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From an inside-out to an outside-in perspective

Risk of over-reliance on current business models Where can we find the new technologies and business models that are going to dominate our market? That’s the question many companies are asking themselves now that new disruptions …


Growing frequency of supply chain design reviews

Incidents are forcing companies to rethink more regularly The result of the Brexit vote, the bankruptcy of Hanjin, the attacks on foreign firms in Ethiopia – numerous recent incidents illustrate that supply chains are under pressure. …


Gartner researches representation of women in Supply Chain roles

Gartner is currently researching the representation of women in supply chain roles at different levels in the organization, for the second consecutive year. The analists are trying to answer questions such as: How many women are …


Overview of European supply chain events 2017

Did not have or make enough time to attend any events this past year? Time is scarce, but to take one step away from reality every now and then is healthy for your helicopter view …

People, Trends

SCM publishes updated list of supply chain leaders

Who are the most influential supply chain executives in Europe? Which leaders are truly shaping their organisations and can be seen as a poster child of the supply chain universe? For the second consecutive year, …


Peri wins Supply Chain Management award 2016

Peri Group, the German formwork and scaffolding specialist with operations around the world, has won the Supply Chain Management Award 2016 in Germany. The multinational sells, rents and refurbishes formwork and scaffolding systems for construction …


‘Companies need to be bi-modal’

In order to be successful nowadays, companies must combine an efficient mode with an agile mode. That was the overarching message from research and advisory company Gartner during its supply chain conference in London in …

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Supply chain leaders exchange thoughts on preparing for change

Preparing for potential effects is more effective than predicting future events, according to Chris Caplice from the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. He was speaking on 19 October 2016, when European supply chain leaders …

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Winners in business: Supply Chains to Admire 2016

Most companies are moving backward on the Supply Chain Matrix That Matter (growth, operating marging, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital). Interestingly enough the industries with the greatest challenges – high-tech and electronics – …

Drone Eyesee


Warehouse inventory using drones

So far, drones have mainly manifested themselves as ultramodern couriers, but counting inventory using drones will become increasingly common too. In January 2015, the French Hardis Group patented an ‘inventory drone’ called Eyesee, and logistics …

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