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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 manufacturing as a…

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 de-risking, the brutality of…

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 days involve AI. Most…

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Building resilience in manufacturing

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Marisa Brown, senior principal research lead, supply chain, APQC
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 manufacturing as a priority for the year with regard to investing resources, innovation, and hiring.
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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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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…

The key to good data management? Start with good data

Friday, July 5, 2024 · Brian Straight
As more companies turn to AI to manage and analyze their data, the concept of clean data sometimes gets pushed to the side.

Procter & Gamble’s Amy Rardin announced as NexGen Supply Chain keynote speaker

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 · Brian Straight
Amy Rardin has proven successful at finding innovative solutions that lead to supply chain wins at Procter & Gamble. She will share some of that knowledge with the NextGen Supply Chain Conference audience in her keynote address.

NextGen Supply Chain Conference announces Johnson & Johnson’s Luis Roman as keynote speaker

Friday, June 21, 2024 · SCMR Staff
Johnson & Johnson’s Luis Roman will incorporate his supply chain expertise in his keynote address at the upcoming NextGen Supply Chain conference.

U.S-bound May imports show continued growth, reports S&P Global Market Intelligence

Friday, June 14, 2024 · Jeff Berman
May imports, at 2.70 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), rose 11% annually, following April’s 8% annual gain, with growth intact for the ninth consecutive month, following a 14-month stretch of annual declines. Total first quarter imports were up 11% annually.

Nearshoring shifts focus of procurement leaders

Friday, June 7, 2024 · Bridget McCrea
Bringing production and sourcing back to the United States or to a country in close proximity have always been goals for companies that want to gain better control over their supply chains. But for procurement leaders, it adds complexity.

Five strategies to make procurement more sustainable

Thursday, May 30, 2024 · Pierre-François Thaler and Matias Pollmann-Larsen
A recent report from Accenture and EcoVadis found that delivering on sustainability goals is a top driver in 71% of procurement programs.

Is the market stabilizing? Shippers are optimistic

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 · Brian Straight
Even as new data suggests freight shipments continue to slide, shippers in BlueGrace Logistics Index are feeling better about the remainder of the year.
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Procurement best practices

Sunday, May 19, 2024 · Brian Straight
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 procurement leaders “that just know what to do,” replaced by workers leveraging technology to fill in…
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What supports accurate spend analysis?

Sunday, May 19, 2024 · Marisa Brown, senior principal research lead, supply chain, APQC
Supply chain organizations are always looking for greater visibility into spending. Leaders are dedicating additional resources to spend management, which seeks to answer several questions related to spend analysis.
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Special planning teams for unusual times

Sunday, May 19, 2024 · Larry Lapide
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 navigational purposes. However, Quick Response and supply-in-mind planning specialists need to help out…

Planning fatigue may be settling in

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 · Brian Straight
Supply chain disruption scenario planning continues to remain robust, but there is some fatigue settling in as fewer organizations are making it a priority.

World Trade Centers offers a helping hand to create resilient, interconnected supply chains

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 · Brian Straight
Building resilient supply chains requires trust, and the World Trade Centers is helping foster that with locations around the globe, connecting companies with local resources.
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