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Cleo Announces New Supply Chain Management Tools for Integration Cloud Platform
Cleo has announced several new enhancements and functionality options for its Cleo Integration Cloud software.
ASCM Honors Supply Chain Management Leaders with Awards of Excellence
3 companies and 3 individuals have been recognized with Association for Supply Chain Management Awards of Excellence for their dedication in advancing the field of supply chain management.
US Container Traffic Boosted by Back-to-School Rush
A bump in imports to the U.S. could be on the horizon, following a strong back-to-school season that indicate cargo volumes could reach 2 million TEUs during September and October.
Bank of America Introduces Digital Supply Chain Finance Platform
Bank of America is adding a supply chain module to its popular CashPro Trade platform, enabling faster processing of financial transactions for global supply chains.

Supply Chain Resources

Navigating the Cost-Plus World of Supply Chains
This white paper aims to delve into the strategies that enterprises are currently employing, as well as explore...
How to Avoid the Pittfalls of Contract Management in Telecom and High-Tech
This white paper explores how organizations in high-tech and telecom industries can navigate challenges, improve contract management efficiency,...

Supply Chain News

Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
This guide provides an in-depth analysis of the potential of various resources available in a warehouse and how they can be utilized to generate maximum value.

Talent Shortage: Supply Chains Struggle to Find the Right Skill Sets
Sixty-four percent of Alcott Global survey respondents said a lack of the appropriate skillset is the biggest obstacle to hiring new supply chain talent.

Supply Chain Control Tower Transformations
3 critical capabilities to go beyond visibility to actionable insight.

The Top 5 Supply Chain Planning Myths
It's time to cast off the long-held myths about supply chain planning and digital transformation that have paralyzed your business and enter a new era. In this eBook we debunk the top 5 most limiting assumptions and outline the supply chain planning model of the future.

Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning
Political landscapes shift overnight, global trade is constantly changing, consumers demand increasingly personalized service and smaller day-to-day challenges hit without warning. If your job is supply chain management, how on earth do you plan for the unplannable?

The “Multi-Multi” Supply Chain Problem That No One Is Talking About
In this white paper, we examine why the average organization is losing significant profits from supply chain disruptions and why we need to understand the deeper problem to change the outcome.

Building a Solid Foundation for S&OP
Digitization, sparked by the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), the expanding number of connected devices and big data, is driving a shift in consumerism. Your company needs to keep pace, or risk falling behind forever. The reality of running a profitable global business now requires speed and agility in both strategic and execution planning. It’s time to move beyond the siloed S&OP practices of the past and build a solid foundation that will easily carry you...

Maersk Hopes to Automate As Much As 80% of Logistics Within 7 Years
In an interview with a Danish newspaper, Maersk CTO Navneet Kapoor said the company is using AI to automate as much as 20% of its logistics tasks today and hopes to increase that to 80% within seven years.

The Key Principles of Sustainable Manufacturing
Xtonnes solution to decarbonize the supply chain and make manufacturing more sustainable.

Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
PITT OHIO sees sustainability as a key strategy for doing business well. We recently gathered a group of sustainability-minded shippers from a wide variety of industries across the supply chain at our LEED-certified Gold Cleveland facility for a Transportation and Sustainability Summit. Download the whitepaper to discover 6 sustainablity supply chain insights that PITT OHIO uncovered.

The Cost-Plus World of Supply Chains The Macroeconomic and Geopolitical Environment
A report sponsored by GEP that is based on a survey conducted between January 2023 and March 2023 of 400 executives in the US and Europe who were familiar with their organization's supply chain strategy and operations.

Driving Supply Chain Sustainability in the Face of Disruptions and Cost Pressures
GEP and North Carolina State University conducted a study of 250 supply chain and procurement leaders to examine the state of supply chain sustainability. The paper examines how leaders are approaching the challenging balance of meeting sustainability goals while reducing costs amid disruption and spending pressures.

Adopting AI Responsibly Guidelines for Procurement of AI Solutions by the Private Sector
To establish standards for responsible AI practices, GEP has collaborated with the World Economic Forum and prepared this comprehensive report. The report lays down a customizable framework to help businesses adopt ethical AI technology. It has detailed assessment criteria, supplier questionnaires and insights on how to overlay all of it with strong governance.

ChatGPT’s Impact on Supply Chain Efficiency and Agility
If there was any doubt about how artificial intelligence can change the business landscape, the launch of ChatGPT has proved to be decisive.

6 Ways Supply Chain & Procurement can Benefit from Generative AI
Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT and Bard are poised to become a game-changer for supply chain and procurement professionals. By using this technology, professionals can improve their efficiency and productivity, and make better decisions that will benefit their organizations.

How a $6 Billion Retail Company Achieved SG&A Savings of $50M with GEP
In this case study a large $6 billion retail company with multiple business entities sought to optimize its selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses and improve focus on expenditure for strategic priorities. The company partnered with GEP to streamline processes and improve spend visibility, resulting in a $50 million reduction in overall SG&A cost.

ChatGPT - What Procurement Leaders Need to Know and Do Right Now
ChatGPT, the headline-grabbing chatbot-on-steroids tool from Open AI, is a powerful example of how a new wave of emerging AI-driven natural language content development tool will transform (for better and for worse) companies, industries and our lives.

Global CPG Leader Adopts a New Procurement Operating Model
In this case study a multinational consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturer wanted to transform its procurement and streamline source-to-pay (S2P) processes. The company had near-zero focus on its indirect spend and a reactive support model that prevented it from capitalizing on global synergies.

Emerging AI Regulatory Ecosystems: Implications for Businesses and Regulators
While many countries have implemented national AI strategies, not all countries and territories take the same approach to AI governance and regulation. Different approaches are connected to a country's existing institutions, including culture and value systems and economic considerations, e.g. regarding innovation. Before understanding what this means for businesses and their international operations, a few examples of emerging AI regulations are highlighted in this article.

Tosca Launches First Annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report
Tosca, a global leader in reusable plastic packaging and performance pooling solutions launched its inaugural Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report: All Together Better.

Featured Companies

Transparency-One enables companies to discover, analyze, and monitor all suppliers, components, and facilities in the entire supply chain. Transparency-One combines cutting-edge graph database technology, supply chain expertise, and global supplier onboarding services to help all supply chain stakeholders reduce business…
The Center of Innovation for Logistics
The Center of Innovation for Logistics is the leading statewide resource for fueling logistics industry growth and global competitiveness. The Center provides the technical industry expertise, collaborative research, and partnerships needed to help the industry connect, compete, and grow globally.…
iDrive Logistics
Combining unmatched industry expertise with an exceptional business intelligence platform, iDrive Logistics provides intelligent solutions to small-parcel shippers across all industry verticals.
Custora is a predictive analytics platform for e-commerce marketing teams. We help retailers find high-value customers, and keep them coming back. Our software analyzes data to predict how customers will behave in future - the things they’re likely to…
SynapseMX is a real-­time, mobile-­first platform that allows teams to plan, track and accomplish aircraft maintenance from anywhere to limit the amount of time aircraft are out of service. SynapseMX doesn’t make you hunt for critical information…
Zyme provides the leading channel data management (CDM) cloud platform, delivering critical downstream visibility for global companies that leverage distributors, resellers, retailers, and e-tailers to sell their products. Zyme’s flexible, real-time data platform powers the New Smart ChannelSM, a…
Verusen is leading a new era of the supply chain by shifting the landscape of how global organizations approach their materials management strategy. Our team is built to solve your materials management challenges.
FedEx Corp. provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $44 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx…
National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education
A nationwide partnership has established the National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education. The goal of the Center is to increase the number of qualified supply chain technicians to meet the growing national need across the private and public supply…
Institute for Human Rights and Business
Founded in 2009, IHRB is the leading international think tank on business and human rights. IHRB’s mission is to shape policy, advance practice and strengthen accountability in order to make respect for human rights part of everyday business. IHRB’s…
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Featured Downloads

Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
The Rapid Performance Evaluation identifies opportunities and potential improvements in every aspect of warehouse logistics operations; performance, productivity, service, quality, and systems.
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
This guide provides an in-depth analysis of the potential of various resources available in a warehouse and how they can be utilized...

Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
A whitepaper on supply chain insights gleaned at the LEED-certified gold Cleveland transportation and sustainability summit.
20 Warehouse & Distribution Center Best Practices for Your Supply Chain
20 Warehouse & Distribution Center Best Practices for Your Supply Chain
In this guide, we picked the brains of our supply chain engineers to find ways to improve warehouse and distribution center efficiency...
SOLOCHAIN WMS plus a Guide to Warehouse Management Systems
SOLOCHAIN WMS plus a Guide to Warehouse Management Systems
In these 2 'papers' Solochain WMS, we detail Manufacturing Execution System capabilities and Generix's portfolio of SCM solutions to manage all distribution logistics,...