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Loser of Q2 2014: Aston Martin

British car maker Aston Martin has a major problem within its Chinese supply chain. The manufacturer of luxury sports cars which is often associated with James Bond is recalling three quarters of all the models …

Jeroen van Weesep (Lego) is the Supply Chain Professional 2014

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Jeroen van Weesep (Lego) is the Supply Chain Professional 2014

– The Netherlands, 5 June 2014 – Jeroen van Weesep from Lego is the new figurehead of Dutch supply chain management. The Vice President Supply and Inventory Management Europe/Asia was chosen as Supply Chain Professional …

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The impact of the Ukrainian crisis on Europe’s gas flow

Wood Mackenzie, specialist in commercial intelligence for the energy, metals and mining industries, has leveraged its proprietary Global Gas Model to provide clients with insights into gas market dynamics since 2006. The model, which uses …

Supply Chain Insights survey on green supply chain

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Supply Chain Insights survey on green supply chain

What is the scope, nature and performance of your sustainability goals? How aligned are your sustainability and supply chain programs? Supply Chain Insights are conducting a second wave of their Green Supply Chain survey, to …

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Challenges of global fast fashion supply chains (Part IV)

Talent development In this series on global fashion retail we have discussed about network design and inventory location in Chapter 1, stores replenishment in Chapter 2 and sourcing and manufacturing lead times in Chapter 3. …

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To outsource forecasting or not?

A growing number of consultancies are offering to take care of companies’ forecasting and planning processes. That makes sense, say advocates of this approach, because the specific knowledge and expertise needed – in particular for …

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Challenges of global fast fashion supply chains (Part III)

Sourcing and manufacturing lead times We have already discussed in this global fashion retail series about network design and inventory location in Chapter 1 and stores replenishment in Chapter 2. In this chapter we want …

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Challenges of global fast fashion supply chains (Part II)

Stores replenishment Sourcing and manufacturing lead times within the fashion industry can usually be anything from one to three months. As a consequence, optimizing the process of store replenishment requires accurate forecasts.Written by Dr. John Gattorna …

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Survey Supply Chain Planning Software: Is Faster Better?

Supply Chain Insights launched a new survey about Supply Chain Planning Software. This study is about the implementation of supply chain planning. A great implementation of supply chain planning reduces operational risk by allowing companies …

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Supply chain excellence as competitive advantage

According to Les Brookes, CEO of Oliver Wight, it is more important than ever before to optimise the supply chain in order to achieve an efficient, profitable business and to gain competitive edge. The consulting …

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