April, 2024

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Collaboration Crossroads: Breaking Down Silos and Building Bridges

All Things Supply Chain

Collaboration within a company is one of the many keys to its overall success. But unfortunately, many studies suggest organizational silos stop effective collaborations from occurring within companies.

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Navigating the New Climate Paradigm in Supply Chains

Supply Chain Queen

In a world where the climate is rapidly changing, traditional methods and strategies in supply chain management are being put to the test. The phrase "the farmer that blames the poor tractor" offers a poignant parallel to this situation. It speaks to the human tendency to blame tools or external factors for failures, without acknowledging.

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Influence of Air on COGS

ABC of Procurement

Do you think air can not influence your COGS (Unless you sell compressed air)? It can, and here is a real example. The post Influence of Air on COGS first appeared on ABC of Procurement.

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Even with +1, China is still #1

Art of Procurement

China’s role in the global supply chain is changing right before our eyes, leaving foreign buyers to feel the discomfort. The post Even with +1, China is still #1 appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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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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Amazon leapfrogs UPS, and 4 other takeaways from a top shipping index

Supply Chain Dive

Market conditions are leading to shifts in U.S. volume share, with some upstarts gaining ground, according to new parcel delivery data from Pitney Bowes.

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Why Congestion Could Be on the Horizon for Port of L.A. Headed into Peak Months

Supply Chain Brain

A growing economy, drought conditions at the Panama Canal, and systems not designed to plan for trucking schedules could all spell trouble for the Port of LA in the months to come.

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Recapping new product announcements from Docusign Momentum 2024

Spend Matters

On April 11, Docusign hosted the in-person session of Docusign Momentum, its annual conference, at The Glasshouse in New York. The event featured major announcements, including a new logo and branding, an AI-powered intelligent agreement review platform with function-specific applications and other new products, such as a centralized repository called Navigator and a no-code/drag-and-drop workflow tool called Maestro.

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The future of application delivery starts with modernization

IBM Supply Chain Blog

IDC estimates that 750 million cloud native will be built by 2025. Where and how these applications are deployed will impact time to market and value realization. The reality is that application landscapes are complex, and they challenge enterprises to maintain and modernize existing infrastructure, while delivering new cloud-native features. Three in four executives reported disparate systems in their organizations and that a lack of skills, resources and common operational practices challenge

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5 Things Procurement Should Consider When Evaluating AI with Heather Murray

Art of Procurement

“2023 was the year of the ‘dabbler.’ We all heard about AI, and we were all playing around with ChatGPT. The post 5 Things Procurement Should Consider When Evaluating AI with Heather Murray appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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FedEx’s network poised for a shakeup after US Postal Service split

Supply Chain Dive

Daytime flight operations and pilot staffing are likely targets for reductions once the air transportation contract expires in September, experts say.

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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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Charting a Sustainable Path: Retail Supply Chain Evolution in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Retailers have an opportunity to prioritize a more sustainable supply chain. But how can they do this while continuing to grow the business?

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5 Policies to Enact to Ensure Safety in Your Warehouse

All Things Supply Chain

Successful warehouses are a busy hub of activity where you can expect to see employees moving throughout the facility as they perform their duties.

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Fyle: Vendor Analysis — Expense management solution overview, roadmap, competitors, user considerations, analyst summary

Spend Matters

This Spend Matters Vendor Analysis provides an overview of Fyle and its solution for Expense Management. Fyle’s expense management solution enables real-time expense management and reporting processes using AI. Many expense management software providers have ventured into issuing their own company cards, investing considerable resources in building their card programs.

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Top Performers Investing in, Benefitting from AI

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

Top-performing supply chains are investing in AI/ML at twice the rate of lower-performing supply chains, and they are using those investments to drive business momentum, Gartner has found.

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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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Building the human firewall: Navigating behavioral change in security awareness and culture

IBM Supply Chain Blog

The latest findings of the IBM X-Force® Threat Intelligence Index report highlight a shift in the tactics of attackers. Rather than using traditional hacking methods, there has been a significant 71% surge in attacks where criminals are exploiting valid credentials to infiltrate systems. Info stealers have seen a staggering 266% increase in their utilization, emphasizing their role in acquiring these credentials.

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UPS wins US Postal Service air cargo contract, usurping FedEx

Supply Chain Dive

The delivery giant will ramp up its activity with the agency after a transition period, eventually moving the majority of its domestic air cargo.

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Scope 3 Emissions Reporting: Under the Spotlight for All Businesses

Supply Chain Brain

Emissions reduction isn't only a business imperative — it's an environmental necessity. Scope 3 reporting motivates the business world to generate impactful change.

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Playing the “China Card” in U.S. Ports

Art of Procurement

When I think about global trade, I think about massive container ships, trains and trucks waiting to take containers to. The post Playing the “China Card” in U.S. Ports appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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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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Relish: Vendor Analysis — Application Development solution overview, roadmap, competitors, user considerations, analyst summary

Spend Matters

This Spend Matters Vendor Analysis provides an overview of Relish and its application development solution. Relish was founded by individuals with extensive consulting experience who recognized the gaps in IT solutions, especially when it comes to procurement. Relish aims to build lightweight apps that strategically augment enterprise solutions, optimizing investments in procurement solutions.

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The $30 Billion Secret: How Amazon’s Logistics Saves You Time & Money

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Ever wonder how Amazon gets your package to your door so quickly? The inner workings of logistics at Amazon are a marvel of efficiency, precision, and constant innovation. This system uses giant warehouses, lots of trucks, and even cool robots to move things quickly. In this blog post, we’ll explore how Amazon does it all. We’ll look at their warehouses, their delivery tricks, and even how they use new technology to make things faster.

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4 ways generative AI addresses manufacturing challenges

IBM Supply Chain Blog

The manufacturing industry is in an unenviable position. Facing a constant onslaught of cost pressures, supply chain volatility and disruptive technologies like 3D printing and IoT. The industry must continually optimize process, improve efficiency, and improve overall equipment effectiveness. At the same time, there is this huge sustainability and energy transition wave.

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Taiwan earthquake’s impact on chip industry likely to be ‘moderate,’ experts say

Supply Chain Dive

The island is home to nearly all of the world’s most advanced chip production, making even small delays precarious for semiconductor supply chains.

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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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Watch: Lessons in Marketing From a Veteran Supply Chain Practitioner

Supply Chain Brain

Sherry Harriman, former SVP of logistics and supply chain with Academy Sports + Outdoors, tells how she prefers to be approached by supply chain marketers — and the tactics that don’t work.

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Net Zero in New York? JBS Accused of Greenwashing

Art of Procurement

On February 28th, New York Attorney General Letitia James sued JBS, the largest meat company in the world, under Executive. The post Net Zero in New York? JBS Accused of Greenwashing appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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LSQ: Vendor Analysis — Working capital solution overview, roadmap, competitors, user considerations, analyst summary

Spend Matters

This Spend Matters Vendor Analysis provides an overview of LSQ and its solution for Working Capital Management. LSQ is an active participant in the fintech industry with its LSQ platform, which offers a suite of working capital management solutions. From spend insights to supplier management and payment management, LSQ’s FastTrack provides essential tools for businesses.

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UPS Out, Fedex In with USPS

Procurement Bulletin

Summer of High Oil Prices My local news station has been warning drivers of surging gas prices as Summer nears. Oil prices are near a five month high. This coincides with the current production cuts by OPEC at least until June. UPS In, Fedex Out with USPS The collaboration between the US Postal Service (USPS) and Fedex is coming to end after almost two decades.

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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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Getting ready for artificial general intelligence with examples

IBM Supply Chain Blog

Imagine a world where machines aren’t confined to pre-programmed tasks but operate with human-like autonomy and competence. A world where computer minds pilot self-driving cars, delve into complex scientific research, provide personalized customer service and even explore the unknown. This is the potential of artificial general intelligence (AGI), a hypothetical technology that may be poised to revolutionize nearly every aspect of human life and work.

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‘It’s important to get going’: How fashion is navigating the many complexities of sustainability

Supply Chain Dive

Understanding supply chains is key to both regulatory compliance and scaling solutions, executives said at an American Apparel & Footwear Association’s event.

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Driving Tech Adoption for Supply Chain Visibility and Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

As the backbone of global trade and commerce, transportation and logistics companies are under increasing pressure to enhance efficiency, reduce costs and meet sustainability goals.

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Procurement, AI, and Two Critical Questions

Procurement Insights

I just sat in on the Spend Matter webinar Navigating the Future: Meet AI in Procurement. Right off the bat, it was a very well-run 60-minute webinar that provided succinct insights on various elements of AI and its impact on Procurement. Having attended two different webinars in the past 48 hours, I can clearly see a difference between how a provider presents AI and the analyst approach.

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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.