Tag Archives: Supply Chain

How bottling closer to home can help the drinks industry adapt to rising costs

By Francois Sonneville, senior beverages analyst at Rabobank If necessity is the mother of innovation, what will be the result of a four-pronged set of challenges? Observers of the drinks industry might be about to find out. Rising logistics costs driven by energy price spikes, structural changes to the global freight industry, geopolitical wrangling and trade flows disrupted by war and

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How to Master Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) ?

S&OP may sound like a jargon-laced acronym that threatens to clutter up your streamlined supply chain. Yet in its essence, it’s quite simple: it’s an integrated monthly process that helps you manage your business in the midst of changing times. Instead of struggling to keep sales and marketing, demand and inventory, and product introduction on the same page─a Herculean challenge─introducing

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Supply Chain Visibility Platform FourKites Secures $100 Million

FourKites — a real-time supply chain visibility platform — announced a new $100 million Series D funding round. — 500+ of the world’s biggest brands, including 9 of the top-10 CPG companies and 18 of the top-20 F&B companies, and industry giants such as Walmart Canada, The Dow Chemical Company, Eastman, Meijer, PetSmart, The Michaels Companies, Land O’Lakes, Coca-Cola, AB InBev, Constellation Brands and 3M.

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