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CPO Crunch: The world’s best procurement gathering

Procurement Leaders

Over the course of the coming week, large swathes of the global procurement community will congregate in London to collaborate, challenge, celebrate and learn at the World Procurement Congress. It’s a hugely energising experience – an opportunity to inhale knowledge, grow networks, and challenge our current beliefs, approaches and trajectories. This year’s agenda is world-class in every sense, featuring a diverse group of speakers – from a who’s who of the global CPO community to four-time Olymp

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Energy Conservation and Environmental Regulations in Warehousing

All Things Supply Chain

Warehousing is an essential part of modern supply chain management, serving as a pivotal hub for storage, sorting and distributing goods.

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How supply chains used FLOW after the Baltimore bridge collapse

Supply Chain Dive

C.H. Robinson, ITS Logistics, Home Depot and IMC Companies shared insights on the federal data-sharing platform designed to improve visibility of disruptions.

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Outpacing Disruption by Regionalizing Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Gartner predicts that by 2028, 70% of companies will adopt regionally diversified supply chain models to improve network resiliency in the face of ongoing global disruptions.

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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 rethinking RFPs has enabled an energy firm to harness new sources of innovation

Procurement Leaders

Challenge With global energy demand on the rise and fossil fuels continuing to make up most of the world’s power consumption, cutting emissions in the energy sector represents a formidable task. What’s more, the pathways for companies to reach net-zero are not necessarily clear. The scale and complexity of the challenge is such that businesses are looking far and wide for answers to it.

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Achieving cloud excellence and efficiency with cloud maturity models

IBM Supply Chain Blog

Business leaders worldwide are asking their teams the same question: “Are we using the cloud effectively?” This quandary often comes with an accompanying worry: “Are we spending too much money on cloud computing?” Given the statistics—82% of surveyed respondents in a 2023 Statista study cited managing cloud spend as a significant challenge—it’s a legitimate concern.

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The Role of AI in Logistics: Getting Beyond Hope and Hype

Supply Chain Brain

The actual experience of many logistics and other business executives suggests that artificial intelligence remains more a subject of hope and hype than a practical tool in everyday use.

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How Certified Procurement Professionals Drive Business Success

Procurement Freelancers

Although every step matters in the contemporary business world, specific actions set leaders apart. Certified… The post How Certified Procurement Professionals Drive Business Success first appeared on Procurement Blog | Procurement & Supply Chain News.

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Maria Villablanca Wants You to Find Your Passion and Your Tribe

Let's Talk Supply Chain

The final days of spring are numbered as we continue hurtling to the halfway point of 2024. How did we get here already? Supply Chain is no stranger to change, challenges, and yes, general chaos, but this year has been its own kind of animal charged by a strained global economy, shifting tensions across continents, and a major presidential election that could have resounding impacts across business and commerce this coming fall.

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Chipotle leverages RFID technology, increases overall visibility

Supply Chain Dive

Executive Carlos Londono spoke to Supply Chain Dive about the company’s operations and its efforts to bring the technology to all of its 3,500 restaurants.

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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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The Journey to Net-Zero: A New Approach for the Chemicals Industry

Supply Chain Brain

The chemicals industry, which contributes trillions of dollars to the global economy every year, is undergoing a significant transformation due to recent social and political trends.

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Intake for the practitioner: How intake cuts to the point

Spend Matters

Solutions that cover intake management and procurement orchestration have evolved from being niche or a novelty to being players in a competitive market. The former, as our analysts have written , “use interactive inquiries to understand needs, triage requests, determine the needed guidance and ultimately solve the problem through interactive and integrated workflows,” and the latter is “more focused on orchestrating end-to-end business processes across domain-specific business applications with

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Empathy is Not a Soft Skill

Art of Procurement

“The first casualty of war is truth—the second is empathy. Empathy has to call for backup. The backup is in. The post Empathy is Not a Soft Skill appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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USPS plans 25% average price hike for Parcel Select shippers

Supply Chain Dive

The ground delivery offering has been the target of controversial changes that would impact key shipping partners like DHL eCommerce and Pitney Bowes.

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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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Expanding Automation Beyond Robotics: Five Ways To Drive Supply Chain Success

Supply Chain Brain

While supply chain automation often begins in the warehouse, it can extend beyond to transportation management, fulfillment and returns, and even customer-facing locations.

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What to Expect When Hiring a Sourcing Consultant

Procurement Freelancers

For many companies, employing a procurement agent can make all the difference in terms of… The post What to Expect When Hiring a Sourcing Consultant first appeared on Procurement Blog | Procurement & Supply Chain News.

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Corcentric Platform: Vendor Analysis (Part 2) — S2P product level strengths and opportunities, competitors and market analysis, user considerations, voice of the customer, analyst commentary and summary

Spend Matters

Part 2 of this Spend Matters Vendor Analysis focuses on the strengths and opportunities of Corcentric Platform’s source-to-pay (S2P) solution. It also looks at customer reviews and the elements to consider when looking at Corcentric Platform as a potential solution provider. Part 1 of the series provides a history and overview of Corcentric Platform’s S2P solution and the solution’s roadmap/vision.

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Regulations could improve ESG in fashion, but Worldly exec says it’s not enough

Supply Chain Dive

James Schaffer said recent mandates that require companies to disclose financial and environmental risks are a bellwether of the industry’s future.

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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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Unions for Migrant Indonesian, Taiwanese Fishers Push for Humane Working Conditions

Supply Chain Brain

Unions are demanding fair wages, collective bargaining agreements, access to Wi-Fi, and a dedicated system to handle grievances without fear of retaliation.

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How AI Will Transform Project Delivery in Advanced Manufacturing

The Network Effect

How generative AI will disrupt and project delivery in advanced manufacturing and maximize the value across product design, maintenance.

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Corcentric Platform: Vendor Analysis (Part 1) — S2P solution overview, company background, platform and services overview, modules and application overview, roadmap and vision

Spend Matters

This Spend Matters Vendor Analysis provides an overview of Corcentric Platform and its source-to-pay (S2P) solution. In the ever-evolving landscape of business operations, organizations are constantly seeking ways to enhance efficiency, reduce costs and streamline their processes. For procurement professionals, the one-stop-shop offered by source-to-pay (S2P) solutions can be invaluable.

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East and Gulf Coast port labor negotiations to start soon

Supply Chain Dive

Both sides aim to land a new contract before the current deal expires Sept. 30, but strike concerns have shippers mulling mitigation plans.

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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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Accelerating Warehouse Automation in the Logistics Industry

Supply Chain Brain

The rise of digitization is making warehouse processes more efficient, by automating tasks and giving employees time to focus on more complex duties.

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Supply Chain Network Design & Optimization: Steps, Guide, and Efforts

SCMDOJO

Supply chain design and optimization projects present significant challenges, ranging from complex network structures, and multiple databases to diverse business objectives. Drawing from hands-on experience gained at leading organizations, I’ve compiled a comprehensive document to assist professionals in this industry. Introduction In today’s fast-paced and competitive business landscape, the optimization of supply chain networks is critical for enhancing operational efficiency.

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Episode 165: Making Mentorship Possible at Scale with Jason Edmonds

Una

EPISODE 165 Making Mentorship Possible at Scale with Jason Edmonds By Kelly Barner | May 15, 2024 Mentors have the opportunity to provide valuable, trusted advice to the individuals they work with, but those relationships are often formed haphazardly. One team of entrepreneurs is working to pair ascending college students with recent graduates who can mentor them through the college selection process.

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FedEx to pursue air network changes post-USPS contract, CFO says

Supply Chain Dive

While the company will still have daytime flight operations, it "will not be as wedded to" that area after the deal expires.

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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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Geopolitical Risks Cause Companies to Weigh Relocating Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Allianz estimates that global trade will increase by 2.8% in 2024 — below the average of 5% — blaming that on disruptions brought on by the Red Sea crisis.

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Crucial Tips for Maximizing Global Sourcing Services

Procurement Freelancers

Imagine fully utilizing the enormous resources and skills available worldwide for your company. Efficient worldwide… The post Crucial Tips for Maximizing Global Sourcing Services first appeared on Procurement Blog | Procurement & Supply Chain News.

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The National Program of IT as the Alter-Ego of Procurement

The Good Spending

" One of the worst and most expensive contracting fiascos in the history of the public sector." Some real-life cases only require a little reflection to understand that the project was predefined for failure well before its launch. Can we make appropriate conclusions to prevent that from happening again? The first step is to deepen our study of such cases beyond populistic cliches.

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Shippers, forwarders jump on air cargo peak season planning

Supply Chain Dive

The race to secure market share is driven by looming e-commerce demand and upheaval to rate changes sparked by conflict in the Red Sea.

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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