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3 must-dos when you have to tear down silos

Admit it. Trying to bring about change over several departments within a company is… well, erm, hard work. Because in many companies they suddenly appear: those “silos” or invisible boundaries in between departments. If you want to take them down, these 3 tips will take you further than any helmet or sledgehammer.

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Supply Chain Innovations 2017: walk the talk

Bluecrux presents IBP project with Tereos and innovative LightsOutPlanning tool at Supply Chain Innovations

On 23 March bluecrux participated in the Supply Chain Innovations event. In the morning Valérie Vandenbroucke had the honor to co-present the Integrated Business Planning project we’ve been running with Tereos; in the afternoon Koen Jaspers gave a glimpse of supply chain future by detailing on the LightsOutPlanning tool we’re developing. A quick run through the highlights of the day in a 3-minute read.

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IBP: How To Stop Inefficient Use Of Expensive Resources?

Are you coordinating your strategic plans in a departmental view? Do you believe there is more potential in horizontal alignment? Do you want to optimise your forward looking EBITDA on a regular basis? Or are you already convinced of S&OP planning, but believe there is even more potential? Then keep on reading! Together with one of our customers, we, at bluecrux implemented an IBP or Integrated Business Planning process.

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Forecasts Are Always Wrong! So Why Should We Bother?

Even APICS says so: Forecasts can never be 100% correct. (Unless you are really lucky, but that wouldn’t last forever, would it?) Might that be the reason why companies are often confronted with poor forecasts – because they accept the idea that they can never be correct anyway? Read further to find out what the operational impact of poor forecasts can be – and what aspects you can work on to improve those forecasts.

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Industry 4.0: Trends That Will Reshape the Way Things Are Made? Or Just a Flashy Catchphrase?

Will the powerful emerging currents, such as big data, advanced analytics, human–machine interfaces and digital-to-physical transfer, reach their unmistakably high potential and cause a fourth major upheaval in modern manufacturing? According to Cornelius Baur (director at McKinsey Munich) and Dominic Wee (partner at McKinsey Munich) this might be too much too say, but in any case, Industry 4.0 is a force to be reckoned with.

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