Fri.Feb 23, 2024

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Why UPS keeps shrinking its workforce

Supply Chain Dive

UPS’ headcount has dropped by 43,000 employees in just three years, and more cuts are coming. Experts say it’s not all market-driven.

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Conversational AI use cases for enterprises

IBM Supply Chain Blog

Today, people don’t just prefer instant communication; they expect it. Conversational artificial intelligence (AI) leads the charge in breaking down barriers between businesses and their audiences. This class of AI-based tools, including chatbots and virtual assistants, enables seamless, human-like and personalized exchanges. Beyond the simplistic chat bubble of conversational AI lies a complex blend of technologies, with natural language processing (NLP) taking center stage.

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FMC releases final rule on detention and demurrage

Supply Chain Dive

The billing practices from the agency establish which parties can receive an invoice and sets a timeframe for issued invoices and disputes.

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This Supply Chain Year Will Be Dependent on Politics

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

Politics seems to be on everyone’s mind in this election year and the effects on supply chains are becoming evident in every aspect of our work.

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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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How to implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

IBM Supply Chain Blog

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union’s landmark data privacy law, took effect in 2018. Yet many organizations still struggle to meet compliance requirements, and EU data protection authorities do not hesitate to hand out penalties. Even the world’s biggest businesses are not free from GDPR woes. Irish regulators hit Meta with a EUR 1.2 billion fine in 2023.

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Danone is one of the companies to watch in 2024

Procurement Insights

Danone ’s 2023 full-year results are in, and we can see another successful year! A huge thanks to all Danoners, and in particular, to the #Operations teams, for all your hard work – driving the transformation of our end-to-end #supplychain , across our ecosystem, to deliver greater impact and value! 2023 was about continuing to build our foundations, being agile, supporting our sustainability goals – in line with the Danone Impact Journey – and focusing on consumer, customer, and patient ne

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Shipping Giant CMA CGM Posts a Loss as Red Sea Conflict Rages

Supply Chain Brain

Surging profits over the previous two years filled the coffers of the Saades and rival European shipping tycoons.

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Why everyone in every company is “IN” procurement

Procurement Insights

“ So, here is the question – if you knew in advance that there was going to be an olive oil shortage and that prices were likely to rise considerably, how many of you would have made sure you purchased the $4.97 bottle while it was still available? Even without a shortage, the difference between $4.97 and $19.99 is still considerable.” Ulf Venne • Host Supply Chain Pioneers | Supply Chain ‘Pro-to-Know’ Data is definitely available to get in front of this, the proble

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Planemakers Partner to Halt Infiltration of Unauthorized Parts

Supply Chain Brain

The Aviation Supply Chain Integrity Coalition will include senior representatives from American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Safran, StandardAero and United Airlines.

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Panasonic Energy fortifies battery supply chain with new graphite deal

Supply Chain Dive

Nouveau Monde Graphite will supply the battery maker with 18,000 tons a year of the material from its mine in Quebec.

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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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AI Revolutionizing Procurement: A Strategic Shift

Empowering CPO

Introduction In the dynamic world of procurement, artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly reshaping the sourcing landscape. As businesses seek agility, cost optimization, and data-driven decision-making, AI-powered solutions are becoming indispensable for procurement professionals. The AI Advantage Predictive Insights: AI algorithms analyze historical data to predict demand patterns, market trends, and supplier performance.

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U.S. DoL Seeks Injunction to Stop Use of ‘Oppressive Child Labor’ at Meat Processing Facilities

Supply Chain Brain

Federal investigators found children, some as young as 13, employed by Fayette Industrial as industrial cleaners at meat processing plants in Iowa and Virginia.

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The Contribution Of Sourcing Agents To The Success Of Global Trade

Procurement Freelancers

This is a highly competitive world where every business is striving for the top position.

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Procurement 2024: BIG Prediction – Buyer Beware: “Fake News” Invades Supply Markets

CPO Rising

For more than a decade, Ardent Partners’ senior analyst team has gathered in Boston for a multi-day company strategy and planning meeting. The team dedicates itself to reviewing the prior year’s research and main findings.

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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