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Resolving fluidity challenges in today’s bottlenecked supply chain environment with technology

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

In today’s demanding supply chain environment, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are facing unprecedented supply chain challenges much like larger companies and, as a result, have been investing in their own fleets due to the lack of equipment available in the marketplace

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UK manufacturers prioritise cyber risks and a digital future post pandemic says PwC COO Survey

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Managing cyber security risks, workforce changes and growing demands for supply chain security and sustainability are the standout priorities for UK manufacturers over the next two years according to PwC’s latest COO pulse survey

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95% of FMCG retailers say inventory optimisation is top priority for 2021

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Symphony RetailAI, the provider of integrated AI-enabled marketing, merchandising and supply chain solutions for FMCG retailers and manufacturers, has announced findings from its Category Planning & Assortment Optimisation Executive Survey, conducted in partnership with Incisiv.

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Creating intelligence in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Covid-19 is straining supply chains around the world, most notably those of pharmaceutical companies. Control over their supply chain is a major challenge for all pharma companies today Scarcity of raw materials upstream and overheated demand downstream cause disruptions.

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WDT goes new ways to conquer supply chain complexity with Körber

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

WDT banks on the SAP implementation expertise of Körber for expanded business model

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Brexit deal protects economy, but still much to do says Logistics UK

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Business group Logistics UK has reacted with optimism to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) reached between the UK and EU, but has cautioned that there is still much to be done to protect the nation’s supply chains, and the economy as a whole

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‘Use your loaf’: Bakers Basco boss warns of tensions in bakery supply chain if panic buying reaches pre-lockdown levels.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Paul Empson, General Manager of Bakers Basco, is warning the general public to ‘use one’s loaf’ and avoid panic buying as the possibility of a second nationwide UK lockdown hangs in the balance, to ensure demand doesn’t outstrip supply

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Researchers use tweets to Analyse supply chain issues

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

"The global supply chain has been significantly impacted by COVID-19," according to Michael Wilson, vice president of marketing and packaging at AFFLINK, the sales and marketing organisation for distributors in the US

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BlueVoyant launches CRx to reduce cyber risk in business ecosystems

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity services company, has launched its Cyber Risk Management (CRx) suite of services for business ecosystems, including entire supply chains and investment portfolios

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Abu Dhabi Ports acquires MICCO to become a leading provider of fully integrated supply chain logistics solutions

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Abu Dhabi Ports, part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy, has announced another step in its drive to enhance the emirate’s rank as an international hub for trade and logistics with the acquisition of MICCO Logistics

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Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

There are now only five weeks until Digital Supply Chain will be returning to Amsterdam. So if you haven’t already booked your seat, now is the time

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Supply chain attacks on the rise as one of the biggest new threat vectors as organisations scramble to close gaps

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

the cloud-delivered endpoint protection solutions provider, has announced the results of its global supply chain survey, Securing the Supply Chain, produced by independent research firm Vanson Bourne CrowdStrike Inc.,

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Amazon Now Offers Supply Chain Software

Automation World

The cloud-based AWS Supply Chain application requires no upfront licensing fees, long-term commitment requirements or the need to re-platform legacy software. Factory / Supply Chain Management

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The Next Phase of Supply Chain is Here. Are You Ready?

Automation World

Supply chain disruption remains a persistent challenge. Companies, especially in North America, are responding by rethinking global supply chain networks for greater resilience and flexibility. Factory / Supply Chain Management

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Strengthen Your Supply Chain with Intelligent Visibility

Automation World

Technologies that provide intelligent visibility provide a cost-effective way to build focused supply chain resilience and benefit the manufacturing and processing sectors. Factory / Supply Chain Management

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Strengthen Your Supply Chain with Intelligent Visibility

Automation World

Technologies that provide intelligent visibility provide a cost-effective way to build focused supply chain resilience and benefit the manufacturing and processing sectors. Factory / Supply Chain Management

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Mitigate Supply Chain Disruption

Gary Mintchell

I am moderating a discussion on the Web July 27 at 11 am EDT among three experts sharing ideas about using technologies we have today to help mitigate supply chain disruption. Also developing a digital twin and using it for simulation as an aid to executive supply chain decision making.

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Reduce Your Turbulence With An Agile Supply Chain

Cisco Industrial Automation

Uncertain global environments around trade and other geo-political events have made agile supply chains the difference between a firm’s success, survival, or failure. Internal changes in the supply chain. New Supply Chain Architecture. Authored By Han Law.

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Survey: Australian CEOs ready to address skills, supply chain issues

AU Manufacturing

The most recent CEO poll conducted by The Australian Industry Group revealed that Australian company leaders are cautiously hopeful for 2023 and are making investments to solve supply chain and skill gaps.

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McDonald’s Canada testing RNG in its supply chain fleet

Canadian Manufacturing

Martin Brower), a logistics service provider for restaurant chains around the world, reports that it is operating its first tractor for McDonald’s Canada food delivery services on 100 per cent Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) provided by FortisBC Energy Inc.

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Ontario unveils plan to strengthen food manufacturing supply chain

Canadian Manufacturing

PHOTO: Supply chain/Nick Saltmarsh via Flckr. The strategy outlines the province’s plan to try and strengthen the agri-food sector, ensure an efficient, reliable, and responsive food supply and address ongoing vulnerabilities through new innovations.

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Scanwell – July Supply Chain Issues

Fastener News Desk

Everyone; I wanted to send out a quick note about the current state of the global supply chain as there are a lot of things happening which can / will affect how cargo moves throughout this amazing country. Featured Supply Chain containers Logistics Ports Scanwell Logistics Shipping

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The future of supply chain talent on Talking Supply Chain

Modern Materials Handling

On this episode,Peerless Media editor Bob Trebilcock hosts Gabriel Segura and Arjith Jagannathan, industrial engineering students with an eye on supply chain management careers

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Supply Chain 2023: Better Data Brings More Answers

Industry Week

Supply Chain / Supply Chain TechnologyPrediction: Analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions will increasingly help with better performance and real-time prediction.

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Multiple Supply Chain Risks Accelerate Reshoring

Gary Mintchell

Supply chain problems even before the pandemic were causing a rethinking of that latter strategy. In 2021, the private and federal push for domestic supply of essential goods propelled reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) job announcements to a record high.

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Konica Minolta Australia: How 3D printing transforms the future of supply chains

AU Manufacturing

According to the tech giant, Australian businesses must implement strategies to manage their own supply chain risk and adequately invest in new technologies that streamline the manufacturing process in order to have significant cost savings benefits.

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Research Reveals Defending Digital Supply Chains Remains a Business Challenge

Gary Mintchell

Research conduced world-wide initiated by BlueVoyant , a cyber defense company, revealed that 98% of firms surveyed have been negatively impacted by a cybersecurity breach that occurred in their supply chain.

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National Supply Chain Task Force makes recommendations to unblock supply chain

Canadian Manufacturing

A federal task force says Canada’s transportation supply chain is approaching its “breaking point” and urgent action from both government and industry is needed to keep goods flowing.

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Basic supply chain stresses

Control Global

Allied describes the essential supply chain snags and issues impacting distributors and pretty much everyone else—along with some useful strategies

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Kahlúa achieves coffee supply chain transparency

Canadian Manufacturing

TORONTO — Kahlúa has mapped all steps of its supply chain to identify any potential risk areas. Kahlúa’s milestone comes with brands and retailers facing pressure from their customers to provide greater transparency into their supply chains.

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Federal government presents bill to address supply chain and inflation troubles

Canadian Manufacturing

As supply chain disruptions continue to add to the rising cost of living, Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra hopes to help fix the problem with new legislation, but said improvements will take time.

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SC Edge, refreshed supply chain innovation

Manufacturer's Monthly

The use of technology is becoming one of the most critical strategies organisations need to transform their supply chain as a hub of business innovation. . Organisations must begin to understand and invest in the right supply chain technology for their operations.

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Supply chain robotics company Symbotic reports $12 billion in orders

Robotics Automation News

Symbotic, a provider of AI-enabled robotics technology for the supply chain, has released financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended December 24, 2022.

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Are Supply Chain Pressures Easing for Medtech?

Plastics Today

Here's what GE Healthcare, Stryker, Abbott, Boston Scientific, and Intuitive Surgical expect in terms of the global supply chain in 2023

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Sustainable supply chains, what does it mean?

Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing

Excessive energy and water consumption, high waste production with low reuse rates, human rights issues, and abuse of labor are just some of the core issues plaguing supply chains globally. transport of supplies and products, business travel, and product disposal).

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Australia plans to strengthen its supply chain resilience

Manufacturer's Monthly

Australia has joined other nations to strengthen cooperation on global supply chains via the Global Supply Chain Resilience Forum, the largest multilateral forum focused on supply chain resilience. .

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How 3D printing is reshaping the future of supply chains

Manufacturer's Monthly

Supply chain disruptions continue to plague global economies, especially within the manufacturing industry. In Australia, manufacturers with offshore operations are experiencing significant supply chain issues that threaten productivity and financial stability.

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AM Forward for American Supply Chain Resiliency: Neal Orringer, President of ASTRO America

Additive Manufacturing

One of the best ways to lower the cost of the goods and services that families rely on is to make more things in America, with more secure, resilient supply chains.” – White House fact sheet from the May 6 launch of AM Forward –.

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Made in Australia – Kickstarting a resilient local IT Supply Chain is critical

AU Manufacturing

The world has been through a fundamentally transformative time that has demonstrated the fragility of supply chains. Talk to anyone you know in any field, and virtually everyone is dealing with issues of a supply chain that is struggling.

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Supply chain solutions for the future

Automation Mag

Supply chain disruptions are certainly not new, but their frequency and complexity have vaulted them to the forefront for many organizations as they deal with external disruptions and economic uncertainty. At the core of the Supply Chain Platform is the Microsoft Supply Chain Center.

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Leafythings proposes an independent cannabis supply chain

Canadian Manufacturing

TORONTO — Leafythings, a consulting firm in the cannabis industry and a directory for cannabis products, is proposing a supplementary independent cannabis supply chain in Ontario. It never happens within the logistics of our independent distributed food supply chain.

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Is Your Supply Chain Susceptible to Forced Labor?

Industry Week

Supply Chain / Supplier RelationshipsThree action steps you can take now to prevent problems downstream.

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From farm to fork: The role of bearings in the food and beverage supply chain

Design World

From the London Beer Flood of 1814 to the Tapioca Tanker Disaster of 1972, there has been a host of high-profile food and beverage disasters at all stages of the food processing chain.

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