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Articles about ProvisionAi, our solutions, or articles we helped to write.

The Importance of Smooth CPG Flows in Supply Chains

Published on December 21, 2023, in SupplyChain Management Review Magazine by Jeffrey H. Schutt, Ph.D., director of ProvisionAi, this article delves into the substantial challenges presented by volatility within Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) supply chains.
Focusing on the impact of consumer behavior on transportation flows, the article explores the causes, effects, and potential rewards associated with minimizing this volatility.

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KCC Leading Innovation with LevelLoad

As a brisk morning cup of coffee paired with the Wall Street Journal WSJ’s Logistics Roundup might reveal, the business world is in a constant state of motion—much like the complex supply chains that keep its wheels turning. A standout story this morning takes us into the core of Kimberly-Clark’s recent logistics triumph, a narrative of strategic optimization worth exploring.

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ProvisionAi Partners with Transportation Warehouse Optimization

ProvisionAi Forms Strategic Alliance with Transportation Warehouse Optimization (T|WO)
In a groundbreaking move, ProvisionAI, renowned for its patented replenishment transportation scheduling solution, has forged a strategic partnership with Transportation | Warehouse Optimization (T|WO). This collaboration aims to empower businesses to reduce long-term transportation costs by up to eight percent by implementing T|WO’s innovative AutoO2 solution. The article in American Journal of Transportation (August 1, 2023).

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The Gap Between Transportation Planning and Execution

Kimberly-Clark, a household name synonymous with quality consumer goods, has not just embraced change; they’ve set a new bar for it. The details, outlined in a recent Logistics Management article by Bridget McCrea, present a case study in transformation that’s as much about innovation as it is about savings—and we’re talking savings in the multi-million-dollar range.

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Optimizing Supply Chain Resilience and Efficiency through AI

The evolving landscape of supply chain dynamics, particularly in the wake of the pandemic, necessitates a paradigm shift in approach. Bob Trebilcock provides an insightful case study into this transformative journey of Kimberly-Clark, a leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) giant, in the article “It’s a reset moment for Kimberly-Clark’s supply chain” (April 1, 2023) for SupplyChain Management Review. As supply chains grapple with unprecedented challenges, Kimberly-Clark’s proactive response involves not just recovery but a strategic reset.

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Optimization of the Delivery Process

In the article for Global Trade Magazine, “Stay with the flow. How to solve your fluctuating problems” (August/September 2023), Tom Moore discussed the main challenges companies face for quick, effective, and consolidated delivery and achieving the best results with automated tools.

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New Tools Enhancing Fulfillment Optimization

The article by Keith Moore, “Smooth Operator – New Tools Enhancing Fulfillment Optimization,” (December 26, 2023) for Inside Logistics, explores the challenges in order fulfillment within supply chains. It highlights the critical execution phase where seamless operations become paramount. Moore introduces a new wave of optimization technologies bridging planning and execution, promising efficient inventory flow. These tools employ advanced optimization techniques, balancing costs and inventory levels.

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Navigating the Green-Cost Balance

In the article “Green and Cost Savings Can Go Together (Really)” in Supply Chain Brain Magazine, Tom Moore provides his vision for achieving Green-Cost balance, sustainability goals, and improving E in supply chain ESG while decreasing the transportation and learning curve costs.

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Modern Transportation Challenges 

In his article for Supply & Demand Chain Executive, “Turning Modern Transportation Challenges into Opportunities.” (May 19, 2023) Tom Moore discussed the importance of staying ahead of the curve and embracing cutting-edge technologies for logistics performance to new heights and ensure long-term success in an increasingly competitive market.

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Logistic Challenges with AI

In the article “Making the Infeasible Feasible with AI”, for MH&L, Tom Moore discusses Logistic Challenges with AI and how AI is transforming the seemingly insurmountable challenges in transportation and logistics, offering unprecedented solutions.
May 1, 2023

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Leveraging AI for Optimizing Supply Chains

In the article “Case Study: Using AI to Work Effectively with Carriers and Cut supply-chain Costs” for Smart Industry magazine, from June 30, 2023, Tom Moore analyses the possibility of optimizing supply chains using Artificial Intelligence at the example of ProvisionAi practice.

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KCC optimizes transportation, gets multi-million dollars savings

Kimberly-Clark’s Supply Chain Optimization

In an article by Bridget McCrea titled “Kimberly-Clark streamlines order fulfillment & optimizes transportation,” published on November 6, 2023, in Logistics Management, the global leader in personal care and professional products, Kimberly-Clark embarks on a comprehensive effort to digitize its supply chain. The company aims to streamline its transportation networks by leveraging machine learning and optimization algorithms, resulting in multi-million dollar savings annually.

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How to Save Your Supply Chain Project from Failure

Tom Moore, a Supply Chain Brief (SCB) contributor, delved into the common pitfalls leading to supply chain project failures. Moore echoes the concerns raised by Joe Peppard, a seasoned professor at University College Dublin, in an insightful article titled “Why do supply chain projects often fail?” published in the Wall Street Journal. The subtitle of Peppard’s piece poignantly captures the prevalent issue: “Too Often, Investments in Technology Fail to Achieve Promised Results.”

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How To Manage Transportation Plans In Supply Chains

On May 2, 2023, Amit Chowdhry for Pulse 2.0, engaged in an insightful conversation with Tom Moore, the Founder and CEO of ProvisionAI. The discussion delved into the origins, challenges, core products, milestones, and future goals of ProvisionAI, a company at the forefront of optimizing Deployment Transportation Plans.

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How Kimberly-Clark Cleaned Up Order Bunching

Lisa Johnson investigates how Kimberly-Clark tackled order bunching issues by leveraging AI and enhancing supply chain visibility, reducing daily variability by 40%. This improved on-time delivery and customer service and slashed distribution costs. The company continues investing in end-to-end supply chain digitization for a more responsive system.
“Supply Chain Visibility: How Kimberly-Clark Cleaned Up Order Bunching” (March 30, 2023) for CGT Consumer Goods Technology Magazine.

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AI Transforms Load Planning

In the article “Top 20 AI Applications in the Supply Chain” for Inbound Logistics (July 2023), Katrina Arabe, among others, named ProvisionAi’s load optimization tool.

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