6 trends in changing retail supply chains

6 trends in changing retail supply chainsThe rise of eCommerce and fulfillment did change the retail landscape dramatically in the past decade.

Online was the trend and fulfillment centers dominating the world of distribution. Downside was that traditional retail relying on offline networks (physical stores) struggled and several went bankrupt.

Are the current eCommerce business models still valid?

6 trends which indicate that there are changes upcoming, which will redefine the current landscape and will have impact on current supply chains.

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What is the Color of your Supply Chain?


In my opinion, supply chain sustainability - next to e-Commerce and Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) - will be one of the determing differentiators which will shape supply chains the coming years.

Why? Just watch this video.

Although most organizations are still in the phase of managing sustainability as a risk, we have to start managing it as a value during our journey to create a strategic advantage.

Want to know how? Please contact me to explore our thoughts.

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Are APICS certification exams to difficult?

APICS certification exams are an expert level certification exams which will unable to broaden your mind and helps you in securing high ranked job in a reputed organization. Passing these exams enables you to evaluate, learn, practice and prove new skills in unified conditions.APICS exams are regarded as the most famous and the most challenging supply chain certification exam.

APICS is using several methods to safeguard the level of the their exams, which are with great knowledge created by industry professionals and carefully monitored and assembled by PhD Psychometricians. As it is hardly impossble to pass the exams withouit having the needed knowledge, the APICS certification exams are regarded as the most valuable certification in supply chain. Nevertheless many students find it is a hard to pass APICS exams, and pass rates of in average 65% are scaring them off. Should it be?



Need more help to pass an APICS certication exam? First read the tips below. After done that feel free to contact me, so we can create a plan.

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The Characteristics of Inventory in the Supply Chain


In this Expert View  international master instructor en supply chain expert Paul Denneman will explain the various aspects of inventory in the supply chain.

Not all inventories are managed the same way in the supply chain. Depending on channel positioning, companies will have very different views as to the

  1. Level of risk.
  2. Variety of inventory stocked.
  3. Amount of time inventory is expected to be stored.
  4. Quantity or volume of inventory needed to sustain customer service levels.

The difference between these decisions can be seen by reviewing how they impact the manufacturers, distributors, and retailers who occupy various positions in the supply chain.

Questions after watching this video? Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Paul Denneman: First APICS Master Instructor CLTD world-wide

Paul Denneman APICS Master Instructor CLTDWithin one year after APICS launched their new “Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution” (CLTD) certification program, Paul Denneman has been recognized as the first APICS Master Instructor CLTD worldwide.Paul was already holding the APICS Master Instructor credentials for the programs Certified Supply Chain Proefessional (CSCP) and Certified in Inventory and production Management (CPIM).

Logistics, transportation and distribution are rapidly changing industries and in need of standard benchmarks. The CLTD certification establishes industry wide best practices and gives recognition to those who are truly experts in the logistics, transportation and distribution.