Flexible or hybrid working: here to stay and posing new challenges for organizations

By Stijn Vander Plaetse on 15 September 2020

In March society was brutally forced to go into a state of constrained homeworking due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Homeworking became the norm in a matter of days. While we will return to a next normal in the future, remote working will stay and evolve towards flexible working. Flexible or hybrid working is defined with 2 major parameters : time and location independent working.

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AI Powered GDPR Cleaning API

By Gertjan Vanlook on 10 September 2020

GDPR Compliancy

May 25, 2018. This was the date every company and organization had to be GDPR compliant. What we see two years later is that many organizations still struggle to comply with the GDPR rules. Important concepts in the GDPR context are anonymisation and pseudonymisation. As such none of them is mandatory under GDPR. Securing and protecting data however is mandatory, and both anonymisation and pseudonymisation are effective methods to do so and therefore they are strongly recommended.

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Prioritizing innovation projects demystified

By Wim Van Emelen on 16 August 2020

If you are an innovation manager, CIO or involved in innovation in your organization, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear from you that one of your bigger challenges concerns prioritizing your innovation projects or ideas. When we were shaping our innovation offering at AE and ‘got out of the building’ (eating our own dogfood) to ask people like you about what keeps them up at night, this topic has come up in most of the interviews we had.

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The Race for Operational Excellence: Supply Chain Analytics

By Bram Vanschoenwinkel on 16 August 2020

These days, achieving true operational excellence is impossible without a thorough understanding of your processes and how they relate to the needs of your staff or customers. Lean processes mean elimination of unnecessary work, reducing errors and focusing on what is really important. It is key to keep costs under control and to level production and service up to speed.

Being truly operational excellent requires, apart from the deep understanding of your processes, a grasp of the constraints and prerequisites they are subject to. Operational excellence is all about having a collaborative focus on your customer’s needs, keeping team members positive and empowered, and continually improving the current activities in the workplace. Effective workforce planning, well organized supply chain operations, preventing production lines from breaking down, efficient use of infrastructure, keeping energy consumption under control, workplace safety… Just to name a few examples.

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Process Optimization: Filling and Shipping containers with e-llis

By Bram Vanschoenwinkel on 16 August 2020

Process optimization is a must for companies that want to maintain their competitive advantage – something logistics operator e-llis knows all too well. Frequently finding itself forced to occasionally ship its customers' containers which are only forty percent filled, the company called on us for help. In co-creation with e-llis, our team worked on a proof of concept to optimize the shipping process. The ambitious goal: to increase the filling level of these containers to eighty percent.

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