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Transparency and innovation in Ahold’s logistics

‘The Champions League of transport’ is how Mark van der Drift describes delivering to stores in town and city centres. As senior director of transport at Ahold, he is responsible for the retailer’s national and …

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Forecasting noise disturbs the S&OP process

Forecasting is a challenge for many companies. The accuracy leaves a lot to be desired, resulting in interference or ‘noise’ in the communication between the Sales and Operations Planning departments. A clearly defined process, committed …

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ASML considers risks down to ten tiers deep

Profile of Harold Bol, Director of Supply Chain Planning & Configuration Management, ASML There is a good chance that the superfast chips in your smartphone or tablet were printed on ASML equipment. Over the past 30 …

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Distribution in China takes a detour

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. However, the country is immense and …

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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 …

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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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Lora Cecere: “All the metrics must be in balance”

“Some companies are under the impression that they can first ‘milk’ one performance indicator before moving on to the next one. But in fact, all the metrics must be in balance,” says Lora Cecere from …

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Greg Javor: “Our mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit”

Like the sea-faring coffee traders who inspired its logo it’s not all been plain sailing at Starbucks. In 2008, when Howard Schultz (Starbucks chairman, president and chief executive officer) returned to the ship, orders had …

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Dilşat Uyguroglu:“Supply chain plays a huge role in sustainability agenda”

Unilever’s corporate vision - “to double the size of the business, whilst reducing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact” – is top of mind, bordering on evangelical, for the company’s supply chain …

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