Working Wisdom - Yoda


Working Wisdom: quote about planning and execution

“Do or do not. There is no try.” Featuring in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), this is regarded by many as Yoda’s most memorable quote from the Star Wars series of films created by …

ethics KPIs

Content, Reports, Trends

No ethics KPIs for 90% of companies globally

Less than 10% of companies worldwide report on key performance indicators (KPIs) related to business ethics. The transportation, storage and manufacturing sectors all score significantly below the global average, putting them at a high risk …



Alibaba chooses Belgium for e-commerce trade hub

Belgium will be the first European country to become part of e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP). According to an announcement on 5 December 2018, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has signed an agreement …



Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Synfioo

German logistics start-up Synfioo (‘The ETA Experts’), founded in October 2015 by Dr Andreas Meyer and Marian Pufahl, originates from a research project at the Hasso Plattner Institute on efficient logistics transportation. Following three years …

CPG manufacturers


Leading CPG manufacturers linked to labour rights abuses in palm oil supply chain

One mill and four plantations belonging to Malaysia’s biggest palm oil producer, FGV Holdings, have been suspended due to labour rights abuses. This decision is part of an investigation by a panel at the global …

Marc Engel


Unilever’s Marc Engel again the No. 1 Supply Chain Executive in Europe

Who is the most influential supply chain leader in Europe? To answer this question, Supply Chain Media applied a thorough methodology to produce the 4th edition of its European supply chain leaders’ ranking. This resulted in …

multichannel retail


Does multichannel retail still have a chance?

‘Is multichannel passé?’ asks a recent study of omnichannel, multichannel and cross-channel retail in Germany by EY Parthenon and Arvato. Compared to ‘pure players’ (online-only retailers), multichannel providers often have only a relatively low share …

Joost Donkers


Joost Donkers, FrieslandCampina: “My dream is to build a Dairy Park to bring the supply chain together”

When he was younger he wanted to become a vet, but today Joost Donkers feels right at home as Director Supply Chain Business Group Ingredients at FrieslandCampina – the role in which he was also …

network models


Growing need for own network models

We still believe in free trade in Europe, but government leaders elsewhere in the world are increasingly using trade as a political instrument. This is increasing the uncertainty in supply chains, which is creating a …



Cemex wins Supply Chain Management Award 2018

Cemex, a global manufacturer of building materials including cement, ready-mixed concrete and mineral raw materials, won the Supply Chain Management Award 2018 at this year’s Exchainge event for its implementation of an integrated solution for …

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