start-ups and scale-ups

inNOWvate, Trends

Start-ups and scale-ups open people’s eyes at inNOWvate

In almost every supply chain, the same actions are performed day after day without question. The six young companies that were invited to pitch their solutions at the inNOWvate Supply Chain Event in the Dutch …

Large Language Models


How will Large Language Models impact supply chains?

Everyone is talking about Large Language Models (LLM), such as ChatGPT, and the supply chain community is no different. But beyond amusing posts and news chatter, IMD professor Ralf Seifert and supply chain researcher Richard …

Ewan Andrew

Sustainability, Trends

Ewan Andrew, Diageo: “All supply leaders are currently balancing cost, cash and carbon”

Ewan Andrew has worked for Diageo for more than 25 years. Having risen through the ranks, he knows how to deliver a world class supply chain for the global producer of brands such as Guinness, …

Recording webinar

Trends, Webinar Recording

Recording webinar ‘Optimizing your supply chain design for carbon emissions’

"More than 90% of companies’ environmental impact comes from their supply chains." (EY, 2022) In today's world, sustainability has become a critical issue and organizations are now seeking ways to minimize their carbon footprint. This is …

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 …

One supplier or several?

Blogs, Trends

One supplier or several?

Many supply chain executives have been able to prove their worth since the early 2020s, during disruptions including factory shutdowns in China, the obstruction of the Suez Canal, the shift to online shopping (and back …

inNOWvate Supply Chain Event 2023

inNOWvate, Trends

Best of inNOWvate Supply Chain Event – May 11, 2023

The sixth edition of inNOWvate Supply Chain Event, at movie theatre Pathé, Ede, the Netherlands, was a great success. The theme of the 2023 edition of this event was ‘Which mountain to climb?’, letting delegates …


inNOWvate, Trends

Ventory from Belgium wins European Supply Chain Start-up Contest 2023

Belgian start-up Ventory emerged as the winner of the sixth European Supply Chain Start-up Contest organized by Supply Chain Media. The competition took place yesterday during the inNOWvate Supply Chain Event at Pathé Movie Theatre …

sustainability initiatives

Reports, Sustainability, Trends

Missed business opportunities due to poor communication of sustainability initiatives

Managers in the Dutch manufacturing sector are failing in their communication of sustainability initiatives to their junior colleagues, resulting in companies missing out on opportunities and revenue. This comes at a time when better alignment …


Reports, Trends

BlackBerry: many manufacturers are still working with outdated or unsupported IT systems

Outdated and unsupported operating systems make manufacturers vulnerable to nationwide cyberattacks. The new BlackBerry Manufacturing Cybersecurity Study reveals the severity of this problem, with 86% admitting to running core functions on such operating systems. The BlackBerry …

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