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inNOWvate, Trends

Promising start-ups and scale-ups unlock the power of data

How can you extract valuable insights from a mountain of data without requiring a room full of data analysts? The six most promising supply chain start-ups and scale-ups are using new technologies such as machine …

webinar Resilient Supply Chain Solution

Trends, Webinar Recording

Recording webinar ‘Digital transformation with supply chain software’

Only 28% of companies indicate that they are digitally mature, according to a recent study by GEP consulting firm. Yet, 68% say they are accelerating their supply chain modernization efforts. Supply chain software vendors have …

Ikea stores to double up as online distribution centres

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Ikea stores to double up as online distribution centres

Swedish homeware chain Ikea plans to use its stores as e-commerce distribution centres too. Numerous stores will be remodelled over the coming months as the basis for this solution, which Ikea claims will result in …

Checklist for Transport Contracting

Checklist, Trends

Checklist for Transport Contracting

Transport keeps supply chains moving. However, the European transport market has recently suffered more disruption than ever before, resulting in many supply chains grinding to a halt. The disruptive factors include Brexit (customs) issues and …

Checklist for Footprint Strategy

Checklist, Trends

Checklist for Footprint Strategy

Over 60% of European and US companies expect to reshore some of their production activities from Asia back to Europe or the US over the next three years. That is the main conclusion from the …

Responsibly

inNOWvate, Trends

Responsibly wins fifth European Supply Chain Start-up Contest

The Danish start-up Responsibly has won the fifth European Supply Chain Start-up Contest during the inNOWvate Supply Chain Event in Ede, the Netherlands, on 19 May 2022. This prestigious contest is an initiative of Supply …

onshoring of supply chains

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Disease and war triggers onshoring of supply chains

After three decades of global expansion, multinational companies are bringing production closer to home to boost supply as geopolitical tensions flair. Companies all over the world have faced disruption in their supply chains because of …

Best-of inNOWvate Supply Chain Event

inNOWvate, Reports, Trends

Best-of inNOWvate Supply Chain Event 2022

The fifth edition of inNOWvate Supply Chain Event, at movie theatre Pathé, Ede, the Netherlands, was a great success. The theme of the 2022 edition of this event was ‘Which mountain to climb?’, letting delegates …

sacrifice profit for sustainability

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Majority of CSCOs are willing to sacrifice profit for sustainability

Chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) are keen to make their supply chains more sustainable and resilient. 51% say they are willing to sacrifice an average of 5% profit to do so. They want data and …

Huboo

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Unique micro-warehouse approach drives growth for e-fulfilment start-up Huboo

The e-fulfilment industry in the Netherlands is growing rapidly. One start-up capitalizing on that is Huboo, a Bristol-based company that opened a subsidiary in the Dutch town of Veldhoven last year. The company’s unique approach …

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