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Powering up: What ‘Disruptive’ Innovations Mean For Utilities Sector Supply Chains

The pressure is on for electricity, gas and water suppliers to improve the way they serve their customers. How can the industry’s supply chains move with the times?

For an industry charged with maintaining the infrastructure behind public services, utilities supply chains could use a power up.

The utilities industry has typically been slow to adapt, restrained by regulation, criticised for restricting competition and dependent on increasingly undesirable fossil fuels.

Now the industry has hit fast forward. Small start-ups and agile contenders are shaking up the domains of the long-established players. In the UK, the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers have lost ground, dropping to only around 77% of the market. With this change comes increasing pressure to reevaluate business practices in orde


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12 Feb 2019
Forecasting…what’s the secret?
 

Which forecasting technique will produce the most appropriate forecast results for a given demand profile? Deciding the right balance and assortment of stock-keeping units across multiple warehouses can be a bewildering task. Regularly monitoring and forecasting the correct level of inventory across

 
Slimstock
Slimstock

17 Jan 2019
New JDA Survey Finds Retail C-Suite Embracing Artificial Intelligence and Edge Technologies to Improve Customer Experience
 

Survey conducted by Incisiv in collaboration with Microsoft reveals executives plan to invest in agility, intelligence and automation to transform their supply chains and incrementally evolve to the “Intelligent Enterprise”   The need to seamlessly fuse online and offline expe

 
JDA
JDA

14 Dec 2018
The Benefits of Inbound Pull in Modern Logistics
 

Let’s pretend that you and a friend are both mixologists at an upscale cocktail lounge. On weekends, there tends to be a rush of patrons late in the evening who ask for drinks faster than you can produce them. As a supply chain or logistics manager in real life, in this scenario you might be t

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

12 Dec 2018
Digital Supply Chain Report
 

Large organizations are running an average of 29 different pre-deployment initiatives to digitize the supply chain, but 86% have failed to scale any of them A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute “The digital supply chain’s missing link: focus”, has identified a clea

 
Roy, Priyanka
Capgemini

12 Dec 2018
DHL Study Reveals Winning Logistics Strategies for the Last Mile
 

Rise in urban consumers in developed and emerging markets is challenging retailers and logistics partners to deliver even more speed and convenience Companies that can improve performance in the areas of flexible transport networks, automation and data will be better positioned to compete

 
DHL
DHL


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