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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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Internal consultants

Which strategic choices does a company face? This question was covered in depth during a recent – and extremely interesting – workshop for supply chain managers and directors at Nyenrode. Just a couple of the …

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The start-up pack

How can fledgling companies secure a foothold in the market? That’s a crucial question for all start-ups, including those in the supply chain sector. Over the past two years I have been closely monitoring and …

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How to harvest success with S&OP in agribusiness

S&OP is often pictured as a largely standard process; textbook S&OP starts with agreeing an unconstrained demand plan that is handed over to supply planning who need to ensure product availability. In case of important …

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Choosing the right organizational chart to your Chinese setup

I recently coached a Danish SME on how to design the organizational chart for their Chinese office. The office was not new – it had been there for about fifteen years – but recent changes in the …

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