April, 2023

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Sustainable Supply Chain Analysis — Embracing Sustainability

Procurement Tactics

18 Must-Have Negotiation Skills For Procurement Professionals Download Course Details →  Or receive our famous weekly newsletter Sustainable Supply Chain Analysis — Embracing Sustainability Sustainable supply chain analysis involves evaluating how sustainable your suppliers and your processes that both pertain to how transparent your supply chain is.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 04/21/2023-04/27/2023

All Things Supply Chain

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UPS fights to keep strike-fearing shippers from fleeing

Supply Chain Dive

The delivery giant has assigned executives to major customers to keep them from shifting volume to competitors amid Teamsters contract negotiations, CEO Carol Tomé said.

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[Pod] The Power and Danger of Asking Good Questions

Art of Procurement

In the 5th century BC, Socrates was teaching the Athenian people to think for themselves. He taught by asking questions: The post [Pod] The Power and Danger of Asking Good Questions appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Rethinking Supply Chains for Greater Efficiency, Resiliency, and Sustainability

Supply Chains have 3 key priorities: building resiliency, reducing costs and driving ESG performance. Read the new GEP-sponsored report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services for strategies and digital solutions to achieve these goals.

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Artificial Intelligence Will be Big in Supply Chain Management, Report Predicts

Supply Chain Brain

AI-enabled supply chains are 67% more effective than their non-AI counterparts, thanks to reduced risks and lower overall costs, market analysis shows.

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ISO 20022: Are your payment systems ready?

IBM Supply Chain Blog

ISO 20022 is a global standard for financial messaging that aims to standardize electronic data interchange between financial institutions. It provides a structured way of exchanging data for financial transactions, including payments, securities and trade services. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) developed the standard, which is being adopted by countries and financial institutions worldwide.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 04/14/2023-04/20/2023

All Things Supply Chain

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Amazon shifts to regional fulfillment model

Supply Chain Dive

The company has addressed growing complexity in its network by positioning goods closer to end customers, lowering costs and reducing delivery times.

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[Pod] Case Dismissed: Spencer Patton Prevails Over FedEx

Art of Procurement

In August of 2022, the relationship between FedEx Ground and their network of delivery contractors looked like it was about. The post [Pod] Case Dismissed: Spencer Patton Prevails Over FedEx appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Building the Pipeline: Five Ways to Lift Female Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Brain

As a leader in end-to-end delivery and transportation with a career spanning over 15 years as an omni-channel supply chain and operations leader, I have often been the only woman in the room.

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Geopolitical & Regulatory Issues: The Path Forward in Supply Chain & Logistics

Speaker: Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD - President of LMA Consulting Group, S&OP Expert, and Speaker

The world of supply chain and logistics has been plagued with volatility, disruptions, and increased regulations. Several issues are converging simultaneously, creating a precarious path forward. In this webinar, we will talk about the current status of the supply chain and what the successful and unsuccessful paths forward will look like. Join demand planning and SIOP expert Lisa Anderson for a riveting discussion evaluating the geopolitical landscape and looking at the bigger picture to create

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Episode 111: Taking Intelligent Risks with Mark Trowbridge

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EPISODE 111 Taking Intelligent Risks with Mark Trowbridge By Kelly Barner | April 19, 2023 We’ve all been mired in years of paralyzing risk and disruption… but could risk taking be just what this moment calls for? Yes – as long as the risks are “intelligent risks.” In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner welcomes Mark Trowbridge.

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Sustainable Community — Embracing Sustainability

Procurement Tactics

18 Must-Have Negotiation Skills For Procurement Professionals Download Course Details →  Or receive our famous weekly newsletter Sustainable Community — Embracing Sustainability A sustainable community is one of the aims of integrating sustainability in every business. However, how can you help a community be stable with sustainable procurement? This article will discuss what sustainable procurement and community are.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 04/07/2023-04/13/2023

All Things Supply Chain

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China sourcing tied to largest supply chain risks of 2023: report

Supply Chain Dive

Insolvencies, COVID-19 disruption and ties to forced labor raise the possibility for delays and reputational harm, according to analytics firm Everstream’s annual risk report.

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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[Pod] Negotiating The Big One: UPS and the Teamsters Labor Union

Art of Procurement

The labor contract between UPS and the Teamsters union is the largest private collective bargaining agreement in North America – The post [Pod] Negotiating The Big One: UPS and the Teamsters Labor Union appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Global Supply Chains are Operating more Efficiently, Report Finds

Supply Chain Brain

The report also found that global transportation costs have fallen below their long-term average thanks to lessening pressures on shipping, rail, air and road freight.

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How nearshoring is shaping investment decisions

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

With no sign of slowing, the trend to reshore or nearshore sourcing and production is shifting investment decisions in warehousing, logistics and manufacturing.

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Sustainability Issues in Procurement — Embracing Sustainability

Procurement Tactics

18 Must-Have Negotiation Skills For Procurement Professionals Download Course Details →  Or receive our famous weekly newsletter Sustainability Issues in Procurement — Embracing Sustainability Sustainability issues are what many businesses should prioritize if they want to continue striving for sustainability in their business operations, especially their procurement activities.

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Return to Success: Streamlining Returns in the Supply Chain for Enhanced Efficiency

Speaker: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Research Manager for the Reverse Logistics Association

In today's competitive business landscape, providing a seamless return experience and maintaining an efficient supply chain are critical to customer satisfaction and loyalty. Businesses need to leverage advanced tracking systems and data analytics to identify bottlenecks and improve supply chain visibility. Efficient return management stands as a crucial strategy for optimizing the supply chain.

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What the future of ChatGPT has for the Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

The overwhelming popularity of OpenAI’s ChatGPT has been a hot topic since the turn of the new year.

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Amazon begins charging for some returns made to The UPS Store

Supply Chain Dive

A fee will apply if an Amazon Fresh, Whole Foods or Kohl’s location is within the same distance or closer to the customer’s delivery address.

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[Pod] Procurement 6 – April 14th, 2023

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 [Pod] Procurement 6 – April 14th, 2023 appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Senate Votes to Overturn Biden’s Anti-Smog Rules for Big Rigs

Supply Chain Brain

Trucking companies and congressional critics argued the rules, estimated to cost about $2,500 to $8,300 per vehicle, were too expensive, and came amid driver shortages and supply-chain woes.

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Putting the ‘Tech’ in Spend Management Techniques

Speaker: Wayne Spivak, President and CFO of SBA * Consulting Ltd., Industry Writer, Public Speaker

If you’re lost in the world of spend management needs and your GAP analysis is lacking perspective on the future state of your business performance, listen up! With the advancement of technology, the implementation of spend management best practices and concrete GAP analyses is more streamlined and accessible than ever before. And while this may sound like great news for you and your clients, it won’t be worthwhile unless you have the latest techniques to back up your ambitions!

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Top 10 Supply Chain Management Courses to Boost Your Career

SCMDOJO

If you’re a supply chain management professional, you’re probably aware of how important it is to continuously improve your skills and knowledge in this field. With the ever-evolving business landscape, staying current on the latest industry trends and best practices is crucial for your success. Fortunately, there are numerous courses available to help you develop your expertise in supply chain management, regardless of your level of experience.

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Sustainable Government Procurement — Shifting to Sustainability

Procurement Tactics

18 Must-Have Negotiation Skills For Procurement Professionals Download Course Details →  Or receive our famous weekly newsletter Sustainable Government Procurement — Shifting to Sustainability Sustainable government procurement is the commitment of the government to achieve sustainability in its purchases. However, what is it? In this article, we will discuss what sustainable procurement means.

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Data in Procurement and the Supply Chain

Positive Purchasing

Kris Lance is a senior director with the group purchasing company Una. He’s an experienced leader with a proven history of success across multiple industries, especially in healthcare and IT procurement. Kris describes himself as a “seeker of truth”, and here he takes a look at the tech landscape in procurement – and in particular, data. We asked: “As the availability of more sophisticated technology is matched by the opportunity to acquire increased levels of data, the temptation to run h

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5 California ports pledge to build data-sharing system for cargo fluidity

Supply Chain Dive

Los Angeles, Long Beach and other shipping hubs in the state will work together on a cloud-based tool aimed at standardizing data and boosting cargo fluidity.

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Sustainable Procurement: The Ultimate Guide to Going Green

Speaker: Sarah O'Brien, CEO of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

As a procurement professional, you may not yet have a solid understanding of the definition of sustainability and what it truly means to practice sustainability through procurement. But you are no doubt increasingly being tasked with explaining sustainability concepts to others and supporting your organization’s ESG initiatives by adopting sustainable procurement strategies.

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Why companies need to accelerate data warehousing solution modernization

IBM Supply Chain Blog

Unexpected situations like the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing macroeconomic atmosphere are wake-up calls for companies worldwide to exponentially accelerate digital transformation. During the pandemic, when lockdowns and social-distancing restrictions transformed business operations, it quickly became apparent that digital innovation was vital to the survival of any organization.

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Digital Tools Help Metals Supply Chains Experience Less Volatility and More Resiliency

Supply Chain Brain

Businesses in the industrial metals industry must increasingly rely on digital tools such as real-time product tracking to optimize their items’ journey and to provide data to inform decisions.

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Supply Chain Analytics: Benefits, Challenges & Architecture

SCMDOJO

If you’re in the business world, you’re probably always looking for ways to streamline your supply chain operations. Luckily, supply chain analytics is here to help! By harnessing the power of data and analytics, companies can uncover valuable insights into their supply chain processes, pinpoint areas in need of improvement, and make informed decisions that can boost their bottom line.

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Treaties and Standards for Sustainability — Everything About Sustainability 

Procurement Tactics

18 Must-Have Negotiation Skills For Procurement Professionals Download Course Details →  Or receive our famous weekly newsletter Treaties and Standards for Sustainability — Everything About Sustainability Treaties and standards for sustainability keep the companies in check if they are sustainable in their business operations , especially in procurement.

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Leveraging Data Analytics to Build a Truly Connected and Collaborative Supply Chain

The C-suite is laser-focused on supply chain performance. This GEP-sponsored report will show you how to leverage data for a collaborative supply chain that delivers results and how to future-proof supply chain management strategies.