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Uber Freight

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Uber Freight sold to German scale-up Sennder

The European freight exchange arm of tech giant Uber has been sold to the German scale-up Sennder. Uber Freight was launched in the Netherlands as the first country in Europe just last year. Sennder, which …

Krone

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Trailer manufacturer Krone offers customer real-time Estimated Time of Arrival

Krone Group is to offer its customers real-time integrated data services. Thanks to a strategic partnership with Shippeo, the German commercial vehicle manufacturer claims to be the first to provide its customers with real-time Estimated …

Amazon

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Amazon to recruit 7,000 extra employees in UK

Due to the sharp increase in online sales, web giant Amazon is urgently looking to recruit no less than 7,000 extra employees in the United Kingdom. This expansion comes on top of the 3,000 new …

Webinar Zencargo Supply Chain Agility now

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SCM Webinar: Supply Chain Agility Now

For those who missed it: the webinar ‘Supply Chain Agility Now’ on Wednesday September 16 is now available on YouTube. The webinar was organized by Martijn Lofvers of Supply Chain Media and Zencargo. Zencargo and Supply …

Sean Culey & Martijn Lofvers

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SCM Webinar: Innovating into the Future – Part II

For those who missed it: the webinar 'Innovating into the Future – Part II' on Monday September 14 is now available on YouTube. The webinar was organized by Martijn Lofvers of Supply Chain Media and …

Kodiak Rating

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Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Kodiak Rating

Kodiak Rating was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, by Malin Schmidt (CEO, pictured) in 2015. Frustrated at seeing poor digital solutions forced upon line managers and co-workers, she set out to help global sourcing & procurement …

start-ups

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Optimism among start-ups gives way to realism

Over the past six years, venture capitalists have ‘discovered’ the supply chain and have invested billions in start-ups, especially in the USA and China. However, many start-ups now find themselves in a crucial phase, especially …

DDMRP

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Beware of dogmatic DDMRP

The term ‘Demand-Driven Material Requirements Planning’ (DDMRP) has been around since 2011 but has been attracting particular attention in the past couple of years. It makes some grand promises: higher service levels, 30-40% inventory reductions, …

Martin Koolhoven

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Film director Martin Koolhoven: ‘‘To change behaviour you need to tell a story’’

The world is in a transitional phase, which means that almost all companies – and their supply chains – need to transform in order to survive. Storytelling is an effective instrument for overcoming employee resistance …

modern slavery

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‘‘Coronavirus crisis has heightened modern slavery risk’’

The risk of modern slavery has increased in certain sectors due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Catherine McCabe, an analyst at the Canadian firm BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM). In an article in …

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