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The Red Pill: The (Slow Yet Steady) Revolution in Global Freight Digitization

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Email This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home The Red Pill: The (Slow Yet Steady) Revolution in Global Freight Digitization Eytan Buchman April 15, 2024 Dive deeper into freight data that matters Learn More The March 26th Francis Scott Key Bridge allision feels shocking.

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How To Jump

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I published an article on outside-in planning. The article introduced the concept of self-service planning and challenged companies to rethink the concepts of supply chain planning. For me, the concepts of outside-in and self-service planning are intertwined. Let’s start with definitions: Self Service Planning: Decision support technologies designed for business leaders to use analytic techniques on a collaborative platform to improve business planning.

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Editor’s Pick: Reduce The Risk of Freight Fraud

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This recent post from Transporeon’s blog highlights the growing problem of freight fraud in the industry. Picture the scene.

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Decision Science and the Supply Chain’s Decision Abyss

Enterra Insights

Business experts continue to encourage companies to become data-driven enterprises. Personally, I prefer the term decision-driven enterprises. Data only becomes valuable when it provides insights that lead to action (i.e., a decision). As Bain analysts, Michael C. Mankins and Lori Sherer , explain, “The best way to understand any company’s operations is to view them as a series of decisions.”[1] They add, “We know from extensive research that decisions matter — a lot.

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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Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business.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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The Top 5 Concerns For Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

C3 Solutions

This blog delves into the 5 primary concerns highlighted in the Material Handling Institute's recent study: Agility, costs, labor, sustainability, and visibility.

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Supply Chains Not Likely to Return to Pre-Pandemic Stability in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Several geopolitical factors have slowed the post-pandemic recovery process so far in 2024, but there have been "positive signs" over the last year, too.

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Supply Chain Visibility – Connecting Data to Maximise Value

IT Supply Chain

By Elmer Spruijt (pictured) VP Transport Management EMEA , Descartes The post Supply Chain Visibility – Connecting Data to Maximise Value appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Helping Companies Identify Environmental Sustainability Opportunities

Arena Solutions

This year, April 22 marks the 55th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day. Since 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG continues to raise public awareness and concern about conservation and sustainability for planet Earth. In the spirit of Earth Day, PTC signed the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitment letter acknowledging the importance and urgency of sustainability and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

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Happening Now: Employee sentiment rebounds

West Coast and California Logistics

According to an article in Supply Chain Dive , a new report shows that workers are less likely to leave their positions in the next 6 months. This report from Eagle Hill Consulting also shows that employee sentiment improved during Q1 2024 after declining in the last three quarters of 2023.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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Watch: Lessons in Marketing From a Veteran Supply Chain Practitioner

Supply Chain Brain

Sherry Harriman, former SVP of logistics and supply chain with Academy Sports + Outdoors, tells how she prefers to be approached by supply chain marketers — and the tactics that don’t work.

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The Role Data Analytics Plays is Transforming Supply Chain Efficiency

IT Supply Chain

By Paul Williamson (pictured) Content Writer The post The Role Data Analytics Plays is Transforming Supply Chain Efficiency appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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The $30 Billion Secret: How Amazon’s Logistics Saves You Time & Money

SCMDOJO

Ever wonder how Amazon gets your package to your door so quickly? The inner workings of logistics at Amazon are a marvel of efficiency, precision, and constant innovation. This system uses giant warehouses, lots of trucks, and even cool robots to move things quickly. In this blog post, we’ll explore how Amazon does it all. We’ll look at their warehouses, their delivery tricks, and even how they use new technology to make things faster.

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MODEX 2024: Supply Chain Lessons from the Frontlines

QAD

MODEX 2024, one of the largest supply chain trade shows in the USA, held at the sprawling Georgia World Congress Center, brought together supply chain professionals from around the world to explore the latest trends and innovations shaping the industry. Amidst the buzz and dizzying array of massive robotic displays and automated solutions covering an area equivalent to many city blocks, these overarching themes emerged: the imperative of supply chain resilience, agility and sustainability.

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Supply Chain Orchestration: A New Era in Supply Chain Management

When the only certainty is uncertainty, what does that mean for today’s supply chain management approaches? This eBook delves into how supply chain orchestration can help businesses unlock agility, transparency, intelligence, and trust across their end-to-end supply chain.

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Watch: Supply Chain Ecosystem Integration: Tearing Down the Silos

Supply Chain Brain

Tying all planning and execution systems together tears down silos and enhances operations, says Mahesh Rajasekharan, CEO of Cleo.

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Outsourcing supply chain can accelerate growth for emerging brands

IT Supply Chain

By Richard Pearson (pictured) Content Writer The post Outsourcing supply chain can accelerate growth for emerging brands appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Volunteering at Career Day Allows Blue Yonder Associate To Share Her Experience

BlueYonder

April is National Volunteer Month and is meant to recognize those who give of their time, skills and energy to support different causes, helping others. In honor of the month, Blue Yonder associate Marisa Alvarado, a Senior Support Engineer for the Blue Yonder Warehouse Management solutions, shares her experience volunteering at a local elementary school’s career day.

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The Dangers of Single Sourcing in Your Supply Chain

Resilinc

Avoid the pitfalls of single sourcing and learn strategies to build a more resilient supply chain. In the intricate web of modern supply chain management, efficiency often guides decision-making. Streamlining processes, optimizing costs, and ensuring timely delivery are the top priority. Yet, within the pursuit of efficiency lies a lurking peril: single sourcing.

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CADDi Receives 2023 Top Tech Startup Award by Food Logistics, Supply & Demand Chain Executive

The 2023 Top Tech Startup Awards by Food Logistics, Supply & Demand Chain Executive spotlights the top software and technology startups in the supply chain and logistics space.

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Improving Vendor Management With Supplier Scorecards

Supply Chain Brain

The frequency and magnitude of supply chain problems can be reduced through the use of supplier scorecards.

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What Are the Key Questions to Ask Your Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney?

IT Supply Chain

By Dwight J. Lawrence (pictured) Content Writer The post What Are the Key Questions to Ask Your Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney? appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Tesla to Trim Ten Percent of Global Operational Workforce

Supply Chain Matters

In what is being described as a shakeup, global EV auto maker Tesla has announced a ten percent global operational workforce reduction along with the departure of two other senior executives. This move is being viewed as a further barometer of an existing tepid plug-in electric-vehicle market global demand environment. Tesla also has its own unique business challenges that includes an aging vehicle line-up and a months long strategy of aggressively cutting vehicle prices to spur demand, which as

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Smart Software to Present at Epicor Insights 2024

The Smart Software

Smart Software CEO will present at this year's Epicor Insights event in Las Vegas. If you plan to attend this year, please join us at booth #12 and #710, and learn more about Epicor Smart Inventory Planning and Optimization. The post Smart Software to Present at Epicor Insights 2024 appeared first on Smart Software.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Driving Tech Adoption for Supply Chain Visibility and Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

As the backbone of global trade and commerce, transportation and logistics companies are under increasing pressure to enhance efficiency, reduce costs and meet sustainability goals.

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Navigating the Storm: Resilience in Supply Chains

IT Supply Chain

By Philipp Pfister (pictured) Chief Customer Experience Officer, Transporeon The post Navigating the Storm: Resilience in Supply Chains appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Fighting Demand Driven Untruths

Demand Driven Technologies

The world of supply chain experts loves a good turf war. When, ten years ago, I began to take an interest in the subject and to promote Demand Driven tactics in France, it was because they echoed in a relevant way my then almost 30 years of industrial experience in several industries. What appealed to.

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Lean on Kanban for Mid-Atlantic Drayage

Kanban Logistics

The recent accident at the Port of Baltimore is causing disruptions to imports on the East Coast, including at the Port of Norfolk and the Port of Wilmington, NC. Mid-Atlantic 3PL providers like Kanban Logistics can support your supply chain by handling drayage and container stripping services at both of these Ports. How has the Port of Baltimore accident affected Norfolk and Wilmington?

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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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Supply Chain Convergence: The Next-Gen Strategy for Delivering on Your Supply Chain Commitments

Supply Chain Brain

Over the past 20 years, various supply chain functions within organizations – such as procurement, planning, fulfillment, transportation management, and warehouse management – have grown into organizational silos, each with their own business software and processes.

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Future of AI in Supply Chain: What You Need to Know

ThroughPut

The use of artificial intelligence in supply chain management is only gaining more and more momentum with each passing year. AI with its predictive capabilities is helping companies make more informed decisions, automate processes and optimize efficiency like never before. At the same time, the global supply chain is also growing into a more complex ecosystem.

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Apple Dethroned in Global Smartphone Industry Leadership

Supply Chain Matters

This week, business media headlines are citing market quantitative research firm IDC indicating that in Q1-2024, Samsung Electronics surpassed Apple as the designated leader in global smartphone shipments. Reportedly, Apple’s iPhone shipments declined 9.6 percent in Q1-2024, to 50.1 million units. Industry rival Samsung ’s smartphone shipments reportedly fell a mere 0.7 percent to 60.1 million units, according to IDC data.

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