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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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Blended learning in The Value Chain Academy

Involvation, a supply chain consulting firm with Dutch roots, has joined forces with two partners to launch The Value Chain Academy: a continuous supply chain management-related learning experience at both operational and strategic level for …

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New supply chain refreshment program at Arizona State University

Companies are always interested in keeping costs down, minimizing risk and streamlining efficiency. That’s why supply chain management is such a popular field, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating a 26-percent increase in logistics …

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Investors fund expansion plan Chinese start-up Lalamove

According to recent reports, Chinese start-up Lalamove (which is also known by the name EasyVan) has secured USD 10 million from a group of investors to fund its expansion plans. This Uber-like service for goods …

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Improving compliancy

In view of the increasing number of free trade agreements around the world, it would be easy for companies to think that customs duties are a thing of the past, and that achieving the optimal …

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Jungheinrich aiming for Europe’s number 1 position

Jungheinrich intends to expand its position in Europe by focusing on service and used vehicles. The company also wants to achieve significant growth as a ‘total supplier’ of complete logistics systems. “We’re already market leader …

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A year of innovation ahead

2015 will see an increased focus on innovation by supply chain and logistics companies as the pace of change in the industry accelerates. This is according to Professor John Manners-Bell, CEO of leading research company …

Supply chain models 40 percent inefficient finds study

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Supply chain models 40 percent inefficient finds study

Supply chain companies are carrying up to 40 percent more stock than they need due to inefficiencies resulting from poor management of supply chain data, according to the latest study by analytics consultancy Concentra. Concentra found …

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