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New global supply chain planning tool for United Biscuits

After a complete Business Process and Planning Cycle design review with OM Partners, United Biscuits (UB) has started the implementation of OMP Plus for all their demand and supply planning processes. The OMP Plus implementation …

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Calculating the impact of the Belgian road charge

On 1 April 2016 a kilometre-based charging system (‘kilometerheffing’) came into force on most motorways in Belgium along with a large number of regional roads in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia. For shippers, logistics service providers …

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Major organisational and cultural changes lie ahead for SCM

Recent european and international supply chain management conferences have been primarily characterised by their focus on strongly emerging trends and their impact on companies’ supply chains. apparently, supply chain professionals have not yet reached the …

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Loser of last quarter: H. Essers

Logistics service supplier H. Essers has been granted permission to extend its premises in the Belgian city of Genk at the expense of the 12 hectares of neighbouring nature reserve, including an evergreen forest. The …

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Winner of last quarter: The Netherlands as a logistics base

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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Sennheiser’s five wisdoms about forecasting

Sennheiser has discovered that the large majority of its products can be forecast accurately based on statistics, which enables the company to direct its attention towards the critical products. “over the past year we’ve integrated …

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Supply chain consultancy reaches a turning point

From lengthy reports to tangible results Consultants used to spend months conducting research, only to present clients with a lengthy report that subsequently ended up in a drawer. But it now seems that those days are …

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Loser of the last quarter: Airbus

The world’s second-largest aircraft manufacturer Airbus issued in January 2016 an angry public warning to French cabin equipment supplier Zodiac Aerospace, according to news agency Reuters. Airbus accused Zodiac’s management of being ‘in denial’ following …

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Winner of the last quarter: Unilever’s Marc Engel

Marc Engel has joined the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE) as Chief Supply Chain Officer on 1 January 2016, according to the Unilever website. His appointment follows on from his position as Executive Vice President in …

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SCM publishes groundbreaking list of supply chain leaders

Unilever’s Pier Luigi Sigismondi named as Europe’s top Supply Chain Executive Who are the most influential supply chain executives in Europe? Which leaders are truly shaping their organisations? And who can be seen as a poster …

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