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Creating high-performance supply chain teams using the Kraljic model

Even though the era of ‘procurement through power’ is well over, I still see a lot of purchasers getting lost or sidetracked in the wrong quadrant of the Kraljic model in their quest for good …

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Game of Chains

The traditional boundaries between sectors and industries are blurring, or even vanishing, due to the increasing digitalization of business globally. It's now much easier for new digital players to enter - and completely transform - …

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The real value of 3D printing in the supply chain

Prototyping, the earliest stage of the manufacturing lifecycle, has been driver for 3D printing for many years. With the technology maturing, there has been a strong movement towards the production of functional parts. Spare and …

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Is fulfilment still a FMCG core competency?

Why some companies are outsourcing delivery and what that says about the futureOver the past several years, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies have looked more and more to third party logistics providers (3PLs) to …

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The India supply chain revolution

ADJUSTING TO A NEW TAX REGIMEIndia is on the cusp of a supply chain transformation that may end up being nothing short of a major game changer. At IMD, we often discuss the distribution footprint …

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Blockchain unleashed

What impact could blockchain have on supply chains? In my opinion, a very big one. In principle, this encryption technology that enables data to be shared securely has the power to finally solve two major, …

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Innovation strategy

Logistics service providers should innovate more,’ is a commonly heard complaint by shippers. This innovation-related discrepancy reared its head once again following an international study by Supply Chain Digest published earlier this year. 69 percent …

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Small Data Analytics

Nowadays, big data is a ubiquitous topic in the business media; everywhere you look, the financial newspapers and magazines are filled with articles telling you how big data can be transformed into valuable insights. Over …

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Start-ups, corporate or customers – Who is actually doing the innovation?

One of the first major existential questions every human faces is perhaps the mystery of their own existence; “where do babies come from?” Is a question every parent must prepare for. In order to find …

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Has China lost its relevance as a production location?

China’s position as a production location is currently a hot topic amongst global thought leaders in supply chain. The general price level of products made in China is rising rapidly, and it has been claimed …

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