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Harmonizing product, nature and life with sustainable supply chains

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Recently, Dassault Systèmes was recognized as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights in the 2018 Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index.

Transform your supply chain’s sustainability impact by going beyond operational constraints

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This is the second blog post of a two-part series – in part one , I explained supply chain planning and execution tweaks that can be applied without significant change management programs.

Are you ready to unlock opportunities in the poultry industry?

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The chicken industry, especially in the United States, is one of the most successful sectors in agriculture.

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018

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The fall in oil prices transformed the global oil & gas industry. In the wake of its devastating consequences, companies have formed new business partnerships and become more open to embracing innovation.

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Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

How to harness complex value chains in an uncertain and hyper-connected world

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The race between nations to supply goods and services across a global marketplace is continuing unabated.

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So, what does sustainability in retail actually look like?

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First, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the word ‘sustainability’, as it has become such a prominent buzzword in today’s world. Sustainability means different things to different people, companies and industries.

When a disconnected meat supply chain doesn’t cut it anymore

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Today, a majority of meat manufacturers still struggle to realize the full potential of their operations. The main culprit? A disconnected supply chain, which leads to a lack of supply chain visibility for all stakeholders in the company.

Why Quintiq employees are donating their time to the World Food Programme

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Here’s what you expect a CEO to say upon the announcement of a corporate social responsibility initiative. As CEO of Quintiq, it’s a great honor to partner with the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Offer 2-Day Shipping to Your Customers by Distributing Your Inventory

ShipBob isn’t a traditional 3PL. They offer 2-day shipping using integrated technology and by splitting inventory across fulfillment centers in the largest US cities to ship orders from locations closer to customers, reducing costs and time in transit.

Predictability vs. Agility: You no longer have to choose

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While I was preparing for an executive meeting at a very large, very complex and dynamic food & beverage company, I was told of an internal conflict between Sales and Operations.

The future belongs to those who can see ahead and plan for it

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S&OP Maturity Series, part 2 of 5. In my last post , I discussed a scenario in which the S&OP solution was the difference between having to decide if it was better to lose potential profits, or risk upsetting existing, loyal customers – and meeting everyone’s needs.

3 companies tell you their success with Quintiq

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What do DHL eCommerce, PKN ORLEN and World Food Programme have in common? The answer is Quintiq. Though operating in different industries, these big names in e-commerce logistics, oil & gas and humanitarian efforts rely on the same optimization technology provided by Quintiq.

Encouraging agility in postal & parcel delivery

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The speed and convenience of e-commerce has raised consumer expectations. When it comes to postal and express services, it’s no different. Nowadays, it is common for people to order what they need through online stores and receive the ordered goods in their homes or offices.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Are you taking your S&OP process seriously? Here’s the key to boosting your bottom-line

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A new Sales & Operations Planning cycle kicks off today – but there’s a problem. Upon reviewing last month’s performance, red flags emerge: Sales were underestimated but logistics costs were higher than planned.

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Future-proofing your IT investment

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Over the past year, at least a dozen large companies in Australia that we frequently talk with have tendered for replacement planning systems – workforce, production, logistics and multi-resource – for a variety of reasons.

It’s the era of Industry 4.0. Are you on board?

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Uncertainties swirling around the global markets necessitate going beyond spreadsheets into the realm of advanced scenario modeling.

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness tracking and taking supply chain planning to the next level

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It’s been a busy week and I forgot to charge my Fitbit. It has become a habit to make sure that I am getting all my steps in and not just meeting, but exceeding my daily and weekly fitness goals. What does this have to do with supply chain planning? As it turns out, plenty.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Common problems like data access and quality are preventing you from taking the first step towards transformation. Modern visibility providers are putting band-aids on bad data, giving you the ability to make misinformed decisions. Solve the data first.

The game-changing solution to solve your biggest S&OP challenges

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From my previous blog post , it’s clear that the road to achieving sales and operations planning (S&OP) excellence is not an easy one. But having the right solution to drive performance, beat the competition and maximize profits is a step in the right direction.

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Updating your planning strategies to Industry 4.0

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How a frozen food brand tamed their deliciously complex supply chain

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In the heart of America is a global frozen food brand with a mission: To make the most delicious food using the best quality ingredients.

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See the past, present and future of your supply chain

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Before the rise in wearable technology, how did you measure the distance you ran, the number of steps climbed, and the amount of calories burned? Chances are, you used a portable pedometer to measure your steps and distance travelled, and a diary to keep track of your calories burned.

Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

What collaboration between supply chain and ?nance can achieve.

How to stay cool in the heat

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It looks like summer is at its peak: It’s 35 degrees in Berlin today, and I’m looking forward to some yummy ice-cream with my son in the park. The Germans love ice-cream, and on a day like today, everyone is outside cooling off with this sweet temptation.

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Defeat supply chain complexity like a Jedi

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Image credit: Moviepilot. Overwhelmed by the dark forces of supply chain planning? The best supply chain planners share a common trait with Jedi knights: No matter how tough things get, they never give up. So how do they overcome a supply chain’s darkest force: complexity?

Time to rethink: How much further can your business go?

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What does the future hold for your business? And what can you do to ensure a leading position in the market 10 years from now? I was talking to a postal company the other day that didn’t have the answer to either question.

Meeting the meat demand

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The meat industry and its supply chain is long and complex. As consumers, we don’t really think about where our meat comes from, nor what it takes for it to end up in aisles 3 and 4 at our local supermarket or at the counter of our favourite butcher. How often do we meander through the supermarket aisles, wrestling with a shopping trolley that has the same manoeuvrability of an inert cow, aiming to pick out our favourite cuts for dinner… only to find that the cuts we want have run out?

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

People think end-to-end visibility is simply aggregating data from multiple sources, storing it in one place, and serving it up. That task, though hard, is relatively simple; but more importantly, doesn't solve the fundamental challenge - The Data.

It’s the season for smarter express logistics

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If you’re back from your year-end holiday, welcome back! If you couldn’t take a break, you’re probably working in express logistics. Year-end is the busiest time for retailers and express logistics service providers as bargain-hunters snap up coveted items on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Boxing Day. In China, Singles Day (November 11) brings out online shoppers in full force.

The Branded Supply Chain

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Discover the highest level of branding where others are least likely to look. What do H&M and Whirlpool know about supply chains that many of their competitors don’t?

Cross-border e-commerce a launchpad for retailers: Q&A with Charles Brewer

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To say cross-border e-commerce is taking off like a rocket would be an understatement. With a growth rate of about 25% per annum and a market size expected to reach $1 trillion by 2020, the opportunities are tremendous.

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The automated container terminal and the odd (mis)adventure of the Google car

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At a recent dinner with friends, the topic of our conversation moved to the invincibility of autonomous vehicles and the unfortunate encounter between the bus and the Google car. It was my turn to be ‘the heart of the party’. Score one for rational thinking and mathematics.

Increasing Supply Chain Visibility and Security

Securing the supply chain starts with having visibility into the status of your assets, but this requires more than GPS coordinates on a map, because security isn’t just about preventing theft. Your assets don’t just need to arrive at their destination. They need to get there on time and untainted by heat, moisture, or physical shock.