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Are We Headed For Pandemic-Level Supply Chain Disruptions?

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Email This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home Are We Headed For Pandemic-Level Supply Chain Disruptions? Judah Levine July 17, 2024 The combination of an early start to peak season back in May, Red Sea diversions making capacity tight and knock-on port congestion making supply even tighter has pushed ex-Asia container rates to double or triple in the last two and a half months from their already

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Top 10 Transportation Challenges and Solutions Identified in Research

SCMDOJO

Transportation is a complex system, and even minor inefficiencies can have a ripple effect. This article explores challenges identified in a research paper by McKinnon (2006) focusing on vehicle utilization and efficiency in the freight industry [1]. We’ll delve into each challenge and explore potential solutions: 1. Demand Fluctuations: Challenge: Seasonal variations, daily sales fluctuations, and unpredictable demand patterns can lead to underutilized vehicles.

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Building and maintaining trust in supply chains

Taulia

This webinar will provide you with insights from industry leaders on the most effective ways to build trust and what steps companies can take to make payments safer. The post Building and maintaining trust in supply chains appeared first on Taulia.

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Digital Transformation and the Death of Industrial Age Business

Enterra Insights

In May 1897, rumors swirled among journalists that author Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) was either dead or dying of a serious illness. Looking to confirm the rumors, the New York Journal’ s Frank Marshall White contacted Clemens to see if there was any truth to the rumors. In a letter response, Clemens wrote, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” Over the years, Clemens’ humorous response has been tweaked a bit and is often misquoted as “The report of my death h

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Supply Chain Risk is Everyone’s Business

NC State SCRC

Supply disruption risk has risen as one of the top challenges for supply chain managers. Recent disruptions such as the Texas Polar Vortex that impacted resin markets , the North Carolina tornado which impacted pharmaceutical supply chains , and other events have raised increased concerns about the impact of such disruptions on supply networks. This has resulted in increased activity for firms that monitor supply chain riskssuch as Resilinc , Risk Metrics , and Everstream Analytics.

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Make AI-Driven Inventory Optimization an Ally for Your Organization

The Smart Software

In this blog, we will explore how organizations can achieve exceptional efficiency and accuracy with AI-driven inventory optimization. Traditional inventory management methods often fall short due to their reactive nature and reliance on manual processes. Maintaining optimal inventory levels is fundamental for meeting customer demand while minimizing costs.

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The Challenges of Supply Chain Disruptions: How Is the Manufacturing Industry Affected?

IT Supply Chain

By Andrew Thompson (pictured) CEO, Cleveland Containers The post The Challenges of Supply Chain Disruptions: How Is the Manufacturing Industry Affected? appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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How Landmark Group’s Retail Division Achieved 5% Improved Last-Mile Productivity Across its Well-Loved Brands

Locus

Founded in 1973, Landmark Group is a leading omni-channel retail and hospitality conglomerate in the Middle East North Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. The group has 25 plus owned, home-grown, and franchise brands across 2,200 stores and 30 million sq. ft. Landmark Group’s relentless focus on enhancing customer experience is a key contributor to its continued success.

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Barcoding vs RFID: A Comprehensive Comparison, Advantages & Disadvantages

AB&R

In today’s digital age, efficient inventory management and tracking have become crucial for businesses across various industries. Barcoding and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) are two prominent technologies that have revolutionized how organizations manage their assets, track inventory, and improve overall operational efficiency. This blog post aims to delve into the differences between barcoding and RFID, their respective advantages and disadvantages, and their applications in diffe

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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 Cybersecurity Problem (and Opportunity) in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

John Adams famously said, “Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.” I recalled this quote when I read that Google is reportedly acquiring cloud security company Wiz for $23 billion. As reported by Reuters, this would be “Google’s most expensive acquisition and provide it with cybersecurity products that defend against ransomware gangs wreaking havoc on.

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Don’t Propagate Chaos with Your Supply Chain Planning System!

Logistics Viewpoints

Kinaxis is a leading provider of supply chain solutions. Their Kinexions 2024 user conference ended yesterday (June 19 th ). Like many enterprise application providers, they had a story to tell about artificial intelligence. It is a good story. And a refreshingly honest explanation. Kinaxis used to refer to itself as a supply chain planning supplier.

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Global Giants: ICAT Moves the World’s Largest Cargo with Chris Cser

The Logistics of Logistics

Chris Cser and Joe Lynch discuss global giants – ICAT moves the world’s largest cargo. Chris is the Director of Operations at ICAT Logistics Detroit where they handle the shipments that other companies don’t, can’t, and won’t. Summary: Global Giants: ICAT Moves the World’s Largest Cargo In this podcast, Chris Cser, Director of Operations at ICAT Logistics, takes us on a journey through the complex world of global logistics.

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Prioritizing Quality Over Quantity in Academia

SCM Research

It is up to all of us to make academia a better place. As we take on roles as members of tenure committees, doctoral committees, editorial boards, department chairs, and deans, we have a choice to focus on the quality rather than the quantity of academic ideas. I believe that most academics are intrinsically motivated and do not require additional incentives.

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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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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2024)

Talking Logistics

I found myself in an ambulance at mile 58 of last Saturday’s Breakthrough T1D Ride in Burlington, VT. I was involved in a crash. I was in a pace line and two riders ahead of me rubbed tires with the rider in front of him. He lost his balance and fell, causing the rider in. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Editor’s Choice: Control Tower: New Essential for Supply Chain 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. This article comes from Solvoyo and looks at the importance of a control tower. Effective supply chain planning is crucial for maintaining competitiveness and ensuring customer satisfaction in today’s fast-paced business environment.

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Scaling Your SMB Freight Brokerage with Sean Smith

The Logistics of Logistics

Sean Smith and Joe Lynch discuss scaling your SMB freight brokerage. Sean is VP of Product at Denim , a trusted freight factoring partner on a mission to advance the supply chain by accelerating the movement of money and data. Summary: Scaling Your SMB Freight Brokerage In this insightful podcast series, Joe Lynch and Sean Smith delve into the dynamic world of small and medium-sized (SMB) freight brokerage businesses.

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Dock Scheduling for Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

C3 Solutions

Natural calamities like hurricanes, earthquakes, heavy winters , and floods are becoming worse year after year and have disrupted global supply chains, especially in the U.S. They seriously affect all logistics—maritime, inland, rail, highway, warehousing, and storage.

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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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Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) — Meaning and Their Role in Procurement

Precoro

The chief procurement officer (CPO) is a senior executive responsible for developing and implementing their organization’s procurement policies, procedures, and strategies. The CPO leads the company's acquisition programs and ensures that they are purchasing goods and contracting services on time and in a cost efficient way. Making sure these purchases are of high quality and compliant with relevant laws and regulations also falls under the CPO’s responsibilities.

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Watch: AI in the Supply Chain: Fact and Fiction

Supply Chain Brain

Tom Moore and Keith Moore, CEOs of, respectively, ProvisionAi and Autoscheduler.AI, talk about how AI is helping to solve problems in supply chains — and where it's more a matter of hype.

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Building the business case for Supply Chain Planning Software Implementation

Arkieva

Calculating expected benefits and demonstrating ROI for supply chain planning software implementations are critical. Attend our webinar and learn how. Building the business case for Supply Chain Planning Software Implementation was first posted on July 16, 2024 at 8:48 am. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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Clearer Horizons: Enhancing Supply Chain Management with No-Code AI Platforms

IT Supply Chain

By Rob Jackson (pictured) Content Writer The post Clearer Horizons: Enhancing Supply Chain Management with No-Code AI Platforms appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Blue Yonder Associate Honors Her Family’s Angels This Disability Pride Month

BlueYonder

July is Disability Pride Month, which is celebrated in alignment with the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in July 1990. The month aims to bring awareness of the positive pride felt by those within the disability community. In honor of this month, Blue Yonder Associate Shawnna Cutforth, a Senior Marketing Operations Manager, shares her personal experience as a parent of a child with special needs and her immense appreciation for the wonderful individuals that make up #TeamKei

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Watch: Case Study: An NGO Helps Multinationals to Tackle Modern-Day Slavery

Supply Chain Brain

A case study exploring how Hope for Justice and Slave-Free Alliance partnered with Exiger to adopt its supply chain visibility platform and pinpoint modern-day slavery problems across complex supply chains.

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July 2024 Freight Market Update

Stord

We have passed the halfway point in 2024, and the view of the windshield looks brighter than the rearview mirror. Yes, we are still oversaturated in terms of capacity, and the majority of U.S. freight markets are displaying deflationary patterns, but the lead up to the 4th of July holiday showed rejection rates at 2-year highs across multiple markets, causing rates to shoot up as high as 9.6% week-over-week at the national level, right before the holiday.

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A Quick Guide to Buying Industrial Machine Parts Online

IT Supply Chain

By John Hampton (pictured) Content Writer The post A Quick Guide to Buying Industrial Machine Parts Online appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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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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How Transloading Facilities Can Benefit Your Supply Chain

West Coast and California Logistics

When your imported products hit the port, do you want them to head out to market as quickly as possible? If so, it’s time that you give transloading a closer look. In this article, we’ll examine transloading in greater detail, including what you should look for in a 3PL provider that operates transloading facilities.

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Preparing for the Future With ‘Extreme Scenario Planning’

Supply Chain Brain

The best way that industrial supply chains can prepare for an uncertain future is to imagine the most extreme outcomes playing out — in opposite directions.

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Confused about AI and Machine Learning? Copy

The Smart Software

Are you confused about what is AI and what is machine learning? Are you unsure why knowing more will help you with your job in inventory planning? Don’t despair. You’ll be ok, and we’ll show you how some of whatever-it-is can be useful. The post Confused about AI and Machine Learning? Copy appeared first on Smart Software.