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Mars factory tour provides unique supply chain insights

A tour of the Mars factory in the Dutch town of Veghel followed by a workshop on connected planning co-hosted by supply chain consultancy firm Bluecrux and software vendor Anaplan. These were the right ingredients …



Wenko distribution centre miniaturized in Lego

The distribution centre of Wenko, based in the German town of Baal, close to Düsseldorf, was thoroughly modernized by system integrator Rema Tec in 2017. The redesign project involved almost the entire spectrum of Interroll’s …



Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: CargoSnap

CargoSnap was founded in Utrecht, the Netherlands, by CEO Marcel Merkx in 2017. It currently employs five people. It also has five international agents giving the company coverage in North America, Latin America, India and …

Joachim Hensch


Joachim Hensch, Hugo Boss: “The implementation of Industry 4.0 remains a challenge”

At the Hugo Boss factory in Izmir, Turkey, robots rub shoulders with dressmakers and artificial intelligence is smartly balancing the lines. Nevertheless, the site and its transformation into a smart factory would not have been …

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Seven predictions about robotic process automation in 2020

Robotic software is already much bigger than many people realize, according to the American software company UiPath. This claim is substantiated by the fact that research firm Gartner recently described robotic process automation (RPA) as …



DHL’s Resilience360 and Riskpulse unite

Resilience360, DHL’s supply chain software platform, is to be combined with Riskpulse, a company that offers predictive intelligence software, according to a statement issued by DHL on 9 January. In conjunction with the investment firms Columbia …

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Reports, Trends

It pays to use artificial intelligence

More and more companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) as part of their standard processes. A recent survey by consultancy firm McKinsey reveals that adopting AI helps organizations to reduce costs and boost profit. The …

Carsten Rasmussen


Carsten Rasmussen, Lego: “You cannot make decisions in isolation anymore”

Tough but fair, caring and open are words Carsten Rasmussen uses to describe his management style. The COO of the Lego Group, headquartered in Billund, was recently named the most influential supply chain-leader in Denmark …



Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Ovrsea

Ovrsea was founded in Paris, France, in 2017 by Mathieu Mattei and Antoine Sauvage in response to the lack of transparency and efficiency in international transport processes. The start-up is a digital freight forwarder that uses …

Silk Road

Events, Trends

In search of the most suitable ‘Silk Road’

When it comes to freight transport between Europe and China, rail is faster than sea and more environmentally friendly than air. A growing number of companies are discovering the benefits of the new ‘Silk Road’, …

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