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5 Ways to Mitigate ESG Risks in Your Supply Chain

Resilinc

In the past year, risks associated with ESG (Environmental Social Governance) risks have become a big concern for businesses across all industries — and for a good reason. ESG-related supply chain regulations across the globe are on the rise. In 2022, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) was signed into law by President Biden to crack down on forced and child labor from the Xinjiang region of China.

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Ask the Experts: How Do You Stay up to Date on the Latest Developments and Trends in Supply Chain

John Galt

We asked supply chain experts and thought leaders how they go about keeping abreast of the latest trends and developments in supply chain. Have a look!

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How to Increase Opportunities for Women in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chain leaders might be shocked to learn that the percentage of women in the workforce has decreased since 2021.

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Overcoming the Toughest Challenges of Electronics & Components Supply Chains with Network Design

AIMMS

The post Overcoming the Toughest Challenges of Electronics & Components Supply Chains with Network Design appeared first on AIMMS.

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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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Automation vs. Orchestration: Understanding the Differences and Why They Matter in Fulfillment Centers

Techgistics

“ Automation offers a range of benefits for warehouses, from increasing productivity to reducing risk related to labor. But to harness its full potential, companies need to develop a strategy for Orchestration. ” Never before has the competition for warehouse and fulfillment labor been so fierce. The long-term implications of a high reliance on labor are clear: automation in warehousing is no longer just a nice to have but an imperative for sustainable growth.

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Winning in a Down Freight Market with Nick Dangles

The Logistics of Logistics

Nick Dangles and Joe Lynch discuss winning in a down freight market. Nick is Co-founder of Sync Logistics Training is a joint venture between Metafora + Kinetic, a Learning Management Software that gives brokerages the power to transfer years of industry knowledge to new hire employees in an engaging and effective platform. About Nick Dangles Nick Dangles is the Co-founder of Kinetic , and Sync Logistics Training , a learning management platform built and designed for the growing supply cha

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Freight Market Intelligence: Data is crucial, but context is king

Freightos

In this article, Eytan Buchman, Freightos’ CMO, discusses the importance of data and context in global freight and logistics. The article presents findings from a survey conducted across over 200 global supply chain professionals to highlight how the pandemic has increased the need for freight market intelligence and how it continues to be relevant even as supply chain issues resolve.

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Upstream and Downstream Supply Chain Explained: Don’t Get Caught Without a Paddle

ShipBob

In an ecommerce business, supply chain performance is one of the key factors affecting the performance of the business as a whole. If the supply chain isn’t moving as seamlessly as it should, it could cause disruptions further down the line, and even result in delivery delays and customer disappointment. As such, businesses need to carefully manage their upstream supply chain operations to ensure that there are no disruptions downstream.

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How an ERP can help order fulfilment

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Order fulfilment is becoming increasingly important. Why? Because fulfilment = loyalty. Manufacturers as well as consumer-oriented businesses need to embrace better fulfilment experiences for their customers. Perfecting order fulfilment can turn business transactions into repeat customers and advocates. What is order fulfilment? Order fulfilment refers to the process of receiving, processing, and delivering an order to a customer.

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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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The WMS Ecosystem – Six Degrees of Separation from Cal Petty

Logistics Viewpoints

I kicked off a research project on the global warehouse management systems (WMS) integration and consulting market. The research is focused on those organizations that are WMS specialists – meaning that warehouse consulting is a major part of the organization’s business. To obtain a better understanding of the market prior to my outreach efforts, I contacted Cal Petty of enVista , a global consulting, managed services, and material handling automation firm.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 28, 2023)

Talking Logistics

The pace of change and innovation in the supply chain and logistics realm continues to accelerate (as you can see from the news items below). Looking ahead 5 years to 2028, what trends will play a bigger role in supply chain management? What actions is your company taking today to position its supply chain and. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 28, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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What Kills Warehousing Companies with Summitt Hogue

The Logistics of Logistics

Summitt Hogue and Joe Lynch discuss what kills warehousing companies. Summitt is the founder of Growe , a Dallas-based commercial real estate firm focused exclusively on serving the various needs of third-party logistics companies across the United States. About Summitt Hogue Summitt is the founder of Growe, a Dallas-based commercial real estate firm focused exclusively on serving the various needs of third-party logistics companies across the United States.

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ToolsGroup, Exhibiting at Retail Technology Show, Announces Significant Enhancements To JustEnough® For Retail Planning

ToolsGroup

Version 2023.1 of the ToolsGroup retail planning solution adds best-in-class capabilities to its robust software offering BOSTON and LONDON — April 26, 2023 — Today at Retail Technology Show in London, ToolsGroup , a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, has announced the launch of critical new functionality in the JustEnough Dynamic Retail Planning & Execution suite.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Editor’s Choice: WMS Budget – Room for an Implementation?

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 Eric Mcpherson at Open Sky Group and looks at a WMS budget and preparing for implementation. When you begin researching Warehouse Management System ( WMS ) software, you’re probably running into some difficulties in the budgeting process because pricing is not always readily available.

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Tenth Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster

SCM Research

Ten years ago, on April 24, 2013, the world was shocked by the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh. The tragedy claimed the lives of 1,134 garment workers and injured thousands more. The building housed several garment factories that supplied clothing to major global brands. Rana Plaza highlighted the dominant supply chain logic: that a T-shirt can only be sold at a very low price at the downstream end of the supply chain because the real cost is paid by the workers at the upstream

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Payment Cards FAQ: More Cash Rewards, Less Effort

ivalua

Ivalua Spend Management Insights [ivory-search] Payment Cards FAQ: More Cash Rewards, Less Effort April 28, 2023 | | Innovation by Steve Carter Unlock your Payment Solution Organizations are rethinking their traditional payment methods as they seek to maximize savings while securely streamlining the invoicing process. Ivalua is at the forefront of this transition, providing a comprehensive card-based solution that operates with leading banking partners.

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ToolsGroup and North America’s Largest Tire Distributor to Present at Gartner Symposium, May 8-10, Orlando, Florida

ToolsGroup

ATD will share how collaborative forecasting improved supplier performance and revolutionized its supply chain for business-wide benefits, thanks to ToolsGroup’s AI-driven planning solutions BOSTON – April 25, 2023 – ToolsGroup announced today that we are exhibiting at the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2023 in Orlando Florida, May 8-10. We’re also pleased to announce that one of ToolsGroup’s top customers, American Tire Distributors , has been selected to present on May 8, 12:05 pm on Stage

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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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Top Takeaways from Coupa Inspire

Logistics Viewpoints

Raja Hammoud, EVP of Products at Coupa, speaking on the main stage at Coupa Inspire Coupa recently completed its Inspire conference. It ran from April 11 th through the 13 th at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas. Roughly 3,000 customers, prospects, and partners attended. Coupa offers a Business Spend Management (BSM) platform based on a public cloud. The platform connects hundreds of organizations representing the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, with millions of suppliers globally.

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Achieving Supply Chain Resilience Through Effective Yard Management

C3 Solutions

Supply chain resilience has garnered attention since the pandemic hit businesses across the globe. Supply chain digitalization has helped increase visibility and topped boardroom conversations as companies looking to build resilient supply chains turn to technology to mitigate the impact of any future disruptions.

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CTA

ivalua

CTA April 28, 2023 | | Supply Chain by Vishal Patel Cost, Risk, and Sustainability. Those are three hot topics in the enterprise today. The question is, how do you balance all three while maintaining continuous operations and generating revenue at the same time? A recent webinar hosted by Supply Chain Now, “Balancing Cost, Risk and Sustainability in the Midst of Uncertainty, ” took an in-depth look on what it takes to transform Procurement into a highly efficient function that supports these key

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India’s National Logistics Policy: What it Means for Industries, Shippers, and Customers

CHAINalytics

India’s National Logistics Policy is revolutionising the logistics sector and every other industry along with it. Explore their efforts in three key areas in this new guide: Infrastructure:The NLP aims to unify various transport initiatives running under individual ministries. Along with MMLP’s dedicated freight corridors, the NLP seeks to develop an efficient network that meets the … The post India’s National Logistics Policy: What it Means for Industries, Shippers, and Customers appeared

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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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Resilience through diversification: Why supply chain diversification is now a business imperative

IT Supply Chain

By Andrew Black (pictured) Director at Efficio The post Resilience through diversification: Why supply chain diversification is now a business imperative appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Senate Votes to Overturn Biden’s Anti-Smog Rules for Big Rigs

Supply Chain Brain

Trucking companies and congressional critics argued the rules, estimated to cost about $2,500 to $8,300 per vehicle, were too expensive, and came amid driver shortages and supply-chain woes.

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A Balancing Act: Drive Sustainability while Managing Cost and Risk

ivalua

Ivalua Spend Management Insights [ivory-search] A Balancing Act: Drive Sustainability while Managing Cost and Risk April 27, 2023 | | Supply Chain by Vishal Patel Cost, Risk, and Sustainability. Those are three hot topics in the enterprise today. The question is, how do you balance all three while maintaining continuous operations and generating revenue at the same time?

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10 reasons why you should use an ERP system in manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

For manufacturers that have grown up from a small business, with a handful of employees and few customers, to one with many staff and customers, there comes a time when the business software needs of the company have to be re-evaluated. No longer will spreadsheets and simple accounting packages do; neither will outdated incumbent ERP applications that do not support modern business needs.

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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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UK firms’ online sales doubled between 2014 & 2021, with own website sales & microbusinesses leading the way

IT Supply Chain

By David Jinks M.I.L.T (pictured) Head of Consumer Research, ParcelHero The post UK firms’ online sales doubled between 2014 & 2021, with own website sales & microbusinesses leading the way appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 04/21/2023-04/27/2023

All Things Supply Chain

Germany quell reports on banning chip chemicals to China A report from Bloomberg on Thursday suggested that the German government was considering restrictions on the chemicals in order to reduce…

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Aker BP Goes Live with Ivalua to Digitalize Source-to-Contract (S2C) and Supplier Management

ivalua

Redwood City, CA, 25 April, 2023. Ivalua, a global leader in spend management , and KPMG Norway today announced that Aker BP has gone live with Ivalua’s S2C and Supplier Relationship and Risk Management (SRM) solutions to streamline its direct and indirect procurement operations. Aker BP explores for and produces oil and gas, and is the second-largest operator on the Norwegian continental shelf.