The Supply Chain Manager’s Daily Decathlon (part 3 of 6)

| June 15, 2016

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Given the diversity of the challenges in their job, Supply Chain Managers need to be versatile, multi-skilled people, chameleonic in a way. A bit like the decathlon athlete, (s)he needs to perform well on a lot of different disciplines,

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Freight & Transportation Management Trends for 2020 to Know

Article | February 19, 2020

The transportation management trends for 2020 reflect a growing consensus that new technology and visibility will define the successes of the future supply chain. Adoption rates for new services and cloud-based technologies are climbing, and the global transportation management system (TMS) is expanding. In fact, according to FreightWaves, the global TMS market will achieve a compound annual growth rate of 19.13% through 2024.

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Shipping Barcodes: What They Are & How 3PLs Use Various Barcodes

Article | February 17, 2020

Barcodes are important for any business selling physical goods. They are used in brick-and-mortar stores as part of the purchase and returns process, in warehouses to track inventory and packages, by shipping carriers to locate and track shipments, and sometimes on invoices to assist with accounting. Without barcodes, modern shipping and logistics processes would be more inefficient and much more error-prone. Third-party logistics companies rely on barcodes to efficiently run their warehouses so they can better serve the companies for whom they perform fulfillment services.

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Observations on Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain Market

Article | February 18, 2020

With 2020 well underway, it’s a great time to pick a hot industry topic and subject it to a “state of the state” evaluation. And where better to start than Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the supply chain market? During this frothy, buzzword-laden phrase, we’ve seen a lot of shiny objects competing to exploit legitimate excitement around Artificial Intelligence, and in the process they may be creating confusion. Exhibit A: AI-powered yoga pants. Exhibit B: the realistic but totally fake human faces created by generative adversarial networks (GANs).

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Supply Chain Sustainability: If a leopard can’t change its spots, can supply chains ever be sustainable?

Article | March 9, 2020

They say a leopard can’t change its spots but if they could, how would they change them? What color would the spots be? Would they even want to change them at all? While these are purely hypothetical questions, the phrase “a leopard can never change its spots” has got me thinking how this also applies to world of supply chains. However, let’s start by addressing what supply chains have in common with leopards. While the shape, size and how many spots a leopard has varies from leopard to leopard, all leopards have spots. The same applies to the supply chain.

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