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Pandemic accelerates implementation of IBP

Following on from S&OP, many companies are working on the next step: the implementation of integrated business planning (IBP). What is the impact of COVID-19 on this step? Experts from McKinsey and Blue Yonder discussed …

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Whitepaper: Magnitude Angles for SAP solutions

Despite the volumes of data generated by modern enterprise applications, many organizations still find themselves in the dark when attempting to derive insights. That’s because accessing and making sense of your data has become such …

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Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Shipsta

Shipsta was founded in 2015 by a handful of logistics experts on a mission to revolutionize logistics procurement using intelligent software solutions. With over 80 years of experience between them, they concluded that the digital transformation …

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Producers and retailers plan to overhaul their supply chain strategy in the near future

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a sizable majority (66%) of consumer goods manufacturers and retailers plan to make major changes to their supply chain strategy in the next three years in order to improve …

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Manufacturing industry faces problems due to strong growth and Suez congestion

The Nevi Purchasing Managers’ Index for the Dutch manufacturing industry rose from 59.6 to a record-breaking 64.7 in March 2021. Despite tough lockdowns, this was the biggest-ever increase in new orders placed at home and …

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‘Encourage consumers to choose sustainable delivery options’

A few simple changes to a web shop’s checkout page can prompt consumers to make more sustainable delivery choices, according to Wijnand Jongen, Director of Thuiswinkel.org: “This is an easy way for e-tailers to contribute …

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Demand planners do not need to fear for their jobs

Thanks to artificial intelligence, many demand planning tasks can be automated – including forecast adjustments. But this does not mean that demand planners need to fear for their jobs, according to analytics experts from SAS …

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NXP struggles to cope with demand for chips

Now that demand for processors and memory chips is skyrocketing, Dutch manufacturer NXP is struggling to meet the needs of its main customers. Automotive manufacturers – who are in the midst of the transformation to …

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Tariq Farooq, Sanofi: “Top priority is to become even more patient and customer-centric”

The last 12 months have seen companies adapt, collaborate and prove their resilience. “We have been quicker to adapt and more resilient than I thought. If you’d asked me prior to the pandemic if 70,000 …

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The importance of cross-functional talent development

Different times call for different competencies. More and more companies are adapting their talent development programmes; the focus is shifting from functional skills to competencies such as learning to collaborate, learning to innovate and learning …

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