August, 2023

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Solving the procurement problem: Too many tools, not enough data

Spend Matters

Procurement professionals and IT leaders tasked with managing software procurement today can often only focus on the top 20% of vendors. Why? It’s a convergence of three main factors: lack of data, limited resources and inefficient tooling. SaaS and vendor management has become increasingly complex Procurement and IT are being inundated with software access, vendor intake and renewal requests.

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Sustainable Procurement: What it is and its Importance

SCMDOJO

Discover the power of sustainable procurement in enhancing supply chain resilience and brand reputation and learn about its importance.

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The 10 Biggest Shipping Companies in the World

All Things Supply Chain

The global economy relies heavily on the shipping industry, the backbone of international trade. A seamless and efficient supply chain is vital for the movement of goods across continents.

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The Importance of Investment in Ports for the Future of the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Healthy, modernized seaports are essential for the profitability of businesses and investors everywhere. Our new white paper answers these questions and details the areas of seaports where investments will bring the biggest payback.

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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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The Market Speaks: Procurement practitioner requirements and the tech vendor response — Simfoni

Spend Matters

Spend Matters constantly updates its understanding of the state of the procurement tech market via RFIs for our SolutionMap dataset, vendor interviews, global event attendance and product demos with the aim of keeping tech-selection decision makers ahead of market trends. But we also endeavor to grow our understanding of the wants and needs of the customers using that tech – the practitioners.

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The Big Interview with Fraser Macdonald

Procurement Heads

For Procurement Heads’ latest Big Interview, he spoke with  Sagar Bhardwaj  about his procurement career. How did you get into Procurement? My career in procurement started when I completed my apprenticeship in business and administration at 17, working within the local authority where I was part of the property management and investment team and was involved in the publication of pin notices, quick quotes and mini competitions.

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How Amazon Shipping could shake up the parcel delivery industry

Supply Chain Dive

While not yet a heavy hitter against FedEx and UPS, experts say the service’s straightforward fees could entice small- and medium-sized businesses.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 08/04/2023-08/10/2023

All Things Supply Chain

GM blames supplier for EV production delay General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra disclosed that issues with an automation equipment supplier have caused unforeseen delays in the company’s electric vehicle…

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357: Leverage the Power of Shipping Intelligence, with Reveel

Let's Talk Supply Chain

Today I’m joined by Reveel, a forward-thinking digital platform that is on a mission to level the playing field with innovative shipping intelligence technology that gives businesses control over their parcel shipping expenses. Reveel is the leading Parcel Shipping Intelligence Platform that enables companies to level the playing field with FedEx and UPS.

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The New Era of Commerce: A Guide for Future-Proofing Your Shipping

Supply Chain Brain

This paper offers comprehensive strategies to ensure enduring shipping operations, such as leveraging advanced technology to optimize logistics and using data to identify trends.

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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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Want to Help with Hurricane Idalia Relief? Here’s How

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

As Hurricane Idalia made landfall on Wednesday morning along the Florida coast, the need for logistics and supply chain support following the storm will be great. ALAN’s executive director offers advice on how to get involved.

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From Blocks to Bites: A Cheese-Inspired Approach to Change Management

Art of Procurement

Bear with me for a moment… Close your eyes and imagine someone handing you a large block of your favorite. The post From Blocks to Bites: A Cheese-Inspired Approach to Change Management appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Inside Hershey’s $1B push to boost its supply chain capacity

Supply Chain Dive

The multi-year undertaking will allow the candy maker to balance existing capacity with future flexibility, an executive said.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 08/18/2023-08/24/2023

All Things Supply Chain

Panama Canal delays causing unrest for Shippers The Panama Canal is currently facing disruptions due to low water levels and restrictions imposed to conserve water.

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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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354: Stop Supply Chain Chaos and Get One Step Ahead, with Osa Commerce

Let's Talk Supply Chain

  Today I’m joined by Osa Commerce , an innovative software provider that is on a mission to tackle data chaos in the supply chain. Osa specialize in connecting, unifying, and automating commerce operations for retailers, logistics providers and their customers. With its advanced AI-powered collaborative visibility platform and intelligent decision-making capabilities, Osa powers supply chains to sell wherever their customers are, so they can focus on scalable growth – and be one step ahead.

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Top 10 TikTokers to Take Off your Supply Chain

SCMDOJO

Try this as a tongue twister: “Tripping through tantalizing TikTokers, tenfold to transform your tangled supply chain!” That was fun, right? In our digital age, where viral trends dominate, TikTok’s influence now extends to supply chain management. Discover the Top 10 TikTokers reshaping how you view supply chains. Beyond dance moves, they offer bite-sized insights for success, promising to elevate you above inefficiencies.

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The New Era of Due Diligence in 2023

Supply Chain Brain

The world of business has entered a new era of due diligence. In this new era, the traditional approach taken by most companies is no longer sufficient to effectively identify and manage risks.

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The Problem with Performative ESG

Art of Procurement

Although we talk about ESG programs all the time, they actually haven’t been with us for very long. ESG initiatives. The post The Problem with Performative ESG appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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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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Norfolk Southern outage could lead to weeks of disruptions

Supply Chain Dive

The railroad is still investigating the cause of the Monday outage, but does not believe it was a cybersecurity incident.

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The 5 Largest Microchip Companies in the World

All Things Supply Chain

In the fast-paced world of technology, microchips are the unsung heroes that power our devices, from smartphones to self-driving cars.

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353: Women in supply chain™, Holly Pearce

Let's Talk Supply Chain

In today’s episode of Women In Supply Chain, I’m joined by Holly Pearce, a self-confessed supply chain champion! Holly has over 20 years of industry experience, working at the director level across multiple global organizations. Currently the Director of Logistics for C+D Trojan, she is a transformation champion, seeking to improve supply chain processes and customer experience through continuous improvement, vertical integration, and shared visibility.

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Navigating the Challenges of Freelance Buyers: Tips and Tricks

Procurement Freelancers

With the work environment transforming, a growing proportion of people are considering freelancing as a… The post Navigating the Challenges of Freelance Buyers: Tips and Tricks first appeared on Procurement Blog | Procurement & Supply Chain News.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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Top U.S. Firms from Apple to Intel Decry India PC Import Curbs

Supply Chain Brain

In a letter to U.S. officials, eight American trade groups asked the Department of Commerce, the U.S. Trade Representative and the government to urge India to reconsider the policy.

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[Pod] Strengthening Your Corporate Culture to Survive Challenging Economic Times

Art of Procurement

“Procurement needs to be a friend. They need to have relationships. Without relationships, the price on a piece of paper. The post [Pod] Strengthening Your Corporate Culture to Survive Challenging Economic Times appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Generative AI, Robotics and Automation: Supply Chain Friends or Foes?

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

Supply chain leaders should consider the potential benefits of generative AI, robotics, and automation in supply chain management while being mindful of the implications for their teams.

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Can the Trucking Industry adapt to the EV model in the Future?

All Things Supply Chain

The trucking industry is moving towards electric trucks to improve sustainability within the supply chain.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Defense Supply Chain Network for Naval Operations

The Network Effect

How the US Navy's NOSS (Naval Operational Supply System) solution will be more agile, responsive, and effective using a network approach.

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The Importance of Supplier Audits in Risk Management

Procurement Freelancers

The landscape of organizations is constantly evolving, underscoring the significance of risk management. As international… The post The Importance of Supplier Audits in Risk Management first appeared on Procurement Blog | Procurement & Supply Chain News.

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Navigating to Net-Zero: Procurement's Role in Supplier Emissions

Supply Chain Brain

Scope 1 and 2 emissions are currently the “elephant in the room” of many boardrooms. The “mouse in the corner,” however, is Scope 3 emissions, or those that are an indirect result of the company’s value chain—and that mouse is growing larger.

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4 supply chain insights for the second half of 2023

Supply Chain Dive

Experts gave tips on economic metrics to watch and how to assess producers’ readiness to nearshore during the live event “Supply Chain Outlook: Trends and Risks To Watch.

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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.