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supply chain dilemmas

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Virtual panel of experts: supply chain dilemmas

Digitalization, globalization and sustainability are forcing companies to make choices. Privacy seems to be at odds with transparency and visibility. Supply Chain Media asked a number of supply chain directors for their reactions to some …

war for talent

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”Becoming a learning organization helps in winning the war for talent”

The war for talent is far from over. How should your business tackle it? How can you ensure that your company continues to attract and retain the right people? Here, Alfons Willemsen and Hans van …

Sigfox

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Supply chain scale-up in the spotlight: Sigfox

Sigfox was co-founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan (CEO, pictured) and Christophe Fourtet (CSO) in France in anticipation of the continued growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). Their ambition, embodied in the slogan …

fake scenarios

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Fake scenarios help companies to prepare for emergencies

The world is becoming increasingly unpredictable, and unforeseen changes pose new risks for globalized supply chains. To create more certainty, companies should use scenario planning to view risks from various perspectives, said Eugenie Molyneux, Chief …

Coyote Logistics

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Coyote Logistics: ‘Strike a balance between technology and human expertise’

European shippers and carriers are facing many of the same challenges. Furthermore, both types of companies believe in striking the same balance between technology and human expertise in the supply chain. These findings come from …

supply chain planners

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Supply chain planners must develop an outside-in mindset to support business objectives

As supply chain planning becomes increasingly mature, planners must change their focus and develop an outside-in mindset. This means looking first at the business objectives of the company, and then aligning strategies and processes that …

Jumbo

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Jumbo introduces blockchain-based supply chain visibility for tilapia

Dutch grocery retailer Jumbo intends to use blockchain to provide visibility into the tilapia supply chain. Customers will be able to see how the fish travelled all the way from the fish farm in Indonesia …

BMW Group

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BMW Group wins prestigious German logistics award

BMW Group has won the Logistik-Preis, the leading annual German logistics award, for its ‘Logistics Next’ project which was launched in 2016. Logistics Next is aimed at using state-of-the-art technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), …

sustainability

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Big data and analytics hold the key to supply chain sustainability

A sustainable supply chain requires corporate social responsibility to become part of the sourcing agenda. The main topic of discussion at the Sustainability Summit, organized by SAP Ariba in Barcelona, was how to monitor and …

The Blue Connection

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The Blue Connection: tool for circular business transformation

The Blue Connection business simulation tool by Inchainge illustrates the importance of strategy and collaboration in ensuring successful transformation to a circular supply chain. Inchainge’s strategy game is aligned with the current trend in which …

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