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Manufacturing industry faces problems due to strong growth and Suez congestion

The Nevi Purchasing Managers’ Index for the Dutch manufacturing industry rose from 59.6 to a record-breaking 64.7 in March 2021. Despite tough lockdowns, this was the biggest-ever increase in new orders placed at home and …

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‘Encourage consumers to choose sustainable delivery options’

A few simple changes to a web shop’s checkout page can prompt consumers to make more sustainable delivery choices, according to Wijnand Jongen, Director of Thuiswinkel.org: “This is an easy way for e-tailers to contribute …

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Demand planners do not need to fear for their jobs

Thanks to artificial intelligence, many demand planning tasks can be automated – including forecast adjustments. But this does not mean that demand planners need to fear for their jobs, according to analytics experts from SAS …

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NXP struggles to cope with demand for chips

Now that demand for processors and memory chips is skyrocketing, Dutch manufacturer NXP is struggling to meet the needs of its main customers. Automotive manufacturers – who are in the midst of the transformation to …

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Tariq Farooq, Sanofi: “Top priority is to become even more patient and customer-centric”

The last 12 months have seen companies adapt, collaborate and prove their resilience. “We have been quicker to adapt and more resilient than I thought. If you’d asked me prior to the pandemic if 70,000 …

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The importance of cross-functional talent development

Different times call for different competencies. More and more companies are adapting their talent development programmes; the focus is shifting from functional skills to competencies such as learning to collaborate, learning to innovate and learning …

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Recording webinar AI & Cognitive Automation

Making the move from Analytics & Process Automation to Intelligent Automation of the supply chain. This webinar recording provides you the latest insights on Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Automation. Join Dan Mitchell and Patrick Dittli from …

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Online shopping is sometimes the most environmentally friendly option

Is today’s online shopping boom bad for the environment? Not necessarily, according to new research by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and TNO. In late 2019, they conducted a broad survey into the effect of …

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Supply Chain Media launches Top 26 SCM Directors in the Netherlands

It's time for a Top 26 SCM Directors in the Netherlands, Supply Chain Media thinks. The new ranking replaces the election of the Dutch Supply Chain Professional of the Year award. According to initiator Martijn …

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Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: SKU Science

Founded in France in 2018, SKU Science leverages technological disruptions brought by cloud-hosted applications, big data, artificial intelligence and IoT to make sales and demand forecasting affordable and easy to use for all. The solution …

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