Blogs

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goat trail

Blogs, Trends

Hairpin bend

The path to supply chain maturity is a steep climb along an unpaved road that is littered with potholes and has sudden, hazardous bends. The coronavirus pandemic and the associated lockdowns created shortages of parts …

goat trail

Blogs, Sustainability

Supply chain ecosystems

The world is being plagued by exceptional droughts and heavy, very localized, flooding. According to the European Drought Observatory, Europe is drier than it has ever been in the past 500 years. The climate is …

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 …

scrum or waterfall

Blogs, Planning

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?’ – …

goat trail

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 …

logistics-service

Blogs

Pricing bullwhip

The recent sharp rise in inflation would only be temporary, according to economists, but supply chain professionals know better. The container shortage plus lack of shipping capacity has caused freight transport prices to skyrocket worldwide. …

S&OP

Blogs, Planning, Software

A successful S&OP ‘marriage’ depends on more than just functionality

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is a tough nut to crack, according to renowned American analyst Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights. Recent research reveals disappointing results: only half of all S&OP projects recoup the …

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