Innovating Through Mistakes

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is the advice we often get at life’s difficult moments. The other bit of mildly needling advice is that “it’s not what happens, it’s how you deal with it that counts.” It turns out that science underpins these truisms, and moreover, there are important lessons for economies, corporations…

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Delivering a Consumer Centric Supply Chain for Grocers – Part 4 of 4

Operational Excellence Delivers Profit Optimization In the first three blogs of this series, The Changing Face in Grocery (part 1) and The Digitalization of Grocery (part 2) and The Grocery Supply Chain of the Future (part 3), we have gone into substantial detail to describe shifting consumer behaviors – more shopping excursions for fewer meals,…

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The Vital Role of the Seamless Supply Chain in the Customer Experience

Supply chains of the 21st century are incredibly complex, cross-functional and global. The term “seamless” is increasingly being used to illustrate the ideal supply chain state, one that delivers a superior customer experience consistently, while maintaining profitability. Being able to deliver a product from one end of the supply chain to the other, while ensuring that…

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The Impact of Digital Connectedness – Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Complexity?

A few weeks ago I discussed some key takeaways from ChainLink Research’s Digital Displacement report, which examined how digital advancements are affecting manufacturers’ products. Today, I want to take a look at the follow-up report, Your Supply Chain Is Calling You. It’s a deep dive into how digital connectedness will impact manufacturers’ supply chains in…

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