Logistics in the News – Week 8

This Saturday it’s Valentine’s Day again. The best day in the year if you are a florist, I guess. As my wife tends to read the things I write here (I do appreciate your comments and compliments. Opst!) I’m not going into if I got / will get her something for Valentine’s Day, and if so, what. Don’t want to ruin […]

Logistics in the News – Week 7

There was quite some snow this morning, so it took me 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to work, instead of 45. The sun was shining, the farm lands I was driving through were white and looked beautiful in the morning sun, and I had some interesting podcasts to listen to. Time well spent. And now on to what caught […]

Medical Device Supply Chain and Logistics: Supply Chain Integration, Collaboration, Optimization are Key

Provider Collaboration, Supply Chain Integration, Global Regulations & Emerging Markets, Value Add, and Inventory Optimization. If you’re in Supply Chain or Logistics and in the Medical Devices Industry, than there is an event I recommend you visit this April: LogiMed USA. LogisticsMatter has been a 2013 and 2014 Media Partner to LogiMed in Europe, where the conference was held for […]

A Truly Social Supply Chain

Social Supply Chain. If you follow the news on the web on Supply Chain (for example by following @LogisticsMatter 😉 ), there is no way this term is new to you. It’s a relatively new term and there is no one single meaning. Social Supply Chain is often referred to when parties in a Supply Chain are using Social Media […]

Medical Device Supply Chain & Logistics? Operational Excellence and Employee Empowerment are Key

November has been a very busy month in which we visited a total of three conferences, of which LogiMed was the first. The LogiMed 2013 Conference was held in the Kempinski 4 Seasons Hotel in the center of Munich, where more than 125 Medical Device Logistics and Supply Chain executives exchanged ideas, knowledge, experience, business cards and drinks.

Gartner 2013 Hype Cycle for Social Software Reveals a Wealth of Emerging Innovations

The Future for Social Collaboration to Be Explored at Gartner Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit 2013, September 16-17 in London Gartner, Inc. said collaborative customer interfaces, social co-browsing, mobile virtual worlds and social TV are just a few of the innovations on the rise in its 2013 Hype Cycle for Social Software. The adoption and use of social technologies, techniques […]

How to Cut Supply Chain Costs without Paying the Price

Today I was at the CSCMP Europe Conference near Amsterdam. The conference is in The Netherlands for the third time out of the nine times it was held. This year’s theme is How to Cut Supply Chain Costs without Paying the Price. With the economic recession still going strong, it is a subject which is top of mind with Supply Chain […]

Gartner Says by 2016, 70 Percent of the Most Profitable Companies Will Manage Their Business Processes Using Real-Time Predictive Analytics or Extreme Collaboration

Analysts to Discuss Future BPM Trends at Gartner Business Process Management Summit 2013, March 13-14 in London, U.K. and April 2-4 in National Harbor, MD Seventy percent of high-performing companies will manage their business processes using real-time predictive analytics or extreme collaboration by 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. One of the more effective techniques for business process improvement is intelligent […]

TRI-VIZOR: Innovative collaboration to generate important savings in costs and CO2 for Baxter and Donaldson

Innovative collaboration to generate important savings in costs and CO2 for Baxter and Donaldson through orchestrated co-loading of transports between Belgium and Ireland Brussels, American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (AmCham Belgium), (February 13th, 2013) – Baxter, a global healthcare company, and Donaldson, a global manufacturer of filtration systems, have successfully been co-loading their transports between Belgium and Ireland since […]

Gartner Says 80 Percent of Social Business Efforts Will Not Achieve Intended Benefits Through 2015

Social and Collaboration Trends to be Discussed at the Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit 2013, April 29-May 1 in San Diego, CA and September 16-17 in London Enterprise social networks will become the primary communication channels for noticing, deciding or acting on information relevant to carrying out work. However, Gartner, Inc. estimates that through 2015, 80 percent of social […]