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The 3D printing revolution you haven’t heard about

We’ve read the articles and watched the TV stories. It’s yesterday’s news that 3D printing is one of the most promising technologies to emerge in recent years. We’re well-versed in the fascinating array of use …

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Acquisition of GT Nexus Underlines Infor’s Focus on Supply Chain

It seems to be just a matter of time before ERP specialist Infor takes over cloud-services giant GT Nexus in an acquisition valued at USD675 million. All that is needed now is regulatory approval. The …

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Nokia Networks wins Supply Chain Management Award 2015

Nokia Networks has won the Supply Chain Management Award 2015. This was announced at Exchainge, the Supply Chainers’ Conference in Frankfurt (Germany) on June 25, 2015. In explaining its decision, the jury called Nokia Networks …

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Transparency and innovation in Ahold’s logistics

‘The Champions League of transport’ is how Mark van der Drift describes delivering to stores in town and city centres. As senior director of transport at Ahold, he is responsible for the retailer’s national and …

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Overview S&OP software Europe

The sales & operations planning (S&OP) cycle, aimed at facilitating strategic consultation, is the number one supply chain-related priority for companies. In practice, the use of software to support this periodic discussion process is very …

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Forecasting noise disturbs the S&OP process

Forecasting is a challenge for many companies. The accuracy leaves a lot to be desired, resulting in interference or ‘noise’ in the communication between the Sales and Operations Planning departments. A clearly defined process, committed …

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Distribution in China takes a detour

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. However, the country is immense and …

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Edgar Beers from Vanderlande named as Supply Chain Professional 2015

Edgar Beers has been chosen as the new figurehead of Dutch supply chain management. The Director Global Supply Chain & CPO of Vanderlande Industries fought off the two other formidable finalists, Edith van Erp-Slot (Mars …

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Amazon takes top spot in Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25

Amazon takes the top spot in Gartners 11th annual Supply Chain Top 25, identifying global supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices. Analysts announced the findings from the 2015 research at the Gartner Supply …

Participation request for interesting Supply Chain surveys

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Participation request for interesting Supply Chain surveys

Dear Supply Chain Professionals,There are several very interesting supply chain surveys open for participation at the moment (in June 2015). In exchange for taking the survey, Supply Chain Insights will email you the final report, …

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