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robots in the warehouse

Blogs, Trends

Robot onboarding

What is holding companies back from deploying more robots in the warehouse? The ongoing labour shortage in the Netherlands and surrounding countries is forcing companies to look at solutions for staffing warehouses and distribution centres. …

robots in the warehouse

Blogs, Trends

Winning artificial intelligence

What will be the most successful application of artificial intelligence (AI) in the supply chain? Since IT vendor OpenAI launched ChatGPT in November 2022, there has been a real hype around generative AI. According to …

robots in the warehouse

Blogs, Trends

Not predictive

At the beginning of every year, it rains predictions by economists, analysts and consultants. What will inflation do this year? And how will the global economy develop? The experts all like to make predictions to …

anthill

Blogs, Trends

The world is an anthill

Since the COVID-19 pandemic and the start of the war in Ukraine, with the ensuing geopolitical tensions, the entire world seems to be balancing on the brink of chaos. Global supply chains are also pretty …

anthill

Blogs, Trends

The emergence of meta networks

There are various signs that a new era of collaboration is dawning for companies: not only with partners in their own supply chain, but also with industry outsiders. In a recent conversation, a supply chain …

anthill

Blogs, Trends

Toptalent.ai

The labour market is currently in substantial turmoil. On the one hand, there is a persistent shortage of staff, while on the other, companies are having to downsize due to the faltering economy. At the …

Pay for your own butler!

Blogs, Trends

Pay for your own butler!

After a huge peak in 2020, online retail’s share of total retail sales seems to have stagnated at around 13-15% in the major European countries and the USA. It is a similar picture for online …

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Blogs, Trends

It’s the bullwhip, stupid!

In August, China published disappointing trade figures showing that both imports and exports had fallen more sharply than economists had expected in the month of July. However, these figures came as absolutely no surprise to …

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Sustainability, Blogs, Trends

The costs of Scope 3

“Who’s going to pay for decarbonizing the supply chain?” was the title of a recent article on a supply chain website written by an experienced US journalist (and how very American of him to immediately …

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Blogs, Trends

Strategic trends

Many companies around the world are currently in the midst of a strategic repositioning. The choices they make will determine whether they survive the coming decade of innovations, uncertainties and changes, or will be obliterated …

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