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David Food

Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

Egham, United Kingdom

Dave brings a significant breadth of skill and capability in the use of software to improve supply chains and unlock potential, whether globally or locally, co-operative or enterprise-wide solutions, Dave has delivered and continues to deliver significant value. A networker who uses social tools to the max.

This has been achieved in the past with companies like E2open, Diageo, Software AG, Manugistics, Oracle, Kerry Group, Iceland, IBM, Vodaphone, ToolsGroup, IKEA, Abbey National, Kraft Foods, Manugistics, Kone, Cadbury's, Uniq, Unipart, Abbey National, Continental, UNIQ etc....

Dave enjoys working where he adds value in developing business, expanding technology use , explaining tomorrows story.

Specialities: Business and Market Development in the Supply chain and software markets. Strategy skills in team development, vision setting and goal achievement. Particularly in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Eire and the United Kingdom.

He has a breadth and depth of experience that will add value to any team looking to generate benefit out of supply chain or social media. An evangelist on supply chain and social media he brings a prophetic edge to future thinking. (A Supply Chain Futurologist) By Dave Food

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Egham, London, Surrey, UK
Speaking Topics: Supply Chain, Collaborative Leadership, Automated Marketing

David FoodPoints
Academic0
Author250
Influencer30
Speaker0
Entrepreneur0
Total280

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Email: david.food@ntlworld.com
Phone: 01784741574
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 25 years
Last Media Training: 05/11/2019
Last Media Interview: 04/12/2019

Areas of Expertise

Agile 30.17
AI 31.13
Analytics 32.24
AR/VR
Autonomous Vehicles 32.46
Big Data 34.71
Blockchain 35.18
Business Strategy 30.52
Change Management 30.38
Climate Change 31.01
Cloud
CRM 30.68
Culture 30.44
Customer Experience 32.76
Cybersecurity 30.52
Design Thinking 30.34
Digital Disruption 30.94
Digital Transformation 32.75
Edtech 30.57
Emerging Technology 31.33
Entrepreneurship 30.45
ERP
Fintech 30.35
Future of Work 36.90
Innovation 31.17
IoT 32.17
Leadership 30.67
Management 32.82
Marketing 31.21
Mobility 30.13
Open Innovation 31.70
Predictive Analytics 32.28
Procurement 47.61
Retail 32.50
Risk Management 32.39
Sales 32.75
Social 32.49
Supply Chain 63.11
Sustainability 34.72
Startups 30.17
HR 30.25
Cryptocurrency 30.38
Data Center 33.90
5G 30.92
COVID19 32.59

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Automotive
Consumer Products
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Manufacturing
Media
Oil & Gas
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Wholesale Distribution

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Publications

246 Article/Blogs
Shifting to a flexible channel-based Supply Chain
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June 15, 2020



Retailers are experiencing low-traffic limitation in their Supply Chain (SC.) However, there is much to learn from the shortages of some products caused by COVID-19. Retailers have to limit the number of specific buying products, set purchasing hours and start cutting store hou

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Synchronising the recovery of your business
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June 15, 2020



How will your business handle the next global crisis?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

How does Digital Twin fit into the context of COVID-19?
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June 09, 2020



The Digital Twin technology allows operators to have a virtual model of a physical asset, to forecast behaviours of assets, design probable adaptation, and suggest actions.  It adds excellent panoramas about asset development, their interaction, the core for cooperation throughout t

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Building Supply Chain resiliency to disruptions
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June 08, 2020



The Supply Chain (SC) is becoming crucial to the increase of corporations competitiveness. The current-increasingly-global economic environment demonstrates that businesses could better compete if they act in collaborative Supply chains (SCs).

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Do you have a resilient SC to overcome COVID-19?
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June 02, 2020



We could not imagine the tremendous impact COVID-19 have had on our Supply Chains (SCs,) and the grave consequences of this outbreak on multiple businesses. Fear has paralysed several companies to rapidly responsD to the catastrophic outcomes.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Turn into a Prescriptive Analytics Expert
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June 02, 2020



Prescriptive Analytics turns you into a Strategic Business partner through the transformational-value of your business. Prescriptive Analytics nowadays has good market penetrations, and it is likely to extend even further by 2020.  

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning - steps to take now!
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May 29, 2020



What has happened?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Important post-pandemic actions to consider
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May 25, 2020



Have you figured out how to re-start your business after the pandemic?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Risk Management, COVID19

Pay attention to these careers to design your future!
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May 25, 2020

Want to see whether these career tendencies are right for you?
 This evaluation identifies the job-roles with the most significant growth during the past five years; trends based on technology and lifestyle to be informed.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Machine Vision system (the eye of the machine)
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May 21, 2020


How does Machine Vision work? 
Software and hardware combined work to make MV systems possible. The purpose of all its capabilities is to grant machines the power of vision aiming to imitate human sight. But devices need to go through the process of acquiring, analysing and un

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

The need for agile government procurement after the crisis
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May 20, 2020



How will Public Procurement Officers manage the direct and indirect impact of Covid-19?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

The complete Digitisation of the Supply Chain
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May 12, 2020



Taking as a model the Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, we can make parallel with the Supply Chain (SC) in the contemporary world of Digitisation.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Is your Supply Chain Strategy achieving your business goals?
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May 11, 2020



A company without a well-planned strategy is not viable. The value of the business strategy is now evident, as there is a significant proliferation of business strategies operated by multiple businesses.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Blockchain is radically changing the Food Supply Chain
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May 07, 2020



Do you know all the benefits Blockchain technology can bring to your Food Supply Chain (FSC)?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Transforming your SC from Linear to Circular
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May 05, 2020



Nowadays, there is a claim for corporate-social responsibility.  We need to urge our industries to act in transforming our Supply Chain from a linear (take-make-dispose) model to a circular (no-waste) one, or known as the Circular Economy that focuses mainly on waste elimination and

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Do actual jobs equally benefit all workers?
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April 27, 2020



Research done recently has highlighted the existing gender gap in pay and on working-hours among women and men. Most leaders are asking questions like: How do companies treat their part-time workers? Why do they overload men with long-hours work, or what is the kind of jobs women are doi

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Sure, now we need a relationship with technology!
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April 27, 2020



No doubt Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Machine Learning (ML) technology in it, brings significant benefits to our companies. Each day, a high number of enterprises are taking the opportunity AI represents when working with extensive data that otherwise could be missed by a hu

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Digital Twins, new to the Supply Chain
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April 20, 2020



The world is changing fasts and for the best! The use of Digital Twin on past years included circuits, as it was in construction, plumbing, distribution centres, simulations, dental treatments, pilots on flights simulations, transport of passengers, and much more.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Why are capability assessments not done?
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April 20, 2020



Procurement is the fastest-growing division in many companies,  consequently, it originates a war for talent remarkably in this section that still undergoes the lack of higher education courses. 

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Are your Procurement initiatives moving fast enough?
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April 20, 2020



In this age of disruptions, businesses must move faster and become more agile; therefore, Procurement requires responding more responsible accordingly to businesses needs, whilst looking forwards to put on the table the discussion around collaboration.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Is Supply Chain central to the success of your business?
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April 13, 2020



No doubt Supply Chain (SC) is a significant determiner of competitive advantage; however, SC is the place where corporations frequently cope with primary incompetence, as it encompasses many processes from raw materials to deliveries on consumers’ hands.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Is the Coronavirus threatening your Supply Chain?
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April 13, 2020
The Chinese government confirmed on January 7, 2020 that they had identified a new virus “Coronavirus,” now called COVID-19.  It proliferated across a vast region in China; nowadays, it is worldwide.   Given that it is a viral disease and that there is an exponential ...

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, COVID19

The right mindset for a Digital SC transformation
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April 06, 2020


Why are traditional supply chains getting in the way of new digital panorama?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Whether to implement Blockchain or not
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April 06, 2020



Blockchain has created a considerable scepticism. Although it began with Bitcoin, corporations adopted it as the preferred brand for all kinds of cryptographically-databases, experimenting with new approaches.  But how should companies move towards technology?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Stop to consider the benefits of ERP
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March 31, 2020



Why is Enterprise Resources Planning (EPR) crucial to improve your Customer Experience?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

How does Supply Chain Synchronisation look?
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March 31, 2020



Manufacturers are now engaging in a Supply Chain (SC) Synchronisation, but, how does it work?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Overcoming Manufacturing SC Challenges with Digital Planning
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March 26, 2020



The Supply Chain (SC) has been growing up to such an extent, that it is getting much more complicated each day; to the same degree, manufacturing challenge and competition are escalating fast in no time.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Is Location Intelligence the end of GIS?
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March 18, 2020



Across the globe, all kind of organisations are discovering how Location Intelligence (LI) helps them escalate, update efficiency, and do their jobs better.  It could be the end of Geographical Information System (GIS).

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Transforming your SC from Linear to Circular
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March 18, 2020

Nowadays, there is a claim for corporate-social responsibility. We need to urge our industries to act in transforming our Supply Chain from a linear (take-make-dispose) model to a circular (no-waste) one or known as the Circular Economy that focuses mainly on waste elimination and sustai

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

The CSCO: the foremost Executive in the C-Suite
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March 11, 2020



Edge technologies, such as mobile and social platforms, have transformed customer's behaviour whilst providing organisations with new approaches to attract them, turning you into a customer-centric company. Executives must embrace more fundamental changes if they want to compete in

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

How Procurement benefits from Advanced-Analytics
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March 11, 2020



Procurement and Advanced-Analytics combined can squeeze more value from purchase data and strategy, for better-negotiation tactics, and vendor management. However, only some Procurement actions are nowadays taking advantage of the enormous information generated.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

What are you doing to become a sustainable Supply Chain?
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March 11, 2020



To become greener today represents a significant challenge for many Supply Chain (SC) managers, as shareholders and environmental institutions as well, are compelling them to undertake social responsibilities focus on Sustainability to transform businesses.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Ten SC improvement tools you should know about
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March 05, 2020



Don’t be overwhelmed by so many Supply Chain (SC) improved tools issues around you!  Manage them by training your teams on the competence required to afford competitive services or products performance. 

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Facts about Supply Chain-Digital Twins
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March 05, 2020



The escalating force of the Supply Chain Planning (SCP) based upon learning machines systems brought about the Digital Twins.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Are you familiar with the types of Business Analytics?
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March 05, 2020



A significant per cent of corporation operates on some Business Intelligence approach. Which are the most common applications?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Supply Chain professionals with the right skills
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February 25, 2020



The potential Supply Chain (SC) professional will need to acquire the essential skills of tomorrow, so greatly differing from today; the skills focusing on the SC, in particular, are recognised to be crucial for a better-functioning of the SC professional of the future.

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An excellent panorama for Supply Chain Analytics
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February 25, 2020



Nowadays, managers are mainly concerned about providing new products on-time and within an already-specified margin. Margins are getting stretched whilst customer’s demands and expectancies keep growing.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Multi-party Supply Chain Network - changing the future of your business
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February 20, 2020



The Supply Chain (SC) embodies all the stages it requires to procure a particular product or service, from its primary condition to the customer. It is a network among an enterprise and its suppliers to manufacture goods and deliver a specific product to the ultimate buyer.

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Procurement needs to break paradigms in 2020
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February 11, 2020



At the forefront of 2020, and to keep the pace of ever-changing markets, corporations and especially Procurement leaders require taking up radical changes not only to transform the company but their products and processes as well, with the purpose in mind to reach sustainable business su

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Keep an eye on Gen-Z consumers in 2020
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February 11, 2020



2020 is about to arrive, bringing with it Generation Z or Gen-Z; this demographic group comes after the Millennials; they were born between 1995 and 2015, as a distinctive-powerful consumer's target for any business. It is essential the understanding of their buying habits and chara

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Is your company ready for Procurement in 2020?
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February 11, 2020



Will anything change in 2020? Procurement in 2020 will shape our SCs, no doubt. It is a large-global transformation managing the future.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

The Internet of Things will significantly mark our lives in 2020
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February 03, 2020



The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly spreading out, bringing significant changes to our lives. Hereafter some IoT predictions for 2020.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

The gap between Latency and Execution stages
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February 03, 2020



Why are Supply Chain Planning (SCP) heads so concerned about Latency and Execution stages?

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2020 - the year of the Supply Chain
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February 03, 2020



2019 ended with the record online-sales history, Amazon launched one-day shipping as the new benchmark for Prime members, tariffs constrained operations, and 9,100 stores closed!

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An Agile Supply Chain is needed to survive
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January 29, 2020



To continue to exist, enterprises today must incorporate the new kind of management is emerging: the age of “Agile.” Are you willing to take on the mastery it implies to transform your company SC?

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Cold Supply Chain hand in hand with Blockchain
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January 29, 2020



Blockchain technology has developed as an answer to creating protected-stronger Cold Supply Chain. A Cold Chain is a multipart-distribution process that has to monitor, examine, quantify, register on and certify products. Manufactured articles are carefully supervised and temperature-con

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Top business predictions for 2020
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January 29, 2020



Consumers will continue pursuing profound significance; more than 55% of consumers will ponder enterprise values when making a purchasing choice. 

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How to stay at the forefront of customer's expectations
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January 22, 2020



Delivering personalised experiences is the answer for an enterprise that wants to stay at the forefront of customer’s expectancies, and figure out the data about user’s behaviours and tendencies that not only would enhance customer’s engagement but will bring significant revenue.

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Factors converging in the future of the SC
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January 22, 2020



In coming years, fewer workers will be responsible for providing for escalating-nonworking individuals, whilst labour supply will move to undeveloped-regions around the world where there is a reduced amount of educated people or not enough technically-skilled. This talent change is a foc

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Innovation and well-paying jobs are crucial to World Supply Chain Economy
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January 22, 2020



Traditionally, Supply Chain (SC) jobs were considered interacting merely with manufacturing. With globalisation and the integration to the World Economy, the entire SC has now an increasingly-important role. Though its rising-importance, there is no finding of industries embodied in

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Have you experienced the benefits of Demand Forecasting?
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January 16, 2020



A business could face different internal and external risks: a) High competition; b) Change in government laws; c) Failure of technology. d) Labour unrest; e) Inflation or recession.

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Is Packaging Management vital for your Supply Chain?
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January 16, 2020



To face the increasingly-extreme market competition, our customers count now on Packaging Management systems across their Supply Chain (SC) as it is one of the significant product promoters granting to improve and significantly boost their productivity. It is a synchronised-system arrang

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Understanding Horizontal and Vertical business structures
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January 08, 2020



Establishing an efficient business organisation is vital to the success of your corporation, and for making crucial decisions as to the owner of a company.  Vertical and Horizontal alignments are the most common types of business structure.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

The severe crisis Logistics sector is Facing
Dave Food
December 24, 2019
These far-reaching insights of the market situation in the UK Logistics state that, this is a tough time for the Logistics sector, basically concerning recruitment in the coming years due to low wages and a lack of relevant skills. (The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport...

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Useful tips to reduce the Carbon Footprint in your Last Mile
Dave Food
December 24, 2019
As the exponential growth of e-Commerce goes on, strategic players in the Last Mile delivering service are challenged by the ever-increasing customer demands and higher volumes of transportation. This enormous activity demand the need for increased services from top transportation...

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Don’t fail to secure your data on IoT devices
Dave Food
December 24, 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) current acceptance is unparalleled! Its more straightforward definition refers to devices or objects connected to the Internet. Smart sensors are central to the IoT as they allow businesses to pull in more data on how their products are being used.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

The tiny devices controlling our businesses
Dave Food
December 24, 2019
Whilst the Internet of Things (IoT) matures, the incorporation of sensor technology into business environments is continually depicting new opportunities for solutions in our extremely connected world. Smart sensors are central for the IoT; they will enable enterprises to gather even mor

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The impact of changing the Company Culture
Dave Food
December 16, 2019



Refusal from your staff to go along with the company changes represents an enormous barrier. As a result, discouraged-managers need to find new ways to build support for necessary changes and stay competitive.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Supply Chain, Procurement

Procurement is not only about saving money!
Dave Food
December 12, 2019



By all means, Procurement has a meaningful protagonist-role in helping enterprises to reach their goals and cope with imminent uncertainty.  It will demand Procurement to focus mainly on adding value in a much more strategic way and not only by putting saving as the central poi

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Business Strategy

Is the Centralised Procurement model providing better value?
Dave Food
December 12, 2019



Procurement needs to be present as a central part of value creation across the enterprise and operates supported by its executives. It is vital a widespread-administrative recognition and requires higher investment in the role of strategic Procurement functions to drive more exceptional

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Does your workforce own the mindset for an effective S&OP?
Dave Food
December 04, 2019



S&OP is a standard business planning process impacted by constant internal or external pressures and challenges.

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Circular Supply Chain Connecting the Beginning to the End
Dave Food
November 26, 2019



The supply chains have been here since humans began producing and supplying products to each other, but, unbelievably, these have gone for years without significant changes.

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Best Practices for Technology-supported programs
Dave Food
November 26, 2019



How to implement standard-best practices for technology programs? These are some principals to go by aimed for supporting Digital-development experts:

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Digital Marketing, the effective use of power messaging
Dave Food
July 09, 2019
We enlist some #SocialMedia platforms and resources. #PTUK

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Marketing, Predictive Analytics

Procurement is Becoming a Whole New Discipline
Dave Food
July 02, 2019
Top tips for Procurement professionals

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Tags: Blockchain, Procurement, Business Strategy

Data Safety Steps You Should Take Right Away!
Dave Food
June 12, 2019
Protecting your business matters, data is a key... #PTUK #supplychain

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Tags: Big Data, Supply Chain, Risk Management

Are You Familiar with the Term “5G”?
Dave Food
June 12, 2019
Here are some ways #5G will change the world. #PTUK #Technology

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Tags: Emerging Technology, IoT, 5G

How Can You Address Security Risks Caused by IoT Devices?
Dave Food
June 03, 2019
Why is #IoT security so important? #PTUK #supplychain

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Tags: IoT, Supply Chain, Risk Management

More Data Gathering Drives More-Better Decisions
Dave Food
June 03, 2019
Most manufacturers will soon be flooding in data! #PTUK #supplychain

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Tags: Blockchain, Supply Chain, Risk Management

You Better Adapt your SC to Avoid Risks
Dave Food
May 28, 2019
Understanding your risks will lead to better planning. #PTUK #supplychain

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Tags: Supply Chain, Predictive Analytics, Risk Management

Zero Tolerance to Corruption in Your Supply Chain
Dave Food
May 28, 2019
Stop any increasing unethical conduct in your Supply Chain... #PTUK #supplychain

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Tags: Supply Chain, Culture, Risk Management

Supply Chain Ethics Impacting Your Business
Dave Food
May 20, 2019
Ethics matters at the board, what about in your supply chain? #PTUK #supplychain

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Tags: Supply Chain, Leadership, Risk Management

KFC Overcoming the Bitter Taste
Dave Food
May 20, 2019
What can we learn from this crisis? #PTUK #supplychain #risk

KFC Overcoming the Bitter Taste

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Tags: Customer Experience, Supply Chain, Risk Management

Transforming your SC is Key to Succeed in Declining Markets
Dave Food
May 14, 2019
Beating the competition through #SupplyChain Strategy. #PTUK

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Tags: Supply Chain, Marketing, Culture

Reducing Costs and Enhancing Customer Satisfaction
Dave Food
May 12, 2019
It is essential for your business to have a robust framework in place to help cut down costs and keep on providing quality products and excellent service to our customers. #PTUK #customerservice

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Tags: Customer Experience, Procurement, Management

Is Your Inventory Management Layout a Traditional One?
Dave Food
May 06, 2019
Amazon is leading the modern way of Disorganised Managing Inventory. Are you ready to take this company as a model? #PTUK #inventory

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Tags: Supply Chain, Future of Work, Agile

China at the Top of Facial Recognition Technology
Dave Food
April 29, 2019
How does Facial Recognition work? #PTUK #technology

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Open Innovation

Break Paradigms and Drive a Digital Transformation
Dave Food
April 29, 2019
What does Digital Transformation mean to your company? #PTUK #technology #supplychain

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Supply Chain, Predictive Analytics

Start Afresh Your SC Model Through Intelligent Automation
Dave Food
April 08, 2019
How can companies reshape their business? #PTUK

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Tags: IoT, Supply Chain, Leadership

Industry 4.0 Revolution Taking Our Business Over
Dave Food
April 03, 2019
Start Re-educating without delay your staff for the Revolution of Industry 4.0! #PTUK #technology

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Supply Chain

The Gap of the Right People for the Right Jobs
Dave Food
April 03, 2019
Which are the reasons causing this #workforce mismatch? #PTUK

The Gap of the Right People for the Right Jobs

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Tags: Supply Chain, Leadership, HR

How Can Agriculture Technology Preserve the Earth?
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
How Can Agriculture Technology Preserve the Earth? #PTUK #supplychain

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Tags: IoT, Supply Chain, Autonomous Vehicles

Immersive Experience Disrupting Businesses
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
How is the Digital World revolutionising businesses? #PTUK #Technology

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

What Exactly Is Augmented Analytics?
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
10 Capabilities empowered by Augmented Analytics.

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Blockchain

Edge Computing, an Empowered Tool
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
The best benefits of Edge Computing

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Tags: Analytics, AI, IoT

Blockchain Is Now Reshaping Our Industries
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Ten main characteristics of a Blockchain. #PTUK

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

Data matters much to any company
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Different ways to take advantage of your #data... #PTUK

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Tags: Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Data Center

Is your Supply Chain ready for a Digital Warehouse?
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
A visual system provides info regarding every piece of equipment in the warehouse system, all in real-time. #PTUK #Inventory


Is your Supply Chain ready for a Digital Warehouse?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Management

Procurement not Advancing to the Next Level
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Take your #Procurement to the next level! #PTUK

Procurement not Advancing to the Next Level

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Tags: Innovation, Procurement, Management

Smart Spaces linking and bringing together All Systems!
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
The Smart Spaces approach is based on five fundamental components. #PTUK #supplychain

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Tags: Innovation, IoT, Supply Chain

Don’t be taken aback, create Supply Chain Resilience
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
When major disruptions occur, many SCs tend to collapse. How do you need to face these disruptions? #PTUK #supplychain

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Supply Chain, Predictive Analytics

Is DDMRP challenging your Supply Chain thinking
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Putting the customer at the centre of your #supplychain. #PTUK #DDMRP

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Tags: Customer Experience, Supply Chain, Future of Work

Stop thinking about your Brand and put the customer at the centre
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
How well do you know your #customers? #PTUK

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Tags: Customer Experience, Management, Marketing

Don’t throw away your money; adopt Account-Based Marketing
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
ABM model is transforming #Marketing and rendering an excellent result due to three different premises. #PTUK

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Tags: Marketing, Culture, Data Center

Put your Customer at the Centre of your Business
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Can you tell the difference between #consumers and #customers? #PTUK

Put your Customer at the Centre of your Business

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing, Future of Work

Managing in a World of Ambiguity
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
How do you manage and reduce Ambiguity in the #workplace? #PTUK

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Management

Dealing with Volatility is the Next Step
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
How to manage #risk and where to distribute resources. #PTUK

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Tags: Emerging Technology, IoT, Data Center

Introducing AI Technology to your Brand
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
#AI and #Digitalisation working as one! #PTUK

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Supply Chain, Data Center

The most significant pain points to resolve in Procurement
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Have a look at the most common #Procurement problems and their solution. #PTUK


The most significant pain points to settle down in Procurement

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Future of Work

Do you think you have seen everything in Education?
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
How learning is changing, the increasing value of soft skills, and how these are transforming our working environment are nothing compare to the changes we’re watching in #Education this year. #PTUK

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Social, Future of Work

DDMRP Requires a Significant Shift in the Supply Process
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Why does #DDMRP have such a global impact on businesses? #PTUK

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Supply Chain

Higher levels of performance through Digital Procurement
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Three areas to start locking up the benefits of the end-to-end digitisation, advanced analytics, and automation. #PTUK #procurement

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Adapting to Uncertainty to Survive
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
How do we optimise #risk? 8 Step process to secure risk optimising challenge. #PTUK


Adapting to Uncertainty to Survive

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Open Innovation, Supply Chain

Direct or Indirect Procurement makes no difference any more
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
The two parts of the #Procurement roles hold a different cultural perception. #PTUK

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Tags: Customer Experience, Innovation, Procurement

Simplifying a Complex SC Ecosystem
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
How does the #SupplyChain become more complex? #PTUK


Simplifying a Complex SC Ecosystem

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Risk Management

The tiny devices controlling our businesses
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Whilst the Internet of Things (IoT) matures, the incorporation of sensor technology into business environments is continually depicting new opportunities for solutions in our extremely connected world. Smart sensors are central for the IoT; they will enable enterprises to gather even more data for their business.

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Tags: IoT, Retail, Sales

Don’t fail to secure your data on IoT devices
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) current acceptance is unparalleled! Its more straightforward definition refers to devices or objects connected to the Internet. Smart sensors are central to the IoT as they allow businesses to pull in more data on how their products are being used.

However, what people might not be conscious of is the degree of privacy and security at risk linked to it. As a result of every device sharing a wireless connection, chances of a security breach are many; if intruders infringe your device, they can easily control its operation to get into your personal information.

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Tags: Big Data, Emerging Technology, IoT

Useful tips to reduce the Carbon Footprint in your Last Mile
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
As the exponential growth of e-Commerce goes on, strategic players in the Last Mile delivering service are challenged by the ever-increasing customer demands and higher volumes of transportation. This enormous activity demand the need for increased services from top transportation companies like FedEx, UPS, new regional Last Mile and 3PLs providers as well.

However, more vehicles are equivalent to more petrol spent and consequently more CO2 emitted, aggravating the pressure on e-Retailers and logistics companies to finance and promote efficient-technological advancements and power-driven solutions. Sustainable Logistics researches support that investing in greener trucks is not the only way to minimise the carbon footprint of the Last Mile.

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Tags: Social, Supply Chain, Future of Work

The severe crisis Logistics sector is Facing
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
These far-reaching insights of the market situation in the UK Logistics state that, this is a tough time for the Logistics sector, basically concerning recruitment in the coming years due to low wages and a lack of relevant skills. (The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and Statista study.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Supply Chain

Procurement is not only about saving money!
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
By all means, Procurement has a meaningful protagonist-role in helping enterprises to reach their goals and cope with imminent uncertainty. It will demand Procurement to focus mainly on adding value in a much more strategic way and not only by putting saving as the central point.

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Working towards a genuine Digital Procurement
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
The Digital Procurement functions are finally gaining power even though Supply Chain (SC) managers have consistently overlooked to integrate digitalisation; moreover, Procurement, even now, has not the same sort of attention or investment. However, a new report released by Accenture declares that many SC managers are working towards the modernisation of these functions, but may not have the means to set off.

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Best Practices for Technology-supported programs
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
How to implement standard-best practices for technology programs? These are some principals to go by aimed for supporting Digital-development experts:

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Circular Supply Chain Connecting the Beginning to the End
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
The supply chains have been here since humans began producing and supplying products to each other, but, unbelievably, these have gone for years without significant changes.

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Are we at an eminent global Supply Chain crisis?
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
“The risks of a recession have risen because of the escalating trade war and oil shock. Nevertheless, given the momentum of growth and expected additional stimulus, a recession can probably be avoided.” (quoting the Global Economic Forecast Flash, September 2019.)

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Do you have feasible Scenario Planning capabilities?
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
For enterprises to manage the global-uncertain environment that makes painful a steady growth, businesses need to develop new alternatives or scenarios to guarantee a better future. Scenario Planning is an efficient tool that tries out strategies or roadmaps to align them to what businesses want to achieve, to find out what is not working that needs to change to do better.

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Close the Procurement skill gap now!
David Food
January 01, 2019
How well are you developing your Procurement professionals? Business needs an up-to-date class of Procurement professionals to cope with ever-growing digital-data-driven developments.

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AI in Procurement will transform the business
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
This digital era has produced several developing technologies offering innovative visions for companies to project and work more efficiently in response to consumer demands. Among these edge-trends is Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Procurement, that affords a more effective technique to modernising business processes. The use of AI in Procurement is transforming industries.

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Are you an efficient Procurement Negotiator?
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Buyers and suppliers need to act together for countless deals. The realisation or fiasco of the agreement depends on how competently you negotiate with your suppliers. However, not many professionals have the experience and knowledge of Negotiation. Consider some guidelines to agree in mutual interest.

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Assessing your Procurement maturity
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Any demand management activity will likely impact the entire business if you spend accordingly on Procurement. For instance:

- The Health sector registered low cost-reduction activity, which reflects that the industry might be investing lower than at other areas, as well as reflecting the lack of importance given to Health Procurement. An experienced-clinical manager should lead Health Procurement; the discrepancy in practice among companies is highly-costing, affecting the economy of any country because goods so often are bought on clinical likings rather than a commercial benefit.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Leadership

Do not drown in a sea of Big Data
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Big Data is not driving a clear vision of business concerns requiring for answers. This large-storage area of information is considered a sea of endless data quite challenging to comprehend entirely. Business top heads demand to go further the complication that managing such data represents, to convert it into accurate visibility information that motivates action.

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Tags: Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Disruption

Something is still Missing for Procurement professionals
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
To comprehend better operational shareholder as they do with their suppliers, Procurement experts should defy themselves to drive in their team members in a cross-functional workforce.

Suppliers’ collaboration is no longer a primary concern for several businesses. However, it is vital to enhance and implement workable-collaborative methods with partners and suppliers; human capital, seen as not crucial in achieving and improving business outcomes, includes several factors contributing to this perception.

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Entrepreneurship

4.0 Industry Technologies relevant to the Supply Chain
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Is the 4th Industrial Revolution a paradigm? #PTUK #supplychain

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A Mix of different Executive-Education programmes
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Which are the features of these edge-learning programs? #PTUK #education


A Mix of different Executive-Education program

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The Blockchain is here to solve complex Supply Chains
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
What exactly is #Blockchain? #PTUK #supplychain


Blockchain is here to solve complex Supply Chains

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Is Technology a support for or a challenge to Productivity?
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Necessary steps to enhance Productivity in your business... #PTUK #Technology

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Tags: Supply Chain, Predictive Analytics, Change Management

The United Nations approach towards Digitalisation. Could robots replace humans?
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Are #ROBOTS replacing workers? #PTUK #AI


The United Nations approach towards Digitalisation. Could robots replace humans?

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A Winning DDMRP Framework Goes Step by Step
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
How to implement a successful #DDMRP process? #PTUK #supplychain

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Management

Does your ERP system help you with the impossible?
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Information #technology experts have designed and developed the Enterprise Resource Planning system, the latest high-end business management software. #ERP #PTUK

Does your ERP system help you with the impossible?

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Tags: Big Data, Design Thinking, CRM

Stop thinking about your Brand and put the customer at the centre
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
How well do you know your #customers? #PTUK

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Tags: Customer Experience, Management, Marketing

Aligning Retail Business with the Latest Customer Trends
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
The Retail industry is experiencing a radical change. With the increasing technology innovations and online players, businesses are influenced by the way consumers shop and how retailers meet shoppers; customers now have a significant number of digital tools to shop and demand service at once. Therefore, retailers must be well-equipped with the right tools to counteract these new changing trends.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Retail, Sales

Stop thinking about your Brand and put the customer at the centre
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
How well do you know your #customers? #PTUK

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Tags: Customer Experience, Management, Marketing

Machines Learning from Smart Humans
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
What humans have that machines cannot have? #PTUK #AI #IoT

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Tags: AI, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

If You Keep learning, You Will Have a Place in SC Teams
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
In 2019 are you preparing to train your Supply Chain practitioners to start to equip yourselves for the Supply Chain future. Thought this teaser might provoke some discussion (based upon Research from the University of Tennessee.

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Tags: Social, Supply Chain, Culture

Could Responsive Field Service Management Be the Answer?
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
What do the Service Agents really need? #PTUK

Could Responsive Field Service Management Be the Answer?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, Leadership

The Internet of Things, the Biggest Opportunity
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Research firm Gartner predicts there will be nearly 20 billion devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020, and IoT product and service suppliers will generate $300 billion in revenue. By all means, the IoT of today offers the most significant change in our lives since the emerge of the Internet era, and perhaps it will become superior.

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Tags: Innovation, IoT, Future of Work

A Solution for Luxury Brands to Avoid Black Market
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
It is well known that luxury brands are spending great amounts of money in the destructions of unsold merchandise, extreme measures to avoid the illegal replicas of most of their well-knows brands. Unsold items might fall into the wrong hands and sell them in the so call “black market.”

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Tags: Social, Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship

Segmentation to the Rescue of SC Biggest Problems
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
By all means, Supply Chain (SC) is the core of our enterprises, but not all SCs are suitable for all enterprise. Therefore, Segmentation comes to the rescue!

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Tags: Supply Chain, Risk Management, Business Strategy

There is a Shocking Shortage of Supply Chain Talent
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Supply Chain Insights reports that more than half of all companies are seeing an increase in unfilled job openings, as the demand for Supply Chain (SC) professionals exceed existing talent. It is a red light for Human Resources.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

What does AI-driven Retail Look Like?
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
A long time ago, when some relevant movie studios like Marvel or Apple (Siri) released an in-fiction concept of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant, we hardly believe it could happen in our daily-life world. Today, virtual assistants help users find information, remember appointments and errands, and even shop, for example; Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa will place orders on command.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Retail, Sales

Leading Through Changes
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
There is an imperative need to improve on leading teams when you are undergoing daily-express changes, like the ones we are living on relating to communications, digitalization or different way of working. But, new leaders actually understand and are good at executing changes. This means that you need to keep adapting. It’s both a survival skill and a success skill.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Supply Chain

Consumers Setting the Pace of our Supply Chain
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Could Retail be disappearing? The world now is in continuous transformation, and retailers need to do considerable changes to continue being relevant for their consumers.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Supply Chain, Sales

Digitalisation Taking You Beyond Your Comfort Zone
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
The significant change to “being digital” needs to come from the workforce in your company. Digitalisation has changed our lives and the way we do business, triggering the determination of leaders to update their Supply Chain and become highly skilled on relearning, exploring, adapting and scaling toward the acquisition of these indispensable capabilities.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Supply Chain

Best Practices to Build Automation Capabilities
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Which principles the best support a successful Automation effort?

Developing markets in every industry and region around the world are taking the necessary steps to become automated organisations entirely, as AUTOMATION is a fact we cannot miss. Their main objectives are to build their Automation capabilities to keep the pace of their competitors, by taking advantage of advanced technology like innovative platforms, Machine Learning, Robotics, or Artificial Intelligence, to redefine processes and workplace.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, Future of Work

Sustainability and the Three Bottom Line Approach
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
According to the Borgen Project, Sustainability is “Our common future” or “The development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. From these particular definitions Sustainability and be reduced to two key concepts: needs and limitations. Needs refers to those in need – the poor of the World and the limitations refer to the imposed by the state of technology and social organisation on the “ability of the environment to meet present and future needs.”

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Tags: Blockchain, Sustainability, Supply Chain

The Supply Chain Seen Through Corporate Responsibility
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Although companies, in general, are eager to do well to facilitate prosperity among their work-force, enterprises are not always persuaded that Corporate Responsibility is financially sustainable. Where to start?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, Risk Management

What the Future Might Look Like in Future Education
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
There is a considerable debate among educators, psychologist and above all PARENTS on these significant changes, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) might bring regarding Education.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Edtech

What Millennials Want from Your Organisation
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
The ordinary Millennials perceptions we have is of being “entitled, keen, disloyal” group of young people disrupting the business world right now. It caused enterprises to doubt or miss the energised and exciting opportunities they bring to their workplace. But to know them better, we have to understand the context they have grown up.

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work

A Solution to Bridge the Online and Brick-and-mortar Gap
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
e-Commerce has grown in both adoption rates and sales volume over the last two decades. Now, buyers transfer rapidly across sales channels, demanding accurate information, accessibility, excellent service, and validation from peers. Customer behaviour has advanced as well, and the consumer journey has matured concerning cleverness, with many factors influencing buying decisions at all points during the journey.

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Supply Chain Answers Through Data and Visibility
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Supply Chain Management and demand patterns are changing quite fast. These shifts are challenging traditional models, but at the same time, are opening the gate for developing services and technologies to support chain solutions through Data and Visibility.

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Tags: Big Data, Supply Chain, Data Center

Focussing on The Importance of Demand Forecasting
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Flexible manufacturers have to observe and listen carefully to the different ways consumers are changing the manner they consume their products. Demand Forecasting (DF)is becoming a general practice in many organisations to anticipate to all these rapid changes.

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The Urgent Need for a Retail Supply Chain Evolution
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
The widespread use of multi-channel is, by all means, increasing expectations for speed and convenience services. As a result, retailers must reconsider updating their Supply Chain, once intended for a single-channel world.

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Tags: Blockchain, Supply Chain, Management

Best Practices of Top Supply Chain Companies
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
When researching best practices in global markets, the better place for looking at is the top Supply Chain companies in the world. It isn't the money they annually do what is essential now, but what it takes to be a great Supply Chain enterprise for so many years:

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Tags: Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship

Empower Your Selling Team by Embracing Digital Transformation
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
Manufacturing workforce is ageing, making it imperative for the traditional global Supply Chain (SC) to evolve. Investing in Digital transformation is a top priority to transform it into a responsive-global Supply Chain. Still, most companies are too disconnected to keep up and give customers what they demand.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Leadership

How to Keep Parcel Spend Under Control
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
The cost of shipping is by far the number-one expense in Shipping Parcel Management within Supply Chain, often exceeding the spend of facilities, utilities, wages, benefits or supplies. The forecast for this activity growth is that it will continue to rise exponent in the coming years and by 2020 cost especially same-day delivery will drive up Logistics cost.

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Tags: Blockchain, Open Innovation, Supply Chain

Embracing IoT Towards the Super-Intelligent Supply Chain
Dave Food
January 01, 2019
The majority of companies are linking their Internet of Things (IoT) to Data Analytics applications, embedded in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotics and more, to give rise to a Super-Intelligent Supply Chain.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain

Food Industry and Dining Trends to Lookout
Dave Food
April 18, 2018
What are restaurants doing to stand out from the competition? #PTUK #supplychain

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Tags: Customer Experience, Supply Chain, Future of Work

Blockchain Technology Disrupting the Supply Chain
Dave Food
January 01, 1970
What does Digital Transformation mean to your company? #PTUK #technology #supplychain

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Tags: Blockchain, Supply Chain, Procurement

Advantages for Logistics Companies Adapting Industry 4.0
Dave Food
How Industry 4.0 is quickly transforming processes and the way Logistics managers operate?

There is a need of rapid adoption of Industry 4.0, forcing changes across the Supply Chain, as its components, like Data-driven strategies, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Internet of Things, are nowadays conventional tools.

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Tags: Big Data, Data Center, Supply Chain

How Can Markets Work to Provide Order and Governance in Everyday Life?
Dave Food
We are witnessing a global trend toward Retail and Market concentration, in combination with an expansion in the development of Private Governance association, specifically in Private Food Standards that reflect the growth in the structural power of retailers. Moreover, the increasing politic power of Retail firms in the Food sector and its implication on Environmental and Social Sustainability. However, what can we say about the power of these Retail groups in the Food Governance system?

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Artists in the Supply Chain, Painting with Data!
Dave Food
Why the need of a Data Artist?

Even though the Data Scientist is helping organisations to make sense of their data by using algorithms and Machine Learning, business people would not understand the same ‘language’ that technical are speaking. This gap is now filled by a new role that combines the technical expertise of a Data Scientist with the creative abilities of an artist or a Graphic Designer.

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Tags: Big Data, Data Center, Supply Chain

The Security in Your IoT Significant Challenges
Dave Food
Security must always remain at the centre of everything, especially when talking about both present and future technology.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Health and Safety, Supply Chain

Promises and Constraints Around Industry 4.0 Revolution
Dave Food
Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and precision medicine, could create more jobs than predicted, depending on how enterprises respect the moral responsibility and economic imperative to take proactive approaches to invest in retraining and continuing educating their employees, (World Economic Forum, Sept. 17, 2018.)

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Tags: Big Data, Data Center

In Danger the Automotive Supply Chain Global Market
Dave Food
Imposing higher tariffs on imported cars, trucks and automotive parts significantly affect the Supply Chain because the Automotive Supply Chain today is global. Some foreign automakers make vehicles in the USA, and some USA cars are made overseas, and cars are assembled from parts made all over the world.

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Tags: Risk Management, Sales, Supply Chain

Translating from Chainish to Financian
Dave Food
Translating from Chainish to Financian

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Tags: Data Center, Fintech, Supply Chain

Can the Internet of Things Help Solve Hunger?
Dave Food
World hunger persists regardless of the eliminations of critical complications as food production challenges. “Every ninth person in the world is hungry. A staggering 800 million people in the world go to bed hungry every day, based on an estimated world population of 7.6 billion in December 2017,” according to the World Food Programme.

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Tags: Retail, Sales, Supply Chain

Be a Peak Performer in Business and Life
Dave Food
In business and life, Performance is not enough when you want to stand out from competitors. As a result, managers should devote much of its efforts to what matters to improve the performance of the organisation by identifying the characteristics of high performance and taking advantage of what all kind of resources at hand.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, Future of Work

Human Resources Neglected by Most Executives
Dave Food
https://blog.prophetic-technology.com/human-resources-neglected-by-most-executives

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Tags: HR, Management, Supply Chain

Changing the Way Many Industries Operate Around the Globe
Dave Food
Technology has drastically advanced in the last decade. Now we carry mobile devices everywhere, which are powerful computers, thanks to the convergence of mobile broadband technology and the Cloud, making it easier to share data in a faster way given its excellent technology coverage to instant communications. And here is where Cloud and Blockchain come in when innovating our Supply Chain in ways that would have been unthinkable a short while ago.

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Tags: Climate Change, Digital Transformation, Risk Management

Logistics and Digital Technology Working Hand-in-hand in the Future
Dave Food
Why does Digital technology of Logistics must outline the future?

Technology has made our daily work and personal life much more efficient and stress-free via our smartphones and laptops. It is the reality of global connectivity. In Time! It is the other face of connectivity, the road becoming as important as time.

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Tags: Big Data, Data Center, Digital Transformation

What does a Social Enterprise Imply?
Dave Food
The culture implied in a Social Enterprise can be the difference. hashtag#PTUK

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Tags: Management, Leadership, HR

Why the Need to Digitally Transform Your Business?
Dave Food
To be competitive in this rapidly changing world and to meet the ever-varying demands of your customer, you urgently need to transform your business digitally. Recent studies reveal startling results that the 90% of Digital transformations end in catastrophe and do not meet the needs of the market.

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Tags: Big Data, Data Center, Digital Transformation

Long-Term Goals of Great Leaders
Dave Food
The most respected leaders of the world follow some principles which took them to the successful placement of leadership they have now. #PTUK

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Tags: Innovation, Social, Leadership

How to Successfully Deliver a Digital-customer Experience?
Dave Food
Managing a Digital customer-experience transformation is a challenging task. However, there is an urgent need to transform traditional practices into top-management leadership, integrating cross-functional teamwork, and deploying more digital technology to deliver a journey transformation at all levels of your organisation. The effort can drive revenue increases and reductions in costs.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Retail, Sales

How will the 4th Industrial Revolution Change Our Careers?
Dave Food
It is unquestionable that the constant automation and digitisation of our world and our workplace is a result of this 4th Industrial Revolution. #PTUK

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

How Are Supply Chain Managers Preparing for Tomorrow?
Dave Food
What are the implications for the future Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain and Retail operations are experiencing unparalleled changes among all companies throughout the globe. They are coping with changes in the business process, innovating technology, digitalisation and the related implications for the future of Supply Chain Management (SCM). Experts recommend a business and technology re-engineering for bridging the gap in the coming years. If you see these changes as an opportunity and adapt to them, you will survive.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Supply Chain

The Data Culture Which Fast-tracks Analytics Growth
Dave Food
Seven useful practices which can help you in this journey.
#PTUK

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Culture

Getting the Most out of Your Digital Supply Chain
Dave Food
Digital Supply Chain (DSC) will be the most challenged model in the future. In order to compete in this dynamic global economy, and to serve customers’ numerous needs, SC teams within an organisation should be open-minded and flexible to adopt a DSC strategy that releases the potential of their supply chains to generate growth. This digital era has changed the way of doing business.

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Tags: Supply Chain

Excellent Predictive Analytics Features
Dave Food
Have a look at these predictive analytics features and benefits...
#PTUK

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Predictive Analytics

Why Is It Crucial to Start Educating on Blockchain?
Dave Food
Blockchain technology and distributed ledger networks have started the latest transformation in information infrastructure. Why is it crucial to start educating students and hiring teams about Blockchain?

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Tags: Blockchain, Edtech, Supply Chain

The Future of AI and Social Media Analytics
Dave Food
The PR, Digital Marketing, and the advertising sectors are in the centre of an AI evolution. #PTUK

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Tags: Analytics, Social, Marketing

A Brand New Look at Sales and Operations Planning Process
Dave Food
Although Sales and Operation Planning process (S&OP) is a well-established-proven tool, nearly a quarter of companies still do not use it, and they do not intend to try it shortly, according to AMR Research. Increased complexity in the value chain is putting pressure even on well-run S&OP processes, making accurate forecasting and planning more complicated.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Retail, Sales

Electric Flying, the Innovative Future!
Dave Food
What are the predictions for electrification and autonomy in commercial aviation? #PTUK #supplychain

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Autonomous Vehicles, Future of Work

Redefining the Industry Through Blockchain Technology
Dave Food
The most dominant business conception of the early 21st century is the so call Disruptive Innovation, a term which refers to an innovation that creates a new market, displacing the already economical and business-related aspects, products, and complex systems, or simply changing the way things are done. Disruptive innovations are not money-making enough at first, because of the resources, time and risk invested to develop a new technology, needed to compete against current competition; but once it is implemented, it reaches a much faster diffusion impact on the established market.

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Tags: Big Data, Blockchain, Data Center

The Future Impact of AI in our Lives
Dave Food
What to expect from Artificial Intelligence in the years to come? #PTUK #AI

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

Why are Supply Chain Leaders Puzzled by Blockchain?
Dave Food
We well know Blockchain technology is among the greatest innovation of our times, as its potential impact in the Supply Chain (SC) is evident for major companies applying this tool. But are SC executive in your company ready for this change? Does it really work for all sort of companies?

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Tags: Blockchain, Supply Chain

Experts Predictions on SCM Trends for 2019
Dave Food
Thoughts of experts about Supply Chain Management in 2019.
#PTUK #SCM #supplychain

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How Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Improve your Supply Chain
Dave Food
Machine Learning is the subfield of science computer and a branch of artificial intelligence that aims to develop techniques that allow computers to learn. In the supply chain, it gives computer the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed, and to find a program to better predict user preferences and improves accuracy. It evolved from the study of pattern recognition and computational learning theory in artificial intelligence, and explores the study and construction of algorithms to make predictions on data through building a model from sample inputs.

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Tags: AI, Supply Chain

The Blockchain, a Sea Companion
Dave Food
“Shipping industry can’t work if everyone's using a different Blockchain system." #PTUK

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Emerging Technology

Modern Slavery in Supply Chains, Is It Still a Concern?
Dave Food
The International Labour Organisation estimates that forced labour generates an annual profit of $150 billion. Of the 40 million victims of Modern Slavery, 25 million people suffer from forced labour, the most common element of human exploitation, 18 per cent of whom are children. Many manufactured goods available in high-street shops are made by or include ingredients grown, harvested or mined by people in slavery. Complex supply chains can make it virtually impossible to guarantee that a product has not been produced using slavery. Forced labour is present in numerous countries and many industries including Retail, Food, Hospitality, Construction and Cleaning.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Future of Work, Supply Chain

The e-Commerce Challenge Finds Solutions in Blockchain
Dave Food
Is e-commerce universe ready for a disruption? Now comes the time for Blockchain to disrupt the eCommerce universe. #PTUK

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, IoT

No Chicken, What to do? Lessons learned!
Dave Food
Kentucky Fried Chicken, a fast food favourite, is now in every Food Supply Chain executive's mind. Suffering a chicken shortage brought a considerable amount of it restaurants to be closed in the UK. It is still causing a significant loss both in money and in consumers. Unfortunately, this issue will shadow the company for years to come. KFC is blaming the contract done with the delivery firm DHL What went wrong?

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Tags: Customer Experience, Future of Work, Supply Chain

Blockchain Industry Leaders Share Their Prediction for 2019
Dave Food
What the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain industry world leaders predict around these technologies of the future? #PTUK

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Leadership

Soft Skills, How Are They Different to Hard Skills?
Dave Food
Both Soft Skills and Hard Skills are relevant to succeed in life. These skills give you the tools to accomplish your goals as a person, as a student or as a professional.

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Tags: Leadership, Social, Supply Chain

Improving Your Supply Chain Planning Performance
Dave Food
Anticipating to the Supply Chain challenges you might encounter. #PTUK
#supplychain

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Management

Take your Marketing to the Next Level
Dave Food
With customers demanding close connections, tighten the budget, data rapidly flowing, and talent in constant shortage, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) need to remodel their organisations to boost growth.

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Tags: Marketing, Social, Supply Chain

The Evolution of the Supply Chain Needs to Begin Now!
Dave Food
What is changing the Supply Chain Management profession? #PTUK #supplychain #SCM

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain, Management

Last Mile Logistics, Why It Is Imperative
Dave Food
Amazon’s recent purchase of whole- foods market will bring products not typically purchased online. It is setting the pace on the growing movement towards Last Mile Logistics.

As part of your Transportation planning, it’s essentials for your organisation to understand what Last Mile Logistics is, and how it impacts your Supply Chain. It describes the movement of people and goods from a transportation hub to a final destination in the home. Last mile delivery can range from a few blocks to 50 or 100 miles.

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Tags: Future of Work, Mobility, Supply Chain

Spreadsheet Updates, Fighting to Stay Alive?
Dave Food
No way your company can turn its back on spreadsheets, even if predictions forecasted they were about to disappear. #PTUK #data

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Tags: Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Future of Work

Critical Digital Disconnect and How to Cope With Them
Dave Food
Many Marketing leaders are struggling to connect digital spend with commercial outcome, reason why they have become deeply reliant on a rising range of specialist agencies, brokers and intermediaries to deliver new strategies. However, significant money is being wasted due to poor transparency. To get the most from the digital marketing investment, companies must:

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Tags: Data Center, Marketing, Social

Which Were the Predictions Achieved During 2018?
Dave Food
Several improvements were accomplished during 2018, in which these remarkable technologies were then the most critical topics to follow... #PTUK #technology

Which Were the Predictions Achieved During 2018?

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Tags: Blockchain, IoT, Supply Chain

Undertake Blockchain in Your Hands
Dave Food
Supply Chain executives are the ones who have to undertake the implementation of Blockchain ledger-technology in their hands and find the appropriate steps to convince their businesses of the benefit of this technology.

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Tags: Blockchain, Supply Chain

The Answer to a Right Fresh Food Retailing is Machine Learning
Dave Food
How do retailers manage to know the right amount of Fresh Food to supply? #PTUK #SupplyChain #Retail

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain, Procurement

Does your workforce own the mindset for an effective S&OP?
Dave Food
S&OP is a standard business planning process impacted by constant internal or external pressures and challenges.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Supply Chain

Could Social and Tech Solutions Feed the World of the Future?
Dave Food
New technologies to support this food revolution! #PTUK #supplychain

Could Social and Tech Solutions Feed the World of the Future?

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Tags: Social, Sustainability, Supply Chain

Is the Centralised Procurement model providing better value?
Dave Food
Procurement needs to be present as a central part of value creation across the enterprise and operates supported by its executives. It is vital a widespread-administrative recognition and requires higher investment in the role of strategic Procurement functions to drive more exceptional contribution to the organisation.

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Tags: Procurement

Procurement, an Uncertain Future?
Dave Food
Procurement leaders are facing more pressure than ever in the current business environment in the rise of prevailing disruption and increased competition from quick technology-focused companies. Artificial Intelligence and other impacts of Industry 4.0 are of great concern. However, organisations will need humans more than ever to manage the relationships with their Supply Chain ecosystems. The power of technological advancements should be seen as a great opportunity and not as a menace.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Procurement

Advancements on the IoT in 2019
Dave Food
Let Massive #IoT become a reality and get the most out of on its great benefits! #PTUK

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Management

Minimising Supply Chain Disruptions Requires Analytics
Dave Food
The implementation of modern technology enables companies to improve supplier relationships and gain shareholder support when implemented into your Supply Chain (SC) process. Even though the cost is challenging to justify, deploying Analytics can dramatically reduce the costs of Supply Chain Management, and enables the minimisation of SC disruptions in the warehouse.

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Tags: Big Data, Data Center, Supply Chain

How is an Advanced Spend Analysis Useful for You?
Dave Food
Have a look at some of the benefits of Advanced Spend Analysis #Management.
#PTUK

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Tags: Big Data, Leadership, Future of Work

Product Serialisation: The Business Benefits
Dave Food
Product Serialisation in the Supply Chan is happening now. Progressive Manufacturers have to be prepared for the next steps the Industry must take to move forward with this approach.

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Tags: Retail, Sales, Supply Chain

Failure Patterns While Executing Advanced-Analytics Programs
Dave Food
How to cope with the risks implied in algorithms? #PTUK #analytics

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, IoT

Blockchain as a Revolutionary Way of Maintaining Global Supply Chains
Dave Food
Is Blockchain technology a suitable option for Supply Chain and Logistics? At present, global supply...

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Tags: Blockchain, Supply Chain

What’s Next in the Manufacturing Industry Labour Force?
Dave Food
What do talented people want from your business? #PTUK #leadership

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Tags: Open Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

Millennials are Changing the Way to Do Business
Dave Food
How to target and market to millennials? In order to understand this peculiar demographic group, we must better comprehend the context they are living in, and take advantage on their characteristics to make the appropriate changes across industries and the Supply Chains that serve them.

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Tags: Future of Work, Supply Chain

The Ways Workplaces Will Change from Top to Bottom
Dave Food
What will happen to those creative Digital engineers? #PTUK #workforce

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Tags: Big Data, Supply Chain, Future of Work

Role and Responsibilities of Universities on the Development of Soft Skills and Team Based Skills
Dave Food
Soft Skills are a cluster of productive personality traits in one’s character. These skills can include social styles, communication abilities, language skills, personal habits, cognitive or emotional empathy, time management, teamwork and leadership traits. Soft Skills are also defined as an umbrella term for skills under three vital functional elements: people skills, social skills, and personal career attributes. The National Business Education Association considers Soft Skills as critical for being industrious in today’s workplace.

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Tags: Future of Work, Leadership

A Timeline Through Artificial Intelligence
Dave Food
#AI, once considered science fiction, it is now a fantastic reality! #PTUK

A Timeline Through Artificial Intelligence

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Digital Transformation

Significant Differences Between ML and AI, what to do?
Dave Food
Is it now clear the differences between #AI and #ML? #PTUK

Significant Differences Between ML and AI, what to do?

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Tags: AI, Innovation, Management

The Future of Marketing, Changes and Predictions
Dave Food
Marketing executives across different industries and roles will face new challenges and priorities to consider in 2018 and the years to come. The East, specifically China, will lead the way to a change toward a digitally-centric world, spending great amounts of money on cognitive systems.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Marketing

Process Mining Brings in More Reliable and Improved Performance
Dave Food
How to move forward into the future?

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Tags: Big Data, Digital Disruption, Supply Chain

4 Technology Advancements that are Impacting Manufacturing Now
Dave Food
Manufacturing has changed. Products used to be more standardised, demand more consistent and predictable, and Supply Chain fairly stable. Efficiency and quality were enough to complete for market leadership.

Today’s global economy is more interconnected and consumer tastes shift from minute to minute. Demand is more volatile, driving more diverse products, shorter product cycles, and the need to get products to market more quickly.

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Tags: Big Data, Digital Transformation

Business Success Means Relying More on Supply Chains!
Dave Food
What can some top companies teach us about Supply Chains Management?

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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, Change Management

https://blog.prophetic-technology.com/4-technology-advancements-that-are-impacting-manufacturing-now
Dave Food
Understanding the past of Supply Chain: it was present before Industrial Revolution, but of course in a more simplified manner. When amazing advances occurred, like mass manufacturing, mechanisation, transportation, internal combustion engine, electrical power and communication technologies, all this gave birth to more effective Supply Chain processes.

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Tags: Future of Work, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Visibility
Dave Food
Two out of three Procurement leaders have limited visibility in their Supply Chain processes. Visibility in the Supply Chain is crucial for organisations across all industries, in order to warrant meeting your company’s requirements, whilst preventing it from SC risk.

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Tags: Supply Chain

Be an Early Adopter of the Self-Adapting Supply Chain
Dave Food
Plans can be dramatically misaligned with expectations. It is critical for enterprises who are coming across escalating complexity and competition in their Supply Chain performance and at the same time, predicting revenues, satisfying customer demand, while maximising financial performance, all at the same time to be able to respond.

When these Supply Chain Plans fail to deliver to designed performance, plans can become dramatically misaligned with expectations, impacting key metrics such as inventory disposition, fulfilment obligations, and capacity utilisation.

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Tags: Supply Chain

Facts, Best Practices, Consequences, and Trends for Social Media
Dave Food
Social Media is the most powerful tool for communication, as it's building more influential societies around the world. Seventy-five percent of adults use Social Media of some type.

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Tags: Marketing, Social

Have You Taken the Steps to Benefits from DDMRP?
Dave Food
Simply explained, #DDMRP is based on firm-flow standards to deliver planning and execution accomplishment in multiple backgrounds. Have a look at some of the benefits. #PTUK

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Disruption, Supply Chain

Edge Computing as a Counterpart of Cloud Computing
Dave Food
It's forecasted that the number of connected devices to the Internet will reach the amount of 30,000 million in 2012 The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is coping with this trend in the business space really clearly. The colossal amount of data generated by the IoT wireless devices around us, such as body sensors, smartphones, laptops, tablets, watches, automated cars, etc., used in all of the Supply Chain stages, is sent to the Cloud where it is stored and processed. However, this amount of data can lead to severe network obstruction, and in turn will results in underlying problems.

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

Employee’s Advocacy Program Success
Dave Food
Employees can be a brand’s biggest advocates, as they can become brand emissaries for your company. Leaders are increasingly placing employee engagement at the head of the fight for greater authenticity in the workplace, increased employee satisfaction, and ultimately, greater retention and improved customer services. Some of your employees might hold more online reach and influence than your own CEO – perhaps even more than your own brand. Companies now count on an Employee Advocacy strategy which focuses on employees as the trusted channel for passing information to target audiences.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Risk Management

Capabilities REQUIRED to Achieve Logistics Excellence
Dave Food
Growth in world trade continues to exceed by far overall economic growth. With a changing decision environment and a lack of clear information to help guide the decision process, Supply Chain managers are confronting distressing challenges to the smooth and cost-efficient flow of goods across the globe, but at the same time, they come across with great opportunities and challenges to achieve Logistics Excellence on a global scale, as long as those supply chains and global Logistics organisations put in place the people, processes and technology required to deliver world class cost and service performance.

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Risk Management

Digital Transformation Growing at a Rapid Pace
Dave Food
The manufacturing industry is going through a Digital Transformation grow to deal with the rise of new technologies. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation will become effective soon this year. A recent YouGov survey of manufacturing businesses found that only 3 out of 10 firms had started preparing for GDPR. Therefore, your company must update new manufacturing software, the sooner, the better.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

The impact of changing the Company Culture
Dave Food
Refusal from your staff to go along with the company changes represents an enormous barrier. As a result, discouraged-managers need to find new ways to build support for necessary changes and stay competitive.

The operational integration of the entire Supply Chain (SC), plus the combination of the financial plans of your organisation, can influence much the upgrading of the finance function and business competitiveness.

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Tags: Future of Work, Leadership, Startups

What is Driving Enterprises to a Very Rapid Growth?
Dave Food
Supply Chain Collaboration is defined as two or more autonomous firms working jointly to plan and execute supply chain operations, providing substantial benefits and advantages to its partners; it’s a cooperative strategy in which business units work together to create mutual benefits. This Supply Chain Collaboration could be vertical or horizontal collaboration: It is Supply Chain Collaboration, based on B2B networks and A2A solutions – both for visibility and collaboration – that is driving the market’s very rapid growth.

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Tags: Blockchain, Future of Work, Supply Chain

Critical Digital Disconnect and How to Cope With Them
Dave Food
Many Marketing leaders are struggling to connect digital spend with commercial outcome, reason why they have become deeply reliant on a rising range of specialist agencies, brokers and intermediaries to deliver new strategies. However, significant money is being wasted due to poor transparency.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Future of Work

Aligning Retail Business with Latest Customer Trends
Dave Food
The Retail industry is experiencing a radical change. With the increasing technology innovations and online players, businesses are influenced by the way consumers shop and how retailers meet shoppers; customers now have a significant number of digital tools to shop and demand service at once. Therefore, retailers must be well-equipped with the right tools to counteract these new changing trends.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Supply Chain, Retail

Weather Can Have a Tremendous Impact on the Supply Chain
Dave Food
Hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards, droughts, earthquakes, a heat wave, or any other major weather event, have a great impact on the Supply Chain process. We can be caught off guard for sure when we don’t find that product which could help us cope with the resulting effect of natural disaster events. These fluctuations can quickly turn into costs.

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Tags: Social, Sustainability, Supply Chain

Moving Forward to the Supply Chain of the Future
Dave Food
To avoid being left behind and meet the multiple demands of consumers, organisations must engage in an innovative Supply Chain, accordingly with changing demographics global economies.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Future of Work

Balancing Your Inventory and Your Consumer Demands
Dave Food
What is Inventory Optimisation Management?

Organisations must have the right amount of Inventory, in just the right places, and at the right time to meet the customer demands., this helps achieve Inventory Optimisation Management in your Supply Chain.

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Tags: Future of Work, Risk Management, Sales

Why Spreadsheets Could Become Obsolete?
Dave Food
Even though spreadsheets still dominate planning in Supply Chain, Finance chiefs are moving away from them, because they feel they limit collaboration, transparency and visibility; spreadsheets are being replaced for more robust and collaboration-friendly solutions but, could them really disappear from modern usage within the next decade? Even though there are still many companies using spreadsheets to support their processes, Supply Chain executives think the Excel spreadsheet hasn’t kept up with the demands of contemporary corporate Finance units, reason why they are looking at new database, cloud-based technologies, advanced web technologies, online spreadsheets, Internet applications t

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Tags: Blockchain, Supply Chain, Procurement

Break the habit of Supply Chain disconnection by a concurrent plan
Dave Food
Why has concurrent planning become an important need?

When the unexpected happens a quickly respond to it is needed; innovative process, people, advanced technology, and other considerations are motivating Supply Chain teams toward a concurrent planning.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Leadership, Entrepreneurship

Applications and Implications of Blockchain Technology
Dave Food
Wikipedia defines blockchain “as a continuously growing list of records, called blocks or modules, which are linked and secured using cryptography. By design, blockchains are inherently resistant to modification of the data. A blockchain is an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way. A blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks, which needs a collusion of the network majority. Decentralized consensus has therefore been achieved with a blockchain.

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Tags: Blockchain, Supply Chain, Procurement

Blockchain, the Pillar of Digital Supply Chains
Dave Food
Transparency, sharing data and information are the main problems in any Supply Chain, bringing about uncertainty, delays, misunderstandings, time-consuming, and serious productions miscalculations. Blockchain technology gives rise to more comprehensible, efficient, operative, and dynamic supply chains which enable more efficient benefit of resources for all involved parties

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain

Trending future Topics for IoT
Dave Food
The European Commission simply describes the IoT “as merging physical and virtual worlds, creating smart environments”. What is its potential in the years ahead? Gartner predicts there will be 20.4 billion internet-connected “things” in use by 2020; 2.6 for every person on earth, outnumber humans by the end of the year.

We normally experience the internet in human-to-device connections via WiFi, Bluetooth, connected to our phones, laptops, smart watches, fitness trackers, videos, cars, temperature sensors, etc, devices connected to the internet and able to "talk" to one another. The escalating size of the IoT mirrors the fastest economic growth experienced in the history of human civilisation.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, IoT

Who are Consumers? - a New Personalised Experience
Dave Food
We live in an age of instant access to information that forever changed how consumers are influenced and how they make decisions; mobile, social media and the real-time web formed a disruption that democratised information and connectivity.

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Tags: Social, Retail, Sales

The 4th Industry Revolution - Challenges and Opportunities
Dave Food
The 4th Industry Revolution (Industry 4.0), built on the Digital Revolution, is marked by emerging technology innovations in a number of fields, including robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, the Internet of Things, 3D printing and autonomous vehicles.

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Tags: AI, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

How to Reduce Costs in your Supply Chain without Affecting your Customer Satisfaction
Dave Food
The lack of data necessary to fully understand what is actually going on across the Supply Chain operations is the reason why CFO cannot make the right decision to cut the high cost of their supply chains. Inventory, physical distribution centres, equipment, transportation, and labour, are the main areas where Supply Chain cot is highly impacted. Therefore, the first place most CFOs look to reduce costs is to lower inventory levels resulting in the worsening of customer satisfaction.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Supply Chain, Sales

1 Media Interview
Calls for more sustainable IT
Computer Weekly
January 01, 1970
Dave Food explains how IT will help the supply chain become and stay more sustainable

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Tags: Business Strategy, Supply Chain, Sustainability

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The Shape of Tomorrow s Supply Chains The Science of Sustainability
Doc Player
January 01, 1970
Dave Food explains how IT will help the supply chains of the Future become and stay more sustainable

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain, Business Strategy

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Does your workforce own the mindset for an effective S&OP?
Thinkers360
December 21, 2019
S&OP is a standard business planning process impacted by constant internal or external pressures and challenges.

For Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) to operate successfully, you should be transparent, concentrated and engaged to what you intend to accomplish. Assess the mindset of your company to self-judge your S&OP efficiency and evaluate your weaknesses.

Organisations no longer can predict how their brand-loyalty will last among consumers. Why? Nothing seems to work like before; a growing combination of products, channels and costumers’ portfolios are ampler than ever, making it complicated for companies to foresee when and how to act.

Customers are shopping online, comparing goods, plus they have a more extensive selection of products to choose. Consequently, we don't expect them to be tightly bound to a particular supplier. Companies should better start making some changes to assure they also get cost-effective business in the longer run.

Technological alternatives that help to create insights

Nowadays, Data is becoming a more valuable-providing solution to such problems. It supports companies to get insights into customers preferences and demands, as it is the centre for Analytics, crucial to making correct evaluations by using several means to pull out the best value from data.

For instance: employees don’t want to settle down in the same position forever, but aspire to keep advancing instead. Consequently, enterprises should be more sensitive to their personnel and processes. People and company stand-points are worth too. However, technology without support is not enough to make organisation projections.

Technological alternatives helping to create insights
To cope with these challenges, organisations should assess how and where to start an in-depth examination of their enterprise. Then, deciding on how to redesign their roles and processes. Most of all, it is crucial for enterprises to get going planning the future right away!

The implementation of S&OP requires businesses to take steps towards producing more value and accomplish their long-term objective rapidly. Every small step will avoid you to come up to a full stop; if not, other competitors will leave you behind.

Conclusion: the state of mind is an essential element for consistent-individual performance. The results of some survey indicate that this state is one of the most critical drivers for S&OP effectiveness.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Supply Chain

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