The second half of 2019 has begun with the announcement of multiple technological updates in Logistics, Supply Chain and Procure-to-Pay. Summits & Conferences are an excellent opportunity to learn about those new technologies and best practices, gain valuable insights through the experiences of others, and connect with other professionals in the industry. 

I got this little figurine from my daughter after her return from working in Japan for a year. It’s commonly displayed at the entrance of a business and brings good fortune. It’s paw is beckoning: “Dear customer, please come in!”. Well, isn’t that something we all want for our business?

“I'm an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat” is a famous quote from Harold Wilson. What about you? Are you carrying one as well for your supply chain? The weather forecast is proverbially fickle, but so are politics and international trade policies.

Very recently we docked Fokker Landing Gear and its supplier base to our Quyntess SCM apps on the Tradeshift platform. Within 4 months from take-off the flight arrived on time with all passengers on board and in good shape.

This week we started testing our Inventory Collaboration app on the Tradeshift Platform. I'm a supply chain as well as a skating enthusiast and I was struck by the image above when I was watching the team pursuit of the women between the Netherlands and Japan where Japan won gold in the final. Supply Chain Inventory is like the Olympics of supply chain management.

While cruising over the slopes of the Sella Massive in Italy last week I frequently checked the daily performance throughout the day. The covered distance, height differences, average speed, max speed and locations we came across were all available to us in a nicely graphed online interface based on the unique id and chip of our ski passes.