Supply Chain: "The Switzerland of Today's Business" - Our Interview with Rick Blasgen, President and CEO of CSCMP

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The Amazing Supply Chain of the Olympic Torch

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

Since then, 12,000 Olympic torchbearers started carrying the Olympic Fire from Greece to Switzerland … Continue reading → Amazing Supply Chain amazing supply chain Olympic torch Rio 2016 summer olympics 2016

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Academic Positions in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

In Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the most important hub for academic positions at more senior levels is academics.com ; selected logistics/SCM-related positions can also be found on the vacancies page of VHB’s WK Logistik (in German, but usually contains offers in English, too). Are you considering an academic career in supply chain management?

Optimizing Liberty Global’s Supply Chain: An Interview with Willem Vesters

AIMMS

We brought end users from the UK, Belgium, Switzerland, and so on. Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company with operations in more than 30 countries.

Swiss online grocery store LeShop.ch refreshes its supply chain

RELEX Solutions

From hygiene products to frozen goods to fresh food: Switzerland’s largest online supermarket is renowned for its huge assortment of some 13,500 products from a wide range of categories. is Switzerland’s first online supermarket and one of the first online grocery stores in the world.

Temperature Controlled Logistics leadership forum – DACH – 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Switzerland. New senior-level pharma supply chain leadership meeting comes to Switzerland. More information >> Events DACH event Forum innovation iqpc leadership forum pharma supply chain Switzerland Temperatur Controlled Logistics

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use?

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Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a beautiful spring day in March in Basel, Switzerland. When I asked Shane, during my recent trip to Basel, Switzerland, to tell me how he orchestrated the transition, he replied, “There were two immediate actions.

Servicing the Blue Banana from a Small Dutch Village, Part 1

ModusLink Corporation

Back in 1989 a group of French geographers known as RECLUS developed a geographical concept of an area stretching from North West England over The Netherlands, Belgium, Southern Germany, a very small part of Northern France and Switzerland up to Northern Italy.

My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last week, I had a Linkedin comment from Dubai, questions from a team from the Philippines, and an inquiry from Switzerland. Last week, I held my new book in my hand.

Smartbox Group implements RELEX’s supply chain optimization solution to maximize sales and increase operational efficiency internationally

RELEX Solutions

Smartbox Group has an omni-channel presence, with its own stores, web stores, and also currently has over 10,000 POS/shop locations across major retailers in Europe including the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland. Read PDF.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Shipping my stuff one more time.

Supply Chains Rock

This time I am planting my feet just outside of Zurich, Switzerland in the town of Ruschlikon where I will be working at IBMs fabled Research Lab. In total it should take 30 days from my parents house on Long Island, NY to my flat here in Switzerland. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

Disruptive advice

Supply Chain Movement

The Berlin-based company Comatch has 600 freelance consultants and is currently working on 60 projects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, plus it recently opened an office in Amsterdam. Just as many other industries are changing, so too is the consulting sector.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

RELEX Integration 1.0 is Certified as Powered by SAP NetWeaver®

RELEX Solutions

We owe our exceptional expertise to our close partnership with SAP in Switzerland. Smooth implementation of RELEX retail and supply chain planning solution for customers with the retailsolutions interface RELEX Integration 1.0. retailsolutions AG today announced that the RELEX Integration 1.0 solution has achieved SAP certification as powered by the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.

ABB’s Daniel Helmig: “We are moving to virtual centres of expertise”

Supply Chain Movement

Focusing on the transport & logistics; we are establishing ten Transportation Management Centres (TMC) worldwide that will be located on the Arabic peninsular, China, Singapore, India, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Brazil and the USA.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

Collaboration between Log-hub and 3SC to realise cost savings in the supply chain based on new Indian tax regime (GST)

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The digital B2B marketplace for warehousing, Log-hub AG from Switzerland, and the Indian Supply Chain specialist 3SC are now collaborating on the Indian market. Both companies are technology based and offer advanced analytics based transportation and warehousing solutions

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored. Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

The Growth of E-Commerce and What It Means for Retail Jobs

Supply Chain Nation

A Moby Mart prototype is already in use in Shanghai, thanks to a collaborative effort between Hefei University in China and the Switzerland-based company Wheelys. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. Driven by a desire to get closer to end customers, many are now looking at selling directly to shoppers, while continuing to serve their traditional B2B channels.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood.

Do We Really Need a New Smart Phone Every Two Years?

SCM Research

kg), Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. We all know about natural resource scarcity. However, as brand companies make consumers believe they need a new smart phone every two years, today’s global supply chains are responsible for incredibly large amounts of electronic waste. A new United Nations University report, titled The Global E-waste Monitor 2014 , details e-waste generation by region. The total amount of e-waste generated in 2014 is 41.8

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. The rapidly changing world is forcing companies to continually adapt.

SCM publishes groundbreaking list of supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

He joined Unilever on the Executive Board in September 2009, following roles at global management consultancy AT Kearney and Nestlé SA, where he was Vice President of Corporate Operations Strategies in Switzerland and Vice President of Supply Chain and R&D in Mexico.

Breaking Transportation News- P3 Alliance Suspended

Supply Chain Matters

According to a breaking news report published by the Wall Street Journal, Denmark’s AP Møller-Maersk indicated that its Maersk Line, along with French giant CMA CGM and Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Co. Various business media are reporting today that the proposed P3 Alliance, involving a shipping capacity alliance among the top three global ocean container lines has now been suspended. This is a stunning development concerning global transportation.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. Better decision-making processes. The business complexity is increasing all the time due to globalisation, big data and dynamic interdependences. It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Switzerland. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. International trade can entail significantly more risk than straightforward domestic business-to-business transactions.

How to address Cultural Differences in S&OP

Supply Chain Trend

Pedestrians in Switzerland don’t cross at a red light, but in the Netherlands it happens all the time. The success of Global S&OP depends on, among other things, how well a company adapts to the local culture when developing and implementing it. Cultural issues are important. We may be able to change the culture of a company, but not the culture of a country. A Global S&OP approach.