change management


No digitalization without change management

Supply chain digitalization is driving a constant stream of innovation and transformation within companies. If there is a lack of focus on change management, every attempt to digitalize the supply chain is doomed to fail. …

supply chains


Digesting the shocks: how supply chains are adapting to the COVID-19 lockdowns

As the world grapples with the human and economic crisis unravelling before us, supply chains are finding themselves squarely within the public eye and experiencing unique challenges of their own. By Professor Ralf W. Seifert, with …

supply chain advice


Free supply chain advice during coronavirus crisis

Companies are being offered free supply chain advice and services from several sides during the current coronavirus crisis. Reveal USA and R&G are two consultancy firms sharing free-of-charge tips related to supply chain management, for …

crisis management

Reports, Trends

‘In supply chain, crisis management should be focused on workforce, products and costs’

To mitigate disruption by coronavirus, supply chain leaders should focus their crisis management activities on three key impact areas: workforce, products and costs, according to a new report by research and consultancy firm Gartner. “Supply …



Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Impargo

Impargo was founded in Berlin, Germany, by Gerhard Hänel and Julian Labeit in 2017. Their vision is to digitalize transport order management, from shipper to dispatcher to driver, and to become the largest autonomous freight matching …



Thou shalt stockpile!

In supply chain management, the 5 P’s are ‘Perfect Preparation Prevents Poor Performance’. You should always be ready for what might happen – and stockpiling should be part of those preparations, because robust supply chains …

logistics service providers


Half of all logistics service providers expect coronavirus outbreak to put dent in profits

Dutch logistics service providers are already expecting the coronavirus pandemic to have a significant impact on their business, according to an online survey conducted by Supply Chain Media last week. When asked about the effect …



Acquisition takes French WMS vendor Savoye into retail stores

Savoye, a French vendor of warehouse management system (WMS) software, has acquired fellow French company SoCloz, a provider of digital omnichannel platforms (SaaS) for bricks-and-mortar stores. The takeover adds omnichannel retail solutions to Savoye’s already …



Besi CEO remains calm in face of coronavirus crisis

Richard Blickman is not panicking about the coronavirus crisis just yet. He has been at the helm of Besi, a company that makes machines for the chip industry, for the past 25 years and is …

border delays


Map provides real-time visibility of border delays

The ongoing spread of coronavirus is having an increasing impact on logistics. Ever-more governments are deciding to set up border patrols or even close their country’s borders, and such measures have a direct effect on …

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