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How Digitizing Reverse Supply Chains Became Non-Negotiable

In this historic moment, characterized by rising returns and increased demand for transparency, speed, and reliability, businesses have a unique opportunity to leverage the neglected returns sector for competitive differentiation.

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3 Lessons Supply Chain Professionals Can Learn From NASA

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the July 20th, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing, MPO CEO, Martin Verwijmeren is reflecting on resilience, strategy, and innovation inspired by this historic milestone.

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The Top Tech Drivers For Dynamic Multiparty Networks

Today, only a small percent of the global economy leverages advanced orchestration technology for multi-enterprise business networks, and these first-generation solutions are rudimentary systems, considering what technology is ultimately capable of. Read Martin Verwijmeren's third Forbes article where he elaborates the key technological innovations driving multiparty network orchestration and how to stay ahead in the upcoming race toward the Ordernet.

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The World Wide Web Turns 30: Can the Supply Chain Emulate its Technological Feat?

As the World Wide Web Turns 30, CTO Paul Van Dongen contemplates how the fear of disruption, as well as the certainty that what we have is “good enough,” are holding us back from achieving a similar, digital supply chain utopia.

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The Four Forces Inciting Digital Supply Chains: Business Drivers Of The Emergent Ordernet

What’s driving digital supply chains — and how can you secure your place in the future Ordernet? Check out Martin Verwijmeren’s second piece in a series with the Forbes Technology Council.

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Supply Chain Revolution: From Internet To Ordernet

CEO Martin Verwijmeren speculates about the future of the supply chain industry and how we might reach his utopian vision of a global, world wide digital network that handles orders as efficiently as the Internet disseminates information.

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Exposing the Myth of Blockchain: Why the Hype Is Holding You Back

Blockchain currently remains at odds with both multi-enterprise business network functionality and the process of digitizing physical goods. Despite the cold, hard facts, many continue to glorify blockchain technology as a cure-all, while the world holds its breath. Not only is this a harmful distraction, it’s also a mirage—a glimpse into an attractive future that’s not unattainable, while detracting from the practical work required to actually get there.

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Supply Chain Excellence Is a Journey, Not a Destination

With the pressures of globalization, e-commerce, and growing customer demand, companies need a strong supply chain to help differentiate themselves from their competitors. Consumers want product availability, quick delivery, and easy return options. Achieving this level of service without sacrificing profit is practically a prerequisite to staying afloat.

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How the Postal Union Could Upend E-Commerce in 2019

The U.S. announced its intent to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) late last year. In this article Buck Devashish, Chief Commercial & Innovation Officer at MP Objects, elaborates on what this could mean for logistics and e-commerce businesses.

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3 Tips to Make Your Supply Chain Operations Sustainable

Supply chains involve complex and dynamic moving parts. To stay competitive, you must build a flexible system that can adapt to disruption, leverage the potential of all available resources, and tailor models to suit consumers’ diverse needs.

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The Power of Drop Shipping for Retail Supply Chains

Consumer expectations have changed a great deal over the last few years. With the rapid rise of online shopping and the success of Amazon, more retailers are starting to see the need to re-configure their distribution networks.

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4 ways A.I. could transform supply chains

As the success stories around A.I begin to roll in and confidence grows, more services and products will become available, lowering the barriers to entry for interested organizations keen to transform their supply chains.

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Tuning Into Supply Chain Orchestration

Five trends you can harness through Supply Chain Orchestration (SCO) to transform your supply chain and provide the best customer service at a cost-effective price.

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Distributed Order Management — Mission Accomplished? Not so Fast!

Distributed Order Management is a framework, not a static solution. A framework has to be capable of morphing to changing demands. Flexibility, visibility and control are hallmarks of successful organizations. The ability to intuitively mix and match these three elements to solve problems is what distinguishes the winners from the rest. 

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Here's What Successful Supply Chains Have in Common

Customer expectations are continuously evolving, and every business wants to innovate and differentiate itself to grow revenue without compromising margins. A customer experience-driven supply chain is an absolute necessity toward achieving these seemingly divergent goals.

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Bootstrap First in Europe, Raise Money Later and Go Global in the US

Sramana Mitra's 2-part interview with Martin Verwijmeren.

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Martin Verwijmeren, CEO of MP Objects, looks out for companies' logistics

A Fast Five Q&A with MP Objects CEO, Martin Verwijmeren

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How Supply Chain Orchestration Can Help Generate Predictive Insights

We’ve never had so much data at our fingertips, ready to be analyzed and harvested for insight. The big question is how do we marry this disparate web of partners and systems to establish the holistic view we need? And how do we turn that raw data into actionable insights that improve business?

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Create A Micro Supply Chain for Each Customer Order

How Multi-Enterprise Order Orchestration Bridges the Gaps Between Internal Processes and External Parties.

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Supply Chain Orchestration Can Help Mitigate Trade War Disruption

As organizations scramble to mitigate the risks and maintain profitability, they should be seizing the opportunity to establish real-time insight and control of their global supply chains. Not only will it help them to mitigate the impact of changing tariffs, supply chain orchestration (SCO) will also enable them to gain a competitive edge and better serve their customers.

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The Rewards of Getting Returns and Reverse Logistics Right

Customer expectations are shifting fast and there are different challenges inherent in managing reverse logistics and returns. The returns economy is a real opportunity to shine, but you need a solid foundation in place. With the right approach, you can tame your returns processes, keep costs under control, and provide the kind of excellent service that differentiates your business from the competition.

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9 Coolest Rotterdam Startups Rocking the Tech World in Netherlands

Silicon Canals takes a look at the most exciting tech startups rocking the tech scene in the Netherlands. MP Objects is listed at #7.

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Think Tank: The Advantages of Going Beyond End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Supply chain orchestration allows you to make best use of your resources. Planning staff can focus on adding value and tailoring every order. By gaining better visibility into your inventory, factoring in all locations and external parties, you can reroute, manage stock levels, and fulfill sales in shorter turnaround times.

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How to Choose a Control Tower for your Digital Supply Chain

It’s not unusual for an order to pass through multiple different systems and supply chain partners before it reaches its customer. Expectations have been shifting rapidly toward speedier deliveries and more precise time slots. 

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Assessing Your Need for Supply Chain Orchestration 

The supply chain is of paramount importance to any company seeking success and satisfied customers, but it can be difficult to balance customer expectations with cost. The challenge of maintaining standards when you’re leveraging multiple external partners can be daunting. Modern businesses must remain flexible and agile to capitalize on opportunities.

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Opinion: Why You Should Build Your Supply Chain From the Customer Up

The supply chain landscape is shifting, as customer expectations soar and new services and software bring greater complexity. There's a great deal of pressure to maintain operational excellence, integrate disruptive new technologies, and innovate for a superior customer experience. Tying these disparate threads together requires responsive supply chain orchestration, or SCO.


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MP Objects Provides New Solution for Supply Chain Complexity 

The modern supply chain is a complex beast. There are many different systems and platforms to integrate. Multiple ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems are the norm, and they need to chime with warehouse, transport, and customs management platforms. It’s becoming tougher for companies to maintain control and visibility.

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Why You Should Build Your Supply Chain from the Customer Up 

Satisfying customers and winning their loyalty is the foundation that every successful business is built upon. Delivering a consistently excellent experience builds a level of customer intimacy that will set your business apart from the competition. Consider that 80% of your company's future revenue will come from just 20% of your existing customers, according to Gartner.

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Four Ways to Succeed with Supply Chain Orchestration 

The supply chain landscape is evolving and it is increasingly tough to maintain oversight, exert control, and ensure that customers get the best experience possible. That’s where orchestration comes in. SCO (supply chain orchestration) enables you to make informed, conscious choices about how to serve your customers better.

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