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Sean Ashcroft

Supply Chain Editor-in-Chief

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Sean Ashcroft is the Editor-in-Chief of Supply Chain Digital and is a regular writer on all aspects of Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Sourcing, Technology & Sustainability. He also is the host of the popular LinkedIn LIVE video show and is also a moderator for the Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE Conference in London each year.

Articles by Sean Ashcroft

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AWS Supply Chain's new upstream features target manufactuers

Amazon Web Services has unveiled new capabilities for AWS Supply Chain that help a new set of customers, including manufacturers, with supply planning

Significant movers in the supply chain industry

UPS names President of new geographic region; COUPA names new CEO; BDO launches supply chain consultancy service

Arvato's robots move confirms Gartner tech report findings

Supply chain management & 3PL logistics firm Arvato deploys fleet of package-handling robots, echoing predictions of Gartner report on warehouse robotics

Gartner helping plot future of warehouse robotics

Robotics rather than drone tech is gaining serious traction, and Gartner’s Dwight Klappich says cloud-based integration platforms are vital to its success

Company Reports by Sean Ashcroft

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SAP’s Joule taking supply chain AI to the next level

Darcy MacClaren, Chief Revenue Officer for SAP Digital Supply Chain, on why Joule takes AI out of the sandbox and places it at the heart of businesses

L’Osteria logistics hub is driving a bright new future

L’Osteria’s restaurant empire has bounced back from Covid stronger than ever, says Stefan Höllen, its Supply Chain VP

Digital transformation a brave new world for Fracht US

International freight forwarder Fracht US has digitally transformed, improving life both for the company and its customers, says Darwish Adi, VP of IT

RHI Magnesita’s pandemic problems a catalyst for change

How refractories specialist RHI Magnesita transformed its supply chain, and its mindset

Events by Sean Ashcroft

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Interviews by Sean Ashcroft

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Darcy MacClaren

Chief Revenue Officer for SAP Digital Supply Chain

Sebastian Andreescu

Jason Russell

CFO, Supply Chain, Körber

Stefan Höllen

L'Osteria VP Supply Chain

Lists by Sean Ashcroft

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Top 10: Reverse logistics companies

Reverse logistics is vital for the circular economy -- and during the holiday season, as people return millions of items. So who has made the list?

Top 10: Supply chain management systems

Top SCM solutions include SAP Integrated Business Planning, Oracle SCM Cloud, Blue Yonder, Microsoft Azure Supply Chain Management & Kinaxis RapidResponse


Top 10: Logistics leaders

Top 10 logistics leaders include Scott Temple of FedEx, Bill Seward of UPS, DHL's Oscar de Bok, Mario Harik of XPO & Stefan Paul of Kuehne + Nagel


Top 10: Logistics associations

Top 10 logistics associations include CSCMP, American Trucking Associations, CILT, LSCMS, Logistics UK, FIATA, Reverse Logistics & ELA

Videos by Sean Ashcroft

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SAP’s Joule taking supply chain AI to the next level


Video: See how Amazon robots are accelerating supply chain


VDart EcoVadis recognition follows Accenture mentorship


Exclusive Video: Dirk Karl (MTN) revolutionising procurement

Whitepapers by Sean Ashcroft

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SAP makes sustainability a question of planning

SAP’s Integrated Business Planning software solution is helping businesses make sustainability part of the fabric of their enterprise-wide operations


Sustainable supply chains are in SAP’s DNA

Sustainability - from a product’s conception to its recycling - is baked into SAP’s enterprise software application solutions