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Talking Supply Chain: The last-mile tech advantage
Last-mile delivery success depends on many aspects of the supply chain to work effectively together, but none is more important than the technology stack. Hub Group’s Srinivas Chakravaram joins the Talking Supply Chain podcast to explain.
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Supply Chain 3.0: The power of connected data
Discover how evolving to Supply Chain 3.0 with logistics-AI can eliminate overpayments, enhance spend visibility, and boost productivity by 50% while saving 6% in transportation costs.
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Optimizing Parcel Packing to Cut Costs
Enhance your shipping efficiency by prioritizing improvements in pack-out processes, including cartonization strategies, to minimize waste, lower transportation costs, and meet increasing order fulfillment demands sustainably.
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Leadership development for supply chain leaders
Business Management
Senior leaders should be concerned about the challenges facing their planning functions. Today’s value creation systems are severely…

ASCM introduces Supplier Relationship Management certificate
Education
The Association for Supply Chain Management has introduced a new Supplier Relationship Management certificate designed to guide supply chain…

A smarter approach to sustainability is vital for healthy, resilient supply chains
Procurement & Sourcing
Procurement teams the world over face unprecedented volatility from geopolitical conflict, climate crisis and more. To ride the headwinds, a…

An educated workforce is loyal, but what type of education is best?
Education
In supply chain, an alphabet soup of certification credentials is available to employees, who must weigh which ones offer the best career…

When the scales tilt: Making vaccine access work for all
Business Management
Analyzing various factors, including access to transportation and medical center density, enables decision-makers to make equitable decisions…

Why we can’t ignore inventory rightsizing in industrial sectors
Procurement & Sourcing
Bloated inventories were not confined to retail post-COVID, and while the retail sector has brought inventories under control, the industrial…

Is your enterprise suffering from too much data?
Software & Technology
Closing transactional gaps in supply chains, increasing operational effectiveness, and enhancing your competitiveness with data collection is…

Five organizational action areas for developing supply chain talent
Business Management
In addition to the challenges and core competencies, a research team at GSCI’s Advanced Supply Chain Collaborative identified five…

Navigating geopolitical challenges: Mexico as a key factor in U.S.-China trade
Procurement & Sourcing
By diversifying sourcing destinations, businesses can enhance supply chain resilience and efficacy, navigate geopolitical unease and maintain…

Supply Chain 3.0: The power of connected data
Software & Technology
Discover how evolving to Supply Chain 3.0 with logistics-AI can eliminate overpayments, enhance spend visibility, and boost productivity by 50%…

Rest assured: Building resilience in supply chains one mattress at a time
Education
A strategic approach to navigate the tradeoff between risk mitigation and cost efficiency, developed in collaboration with Tempur Sealy, offers…

The power of influence
Business Management
Supply chain influencers are responsible for shifting direction in strategy. Over the past 25 years, influencers have introduced analytics into…

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Supply Chain Podcasts


Parcel Spend Management 2.0: Revolutionizing…
In this Logistics Management & Supply Chain Management Review podcast, Michael Levans and Reveel's Josh Dunham explore how Parcel Spend Management 2.0 leverages advanced…
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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
Last-mile delivery success depends on many aspects of the supply chain to work effectively together, but none is more important than the technology stack. Hub Group’s Srinivas Chakravaram joins…
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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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Artificial intelligence is everywhere these days. But what if it isn’t? I would guess that at least 50%, and probably closer to 70%, of the article pitches I receive these days involve AI. Most conversations I’ve had at conferences this year have at least touched on AI and its impact on the supply chain. Almost every technology company touts its AI-infused software. It seems that AI is not only mainstream, it’s Main Street.
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Manufacturing capabilities for resilience

Managing supply chain disruptions continues to be a top priority for organizations. In fact, more than half of organizations have made it a top area of focus for their…
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AI liftoff delayed?

Artificial intelligence is everywhere these days. But what if it isn’t? I would guess that at least 50%, and probably closer to 70%, of the article pitches I receive these…
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AI update: Decision-maker or decision-supporter?

Almost four and a half years ago, I wrote my first Insights column on artificial intelligence (AI) titled: “Rely on AI to make decisions? Yes, but warily” [March/April…
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How to get the most out of academic research

Companies can engage with academia on various levels through educational programs and the cross-sharing of knowledge. Another channel to engagement is research—the subject of…
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Supply chain network design for success

Accurate modeling of a company’s supply chain network provides insights into optimal production, storage locations, and raw materials supply network strategy. The modeling…
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Balanced supply chain management: Managing at the edges

In this, the second of the four-set series of articles on balanced supply chain management, we will continue the exploration of what balance means and why it is important.…
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What really works in the digital supply chain?

In 2014, SAP Business Consulting conducted its initial study to understand companies’ visions for digital supply chain management. A lot has changed since then.
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Green transportation and logistics: Strategies for sustainable supply chains

The transportation and logistics industries are a cornerstone of economic growth and global trade, facilitating the movement of goods and services across borders and continents.…
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Salary and satisfaction up

Our latest Peerless Research Group (PRG) survey reveals current salary trends, career satisfaction rates, and shifting job priorities for individuals working in logistics and…
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One door closes, a better one opens

The sense of resolve out there seems at first counterintuitive, given the holding pattern of weak demand and continued uncertainty, even after COVID. Inflation, China…
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Building resilience in manufacturing

Manufacturing remains a critical area of investment for many business leaders. In APQC’s 2024 Supply Chain Priorities and Challenges research, 72% of organizations named…
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Do certifications clinch supply chain jobs & promotions?

In the constantly evolving world of supply chain management, the executive quest for new knowledge, qualifications, and skills never really ends. With new challenges,…
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Not out of the woods

Most global and domestic 3PLs faced huge challenges last year as shippers adjusted to ongoing issues related to inventory optimization and geopolitical risk. To keep pace, the…

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