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    Why top apparel brands fall short in supplier partnerships

    Improving supply chain working conditions requires clarity of expectations and accountability on both sides.

    Sanchita B. Saxena • Jan. 19, 2024
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    Five ways supply chain leaders can hire the best talent

    Instilling a culture of curiosity and looking beyond the typical hiring pool are some of the ways leaders can build promising teams, according to Kearney experts.

    Jennifer McGee, Dominique Harris, and Tulika Vardhan • Jan. 10, 2024
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    AI’s transformative role in empowering companies to optimize procurement

    Here’s a look at how the technology is making waves in supplier management, predictive analytics and more, from Vroozi's Shaz Khan.

    Shaz Khan • Jan. 4, 2024
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    Evolving supply chains need talent with the gift for seeing end-to-end

    As supply chains transform, teams will need to step out of their siloed functions and focus on organization-wide priorities, Kearney experts write.

    Dominique Harris, Jennifer McGee and Tulika Vardhan • Jan. 3, 2024
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    The overlooked security risks of onshoring chip production

    Here are four ways manufacturers can mitigate cybersecurity risks.

    Vishal Gauri • Dec. 19, 2023
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    Protecting the pharma and healthcare supply chain during turbulent times

    Here are five things your company should consider when evaluating its production process or new technologies.

    Kayt Leonard • Dec. 13, 2023
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    How Black Friday and Cyber Monday test supply chain adaptability and resilience

    How proactive inventory planning and operations management can keep brands from falling behind during the holiday season.

    Rodney Manzo • Nov. 17, 2023
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    How AI can optimize supply chain planning

    Organizations must define the role of automation in their planning process to support more agile decision-making.

    Brenda Westbrook and Caleb Thomson • Oct. 5, 2023
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    Proposed changes to de minimis law threaten supply chains

    Preserving economic benefits of trade facilitation and improving national security require partnerships and technology.

    Todd Owen • Oct. 2, 2023
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    A path to a more sustainable chip supply chain

    Establishing benchmark metrics and onshoring production are key ways companies can reduce their carbon footprint.

    Art Figueroa • Sept. 18, 2023
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    How chipmakers can manage future growth

    Managing headcount costs and leveraging federal funds are key ways companies can mitigate damage during an economic downturn.

    Irene Signorino • Aug. 25, 2023
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    It’s not easy buying green: How procurement can drive ESG in supply chain

    More than two-thirds of buyers aim to invest in more sustainable practices. What's stopping them?

    Aster Angagaw • May 22, 2023
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    Apparel makers must reform purchasing practices that hurt workers

    When suppliers are squeezed on price, workers feel the greatest pain, writes a program manager at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.

    Natasja Sheriff Wells • May 15, 2023
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    How generative AI can drive supply chain transformation

    ChatGPT and other powerful tech tools provide new opportunities to enhance visibility and efficiency.

    Jan Burian • April 4, 2023
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    From a FedEx pilot: Time is running out to reach a contract

    Management's handling of negotiations has inched the pilots union closer to a strike authorization vote, writes union leader Capt. Chris Norman.

    Capt. Chris Norman • March 20, 2023
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    Why ocean shipping is less anti-competitive than lawmakers think

    The Ocean Shipping Reform Act was pitched as an effort to address collusion and price gouging. In reality, a lack of information is the industry's real bottleneck.

    Jessica Darby and Andrew Balthrop • March 17, 2023
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    How supply chain mapping builds resilience

    Businesses will need more insight into all aspects of their operations to guard against future disruption.

    Tony Pelli • March 9, 2023
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    4 benefits of supplier segmentation

    By categorizing vendors, procurement managers can focus on maximizing the value of supplier relationships.

    Praveen Kumar Soni • Jan. 5, 2023
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    Railroads should give workers the benefits they seek

    It's time to get freight rail back on track with a stable workforce and improved service, writes the National Association of Chemical Distributors.

    Eric R. Byer • Oct. 17, 2022
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    Inflation is a lot worse than it seems, as companies do not always pass on the costs

    A small food manufacturer's experience in Texas outlines the difficult choices it takes to absorb rising costs, write three professors.

    Travis Tokar, Andrew Balthrop, Ron Gordon • Sept. 12, 2022
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    US supply chains need visibility and resiliency. Congress still hasn’t acted.

    The baby formula shortage should have been reason enough to advance policy. Unfortunately, it wasn’t, writes Tom Madrecki of the Consumer Brands Association.

    Tom Madrecki • Aug. 9, 2022
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    Procurement deserves C-suite credence as supply shocks persist

    Supply chain disruptions have shown why procurement managers should have a seat at the executive’s table. Here’s how they can get there. 

    Ajith Gopinath • July 14, 2022
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    The myth of supply chain management

    Managers should be focused not only on minimizing costs, but securing the resiliency and elasticity of their supply chains.

    John Frechette and Dr. Ralph Sonenshine • July 11, 2022
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    Stronger rail oversight needed as decaying service threatens food security

    Old industry weaknesses are causing major problems, particularly for shippers who have no competitive alternative.

    Robb MacKie and John Bode • June 3, 2022
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    Disruption has fundamentally altered the shipper-3PL relationship

    Adaptation and bold sourcing strategies are key for logistics leaders to ensure they're getting the best value. 

    Matthew Beckett • April 27, 2022