For the third consecutive year, I had the privilege of attending the EMEA Supply Chain and Logistics Summit in Barcelona. Actually, the previous two years covered only the European market, with the Middle East and Africa coming in as new areas of focus at this year’s event. This was highlighted by a new stream called “Leveraging the Glob... read more >>
Brexit becomes reality, the UK is leaving the EU – whose supply chains are affected?
The exact impacts of the now approved exit of Great Britain from the European Union will not be realized anytime soon – aside from the pound tumbling Continue reading
Statements regarding digitalization and the accompanying changes to workplaces are often contradictory: some people imagine outlandish deserted factories and warehouses and proclaim the digital transformation as a Continue reading
Online shoppers still want more when it comes to delivery
AlixPartners LLP, a supply chain consulting firm, recently surveyed 1,000 U.S. consumers on the topic of ecommerce delivery expectations. Overall, the results show an increased demand for faster deliveries, and of course, for less money, a common theme in the ecommerce delive... read more >>
As this is the second part of my “right vs. wrong” series, I have to warn you once again: This post may contain satirical elements. If you feel offended because your company has an ERP system in its portfolio, then please keep in mind Continue reading
Google looking to expand its impact on warehouse management?
It was announced this week that Google was awarded a patent in which a strategy was outlined for making sure autonomous robots in a warehouse are not overloaded as they carry goods around a facility. The curious part of this announcement is the fact that there is no indicati... read more >>
I recently attended an Automotive Logistics conference and was disparaged to find that when it comes to Big Data, Industry 4.0, and the Internet of Things (IoT) the same conversations were being had today that were had a year ago. Though the presenters had changed, Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I do not need someone to deliver fresh groceries to my refrigerator when I am not home. My lack of a “need” in t... read more >>
On May 24, 2016 a select group European supply chain leaders gathered together in Düsseldorf to discuss the pressing issues surrounding the topic of Integrated Business Planning and how the process can be used to drive business growth. This supply chain “Think Tank” was organized by Continue reading
Who has the world’s best supply chain?
Gartner released its annual top 25 supply chain list this week, a report that recognizes and documents organizational best practices in the field of supply chain and logistics. According to Gartner, Continue reading