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Ryder System sets sights on growing cross-border business

Supply Chain Dive

A new warehouse in Laredo, Texas, and an expanded drayage yard in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, give the carrier additional capacity to handle more freight.

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A 2024 Supply Chain To-Do List

Supply Chain Brain

The global economy is slowly recovering, but volatility remains a constant. Future-proofing supply chains to manage risk, boost real-time visibility, enhance sustainability, deploy AI effectively, and promote end-to-end collaboration is critical.

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Norfolk Southern saw FedEx Ground volume jump in peak season

Supply Chain Dive

The railroad met with the delivery provider last year and made strategic adjustments to strengthen service, an executive said.

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Innovating Supply Chain Higher Education with Generative AI

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

Using artificial intelligence in the classroom is not without concerns, but it also offers supply chain students access to an increasingly critical industry tool.

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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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Deployed: Vendor Analysis — SOW solution overview, roadmap, competitors, user considerations, analyst summary

Spend Matters

This Spend Matters Vendor Analysis provides an overview of Deployed and its solutions for Statement of Work (SOW). SOW drafting traditionally starts once a supplier bid has been accepted and the business is ready to move forward with work. The business requestor and Sourcing or Procurement go back and forth (usually several times) to ensure the draft reflects the work being requested.

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Anyline Launches Autonomous Drone Barcode Scanning Technology

Supply Chain Brain

Anyline said that it worked with the multinational paper and packaging company Mondi to develop this autonomous drone barcode scanning technology.

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Making Warehouses and Data Centers Greener

Supply Chain Brain

Although the process of upgrading or retrofitting facilities can seem daunting, many of these changes can quickly lead to energy and cost savings.

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Is your solution provider a giraffe?

Procurement Insights

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following picture was shared in a LinkedIn post by Pran Raj, CPSCM, MDI, IIM, VP Supply Chain | Devyani International. My comment is the basis for today’s post. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words! Here is an excerpt from a Procurement Insights article about why company leaders have to step out from behind their companies’ logos to demonstrate their experience and expertise in the industries they are seeking to serve – [link] “Instead of c

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FTC probes role of wholesalers, purchasing groups in drug shortages

Supply Chain Dive

The agency issued a request for information scrutinizing “the practices of opaque drug middlemen,” Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan said.

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Measuring Reverberating Impact – From Field To Consumer Shelves (OLIVE OIL)

Procurement Insights

Outside of a core group, how many in procurement have actually read reports like this one from Mintec ? I thought about this recently when I was in my local supermarket and felt the niggling feeling that the price of olive oil was out of whack. The price seemed considerably higher than it had been in the past. As a numbers guy with over 40 years in high-tech and almost as long in procurement, I wanted to do some research.

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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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Staples deploys RightHand Robotics tech in its fulfillment centers

Supply Chain Dive

The piece-picking robots will help the retailer automate operations and offer next-day delivery to over 98% of the U.S., according to the developing business.

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ONE Launches Beta Version of AI Assistant NEO

Supply Chain Brain

One Network Enterprises (ONE) said that its NEO Assistant tool is the world’s first artificial intelligence supply chain assistant.

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FTSE 30 CPG Client – IT Procurement

Barkers Procurement

Barkers were retained by a FTSE 30 CPG client to support its selection of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software and a MES Systems Integrator and the subsequent software licensing and implementation contract negotiations. Due to severe time constraints, Barkers designed a parallel workstream approach that led to a 50% reduction in the time normally taken to run the overall process.

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The Power of Adaptability in Next-Gen Routing Solutions

Supply Chain Brain

Join us for an insightful webinar as we explore the critical elements of scalability, flexibility, and adaptability in the transformative world of next-generation routing 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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392 – Blended: Preference vs Bias: What’s The Difference?

Let's Talk Supply Chain

 Welcome back to Blended! It’s episode 41, I’m joined by a new panel of professionals who are ready to be open, honest and challenge themselves with, sometimes tough, conversations. And, today, we’re talking about preference vs bias. We’ve talked a lot about bias on the show, whether it be gender, race or class. But, equally, we talk a lot about personal choice, autonomy, the importance of following our own paths.

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Boeing 737 Max Boss Ousted

Supply Chain Brain

Ed Clark was vice president and general manager of the 737 program, overseeing the Renton, Washington factory that produced the plane involved in the January Alaska Airlines blowout.

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Procurement News — February 21, 2024

CPO Rising

Welcome to Procurement News, part of our ongoing aggregate news series covering recent supply management headlines and trends pertinent to Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement leaders! Contact us with your news story here. Procurement Executive News Golden State Foods Promotes Trisha McRoberts to Corporate Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer IRVINE, Calif.

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Ivory Coast Cashew Processors Ask for More Government Support

Supply Chain Brain

The Ivory Coast Cashew Industry Group asked for a renewed plan guaranteeing cashew suppliers up to 20% of the GTCI’s processing capacity at the beginning of each season.

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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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Top 15 Considerations for Selecting 4PL Logistics Partners

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When it comes to effective and profitable road transport management, it is undeniably crucial you get a reliable 4PL provider to handle your logistics. First, understand the difference between 3PL and 4PL in logistics. Knowing the potential value of a 4PL integrated early into the process is key to saving you more and delivering greater service. What is 4PL?

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Watch: Announcing a Collaboration and Partnership Between Two Major Supply Chain Media Brands

Supply Chain Brain

Highlighting the new media collaboration between SupplyChainBrain and Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, founder and host of the Let's Talk Supply Chain podcast,

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Biden administration issues executive order on port cybersecurity

Supply Chain Dive

The order attempts to shift more ship-to-shore crane manufacturing to the U.S. amid concerns about cyber risk at port facilities.

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Chemship Commissions Wind-Propelled Chemical Tanker

Supply Chain Brain

Technology installed on wind-powered Chemical Challenger targets 15% CO 2 savings on Transatlantic route.

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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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B2B Manufacturers Investing More in Aftermarket Services, Report Says

Supply Chain Brain

The number of organizations that rely on e-commerce for aftermarket services more than doubled from 7% in 2023 to 15% in 2024.

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Biden Seeks to Bolster Port Cybersecurity with Executive Order

Supply Chain Brain

The order will give the Coast Guard authority to respond to malicious cyberactivity, require maritime vessels to bolster their cybersecurity and impose new rules on reporting cyber incidents at ports.

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