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COVID-19 and mobility: likely winners and losers

The corona pandemic has impacted transportation the world over. From individual cars to trains, trams and buses: what had seemed quintessential for our daily routines for decades has been disrupted to an unseen extent. So, how will we move forward in the months and years to come? Will this crisis create opportunities and urge us to rethink mobility – to ensure smoother, greener ways of getting around in a post-COVID world?

Still future-proof after 15 years: the remarkable case of Ventouris

Software that is state of the art today, might already be a thing of the past tomorrow. Not the case for the Ventouris e-portal, which easily keeps up with the latest software developments. Quite the achievement if you know that the application handles complex administrative matters. The secret to building a software platform that effortlessly stands the test of time? Have a look behind the scenes of the application that seems immune to software rot.

How to set your software development team up for success

Software projects are all about people. A good development team can mean the difference between project failure and success. So, what is the secret to a dream team? How does Cegeka recruit its people, continuously educate them on new trends and technologies and guarantee continuity to its customers?

Why complex application development project fail – and 6 tips to help you succeed

One third of all application implementation projects run late or over budget. On top of that, many do not deliver what they are expected to deliver. Why is that? And, most importantly, how can you do better? Here are six tips to help you keep your project on time and on budget, while ensuring that it meets the needs of everyone involved.

Agile transformation: the goals that make it last

On the eve of 2020, the world is in full expansion. We want things to be faster, better and more personalized. All over the globe, companies are looking for ways to be successful in the face of increasing demand-driven complexity. Many of them turn to agile transformation processes to make their businesses more futureproof. But are those really the key to victory?

Take operational excellence to the next level? Unlock the supply chain!

Operational excellence in the food industry means at least two things: managing cost on the one hand, managing margins on the other. In times of global competition, long-term contracts and raw material price fluctuation, that’s quite the challenge. The key to amping up operational excellence? Expanding the scope from ‘within these walls’ to ‘end-to-end.’

Compliance is slowing food companies down

Compliance is growing in complexity, especially for global manufacturers and distributors. In addition to legislative compliance requirements – which differ per country – and a whole range of certificates, there’s also an enitre set of (country-specific) standards by the retail industry that food businesses must comply with. Standards which are often more stringent than the legal framework.

Today’s consumers are amping up the pressure

These days, food manufacturers must be consumer-obsessed if they want to have a competitive advantage. Roughly speaking, this means two things. First, to know what the consumer is thinking and expecting, at all times. Second, to be able to meet those expectations, efficiently, compliantly, at healthy margins and above all: faster than the competition.

In the food industry, data is the new (s)oil

Manufacturers, retailers and growers have everything to gain from unlocking data in the supply chain – from field to fork – and sharing that data with each other: it’s a win-win for everyone involved. Consumers too are increasingly clamoring for more transparancy about the origin, authenticity and CO2 footprint of the products on the shelves.