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Supply Chain Transparency: Blockchain to the Rescue?

All Things Supply Chain

As pointed out by Chloe Cooke in her 2017 wrap-up post on this platform in December, it has been a while since we addressed the topic of supply chain transparency.

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The 13th Annual Health Care Supply Chain Summit, 28th – 29th January 2019, New Orleans

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Join us at The 13th Annual Health Care Supply Chain Summit 2019. Ivalua is working with many Healthcare organisations such as Select Medical and Maxim Healtcare. We look forward to meeeting you at the event where we will be represented by Ty Levine, our Marketing Director for North America. Here’s a short video of our CEO & Founder, David Khuat-Duy, talking about what makes Ivalua special!

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S&OP 3.0 – The Future of Planning

Supply Chain Trend

Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP) made it’s break through in the 80’s, when Material Requirement Planning (MRP) was the hottest planning methodology around, computer screens had monochrome green letters, our music and dress sense were questionable, and it was common for companies to have a command and control management style. With it roots in the supply chain, this S&OP 1.0 had a strong focus on supply chain performance like improving customer service, decrease inventory and drive ass

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3 Ways a TMS Platform Offsets Inflated Shipping Costs

Supply Chain Collaborator

“Companies Spent a Record $1.5 TRILLION on Shipping Costs in 2017” blares the headline from the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report article. Up a whopping 6.2% from the year before, shippers have been absorbing the costs of rising interest rates and labor costs, higher fuel costs, and soon, high tariffs on imported goods. The pace of cost increases is unsustainable.

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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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The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published by Jason Rosing and Veridian at [link] Permission to publish provided by Jason Rosing. Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks.

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Five Quick Steps to ELD Success

Supply Chain Brain

The logistics industry has seen an incredible transition since this time last year, when trucking companies scrambled to comply with a new electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.

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What is the Best PMP Book?

Supply Chain Opz

Are you planning to take the PMP exam and looking for best PMP resource? We will compare 4 major exam prep and show you which one is the best PMP book to read. 4 Best PMP Books Compared There are at least 3 ways to prepare yourself for the PMP exam, namely, online training, on-site training and PMP exam book. In our opinion, you should consider PMP exam prep book first so you can familiarize yourself with terms, method, and process.

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Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain

The Network Effect

How blockchain technology can improve your supply chain Today, there is much buzz about blockchains in various industries. Business leaders. The post Why Your Supply Chain Needs Blockchain appeared first on The Network Effect.

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5 steps for Procurement to impact on financial results

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Step 1. Remove the noise. Step 2. Address Procurement Strategy. Step 3. Focus Procurement on supplier optimisation. Step 4. Don’t lose Procurement’s focus on costs. Step 5. Keep Procurement up to date. Summary. Introduction. Procurement is a complex multidisciplinary team activity that crosses all areas of the business.

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Emerging Technologies: The Evolution of the Smart Assistant

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Everywhere we turn, there is a constant buzz around new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive intelligence. These emerging trends are expected to revolutionize procurement. According to Supply Management, “Cognitive procurement will drive the Procurement profession forward” and early adopters may certainly gain a competitive advantage.

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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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The Perfect Supply Chain: Fact or Fiction?

All Things Supply Chain

It’s that time of year: Cupid has his arrow at the ready; people are scrambling to get that perfect card, bunch of flowers, chocolates, presents or restaurant reservations to show…

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Digital Procurement – Pack your bag, you are going on a journey

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The Hackett Group and Ivalua have been working together for some months to assess the status of Digital Procurement transformation and lessons learned from early adopters. CPOs in many organisations have progressed beyond the planning stage, with Ivalua actively working with many of them and supporting their journey. The Hackett Group published this Report, State of Procurement Digital Transformation, Part 1: Value Drivers and Expectations in April 2018 and Lessons Learned by Early Adopters

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The self-driving supply chain will need human capability more than ever

Supply Chain Trend

In a bit of an attention-grabbing title – The Death of Supply Chain Management – some pretty well-established supply chain people got away in the Harvard Business Review with a sales pitch kind of article. The main premise of the article is that technology, digitalisation and will take over the supply chain and take peoples jobs. They talk about sensor data, digital control towers, real time data, robotics.

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Logistics Budget Getting Hammered on the Spot Market?

Supply Chain Collaborator

The spot market is a necessary evil for shippers and when capacity gets tight, shippers more frequently find themselves making deals with the spot market devil. After all, when it has to be there on time and lead time is already short, simply finding a carrier willing to move the freight at any price can seem like a win. But, it needn’t be that way.

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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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What are the Top 7 Trends in Last Mile Logistics?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post created by Adam Robinson and originally published on [link]. Check out 6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends! Shippers face many challenges in successfully delivering products to end-users, and last mile logistics will be a core focus of change in the coming months. Consumer demands and expectations are rising, and up to 25 percent of consumers are willing to pay extra for same-day delivery.

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Tariffs and the Electronics Supply Chain: A Perfect Storm?

Supply Chain Brain

A storm in the electronics industry is spreading into automotive, aerospace, healthcare industries and more — just about any supply chain that calls for electronic components.

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EazyStock vs your ERP: Who wins the inventory management battle?

EazyStock

?. One of the most common questions we receive is “We already have an ERP inventory module. Why do we need EazyStock?” Who could answer better than one of our customers who uses EazyStock with Dynamics NAV? “Through better inventory management, we’ve been able to support our stock management and procurement processes much better, which has even resulted in higher profits!

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You Can’t ‘Contract Away’ Supply Chain Problems

SupplyShift

There are many compelling reasons for international businesses to ensure that their global supply chains are free from ethically or environmentally questionable practices. Any company that’s serious about corporate social responsibility, and about the commitment of their customers to their brand, would be horrified to learn that forced laborers are assembling its products or that its palm oil supplier is clear-cutting rainforest to expand production.

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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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6 Ways AI is Impacting the Supply Chain

The Network Effect

Artificial Intelligence is already enhancing our lives as consumers, now it is picking up momentum in supply chain management and. The post 6 Ways AI is Impacting the Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Returns – A Threat to the Bottom Line or an Opportunity to Cut Costs?

Supply Chain Minded

The notion of reverse logistics isn’t new, of course. The function has been around since the Phoenicians began shipping amphorae of wine to Rome in 1,500 BC. Processes have moved on since then but reverse logistics is the conundrum that every company will face at one time or another and how it deals with this issue will determine whether it is an opportunity or threat to the business.

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A Toast to Technology this Thanksgiving

Jaggaer

If you’re like many Americans, you’re scrambling with last-minute preparations for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Perhaps you’re just now thinking about the menu items, decorations and supplies you’ll need, the guest list and what side dishes everyone is bringing. To pull off Thanksgiving successfully, you need to rely on many people, hope the stores have plenty of inventory and trust your guests will arrive on time bringing their promised meal items.

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11 Qualities of a Transparent Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

Supply Chain Transparency is a phrase that is continuously being thrown around; from an increasing amount of companies pledging to run more transparent supply chain operations to some companies receiving…

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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.

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Women in the Workplace – Behind Enemy Lines

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Women in the Workplace - Behind Enemy Lines. Read my stories and struggles with other Women in the Workplace and what I've done to overcome them.

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4 Keys to a Successful Supply Chain Visibility and Analytics Project

Solvoyo

The study from the ARC Advisory Group (2016) and the most recent one from The Hackett Group (2018) are remarkably similar in their basic observations: “supply […]. The post 4 Keys to a Successful Supply Chain Visibility and Analytics Project appeared first on Solvoyo.

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Article: How Spot Quote Automation Savings Pay for Your Entire TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

What if I told you that you could save enough money in one month on your spot market shipping to pay for an entire year of TMS platform subscription fees? I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true. Here’s the proof. Read the Article. The post Article: How Spot Quote Automation Savings Pay for Your Entire TMS appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

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Are We Facing the End of Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Argentus at [link] , a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out Disaster Strikes!!! Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover? A new article in Harvard Business Review has been generating some automation-related controversy in the Supply Chain Community, as well as lots of buzz and interesting conversation.

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Your Triple-Threat Solution for Resilient Planning and Execution

Speaker: Len Pannett - Supply Chain and Operations Transformation Expert | Board Advisor - UK Ministry of Defence | Mentor | Author | Keynote Speaker

With the dark clouds of inflation and uncertainty looming overhead while the pressures of ESG and geopolitical tensions increase, today’s supply chain professionals are facing challenges we have never seen before. What were once traditional supply chains have now transformed to multidimensional networks met with new extremes in customer demands. Supply chain professionals often face the dilemma of balancing cost, resilience, and sustainability.

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The Digital Era Has Arrived, and Supply Chains Must Adjust

Supply Chain Brain

It's time for companies to move beyond the age of mass production and consumption — and design supply-chain processes that can serve a customer segment of one.

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Why Ignoring Automated Inventory Management is Killing your Supply Chain

EazyStock

You’ve heard about robots in the warehouse and self-driving trucks, but automation is taking over even more areas in the supply chain. The most surprising? Inventory management. Automated inventory management is nothing new to huge, enterprise-sized companies. However, small- and mid-sized businesses have only recently been investing in this new automation for their inventory management – and many SMBs are still hesitant about investing in this new technology.

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Is Your Halloween Candy Responsibly Sourced?

SupplyShift

There’s nothing remotely “responsible” about how most Americans celebrate Halloween, starting with the grossly irresponsible amounts of candy we ingest on October 31st with the flimsy excuse that “it’s only once a year.” The chocolate and candy industry, however, has been working hard to up its game in terms of the environmental and social responsibility of its global supply chain, from supporting the livelihood of African cocoa farmers to zero-waste-to-landfill candy factories.

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10 Reasons to Consider a Transportation Management System (TMS)

The Network Effect

by Nilam Oswal, Software Analyst, SoftwareSuggest.com If your company functions in retail, distribution, manufacturing, e-commerce or third party logistics, chances. The post 10 Reasons to Consider a Transportation Management System (TMS) appeared first on The Network Effect.

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2023 Voice of Talent: State of the Workforce Report

New data is raising the bar on how to attract and retain talent in the New World of Work. Procom surveyed over 1,740 contingent and permanent workers across the United States and Canada to uncover what’s most important to them amidst heightened expectations, competition and uncertainty. We have distilled the data into actionable insights you can leverage to strengthen your position as an employer of choice and access the skills you need.