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Resolving fluidity challenges in today’s bottlenecked supply chain environment with technology

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

In today’s demanding supply chain environment, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are facing unprecedented supply chain challenges much like larger companies and, as a result, have been investing in their own fleets due to the lack of equipment available in the marketplace

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Do Digital Your Way. Sidestep the Supply Chain Conquistadors

Supply Chain Shaman

Sometimes organizations are too sure and chase shiny objects, push a fad, or fall prey under the spell of a Supply Chain Conquistador. The Quest for a Digital Supply Chain. The supply chain warrior selling digital supply chain concepts has similar goals.

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Sustainable Logistics Operations: Leveraging Advanced Automation Technologies

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Digitalization in the logistic operation chain can bring end to end visibility, identify opportunities to optimize operation and reduce errors. Warehouse automation technology not only can improve operation efficiency, but also help to deploy scare manpower resources more effectively.

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Trucker Tools with Kary Jablonski

The Logistics of Logistics

Kary Jablonski and Joe Lynch discuss Trucker Tools. Kary is the CEO of Trucker Tools , the leading carrier relationship management platform that helps brokers grow their carrier network, book loads digitally, track freight, and build enduring relationships with carriers to drive reuse.

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Guide to Mathematical Optimization & Modeling

What is mathematical optimization and how does it compare to other types of analytics? Which tool should you use to develop optimization applications and scale them across the business? What are best practices for successful adoption? Read now.

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Process Automation in Retail and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The supply chain is notorious for the amount of paperwork required to move products around the globe. Nevertheless, the information contained in that paperwork is critical for the supply chain’s smooth operation. “In But RPA software lacks built-in ‘intelligence’.”[4].

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Robotic Process Automation and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

I suspect robotic process automation (RPA) is not a frequently discussed watercooler topic — and, when it is, the discussion probably involves back office, white collar, swivel chair work. Which is why robotic process automation can play an important supply chain role.

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Examples of Supply Chain Focused Control Layer Technology Platforms

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides two specific application examples of Cloud platform based supply chain focused control layer technology applied to address supply chain business process challenges.

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Logistics & Supply Chain News Roundup, January 2023

Logistics Bureau

A new year is underway, and what better way to begin our 2023 blog activity than with a summary of the freshest news from the supply chain and logistics theatre? But is that a real possibility, or are the predictions of supply chain mayhem just so much panic and hot air?

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The State of Supply Chain and Logistics Innovation

Talking Logistics

What is supply chain innovation? Read more The post The State of Supply Chain and Logistics Innovation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

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The Fallacy of the Self-driving Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

”) So, I sat across from a stranger on a cold winter night, the only thing that we had in common was our experience in supply chain planning. . And won’t the supply chain follow suit?” Self-driving supply chains are an example.

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Digital Supply Chains Require People, Processes, and Technology

Enterra Insights

It took years of wandering for the supply chain to end up in the morass in which it currently finds itself. Although portions of the supply chain are functioning well, many consultants believe a true transformation is needed in order to make the global supply chain more resilient.

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Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

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Trends 2023: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

For years, supply chain professionals have toiled in obscurity while making the global economy run smoothly. When the Covid pandemic threw a wrench into the supply chain’s well-oiled machine, supply chain challenges were suddenly front-page news.

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How to Make the Slow Fast and the Hard Easy

Speaker: Dean Z. Myers, Principal at Dean Z. Myers Consulting LLC

Whether you're in supply chain or sales, we all want the same things: speed, efficiency, and a high ROI. But how can you go faster? And how can you get more results with less resources? The answer is deceptively simple: with new approaches! Join Dean Z Myers of Dean Z Myers Consulting, who has 34 years of executive experience working at The Coca Cola Company, as he shares his expert insights into creating better results - even in an environment that seems to be working against you.

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Changing Winds in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

“When will the impact of the pandemic on the supply chain be over?” The building of the global supply chain over the last seven decades evolved based on three assumptions: Number 1. Logistics is available.

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A Supply Chain Executive Asks: Is Supply Chain Technology Making a Difference?

Talking Logistics

Kevin O’Meara, Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain at Shaw Industries, posted the following question on Twitter last Friday: “Have the billions of dollars invested in supply chain technology really made a significant difference in the outcomes?

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Changing Winds in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

“When will the impact of the pandemic on the supply chain be over?” The building of the global supply chain over the last seven decades evolved based on three assumptions: Number 1. Logistics is available.

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The Saga of Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Shaman

As supply chain leaders face heightened demand uncertainty and extreme supply chain disruption, the answer is not going to come from Silcon Valley. What Does This Mean for Supply Chain Technology? What Does This Mean for Supply Chain Leaders?

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Problem Solved: Boost Resilience with Supplier Diversity

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 16, 2022)

Talking Logistics

The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 16, 2022) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. What can I say that I haven’t said yet? The blinking cursor taunts me. I’m suffering from a terrible case of writer’s block this morning.

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Supply Chain Matters Founder Speaks to Supply Chain Talent Needs

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls reader attention to a recently published podcast featuring supply chain technology industry analyst Bob Ferrari speaking on a very timely topic. What is supply chain talent seeking?

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 8, 2022)

Talking Logistics

Before I disconnect and head to the land of ice, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Walmart Tells Suppliers New Fuel and Pickup Fees. Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 8, 2022).

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Snapshot of 2023 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group through its affiliate the Supply Chain Matters blog shares select individual prediction snapshots that are included in our Annual 2023 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Research Advisory publishing later this month.

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Case Study: DSV Implements a Single-Instance Control Tower with a Global Footprint

This case study illustrates how DVS implemented a Single-Instance Control Tower with a Global Footprint to deal with the challenge of connecting people, systems, and processes.

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2022 Supply Chain Predictions

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC analysts have published predictions about supply chain technology trends at the beginning of the year in past years. Supply Chain Disruptions Will Diminish, but Remain Substantial. Inflation Will Hinder Supply Chain Resiliency, Supply Diversification Efforts.

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Ultimate Guide To Technologies That Are Transforming Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Technology can have a significant impact on supply chains, but supply chain digitization still lags behind digitization of other areas of business across many industries. Predictive analytics has many use cases in the supply chain.

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Using Technology to build Sustainable Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

However, there is now a growing appreciation that going green correlates with increased profit as demand for products with sustainable credentials grow and Asian companies get set to move up the value chain. Building a connected supply chain.

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The Supply Chain’s Groundhog Day Experience

Enterra Insights

” For the past several years, supply chain professionals have lived through a recurring series of obstacles and challenges — and that loop hasn’t ended. The Supply Chain Quarterly staff predicts, “The supply chain challenges of the past few years are far from over.”[1]

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Enabling Assurance of Supply in the Global Marketplace

Speaker: Adrian Gonzalez, Tom Nightingale, and Martin Verwijmeren

Watch this insightful conversation about enabling assurance of supply in the global marketplace to better balance inventory and control costs.

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Logistics and Advanced Technologies

Enterra Insights

Logistics can be traced back to the earliest repeated exchange of resources and goods between tribes and villages. … Logistics refers the movement of products or services to a designated location at an agreed upon time, cost and condition.”[1] AI in the Supply Chain.

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Pandemic Lessons For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

The Covid-19 pandemic tested the global supply chain. Like riding a bumpy road, the supply chain leader is riding the ups and downs of changing market conditions facing greater variability day-to-day. The Emergence of Logistics as Constraint.

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Megatrends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Megatrends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation. While the COVID-19 pandemic woke up supply chains around the world, the ripple effects continue to disrupt in both size and scope. How are supply chains planning for further disruption and uncertainty?

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Five Advanced Technologies That Are Revolutionizing Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Already upended for two years by the COVID-19 pandemic, the worldwide logistics industry is facing new challenges. While demand is high, ongoing product shortages continue to cause supply chain disruptions, create unpredictable shopping behaviors and drive rapid delivery expectations.

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Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.

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How can logistics handle disruption through supply chain resilience?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Managing cross-border, international supply chains with multiple, disconnected systems and manual processes indeed have many pitfalls. The Evergreen shipping incident in the Suez Canal proved that logistics remains vulnerable. Digital and the Supply Chain—How Far Have We Come?