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Sales & Operations Planning remains a talking point

Whilst the hype surrounding Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) seems to have subsided, there are still many companies actively implementing the process. And as the first day – which focussed on Demand Planning – of …

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Transportation Forecasting based on actual data

During Logicon on 3rd February 2011, in Amsterdam, Terra Technology – not to be confused with Teradata – presented its newest solution to the European market: Transportation Forecasting. “Most transportation management solutions are based on …

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Simulation for truck fleet optimisation

For logistics service providers, retail and industrial companies, there is a new solution on the market for calculating the optimal composition of a truck fleet. Released by the German company Axxom Software, the benefits are …

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Get the Board onboard

Supply Chain Management can be an important market strategy differentiator but it needs boardroom commitment. Processes and planning need to change which demands approval from the top, according to several  speakers at the 8th European …

August 2010’s loser of the month: Apple

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August 2010’s loser of the month: Apple

Apple may be at the top of AMR Research’s annual Supply Chain Top 25, but its supply chain is not (see the online discussion by trade journal Logistiek on LinkedIn). This summer, one of Apple’s …

August 2010’s winner of the month: Philips

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August 2010’s winner of the month: Philips

Philips’ results for the second quarter were better than expected. Turnover rose by 12 per cent to more than 6 billion euro, whilst its net profits went from 45 to 262 million euro. Meanwhile, the …

June 2010’s winner of the month: SCA

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June 2010’s winner of the month: SCA

As of 1st August 2010, SCA Consumer Benelux will be the first supplier to have achieved carbon neutral distribution. The producer of Dreft, Libresse, Libero, Tena, Edet, Tempo and Plenty has entered into a partnership …

Procter & Gamble reduces safety stock by 50%

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Procter & Gamble reduces safety stock by 50%

How can supply networks respond to the increasing fluctuations in consumer demand? This is the question Alistair Hill, Director of Western Europe Supply Network Solutions at Procter & Gamble, answered with conviction during his presentation …

May 2010’s loser of the month: Alcatel-Lucent

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May 2010’s loser of the month: Alcatel-Lucent

Out of stock and unable to generate turnover. Try explaining that to your shareholders. Ben Verwaayen tried, and failed. The Dutch CEO of Alcatel-Lucent had the job of announcing a loss of 515 million Euros …

Procter & Gamble launch supplier sustainability scorecard

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Procter & Gamble launch supplier sustainability scorecard

Following on from Wal-Mart and IBM, Procter & Gamble (P&G) has adopted a sustainability scorecard for its supply chain. On 12th May 2010, P&G, well known for brands such as Pringles, Duracell and Gillette, announced …

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