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AkzoNobel to accelerate growth and value creation

May 8, 2017Decision follows extensive review and careful consideration of third unsolicited proposal from PPG, including direct engagement with Board members of PPGAkzoNobel N.V. (AKZA.AS; AKZOY)AkzoNobel today announces it has declined a third unsolicited, non-binding and conditional proposal

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Shorten the value chain - transforming the stages of value delivery

The changed economics of value delivery can challenge the viability of incumbents with long, complex value chains. New technologies are allowing marketplace entrants to eliminate whole stages of the value chain, often dramatically reducing capital and infrastructure costs.Long-standing value chain

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Digital is disrupting/ transforming industries – and this is why

Business strategy has always been premised on assumptions about technology, those assumptions are changing, and this will drive us to a different concept of what we mean by business strategy. – Phillip EvansBusiness strategy is built around Porter’s idea of value chains:An organization is es

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Tearing up the financial services value chain

Traditional finance is not as we once knew it. The internet has completely disrupted the financial services value chain. The banks are struggling to keep up with advancing technology. Understanding mobile, cloud computing, social media, big data and how to utilise each capability are key challenges

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A value chain approach to IT

The last thing the IT industry needs is another proprietary framework. The best thing that could happen would be if all the disparate IT associations (ITIL, SEI, COBIT, etc.), as well as academics who study and teach IT management, were to consolidate their frameworks into one definitive, comprehens

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Alan Mulally added as keynote speaker for 2017 Material Handling & Logistics Conference

Former president, CEO and a member of Ford's board of directors to address Dematic's annual conference.Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced today former president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, Alan Mul

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Call for Entries: Excellence in MRO Awards

SDI, Penn State’s Center for Supply Chain Research, University of Tennessee Knoxville, and Peerless Media co-sponsor awards program to recognize leaders who have transformed MRO from a cost of doing business to a strategic lever of competitiveness.Organizers are seeking entries to the inaugural

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The Error at the Heart of Corporate Leadership

In the fall of 2014, the hedge fund activist and Allergan shareholder Bill Ackman became increasingly frustrated with Allergan’s board of directors. In a letter to the board, he took the directors to task for their failure to do (in his words) “what you are paid $400,000 per year to do on behalf

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Innovate to keep ahead of the competition

Failure to adapt to new technology and the solutions it offers could be a massive lost opportunity for freight and logistics operators, according to James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the UK’s largest membership association in the freight sector with

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Suzuki GB logistics management solution

Sovereign is the chosen partner to support Suzuki GB’s core objectives for its finished vehicle logistics to provide real time ETA information to its dealerships, reduce lead time for sold orders and increasing sales volume whilst reducing unsold inventory.Dale Wyatt, Director of Automobile for

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Collaborative Robots to Transform Logistics Industry

A new DHL report "Robotics in Logistics" provides insights and updates from leading academics and practitioners from the fields of advanced robotics, and has been created as part of the overarching Logistics Trend Radar, which DHL has used to identify trends and technologies relevant for the logisti

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DHL Supply Chain to Use Collaborative Robots for Innovative Order Fulfillment Trial

Leveraging Locus Robotics Advanced Navigation, DHL will pilot LocusBots that will automatically learn the most efficient travel routes through a warehouse, to dramatically improve worker efficiency and productivity 2x to 5x over traditional cart picking, the zone-based system allows for hands-free p

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