Blogs

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inventory

Blogs

Inventory: the power and powerlessness of the CFO

These are uncertain times, with inflation and the war in Ukraine holding back economic growth. For many CFOs, the question is no longer whether there will be a recession, but when it will hit and …

new pro-active supply chain risk management

Blogs, Trends

Calling for a new pro-active supply chain risk management

In the face of today’s highly disruptive external environment, companies need to leave traditional and ineffective approaches to risk management behind and move towards a new pro-active approach. Stop chasing events and become risk-aware! By Iris …

scrum or waterfall

Blogs

Scrum or waterfall: what’s best for your organization?

Digital planning is high on the agenda for many IT and supply chain directors. They often ask themselves ‘What’s the next step?’, ‘Which tooling should we use?’ and ‘How should we tackle the implementation?’ – …

Fair supply chains

Blogs

European Commission bill for fair supply chain obliges entrepreneurs to behave responsibly

Members of the European Parliament want to ban products made with forced (child) labour from the internal European market. For retail and trading companies, identifying and 'cleaning-up' their supply chain will be a major challenge. In …

story selling

Blogs, Trends

Story selling

COVID-19 has had a positive impact on confidence in leadership. Just over two years ago, before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, only 24% of teams had faith in their leaders. Now, according to global …

logistics-service

Blogs

Tectonic shifts

How should supply chain professionals deal with major geopolitical upheaval? Russia’s reprehensible invasion of Ukraine, which has been met with unprecedented sanctions, is causing huge disruption for the world of business and supply chains. Supplies of …

logistics-service

Blogs

Logistics servants

Why do logistics service providers keep moaning about having too much work to do? The complaints about driver shortages are also dragging on, yet companies in the manufacturing, wholesale and retail industries seem to be …

Decision Intelligence

Blogs, Trends

In search of the perfect order: How Decision Intelligence can help master order fulfilment

Back at the start of the millennium, I was fortunate enough to find myself part of a team empowered to redesign a global CPG company from the ground up, in what was to become the …

Jan van der Burg

Blogs, Trends

Future-proof and boost your business with a software-driven supply chain

Accurate and demand-driven forecasting has never been more important than in the past two years. Companies that rely mainly on their experience and gut feeling inevitably hit their limits during the covid pandemic. By Jan van …

Richard Evans

Blogs, Trends

How to sell S&OP to Sales (and everyone else)

Ever heard the story of the American man who mistakenly bought London Bridge, thinking he was buying Tower Bridge (the pretty one)? By Richard Evans Rumour has it he bought it, brick for brick, to have as …

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