January

supply chain transformation

Trends

Gartner conference provides ‘driving lessons’ for supply chain transformation

What do visitors stand to gain from attending the impressive Gartner Supply Chain Symposium in Barcelona? Martijn Lofvers spent three days at the modern conference centre, attended plenary keynotes and several breakout sessions, and talked …

waste

Sustainability, Trends

Waste costs companies huge sums of money

When we talk about sustainability, it is often about a company’s carbon footprint. An underexposed aspect of sustainability is waste. As much as 8% of all stock is thrown away. During Webinar Wednesday, Steve Downes …

crisps factory

Trends

PepsiCo invests £8 million in crisps factory in UK

PepsiCo is investing £8 million in Pipers Crisps’ factory in Brigg, Lincolnshire, to meet growing demand. The investment coincides with the brand’s 20th anniversary. PepsiCo acquired it five years ago. The capital injection will increase production …

home delivery

Trends

67% of consumers experience problems with home delivery

Almost seven in ten consumers (67%) experience problems with home delivery of products they have ordered online. This is according to Descartes Systems Group’s third annual survey of consumer sentiment on e-commerce. It is also …

Mondelēz

Trends

Mondelēz receives huge fine for violating competition rules

The European Commission has issued US food giant Mondelēz International with a fine for €337.5 million. It accuses the multinational (parent company of brands such as Milka, Toblerone and Côte d’Or) of violating European competition …

Liverpool FC

Trends

Liverpool FC opens new fulfilment centre in the Netherlands

Liverpool FC (LFC) has opened a state-of-the-art international retail fulfilment centre in Roermond, the Netherlands. It houses the entire collection of official LFC merchandise, including the new ’24-’25 home shirt. The new fulfilment centre will …

flower and plant exports

Trends

Flower and plant exports delayed by inspections in the UK

Dutch flower and plant exporters are facing delays due to physical inspections carried out in the United Kingdom since the end of April. These include controls of European shipments of fresh produce to check for …

S&OP software

Software, Trends

From outliers to promotions: S&OP software demos raise questions

Where do you start when looking for software support for Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)? What capabilities do modern systems offer? And how do you select a system that fits the maturity level of your …

Supply chain network design: from globalization to regionalization

Trends, Whitepaper

Supply chain network design: from globalization to regionalization

The article delves into the trend of reshoring, where companies are moving their production capacities closer to their primary markets to improve supply chain resilience, reduce lead times, and enhance sustainability. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted …

supply chain innovations

inNOWvate, Trends

The differing approaches to supply chain innovation

Leading companies recognize the absolute necessity of supply chain innovations because of the current turbulent times. However, approaches do vary considerably, as keynote presentations from companies including Lego, PepsiCo, Metro, Versuni and Heineken at the …

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