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Loser of last quarter: Volkswagen

A dispute between Volkswagen and two of its suppliers has resulted in a production backlog of 22,000 vehicles, according to the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag on 28 August 2016. The backlog primarily affects Golf …

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Effective marketing communication for supply chain professionals

Supply chain professionals are generally more focused on the practical side of their discipline and less focused on promoting that discipline or networking. Companies that want to communicate effectively about their supply chains, whether with suppliers, …

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Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. …

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Master data management should be higher on the agenda

The ever-advancing digitisation of business processes is raising the demand for high-quality data and making it increasingly important, because the success of supply chain collaboration is inextricably linked with the exchange of usable data. As …

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Unilever wants to improve its planning and differentiation

A supply chain is never ‘finished’, and especially not at Unilever. Now that the improvement programme of his predecessor Vincent Weijers has been completed, Harm van Tongeren has picked a new spot on the horizon. …

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Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’ Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years. Talent development can make an important contribution to the execution of their supply chain …

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Companies struggle to find good tools

Many companies who have gone down the sales & operations planning (S&oP) route over the past few years are now on the threshold of the next phase: to make demand and supply planning financially relevant …

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Improving Supply Chain Visibility

“I need supply chain visibility,” remarked the client over coffee at a break at a conference. I nodded my head in agreement. It was clear to me that improving supply chain visibility would greatly improve …

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Job opportunity: Associate Director Demand & Supply at Astellas

Do you have a genuine interest in Sales and Operations Planning, combined with sound experience in the Supply Chain area and do you have a background in food, pharma or chemistry? Then Astellas has an …

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Gartner acquires SCM World

Gartner acquires SCM World, a cross-industry peer network and learning community providing subscription-based research and conferences."The SCM World acquisition is consistent with Gartner’s growth strategy to invest in developing world-class products and services that help …

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