2024

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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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Generative AI: Force Multiplier for Autonomous Supply Chain Management

The Network Effect

The post Generative AI: Force Multiplier for Autonomous Supply Chain Management appeared first on The Network Effect.

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US vs. Europe: Comparing Dock and Yard Management Markets

C3 Solutions

Dock and yard management are today's most in-focus parts of supply chain and logistics. Together, they bring methods to the madness of warehouse operations. Dock and Yard Management ensures efficient cargo handling, reduces vehicle turnaround times, and leads to timely deliveries and cost-effective operations.

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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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Top Eight Avoidable Supply Chain Practices

Stord

Explore the top 8 supply chain logistics practices to avoid to prevent disruptions and drive innovation in supply chain management.

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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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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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How Can Your Supply Chain Become Even More Resilient?

BlueYonder

This article first appeared in Logistics Viewpoints. As we kick off the summer of 2024, three years past the emergence of COVID-19, we are still seeing the effects of the pandemic on the world’s supply chains. As supply chain professionals, COVID-19 made us recognize that disruption is a given. From production shutdowns and material shortages to blocked shipping lanes, we now accept supply chain uncertainty as an everyday fact.

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Mastering the Digital Landscape: A Manufacturer’s Guide to Effective Digital Marketing Strategies

IT Supply Chain

By Rob Jackson (pictured) Content Writer The post Mastering the Digital Landscape: A Manufacturer’s Guide to Effective Digital Marketing Strategies appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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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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AI in manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

AI for manufacturers Using artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing can significantly improve productivity, reduce equipment failure, increase production efficiency and help identify new business opportunities. The use and discussion of AI has become common. A 2023 survey by McKinsey reported that 79 percent of all respondents had at least some exposure to gen AI, either for work or outside of work.

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Is China’s Role in Your Supply Chain Increasing or Decreasing?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Paul Wiseman on February 7th, “For the first time in more than two decades, Mexico [in 2023] surpassed China as the leading source of goods imported by the United States.” This news prompted us to ask members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics. Read more The post Is China’s Role in Your Supply Chain Increasing or Decreasing?

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Kinaxis Annual Customer Event Occurs Next Week

Supply Chain Matters

Supply chain planning and execution synchronization technology provider Kinaxis will be conducting its annual customer focused kinexions conference on June 17 through June 20 of next week in Miami, Florida. Kinaxis has been a long-standing Named sponsor of this Supply Chain Matters blog and we value our technology thought leadership role. This Founder and Executive Editor has attended this conference for many prior years and will again be present this year.

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3 signs that you need a construction inventory management solution

EMERGE App

Fast to grow – Fast to fail, do you agree with this point of view? It is a judgment for those who are losing control over their business. However, If you have already passed the stage of growth and have a certain position in the market, as long as you have a foreseen for your business and are skilled in management, the risks associated with rapid growth can be mitigated.

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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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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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Lessons from “The Goal” for Optimizing Warehouse Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

As part of my personal and professional development, I’ve been participating in our book club at Lucas Systems over the past several months. We’ve read and discussed some fantastic and thought provoking books. One of the most recent, “ The Goal ,” by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox, suggested by our CEO, really got me thinking about the book’s centering theme, the Theory of Constraints, it’s applicability to my area of expertise, software development, and how it can also be applied to processes in

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How 3D Printing Will Change Supply Chains and Improve Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

As the technology has advanced and become more available, 3D printing is expected to become an integral part of many industries’ operations and could ultimately help companies achieve sustainability goals.

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Group Purchasing Organizations: Principle of Work, Pros, and Cons

Precoro

Many SMBs feel disadvantaged because they have little leverage in negotiations with suppliers or vendors and can’t secure discounts due to low order volumes. Small companies may also lack the resources to create a dedicated procurement team for proper sourcing and supplier vetting. Group purchasing organizations can be the perfect way for these companies to increase cost savings.

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What is Mesh Networking Trends Report

This report details the capabilities of mesh networks, how they work, and the applications they thrive in supporting. Connectivity is necessary for optimal productivity, and mesh networking will soon be a significant provider of connectivity globally.

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Simple is Good, Except When It Isn’t

The Smart Software

In this blog, we are steering the conversation towards the transformative potential of technology in inventory management. The discussion centers around the limitations of simple thinking in managing inventory control processes and the necessity of adopting systematic software solutions. The post Simple is Good, Except When It Isn’t appeared first on Smart Software.

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When People Change, We Need To Let Them: One Associate’s Message in Honor of Pride Month

BlueYonder

A note from the writer: I’m in a years-long group chat with a small group of the closest queer people in my life. We cheekily call it the GNN (Gay News Network), and we share everything from funny memes and ridiculous TikToks to inspiring articles and even our biggest worries and insecurities. Recently, I shared with the GNN some intimate, personal thoughts on change, and in honor of Pride month, I’d like to share an excerpt of that conversation with you.

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ONS Retail Figures Comment: Summer of sport encouraging retail spending, brands need their house in order

IT Supply Chain

By Steve Ponting (pictured) Director, Software AG The post ONS Retail Figures Comment: Summer of sport encouraging retail spending, brands need their house in order appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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Four easy warehouse wins for your manufacturing or distribution business

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Many manufacturers struggle to optimize warehouse productivity and attract skilled employees. Inefficient working conditions and manual work only worsen the problem. In fact, the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U.S. put annual warehouse turnover rates at 43 percent. That’s where automation comes into play. An ERP system that incorporates a cutting-edge warehouse management system (WMS) can help you optimize processes, streamline workflows and decrease errors.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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If An 18-Year-Old Truck Driver Comes to Pick Up Your Shipment

Talking Logistics

It appears that few carriers are interested in training and hiring truck drivers younger than 21 years old. But that is okay, because it also appears that not many young people are interested in becoming a truck driver anyway. As John Gallagher reported in FreightWaves last month, “The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says only. Read more The post If An 18-Year-Old Truck Driver Comes to Pick Up Your Shipment appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Lessons from Retail for Enhancing the Customer Experience in Healthcare

Tecsys

There are two industries with which each of us must interact: Retail and healthcare. Whether we're shopaholics or we just buy the bare necessities, whether we are praised as 'dental unicorns' by our dentists or reluctantly visit their practices, we participate earnestly in their essential services.

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Ecommerce Guide to Writing Powerful Product Descriptions (+ Examples & Templates)

ShipBob

Table of Contents ** Minutes What is a product description? 5 tips for writing the best product description Examples of great product descriptions Product description templates to write your own product descriptions Conclusion Learn More Creating product descriptions for your ecommerce online store is a balancing act. You want to provide enough information to shoppers to answer any potential questions they might have, but you also need to keep in mind the idea of attention economics : human atte

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Nearshoring and Tech Solutions: A New Era for Supply Chains

C3 Solutions

Discover why nearshoring is gaining traction in 2024 as companies seek to mitigate supply chain risks. Download our whitepaper for detailed insights!

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Mastering Order Management: Backorders & Out-of-Stock Inventory

The unfortunate truth is that you will always have low stock and backorder issues with your supply chain. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared to handle them. This brief video explores some of the primary drivers of inventory issues – and how modern technology and best practices can mitigate these issues and ensure a superb customer experience.

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Happy International Women’s Day

Locus Robotics

Home March 08, 2024 Happy International Women’s Day Rick Faulk , Chief Executive Officer Today, March 8th, is International Women's Day — a globally recognized day to celebrate women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements worldwide. As we take a moment to honor this important occasion, I want to express my sincere gratitude and admiration for the invaluable roles women across Locus play in driving our success.

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Diversifying Beyond China: An Imperative for Global Supply Chain Resilience

Supply Chain Brain

With supply chains facing increasing complexities and risks, a “China Plus One” sourcing strategy has emerged as crucial for businesses operating on a worldwide scale.

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7 Basic Types of Supply Chain Risks

Precoro

With new products constantly entering the markets and increased availability of international trading, supply chains are now more complex than ever before. A supply chain is a logistical system consisting of the buying company and its partners, such as suppliers, delivery agents, and distributors, that encompasses the process of turning raw materials or goods into the final product and distributing them to customers.