Moving closer to a self-driving supply chain

New technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are giving sales & operations planning (S&OP) an extra boost. The use of external data and scenario planning provides even better guidance when aligning …

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Journey to the self-driving supply chain

Supply Chain Media and Aera Technology organized the webinar "Journey to the self-driving supply chain" on Tuesday June 23. 140 attendees joined the webinar live. Market volatility, crisis environments, hyper-competition, and heightened customer expectations force companies …



SCM knowledge bank: Netflix for the supply chain

At Supply Chain Media, the motto is ‘You are what you read’. For more than a decade, the publishing company behind the Dutch-language Supply Chain Magazine and its English-language sister publication Supply Chain Movement has …



Google and WWF partner up to create platform for sustainable fashion

Google is partnering with WWF Sweden on an environmental data platform to facilitate more responsible purchasing decisions in the fashion industry. The partnership combines knowledge and expertise from both parties by bringing some of their …



Retailer Action experimenting in the online channel

European retail chain Action is experimenting in the online channel. The decision is notable because the company has so far consciously focused on only selling through bricks-and-mortar stores. However, the coronavirus crisis appears to have …



SCM survey: Software for end-to-end visibility in great demand

Over the next 12 months, European supply chain software implementations will be mainly focused on sales & operations planning (S&OP) and end-to-end supply chain visibility. The plans to invest in a particular type of supply …

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Nina Anttila, Fiskars: “We clearly see the value of a global overview any one point in time”

The chaos caused by the coronavirus is testing new bounds and is forcing companies to adapt and innovate. Not all will survive. The culture of a company could have a large impact on its resilience …


Control towers prove their worth during coronavirus crisis

In the past couple of months, almost every supply chain has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Some companies have been forced to halt production, although others have been able to remain operational. Control towers, …



Sparrow enables fast delivery of spare parts

With its digital marketplace, the German start-up Sparrow Networks ensures that companies always receive the right spare part as quickly as possible in the event of the failure of a system component. Sparrow links the …

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‘More domestic production actually increases supply chain vulnerability’

The coronavirus crisis has strengthened the general support for domestic production, but not all companies are convinced that this is the right solution. In fact, high-tech companies in the Dutch region of North Brabant are …

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