Planning, Trends

Beyond the hype cycle: GenAI use cases in supply chain planning

The rapid recent advancement of GenAI is captivating the imagination of supply chain professionals, but a noticeable gap remains: while consumers have quickly adopted these technologies, businesses are lagging behind. Why is this? By Ralf W. …


Webinar Recording, Trends

Recording webinar ‘End-to-End Transport Management Systems (TMS)’

Transport currently poses challenges for businesses due to factors such as congestion, rising costs, and supply chain disruptions, affecting operational efficiency and competitiveness. These challenges require strategic planning and innovative solutions to mitigate their effects and …

Schneider Electric

Exclusively in magazine, Sustainability, Trends

Schneider Electric: ‘‘Sustainability is not a zero-sum game’’

Schneider Electric topped the Global 100, a ranking of the hundred most sustainable companies, in 2021. In that year, the French high-tech company launched a new sustainability strategy with ambitious targets. Crucial to this is …

talent pipeline


‘Supply chain leaders must improve talent retention rates’

At a recent talent management workshop by Supply Chain Media, the overall statement for discussion was: ‘We should manage the talent pipeline in the same way as our supply chains’. Supply chain executives from home …


Planning, Trends

Increasing risks require new S&OP competences

Many companies started with Sales & Operations Planning in the pre-COVID era. But how can you do S&OP now that uncertainty and unpredictability have increased so dramatically? During a Webinar Wednesday, Involvation explained which five …



Lidl adds its own rail transport company

Supermarket chain Lidl already had its own shipping company – Tailwind Shipping Lines – and has now added its own rail transport company: Tailwind Intermodal. The rail company is focused on the hinterland transport of …


Sustainability, Trends

Sustainability legislation creates huge new task for GS1

Under ESG legislation, companies have to start recording a long list of sustainability data. In this context, standardization organization GS1 has an important task to fulfil. Moreover, by introducing a new QR code, as the …



Amazon opens first Disaster Relief Hub in Europe

Amazon is opening its first European Disaster Relief Hub (DRH) in Germany. The hub will be equipped with a thousand pallets of relief goods by the e-commerce giant. Amazon’s global logistics network can also be …

artificial intelligence

Blogs, Trends

Winning artificial intelligence

What will be the most successful application of artificial intelligence (AI) in the supply chain? Since IT vendor OpenAI launched ChatGPT in November 2022, there has been a real hype around generative AI. According to …


Exclusively in magazine, Trends

Growth spurts are part of life for start-ups

A year ago, Supply Chain Media launched a series of articles on companies partnering with start-ups. What is the current state of play? Are these companies managing to further roll out their start-up solutions? The …

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