We still regularly come across outdated software in the logistics sector. At first glance, nothing seems wrong with this. However, how long can you still have a black and white television repaired? Anyone who needs to have something programmed in Basic or Cobol will have to do their recruiting in a retirement home.
Would you refer to your company as ‘standard’? Surely not, right? Then why do companies settle for a standard product for their IT? Opting for a standard IT product holds many limitations. Customisation on the other hand combines the best of both worlds: a standard basis with a demand-oriented IT solution.
In mid-April 2019, Minister Schouten of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality pulled the plug on the development of a new IT system for the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. How is it possible that IT projects for government clients keep failing?
In project based logistics, demands and expectations are constantly increasing. The clients of our clients expect shorter delivery periods, higher predictability and more flexibility - but against the lowest cost possible. In this blog, I explain how data integration, chain collaboration and transparency can help to make logistic processes more efficient.