thinking fast and slow

Blogs, Planning, Software

Siri, can you improve my OTIF?

It is amazing how fast things are developing and how quickly the number of options is expanding: Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, Alibaba’s Genie, etc. Who would have believed ten years ago that a …


Software, Trends

Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Cargonexx

Germany-based start-up Cargonexx is a European pioneer in the use of artificial intelligence in road transport and is the first digital freight forwarder to operate an intelligent transport network. Founded in Hamburg in 2016 and …

Leaderboard Merge / Moody’s 17-06 tm 23-06-2024

Planning, Software, Trends

Service is eating the world

Seven years ago, Mark Andreessen wrote his now-famous essay called ‘Software is eating the world’. He predicted that all companies will become software companies and that organizations that fail to adapt rapidly enough will go …


Content, Reports, Trends

Intel reduces supplier labour violations by focusing on supply chain responsibility

Intel’s 2017-2018 Corporate Responsibility Report shows that the firm’s continued focus on supply chain responsibility is paying off. In concrete terms, supplier violations related to forced and bonded labour decreased by 60 percent last year, …

gender wage gap

Career, Content, Reports, Trends

Supply chain salary surveys reveal gender wage gap

The results of an inaugural survey published by Apics, an American association for supply chain management, in May 2018 reveal a substantial wage gap between men and women within the field. The 2018 Supply Chain …

Sabine Simeon-Aissaoui


Sabine Simeon, Schindler: “Avoid making a transformation sound too complex”

Talented and ambitious, Sabine Simeon-Aissaoui was in full flight when an unsuccessful project, which she initiated in China, knocked her confidence. It gave her time to regroup, think, and come back with renewed energy and determination. …

Content, Planning, Reports, Software

An S&OP and IBP travel guide

The topic of sales & operations planning (S&OP) continues to receive plenty of attention from supply chain professionals. As far back as 2010, I reported on it as a ‘hot topic’ and noted that conference …


inNOWvate, Trends

Diversity drives innovation

Few companies nowadays would deny that innovation is crucial to their long-term survival, but innovation doesn’t just happen by itself – as Lego knows from its own bitter experience. Fons Trompenaars, keynote speaker at inNOWvate: …

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