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Supply chain leaders exchange thoughts on preparing for change

Preparing for potential effects is more effective than predicting future events, according to Chris Caplice from the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. He was speaking on 19 October 2016, when European supply chain leaders …

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Pernod Ricard Drinks to Better Demand Forecasts

Pernod Ricard, owner of brands such as Absolut, Campo Viejo, Malibu and Jameson, has made substantial improvements in demand forecast accuracy using Infor Demand Planning. Combined with the expertise within the Pernod Ricard supply chain …

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Winners in business: Supply Chains to Admire 2016

Most companies are moving backward on the Supply Chain Matrix That Matter (growth, operating marging, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital). Interestingly enough the industries with the greatest challenges – high-tech and electronics – …

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Frank Vorrath, Johnson Controls: “We are undergoing a bi-modal transformation”

The fact that most of us can maintain a comfortable temperature in our homes and places of work is thanks to the founder of Johnson Controls, Warren Johnson. In 1883 he invented the electrical thermostat …

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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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