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What to Do When Supply Chains Break Your Heart

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What to Do When Supply Chains Break Your Heart Six helpful tips for what to do – and what NOT to do – when supply chains and supplier partners end up breaking your heart. By Anthony Clervi | February 14, 2023 Search We all know that supply chains can be fragile entities. Particularly in an era of Just-in-Time (JIT) supply management where businesses keep costs down by minimizing inventory, a supply chain only works so long as every link functions smoothly.

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When should I engage a procurement recruitment agency?

Procurement Heads

Whether you’re a small business owner or the HR manager of a large organisation, there are several situations when it makes sense to work with a recruitment agency. James Dobbin , Director of Procurement Heads ’ Financial & Professional Services offering, shares some of the most common reasons for engaging a recruitment agency and the benefits they can bring to your hiring process.

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How Businesses Can Mitigate Risk During a Supply Chain Crisis

Supply Chain Brain

It's vitally important for companies to understand every touchpoint in their supply chains and third-party relationships, to ensure they don’t link to transnational criminal organizations trafficking in war materials or money laundering.

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When are ESG initiatives bad for the supply chain?

Procurement Insights

Are ESG demands another threat to efforts to “unclog” port supply chains? This past summer, the biggest threat to the free and timely flow of goods through our ports was the possibility of a port workers’ strike. This compelling and insightful post by Dawn Tiura – here is the link is worth more than a quick read: [link] While a strike was averted – at least for the foreseeable future, this new LinkedIn Post by Michael Orlowski introduces a new and potentially g

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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10 Key Criteria for Selecting Procurement Software

Procurement Software

I wanted to bring you the key criteria that you should consider when sourcing or considering a digital procurement solution. A lot of the best of lists and a lot of the white papers out there don’t really seem to consider these in their analysis. If you’re more of an audio person, we also ran a recent episode of the podcast covering some of these, which you can access here: What are the top 10 criteria to consider when buying procurement software?

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 02/10/2023-02/16/2023

All Things Supply Chain

Germany looks to partner with Japan to Secure Raw Materials The German government wants to increase cooperation with Japan to help secure supplies of raw materials.

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CPO Spotlight: Sebastien Bals 

Procurement Heads

For Procurement Heads ‘ latest CPO Spotlight, Sebastien spoke with Rupert Gaster about his career, how CPOs can influence an organisation’s sustainability agenda and what key achievements he’s most proud of. How did it feel to be recognised once again in the CIPS Power List? It always gives a double feeling in my opinion. I don’t think that the recognition is a personal one because I would not be in a position to be on that list and be at the forefront of thinking if it were no

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Episode 102: Insuring Against Cyber Liability and Exposure with Shawn Edgington

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EPISODE 102 Insuring Against Cyber Liability and Exposure with Shawn Edgington By Kelly Barner | February 15, 2023 ‘Digital’ must be one of the most commonly used words in business conversations today. Its usage extends far beyond IT to include nearly every internal and external effort. With so many of a company’s assets and activities being conducted via digital platforms, why isn’t cyber security more frequently included in those conversations?

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How To Manage Supply Chain Risk in the Age of Unpredictability

Supply Chain Brain

Supplier diversification is among the most essential actions a business can take to survive a black swan event, but it requires prior planning.

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Reshoring is on the rise; how smart is your factory?

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

Sustained labor cost advantages in Asia complicates the reshoring equation, but a smart factory that offers worker productivity improvements of three-to-five times that of foreign workers makes it financially viable.

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GEP Procurement & Supply Chain Tech Trends Report

The technological landscape is dynamic and changes quickly. And for procurement and supply chain leaders looking to harness the power of technology to navigate complex challenges and an uncertain business environment, keeping up with the latest trends can be its own obstacle. So, what’s on the technological horizon for procurement and supply chain for the year ahead?

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Chinese Manufacturing Moving to Mexico

Procurement Bulletin

Chinese Manufacturing Moving to Mexico In a move that makes sense, many Chinese manufacturers are setting up shop in Mexico. As customers move their business away from China-based suppliers to locations such as India, Vietnam and Mexico, it makes to meet their customers where they’re going for Chinese suppliers. Robots in Retail As AI is taking the world by storm, don’t forget robots are becoming a big part of warehousing, supply chains and retail.

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How manufacturers can tackle supply chain costs in 2023

Supply Chain Dive

With budgets tightening in an uncertain economy, experts weigh in on how companies can plan for the year ahead and stay resilient.

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Connected Data: The Foundation of a Resilient Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

In a highly connected and digital world, fragmented supply chains simply don’t work. Organizations today require end-to-end visibility, to compete and navigate the challenges that have recently plagued global businesses.

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How to Save on Food Costs

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How to Save on Food Costs Learn how to save on food costs and how businesses can save money while preserving product quality and reducing administrative burdens. By Mackenzie Oakley | February 16, 2023 Search What if you could save money on food purchasing while increasing operational efficiency, all without sacrificing quality or adding to administrative burdens?

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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 Emotional Expressions in Negotiation

Negotiations Ninja

Is emotional expressiveness important in negotiation? And if it is, what kind of emotions should you express? And can—or should—you control spontaneous emotional expressions? Spontaneous expressions and deliberate expressions come from separate motor neuron pathways. You don’t have full control over the spontaneous pathway like you do the deliberate pathway.

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Falling truck rates give supply chains chance to cut costs

Supply Chain Dive

Lower demand in the spot market means “there’s no better time for a shipper to find efficiencies," a C.H. Robinson executive said.

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What to Expect in Network Connectivity for the Supply Chain in 2023

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chains need to look at technologies that can impact efficiency and productivity across multiple functions and tasks. One often-overlooked technology is wireless network connectivity.

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New Suppliers on Thomasnet.com for February 2023

The Thomas Blog

Exciting new B2B companies are being established across the U.S. and Canada every day, and every month, hundreds of them are joining Thomasnet.com ®. We're highlighting ten of the most notable and innovative companies below to bring some of the unique services and products they provide to the forefront. 1. OptiPro Systems OptiPro Systems is located in Ontario, NY, where it focuses on the manufacture of CNC machines and metrology systems for making precision optics and advanced ceramics.

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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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Revisiting the Importance of Supplier Watchlists

Art of Procurement

When the Chinese surveillance balloon was finally ‘removed’ from the sky over the Atlantic Ocean on February 4th, we all. The post Revisiting the Importance of Supplier Watchlists appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Decoding the Procurement Department: A Comprehensive Guide to Roles and Responsibilities

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The procurement department is an integral part of any organization, playing a crucial role in the purchasing process. This department manages the selection, acquisition, and payment of goods and services needed to run a business. To get the most out of any procurement team, all the associated key roles need to be filled with qualified individuals that understand both technology and the principles of supply chain management.

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Why Heavy-Goods Shippers and Carriers Are Lagging in Adoption of Innovative IT

Supply Chain Brain

It’s tough enough, getting small packages into the hands of e-commerce shoppers with the efficiency and speed they demand today. But when heavy goods are involved? That’s a whole other challenge.

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Bombardier works with suppliers to combat supply chain headwinds

Supply Chain Dive

The aircraft manufacturer has also increased material supply inventories and implemented a monitoring solution to mitigate potential disruptions.

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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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MIT’s CLT looking for supply chain professionals for sustainability survey

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation & Logistics is once looking to identify the current status of sustainability inside the supply chain and is asking global professionals to participate in its 4th annual survey.

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Contify: Vendor Analysis — Market and competitive intelligence solution overview, competitors, tech selection tips, analyst summary

Spend Matters

Categories: Market Intelligence , Procurement Systems & Architecture Tags: PRO In this Spend Matters PRO Vendor Analysis, we give an overview of Contify, a market and competitive intelligence platform that helps businesses track information concerning competitors, customers, suppliers and industry segments. Contify aggregates information from over 500,000 sources including online news, company websites, social media and customer-supplied internal sources.

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Digital Twins in the Warehouse: Five Real-World Use Cases

Supply Chain Brain

The digital twin of a warehouse — a real-time, 3D virtual representation of an actual facility down to the space, people, equipment and inventory — lets operators monitor activity, respond instantly to disruption and model future scenarios to improve performance.

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How the end of Maersk and MSC’s 2M alliance will shake up ocean shipping

Supply Chain Dive

Experts say that the split could prompt capacity shifts and lower rates as competition for customers heats up.

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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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Top trends in robotics in 2023

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

The International Federation of Robotics says those trends range from improved energy efficiency to further adoption of artificial intelligence.

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Everstream Analytics: Vendor Analysis — Supply chain risk management solution overview, competitors, tech selection tips, analyst summary

Spend Matters

Categories: Procurement Systems & Architecture , Supply Chain Management , Supply Risk Management Tags: PRO In this Spend Matters PRO Vendor Analysis, we give an overview of Everstream Analytics, a Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) solution built to provide customers with a visibility into supply chain risks that is both end-to-end and multi-tier.

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Podcast | Supply Chain Finance Today: It’s a Whole New Conversation

Supply Chain Brain

The conversation we’re having today about supply chain finance is a lot different than that of just a few years ago.

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Shein questioned on potential forced labor in its supply chain

Supply Chain Dive

Three U.S. senators are asking whether the fast-fashion giant's clothing contain banned cotton from China’s Xinjiang region.

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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