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business leaders

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‘Business leaders are out of touch in the digital age’

Most executives around the world are out of touch with what their businesses need to stay competitive in the digital economy. The outdated and ineffective leadership behaviours of today’s generation of executives are even undermining …

artificial intelligence

Reports, Trends

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

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

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‘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

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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

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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

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‘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 …

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