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The customer is king. Can you give him what he wants – before he wants it?

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Companies know that the customer is king. So, what does a king want? Customers want to be able to personalize the look and feel of their products. They want to be able to place an order anytime, anywhere and from any vendor.

Optimizing logistics: One wild ride

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In logistics, everyone has a plan. Some logistics professionals, though, ride the supply chain like a bucking bronco – hanging on for dear life, taking different twists and turns to avoid potential disaster when something goes wrong, and being proud that they made it through another day.

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.

Harmonizing production and maintenance: The key to minimized asset debt

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All too common practice. Asset-intensive businesses, such as mining, airlines, utilities, oil & gas and railroads have one thing in common: internal tension between production and maintenance.

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.

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.

Removing the barriers to optimized distribution planning

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After a half-decade of plummeting prices, the oil & gas industry can breathe easy once again as prices begin to rise. While the pressure to drastically reduce costs has eased, the need for cost discipline should not be cast aside.

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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What’s the key to higher profits in meat processing?

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The meat processing business is on an upswing, with companies from Poland to Australia expanding their facilities to cope with rising demand. Extra capacity is always welcome, but the challenge remains – how does a company ensure maximized usage of resources and raw materials?

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What’s eating the meat industry: The disassembly dilemma

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Worldwide meat production has doubled over the last three decades and increased 20% in just the last 10 years. As meat consumption rises , the pressure is on meat producers to fullfill demand. To accomplish that, they need to be efficient at every step of their supply chain.

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.

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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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.

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?

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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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.

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.

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?

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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Behind the world’s shimmering cars: The supply chain struggle

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Futuristic limousines and eye-popping concept cars dominated the recently concluded IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main.

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How can you prepare your supply chain for disruptions?

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The butterfly effect. The “butterfly effect” was a term coined by mathematician, meteorologist and chaos theory expert Edward Lorenz around 1960. It refers to how one small incident can have a huge impact later on down the line.

12 tips to recharge your supply chain

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Ready to supercharge your supply chain for 2015? There’s no better time than the present. Here are 12 actionable tips to revitalize various aspects of your supply chain. Supply chain visibility: Not for your eyes only. Tip 1: Make sure you can see what’s happening – always.

The whats, whys and hows of supply chain analytics (part 1)

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Confusion about what exactly big data, analytics and optimization mean, is not uncommon. Many companies do not fully grasp what these things are and sometimes it feels as if new terminology is being used for old concepts. But even if you understand these concepts, that’s only half the battle.

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.

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

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More than just charity. We often hear of companies participating in supplier diversity programs, and the standard reasons for their participation.

The BIG impact of ‘small’ decisions

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Centralized planning, done well, looks at global orders and uncovers hidden opportunities for optimization by diverting and sharing resources company-wide. However, each decision has to take many things into account – and they aren’t always the same things.

Big data and supply chain optimization: Illusion vs. reality

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In the last three to five years, something has changed in conversations about supply chains and logistics. Suddenly, discussions seem to treat big data as a driver for incredible innovation.

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.

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making.

Regional & global perspectives: Highlights from Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

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Quintiq World Tour: Remember when we asked whether the presentations and panel sessions were worth the time away from your desk ? Well, according to attendees of Quintiq World Tour Singapore, the answer was a resounding yes! The full-day event (and I mean full!)

Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter

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Finding logistics people to follow on Twitter is easy. Simply key in “logistics” and voila: You’re given a long list of individuals whose profiles contain these words. Finding the right logistics people worth following however is a daunting exercise, especially if you don’t know who to look for.

How consumer priorities impact your supply chain

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Happy customers are the key to success. It’s the first and more persistent rule of business. In the world of supply chains that used to mean making sure you had supplies to make and deliver a product, in full and on time. But that’s not enough anymore. Customer expectations have changed.

Infographic: TOS vs container terminal planning & optimization

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With massive ships and consolidated carrier alliances, container terminal operators are under tremendous pressure to increase their capacity. With so much to accomplish in a short span of time, is your terminal operating system (TOS) enough to sustain profitability and future growth?

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Machine Learning and AI are not magic bullets to solve all supply chain problems. Despite many software companies slapping AI on everything the reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome before AI can be effective. Learn how to leap them.