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Asset | Strategy & Logistics has its own blog. ChannelsOnline is a blog about strategy and logistics. We want to give you insights about strategy and logistics within companies, provide you with interesting topics written from different perspectives, give our opinion about the latest news, outline interviews with student entrepreneurs, and much more!

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CAN OUR REAL LIFE ACTIONS BE COMPUTED INTO EXCEL?

Date: December 12, 2018
Author: Greta Brunetti

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Excel is a very powerful tool whether you are a student or a professional. After years of studies you may have come across formulas, pivot tables and pie charts.  While gaining experience, you have discovered the pain of digging into long lists of data records, and the joy of actually making sense out of it. What if, I thought, this tool can explain much more than numbers or text strings? What if it could go beyond manipulating data, and even explain some very simple action in our real life, or be able to “read” situations?

 

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THE RED THREAD

Date: December 4, 2018
Author: Robert Worm

In a recent interview during a 24-hour challenge of the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) the FIOD provided insight into which software system they use to find meaningfull connections within data (Wouters, 2018). This automated version of “connecting the dots” has proven itself in finding relevant information. For example, it was successfully used on the Panama papers. The concept may be familiar to you, as it has been used in many tv shows to solve crime or a mystery by following the ‘red thread’. Research is in that sense very similar to investigative work, because both trying to find proof or connections can be a daring undertaking without guaranteed results.

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SUPPLY CHAIN OF A SANDWICH

Date: November 30, 2018
Author: Greta Brunetti

According to an article from last year written by Nu.nl, an online newspaper, bread consumption among Dutch consumers was overall decreasing (I know, right?I think it is weird as well), but the consumption of the so-called Luxury bread had a positive trend. As many of you have noticed (the Dutch at least), bread is the country’s favorite pick for breakfast and mostly for lunch. A sandwich is light to carry, light to eat and creates little packaging waste as most of people pack in bulk, or just store them in a Tupperware.

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