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East and Gulf Coast port labor talks stall over automation concerns

Supply Chain Dive

The International Longshoremen's Association canceled a planned meeting with the United States Maritime Alliance, citing a local dispute on automated truck gates.

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Watch: P2G or G2P Robotics? The Great Debate in Warehouse Automation

Supply Chain Brain

Regardless of the size or age of a warehouse, person-to-goods (P2G) robotics is better for warehouse functionality than goods-to-person (G2P), says Kait Peterson, senior director of product marketing at Locus Robotics.

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Nordstrom nears completion on West Coast fulfillment transition

Supply Chain Dive

By transitioning operations to an omnichannel center, the retailer is building on its efforts to lower fulfillment costs.

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Embracing the Power of AI and Automation for the Logistics Workforce

Supply Chain Brain

The integration of artificial intelligence and automation has become a foundational investment for businesses operating in the increasingly volatile world of supply chain and logistics.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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Companies lean into SKU simplification

Supply Chain Dive

Unilever, Hain Celestial and other brands are thinking through their offerings to boost profits.

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'Lack of Trust' a Significant Barrier for Online Shoppers Ordering Across Borders

Supply Chain Brain

Over 90% of U.S. and U.K. online shoppers said they're concerned about a host of factors that come with buying from a seller in a different country.

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DHL eCommerce’s Texas distribution center relocation boosts throughput

Supply Chain Dive

The Irving facility includes a loop sorter equipped to process double the units it could handle in Grand Prairie.

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Supply Chain Visibility: The Transformative Power of Unified Fleet Management

Supply Chain Brain

Unified fleet solutions represent the future of fleet management, providing holistic, fleet-wide visibility and actionable insights.

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Border agents reach tentative deal with Canadian government

Supply Chain Dive

The union had threatened to strike on Friday if negotiations continued to stall.

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Port of Baltimore Shipping Channel Reopens

Supply Chain Brain

Rebuilding the span will take more than four years and cost up to $1.9bn, state authorities in Maryland have said.

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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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May air cargo volumes rise amid global disruption

Supply Chain Dive

Market uncertainty looms ahead of a U.S. crackdown on e-commerce goods from China.

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Strike Averted as Canada Border Agents Reach Tentative Deal

Supply Chain Brain

A possible strike had previously been delayed from June 6 to June 12 to allow for more time to negotiate.

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Fast Track Your Logistics Career: Expert Training with SCMDOJO

SCMDOJO

Are you ready to excel in logistics management? The SCMDOJO Logistics Management Track is your ultimate logistics training pathway. It’s designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the logistics industry. Let’s explore why our logistics training is unique, what’s included in our logistics pathway, and how you can get started today.

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Could Container Leasing Rate Price Bubble Be Poised to Burst?

Supply Chain Brain

Red Sea diversions have had many carriers pulling shipping schedules forward in anticipation of future disruptions in the region, but that is unlikely to last.

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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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Assessing the Sustainability of Your Supply Base – Part 2 In-Person Assessment

Positive Purchasing

Jonathan O’Brien, CEO of Positive Purchasing, author, and global procurement thought leader, outlines his effective approach to assessing the current levels of sustainability within your supply base, then prioritizing where and how to focus your resources to make the greatest and most cost effective positive impact. Having looked at using remote assessments in Part 1, Jonathan now examines how to get up close and personal in Part 2.

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U.S. Weighs More Limits on China’s Access to Chips Needed for AI

Supply Chain Brain

The measures being discussed would limit China’s ability to use a cutting-edge chip architecture known as "gate all-around.

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JAGGAER addresses priorities for CPOs at industry roundtables in Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Jaggaer

The post JAGGAER addresses priorities for CPOs at industry roundtables in Saudi Arabia and the UAE appeared first on JAGGAER.

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What is a Guest Speaker?

Shapiro Negotiations Institute

What Exactly is a Guest Speaker? What is a guest speaker, and why should you care? Think of it like this: Have you ever been stuck in a presentation that was so dull that you wished you were anywhere else—even the dentist’s office? A guest speaker comes in to shake things up with fresh ideas and engaging stories, turning a snooze-fest into something you actually want to pay attention to.

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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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The Role of Sourcing Consultants in Global Procurement

Procurement Freelancers

Have you ever thought about how firms identify the best products in the global market?… The post The Role of Sourcing Consultants in Global Procurement first appeared on Procurement Blog | Procurement & Supply Chain News.

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The 25 Hottest American Procurement Tech Startups

The Procuretech Podcast

On this episode of The Procurement Software Podcast, host James Meads dives into the world of procurement tech startups. With over 440 solutions in our software directory over at app.procurementsoftware.site, we aim to educate procurement leaders on the vast array of software options available to them. There's so much more out there than just clunky, legacy technology.

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Approaches to migrating your VMware workloads to AWS   

IBM Supply Chain Blog

The VMware® acquisition by Broadcom has changed VMware’s product and partner strategies. In November 2023, Broadcom finalized its acquisition (link resides outside ibm.com) of VMware for USD 69 billion, with an aim to enhance its multicloud strategy. Further to the acquisition, Broadcom decided to discontinue (link resides outside ibm.com) its AWS authorization to resell VMware Cloud on AWS as of 30 April 2024.

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The AI Revolution: How Predictive Procurement is Innovating Transportation Procurement

Arkestro

Resources / Blog / The AI Revolution: How Predictive Procurement is Innovating Transportation Procurement The AI Revolution: How Predictive Procurement is Innovating Transportation Procurement The transportation and logistics industry has been on a wild ride over the past few years, enduring extreme market volatility brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical events, inflation, environmental regulations, and more.

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Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes with the Power of Generative AI

Generative AI goes beyond just automating tasks and providing real-time answers. Did you know that implementing generative AI reduces sourcing cycle times and allows for faster decision-making across procurement operations? In this whitepaper — Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes With the Power of Generative AI — experts reveal how the strategic application of generative AI within procurement processes is paving the way for groundbreaking improvements.