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Winners in business: Supply Chains to Admire 2016

Most companies are moving backward on the Supply Chain Matrix That Matter (growth, operating marging, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital). Interestingly enough the industries with the greatest challenges – high-tech and electronics – …

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Warehouse inventory using drones

So far, drones have mainly manifested themselves as ultramodern couriers, but counting inventory using drones will become increasingly common too. In January 2015, the French Hardis Group patented an ‘inventory drone’ called Eyesee, and logistics …

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness …

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Transport collaboration starts with regional partners

Logistics service providers can of course play an important role in the consolidation of freight flows, but the most successful collaborative projects are initiated by shippers themselves. they must be prepared to acknowledge the opportunities …

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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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