What Georgia-Pacific Is Doing With Causal AI Is Remarkable

1 day 17 hours ago

While Generative AI has sparked great excitement, a form of artificial intelligence called Causal AI might offer much greater potential. Causal AI offers the tantalizing promise of being able to unravel the intricate web of cause-and-effect relationships that govern business operations. Georgia-Pacific (GP) has demonstrated an application of Causal AI to dramatically improve touchless commerce. […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (April 13 – 19)

4 days 14 hours ago

After months of anticipation, the day is finally here. On February 4 at the 2024 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift announced that she would be releasing a new album, which had secretly been in the works for two years. The album, The Tortured Poets Department, was released overnight. But in a shocking twist, just two hours […]

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Chris Cunnane

China’s WMS Market Has Significant Potential

6 days 13 hours ago

Over the past decade, the main battleground for China’s WMS market has been in the consumption industry; but more recently the battleground has returned to the manufacturing industry. Overseas suppliers have always ruled the top end of the market in this segment. However, local Chinese vendors have been growing rapidly over the past few years […]

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Dora Zhu

The US Economy will Continue to Decarbonize Even if Trump is Elected

1 week 1 day ago

Myron Ebell, who headed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team for Trump’s first term, says that should Donald Trump and the Republicans defeat President Biden in November’s election, they will seek to dismantle climate legislation. A core target will be the Inflation Reduction Act, the legislation filled with support for clean energy projects and […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (April 6 – 12)

1 week 4 days ago

The Masters: a tradition unlike any other. And a golfer unlike any other is looking to make history this weekend at the annual golf tournament played at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia: Tiger Woods. Actually, Woods is looking at 2 records this weekend, one of which is more attainable than the other. Woods […]

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Chris Cunnane

How Supply Chain Orchestration Can Help Prevent Drug Shortages

1 week 5 days ago

Drug shortages strike fear into people’s hearts. If you’re a patient in need of a particular drug for a critical health condition, you fear not being able to get access to the medicine you need. If you’re a pharmaceutical company, you fear the hit to your business, both headlines and bottom line. It takes enormous […]

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Polly Mitchell-Guthrie

Baltimore Bridge Collapse: An Opportunity to Reinforce the Importance of Supply Chain Resilience

1 week 6 days ago

Supply chain resilience is a hot topic the last few years since post-Covid issues and newsworthy incidents like the Houthi attacks in the red sea have raised awareness.  The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore being struck by the Dali and collapsing is an unpredictable disruption to the supply chains of several industries including automobiles, […]

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Alex Chatha

Exiger Has Taken the Supply Chain Risk Market by Storm

2 weeks 1 day ago

The pandemic got almost every company talking about resilience. Supply chain risk solutions are hot. And a company called Exiger seemingly came out of nowhere to capitalize on this. Lately, Exiger has been in the news. In December of 2023 it was reported that $1.2 billion had been invested in Exiger by Carlyle and other […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (March 30 – April 5)

2 weeks 4 days ago

The Great North American Eclipse is coming. A total solar eclipse will take place at the Moon’s ascending node on Monday, April 8, 2024. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when […]

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Chris Cunnane

Sustainable Manufacturing for Sustainable Supply Chains

2 weeks 6 days ago

Across the globe, companies continue to pledge to reduce their emissions, capture their emissions, and help to reduce the negative impacts of climate change. For many companies, this process begins with an overhaul of their manufacturing processes, looking at ways to promote sustainable manufacturing. Sustainable manufacturing is one step in the process of building sustainable […]

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Chris Cunnane

Blue Yonder Shakes Up the Supply Chain Software Market

3 weeks 1 day ago

The supply chain software landscape is changing rapidly. On Friday, March 29th, Blue Yonder, a leading provider of supply chain planning and today execution solutions, announced signing an agreement to acquire One Network Enterprises for approximately $839 million. This is a significant acquisition that will change the supply chain software landscape. Blue Yonder had revenues […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (March 23 – 29)

3 weeks 4 days ago

In the early morning hours of April 26, at approximately 1:35am, a cargo ship leaving Baltimore Harbor struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge, triggering a catastrophic collapse of the 1.6-mile-long span. The collapse sent vehicles and people plunging into the water. According to a Coast Guard memo, a harbor pilot and an assistant aboard the […]

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Chris Cunnane

Robots Take Center Stage at MODEX 2024

3 weeks 6 days ago

MODEX is the leading trade show for supply chain, logistics, and material handling solutions in North America. It showcases the latest products, technologies, and services from over 900 exhibitors across various sectors and industries. MODEX 2024, held in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 11 to 14, attracted more than 35,000 attendees and featured over 150 educational […]

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Alex Chatha

Infor’s Strategy for Differentiation

4 weeks 1 day ago

  Infor’s strategy for differentiating their business from competitors like SAP and Oracle rests on a truly differentiated approach to ensuring that their customers get ongoing value from the business applications they purchase. This in turn rests on developing solutions far more industry-focused than their competitors. Infor held an Innovation Summit at their headquarters in […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (March 16 – 22)

1 month ago

As Steve Banker wrote earlier this week, robots are everywhere. At MODEX this year, 33 exhibitors had the word “robot” or “robotics” in their title, and almost all the large material handling vendors and systems integrators that don’t include that word in their title were also displaying bots. But it’s not just at shows like […]

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Chris Cunnane

Editor’s Choice: 4 Factors to Determine if Self-Distribution is a Viable Alternative for your Health System

1 month ago

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Scott Mullins, EVP of Operations and COO at Lucas Systems, and looks at self-distribution in healthcare systems. Self-distribution is an increasingly popular option for healthcare systems to […]

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Chris Cunnane

Siemens EcoTech: Driving Sustainable Transformation of Industry

1 month ago

Aside from creating products that have sustainable benefits, Siemens has increased the value of their offerings by focusing on the traceability and data verification of their products. Companies across the globe are being placed under pressure to keep an accurate record of emissions data across their entire supply chain, due to regulations requiring annual reporting. Siemens has […]

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Gaven Simon

It’s Long Overdue: Time to Bridge the Link Between Planning and Execution

1 month ago

As an industry, linking supply chain planning and execution has been discussed for decades. Why, in 2024 are we still talking about it and what can be done to move in the right direction? The ability to unify key processes is closely tied to making timely, informed decisions – and the speed and quality of […]

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Alex Pradhan