machine learning

Planning, Software, Trends

The Prediction: By 2026 more than 50% of supply chain organizations will use machine learning

Technologies related to control towers, visibility and machine learning are in the spotlight when it comes to supply chain planning. Supply Chain Media asked a number of international supply chain directors for their reactions to …


Trends, Webinar Recording

Recording webinar ‘Tired of “managing” risks? Start incorporating risk into decision-making. Now!’

We have to acknowledge that each supply chain disruption uncovers that we are not very good at supply chain risk management as it is conducted today. We do not learn from past disruptions. We are …


Planning, Software, Trends

Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Garvis

Garvis is on a mission to make the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for forecasting and demand planning easy, accessible and explainable, while keeping the planners in control. The company has developed a bionic planning solution …

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability, Trends

The Statement: UN sustainability goals lead to ‘cherry picking’

The ongoing droughts around the world are causing major supply chain problems. As a result, sustainability is gaining ever more prominence on companies’ strategic agendas. Supply Chain Media has asked a number of supply chain …

AS Watson investment


A.S. Watson’s investment in supply chain transformation pays off during pandemic

The A.S. Watson Group has emerged unscathed from the pandemic. According to the recent announcement of the interim results by parent company CK Hutchison, the world’s largest health & beauty retailer reported an impressive revenue …

power crisis


Toyota and CATL among companies hit by power crisis in Sichuan

Automotive manufacturer Toyota and CATL, the world’s largest producer of batteries, were both forced to shut their factories in China’s Sichuan province for several days because of the power crisis. The situation was exacerbated by …

Lidl’s first container ship


Lidl’s first container ship enters service

Now that MS Wiking has entered service, Lidl’s container shipping line has become a reality. Operated by the German shipping company Tailwind Shipping Lines, which was founded by the supermarket chain, the ship left China …

SCM Trend Dinner 2022


SCM Trend Dinner 2022: Visualize your ecosystem

From possible gas rationing to rising staff shortages, threats to supply chains are increasingly coming from unexpected quarters. During the SCM Trend Dinner, Martijn Lofvers, Chief Trendwatcher at Supply Chain Media, urged companies to visualize …

Ben & Jerry's


Ben & Jerry’s to team up with Tony’s Chocolonely

Ben & Jerry’s and Tony’s Chocolonely have decided to work together. The US ice cream manufacturer will be purchasing its cocoa through the Dutch chocolate brand from now on so that Ben & Jerry’s – …



Low water levels disrupt construction supply chains

There is certainly no shortage of work in the Dutch construction industry, but the sector is facing major challenges due to the persistent drought. Low water levels are hampering transport, causing shortages of sand and …

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