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Global trade master data management: Not sexy – but essential in the digital age

Many companies don’t include master data management in their IT strategy. They’re missing an opportunity of using IT to transform their business operations – for which high-quality data is a basic requirement in the digital age.

Providing weekend cover

The increase in weekend deliveries will also increase the back office support required for drivers. Richard reflects on how similar some of the issues that customers experience with deliveries are with logistics operators themselves

How can digital technology help to eliminate the Six Big Losses in manufacturing?

Let's look at what the Six Big Losses in manufacturing are and how digital capabilities can help to eliminate them for greater effectiveness and efficiency on the shop floor.

NextGen supply chains: think big, start small

Adoption rates of NextGen supply chains are not moving as fast as predicted and lack of capital investment/good business case propositions are primary reasons. Richard discusses how businesses could start small but think big.

Attention traders: Impacts of latest Brexit developments on global trade operations

While Brexit negotiations in Brussels continue, uncertainty remains on how movements of people, goods, and services into and out of the UK will be handled in the future. Instead of waiting, UK and EU traders need to take action now. There is much to do.

Handhelds and ‘end of life’ as we know it

Support for Windows CE and Windows Handheld will come to an end over the next two years. Richard Gilliard of Renovotec reflects on the options moving forward.

Blockchain in supply chain management: hype or panacea?

It’s difficult to avoid the hype around blockchain and its potential benefits for supply chain management (SCM). But can blockchain really deliver on its promise and truly improve SCM reality?

How to feel more secure

With IT solutions being so mission critical in today’s world, people with computer expertise are understandably often in particularly high demand

Fast food on demand

The large-scale KFC/DHL distribution failure created headline stories, could the crisis have been avoided with on demand services, or did too many events conspire against it?

Visibility and business intelligence: the key to competitive supply chains in the digital age

In today’s fast-moving markets with rising customer expectations, quick reactions are crucial. But you can’t react without knowing what to react to. That’s why supply chain visibility and business intelligence are more important than ever.

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