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CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Six pitfalls to avoid when tackling your logistics data strategy

Carousel Logistics
Carousel Logistics

‘Logistics 4.0’ is a trend that’s built on the same principles of Industry 4.0; and at its heart is data – or more specifically, Big Data. Here, Carousel COO Gerry McDonnell explores the pitfalls organisations need to avoid when thinking about setting up a data management strategy. 

Logistics 4.0 is a data-driven approach to logistics, where organisations collect and manipulate data via a smart technology system that offers complete visibility and control. In taking an approach like this, organisations can better utilize their assets and enhance services, driving both efficiency and maximum customer-value.

The trend has been largely prompted by the rise of the Internet of Things and catalyzed by customer demand for more service-driven experiences. Because of this, plus a whole host of other factors, there’s now even more demand for data across all industries; but no more so than across the logistics industr

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White Paper Chemical Logistics

Digitalization opens the door to a new age for the chemical industry. It paves the way for companies in the industry from material suppliers to solution and service providers. It is the driving force behind development that creates a new level of efficiency and transparency for the industry’s sensitive supply   >>

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Last update 6 May 2020
Output, new orders and employment fall at record rates as COVID-19 emergency continues
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The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...

Procurement in the Industry 4.0 Era

Industry 4.0 is coming, and it has the potential to reshape the entire supply chain. To wit, the Hackett Group found that 84% of procurement professionals expect Industry 4.0 to change the way that they do business wi...

Contract management
Category management
Introduction to public sector procurement
Effective negotiation
Risk and resilience in the supply chain

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J&S Automotive shift competitiveness up a gear through availability drive

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Five Keys to Transportation Planning and Optimization Success

Today’s fluid, omni-channel logistics and global economic environment present companies with a more complex transportation puzzle to solve. Best-in-class companies, suppliers, and customers find advanced transporta...

International Agenda