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?
Within the market of (project) logistics, we can observe a movement with regards to underlying IT. We can see a shift from a complete ERP system to an approach consisting of ‘best-of-breed’ IT solutions for specific components of the logistic process. What are the challenges and how to overcome them...
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.
The costs of offshore logistics are high and rising oil prices are making these costs even higher. As a result, the amount of projects is decreasing and companies suffer from new competitors, for example from China. Finally, there often is a lack of insight and control of the complete logistic process, resulting in the risk that deliveries are too big, too small or not on time.