Fri.Nov 24, 2023

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Toy Imports Down, But Still at Pre-COVID Levels

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

While toy imports are down 30% year-over-year, they remain at 2019 pre-COVID levels, suggesting this holiday season may not be all doom and gloom for retailers.

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Application modernization overview

IBM Supply Chain Blog

Application modernization is the process of updating legacy applications leveraging modern technologies, enhancing performance and making it adaptable to evolving business speeds by infusing cloud native principles like DevOps, Infrastructure-as-code (IAC) and so on. Application modernization starts with assessment of current legacy applications, data and infrastructure and applying the right modernization strategy (rehost, re-platform, refactor or rebuild) to achieve the desired result.


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10 Disastrous Warehouse Accidents Reasons & Solutions


In a bustling warehouse, safety should always be a top priority. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, posing serious risks to workers and operations. Understanding and being aware of common warehouse accidents is essential for preventing them in the first place. Look at some common warehouse accident pictures and you’ll notice most are forklift accident pictures.

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The Power of Collaboration: RPA and AI


Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are highly useful technologies for reducing business operational costs while improving the user experience. They have several similarities, but their distinct differences make it important to distinguish between them. Leveraging a combination of RPA and AI provides distinct advantages over using them separately.

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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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Black Friday – Shopping, Supply Chains, and Sales Reminder

CPO Rising

Attention Shoppers! The day after Thanksgiving in the US has long been known as Black Friday, the dark name for what is generally considered the biggest shopping day of the year (truth be told, the Saturday before Christmas often wins this honor).

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Elevate Efficiency: A Guide to integration of WMS for E-commerce


A warehouse management system for e-commerce makes managing a giant warehouse 24/7 no easy task. Additionally, when you need to oversee a considerable number of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), it is like a nightmare without an efficient tool. The WMS proves to be a great tool for managing the entire activities of a warehouse, effortlessly handling tasks ranging from inventory management, replenishments, receiving, put-away, picking, packing, and shipping, to tracking the logistics system.