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Navigating the New Climate Paradigm in Supply Chains

Supply Chain Queen

In a world where the climate is rapidly changing, traditional methods and strategies in supply chain management are being put to the test. The phrase "the farmer that blames the poor tractor" offers a poignant parallel to this situation. It speaks to the human tendency to blame tools or external factors for failures, without acknowledging.

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5 Policies to Enact to Ensure Safety in Your Warehouse

All Things Supply Chain

Successful warehouses are a busy hub of activity where you can expect to see employees moving throughout the facility as they perform their duties.

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CPO Crunch: The forces of supply

Procurement Leaders

The concept of supply chain redesign has been the subject of several CPO discussions over the past couple of years, increasingly since Covid and even more so since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Why? Many reasons. The need to de-risk over-complex supply routes, the demand for additional redundancy to drive supply security, the decoupling from certain regimes and regions due to geopolitical tension and inter-state competitive posturing, to name a few.

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Colliding Views

Procurement Templates

Some of my stakeholders were baffled wondering why they can ask the same question but be given different answers. They would ask various procurement managers for advice but often got a different response depending on who they ask. For context the stakeholder is asking for procurement advice set within the rules for public sector buying and a UK regulatory framework.

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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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How can a focus on biodiversity and nature help us create sustainable and circular world?

Supply Chain Queen

How can a focus on biodiversity and nature help us understand ourselves and create sustainable and circular world? Biomimicry isn't just about adapting physical designs from nature; it can also shed light on understanding human behavior and societal patterns. Nature, with its intricate systems, provides us with rich models for studying our own behaviors and.

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How AI Transforms Trade Classification and Compliance

Supply Chain Brain

The trading world is a perfect candidate for artificial intelligence-based tools and capabilities, to enhance the quality and productivity of classification and compliance.

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100 Day Plan

Procurement Templates

Imagine starting a new procurement role where you have a real chance of making changes and influencing the procurement direction. If this 100 day plan was broken down into 10 stages , what might you want to do? Stage 1: Assessment and Understanding Days 1-10 Stakeholder Meetings: Schedule and conduct meetings with key stakeholders, including department heads, finance, and operations to understand current challenges, requirements, and expectations.

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10 Reasons Investment in Women Builds a Sustainable World

Supply Chain Queen

Want to change the world? Invest in women. Here are 10 reasons why the inclusion and empowerment of women are crucial for sustainable development and building a better world: 1. Economic Growth: Women's participation in the workforce, especially in leadership roles, contributes to more diverse and robust economic growth.

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Driving Tech Adoption for Supply Chain Visibility and Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

As the backbone of global trade and commerce, transportation and logistics companies are under increasing pressure to enhance efficiency, reduce costs and meet sustainability goals.

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Manufacturing could be short 1.9M workers if the talent gap isn’t fixed

Supply Chain Dive

Companies need millions of workers in operations and tech roles, according to a study. Experts worry the industry can’t keep up.

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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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Recapping new product announcements from Docusign Momentum 2024

Spend Matters

On April 11, Docusign hosted the in-person session of Docusign Momentum, its annual conference, at The Glasshouse in New York. The event featured major announcements, including a new logo and branding, an AI-powered intelligent agreement review platform with function-specific applications and other new products, such as a centralized repository called Navigator and a no-code/drag-and-drop workflow tool called Maestro.

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Playing the “China Card” in U.S. Ports

Art of Procurement

When I think about global trade, I think about massive container ships, trains and trucks waiting to take containers to. The post Playing the “China Card” in U.S. Ports appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Supply Chains Not Likely to Return to Pre-Pandemic Stability in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Several geopolitical factors have slowed the post-pandemic recovery process so far in 2024, but there have been "positive signs" over the last year, too.

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Shein taps Flexport as logistics partner for US marketplace

Supply Chain Dive

The arrangement allows orders made through the fast-fashion giant to activate logistics processes with the freight forwarder.

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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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When it comes to BI and AI, A should always follow B!

Procurement Insights

Earlier today, I attended a LinkedIn Event hosted by Evalueserve. I came across it by accident, but I am glad that I did. Titled “Revolutionize Your BI: Digital Transformation Stories from the Real World,” the panel included Whirlpool’s Gowri Namboodiri , Caterpillar ‘s Ben Newman, and Coyote Logistics ‘ Director, Supply Chain Engineering & Analytics Jay Zaleski.

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4 ways generative AI addresses manufacturing challenges

IBM Supply Chain Blog

The manufacturing industry is in an unenviable position. Facing a constant onslaught of cost pressures, supply chain volatility and disruptive technologies like 3D printing and IoT. The industry must continually optimize process, improve efficiency, and improve overall equipment effectiveness. At the same time, there is this huge sustainability and energy transition wave.

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Watch: Lessons in Marketing From a Veteran Supply Chain Practitioner

Supply Chain Brain

Sherry Harriman, former SVP of logistics and supply chain with Academy Sports + Outdoors, tells how she prefers to be approached by supply chain marketers — and the tactics that don’t work.

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Employee sentiment rebounds, likely reducing exits, consulting firm says

Supply Chain Dive

Although positive sentiment remains lower than in early 2023, workers may be less likely to leave their jobs during the next two quarters.

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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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Fyle: Vendor Analysis — Expense management solution overview, roadmap, competitors, user considerations, analyst summary

Spend Matters

This Spend Matters Vendor Analysis provides an overview of Fyle and its solution for Expense Management. Fyle’s expense management solution enables real-time expense management and reporting processes using AI. Many expense management software providers have ventured into issuing their own company cards, investing considerable resources in building their card programs.

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What do AI, a Model T, and a Bugatti have in common?

Procurement Insights

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following post was originally published on the Scoutbee Blog on April 15th, 2024. At first glance, you might think today’s question is somewhat whimsical, and perhaps it is a little. However, an undeniable, underlying connecting thread runs through the title. Regardless of each car’s year, model, and technology, they are only useful with an experienced driver.

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Scope 3 Emissions Reporting: Under the Spotlight for All Businesses

Supply Chain Brain

Emissions reduction isn't only a business imperative — it's an environmental necessity. Scope 3 reporting motivates the business world to generate impactful change.

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The great stagnation: Workers feel replaceable amid hiring push

Supply Chain Dive

A disconnect between employer perceptions and worker realities around advancement points to an opportunity for worker upskilling, a report said.

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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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Relish: Vendor Analysis — Application Development solution overview, roadmap, competitors, user considerations, analyst summary

Spend Matters

This Spend Matters Vendor Analysis provides an overview of Relish and its application development solution. Relish was founded by individuals with extensive consulting experience who recognized the gaps in IT solutions, especially when it comes to procurement. Relish aims to build lightweight apps that strategically augment enterprise solutions, optimizing investments in procurement solutions.

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The journey to a mature asset management system

IBM Supply Chain Blog

This blog series discusses the complex tasks energy utility companies face as they shift to holistic grid asset management to manage through the energy transition. Earlier posts in this series addressed the challenges of the energy transition with holistic grid asset management, the integrated asset management platform and data exchange, and merging traditional top-down and bottom-up planning processes.

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Watch: Community, Cohort, Connection: What's Needed in Supply Chain Marketing

Supply Chain Brain

A preview of the second annual Global Supply Chain Marketing Summit, to be held June 5-7, 2024 at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida, with original cohort member Lisa Beck, director of marketing and business development with Ortec.

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Ground parcel delivery costs projected to climb in Q2

Supply Chain Dive

The rate per package is expected to jump as FedEx and UPS become less amenable to discounts, according to the TD Cowen/AFS Freight Index.

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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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The $30 Billion Secret: How Amazon’s Logistics Saves You Time & Money

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Ever wonder how Amazon gets your package to your door so quickly? The inner workings of logistics at Amazon are a marvel of efficiency, precision, and constant innovation. This system uses giant warehouses, lots of trucks, and even cool robots to move things quickly. In this blog post, we’ll explore how Amazon does it all. We’ll look at their warehouses, their delivery tricks, and even how they use new technology to make things faster.

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Building the human firewall: Navigating behavioral change in security awareness and culture

IBM Supply Chain Blog

The latest findings of the IBM X-Force® Threat Intelligence Index report highlight a shift in the tactics of attackers. Rather than using traditional hacking methods, there has been a significant 71% surge in attacks where criminals are exploiting valid credentials to infiltrate systems. Info stealers have seen a staggering 266% increase in their utilization, emphasizing their role in acquiring these credentials.

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The Imperative for Responsible AI Integration in Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

Leaders should pave the way for a smoother transition into the digital future by focusing on effective communication, dedication to education, and awareness of employee needs.

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The scoop on cold chain: Why Unilever’s spinoff offers supply chain upside

Supply Chain Dive

Without the ice cream business, the company's operations become "a lot easier from a control standpoint," one expert said.

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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