Reports, Trends

Road remains most theft-prone modality

When it comes to freight transport, road is associated with by far the highest risk of theft compared to all other modalities. A report published by TT Club, an international transport and logistics insurer, and …



Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Flowlity

Flowlity was founded in Paris, France, in 2018, with the aim of building intelligent yet straightforward and low-cost supply chain software that delivered real results by streamlining material flows. The result is an inventory optimization …

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Unilever tests drone delivery service for ice cream

Unilever and Terra Drone Europe are collaborating to test a drone-based delivery service for ice cream. The service is currently only available to residents of New York, according to an announcement on the Terra Drone …



Subsidy for Smartys smart contracts simulation

Smartys, a start-up focused on smart contracts for use in logistics, construction and finance, has developed a smart contracts simulation application and presented the first, basic version at the end of January. It recently received …



Benchmark helps Fetim to improve productivity

Fetim Group, a company specialized in home improvement products, is using an Infor benchmark to optimize its processes and workflows. For this benchmark, Infor – a vendor of industry-specific cloud solutions – collected data from …



Greater potential of RFID technology in fashion

RFID technology is increasingly being used in the fashion industry, and in a growing number of ways, according to a scientific study by the University of Parma. The primary use for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in …

Maturity Matrix

Maturity Matrix, Trends

Maturity Matrix 2020: Supply chain start-ups are a popular investment

Investment in European supply chain start-ups is increasing at an explosive rate. Supply Chain Media’s study of 83 start-ups reveals that, between them, they have raised a phenomenal € 550 million in funding in the …

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Cost no longer only priority in supply chain design

The shift in manufacturing from west to east has noticeably slowed. A production base in a low-wage country is no longer the be-all and end-all. Other factors have become more important in supply chain network …



Refresco receives recognition for optimization of European transport

Refresco, an independent bottler of water, soft drinks and juices, has been awarded the first-ever Lean & Green Star for its transport operations in its European business. The award is in recognition of the company’s …

Supply chain predictions


Supply Chain Media analyzes the value of predictions

Supply Chain Media is analyzing the added value of forecasts through its own Future Facts Survey. At the start of every new year, various people and companies attempt to predict what is going to happen …

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