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“Companies influenced by consumers and Amazon”

Few companies are paying enough attention to the last mile, according to Alan Banks, Area VP EMEA of Bringg, in his keynote at the Savant Supply Chain Congress on 9 May in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. …

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Reports, Trends

The Netherlands leads the way in digitalization in Europe

Organizations throughout Europe are increasingly entering the digital age, but the Netherlands is at the forefront in both digitizing documentation and automating tasks, according to Kyocera’s ‘Business Digitalisation in Europe Outlook 2019’. The research by …

Volvo Trucks


Volvo Trucks develops autonomous goods transport solution: Vera

Volvo Trucks has developed an integrated solution called Vera for transporting goods from a distribution centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. Vera is a fully automated, self-driving electrically powered vehicle resulting from a …

Sean Culey


Sean Culey: “Everything seems important when you don’t have a goal”

According to author Sean Culey, the world is in transition as we move from one wave of long-term economic progress into the next. Companies with a clear vision and sufficient employee autonomy, such as Amazon, …



IBP: Better decision-making to close the gap

Numerous companies are ready for the next phase of their S&OP journey: Integrated Business Planning (IBP). But how can they actually make that transition? And which pitfalls lie ahead? This article discusses short-term versus medium-term …



Brexit causes strong decline in UK car manufacturing

The UK’s automotive industry has been struggling for months, but it hit a new low point in April when car production fell by 44.5% compared with the same period last year. This is the strongest …



Supply chain scale-up in the spotlight: Nexxiot

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Nexxiot AG is a pioneer in the development and delivery of digital supply chain management solutions. The company was founded in 2015 by Christoph Wartmann as a spin-off of ETH Zurich, …

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The importance of intelligent spend in demand-driven supply chain

Far-reaching process digitalization is unavoidable if you want to make your supply chain demand-driven. In addition to minimizing manual labour, you will also have to build in intelligence in order to fully automate the more …

Uber Freight


Heineken is Uber Freight’s first customer in Europe

Following on from its US activities, Uber Freight has recently completed its very first shipment in Europe on behalf of beer brand Heineken. The two companies have been working together for a while in the …

S&OP requires alignment and clarity


S&OP requires both alignment and clarity

Chain-wide sales & operations planning (S&OP) holds considerable promise, but the challenges associated with cross-disciplinary collaboration are equally great. A shared performance indicator that provides clear guidance for the alignment process can help. That is one …

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