Category: Food and Beverages

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

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 with the killing pace of digitization and automation. But where does that leave your workforce? And what can you learn from other companies? Facts & figures There’s no doubt that […]

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

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 conference, this year on Supply Chain 4.0: ready to operate in the digital era? The keys to success? 1 beautiful location, 4 hours of inspiration, 8 top-notch presenters & 150 enthusiasts with […]

Alpro optimises planning for its plant-based alternative

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 comes to fresh products, every hour counts. Because the fresher a product is when it arrives in the shops, the better. Alpro, manufacturer of plant-based alternatives for dairy products, knows this too well. The […]

Un(b)locking traceabillity with blockchain?

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. Blockchain can be used in many different fields: from voter registration to payment of music artists, and from real-time proof of insurance coverage to tracking of intellectual property rights. In the […]

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

6 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 inspiration, a client carousel, product discovery rooms & tons of networking opportunities? Our annual bluecrux event, this year all about how companies can converge the digital & physical world in order […]

Forecasts are always wrong! So why should we bother?

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 […]

IBP: How To stop inefficient use of expensive resources?

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 […]

3 must-dos when you have to tear down silos

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.

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

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 hockey legend Wayne Gretzky did. With big, dynamic data entering the arena, that uncanny ability – or “gift” if you like – to read […]

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

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 forecaster in a world full of big data, you will need demand sensing to read the game and, subsequently, demand shaping to steer it.

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