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Escaping the planning mismatch


Breaking the service paradox Going on a family holiday entails a whole host of decisions. Some are made early on in the process, such as the period of time, destination and means of transport, and others much later, such as when and where to stop to eat, to refuel and to go to the toilet.…

Is the purchase of S&OP/IBP software keeping you awake at night?


According to Gartner, the adoption of supply chain software continues to accelerate. That has confirmed my gut feeling and spurred me to put some thoughts on paper. There is indeed a lot happening in the world of S&OP/IBP software; functionalities are rapidly improving and companies are afraid of getting left behind. So you decide you…

The Path to Integrated Business Planning (IBP)


Many organizations have a basic S&OP process in place and now want to take the next step to integrated business planning (IBP) in order to maximize the benefits of the process. Supply Chain Media and Involvation have developed this roadmap showing typical obstacles on the path to IBP and how to overcome them.

Avebe wins Dutch final of The Fresh Connection Global Challenge 2018!


During the Dutch final on Monday 18 June, the ‘Innovation by Nature’ team from Avebe achieved the best performance with the fictitious juice manufacturing company ‘The Fresh Connection’, thus securing a place in the global final which will be held this September in Milan, Italy! The top eight teams from the preliminary rounds came together…

Want to get a tighter grip on projects? Escape the planning mismatch!


On 4 June 2018, a diverse group of supply chain professionals gathered at the Shell Pernis refinery in the Netherlands for an inspiration session called ‘Grip on projects’. Although the participants came from a wide variety of companies, including machine builders, maintenance companies and grid operators, it quickly became clear that they all face the…

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It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change
Charles Darwin