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Developing a dynamic S&OP process for third-party logistics
Business Management
The preservation of food characteristics and quality within a temperature-controlled environment presents a complex challenge in the food supply…

May retail sales see increases, according to Commerce and NRF data
Business Management
Commerce reported that May retail sales, at $703.1 billion, were up 0.1% compared to April and up 2.3% annually. And total retail sales, from…

Bite-sized nuggets offer real-time learning
Education
Microlearning offers businesses the opportunity to focus training and education at relevant times and in ways that employees will engage with.

From Software to Hardware: Comprehensive Guide to Integrating Warehouse Robotics
Software & Technology
Join our webinar to learn how to successfully design and implement warehouse robotics, focusing on integration with existing operations,…

Logisticians adjusting to volatility that is now embedded in supply chain
Business Management
The influential 35th annual State of Logistics Report shows how logisticians are adapting to “permanent volatility” in their supply chains as…

Navigating global elections: A blueprint for supply chain resilience
Procurement & Sourcing
With major countries such as the U.S., India and Taiwan holding elections this year, supply chains face an uncertain path toward resiliency.

Did your AI project fail because of the wrong AI?
Procurement & Sourcing
AI is a piece of software that is not just one thing: it is a technology tool to do a job. Selecting the right software, and at the right point…

U.S-bound May imports show continued growth, reports S&P Global Market Intelligence
Procurement & Sourcing
May imports, at 2.70 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), rose 11% annually, following April’s 8% annual gain, with growth intact for…

Dell is creating an inclusive workforce thanks to LISA
Software & Technology
Using AI, Dell has created a tool that allows deaf or hard-of-hearing employees to engage with company services without the need for a sign…

Top summer reads: 6 unconventional books with supply chain lessons
Business Management
Inspiration and innovation can come from many places, and these non-supply chains books can provide just that for supply chain professionals.

Procurement control tower: Proof of concept through machine learning and natural language processing
Procurement & Sourcing
Implementing a procurement control tower provides advanced insights to the sponsor company, bringing end-to-end visibility, enhanced exception…

Moody’s weighs in on insurance risks supply chains face today
Procurement & Sourcing
A report from Moody’s has identified areas of the supply chain where insurers are most concerned.

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AI’s Evolving Role in Procurement
In this SCMR podcast, Michael Levans, is joined Kristian O’Meara, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Jaggaer in a conversation that puts context around all the…
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The Frictionless Supply Chain
Listen as Anne Dempsey, Executive Vice President at Colliers, and Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, discuss the process for selecting a new site for manufacturing and…
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Talking Supply Chain
GreyOrange CEO Akash Gupta joins the Talking Supply Chain podcast to discuss warehouse automation, retail customer demands, and the role of the store in omnichannel fulfillment
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In-Transit
In this episode, Kerim Kfuri, the founder and president of The Atlas Network, joined In Transit host Vishnu Rajamanickam to discuss the complexities and emerging trends in nearshoring amidst…
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This year's NextGen Supply Chain Conference, which will take place Oct. 21-23, will once again be held at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel in downtown Chicago.…
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Special planning teams for unusual times

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for special short-term planning teams to supplement an S&OP team. An S&OP team is always vital to managing the rudder for…

Frontiers in warehouse automation

Automation is transforming the warehouse industry as companies pursue improvements in supply chain efficiency and productivity
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Seizing value from supply network management

Leaders must create a shared vision to achieve optimal performance, break down silos, and leverage competitive sea change and disruption opportunities in the connected market…
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The state of procurement

Procurement is transforming faster than ever. Cost, quality, and speed still matter. But now procurement managers are under pressure from one end of the supply chain to the…
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Balanced supply chain management: Setting the stage

Supply chains have changed, and so too has the management required to achieve balanced supply chains. This is the first in a series of articles that will address the elements…
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Managing inflationary price risks in supplier-buyer contracts through indexing

Research emphasizes the need for innovative supply chain and financial solutions, paving the way for the integration of technology to enhance operational efficiency and economic…
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5 strategies for energy market cost and risk reduction

Electricity and natural gas costs are major factors in the profitability of companies in all industries, but especially in key parts of the supply chain. There are strategies to…
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Procurement best practices

Procurement is transforming. Gone are the days of blindly spending with single suppliers, replaced by a complex network of diverse global suppliers. Gone are the days of…
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The new dawn of network and capital planning is here

A traditional approach to network and capital planning isn’t agile enough to keep pace with commercial markets where disruptions outnumber long-term norms. Successful planning…
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What supports accurate spend analysis?

Supply chain organizations are always looking for greater visibility into spending. Leaders are dedicating additional resources to spend management, which seeks to answer…
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Top 50 Trucking: Accept the challenge and adapt

The best fleets, buffeted by higher costs and now increasing environmental mandates, manage to stay ahead of competition through vision, strategy, and execution. But in the end,…
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Looking back at Modex

MHI’s Modex 2024 saw a record-shattering number of registered manufacturing and supply chain professionals, reaching a total of 48,733. The event, held March 11 to 14 in…

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