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The pace of digitizing supply chains and the ability to mine data has increased dramatically over the last 18 months. However, only a limited number of companies have implemented a Supply Chain Center of Excellence as a pro-active response to cope with the increased dynamics in today’s environment. Those companies who have implemented Supply Chain Center of Excellences, have invested heavily in strong advanced analytical capabilities and benefit from unlocking the data to allow better decision making whereas companies that don’t have data at their fingertips are struggling more than ever before.

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Cumulative demand for batteries is expected to grow with more than 700% up to 1,700 GWh by 2030 due to the accelerated electrification in transportation and grid storage. In the wake of mega electric vehicle plant announcements of nearly all large automotive producers, your company has to decide rather quickly where to locate your new manufacturing plant(s) in the US, Europe, China and/or Asia as part of the fast growing global battery value chains.

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New digital ordering channels, new supply chain requirements (safety, traceability), changing customer behavior (health awareness, convenience), new products (specialized nutrition, plant-based products), sustainability goals – it is a long list of challenges for every company in the food value chain.

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