Category: Operations

Supply chain resilience, the new paradigm in a post COVID-19 world

Supply chain resilience, the new paradigm in a post COVID-19 world

In the past, global companies aiming for operational excellence focused on optimizing their supply chain. With lean concepts in mind, the main priorities of operations departments were to reach markets in the most efficient way and at a reduced cost. Companies recently started to focus on the importance of having an agile supply chain to […]

The road towards successful change management

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 about the soft, communicative (and often non-measurable) side of the change in question. Nothing could be further from the truth though, as a change strategy takes the concrete results into […]

How to break through efficiency plateaus in operations

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? Say hello to your efficiency plateau Over the past years, pretty much all approaches have chosen their battles, defining the goals and drive for improvement. And in the end, it does not […]

How AI speeds up LightsOutPlanning: 3 quick learnings

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 last December, our customers Bridgestone, Tereos and Alpro shared the insights they gained after exposing their companies to LOP. Next question: how can we find out more quickly what input parameters […]

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 […]

Human factor is key to success within sustainable digital transformation

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 concepts: smart devices, IoT, digital twins, you name it. You can’t afford to miss it. But how do you get on board? Read the full interview with Anouk Schoenmakers […]

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 […]

Industry 4.0 in Pharma: 3 key takeaways from Manupharma 2019

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 companies to share inspiration on the current state of play around industry 4.0 new innovations in the field of pharma manufacturing. In short, 2 days filled with sharing ideas, getting inspired & networking with […]

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