2022

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How Are Supply Chain Disruptions Causing Strain in Laboratories?

All Things Supply Chain

Supply chain shortages make securing the goods people need and want tremendously difficult. Sometimes, such issues cause mere annoyances or mean consumers must wait longer for non-essential items.

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The Supply Chain Renaissance Has Begun! - Supply Chain Game Changer™

Supply Chain Game Changer

Emerging from the pandemic and the global Supply Chain disruption that it caused, we are now entering the Supply Chain Renaissance.

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Why Cybersecurity Has Never Been More Important for the Supply Chain Sector

Supply Chain Brain

Employee negligence and error are among the most significant cybersecurity liabilities for companies in the supply chain sector. Here are some pointers on how companies can empower employees to defend supply chains.

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Episode 81: How to Persuade Anyone, Anytime with Simon Horton

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Episode 81: How to Persuade Anyone, Anytime with Simon Horton. By Kelly Barner | September 7, 2022. The power of persuasion is at play all the time and in all settings. Sometimes it is as simple as swaying a group of friends to agree with your restaurant preference, but other times there is far more at stake. Hostage negotiators and diplomats regularly find themselves in situations where their skills are needed to save lives and preserve stability.

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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 To Grow Your Textiles Manufacturing Company (With Digital Marketing Examples)

The Thomas Blog

It’s an active period of growth for some textile manufacturers, especially in the U.S. The pandemic, trade agreements, and changes in the economy have impacted the industry as a whole, but it's still on target for billion dollar growth in the years ahead. Suffice to say, there's opportunity in this sector of manufacturing, and if you're looking to increase orders—of if you already have a five-year plan to double your business and expand your facility—here are ways textiles manufacturers can get

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[Pod] Procurement 6 – September 02, 2022

Art of Procurement

Procurement 6 is a new short podcast from Art of Procurement that will be published in the Art of Procurement. The post [Pod] Procurement 6 – September 02, 2022 appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Graphite shortage in the offing as EV sales soar

Strategic Sourceror

With the price of gasoline still uncomfortably high for most people, more Americans aren't just seriously considering hybrid and all-electric vehicles as their next cars; they're actually buying them. Indeed, during the second quarter, nearly 196,800 electric vehicles were sold nationwide, according to Cox Automotive. That's a 66% increase from the same three-month period in 2021.

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Effect of Working With CNC Machines on your Supply Chain

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CNC machining is also known as just machining and is used extensively in manufacturing and industrial applications. CNC machines use computerized controls and machine tools to cut layers of material to make custom parts. Whether you outsource or buy one, working with one of these machines will greatly speed up your supply chain. How CNC Machines Are Changing Manufacturing as We Know It.

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Applying Industry 4.0 to build better supply chains

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

By focusing on integration of advanced technologies, I4.0 can distribute decision making and expand choices across vast supply chains.

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The Coming Food Crisis

Positive Purchasing

Jonathan O’Brien looks at what the coming food crisis means for all of us and how procurement functions must get creative to navigate their way through the challenging times that lie ahead. We ain’t seen nothing yet! There has been much written about the cost of living crisis but what we’re about to see will blow that out of the water. Put simply, we ain’t seen nothing yet!

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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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Impact of hydrogen on logistics Part 1: Road Transportation

All Things Supply Chain

The future belongs to hydrogen, to green hydrogen – that’s what we frequently hear and read these days.

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Supply Chain's Moment of Truth Has Arrived! - Supply Chain Game Changer™

Supply Chain Game Changer

As we emerge from the pandemic Supply Chain is facing its moment of truth. Do we go back to old ways or start the Supply Chain Renaissance.?

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How Artificial Intelligence Bolsters Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

The continued disruption of supply chains suggests that the challenges of the COVID-19 era have been more than a blip in an otherwise stable period of global business. It’s time to take proactive action to prepare.

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Episode 92: Social Selling for Procurement Professionals with Tim Hughes

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Episode 92: Social Selling for Procurement Professionals with Tim Hughes. By Kelly Barner | November 30, 2022. Social media has changed the way we do nearly everything: stay in touch with friends, gather information, stay informed about the news, and make decisions. But should it also alter the way we buy and sell? Executive and author Tim Hughes says yes – and not only that, our time on social media should be driven by strategy and purpose.

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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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What Is Industrial Marketing? (With Examples)

The Thomas Blog

Today, marketing without a business plan in place is nearly impossible if you want to drive results—and it's even more true in the manufacturing sector. You need to align your strategy of bringing in new clients with how you're planning to expand into new markets, work at capacity, and expand your company. Industrial marketing can help you create a competitive strategy and drive financial success.

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Why Master Data Management Is the Crux of Supply Chain Resilience

Supply Chain Brain

To help safeguard their supply chains against future unpredictable events, organizations can implement a master data management (MDM) strategy as a foundation for strong risk mitigation during times of crisis.

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How the IoT Can Drive Sustainable Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

More and more companies are adopting advanced technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things (IoT) to transform their supply chains and keep pace with market requirements.

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Can NFTs Be an Effective Tool for Supply Chain Visibility?

Supply Chain Brain

To date, the stampede for non-fungible tokens has largely centered on the “ownership” of images, works of art and similar kinds of digital files. So what does this latest manifestation of the virtual universe have to do with the everyday reality of supply chain management?

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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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Supply Chain Greenwashing? Six Certifications to Look For

Supply Chain Brain

In recent years, consumers have become increasingly interested in shopping sustainably. With that increasing interest has come a lot of confusion — 64% of Americans are willing to pay more for sustainable products, but 26% don’t know how to identify them.

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Supply Issues Account for Half of Surge in U.S. Inflation, Study Says

Supply Chain Brain

Supply constraints, exacerbated by Russia’s war in Ukraine this year, account for about half of the surge in U.S. inflation, with demand currently making up a third of the increase, according to new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

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Texas Deep Freeze Will Bring a Fresh Test to Power Grid

Supply Chain Brain

Texas is facing an Arctic blast this week that threatens to leave Dallas blanketed in snow, freeze oil and natural gas production areas and will test the state’s power grid.

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Six Logistics Trends to Watch for in 2023

Supply Chain Brain

The transportation and logistics industry faces new challenges and an uncertain economy in the coming year. Following are six trends we can expect to see in 2023. .

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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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Report Links Car Supply Chain to Forced Labor in China

Supply Chain Brain

The authors claim China's systematic repression of the Uyghurs and opaque supply chains has allowed the automotive industry to become reliant on abusive suppliers.

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Why the Supply Chain Talent Shortage Isn’t Letting Up

Supply Chain Brain

As we appear to be emerging from our worst healthcare crisis in a century, many experts have assumed that people would eagerly return to work. But that is simply not happening. .

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Blockchain Tech is Vulnerable to Tampering, a DARPA Analysis Finds

Supply Chain Brain

By design, blockchain technology is meant to be free from interference by banks, companies and governments. But a new report says the decentralized system might not be working as well as many crypto enthusiasts assume.

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How AI Will Drive the Future of Auto Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

As the pandemic sent shockwaves through the global economy, the impact was felt across industries. Among the hardest hit sectors, the automotive industry experienced profound disruption, signaling the need for supply chain modernization.

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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

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Fixing the Supply Chain: How AI Can Help, and How it Can Hinder

Supply Chain Brain

Artificial intelligence can predict future demand, improve automation and increase transportation efficiency, giving supply chain managers deeper insight and control over every aspect of the chain. But it's not a magic fix.

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From Smartphones to Cars, Chip Supply Woes Baffle Investors

Supply Chain Brain

It’s getting complicated for investors in semiconductors, with last year’s big chip shortage morphing into an inventory glut for some companies, and others getting caught up in geopolitics.

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Tesla, Ford and VW Sound the Death Knell for Driverless Car Hype

Supply Chain Brain

Argo AI, darling of Ford and VW, is shutting down. Tesla’s self-driving claims are under criminal investigation. It's the end of years of faulty presumptions about driverless-vehicle technology.

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Freight Brokers Must Prioritize Cybersecurity

Supply Chain Brain

Without the right cybersecurity practices, freight factoring companies could introduce security vulnerabilities for freight brokers, shippers and carriers. .

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Exploring the Advantages and Hurdles of Direct Store Deliveries

Direct Store Delivery, or DSD, is a common practice among global suppliers and retailers – like PepsiCo, Frito Lay, CVS, and Dollar General – and its popularity is growing, with the global DSD market expected to reach $1.19 trillion by 2027. Download this eBook for exclusive insights into direct store deliveries, challenges, benefits, and future trends.