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Automation in Toyota: It’s Not About Removing People, it’s About Empowering Them

A unique application of automation has been applied within car manufacturer Toyota, as detailed in a recent post by Fast Company. “Humans should produce goods manually and make the process as...

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Digital Laggards Don’t Need to Pay the Price for Delayed Supply Chain Digitisation

There’s already a fear of digitisation and how it is being brought into businesses, regardless of disruption. But it doesn’t have to be painful.

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CXOs: How to Execute Multiple Projects At Once

As a C-level Exec it's important to find strategic commonalities across the different business departments. Whether it's customer satisfaction, account growth, reducing resource or even...

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Future-Proof your Business by Streamlining Your Supply Chain

Just because you work for the same company, it doesn’t mean you see challenges in the same way. People across the supply chain may experience the same processes – but they tend to see them from...

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What is a Hybrid Supply Chain?

Generally, a hybrid combines the best elements of something to improve it, or to provide a better breed - the same goes for hybrid biology, hybrid computing, and the hybrid supply chain.

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The B2B Supply Chain is Evolving. Which Technologies will be Core to this Evolution?

If you search “technologies for supply chain evolution” you will get 17.8 million results, many of which will mention IoT, robots, driverless vehicles, mobile technology, predictive analytics,...

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Searching for the Ultimate End-to-End Decision-Making Tool

When we have a request, need to make a decision with confidence, or need reassurance, where do we start? Quite simply: every decision begins with information.

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The Secret to Achieving Process Automation Success: Don't Automate, Obliterate

In 1990, the Harvard Business Review published a transformational article by Michael Hammer called "Reengineering Work: Don't Automate, Obliterate". ...

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Business Process Automation: Hot Advice from Automation Experts

Changes in technology have huge consequences – on our personal lives, and on the way we do business. So where does optimisation fit into our supply chain world? Are machines saving or taking jobs?...

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What External Factors Could Impact the Effectiveness of Your Supply Chain?

Recently, one of our prospects had to postpone a meeting with us because they had an outbreak of bird flu. It created an emergency situation that was out of their control, critically impacted...

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A Conversation About Big Data

Big Data is increasingly important in analysing business data and trends. Yvonne Aburrow, our Web User Interface Developer, and Nick Whiteley, our Quality Manager, had a conversation about the...

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Supply Chain Challenges: it’s Complicated – but it Doesn't Have to Be!

Supply chain process and communication can be complicated. Errors occur, miscommunications happen, and document processing is far from simple across the whole supply chain (and particularly across...

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Customer Experience: Hot Stats, Advice and the Future.

‘’If you are not thinking ahead, you are already falling behind’’ – ICCDS

I believe the future of customer experience (CX) looks a lot like this video. Although this might seem a long way off,...

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Why it's Time to Embrace Supply Chain Automation

On the 6th August 1991, the World Wide Web went live for the first time, and it’s been changing the world as we know it ever since. It was something we knew was coming, but we had no idea the...

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How to Get the Best from Vendor-Managed Inventory

Vendor Managed Inventory: three words that can strike terror in the most hardened logistics manager or supply chain head. "Give your suppliers control of your stock and visibility of your...

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7 Hottest Supply Chain Trends: the Best-of-the-Best articles – Summarised

These are our Top 7 Favourite Supply Chain blog posts of the year so far, ranked in order of ‘coolness’. And so that you don’t have to read each one individually, we’ve summarised each of them,...

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Supply Chain Improvement: Why You Should Staple Yourself to a Claim

I believe that supply chain automation makes your enterprise a better place to work - as I already covered in part 1 of this series. Now, in part 2 (this post), I'll explain why...

I start with a...

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How Does OmPrompt Work? The Mysteries, Revealed

A few years ago we used to invite customers to join our 'black box tour'. It was an insider's view into what went on behind the scenes at OmPrompt, a way of showing how we do the amazing data...

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Available To Promise: Ideal Solution or ERP Disaster?

'Available to promise' (ATP), is a concept that describes a way of automating your ERP system to determine whether stock is, or can be made available to fulfil a particular order on a given date. 

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Why you Should use a Managed Service to Automate your Supply Chain

Automating any element of your order-to-cash process can be as simple or as complex as you choose but, as they say, two (or more) heads are better than one!

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