2024

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Why Nobody Sends Out an RFP for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

In my 25+ years as an industry analyst, I have reviewed (and helped craft) many Request for Proposals (RFP) for supply chain and logistics software applications — especially for shippers and third party logistics providers (3PLs) looking for a transportation management system (TMS) or a supply chain visibility solution. Never, in 25 years, have I.

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Medline is the Largest User of the AutoStore Robotics Solution in the World

Logistics Viewpoints

AutoStore in action at a Medline Distribution Center AutoStore has a lot of buzz surrounding it. This public company (OSE:AUTO) headquartered in Norway achieved revenues of nearly $650 million in less than 20 years. The company continued to grow during COVID even as the industry shrank. And their revenues don’t include services – they work through system integration partners.

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Self-Checkout Turns Customers into Employees and Employees into Security Guards

Enterra Insights

Everyone knows that customers dislike long checkout lines. That’s why self-checkout machines were first introduced nearly two score years ago — to reduce long checkout lines. Journalist Amanda Mull explains, “When self-checkout kiosks began to pop up in American grocery stores, the sales pitch to shoppers was impressive: Scan your stuff, plunk it in a bag, and you’re done.

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Digital RtM & Supply Chain – 4 Data Points That Will Transform FMCG

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Explore the transformative potential of integrating technology into the distribution network, from producer to point of sale.

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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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Real-World Supply Chain Robotics

The Network Effect

The post Real-World Supply Chain Robotics appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Sustainability Q&A: Building Sustainable Supply Chains

John Galt

In this Q&A with MIT Research Scientist Dr. Velázquez, we discuss supply chain sustainability challenges, research findings, and recommendations.

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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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How Supply Chain Organizations are Leveraging Data Analytics to Improve Risk Management

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chain organizations that prioritize safety and risk management through data analytics, telematics, and newer equipment position themselves as competitive leaders.

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Our Design for AM Potential Analysis feature is a TCT Awards finalist

DiManEx

Stop the presses – we have awesome news. We are named a finalist in the Software category for the TCT Awards! Our platform feature, ‘Design for Additive Manufacturing Potential Analysis,’ has garnered attention from the jury. And so, we are in the running for the award at the upcoming June 2024 award ceremony! Dive into this blog to learn more about TCT and our nominated feature.

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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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From the Barley in the Fields, to the Beer in Our Hands: Carlsberg’s Sustainability Journey

BlueYonder

For the past 175 years, Carlsberg has continuously reinvented itself from a marketing, innovation and product perspective, while remaining true to its core values of enriching communities while manufacturing quality drinks. Spanning 140 brands, 40,000 employees, 150 global markets, and 12.5 billion liters of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, the operation is vast.

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U.S. E-commerce Logistics Report: Overcoming Barriers and Seizing Opportunities

Talking Logistics

The United States has established itself as an unrivaled leader in the North American e-commerce logistics market. This success is primarily driven by its cutting-edge technologies and robust infrastructure. Online sales in the country have experienced remarkable growth over the past decade, registering an impressive annual increase of 13% to 18%. This remarkable trajectory is.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

In the early morning hours of April 26, at approximately 1:35am, a cargo ship leaving Baltimore Harbor struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge, triggering a catastrophic collapse of the 1.6-mile-long span. The collapse sent vehicles and people plunging into the water. According to a Coast Guard memo, a harbor pilot and an assistant aboard the cargo ship reported the power issues that prompted multiple alarms on the bridge of the vessel and loss of propulsion.

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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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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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How Mobile Workflow Solutions are Shaping Industries

TrackVia

Do you ever feel like you’re constantly playing catch-up in the business world? Like everyone else has figured out some secret formula for success, and you’re still trying to crack the code? Well, buckle up because we’re about to let you in on a little secret weapon that’s been hiding in plain sight: mobile workflow solutions.

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Tecsys’ Corinna Hoag and Vee Srithayakumar Named 2024 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know

Tecsys

Award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage.

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How Using a Dock Scheduling Software Can Save You Hours and Dollars

C3 Solutions

In the dynamic world of supply chain management, the adage "time is money" resonates more than ever. With labor costs at an all-time high, inefficiencies in warehouse and yard operations can lead to significant financial losses.

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Decision Intelligence A Key Pillar of Next-Gen Supply Chain Planning

John Galt

Decision intelligence is powered by enabling technology like AI and machine learning to help inform and shape supply chain decisions. Learn more.

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More Than 40 New Manufacturers Join Configura’s Platform in 2023

More than 40 manufacturers across the commercial interior, material handling, and kitchen and bath industries expand offers via Configura’s CET platform in 2023.

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Clean up Historical Data using Intuiflow

Demand Driven Technologies

Cleaning up demand histories is a classic discipline for any forecaster in the supply chain. When generating a statistical forecast, you must first ensure that the historical data has been cleaned of outliers. Otherwise, beware of GIGO! (Garbage In, Garbage Out). This historical clean-up is generally carried out on monthly buckets, sometimes on weekly buckets.

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Charting a Sustainable Path: Retail Supply Chain Evolution in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Retailers have an opportunity to prioritize a more sustainable supply chain. But how can they do this while continuing to grow the business?

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What are the Critical Success Factors for FMCG Market Entry?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

What does Market Entry Mean? Market entry can take many forms, and often a company (e.g. FMCG Co.) will see its own brands present in a market (e.g. Market X), and then look at planning an official ‘Market ‘Entry’.

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Trends 2024/Technology

Enterra Insights

Over the past few years, more and more experts have ditched the practice of making predictions and turned to writing about trends. Former President Bill Clinton once advised, “Follow the trend lines, not the headlines.” For business leaders, that remains sound advice. To that end, I scoured numerous articles about technology trends to see if some kind of consensus emerged about which trends will have the greatest impact over the coming year.

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The Art of Consistent Perfect Order Delivery: Smart Order Fulfillment Through Orchestration

Shippers and logistics service providers are pressured to match the “Amazon effect” for fast and efficient service across multiple B2C, B2B, and D2C channels. Perfect order delivery - on-time and in-full at the lowest possible cost – is critical. However, recent surveys of supply chain stakeholders reveal that many don't have the technology necessary to achieve it.

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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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Siemens EcoTech: Driving Sustainable Transformation of Industry

Logistics Viewpoints

Aside from creating products that have sustainable benefits, Siemens has increased the value of their offerings by focusing on the traceability and data verification of their products. Companies across the globe are being placed under pressure to keep an accurate record of emissions data across their entire supply chain, due to regulations requiring annual reporting.

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FCA data shows ransomware resurgence

IT Supply Chain

By Ant Ducker (pictured) Cyber Technologist EMEA at Carbon Black The post FCA data shows ransomware resurgence appeared first on IT Supply Chain.

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E-Invoicing: How It Works and Why Your Business Needs It

Precoro

As the drawbacks of time-consuming and error-prone manual invoice processing become increasingly evident, more and more companies are switching to electronic invoicing as a convenient alternative. With e-invoicing, the process of generating and distributing invoices is automated – meaning neither the vendor nor the buyer has to key in or send anything manually.

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ABM Success Recipe: Mastering the Crawl, Walk, Run Approach

Shifting to an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy can be both exciting and challenging. Well-implemented ABM motions build engagement with high-value accounts and drive impactful campaigns that resonate with your audience. But where do you begin, and how do you progress from crawling to running? Watch now as Demand Gen experts delve into the essentials of each stage of the ABM process.

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Truepill Selects Tecsys' Elite™ WMS for Healthcare Distribution to Support Its Growing Mail Order Pharmacy Operations

Tecsys

Three Tecsys recipients recognized with award that honors outstanding executives whose accomplishments leverage supply chains for competitive advantage.

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What is Field Service Management?

TrackVia

Field service management (FSM) is a comprehensive approach to managing and optimizing the operations of field service teams. These teams, often consisting of technicians, engineers, or specialists, are responsible for delivering on-site services to customers. FSM encompasses a wide range of activities, including scheduling and dispatching work orders, tracking inventory, managing customer communication, and ensuring timely and efficient service delivery.

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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.