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Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: MotionMiners

MotionMiners offers companies automated analysis related to the ergonomics and efficiency of their manual industrial processes. The Motion Mining technology uses mobile sensors (wearables) and beacons to anonymously record manual working processes as they are …



New app boosts Pfizer’s global supply chain visibility

For a biopharmaceutical company as large as Pfizer, achieving truly comprehensive supply chain visibility is a mammoth undertaking. Despite the company’s extremely complex supply chain, the End-to-End In-Transit Visibility (E2E ITV) project now makes it …

Albert Einstein


Working Wisdom: quote about employees and work

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars …



Future blockchain-based trade platform TradeLens looks uncertain

Despite the best intentions of IBM and Maersk with TradeLens, launched at the start of 2018, the future of this blockchain-based trade platform for the real-time monitoring of ocean freight looks increasingly uncertain as it …



Unilever tops ranking of top 15 best-performing supply chain leaders again

Unilever has topped research and advisory firm Gartner’s ranking of the industry’s top 15 best-performing supply chain leaders for the third time. Inditex, Nestlé, H&M and Schneider Electric are ranked in second to fifth place, …

Wim van Aalst


Wim van Aalst, Waitrose: “Brexit overshadows everything; we expect rough times ahead”

Over its 130-year history the John Lewis Partnership has become a well-established 11 billion pound retail and food business in the UK. Much of its continued success is thanks to the revolutionary ideas of John …

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Views on supply chain visibility

There is a growing need for supply chain visibility, but in what form? Do companies need visibility of the inbound, outbound and/or internal supply chain? And who has full end-to-end supply chain visibility extending beyond …

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Reports, Trends

No ethics KPIs for 90% of companies globally

Less than 10% of companies worldwide report on key performance indicators (KPIs) related to business ethics. The transportation, storage and manufacturing sectors all score significantly below the global average, putting them at a high risk …



Alibaba chooses Belgium for e-commerce trade hub

Belgium will be the first European country to become part of e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP). According to an announcement on 5 December 2018, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has signed an agreement …



Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Synfioo

German logistics start-up Synfioo (‘The ETA Experts’), founded in October 2015 by Dr Andreas Meyer and Marian Pufahl, originates from a research project at the Hasso Plattner Institute on efficient logistics transportation. Following three years …

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