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The AI Revolution: Transforming Supply Chain and Logistics with Artificial Intelligence

Supply Chain Brain

As this vital technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, businesses that embrace AI in their supply chain operations will be well-positioned for long-term success.

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How to Protect Supply Chain from Cyber Attacks

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Image source: Flickr | How to Protect Supply Chain from Cyber Attacks The management of data intelligence in the supply chain presents an enormous challenge to those involved. The amount, velocity, and sharing of data all influence how it is received and evaluated, and these changes intensify with the consolidation of digital transformation. The supply chain depends more and more on IT systems to ensure information flow and security as it develops.

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Watch: Building an Effective Digital Marketing Campaign

Supply Chain Brain

Russ Henneberry, a digital marketing consultant and founder at theCLIKK.com, describes the five main elements of a successful digital marketing campaign.

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Optimising Supply Chains Post Peak Periods

Logistics Business Magazine

By: Andrei Danescu (pictured left), CEO and Co-Founder, Dexory. As holiday seasons wind down each year, supply chains and retail businesses face a new challenge: getting back on track post-peak shopping periods. Having navigated the busy period successfully, businesses now shift focus to streamlining operations and enhancing productivity for the upcoming year.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Optimizing Cold Chain Logistics for Fresh Produce

Supply Chain Brain

The landscape of produce transportation is evolving, and in the coming years, we can expect a continued commitment to optimizing cold chain logistics.

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Flexitanks: A Game-Changer in Beverage Logistics

Supply Chain Brain

These innovative containerized shipping options offer an enhanced means of transporting non-hazardous bulk liquids both domestically and globally.

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Transparent Software Supply Chains Will Usher in Healthcare Cyber Quality

Supply Chain Brain

As software bills of materials analysis yields business-relevant risk information, customers will use it to make more informed decisions about what to buy and how to price risk transfers.

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The Top Three Crops Threatened by Climate Change in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

In the coming year, here’s how producers of three essential food categories can proactively plan their supply chains to mitigate risks associated with extreme weather and climate change.

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Revolutionizing Retail: Aisle-Ready Pallets and Speedy Deliveries

Supply Chain Brain

As we navigate the e-commerce age, the pivot toward automation underscores the industry's commitment to meeting the demands of a dynamic market while fortifying against unforeseen disruptions.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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Majority of HR Leaders Think Half Their Workforce Will Need to Be Reskilled

Supply Chain Brain

Thirty-four percent of participants said that they are concerned about how their skills will rise to meet changing expectations brought on by automation and new technology.

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Redefining Trade Compliance in a Shifting Regulatory Landscape

Supply Chain Brain

As trade compliance regulations become more complex and nuanced, this is a pivotal moment for global organizations to build a more holistic framework of compliance risk mitigation.

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Don’t Forget the Human Side of the SRM Equation

Supply Chain Brain

Development of SRM tools using artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies is rapidly proliferating, but supply chain organizations shouldn’t forget to personally nurture supplier relationships.

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Refocusing on High-Impact Sustainability Wins

Supply Chain Brain

Organizations face mounting pressure to ensure the sustainability of not just their operations and supply chains, but also those of their domestic and overseas supply chain partners.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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Securing a Satellite Communications Future Through Green Business Practices

Supply Chain Brain

Despite the many advantages offered by satellite internet, especially in areas lacking traditional telecom infrastructure, it’s crucial to acknowledge and address the associated environmental impacts.

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Are the Days of Voluntary GHG Reporting Over? Not for EPA SmartWay

Supply Chain Brain

Successful strategies will use a combination of high-quality primary data — like that of the SmartWay program — and other global frameworks to meet freight efficiency goals and reporting requirements.

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Overcoming an Ethical and Sustainability Crisis in the Cotton Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Expect to see users of cotton seeking to improve the visibility of their multi-tier supply chains to avoid regulatory fines, protect themselves from reputational damage, and understand their risk exposure.

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Navigating the Changing LTL Market

Supply Chain Brain

If the economy plays out favorably, freight volumes will increase, and capacity constraints will emerge. That could put pressure on companies when shippers scrambled to find available truck space.

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GEP Outlook Report 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Whether from geopolitical tensions or the havoc caused by the pandemic and its aftershocks, plenty of challenges remain. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.

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Germany Invests $1.1B to Counter China on Raw Materials

Supply Chain Brain

A selection process will be established to determine which projects — including extraction, processing and recycling materials — are eligible, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

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A Global Logistics Outlook for 2024

Supply Chain Brain

While many shippers have made great strides toward building resilience into their supply chains over the years, it’s important that they don’t pump the brakes on progress.

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Recruitment Site Suggests Cure for Transportation and Warehousing Sector's Hiring Woes

Supply Chain Brain

Logistics support roles key to transformation are among the fastest-growing on ZipRecruiter and are projected to grow 18% over the next decade — far faster than average.

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Key Transportation Trends in 2024: Visibility, Innovation and Risk Mitigation

Supply Chain Brain

Shippers and logistics companies must become more agile to meet customer expectations, close the “black holes” of visibility in transportation networks and reduce risk.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Going the Extra Mile for the Last Mile

Supply Chain Brain

As supply chains become more digital, it should get easier to provide proof of delivery, enhanced order tracking and real-time visibility.

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For Automotive Manufacturers, a New Age of Nearshoring

Supply Chain Brain

Nearshoring is going to alter global supply chains for years to come. By considering the right factors upfront, you can avoid unexpected costs and complications.

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The Missed Opportunity of Duty Recovery in Canada

Supply Chain Brain

In light of the shifting CBSA regulatory landscape, businesses in 2024 should be focused on optimizing their Customs operations to protect profit margins.

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Strengthening Freight Networks Amid Mounting Geopolitical and Climate Pressures

Supply Chain Brain

The transportation sector faced significant challenges in 2023, including rising operational costs that impacted each step in the supply chain.

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GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024

Your Roadmap to Smarter Spend Management in 2024 Geopolitical, economic and supply chain challenges will stick around in 2024, but don’t despair. There are strategic opportunities to leverage AI-powered technology and digital toolsets to overcome these hurdles more effectively. GEP experts in nearly two dozen critical categories guide you in the right direction in our annual comprehensive resource — GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024.

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Accelerating Adoption of Supply Chain AI: The Critical Role of Trust

Supply Chain Brain

As many organizations struggle to achieve full value realization, the importance placed on trust in the user-AI relationship continues to grow.

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Mastering Parcel Delivery to Drive E-Commerce Profitability in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Given the starring role that the delivery experience plays in customer satisfaction and brand loyalty, retailers must be prepared in 2024.

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The Imperative of Multi-Tier Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Brain

An understanding of ESG risk will become essential in light of investor and consumer demands, the financial impact of regulatory penalties, and carbon taxes