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Supply Chain Visibility: The Unfulfilled Promise

Rising cost pressures and increasing customer demands represent real challenges for logistics. In addition, supply chains are growing more and more complex and international. Comprehensive supply chain visibility is an e...



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19 Nov 2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on supply chain visibility

By 2020, Gartner predicts that more than half of major new business processes will incorporate some element of IoT. Up to 26 billion internet-connected ‘smart’ devices will be installed, generating some $300 billion by the end of the decade. Gartner says a thirty-fold increase in internet-connected physical devices will "significantly alter how the supply chain operates."

  Author Zetes
  Company Zetes

16 Nov 2016
DHL Global Connectedness Index: Globalization surpassed pre-crisis peak, advanced modestly in 2015

DHL, the global logistics leader, today released the fourth edition of its Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis of the state of globalization around the world. The 2016 report shows that global connectedness, measured by cross-border flows of trade, capital, information and people, surpassed its 2007 pre-crisis peak during 2014. In 2015, globalization’s post-crisis expansion slowed, but the data indicate that it did not go into reverse. Currently available evidence – still preliminary in some areas – suggests that the world was about 8% more connected in 2015 than in 2005.

  Author DHL
  Company DHL

23 Oct 2016
The Five Pillars of Digitisation in the Automotive Industry

The rapid pace of digitisation is transforming the component-driven automotive sector to a software- and solutions-focussed industry, accelerated by consumers’ evolving digital lifestyle expectations and demands for new and innovative services.

  Author Frost & Sullivan
  Company Frost & Sullivan

14 Oct 2016
Corporate Culture and Technology Integration Drive Value Gap for Digital Innovation among European Companies

A majority (59 percent) of European C-Suite executives say digital innovation has not delivered high business impact at their organisation, according to a new survey from global managing consultancy A.T. Kearney. Despite the potential opportunity for digital innovation to drive business growth, integrating new technologies into an established infrastructure (59 percent) and a corporate culture that is not ready to embrace digital technologies (51 percent) are the two biggest barriers to successfully integrating digital innovation in an organization.

  Author A.T. Kearney
  Company A.T. Kearney

22 Jun 2016
RESEARCH: Ireland and Spain lead the Eurozone charge for productivity growth

Productivity growth in Ireland and Spain – the top performing peripheral economies in the Eurozone – has outstripped that in Germany, France and the Netherlands, say PwC economists. The figure to the right shows that Eurozone real GDP per hour worked - a measure of labour productivity - grew at a rate of around 2% in the three years to 2015.

  Author PwC
  Company PwC

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MADEL: Roadmap to Industry 4.0: Planning & Scheduling in the personal & home care industry

Established in 1977 Madel Spa, is a leading Italian manufacturing company specialized in products for home & personal care. Madel’s mission is the capability to create high-quality and environmentally sustai...