Supply Chain & Logistics

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November 23, 2022

By Tom Van Woensel

Supply chains are almost anorectic. Can the sector survive the next crisis?

Sustainable Transformation Supply Chain & Logistics

The coronavirus crisis hits the supply chain & logistics particularly hard, and there is no argument here. It’s equally evident that returning to business as usual is not an option, as the next global crisis is already upon us. We live in disruptive times, and resilience will be


September 3, 2021

By Wouter Van Bockhaven

Driving strategic alignment and collaborative innovation with the Smart Port Maturity Model: The Port of Moerdijk case

Supply Chain & Logistics

Industry 4.0 is advancing the adoption of radically new technologies, business models and profit pools across industries. For logistics, securing a share of these new profit pools will be crucial, as its commoditized business is under pressure from increasing price competition and new


April 28, 2021

By Wayne Visser

Sustainable Transformation: The Journey of a Thousand Miles

Sustainable Transformation Supply Chain & Logistics Leadership

Since sustainable development was first defined in “Our Common Future” (a 1987 UN report) as ‘development that meets the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs’, we have made a lot of progress. The vast majority of

March 17, 2021

By Wouter Dewulf & Roel Gevaers

Back to the 50ies!

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

About retro mobility, retro logistics and retro shopping... Trend watchers predict a return of the 'roaring twenties' after this Corona period. A dark period of crisis is often followed by an active period where the population takes full advantage of ‘the light after dark'. The 1920s

September 28, 2020

By Yassin Boullauazan

Covid-19 – A barrier or an accelerator of digital port transformation?

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

The global supply chains are affected by the Covid-19 crisis, that is a fact. There was a delayed effect until the first effects of the lockdown in China was sensed in Europe, and this effect overlapped with the European lockdown. In ports, the number of seagoing vessel calls has

September 22, 2020

By Yassin Boullauazan

Essential tips to survive the stock market storm during the coronavirus crisis

Supply Chain & Logistics Strategy & Innovation

Lately, I have been getting a lot of questions from colleagues, friends, and family about the impact of COVID-19 on the financial markets. I hope to address these questions in this article.

September 16, 2020

By Wouter Dewulf & Roel Gevaers

After the rat race for the development of a Covid-19 vaccine, the logistics chain will also have to undergo an electroshock

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

In recent weeks and months, both positive and negative reports have appeared in the international press about the rat race for an effective Covid-19 vaccine. Almost all newspapers and magazines make a new ranking every month of which company will be the first to market an approved

June 22, 2020

By Wouter Van Bockhaven

Smart port disruptors: the talent paradox

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

As in many industries, in port logistics Covid 19 provides a burning platform that reinforces digital trends that were already smoldering. In an industry that is not particularly known for its openness to innovation and change, it’s even a welcome deus ex machina. Ports can no longer stay

June 15, 2020

By Wouter Dewulf & Roel Gevaers

The end of cheap online orders from China

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

An imminent shift from intercontinental direct shipping to intracontinental distribution! For years, many shoppers have been enjoying buying very cheap goods online, mainly from Chinese online sellers. With a click on the website of the e-commerce platform Alibaba, the price-sensitive

June 8, 2020

By Tom Van Woensel

Supply Chain trends: Sourcing strategy in the post Covid-19 supply chain

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

In previous years, single sourcing strategies steadily gained ground. Production was moved to low wage countries, enabled by (too) low transportation costs. Supply chain managers seized this opportunity to create more value and not in the least to generate significant cost savings. But,

June 2, 2020

By Thierry Vanelslander & Edwin Van Hassel

Supply Chain trends: from offshoring to reshoring/nearshoring

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

With all attention currently being directed towards the COVID-19 exit programs, and everybody living in the present, thinking and hoping about picking up ‘normal’ activities again in the near future, one would tend to forget about how life was before, also in logistics. This contribution

May 12, 2020

By Tom Van Woensel

Four major trends opening doors to a sustainable and resilient post COVID-19 supply chain

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

Authors: Prof. Thierry Vanelslander and Prof. Dr. Wouter Dewulf (University of Antwerp) Prof. Tom Van Woensel and Prof. Dr. Alex Van Breedam (Antwerp Management School) Traditional supply chain strategies were already under pressure from our complex world and global challenges such as