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New WMS improves response times and service quality for Mephisto

French shoe manufacturer Mephisto has implemented the inconsoWMS eXtended (inconsoWMS X) warehouse management system (WMS) to improve its customer-oriented response times and service quality. The project began in late 2015. Within just a few weeks, a …



Supply Chain Agenda of Maureen O’Shea from Merck

Merck, not to be confused with MSD in the USA, is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. Founded in 1668 in Darmstadt, Germany, its majority owners are still the descendants of Friedrich Jacob Merck. …

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Katrin Hanske: “Data transparancy remains a challenge”

Not many companies, let alone chemical companies, have women fully in charge of end-to-end global supply chain. Yet if supply chain requires good communication and collaboration, skills which women tend to be stronger in than …

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Supply Chain Agenda of Marcel van Rossum from J&J Medical Devices

“We have to see technological disruption as an opportunity” With sales of US$ 72 billion and over 125,000 employees in 60 countries Johnson & Johnson has become one of the world’s largest healthcare companies. Founded 130 …

Novo Nordisk Susanne Hundsbaek


Coverinterview with Susanne Hundsbæk-Pedersen from Novo Nordisk

“I would rather that people stretch themselves than play safe” Until a few years ago the global health care company, Novo Nordisk, had a fragmented global supply chain. That changed when Susanne Hundsbæk-Pedersen broke down the …

Top 25 Supply Chain Executives Denmark

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Supply Chain Media Launches Ranking of Denmark’s Top 25 Supply Chain Executives

Supply Chain Media is entering a new country after Germany: Denmark. In reflection of the growing recognition of supply chain management’s strategic importance in the corporate environment, Supply Chain Media went in search of a …

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Patrick Dittli: “Supply Chain in many cases mediator in challenges”

Global wholesaler Metro/Makro Cash & Carry launched In october 2015 a new operating model, appointed an operating board and embarked on a new strategy: Its global headquarters in Germany largely decentralised operations and gave a …


Arlanxeo’s Michael Liesfeldt: “Now our SC is aligned to the business strategy”

Chemicals companies need to deliver profitable growth in a hyper-competitive and low-growth environment. Many are undergoing mergers and acquisitions in order to survive. Lanxess, the German based global producer of specialty chemicals has undergone significant …


Canon’s Perry Buenen: “Create a dream team to execute major changes”

“Implementing a major change only makes sense when the company is ready for it,” says Perry Buenen, of Canon europe. He joined the company nine years ago and soon recognised the need to transform the …


‘Feminization of the Supply Chain’: Improving the diversity of thinking

There was a high level of interest in the ‘Feminization of the Supply Chain’ event among female supply chain leaders. On 7 and 8 March, around 35 women from various corners of Europe gathered together …

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