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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 09/08/2023-09/14/2023

All Things Supply Chain

Tesla reinvents carmaking with breakthrough Tesla is reportedly on the verge of a game-changing development in electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing.

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American Eagle turns to AI for help managing inventory

Supply Chain Dive

The apparel retailer recently rolled out a new tool that executives say allows it to service demand while keeping leaner stocks.

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U.S. Manufacturing Rates Grew Slightly in August

Supply Chain Brain

Even though U.S. manufacturing outputs grew by 0.1% last month, production levels in August fell by 0.6% from August 2022.

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Hyundai’s Georgia EV supplier network adds 3 more manufacturers

Supply Chain Dive

NVH Korea, Daesol Ausys and DAS Corp. are the latest suppliers to build a production plant near the automaker's EV Metaplant campus.

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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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When It Comes To AI in 2023, We’re Going To Party Like It’s 1998

Procurement Insights

Editor’s Note: Okay, I am a year early as the song talks about partying like it’s 1999, but when it comes to AI and procurement, 1998 is more applicable. In today’s post, I will tell you why in the following reprint of a post I wrote in 2010. As an introduction or lead-in to that old post, I want to share the following excerpt from an article written in June 2023 responding to the question – What is AI in supply chain in 2023?

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Amazon Shipping has price edge over top carriers, execs say

Supply Chain Dive

The service won’t add peak season fees this year, unlike FedEx and UPS.

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What Extreme Weather Events Can Teach Supply Chain Managers

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

Whether it is flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, or drought that is contributing to the current low water levels in the Panama Canal, weather can disrupt supply chains. Getting ahead of the disaster before it hits starts with building resiliency.

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Securely record SSH sessions on RHEL in a private VPC network

IBM Supply Chain Blog

In this blog post, you’ll learn how to record SSH sessions on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) VSI in a private VPC network using in-built packages. The VPC private network is provisioned through Terraform and the RHEL packages are installed using Ansible automation. Additionally, you’ll learn how to set up a highly available bastion host.

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Arkestro Awarded with ISO/IEC 27001 Certification

Arkestro

Press Releases / Arkestro Awarded with ISO/IEC 27001 Certification Arkestro Awarded with ISO/IEC 27001 Certification This certification confirms the Information Security Management System (ISMS) supporting Arkestro’s Predictive Procurement Orchestration Platform is in compliance. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 15, 2023 – Arkestro , the leading Predictive Procurement Orchestration platform, announced today its certification of ISO/IEC 27001 for its Information Security Management System (ISMS).

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The Role of Conflict Resolution Courses in Building a Harmonious Workplace

Negotiations Ninja

Today’s fast-paced and interconnected business landscape requires a harmonious workplace; moreover, this is not just a utopian ideal, it’s a vital necessity for the success and growth of any organization. Harmony while on the job assists with streamlining problem-solving and can even contribute to employee satisfaction.

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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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THE NEW RULES OF PROCUREMENT ENGAGEMENT: SURVIVING AND THRIVING: WHY IT’S TIME TO REEVALUATE SOURCING

Procurement Insights

The dawn of a new age is upon us, it is indeed an exciting time for procurement and finance teams. To help you understand the future of the new rules of procurement engagement and take the next steps in your transformation journey, we have engaged with global influencers who are beacons of inspiration, setting new standards for effective strategic sourcing and serving as models for others to follow.

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CPO Rising Listicle: Six Ways a Top-Performing AP Operation Benefits the CFO

CPO Rising

Fridays (in 2023) means that it’s time for another CPO Rising Listicle. Each list will include a variety of procurement tips, trends, insights, research, lists, strategies, and/or recommendations designed to help procurement teams improve operations. We’ll also include a summary graphic for you to share with your team.

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UAW Employees Strike Against GM, Stellantis and Ford

Supply Chain Brain

Roughly 13,000 UAW members walked off the job at car manufacturing facilities in Missouri, Michigan and Ohio on September 15.

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