pharmaceutical industry

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Even the pharmaceutical industry can no longer escape cost pressure

For many years, the pharmaceutical industry has not had to worry about supply chain efficiency thanks to sky-high margins. That period is now over, concludes consultancy firm Miebach on the basis of its ‘Pharma and …

David Prinselaar AkzoNobel

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Supply Chain Movement 37 | COVID-19 & IT

Contents Supply Chain Movement 37: COVID-19 & IT – Q2 2020 Publication date: May 8, 2020 The main theme of the Q2 2020 issue of our quarterly Supply Chain Movement is COVID-19 & IT. For companies involved …


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Digital transformation in the CPG industry needs to accelerate

Even though a quarter of consumer packaged goods (CPG) factories have digital-ready infrastructure in place, only 2% are effectively using tech-augmented workforce or automated material flow, according to the newly released ‘Factory of the Future …

online shops

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Coronavirus is now causing supply chain problems for online shops too

More than half (60%) of online shops in Europe are experiencing supply chain problems due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to new research by Ecommerce Europe. This is sometimes due to limitations in the import …

smart supply chain

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Companies are lagging behind in smart supply chain investment

Over three quarters of all companies lack the skills and capabilities to further digitalize their supply chains. As a result, they risk missing out on major benefits, such as better alignment with customer demand, significant …

circular economy

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70% of supply chain leaders plan to invest in the circular economy

The large majority – 70% – of supply chain leaders are planning to invest in the circular economy over the next 18 months, according to a recent survey by international research and advisory firm Gartner. …

Supply Chain Movement Innovation and Change

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Supply Chain Movement issue 36 | Innovation & Change

Contents Supply Chain Movement 36: Innovation & Change – 2020 Q1 Publication Date: March 6, 2020 In this issue the theme Innovation & Change will be central. During conferences or interviews, chief executives can regularly be heard …


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Road remains most theft-prone modality

When it comes to freight transport, road is associated with by far the highest risk of theft compared to all other modalities. A report published by TT Club, an international transport and logistics insurer, and …

artificial intelligence

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It pays to use Artificial Intelligence in logistics

More and more companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) as part of their standard processes. A recent survey by consultancy firm McKinsey reveals that adopting AI helps organizations to reduce costs and boost profit. The …

final link

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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 …

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