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Navigating global elections: A blueprint for supply chain resilience

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?

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 of the business process, is the key to getting…

Top summer reads: 6 unconventional books with supply chain lessons

Inspiration and innovation can come from many places, and these non-supply chains books can provide just that for supply chain professionals.

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Navigating global elections: A blueprint for supply chain resilience

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 · Mirko Woitzik
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?

Monday, June 17, 2024 · Norman Katz
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 of the business process, is the key to getting software projects done and done correctly.

Top summer reads: 6 unconventional books with supply chain lessons

Thursday, June 13, 2024 · Andrew Balthrop and Stephanie Powell Thomas
Inspiration and innovation can come from many places, and these non-supply chains books can provide just that for supply chain professionals.

Dry van truckload pricing shows no signs of significant improvement

Monday, June 3, 2024 · Jason Miller
A series of factors, including excess capacity and demand weakness, will likely keep dry van truckload rates in check for the remainder of 2024.

Problematic perspectives on EPA’s latest greenhouse gas standards

Friday, May 31, 2024 · Andrew Balthrop
New EPA regulations seeking to reduce carbon emissions of heavy-duty trucks are problematic for many reasons and will create additional supply chain concerns.

Why did my Amazon order arrive in a giant box?

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 · Rosemary Coates
Sustainability should be on every supply chain professional’s agenda and should include programs for suppliers, transportation, site location, warehousing, contract manufacturing, and packaging.

Is your quality management strategy behind the AI curve?

Thursday, May 23, 2024 · Arnela Iseric, research principal, Gartner
It’s crucial to understand which AI use cases to pursue and take a focused approach that is part of a strategy to achieve success rather than simply finding a “quick win.”

From farm to table: Using data to ensure a transparent and traceable supply chain

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 · Christopher Safieh, vice president, UniSpice
As emerging technologies continue to evolve and seamlessly integrate with existing systems, the potential for optimization and efficiency gains, particularly in the cold chain supply chain, becomes even more remarkable.

Reliable Middle Mile for the Unreliable World

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 · Andrew Mohn and Adriele Pradi
Transportation planning for the furniture and home goods industry presents a complex puzzle, and traditional planning methods often fail to account for the inherent randomness and variation in real-world operations.

The art of the deal: Why human factors can earn you a negotiating win

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 · SCMR Staff
Do you like playing poker? For supply chain negotiators, the process of closing deals can often feel like a game of poker. Who blinks last is often going to get the best deal. But it doesn’t have to end that way.

GXO’s Mark Manduca talks automation and why a data academy could drive further innovation

Wednesday, July 5, 2023 · SCMR Staff
GXO chief investment officer Mark Manduca joins Talking Supply Chain host Brian Straight to discuss how GXO has been able to retain customers, why more customers are looking for contract logistics providers, and how technology continues to change the game for the supply chain.

Frictionless Supply Chain: The circular economy with IBM’s Lisa Dender

Monday, June 26, 2023 · SCMR Staff
Rosemary Coates, host of the Frictionless Supply Chain, and Lisa Dender, global leader at IBM, discuss the circular economy and the new REACH regulations.

This is the strangest economy

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 · Rosemary Coates
With so much uncertainty and mixed economic signals, it is hard, if not impossible, to see trends or predict what will happen in the supply chain.

Talking Supply Chain: AI is powering the next supply chain revolution

Monday, June 19, 2023 · Brian Straight
Like the previous industrial revolutions, the 4th Industrial Revolution promises to change society, and supply chain is helping lead the way. Erhan Musaoglu, CEO and founder of Logiwa Technology, joins Talking Supply Chain host Brian Straight to explain how.

Talking Supply Chain: Why the supply chain is one giant math problem

Friday, June 9, 2023 · Brian Straight
From mathematics and physics degrees in college to supply chain, Brian Laung Aoaeh has made his mark on the industry as co-founder of Refashiond, an early stage supply chain investment firm.
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