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3PL Summit

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3PL Summit: from employees forming a bottleneck to the digital value chain

The pace of change, the turbulence it is causing and the need for agile supply chains – all of these things became clear during the Eye For Transport (EFT) 3PL & Supply Chain Summit held from 30-31 …

Michelin

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Michelin to close factory in Scotland

The announcement by tyre manufacturer Michelin of its plans to close its factory in the Scottish city of Dundee, UK, has come as a very unwelcome surprise to employees and the wider local community. Workers …

Reinhard Pölzl - Amber Road

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Trend vision Amber Road: ‘Managing trade disruptions to best advantage’

The regulations governing global trade change from day to day. On one hand more free trade agreements are coming into force while on the other duties and tariffs can rise unexpectedly. Exporting companies can’t change the policies made by politicians but …

purchasing process

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Identifying savings in the purchasing process

Mercateo has developed a tool that breaks down the costs of the various types of purchasing processes and provides insight into currently untapped savings potential in indirect purchasing. By focusing on digitalization, the process cost …

theme parks

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Demand-driven theme parks

Sometimes you hear about new ideas that are so logical that you ask yourself, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ Recently I heard about a new app that enables you to pay for your visit to …

Howard Saunders

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Howard Saunders: ‘The customer experience depends on people’

Retail as we know it is dead, if retail futurist Howard Saunders (pictured) is to be believed. We live in an era of change, and retailers will have to change too if they are to …

Savant Supply Chain Congres

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British retailer John Lewis: ‘Consumers are in charge of the supply chain’

Is logistics the new retail? That’s the question according to John Munnelly, Head of Operations at UK department-store chain John Lewis, during his keynote at the Savant Supply Chain Congress on 3 October 2018 in Amsterdam. In …

Tradecloud

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Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Tradecloud

Founded in 2013 in Delft, the Netherlands, by Tonnis de Boer (CEO, pictured) and Marcel Matthijs (CTO), Tradecloud is based on the belief that technology and big data analysis can help companies to improve their …

digitalization

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‘Digitalization success is all about the mindset’

Where should you board the digitalization roller coaster? Gartner’s hype cycle shows a steep climb followed by a drop to the trough of disillusionment. How can you keep sufficient momentum going to emerge from the …

Martin Verwijmeren (MPO)

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Trend vision MPO: ‘Optimizing customer service with micro supply chains’

A better service level, faster delivery, more choice and less inventory – that is what a leading global contract manufacturer, called for the sake of this article ‘Design-To-Deliver’, wanted to offer its customers. Design-To-Deliver (DTD) also wanted to keep its costs …

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