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Logistics Money Providers

Getting logistics service providers and shipping companies to work well together continues to be an issue. Last year, Lenny Visser wrote her thesis on this very topic whilst finishing her studies at Tilburg University. “The …

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Time for fl€xibility

Some 20 years ago, when I was still a student, flexibility was the hot topic in the world of business administration. It was all about one’s ability to respond to change. Of course this was …

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The supply chain benchmarking World Cup

It has taken most people (the sensible ones) only a few days to get over the result of the World Cup final and at least we can say we made it to the top of …

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Rise like Robin Hood

Is leadership nature or nurture? My personal opinion is that we are either born to be leaders, or we are not. But as became evident in a recent poll amongst supply chain directors in our …

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The SCM and S&OP journey

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is currently a hot topic. But the new buzz word in the supply chain is currently ‘journey’. This week, Niek Visarius, interim supply chain manager at AkzoNobel, called S&OP a …

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Greek myth

Several of my respected colleagues are Greeks. When I asked one of them how he was upon meeting him recently, his reply demonstrated a critical awareness of the current situation: “Perfect. The sun is shining …

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A time of shortages

In terms of our standard of living, we are in the midst of a time of excess in the Netherlands, despite the current economic crisis. However, we are all too aware of the periods of …

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Fat finger

8 May 2010. Yesterday, the stock markets on Wall Street went into freefall. At the start of the day, share prices dropped by a whopping 9 percent. The drastic fall in value was most likely …

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Natural circles

The word ‘sustainable’ causes various responses, in several senses. In April this year, economists at ING observed an ongoing recovery of industrial activity in the Netherlands, yet there was no mention of a sustainable recovery …

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Help! Lack of demand! Oops…lack of supply.

Now what? Having spent the past year doing our utmost to survive a lack of demand, we now find ourselves under attack from a different direction. The first-quarter results have been announced, and  companies in …

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