autonomous supply chains

inNOWvate, Trends

Humans are the weakest link in self-driving, autonomous supply chains

The frontrunners in supply chain digitalization are busy creating self-driving supply chains, but the human brain cannot keep up with those developments. That was the conclusion of Sean Culey, author of Transition Point, at this …

Dirk Holbach

inNOWvate, Trends

Dirk Holbach, Henkel: ‘‘Sustainability is the biggest challenge of the next decade’’

Henkel is one of the frontrunners in supply chain innovation. At this year’s inNOWvate Supply Chain Event on 18 May, Chief Supply Chain Officer Dirk Holbach shared his vision and experiences of innovation: “We’ve moved …


inNOWvate, Trends

Supply chain innovation starts with imagination

In the past year, more and more companies have realized that they urgently need to innovate their supply chain. But how should they go about that? During inNOWvate Supply Chain Event, chief trend watcher Martijn …

Janet Godsell

inNOWvate, Trends

Janet Godsell: “Use your authority and become a pathfinder”

How can we make our supply chains sustainable? That’s the question companies must answer over the next 15 years. “If we stick to our linear supply chains, we’ll create a world on the brink of …


inNOWvate, Trends

Digital twin helps Medtronic to save time in supply chain

COVID-19 has been a catalyst for supply chain digitalization at many businesses, and Medtronic is no exception. The company has recently accelerated its implementation of a digital twin, control tower and integrated business planning. Besides …


inNOWvate, Trends

Winddle wins fourth European Supply Chain Start-up Contest

French start-up Winddle emerged as the winner of the fourth European Supply Chain Start-up Contest during the inNOWvate Supply Chain Event, which was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on 18 May. During this hybrid event, …

skills shortage

Blogs, inNOWvate

Turning supply chain events into an experience

We’re living in the ‘Experience Economy’ nowadays. Shops can only survive if they offer an experience; consumers go online if all they want is convenience. For example, Siemens has opened a ‘house of inspiration’ in …


inNOWvate, Trends

Carlos Cordon: “Supply chain digitalization has unexpected benefits”

According to Carlos Cordon, a professor at the IMD Business School in Switzerland, innovation can lead to surprising results. “Supply chain digitalization offers lots of benefits, but often not the ones we expected,” stated Cordon, …


inNOWvate, Trends

Circular IQ wins second European Supply Chain Start-up Contest

The Dutch start-up Circular IQ has won the second edition of the European Supply Chain Start-up Contest during the inNOWvate Supply Chain Event which was held in Amersfoort, the Netherlands on 22 May 2019. This …

start-up contest 2019

inNOWvate, Trends

The 5 finalists in the 2nd European Supply Chain Start-up Contest 2019

From a total of more than 20 entries from across the continent, the five finalists for the second edition of the European Supply Chain Start-up Contest have now been selected. These companies are still in …

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