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RFID has become a useful part of the supply chain toolbox while not being the revolution it was once promised to be. By looking back on RFID, practitioners can begin looking for the blockchain sweet spot today, and not be caught out by applying blockchain...

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If personalization of consumer goods is to truly succeed at scale, companies will have to rethink fundamental pillars of their manufacturing policy. It goes deeper than technology. Indeed, it’s not apparent that L’Oréal’s My Little Factory will...

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More and more companies have complex, global supply chains and are evolving their management structures to maintain service levels and control working capital. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is...

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Many people probably assume that online stores are making a fortune, without all the costly bricks and mortar. But the reality is rather different. Many ecommerce activities are...

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Within the burgeoning field of Advanced Analytics, there is an application that holds particular potential: Predictive Maintenance (PM). The promise of PM is that, by using predictive analytics, companies can...

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Service level: it should be the clearest and most impactful KPI (key performance indicator) in any supply chain, capturing the ability of the supply chain to meet the company’s ability to satisfy their customers’ expectations. 

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As Industry 4.0 and Supply Chain Digitalization continue to draw attention from companies and suppliers, it comes as no surprise that the field of demand planning is evolving as the next potential field for innovation. 

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Cost-To-Serve’s benefits are so clear but it is rarely applied in a sustainable, repeatable way. Every supply chain executive has had the frustrating experience of witnessing inefficient practices in their fulfillment operations. 

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Amazon has been busy lately. After entering the grocery delivery market with Amazon Fresh and buying Whole Foods, it is now in the process of launching its own supermarket, Amazon Go.

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The term omni-channel is omnipresent in retail supply chain circles these days. It promises an exciting array of consumer choices but also presents unique challenges to supply chain execution. One of these challenges is...

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A recent survey by IMD business school asked supply chain leaders across Europe to select from a diverse list of 20 hot topics what would be their biggest supply chain drivers in 2020. They were also asked to...

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BC Classification: It is one of the oldest, most reliable methods for catalogue or customer segmentation. It relies on the properties of the Pareto distribution and states that about 20% of a population will account for about 80% of the volume. 

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