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Drone Eyesee

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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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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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Sky Deutschland, Teleplan and DHL open a new European distribution centre

On August 25 Teleplan, Sky Deutschland and DHL opened a new 13,600 sq. m. distribution and reverse supply chain centre at Panattoni Park Cheb, in the Czech Republic. The new facility follows the signing of …

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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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John Gattorna: ‘It’s all about customer segmentation’

Successful companies such as Zara and Schneider Electric are organised from a customer segmentation perspective. Meanwhile, many firms are caught up in short-term thinking because of their single, failing supply chain. Those were the two …

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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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Lost & Found: Supply chain talent (students/recent graduates)

Talented young supply chain professionals are in great demand in the Netherlands. As a result of the demographic shift, the ageing population is creating a labour shortage. So who will win the battle for the …

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Leading by decisions

In today’s times of significant economic and political instability, people often call for leadership but they rarely stop to think about where leadership should really be expressed, namely in decision-making. In their article called ‘A Leader’s …

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Nokia’s Johannes Giloth about bringing demand planning to board level

Nokia’s 150-year history is one of reinvention; recently it has been changing and innovating almost as fast as the telecommunications industry itself. In 2013 Nokia took full ownership of Nokia Siemens Networks, buying the other …

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