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21 03, 2019

6 Ways to Leverage AI in Procurement Today

2019-03-21T14:48:23+02:00

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most hyped-up topics in business right now. Gartner has included a number of AI applications in their 2018 Hype Cycle for most important emerging technologies. To take matters further, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai recently said he expects AI to become more important for humanity than even fire or [...]

6 Ways to Leverage AI in Procurement Today2019-03-21T14:48:23+02:00
21 01, 2019

What’s Ahead For Supply Chain Executives In 2019?

2019-01-21T15:49:22+02:00

When it comes to global trade, Brexit isn’t the only apple cart being upended at moment. Domestic and international politics, rising oil prices, and global tensions are creating a volatile and highly unpredictable trade environment globally. What’s Ahead For Supply Chain Executives In 2019? Climate Change will drive innovation, as today’s customer is looking to do [...]

What’s Ahead For Supply Chain Executives In 2019?2019-01-21T15:49:22+02:00
2 01, 2019

Why the supply chain is finally getting its due

2019-01-02T09:43:42+02:00

Author: Andy Stinnes - Venture Partner at Cloud Apps Capital Partners. Source: https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/02/why-the-supply-chain-is-finally-getting-its-due/ The supply chain used to be the nerdy kid of the corporate world. Sure, companies were glad to get their products to market, but they doled out the real glory to departments like product design, branding, and marketing. Managing the uncool supply chain won you [...]

Why the supply chain is finally getting its due2019-01-02T09:43:42+02:00
10 12, 2018

Supply Chain Predictions for 2019

2018-12-10T08:30:07+02:00

The electronics supply chain, for the past year, has been marked by component shortages, lead-time extensions and tariff uncertainties. Nevertheless, it’s been a good year for component manufacturers and distributors—many of which have reported record quarterly sales during 2018. In 2019, IDC projects, the supply chain writ large is poised to transition from a cost center to an [...]

Supply Chain Predictions for 20192018-12-10T08:30:07+02:00
3 12, 2018

Six Ways Industry 4.0 Is Changing Manufacturing

2018-12-03T13:35:24+02:00

Industry 4.0 is the manufacturing movement that is reshaping the business of building products. Defined by unparalleled machine intelligence and connectivity, industry 4.0 introduces cyber-physical systems and IoT on the factory floor. Our modern manufacturing efforts are driving advancements in industry 4.0, bringing greater efficiency, quality and sustainability to the manufacturing process. The shift to [...]

Six Ways Industry 4.0 Is Changing Manufacturing2018-12-03T13:35:24+02:00
19 10, 2018

Seducing Suppliers That New Technology Is Good For Them

2018-10-19T14:55:15+02:00

Many buyers, in my experience, take it for granted that their suppliers will happily sign up to new technology and process initiatives, whether that is a new P2P system, auctions, a risk management approach, or something else. But the supplier can say no, or participate in a manner that is not genuinely helpful. So it is [...]

Seducing Suppliers That New Technology Is Good For Them2018-10-19T14:55:15+02:00
19 09, 2018

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

2018-09-19T11:40:44+02:00

Over the last six years, we studied the connection between business results (growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)) and the link to company characteristics. What did we find? We consistently see that companies focused on functional excellence–a focus within a functional silo like manufacturing, transportation or distribution– or singular metrics– [...]

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work2018-09-19T11:40:44+02:00
28 08, 2018

5 HABITS THAT WILL KILL YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

2018-08-26T20:39:35+02:00

When it comes to supply chain professionals, most of us like to think we know the best way of doing things. Starting off with the best of intentions, we work under an unproven premise that our little supply chain foibles are typical in organizations like ours. Ignoring some consistent fault lines, however, will eventually expose [...]

5 HABITS THAT WILL KILL YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN2018-08-26T20:39:35+02:00
16 08, 2018

Hencon chooses Tradecloud for supplier integration

2018-08-16T17:22:20+02:00

Hencon has choosen Tradecloud to integrate their suppliers. Orders from ERP will be automatically send and processed between Hencon and their suppliers. Connected suppliers include Van Egmond and Kramp. https://www.hencon.com/hencon-serving-progress/   About Hencon The Netherlands, 1956. When we first started out, we mainly made side loaders and road construction vehicles, such as motor graders. In [...]

Hencon chooses Tradecloud for supplier integration2018-08-16T17:22:20+02:00
5 08, 2018

Learning the Language of Market Driven Demand

2018-07-16T21:07:51+02:00

In companies, there is no standard model for demand processes. It is evolving. New forms of analytics make new capabilities possible. In the traditional organization, some demand processes are sales-driven. Others are marketing-driven. However, sales-driven and marketing-driven processes are quite different from market-driven processes. Unfortunately, companies have invested money in traditional forecasting processes believing that [...]

Learning the Language of Market Driven Demand2018-07-16T21:07:51+02:00