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start-up contest 2019

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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 …

E2open

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E2open to acquire Amber Road

E2open – a provider of cloud-based networked supply chain solutions – is set to acquire Amber Road, a leading player in cloud-based global trade management software, trade content and training. The combination of E2open and …

Whirlpool

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Whirlpool opens SSC for supply chain

Whirlpool EMEA has opened a new shared service centre (SSC) for supply chain in Poland. The establishment of the new facility, which is located in Łódź, Poland’s third-largest city, follows detailed analysis of the appliance manufacturer’s …

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 …

Pro Alliance

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Supply chain scale-up in the spotlight: Pro Alliance

The Belgian firm Pro Alliance is a collaboration hub designed especially for supply chains, where conversations happen, data is shared and decisions are made. It stems from the idea that siloed supply chains are static …

e-CMR

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First cross-border use of e-CMR

In a pilot project in February and March of this year, TransFollow’s e-CMR digital consignment note has been used in practice for the first time on the route between the United Kingdom, France and the …

Burberry

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Burberry shelves plans for large British factory

Burberry has abandoned its plans to set up a large manufacturing plant in Leeds. The new factory was a major part of the fashion house’s strategy to make all its trench coats at a single …

online retailers

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Online retailers scrap free shipments

Free delivery of online orders is becoming a thing of the past, with big names such as H&M and Zalando increasingly following the example of smaller online stores. For example, Zalando recently announced that it …

global disruption in the supply chain

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Facing up to global disruption in the supply chain (2)

Lucy Harding and Pieter Ebeling, Partners in the Global Procurement and Supply Chain and Consumer, Retail and Digital Practices of Odgers Berndtson in the UK and the Netherlands, respectively, continue to discuss global disruption in …

global disruption in the supply chain

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Facing up to global disruption in the supply chain (1)

Lucy Harding and Pieter Ebeling, Partners in the Global Procurement and Supply Chain and Consumer, Retail and Digital Practices of Odgers Berndtson in the UK and the Netherlands, respectively, discuss global disruption in the supply …

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