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The Impact of Electric Trucks in the European Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

Ever since the horse and cart was replaced by its motorised successor, the humble diesel truck has evolved each year to become an increasingly efficient machine, capable of carrying heavier…

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CPO Crunch: What does the future hold?

Procurement Leaders

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how procurement, R&D and sustainability were being rolled under one leadership at Mars Wrigley. It’s a fascinating blueprint for how procurement is being viewed as a catalyst for sustainability – supporting the strategic involvement of suppliers in product development while embedding ESG across core business, and I’ll be watching developments with interest.

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Treasure Hunting with TJX

Art of Procurement

The last few years have not been kind to retailers. Inventory misalignment has dragged down revenue and working capital. Companies. The post Treasure Hunting with TJX appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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4 best practices for the global supply chain of the future

Supply Chain Dive

Consulting experts, prioritizing data analytics and highlighting sustainability efforts can help ensure reliable operations in the face of global disruption.

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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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Planning for Natural Disasters: A Growing Priority in Supply Chain Risk Management

Supply Chain Brain

When it comes to assessing supply chain risks, planners generally don’t place natural disasters at the top of the list. But with the growing number of extreme weather events, that could change in the coming years.

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CPOs Pivot AI Focus from What’s Possible to Implementation

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

More procurement leaders are trying to implement AI and automation into their operations, shifting gears from a what’s possible to a how-to-implement strategy.

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Delivery provider Point Pickup ceases operations as it seeks a sale

Supply Chain Dive

The company is looking to find a buyer quickly, as its "assets are basically melting ice cubes — they are losing money," a lawyer said.

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Same-Day Delivery: Pricey, But Worth It

Supply Chain Brain

Including same-day delivery options is good for business, bringing long-term, strategic benefits that should counter the typical six-figure cost of setting it up.

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Finding the Right Approach for Supply Chain Education

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

The COVID pandemic accelerated the adoption of online supply chain education. Today, organizations and employees have their choice of online, in-person or hybrid learning environments, but there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

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Lead Scoring: Definition, How To Score, and Lead Scoring Models

The Thomas Blog

Lead scoring is a strategy used to rank prospects according to their potential to become customers. It involves assigning numerical scores to each lead based on various attributes, including: demographic information, engagement with the brand's digital presence, and other behaviors indicative of their interest. This system helps sales and marketing teams prioritize leads, tailor their outreach strategies, and ultimately, improve conversion rates.

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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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10 industry reactions: FLOW’s supply chain impact, 2 years later

Supply Chain Dive

The Department of Transportation's initiative has gained interest from beneficial cargo owners, ocean carriers and other stakeholders. Here's what a few had to say.

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Time for Chief Supply Chain Officers to Get Serious About Third-Party Risks

Supply Chain Brain

Geopolitical risks are disrupting global supply chains and compelling business leaders to take third-party risk management more seriously.

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Are Your Data Visualizations Readable by Everyone?

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

Good reporting standards should be part of an organization’s policies and guidelines. Don’t wait until someone asks, and don’t force someone to be an exception: make sure that your data visualizations can be read by all those who receive them.

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Autogmentation Part 5: A detailed examination of GenAI features in procurement tech

Spend Matters

Procurement has not been immune to the latest evolution in technology. While initial automations initially increased process velocity by taking over more tactical, repetitive tasks, they gradually evolved to cover more complex ones. At first, these only required more analytical activities to augment human workers, but they eventually evolved from predictive and prescriptive analytics towards more embedded and autonomous analytics that directly help execute the workflows.

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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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FedEx could be ‘weeks away’ from US Postal Service contract decision

Supply Chain Dive

The company is pursuing a new air transportation deal that would align with its ongoing network overhaul, Chief Commercial Officer Brie Carere said.

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Four Benefits of Automating a Cold Storage Facility

Supply Chain Brain

Cold-storage operators today are looking for sustainable, long-term investments that can satisfy changing consumer demands, while complying with strict regulations.

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Unlocking Insights with Life Cycle Inventory Analysis

SCMDOJO

In today’s increasingly eco-conscious world, understanding the environmental impact of our actions is paramount. This is where the Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) comes into play. A comprehensive analysis of the energy and material inputs, outputs, and environmental impacts associated with a product’s life cycle, LCI helps us unlock valuable insights into sustainable practices.

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Halo Ai: Vendor Analysis — Third-party risk management solution overview, roadmap,, competitors, tech selection tips, analyst summary

Spend Matters

This Spend Matters Vendor Analysis provides an overview of Halo Ai and its solution for third party risk management. Third-party risk management (TPRM) is often an afterthought for organizations or a measure only taken after a risk event occurs. However, third party risk management should be implemented in every procurement department, as regulations and the uncertainties of the post-pandemic era are making these issues around compliance, data security, supply chain resilience and business conti

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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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FedEx charges ahead with Network 2.0, rolling out to dozens more locations in 2024

Supply Chain Dive

The plan to integrate its separate Express and Ground delivery networks will help close a key gap with UPS, one executive said.

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Mastering the Modern Workplace With Task Management

Supply Chain Brain

Driven by artificial intelligence, modern-day task management offers faster computing over wider bandwidths, enabling collaboration in real time from anywhere in the world.

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The Unsung Heroes of Fashion: The Vital Role of Sourcing Agents in the Garment Manufacturing Industry

Procurement Freelancers

In the world of fashion, where trends change with the seasons and consumer demands are… The post The Unsung Heroes of Fashion: The Vital Role of Sourcing Agents in the Garment Manufacturing Industry first appeared on Procurement Blog | Procurement & Supply Chain News.

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Ivalua NOW EMEA 2024: Procurement [RE]Imagined

Spend Matters

Last week, Spend Matters attended Ivalua’s annual EMEA conference in Paris. Like every year (except during the peak of Covid when the event was 100% virtual), Ivalua selected a prestigious location: Versailles. The event was held at the Palais des Congrès in Versailles, just a few meters from the Palace of Versailles. Titled ‘Procurement [RE]Imagined,’ this two-day event explored how new technologies enable procurement to do previously impossible things.

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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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Port of Los Angeles cargo volumes leap 60% YoY in February

Supply Chain Dive

Risks ranging from Red Sea disruptions to Panama Canal restrictions keep fueling shipper diversions to the West Coast port.

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Unlocking Track and Trace for FSMA 204 Compliance

Supply Chain Brain

While two years may seem like ample time to prepare, the reality is that it takes careful planning and multiple steps to implement advanced track and trace technology.

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Why Chief Supply Chain Officers Should Embrace Employee Turnover

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

Most companies resist employee turnover, but embracing it can offer advantages to organizations, including lower onboarding costs.

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5 reasons why the CEO “isn’t” worried about procurement?

Procurement Insights

The February 9th, 2024, Inc. article headline reads, The 5 Biggest Hurdles for CEOs in 2024 : With the next growth cycle just out of arm’s reach, CEOs must first confront these challenges. So, what are the five hurdles that keeps CEO’s up at night? Economic uncertainty Access to capital Leadership and management challenges Talent management and workforce issues The impact of technology When you read the article, you will note that neither procurement nor supply chain pops up It doesn

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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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Flexing for the planet: How Walmart crushed its supplier emissions target

Supply Chain Dive

The retail giant leaned on education, financing and recognition to get its supply chain on board with Project Gigaton, a sustainability executive with the company told Supply Chain Dive.

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Supply Chain Squeeze: How Automakers Can Beat the Battery Bottleneck

Supply Chain Brain

The predicted surge in electric vehicle demand carries the potential to exacerbate sourcing challenges for key battery minerals, potentially disrupting automotive manufacturing.

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Procurement 6 – March 22nd, 2024

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 Procurement 6 – March 22nd, 2024 appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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How do you treat supply chain cataracts? Pizza – Domino’s Pizza!

Procurement Insights

“Supply chain visibility refers to the ability to track and monitor products, materials, and information as they move through the various stages of a supply chain, from the sourcing of raw materials to the delivery of the final product to the end consumer. It involves gathering and analyzing real-time data and information about the movement, location, and status of goods, as well as the processes and activities involved in their production and transportation.” – GOCOMET, July 1

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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