms with the impact of optimizing their value chains on their bottom and top lines. This has led to the enormous popularity of the supply chain management community.

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AI-driven Estimated Delivery Dates: The Checkout Conversion Tool of the Future

Talking Logistics

The future lies in getting more conversions and building customer trust with the power of AI-driven estimated delivery dates. Parcel tracking has evolved from a differentiating feature to a baseline expectation. Customers rightfully demand visibility into the whereabouts of their orders. But that’s already old news. Today, the real transformative power of logistics data lies.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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Geopolitical, Economic, and Technological Trends in Logistics

SCM Research

A new ISPI-McKinsey report, Logistics in Transition. Exploring Geopolitical, Economic, and Technological Trends , edited by Carlo Secchi and Alessando Gili, examines the challenges and transformations in global logistics. It emphasizes the impact of geopolitical shifts, the climate crisis, and technological advances on supply chains. The report covers a wide range of topics, including the transformation of global value chains, maritime logistics, hydrogen mobility, artificial intelligence, and t

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Beyond the Food Safety Modernization Act: Aligning Compliance with GS1 Integration

IT Supply Chain

By Adem Kulauzovic (pictured) Director of Automation, Domino Printing Sciences The post Beyond the Food Safety Modernization Act: Aligning Compliance with GS1 Integration appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Global Trade Compliance (GTC): A Beginner’s Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

Global Trade Compliance ( GTC ) solutions automate and streamline processes related to customs and regulatory compliance. GTC solutions automate the discovery, creation, retention, analysis, and communication of information about international supply chains that is of importance to customs and other government authorities responsible for regulation and taxation of cross-border trade.

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The Hidden Benefits of Visiting Your DTC Fulfillment Partner (Or Perspective Partner)

Stord

If you work in the fast-paced world of e-commerce and direct-to-consumer (DTC) business, you rarely have a moment to breathe, let alone think. It can feel like you are constantly ping-ponging from one problem to the next. So the idea of taking the time to travel and visit your 3PL fulfillment partner is rarely, if ever, an option. But I am here to tell you, you need to make the time.

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Key Takeaways From the 2024 Finished Vehicle Logistics Conference

BlueYonder

For over a century, the global automotive industry has centered around one primary technology: the internal combustion engine. However, the digitalization of modern cars is now transforming the industry, with significant implications for the entire supply chain. As vehicles become more connected, autonomous, electric, and customizable, automotive manufacturers are increasingly evolving into technology companies.

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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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The Scent of Child Labor in Your Perfume

Talking Logistics

Saying you have zero tolerance for forced labor and child labor is easy; making sure they don’t exist in your supply chain is much more difficult. “[While] luxury perfume brands claim to have zero tolerance on child labour, a BBC investigation into last summer’s perfume supply chains found jasmine used by Lancôme and Aerin Beauty’s. Read more The post The Scent of Child Labor in Your Perfume appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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How Supply Chain & Logistics Companies are Mitigating Labor Shortages

Logistics Viewpoints

In late 2023, Descartes conducted a survey of 1,000 supply chain and logistics decision-makers across North America and Europe across three sectors: manufacturing, distribution and retail; carriers; and logistics services providers. The study showed that the workforce problem is pervasive, with 76% of respondents indicating they are facing notable shortages.

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Why Data Latency is a Real Problem in Decision-Centric Planning

ToolsGroup

In today’s hyper-competitive market, where supply chains need to be agile and responsive, even a minor delay in data can have significant repercussions. Companies are finding that data latency isn’t just a technical hiccup but a major obstacle to effective decision-making. As we continue our journey through decision-centric planning, having explored its potential to unlock supply chain success , addressed real-world challenges , and discussed the internal shifts necessary for its imp

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Introducing Advanced Constraints in AIMMS SC Navigator

AIMMS

Learn how advanced constraints can optimize your supply chain by constraining elements like warehouses and suppliers and improving efficiency

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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 (May 31, 2024)

Talking Logistics

Jonah. That is what we call our Thule cargo box that we put on top of our car. We only use it when we go on vacation, like last week when we went to our son’s college graduation and needed it to move his stuff back home. I almost killed Jonah a few years ago. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 31, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Why a Zero Trust Approach is Essential to Mitigate the Threat of Unsecured APIs

IT Supply Chain

By Karl Mattson (pictured) Group CISO, Noname Security The post Why a Zero Trust Approach is Essential to Mitigate the Threat of Unsecured APIs appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Mitigating Supply Chain Disruption Through Smart Packaging

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chain disruption continues to be a challenge for retailers across the globe. Nevertheless, there are some proactive measures that retailers can take to mitigate risk.

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US Air Force Awards ThroughPut.ai Direct-to-Phase-II Contract for Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Sikorsky Mission Design Series to Accelerate Aircraft Readiness

ThroughPut

Leveraging Data to Drive Maintenance-first actions that improve overall supply chain throughput across the DAF. New York City, New York, May 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — ThroughPut.ai, the Supply Chain Decision Intelligence Pioneer, announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a ( SBIR Direct-to-Phase II contract ) in the amount of $1,248,627.00 focused on “AI-Powered Proactive Supply Chain Capabilities” to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

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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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Embracing Decision Intelligence to Enhance Integrated Business Planning

Supply Chain Trend

Many Integrated Business Planning (IBP) cycles around the world are based on a 30-year-old process definition supported by 30-year-old planning concepts. This traditional IBP is often not sufficient anymore for a fast-changing world, where speed of decision making and taking the right action means competitive advantage. Well run, traditional IBP can have many positive outcomes, but there are also many limitations like sequential process steps, arbitrary periodic planning & decision cycles, e

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Key Cybersecurity Concepts That Every Digital Currency User Should Know

IT Supply Chain

By Ian Benson (pictured) Content Writer The post Key Cybersecurity Concepts That Every Digital Currency User Should Know appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Watch: What’s Preventing Us From Stopping Modern-Day Slavery in Supply Chains?

Supply Chain Brain

Tom Plotkin, special counsel with Covington & Burling LLP, outlines the challenges that companies face in complying with a wide range of laws and regulations, old and new, prohibiting the use of forced labor in supply chains.

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Blue Yonder Associate Shares How He Was Shaped By His Military Experience

BlueYonder

May is Military Appreciation Month and also Memorial Day, when we honor those lost in action. Blue Yonder associate JR Fuller, Vice President, Sales, shares his experience with the military and how it changed his life – and continues to influence him. I was 17 when I enlisted, with the signature of my parents of course, in the Army. I went directly from high school to Army basic training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.

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LinkedIn Learning vs SCMDOJO: Which Online Learning Platform is Right for You?

SCMDOJO

Are you looking to enhance your professional skills and expand your knowledge base in the comfort of your own home? When considering online learning platforms, comparing LinkedIn Learning vs SCMDOJO is worth doing. LinkedIn Learning and SCMDOJO are two comprehensive online learning platforms that can help you achieve your goals. But how do you choose between the two?

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How to Achieve Virtual Vertical Integration in External Manufacturing Networks

IT Supply Chain

By Christine Barnhart (pictured) Chief Marketing & Industry Officer, Nulogy The post How to Achieve Virtual Vertical Integration in External Manufacturing Networks appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Amazon Planning for 16M Square Feet of New Warehouse Spaces in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chain consulting firm MWPVL International estimates that Amazon is planning for at least 170 new distribution facilities in the U.S. alone.

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Embracing Change: The Journey to MMOG/LE Success at TS Tech

QAD

In the dynamic landscape of manufacturing, adaptation is key to staying ahead of the curve. TS Tech, a supplier of seats and interiors, exemplifies this principle through their implementation of MMOG/LE (Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation). Jeff Baltazar, VP of Manufacturing, and Wendy Horowitz, Corporate MMOG/LE Senior Manager, sat down with us on the Auto Supply Chain Prophets podcast to share TS Tech’s strategies and offer valuable insights for companies aspiring t

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Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes with the Power of Generative AI

Generative AI goes beyond just automating tasks and providing real-time answers. Did you know that implementing generative AI reduces sourcing cycle times and allows for faster decision-making across procurement operations? In this whitepaper — Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes With the Power of Generative AI — experts reveal how the strategic application of generative AI within procurement processes is paving the way for groundbreaking improvements.

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Who’s Who in Logistics Department: A Comprehensive Guide to Key Roles

SCMDOJO

The logistics department is the unsung hero of the modern world, ensuring products reach their destination promptly and securely. But who are the key players behind the scenes? In this article, we will provide an insightful breakdown of the logistics department and the various professionals that make up this crucial team. From the warehouse manager to the transportation coordinator, each role in the logistics department contributes to the smooth flow of deliveries.

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Bitcoin: Catalyzing Transformation in Traditional Banking Models

IT Supply Chain

By Claire Lloyd (pictured) Content Writer The post Bitcoin: Catalyzing Transformation in Traditional Banking Models appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Enhancing Agricultural Supply Chain Resilience With IoT and Satellite Data

Supply Chain Brain

In an effort to fortify itself against adversities, the adoption of the internet of things and satellite data has emerged as a pivotal advancement in the agriculture industry.