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Sustainability a crucial success factor for Heineken

Brewing giant Heineken regards sustainability as a crucial factor for success, according to a presentation by the company during Districon’s seminar in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, on 20 June. The day revolved around the link between …



Porsche ventures into blockchain

German car manufacturer Porsche is the latest high-profile company to explore blockchain as a way of improving the production process. Claudio Welch of Porsche spoke at the recent Blockchain Expo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, about …

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Ampleon’s Antoine Leclercq named as Supply Chain Professional 2019

Antoine Leclercq has become the new Dutch ambassador for supply chain management. The Head of Global Supply Chain Management at chip manufacturer Ampleon was voted the winner of the Supply Chain Professional of the Year …



Boom!: global community for women in supply chain

Women still represent just 39% of the total supply chain workforce, according to Gartner’s 2019 Women in Supply Chain survey. Furthermore, there is only 11% female representation at the CSCO/EVP/SVP/CPO level, which is actually a decrease …



Ford cuts 12,000 jobs in Europe

Car manufacturer Ford announced on 27 June that it is cutting around 12,000 jobs in Europe, amounting to more than 20% of the company’s workforce in the region. Six of its 24 factories will also …

Bram Desmet


Bram Desmet: ‘‘Supply chain professionals must understand ROCE’’

How can supply chain professionals cast off their inferiority complex? By gaining a precise understanding of how supply chain contributes to the profit and not just the costs, according to the recent book by Bram …

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Transparent performance app

Slimstock’s intuitive performance app provides easy and real-time insight into supply chain performance for both top-level management and other professionals. This app is one way Slimstock is responding to the data-driven and knowledge-driven trend in …



Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Wakeo

Wakeo was founded in Paris, France, in 2016 by Julien Cote (CEO) and Loïc Marzin (CTO), who met while previously working on supply chain optimization at PwC. The mission is to ‘turn the supply chain …

AB InBev


AB InBev invests in blockchain start-up BanQu

Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has made a new investment in blockchain start-up BanQu. The brewer is impressed by BanQu’s blockchain platform, which connects small farmers in disadvantaged markets to the global supply chains …



“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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