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Office Depot improves supply chain automation

Office Depot plans to implement GT Nexus Commerce Network solutions. Infor's solutions will enhance Office Depot's operational systems capabilities and transportation management, which will improve service levels while reducing cost by providing visibility to their …


Unilever trials blockchain to improve supply chain sustainability

In one of the industry’s first practical applications of blockchain, Unilever has embarked on a year-long pilot project involving the use of the high-profile technology to manage transactions within its tea supply chain. By enabling …


Supply chain startup in the spotlight: InstaFreight

Digital forwarding company InstaFreight was founded Philipp Ortwein in Berlin, Germany, in June 2016 and currently employs around 30 people. The company sets out to reshape Europe’s fragmented B2B transport market for palletized goods and …



Agfa future-proofs its distribution network

The Agfa-Gevaert Group, a leading manufacturer of analog and digital imaging systems, was keen to investigate whether its existing distribution network was still equipped to cope with the changing market situation. A network study by …

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Hunkemöller turns to Logility to support growing omnichannel business

Hunkemöller, a ladies lingerie retailer with more than 800 stores in 23 countries, has selected Logility Voyager Solutions to support its growing omni-channel operations. Logility will help the women’s fashion retailer improve full price sell-through, …

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Rimi Baltic improves retail supply chain by expanding central DC

Rimi Baltic replenishes 263 stores in three countries, seven days a week. As the Baltic food retailer gradually outgrew its central distribution center (DC) in Riga, the efficiency and effectiveness of this logistics operation came …

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Gries Deco wins Supply Chain Management Award 2017

Gries Deco Company, the home accessories and small furniture retailer behind the ‘Depot’ brand name, has won the Supply Chain Management Award 2017. The prize was presented on September 26 as part of “Exchainge – …


Four tips for successful S&OP implementation

It remains difficult to set up an effective Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process. Above all, companies struggle to gain crossdisciplinary support. By Marcel te Lindert At the international S&OP conference organized by Marcus Evans from 8-10 …


Three-legged system keeps McDonald’s supply chain strong

For the fourth year running McDonald’s occupied the No 2 spot in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 of global companies. Its secret to long-term success is based on a ‘System’ that is attributed to …


Tesla gears up Gigafactory for launch of Model 3

Tesla’s mission to produce sufficient electric vehicles to force change in the automobile industry is accentuating its focus on lithium ion battery production. With planned production of at least 500,000 cars by the end of …

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