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Bluecrux acquires PlanDomino

Bluecrux’ acquisition of PlanDomino confirms BINOCS as the market-leading solution for laboratory resource scheduling. Aalst (Belgium), 27 M...

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Digital supply chain planning: finding synergy between process, people, data, technology, and tools

We are in the middle of an APO replacement wave, where many companies have either already implemented an Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) tool, ...

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Towards a successful connected planning journey

With the world changing at a faster pace than ever before the need for organizations to be able to react quick is drastically increasing. This has imp...

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3 challenges to overcome during your ‘phygital’ warehouse automation projects

Are you currently planning any projects in your warehouse? Or do you have some projects planned in the future? In any case, I bet they are “phygital...

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5 tips to get your people on board of your transformation journey

In a fast and ever-changing world, companies that want to remain competitive need to embrace change. But how to embrace change when the transformation...

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How to choose your gamechanger(s) in a ‘phygital’ world

What do you get when you collect 150+ supply chain & operations professionals digitally, for a virtual adventure filled with inspiration, interact...

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The rise of resilient supply chains

The quest for resilient supply chains is not new. In fact, it is relatively easy to go back to the early 2010s and beyond and find a lot of material...

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3 key learnings to set up a successful planning transformation journey

When thinking about making a vision of a ‘phygital’ world real, it is important to choose your battles and decide for your own company which gamec...

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How to orchestrate cell & gene therapy supply chains

About a year and a half ago, we were asked by a client in the US to help them implement capacity planning & detailed scheduling for manufacturing ...

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Customer experience: a key driver for future supply chain strategies

What’s cooking in the of world supply chain in 2020? Actually, according to the Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, one of the most trustw...

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This was 2020 for bluecrux

Are you counting down to the Christmas holidays yet? We are. And, despite the fact that it has been a strange year for all of us, we still want to cou...

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The journey towards smart factories

The end of the year is getting closer, so you're probably finishing your 2020 roadmaps and plans. And who could have thought that compared to 1 year a...

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Bluecrux is a Great Place to Work® certified™

We are excited to announce that we started 2021 with a brand new certification: the Great Place to Work® label! Great Place to Work® is an organiza...

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Agility to manage scarce freezer assets: a COVID-19 impact story

Until recently, freezer capacity had never been a scarce resource. Implicitly, it was always assumed to be freely available at a reasonable cost. H...

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3 ways to navigate your people & planning organization through the digital wave

Digital transformations -such as APS transformations- are creating a multitude of opportunities in terms of inventory reduction, service improvement, ...

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The road towards successful change management

As published at Ad Ultima blog on 15 April 2020 - interview with Anouk Schoenmakers, partner bluecrux People often think that change management is all...

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7 guiding principles to build your data factory

Master data is the fuel that drives your organization forward. When you use gasoline in a diesel vehicle or use fuel of inferior quality it harms the ...

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4 key aspects to consider in your journey towards a customer centric supply chain

There are too many buffalo’s, we need more cheetahs. No, this is not a call to action to reduce wild buffalo herds, nor to protect the cheetah. Not ...

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A plan is only as good as its execution, or why you need S&OE

In the past two decades many companies have installed an S&OP process for a better outlook on the tactical planning horizon, allowing them to anti...

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How to break through efficiency plateaus in operations

Do you agree that regardless of your chosen business strategy and organizational culture, the drive for efficiency has always been the common goal? Sa...

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How AI speeds up LightsOutPlanning: 3 quick learnings

LightsOutPlanning, or LOP for short, is a supply chain 4.0 solution that we develop in co-creation with our AI-partner Genzai. During our LOP event la...

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Planning in the digital age: let data do the dirty work!

In this digital age, where “customer centricity” is king and “real-time data” queen, you cannot afford to keep allowing historical data to dic...

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Planning in the digital age: let data do the dirty work!

In this digital age, where “customer centricity” is king and “real-time data” queen, you cannot afford to keep allowing historical data to dic...

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Setting sail for industry 4.0? Don’t forget your shore crew

Has your organization set sail for industry 4.0? Great! Maybe you’ve already made a huge investment in new technologies that allow you to keep up wi...

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Get an agile focus on your customers in 8 steps

What can you learn from a cheetah if you want to get an agile focus on your customers - and become more customer-centric? Speed, anticipation, and emp...

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7 ways to get your Supply Chain ready for the digital era

On a sunny Thursday in November, we gathered about 150 Supply Chain & Operations professionals across industries for our annual end of year confer...

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This was 2018 for bluecrux

With the countdown to the holidays, are you already preparing to get overwhelmed with year reviews & happy holiday wishes? Well, here's ours alrea...

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Alpro optimises planning for its plant-based alternative

As published in Business Logistics Magazine, December 2018; LightsOutPlanning trawls through data in search of effective quality release time When it...

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Un(b)locking traceabillity with blockchain?

Blockchain is THE hot topic that has been on everybody’s lips for the past few months, with all sorts of initiatives being launched everywhere. Bloc...

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Human factor is key to success within sustainable digital transformation

As to be published in Trends Magazine on May 30, 2019.  A train is hurtling down the tracks, full of industry 4.0 and smart factory/supply chain con...

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Bluecrux joins forces with Vlerick Business School

As from January 2019, bluecrux has partnered up with Vlerick Business School for the launch of the Centre for People in the Smart, Digitised Supply Ch...

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Because we care: our inside-out CSR initiative to continuously improve our global impact

As a consulting company, our mission is to positively impact our clients by helping them to connect the dots between strategy, technology and people. ...

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How bluecrux and Johnson & Johnson got ‘Phygital’

We're live at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Barcelona, Johan Maes (Senior Director Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson) & Koe...

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Bluecrux is opening its first US office

We're excited to finally share the news that we're opening our first US office in New Jersey to support companies to digitally transform their value c...

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This was the summer of 2019

Summer of 2019 is already over again, yet we hope you enjoyed every tiny bit of it & you made beautiful memories to look back to. Because what’s...

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7 ways to get smart, ‘phygital’ & ready for the next generation

What do you get when you invite 150+ Supply Chain & Operations professionals on a sunny Thursday in October, for an afternoon filled with inspirat...

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Bluecrux named a 2019 Gartner Cool Vendor

After already being named 4 times this year by Gartner*, we’re now very excited to share that -as a cherry on the cake- we are also named a 2019 Coo...

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This was 2019 for bluecrux

Are you counting down to those Christmas holidays yet? We’re doing the same, yet in (bluecrux) style: by looking back to what the past year brought ...

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Industry 4.0 in Pharma: 3 key takeaways from Manupharma 2019

On 3 & 4 December 2019, the Manupharma conference in Frankfurt took place, bringing together stakeholders from big and small pharmaceutical compan...

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How to embed a CSR-initiative in your company’s DNA?

Last year, we wrote about starting our inside-out CSR initiative at bluecrux and the first activities (& results!). Now, one year down the line, w...

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Yes, we can measure change!

Is the success of a change-management approach somehow quantifiable and measurable? At first it seemed counterintuitive to me to measure the soft side...

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Experience officially killed the information pyramid in customer management

We all grew up under the holy mantra of shaping data into information. Correct service to our customers was based on actual knowledge derived from a c...

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Seeing pitfalls in an ERP implementation

The ERP project approach The “perfect trail” of an ERP implementation project is a well-described and well-known topic. Those familiar with syste...

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Uber for transport companies: How collaboration can end your low transport efficiency levels!

Many companies that transport via roads are too small in scale. This leads to low transport efficiency levels. In Europe, 24% of trucks run empty, or ...

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The four heart attacks your supply chain lead should survive when facing anti-counterfeit regulations

With the emergence throughout the last decades of thefts, counterfeit medicines and parallel trades within the pharmaceutical sector, the publication ...

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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 ...

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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 optim...

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The number 1 reason why your operational excellence project might fail

At a given moment in time, almost all successful manufacturing plants and warehouses indulge themselves in an operational excellence program. Whether ...

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10 tips to manage change

Workshop ‘How to turn change agents into change communities’ On December 6 we welcomed more than 20 participants to our breakfast workshop on Cha...

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Reasons why you should wait to introduce change management

There aren’t any. Absolutely none. Nowadays, almost everybody realizes that people are a major driver for a successful implementation of any projec...

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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 a...

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Our experience from the LogiPharma event

Last April, bluecrux attented LogiPharma, the largest global event bringing together supply chain professionals from top pharma companies. To be hones...

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“Public’s Prize” at European ELA Awards: “A prize for Mindset & People 4.0”

On June 1 2017, we joined our client Bridgestone to pitch the Visibility Project in a bid to win an ELA award. The “official” award went to AGCO ...

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3PL is crossing the boundaries of mere logistics

As more and more companies were making budget control and cost reduction two of their yearly targets, the golden age of 3PL (3rd Party Logistics) bega...

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Blockchain in manufacturing: 3 opportunities and 3 threats

Your products move through a vast network of manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers before they reach the customer. You’re well aware that an i...

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Need to transform your customer service? Here are 3 takeaways from Miele and Bridgestone

During our largely attended #bluecruxtalk ‘From Headset to Mindset’ on Wednesday 20 September, Christophe de Valroger from Bridgestone and Peter T...

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How do you plan and deliver in a customer-centric world?

Supply chains have become far more fragmented and globally dispersed. As a supply chain manager, you’re being challenged by more impatient customers...

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Forecasters, read the game like Wayne Gretzky! (part 1)

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been.” For forecasters, the ultimate dream is to be able to read the game like ice ...

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Forecasters, read (and steer) the game like Wayne Gretzky! (part 2)

Anticipation and not leaning back are key if you want to be as successful at forecasting as Wayne Gretzky was at ice hockey. But as a dynamic forecast...

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The bumpy road to industry 4.0

The old world is dead. Digitalization is everywhere. And companies have to strike out on their own digital path. For industrial companies, this means ...

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