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Brexit

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Brexit bottleneck

Even though the Brexit has failed to materialize yet again, it is already starting to have a negative effect on the UK and Dutch economies and their supply chains. Stockpiling by British companies and consumers …

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Machine learnings

Nowadays, it’s as if every article about digitalization is casually peppered with the terms ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘machine learning’. They are almost always used together and without any extra explanation. I’ve recently spent some time …

cultural intelligence

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Has digitalization made cultural intelligence obsolete?

Nowadays, we all have a wide range of what I like to call ‘digital assistants’ at our fingertips, such as apps, quick Google look-ups or chat windows that can connect us to the other side …

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Innovation maze

How can you identify the innovations that will really take your company forward? Both the general media and the trade press regularly feature extensive coverage of the latest emerging technologies: artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual …

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Chief Green

The record number of forest fires in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil recently caused a huge public outcry. Since then, evidence has emerged of other huge fires in Africa’s Congo Basin forest, Siberia and Indonesia. …

struggling to innovate

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Struggling to innovate

Logistics service providers seem to be struggling to innovate, despite the thriving economy. There are of course a few clouds darkening the horizon (e.g. Brexit and the threat of escalating trade wars), but with the …

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Standstill in S&OP

For many companies, the most important supply chain process, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), appears to be at a standstill. The cross-functional matching of supply and demand and its translation into the financial budget is …

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Internal consultants

Which strategic choices does a company face? This question was covered in depth during a recent – and extremely interesting – workshop for supply chain managers and directors at Nyenrode. Just a couple of the …

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The start-up pack

How can fledgling companies secure a foothold in the market? That’s a crucial question for all start-ups, including those in the supply chain sector. Over the past two years I have been closely monitoring and …

S&OP

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How to harvest success with S&OP in agribusiness

S&OP is often pictured as a largely standard process; textbook S&OP starts with agreeing an unconstrained demand plan that is handed over to supply planning who need to ensure product availability. In case of important …

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