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Blockchain and smart contracts: What’s in it for procurement organizations?

Blockchain is an evolving technology which has the potential to revolutionize future procurement organization and processes. Find out how in this study.

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Chemical Industry Trend Survey CHEMonitor no. 29

The chemical industry in Germany remains on a growth track: For the third quarter of 2017 the VCI (Verband der Chemischen Industrie) indicated an increase of 3% in chemical production and 6% in revenue compared to the previous year. What are and will be main drivers for this growth?

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Shaping the future of Enterprise Information Management – Are you ready to look ahead?

In this study we assess the impact of digital transformation on companies and the role of Enterprise Information Management in this context. With a focus on data management, we evaluate future scenarios and show how companies can leverage technology and data to overcome the challenges of digital transformation.

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Digitalization as the driving force of the controlling transformation

The study is intended to allow companies a critical self-reflection on the basis of the current and individual corporate situation, and serves as a guide for realizing the transformation by giving concrete recommendations for action. Are you ready for a paradigm shift?

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Blockchain in Supply Chain Management

What is blockchain in simple words? How can my company benefit from blockchain? How does blockchain impact my company's Supply Chain Management? How can we start using blockchain? Answers in this FAQ.

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CPO Agenda 2018

Procurement managers today face a lot of challenges – among them dealing with strategy, costs and digitalization, which is crucial to survive. Find out what's on the CPO agenda for 2018.

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Chemical Industry Trend Survey CHEMonitor no. 28

Supply chains in the chemical industry in Germany are becoming increasingly international and connected. Which political and economic trends are impacting them? This topic was the focal point of the current CHEMonitor trend survey.

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Time for a Paradigm Shift in Supply Chain Management – Study in Discrete Manufacturing

To find out how Demand-Driven Supply Chain Management (DDSCM) is being done and companies’ vision for it, we surveyed more than 150 executives and experts in a range of discrete manufacturing firms. Find out how they run their supply chain, what impact it has on their competitiveness and their vision for the future of SCM in their companies.

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Pharma Management Radar: Digitalization – Blessing or curse for compliance?

The current 8th PHARMA Management Radar survey addresses questions that arise in the tension field between compliance requirements and exploiting new technologies . It provides a clear picture of how business leaders in the life sciences industry currently assess digitalization and the deployment of new technology with regard to compliance. In addition, the survey examines the general business climate in the life sciences industry.

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Navigating the labyrinth of pharma distribution in africa

This market report examines the current situation of the pharmaceutical market in Africa. It provides an overview of the challenges faced in the pharmaceutical supply chain. The report further analyzes the trends to improve distribution, as it is the area where pharmaceutical companies can achieve significant improvements in cost reduction, competitiveness and sales growth.

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How to profit from digital transformation in the chemical industry

The use and adoption of digital technologies has increased significantly in the last 12 months. Yet, there are still a lot of chemical companies that do not have a clear strategy on how to leverage the significant business benefits provided by the rapidly arising new technologies. Learn in this thought paper how to get on the road to digitalization!

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Mastering Digital Transformation

How do business leaders from automotive, discrete manufacturing, pharma, chemicals, consumer goods & retail feel prepared for the digital transformation and where do they sense gaps that need to be closed? Find out in this study.

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The nine pillars of strategic sourcing

Our cross-industry study determined the nine strategic pillars of procurement 2020. Which are the strategic pillars of procurement 2020? How do companies get there? Where do they stand regarding the implementation?

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Chemical Industry Trend Survey CHEMonitor no. 27

The topic of risk management and the role of digitalization were the focal points of the current CHEMonitor survey. For the German chemicals industry, insufficient data security, geopolitical crises and a lack of information about market changes represent the largest potential risk. At the same time, site conditions in Germany are rated more positively than ever. The significance of digitalization has dramatically increased within just one year.

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How the chemical and pharmaceutical industry is responding to the Brexit vote

For the study in July and August this year, CAMELOT Management Consultants surveyed 200 key decision-makers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in Germany.

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Unlocking the Trade Potential of the GCC

Due to the drop in oil prices in 2015, GCC countries have had to concentrate on improving the trade balance by focusing and investing more on non-oil industries, thus improving the non-oil Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country. The healthy way to retain and improve trade surplus is by enhancing the country’s export environment, which tends to raise the international competitiveness of exporters and encourages them to enter new markets. But which obstacles in trade and infrastructure-related logistics currently exist and how to resolve them?

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PHARMA Management Radar: Differentiated Supply Chains

Life Sciences companies are currently impacted by various trends that increase the complexity of their business, particularly in the supply chain area. The differentiation of supply chains might be a way out of the complexity trap. But what does the pharmaceutical industry think about this? Are differentiated supply chains seen as a suitable approach to master complexity?

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Supply Chain Organization in Discrete Manufacturing Industries

The organization of the supply chain becomes an increasingly important key factor for a company´s future success. Nevertheless, little has been written about how companies have set up their supply chain organizations and the rationale behind their design choices.

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The Top Transformations in the Chemical Industry

As a response to increasing turbulence and volatility on buying and selling markets, companies in the chemical industry are reviewing their business strategy inducing transformation and restructuring. The study examines the question what transformations turn out successful and what essentially leads to this success.

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Multichannel Excellence Europe

The study sheds light on the “Magic” of Multichannel Excellence. The paper provides you with insights into the vast possibilities Multichannel Excellence offers and uncovers to what extent Pharma already knows of them. The paper further explores Pharma´s status quo of MCEx and outlines what obstacles keep companies from realizing MCEx´s full potential.

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White Paper: Demand Driven LEAN Supply Chain Planning

In recent years supply chain management (SCM) requirements have changed significantly in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sector. The buzzword nowadays when managing global supply chains is adaptation to increasing global complexity and volatility.

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Market Report: The Pharmaceutical Market in the Gulf Region – Supply Chain Outlook to the Future

With a projected annual growth rate of 9.2% by 2020 the Gulf Countries are one of the fastest growing pharma markets in the world. However, the local pharmaceutical industry in the Gulf region is at a crossroads: limited workforce resources, changing regulations as well as limited research and innovative products capabilities are just a few issues the industry is battling.

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Chemical Industry Trend Survey CHEMonitor no. 26 – Feedstock Procurement

Industry survey in the chemical industry shows decreasing satisfaction with site conditions in Germany.

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Chemical Industry Study: Operations Excellence 4.0

In many companies, operations strategy is confined to production, an overarching operations strategy rarely exists. "Internet of things" and digitization will have a strong innovative impact on operations strategies and operational excellence initiatives.

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PHARMA Management Radar: „Internet Of Things“ Will Not Make A Breakthrough Until 2030

Although many Life Science companies have implemented or planned „Internet of Things“ (IoT) projects, and some technologies already play an important role, the real breakthrough of IoT is not expected to happen until 2030.

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PHARMA Management Radar on Pharma Logistics : Beyond the pill service – are you ready?

The executives’ view of the business climate for the pharmaceutical industry has remained as positive as it had been one year earlier. New services offered 'beyond the pill" will impact logistics substantially.

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Focus Topics Chemicals: Global Game Changers and Strategic Options

According to the current CheMonitor panel study by Camelot, the majority of European chemicals companies are expecting a positive economic climate and are highly satisfied with local conditions. The reasons for this include the weak euro, the development of the oil price and, in part, the robust demand from the domestic market. This snapshot does however obscure the fact that the global chemicals industry is undergoing significant changes.

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Chemical Industry 2014: Management Agenda for Profitable Growth

The Camelot Focus Topic Paper Chemicals 2014 is about the following subjects: top-line improvement in agro and functional chemicals, transformation of a base chemicals business, sourcing in petrochemicals and Polymers and working capital optimization within specialty chemicals.

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PHARMA Management Radar: Global Pharmaceutical companies expect hard price competition in the rising Biosimilars segment

Business climate in the next 12 months has brightened up, especially among Innovators – Japan and the US seem to come back in terms of demand growth. Two thirds of the Generics and almost 40% of the Innovators name the impact of Biosimilars as most important industry trend.

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Success Factors for efficient Supplier Management

Study shows great progress in the quality of supplier products, transparency, delivery periods and reliability of supply through professional Supplier Management.

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SCM Organisation Study – Challenges & performance drivers for supply chain / operations organisations

Supply chain organisations need to engage better with stakeholders and participate actively in the development of supply chain strategy.

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Launch Excellence in the “Outcome Era” – Changes, challenges and success factors

Gain insights into current changes of the process of launching novel drugs in the Outcome Era. Understand the industry's awareness of current changes and their expectations of future changes.

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PHARMA Management Radar: Global Pharmaceutical companies worry most about Regulation and Product Supply Reliability

Top trend for Generics segment is increased reliability of product supply through risk management, Innovators mainly strive for successful product launches.

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Strategic Management of Master Data Quality

More than half of the companies questioned indicate that insufficient master data still has a massive negative effect on the processes along the end-to-end value chain.

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Chemical Industry 2013: Ensure your value chains are agile in volatile times

Over the last couple of years, the volatile business environment has dominated discussions around forecasts and business outlook in the chemical industry.

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Drug Supply 2.0: Study by ESB Business School and Camelot Management Consultants on how to manage a disaggregated pharmaceutical supply chain

Dramatic regional shift: “Pharmerging markets” will outpace the traditional markets in terms of market growth by 2013 and change the rules of the industry

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The postponed revolution – The dynamics of change in digital marketing (German)

Digital marketing initiatives are seldom strategically planned, and over a third of the companies still predominantly use standard forms of communication such as the Internet, e-mail or search functions.

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Strategic Master Data Management

Leveraging efficient business processes: Why strategic master data management has reached the executive agenda?

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White Paper: Sustainability in Procurement

Sustainability is a widely discussed topic nowadays. Being sustainable as a company refers not merely to single initiatives or certifications. Being sustainable refers to striving to reach the maximum level of sustainability within organizational departments and internal processes.

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White Paper: Pharma Logistiscs in Asia

Camelot's White Paper describes in detail the Free Trade Zones (FTZ) concept and provides pharma companies with well-grounded decision-making support when choosing an FTZ.

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Camelot PHARMA Management Radar on Contract Manufacturing Outsourcing (CMO)

Despite a positive assessment of the current business climate and an increasing number of products in the pipeline, the global pharmaceutical industry is continuously cutting costs using contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs).

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Blackbox Digital Marketing: Most Companies fail to measure the success of their social media activities

Efficient Social Media Marketing requires a qualification offensive and investments in instruments, processes and Software tools.

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Mastering Complexity in Transportation Management

Study by Camelot Management Consultants and Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg analyzes the logistics status quo and defines the optimal setup for a modern holistic transport management strategyTransportation has become a critical bottleneck in supply chains due to globalization, M&A and increasing customer expectations.

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Enterprise Process & Information Governance – Integration of process and master data governance as competitive advantage

Survey of around 70 companies from a variety of industries and different sizes about the current state of governance in the areas of BPM and MDM and its integration

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White Paper: Cyclic transportation planning in process industries

Supply chains become increasingly complex – with risks of delays and contingency risks soaring. This conflicts with efficient day-to-day transportation management.

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PHARMA Management Radar on “VUCA challenges”

Global pharmaceutical supply chain heads see organizational issues as biggest hurdles for successful implementation of countermeasures.

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Study “Mastering Complexity”: Most European companies are afraid of losing control over rising complexity

83% of participants state that the current level of complexity at their company is too high. 76% say they expect complexity to increase even further.

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