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COVID-19

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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, …

COVID-19

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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 …

COVID-19

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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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Who innovates: start-ups, corporates or customers?

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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Project supply chains – a different world

The overlooked supply chain model Companies are increasingly investing in their sales and operation planning (S&OP) process and tools. Gartner, an American technology research and advisory firm, considers demand planning accuracy at the top of the …

Every Angle

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The Rise of the Personal, Automated and Local Value Chain

Ever since the financial crash a decade ago (yes, it’s been that long), investment has increasingly moved from speculation in financial products to supporting the activities of start-ups and entrepreneurs who are hard at work …

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The state of S&OP according to 7 thought leaders

S&OP continuous to be a popular topic that remains high on the agenda of executives. To assess the current state of S&OP, I interviewed 7 S&OP thought leaders at the end of 2016 for my …

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Learn from the Vikings

When the phone rings at my company Plus 7, it’s usually for one of two reasons: either the caller wants to establish a business venture with a Chinese partner and has no idea how or …

struggling to innovate

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The DNA of S&OP software

I often get asked ‘Which software should my company use for sales & operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP)?’ Les Brookes, CEO of consultancy firm Oliver Wight EAME (who came up with S&OP …

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