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final link

Reports, Trends

Final link in the chain costs the most

The final link in the e-commerce supply chain can account for more than 50% of the total logistics spend. That is the key finding from the ‘Last Link, Quantifying the Cost’ report published by property …

electric trucks

Reports, Trends

E-trucks to reach financial tipping point in 2028

For many companies, electric trucks will not become financially attractive until at least 2028. Nevertheless, the e-truck will break through sooner due to the introduction of zero-emission zones in 2025. By 2030, as many as …

circulair economy

Reports, Trends

‘Circular economies to replace linear economies in next decade’

The circular economy will replace linear economies by 2029 as consumer and shareholder preferences shift towards sustainability, according to global research and advisory company Gartner. In order to remain competitive, chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) …

customer experience

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‘Customer experience is becoming the most important factor in supply chain success’

Customer experience will soon be the most important factor for a successful supply chain – even more important than low costs, according to six out of ten supply chain professionals. They ranked it as the number …

The Netherlands

Reports, Trends

The Netherlands leads the way in digitalization in Europe

Organizations throughout Europe are increasingly entering the digital age, but the Netherlands is at the forefront in both digitizing documentation and automating tasks, according to Kyocera’s ‘Business Digitalisation in Europe Outlook 2019’. The research by …

digital supply chain investment

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Resistance to change remains biggest obstacle to digital supply chain investment

End-to-end supply chain visibility is ranked the number one driver of investment (77%), according to a recent survey by JDA Software and the audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG. Maintaining legacy systems is in second …

blockchain fatigue

Reports, Trends

Gartner warns of ‘blockchain fatigue’ in supply chain

Although blockchain remains a popular topic, leading companies are not yet managing to find suitable use cases according to research and consulting firm Gartner. Therefore, the firm predicts that 90% of the supply chain initiatives …

cold chain

Reports, Trends

‘The cold chain sector has work to do – and quickly’

The cold chain sector underestimates the impact of last mile delivery, Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and global warming, according to the ‘Cold Chain Change’ survey by VebaBox Cool Solutions. The sector has not yet woken …

supply chain visibility retailers

Reports, Trends

Huge need for better supply chain visibility among retailers

There is an unmistakable need for better supply chain visibility, concludes Zetes based on its survey of 451 retailers in Europe. Ever-changing consumer demands are creating increasing complexity, waste and costs in retail supply chains. …

retailers

Reports, Trends

Retail takes proactive approach to Internet of Things

More and more retailers are using new technologies to transform their businesses in order to remain relevant in today’s on-demand economy. The results of Zebra Technologies’ second Intelligent Enterprise Index show that retail organizations are …

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