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July 08, 2024

Is Nearshoring to Mexico the Right Fit for Your Organization?

For decades, China has represented the pinnacle of global trade. As companies around the world began offshoring manufacturing to China to cut costs, the country emerged as an international export leader. However, recent trade patterns signal a changing tide in global supply chain dynamics. In 2023, Mexico became the US’s top trader, outpacing China for the first time in 20 years. The shift reflects an emerging trend called nearshoring, where companies bring production hubs closer to their main markets. Doing so helps cut supply chain costs, reduce logistical hurdles, and swiftly respond to changing market conditions and consumer demand. During the first three quarters of 2023, foreign companies invested 47 percent more in nearshoring efforts in Mexico, mostly focused on the auto sector.

May 23, 2024

Grilling Season: How Logistics Visibility Helps the Food and Beverage Industry Deliver

Summer is right around the corner, and that means weekends and holidays filled with social activities. A trio of federal holidays in the U.S. (Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day) allows us to host or attend parties with our friends and family. Parents pile the kids into the car to take road trips, invite people over for cookouts in the warm weather, or head to a nearby beach or campground with coolers in hand. Maybe more so than any other season, it seems like summer is the time for food and beverages to be the stars of the show.

May 21, 2024

Supply Chain Planning Software Is Core to Efficient and Optimized Supply Chain Management

Supply chain planning (SCP) software are robust platforms that empower companies to seamlessly manage, connect, align, collaborate, and share planning data across their extended supply chains. They typically encompass a wide range of planning activities, from demand forecasting to detailed supply-side response planning and from strategic planning to execution-level coordination.

May 6, 2024

The Connected Supply Chain: An Imperative for Risk Mitigation

As I was returning home to the United States from the Connect Europe 2024 customer event a few weeks ago, I reflected on the significance of “staying connected” and the importance of transparency across the globally distributed supply chains I heard about from our customers and integration partners who presented at the event.

April 25, 2024

Employee Spotlight: Tony Sposato

E2open is powered by a strong global network of problem solvers and innovators driven by strong values and our company culture. Together, we are focused on doing what’s right in business and in our communities. Every month, we will shine a spotlight on an exceptional team member who is helping us transform the supply chain industry. This month, we held a Q&A with Tony Sposato, Manager, Professional Services at e2open.

April 24, 2024

Managing Supply Shortages: Lessons Learned from Recent Headlines

Supply chains are the lifeblood of modern businesses, ensuring the smooth flow of goods and services from manufacturers to end consumers. However, recent events like the Baltimore Port Bridge collapse and the Taiwan earthquake have underscored the vulnerability of these intricate networks. As supply chain leaders, we must learn from these disruptions and proactively address their impact.

April 16, 2024

Channel Partner Programs: Keeping Pace with the Evolving Landscape

In today's fast-paced business environment, the dynamics of sales channels are undergoing a profound transformation. Traditional methods are being challenged by evolving consumer behaviors, technological advancements, digital transformations, and the emergence of new stakeholders. As businesses adapt to these changes, the impact on channel partner programs becomes increasingly significant. Let's delve into how these shifts are reshaping the landscape of channel management and what strategies businesses can employ to navigate this evolving terrain.

April 10, 2024

What will AI in Supply Chains Look Like?

With all the excitement around AI these days, there is no shortage of opinions on what this will mean to us, both personally and to society as a whole. In one corner are tech fans who see AI as the cure-all to solve all our problems. In the other corner are the doomers who fear AI as a one-way ticket to end the human race, either self-inflicted or by the hands of machine overlords. While both make good headlines, it's likely to play out somewhere in the middle, varying by industry and skills involved.

April 3, 2024

The Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Three Industries That Will Be Hit Hardest

If you were to stand on the load platform at the massive Domino Sugars refinery along the Port of Baltimore today, you would see the collapsed remnants of the Francis Scott Key bridge in the distance. The bridge was a vital piece of the city’s infrastructure and a notable part of its visual identity. In addition to the unfortunate loss of life, there was also a tremendous loss of property, and the rebuilding process could take years and cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

March 26, 2024

E2open Gets into the Spirit During Spirit Week

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, named Pawan Joshi, EVP of product and strategy at e2open, as one of the winners of this year’s Pros to Know award in the Lifetime Achievement category. The Pros to Know Award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage the supply chain as a competitive advantage.

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