manufacturing industry

Reports, Trends

‘Manufacturing industry must fundamentally transform to remain successful’

The future of the European manufacturing industry is uncertain, volatile and complex. To thrive in such an environment, manufacturers must fundamentally transform their operations to become more resilient and agile, according to Workday, a provider …



Ventory provides insight into previously invisible stocks

Ventory won Supply Chain Media’s European Supply Chain Start-up Contest with a seemingly simple solution for managing inventory – not in warehouses, but at locations beyond the scope of the warehouse management system (WMS). “Service …

online fashion


The Dutch are Europe’s biggest online fashion shoppers

With 77% of Dutch consumers buying fashion items online, the Netherlands tops the ranking for online shopping in Europe, where the average is 59%. Additionally, the Dutch percentage has risen considerably since last year, when …

carbon emission audits

inNOWvate, Sustainability, Trends

Get ready for carbon emission audits now!

New rules that will make companies in the EU more accountable for their impact on the environment could be unsettling for some executives. The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) that becomes effective from 2024 will …

Recording webinar

Software, Trends, Webinar Recording

Recording webinar ‘How to create a resilient & AI-ready IT portfolio for supply chain’

Companies are still facing many supply chain disruptions and ongoing bullwhips. The need for resilience is very high. Rapid advancements in supply chain software with artificial intelligence and the sudden emergence of ChatGPT could offer …

transport visibility

Reports, Trends

Businesses see biggest value in transport visibility

Out of all transportation management capabilities, transport visibility – the tracking and tracing of goods in the supply chain – will be the most valuable capability over the next two years, according to 43% of …

Martijn Bonte


Martijn Bonte (Kramp) heads the Dutch Top 26 SCM Directors ranking

Martijn Bonte, Chief Operating Officer at technical wholesaler Kramp, has secured the number-one spot in this year’s Top 26 SCM Directors ranking for the Netherlands, compiled by Supply Chain Media, Inspired-Search and KPMG. The results …


Sustainability, Trends

CrowdFarming ships 1.5 million orders directly from farmers

To get the oranges grown in their orchard into consumers’ homes faster, Spanish brothers Gonzalo and Gabriel Urculo started selling their products online – and their venture was a success, not least thanks to the …

Descartes large-DES_0414_TM_Benchmark_eBook_mockup

Software, Trends, Whitepaper

Whitepaper Global Transportation Management Benchmark Survey 2023

Discover the transportation management strategies, tactics and technology that top performers are leveraging to capitalize on market opportunities and adapt to challenges of a constantly evolving supply chain landscape. About the survey Since 2017, Descartes has conducted …

river of demand

Exclusively in magazine, Planning, Trends

Riding the wild river of demand

The value of external data as input for supply chain planning has been a topic of discussion for some time, but there is now growing evidence that outside-in planning has become a must. Without external …

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