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ILA ‘more likely’ to strike in October as tensions rise

Supply Chain Dive

The union representing East and Gulf Coast port workers made the threat Wednesday, while noting wage and automation concerns are behind contract disagreements.

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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: Progress or Setback?

Art of Procurement

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, or UFLPA, was passed to protect an ethnically Turkish, predominantly Muslim minority living in. The post Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: Progress or Setback? appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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The Port of Baltimore is reopened from the bridge collapse. How much cargo will return?

Supply Chain Dive

With wreckage from the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse removed, leaders are bullish on the port’s ability to retain customers.

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Watch: When Resources Are Constrained, How Can You Become Sustainable?

Supply Chain Brain

Organizations are inundated with demands for becoming sustainable. How do they achieve that goal when resources are constrained? Laura Rainier, senior director analyst with Gartner, explains.

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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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Advance Auto Parts maps out unified distribution network

Supply Chain Dive

The facilities will function as replenishment nodes for the retailer, which is consolidating two separate networks to boost efficiency.

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How To Shrink Plastic Use Through Better Supplier Relationships

Supply Chain Brain

Manufacturers are making strides to reduce their plastic footprint. But those seeking to shrink plastic usage can find it difficult to budget, forecast and make nimble decisions.

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Why U.K. Supply Chains Are Nearshoring

Supply Chain Brain

It's not just Brexit that's driving the trend. U.K. companies are increasingly eager to boost risk management, control over products, sustainability credentials and staffing.

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De minimis crackdown: What shippers should know

Supply Chain Dive

The U.S. government is ramping up enforcement on low-cost goods entering the country, suspending brokers like Seko Logistics from a key import program.

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Red Sea Attacks Drove 90% Decline in Container Shipping, U.S. Spies Say

Supply Chain Brain

The attacks have impacted at least 65 countries and forced at least 29 major energy and shipping companies to alter their routes.

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McDonald’s names next chief supply chain officer for North America

Supply Chain Dive

Cesar Piña, a 10-year veteran of the company, will succeed Bob Stewart and focus on supply chain resiliency and sustainability.

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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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Port of New Orleans Gets Millions in Funds for New Downriver Terminal

Supply Chain Brain

The new terminal — which is still in the federal permitting process — is expected to open in 2028, and will accept as many as 280,000 containers each year.

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FMCSA extends Baltimore bridge collapse emergency waivers

Supply Chain Dive

The second, and likely final, extension of electronic logging devices and hours of service rules ends June 22.

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Port of Los Angeles Imports Fell 4.5% in May, Exports Rose 23.8%

Supply Chain Brain

Overall container volumes at the busiest U.S. container port are up 18% in the first five months of the year compared to the same period in 2023.

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T-Mobile unlocks marketing efficiency with Adobe Workfront

IBM Supply Chain Blog

With 109 million customers and counting, “uncarrier” T-Mobile is one of the top mobile communications providers in the U.S. The company always puts the customer first, which it achieves by delivering the right experiences and content to the right customers at the right time. But with different sub-brands and business units, T-Mobile’s marketing and content workflows were complex—and often inefficient and disconnected.

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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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FAA Head Says Agency Was Too Lax With Boeing in Lead-up to Door Plug Incident

Supply Chain Brain

FAA head Mike Whitaker told a U.S. Senate committee that the agency was "too focused on paperwork audits and not enough on inspections.

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The Power of Empathy: Building Deeper Connections with Persuasion Training

Negotiations Ninja

Have you ever wondered how some people effortlessly influence others while some struggle to get their points across? The key often lies in a subtle yet powerful skill: empathy.

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Podcast | The Challenges of a Modern-Day Energy Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

The global energy supply chain stands at a crossroads.

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The Best Inventory Management Solutions for Ecom Sellers

Finale Inventory

In the fast-paced world of ecommerce, inventory management plays a crucial role in the success of ecommerce sellers. Efficiently managing your inventory can save you time, money, and the headache of stockouts or overstocks. As an ecommerce seller, you need a reliable inventory management solution to help you stay organized, streamline your operations, and grow your business.

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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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What’s up with eSignature apps in 2024

Procurement Insights

Zycus has been a client of mine since 2009. I have worked with them on many projects, including writing eBooks, moderating webinars, and hosting live panels. One of the reasons I like Zycus is that they made a decision to buy back the company from Venture Capitalists to ensure that their focus remained on serving their clients versus cashing out. Over the years, I have seen that deliver customer value on a consistent (and growing) basis.

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Procurement 6 – June 14th, 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 – June 14th, 2024 appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Procurement Evolution: From Industry to Consultancy with James Ball – Episode 96

Procurement Talk with David Byrne

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube Summary In this episode, Martin Smith interviews James Ball, Associate Director at Infosys Portland. James discusses the differences between working in industry and working in consultancy in the procurement field. James shares his insights based on his 25 years of experience in procurement, with … Continued The post Procurement Evolution: From Industry to Consultancy with James Ball – Episode 96 appeared first on Talent Driv

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Microcontrollers vs. microprocessors: What’s the difference?

IBM Supply Chain Blog

Microcontroller units (MCUs) and microprocessor units (MPUs) are two kinds of integrated circuits that, while similar in certain ways, are very different in many others. Replacing antiquated multi-component central processing units (CPUs) with separate logic units, these single-chip processors are both extremely valuable in the continued development of computing technology.

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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.