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Build your Industry 4.0 vision to reduce waste and ensure food safety

The rise of Industry 4.0 brings promise for a safer, more agile future in the food and beverage industry. But the journey to digital transformation doesn’t come without its own set of challenges. The business environment is changing more rapidly than ever before. To stay competitive and meet the intensifying needs of Industry 4.0, food and beverage companies need to rise to the occasion and make a plan to become digitally connected.

The problem that most organizations encounter when investing in new technology or adopting Industry 4.0 principles is a lack of strategy. Industry 4.0 is the culmination of automation, machine learning, and connectivity that stems from hundreds of years of evolution and three other industrial revolutions. It didn’t happen overnight, and it certainly won’t for your organization, either. The first step is developing your business’ Industry 4.0 vision to address critical challenges in the food and beverage space: reduci

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18 Dec 2015
The 2015 Return on Supply Management Assets (ROSMA) Performance Check Study

The 2015 Return on Supply Management Assets (ROSMA) Performance Check Study, “Building a Bolder Legacy: The Procurement Mission is Under Way,” found that top performing procurement organizations improved their performance versus the 2014 report results with most delivering 10 to 15 times returns. Top performers were also found to deliver 7.5 times the costs and investment base in procurement and are expanding their advantage. These leaders generate about $1.25 million in financial benefits per procurement employee per year.

A.T. Kearney
A.T. Kearney
17 Dec 2015
RESEARCH: DHL reveals supply chain and logistics as most critical success factor in omni-channel business model

DHL, in collaboration with the data analyzer IDC Manufacturing Insights, today published an in-depth analysis of logistics in the omni-channel business model. This publication - the DHL Omni-Channel Logistics Trend Report - reveals that the logistics industry has a significant role to play in the transformation to an omni-channel business model.

24 Nov 2015
RESEARCH: Fair and Responsible Logistics - A DHL perspective on how to create lasting competitive advantage

DHL has issued a new study titled 'Fair and Responsible Logistics', reporting on a trend that is transforming the way businesses operate by ensuring profits grow hand in hand with sustainability, and value creation is shared by all stakeholders. The report has been developed by the DHL Trend Research team as an on-going initiative within Deutsche Post DHL Group to accelerate sustainability and responsibility in the logistics industry.

18 Nov 2015
CASE STUDY: Leading logistics provider reduces costs and improves customer service with Quintiq (Ewals Cargo Care Case Study)

'At Ewals, all our planning departments now work as one big team. Because we are all using the same planning system, our planners can optimally leverage our resources to meet the same goal: to get the load where it needs to be on time, at the best cost.'
– Renaat Sohl, Corporate Information Manager at Ewals

Lorenzo Corea
06 Nov 2015
RESEARCH: Few company operations are designed to provide customer value

Changes in customer behaviour are set to disrupt businesses in all industries over the next five years. Yet, most company operations are not designed to deliver what customers value – now or three years from now. This is one of the key findings of a new PwC survey of 1,262 operations decision-makers around the world, launched today.

Lina Woods

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