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What are the Pillars of Sustainable Procurement?

ProcurePort

Sustainable procurement is gaining popularity as people prioritize environmental concerns, social responsibility, and ethical practices in today’s global discussions. Companies are recognizing the significance of using procurement practices that align with present business requirements. These practices also contribute to building a sustainable and resilient future.

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3 key holiday strategies for suppliers: Are you ready?

Supply Chain Dive

The holiday season is critical, but it doesn’t have to be chaotic and stressful. The right strategies can help you stay ahead of the curve so your business can take on holiday pressure with renewed confidence.

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How to Optimise a Small Procurement Department

Barkers Procurement

There are several different reasons why you might wish to optimise your procurement department. Your business or organisation could be entering a new growth phase or a growth strategy phase. You might be developing a new product or breaking into a new market. Then there are more straightforward business reasons such as the need to control costs and increase profitability.

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‘It is everywhere’: Rooting out forced labor from supply chains

Supply Chain Dive

Only half of surveyed procurement executives feel they are making effective progress on modern slavery risks in their sourcing, according to a recent Gartner report.

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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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Understanding Purchase Orders: A Deep Dive into the Procurement Process

ProcurePort

In global commerce, the Purchase Order (PO) is a crucial document that facilitates the exchange of goods and services. This document is crucial for a smooth purchasing process. It ensures that businesses receive what they need on time. In this exploration, we will examine the concept of a purchase order. We will understand the different […] The post Understanding Purchase Orders: A Deep Dive into the Procurement Process appeared first on ProcurePort Blog.

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The 10 Largest Cargo Ships in the World in 2023

All Things Supply Chain

In the world of global trade and logistics, cargo ships are the unsung heroes that transport goods across the oceans, linking manufacturers, suppliers, and consumers worldwide.

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Intermodal shippers to get another US-Mexico option in January

Supply Chain Dive

J.B. Hunt and BNSF are teaming up with Grupo México Transportes on a rail and truck service linking multiple cross-border markets.

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IBM named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Process Automation Software, Q4 2023

IBM Supply Chain Blog

Forrester Research just released “The Forrester Wave™: Digital Process Automation Software, Q4 2023: The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up” by Craig Le Clair with Glenn O’Donnell, Renee Taylor-Huot, Lok Sze Sung, Audrey Lynch, and Kara Hartig and IBM is proud to be recognized as a Leader. IBM named a Leader In the report, Forrester Research evaluated 15 digital process automation (DPA) providers against 26 criteria in three categories: Current offering,

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AI in Procurement and ‘Autogmentation’ Part 4 — Procurement use cases of AI and Generative AI

Spend Matters

In This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post AI in Procurement and ‘Autogmentation’ Part 4 — Procurement use cases of AI and Generative AI appeared first on Spend Matters.

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Watch: All About Visibility — And the Tools That Make It Possible

Supply Chain Brain

Rich Kilmer, chief executive officer of CargoSense, brings us up to date on the technology that enables shipment visibility — including the internet of things and digital twins — and what shippers are really looking for in that department.

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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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Kraft Heinz veteran joins Utz Brands as chief integrated supply chain officer

Supply Chain Dive

Mitchell Arends will oversee procurement, manufacturing, transportation, warehousing and planning as the snack food company looks to accelerate its optimization goals.

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Supply Chain Sustainability Pressures Persist

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

Supply chain sustainability efforts continue to ramp up, but while companies are responding to global challenges, economic pressures are a different story.

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TikTok Moving Into Logistics

Procurement Bulletin

Toyota Increases Wages for US Factory Workers After the recent UAW labor deal has probably led to Toyota increasing wages for its American non-union workers. TikTok Moving Into Logistics As TikTok looks to increase it’s social e-commerce usage, the social media platform is offering outsourced logistics to bolster it’s e-commerce functionality.

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The Hidden Cost of Plug-in Hybrid Fleets

Supply Chain Brain

The savings as well environmental benefits of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) vanish when fleet drivers fail to charge and become overly reliant on the gasoline engine.

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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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Navigating the quantum revolution in logistics

Supply Chain Dive

Logistics management has entered a new era, marked by the demand for rapid shipping, optimized value chains and real-time adaptability to supply chain disruptions.

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AI in Procurement and ‘Autogmentation’ Part 3 — How similar is Generative AI to other previous technologies?

Spend Matters

In the previous parts of our series, we covered AI in detail, highlighting its evolution over time and the different levels of AI. We also covered the state of AI adoption in business and procurement. However, we didn’t address the elephant in the room: generative AI. Generative AI has captured the attention of many people because of the broad use cases that it can cover (anyone can relate to a tangible use case, which is very different from other past technologies such as blockchain) and of its

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Supply Chain Post Mortem: Convoy

Art of Procurement

Convoy (2015 – 2023) was a freight brokerage that aimed to disrupt a high-volume, low-margin space by applying advanced automation. The post Supply Chain Post Mortem: Convoy appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Watch: Building Environmental Sustainability in Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Jagadish Turimella, chief operating officer and co-founder of GEP, offers some best practices that companies can adopt for ensuring that their supply chains are prioritizing sustainability.

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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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Port of Brunswick adds Mexico service as Georgia auto shipments skyrocket

Supply Chain Dive

Besides the Gold Star service offered by Zim, CMA CGM also started a new short-sea service carrying vehicles from Mexico to the Southeastern port.

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An introduction to Wazi as a Service

IBM Supply Chain Blog

In today’s hyper-competitive digital landscape, the rapid development of new digital services is essential for staying ahead of the curve. However, many organizations face significant challenges when it comes to integrating their core systems, including Mainframe applications, with modern technologies. This integration is crucial for modernizing core enterprise applications on hybrid cloud platforms.

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Zip Forward 2023: Recap of first annual Zip User Conference

Spend Matters

On November 8, Zip hosted its first annual Zip Forward User Conference in San Francisco, California. At the event, the provider revealed several new solution features, including a relatively robust sourcing module. Zip also hosted panels and facilitated keynotes and Q&A sessions with various procurement and finance leaders from notable customers, such as Snowflake, OpenAI, Discover and Northwestern Mutual.

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Watch: Managing the Yard: Why a YMS?

Supply Chain Brain

With all the focus on warehouse management systems, facilities might be neglecting the importance of managing the yard as well, says Colin Mansfield, vice president of Yard Management Solutions.

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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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How Black Friday and Cyber Monday test supply chain adaptability and resilience

Supply Chain Dive

How proactive inventory planning and operations management can keep brands from falling behind during the holiday season.

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Kearney Experts Publish Supply Chain Operations book

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

A new book, Strong Supply Chains Through Resilient Operations, from the consultants at Kearney offers real-world examples and insight on how to build resilient supply chain operations.

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Episode 141: Supply Chain Tech and Supplier Onboarding with Toni Ann Careccio

Una

EPISODE 141 Supply Chain Tech and Supplier Onboarding with Toni Ann Careccio By Kelly Barner | November 15, 2023 Change is as hard as it is inevitable. Even the most exciting new project can quickly go from “This is fantastic!” to “What on earth were we thinking!” when unexpected questions arise. How those moments are managed, and the tone that is kept in place through the process, ultimately determine the potential for value and success for everyone involved.

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Integrated Scenario Planning – Driving a Better Understanding of Risks & Opportunities

Supply Chain Brain

Like a world-class chess player, scenario planning allows you to anticipate moves and counter moves to visualize how the “game” will play out and adjust your strategy and plans before the game begins!

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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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US Postal Service plans 2024 rate hikes for Ground Advantage, other products

Supply Chain Dive

The price increases, which are slated to take effect on Jan. 21, come as the agency faces continued financial challenges.

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Watsonx: a game changer for embedding generative AI into commercial solutions

IBM Supply Chain Blog

IBM watsonx is changing the game for enterprises of all shapes and sizes, making it easy for them to embed generative AI into their operations. This week, the CEO of WellnessWits, an IBM Business Partner, announced they embed watsonx in their app to help patients ask questions about chronic disease and more easily schedule appointments with physicians.

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The Shift from China is Leading to India

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

India has seen a 44% increase in exports to the U.S. as American companies looking to diversify their supply chains turn away from China.

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Quarterly Freight Data Report Q3 2023

Supply Chain Brain

The Quarterly Freight Data Report: A Q3 Review of the Trucking Economy & How It Will Shape Q4 '23 is a publication using Loadsmart data sets for shippers. Understanding the cyclical nature of the market, and where we currently are within that market, helps Shippers to make better predictions for the current quarter and into the new year.

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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