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Five organizational action areas for developing supply chain talent

In addition to the challenges and core competencies, a research team at GSCI’s Advanced Supply Chain Collaborative identified five organizational action areas to support the development of the…

Navigating geopolitical challenges: Mexico as a key factor in U.S.-China trade

By diversifying sourcing destinations, businesses can enhance supply chain resilience and efficacy, navigate geopolitical unease and maintain seamless trade relationships amidst an increasingly…

The power of influence

Supply chain influencers are responsible for shifting direction in strategy. Over the past 25 years, influencers have introduced analytics into supply chains to make better decisions for instance.…

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Five organizational action areas for developing supply chain talent

Friday, July 12, 2024 · Dan Pellathy
In addition to the challenges and core competencies, a research team at GSCI’s Advanced Supply Chain Collaborative identified five organizational action areas to support the development of the skills modern-day planners need.

Navigating geopolitical challenges: Mexico as a key factor in U.S.-China trade

Thursday, July 11, 2024 · Ivan Hernandez, managing director, Mexico, QIMA
By diversifying sourcing destinations, businesses can enhance supply chain resilience and efficacy, navigate geopolitical unease and maintain seamless trade relationships amidst an increasingly complex and uncertain landscape.

The power of influence

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 · Rosemary Coates
Supply chain influencers are responsible for shifting direction in strategy. Over the past 25 years, influencers have introduced analytics into supply chains to make better decisions for instance. But, we must use this power wisely.

Keys to staying ahead of the competition

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 · Brian Straight
The unique role supply chains play in an organization means they can have an outsized impact on the market competitiveness of the company.

Whirlpool’s Jennifer Springer to deliver keynote at NextGen Supply Chain Conference

Monday, July 8, 2024 · SCMR Staff
Whirlpool’s Jennifer Springer, sr. dir. of customer fulfillment, is the latest top executive to be announced as a keynote speaker at the upcoming NextGen Supply Chain conference.

11 core competencies critical for today’s supply chain planners

Monday, July 8, 2024 · Dan Pellathy
There are 11 core competencies that provide an overview of what’s needed to measure supply chain planners’ effectiveness and develop tomorrow’s planning leaders.
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Not out of the woods

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Karen E. Thuermer
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 top 3PLs are now amping up their collaboration with carrier partners and implementing as much…
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Salary and satisfaction up

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Bridget McCrea
Our latest Peerless Research Group (PRG) survey reveals current salary trends, career satisfaction rates, and shifting job priorities for individuals working in logistics and supply chain management. Here are all of the findings—and a few surprises.
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Green transportation and logistics: Strategies for sustainable supply chains

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Sudhir Makkar
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. However, this vital sector’s reliance on fossil fuels and outdated practices has inadvertently…
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One door closes, a better one opens

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Suketu Gandhi, Rupal Deshmukh, Gillis Jonk, and Sachin Narang
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 de-risking, the brutality of Ukraine and Gaza, attacks on Suez shipping, Panama Canal drought, hacked data and…
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What really works in the digital supply chain?

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Dr. Joerg Wilke, Dr. Andre Brunner, Dr. Kai Hoberg, and Rod Franklin
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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Supply chain network design for success

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Marianna Vydrevich and Nari Viswanathan
Accurate modeling of a company’s supply chain network provides insights into optimal production, storage locations, and raw materials supply network strategy. The modeling process can last from one day to several months, and the supply network design team might run hundreds…
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AI update: Decision-maker or decision-supporter?

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Larry Lapide
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 2020]. I had planned to do an annual update, however, the COVID-19 pandemic came along—consuming much…
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Balanced supply chain management: Managing at the edges

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Steven A. Melnyk, Nick Little, and Lee Levy II
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. However, the set of tensions explored in this article share a common theme—they deal with managing at…
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AI liftoff delayed?

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Brian Straight
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…
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