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Ten years of transformation

During conferences or interviews, chief executives can regularly be heard to say that their company is currently undergoing a digital transformation. But what kind of transformation do they actually mean? Are they talking about an …

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Machine learning lessons

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 …

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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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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 create an innovation maze with the extensive coverage of the latest emerging …

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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. …

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Sean Culey: “Everything seems important when you don’t have a goal”

According to author Sean Culey, the world is in transition as we move from one wave of long-term economic progress into the next. Companies with a clear vision and sufficient employee autonomy, such as Amazon, …

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Crossing the new technologies chasm in supply chains

During the summer of 2012, I was the chairperson for a supply chain event about new technologies in Madrid. During the conference, I was fortunate to be able to listen to various speakers from around …

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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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