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Amazon leapfrogs UPS, and 4 other takeaways from a top shipping index

Supply Chain Dive

Market conditions are leading to shifts in U.S. volume share, with some upstarts gaining ground, according to new parcel delivery data from Pitney Bowes.

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Scope 3 Emissions Reporting: Under the Spotlight for All Businesses

Supply Chain Brain

Emissions reduction isn't only a business imperative — it's an environmental necessity. Scope 3 reporting motivates the business world to generate impactful change.

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5 Policies to Enact to Ensure Safety in Your Warehouse

All Things Supply Chain

Successful warehouses are a busy hub of activity where you can expect to see employees moving throughout the facility as they perform their duties.

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Colliding Views

Procurement Templates

Some of my stakeholders were baffled wondering why they can ask the same question but be given different answers. They would ask various procurement managers for advice but often got a different response depending on who they ask. For context the stakeholder is asking for procurement advice set within the rules for public sector buying and a UK regulatory framework.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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Recapping new product announcements from Docusign Momentum 2024

Spend Matters

On April 11, Docusign hosted the in-person session of Docusign Momentum, its annual conference, at The Glasshouse in New York. The event featured major announcements, including a new logo and branding, an AI-powered intelligent agreement review platform with function-specific applications and other new products, such as a centralized repository called Navigator and a no-code/drag-and-drop workflow tool called Maestro.

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Getting ready for artificial general intelligence with examples

IBM Supply Chain Blog

Imagine a world where machines aren’t confined to pre-programmed tasks but operate with human-like autonomy and competence. A world where computer minds pilot self-driving cars, delve into complex scientific research, provide personalized customer service and even explore the unknown. This is the potential of artificial general intelligence (AGI), a hypothetical technology that may be poised to revolutionize nearly every aspect of human life and work.

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Manufacturing could be short 1.9M workers if the talent gap isn’t fixed

Supply Chain Dive

Companies need millions of workers in operations and tech roles, according to a study. Experts worry the industry can’t keep up.

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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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Fyle: Vendor Analysis — Expense management solution overview, roadmap, competitors, user considerations, analyst summary

Spend Matters

This Spend Matters Vendor Analysis provides an overview of Fyle and its solution for Expense Management. Fyle’s expense management solution enables real-time expense management and reporting processes using AI. Many expense management software providers have ventured into issuing their own company cards, investing considerable resources in building their card programs.

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Building the human firewall: Navigating behavioral change in security awareness and culture

IBM Supply Chain Blog

The latest findings of the IBM X-Force® Threat Intelligence Index report highlight a shift in the tactics of attackers. Rather than using traditional hacking methods, there has been a significant 71% surge in attacks where criminals are exploiting valid credentials to infiltrate systems. Info stealers have seen a staggering 266% increase in their utilization, emphasizing their role in acquiring these credentials.

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GEP Procurement & Supply Chain Tech Trends Report

The technological landscape is dynamic and changes quickly. And for procurement and supply chain leaders looking to harness the power of technology to navigate complex challenges and an uncertain business environment, keeping up with the latest trends can be its own obstacle. So, what’s on the technological horizon for procurement and supply chain for the year ahead?

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Playing the “China Card” in U.S. Ports

Art of Procurement

When I think about global trade, I think about massive container ships, trains and trucks waiting to take containers to. The post Playing the “China Card” in U.S. Ports appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Shein taps Flexport as logistics partner for US marketplace

Supply Chain Dive

The arrangement allows orders made through the fast-fashion giant to activate logistics processes with the freight forwarder.

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Watch: Community, Cohort, Connection: What's Needed in Supply Chain Marketing

Supply Chain Brain

A preview of the second annual Global Supply Chain Marketing Summit, to be held June 5-7, 2024 at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida, with original cohort member Lisa Beck, director of marketing and business development with Ortec.

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Relish: Vendor Analysis — Application Development solution overview, roadmap, competitors, user considerations, analyst summary

Spend Matters

This Spend Matters Vendor Analysis provides an overview of Relish and its application development solution. Relish was founded by individuals with extensive consulting experience who recognized the gaps in IT solutions, especially when it comes to procurement. Relish aims to build lightweight apps that strategically augment enterprise solutions, optimizing investments in procurement solutions.

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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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4 ways generative AI addresses manufacturing challenges

IBM Supply Chain Blog

The manufacturing industry is in an unenviable position. Facing a constant onslaught of cost pressures, supply chain volatility and disruptive technologies like 3D printing and IoT. The industry must continually optimize process, improve efficiency, and improve overall equipment effectiveness. At the same time, there is this huge sustainability and energy transition wave.

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

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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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Employee sentiment rebounds, likely reducing exits, consulting firm says

Supply Chain Dive

Although positive sentiment remains lower than in early 2023, workers may be less likely to leave their jobs during the next two quarters.

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Watch: What's Going on With Mid-Market 3PLs?

Supply Chain Brain

Matt Perrigo, director of business development at ODW Logistics, discusses the latest developments in the mid-market third-party logistics world.

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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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A visual illustration of vendor rationalization

Procurement Insights

You go to two different grocery stores – Store A and Store B. Which product do you buy? Store A Store B Beyond price, which one of the two provides the best value? Now, how would you respond if you were told that you could only buy from Store B because they are a preferred store? Vendor Irrationalization Before answering that question, read the following excerpt from an April 2009 paper, “Utilizing an Intelligent Filtering Platform to Enhance Contract Performance (A Procurement Insig

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The journey to a mature asset management system

IBM Supply Chain Blog

This blog series discusses the complex tasks energy utility companies face as they shift to holistic grid asset management to manage through the energy transition. Earlier posts in this series addressed the challenges of the energy transition with holistic grid asset management, the integrated asset management platform and data exchange, and merging traditional top-down and bottom-up planning processes.

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Overcoming Procurement’s Fear of AI

Art of Procurement

“I think we are headed for human-centered AI where we have the human at the core, and you are going. The post Overcoming Procurement’s Fear of AI appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Port of Los Angeles cargo volumes rise 19% YoY in March

Supply Chain Dive

The West Coast port expects volumes to continue to grow in April, despite being a more muted shipping season.

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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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The Imperative for Responsible AI Integration in Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

Leaders should pave the way for a smoother transition into the digital future by focusing on effective communication, dedication to education, and awareness of employee needs.

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Why we need a DraftKings for the procurement world

Procurement Insights

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s post is inspired by an energized discussion on LinkedIn prompted by a post by Michael Lamoureaux. Join in using the following link. Michael Lamoureux , you make excellent points. We are not even talking about the companies that are not on the radar screens but have been out there for 20 to 30 years and have a solid and loyal client base.

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IBM and TechD partner to securely share data and power insights with gen AI

IBM Supply Chain Blog

As technology expands, at TechD , we know that the quality of generative AI (gen AI) depends on accurate data sourcing. A reliable and trustworthy data source is essential for sharing information across departments. Through the implementation of generative AI we are able to expand our knowledge to many individuals easily, quickly and efficiently becoming a resource.

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Procurement 6 – April 19th, 2024

Art of Procurement

Procurement 6 is a short podcast from Art of Procurement that publishes in the Art of Procurement feed every Friday. The post Procurement 6 – April 19th, 2024 appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Companies should increase emphasis on upskilling for AI, report says

Supply Chain Dive

Businesses currently have an unbalanced approach, with many planning to lean on new talent to handle AI adoption, according to The Adecco Group.

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Air Canada Staff Are Suspects in Heist of 6,600 Gold Bars

Supply Chain Brain

In October, Brink’s sued Air Canada , accusing the country’s largest airline of “negligence and carelessness.” Air Canada rejected the allegations.

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When it comes to BI and AI, A should always follow B!

Procurement Insights

Earlier today, I attended a LinkedIn Event hosted by Evalueserve. I came across it by accident, but I am glad that I did. Titled “Revolutionize Your BI: Digital Transformation Stories from the Real World,” the panel included Whirlpool’s Gowri Namboodiri , Caterpillar ‘s Ben Newman, and Coyote Logistics ‘ Director, Supply Chain Engineering & Analytics Jay Zaleski.

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Using dig +trace to understand DNS resolution from start to finish

IBM Supply Chain Blog

The dig command is a powerful tool for troubleshooting queries and responses received from the  Domain Name Service (DNS). It is installed by default on many operating systems, including Linux® and Mac OS X. It can be installed on Microsoft Windows as part of Cygwin. One of the many things dig can do is to perform recursive DNS resolution and display all of the steps that it took in your terminal.

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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.