Doing Business in Belgium


The Kingdom of Belgium achieved its independence from the Netherlands in 1830, and has become an admired modern country, well-known as the home of international organizations such as NATO and the EU. Since most Western European capitals are within 1,000 km of Brussels, Belgium’s capital, it is an ideal location for international groups. Belgium is very cosmopolitan, with three official languages — Dutch, French and German. Manufacturing in Belgium.

Hankyu Hanshin Express Deploys Kewill Global Forwarding in Belgium

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July 12, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Hankyu Hanshin Express, a leading Japanese provider of global logistics and freight forwarding services, has completed the implementation of Kewill’s freight forwarding software across its operations in Belgium. Kewill Global Forwarding, a fully managed solution, is being used by Hankyu Hanshin Express in Belgium to manage its air-, sea- and road-based freight forwarding and logistics operations.


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Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium


I had the opportunity to accompany a group of executives from Anheuser Busch Inbev on a tour of Nike’s global distribution facility in Leuven Belgium this week. The choice of Leuven, Belgium as the site for Nike’s DC may seem like an odd one. However the government of Belgium is scheduled to raise the 20 bridges along the canal to enable an increase to 4 containers high on barges, which will effectively double the volume of this campus!

Belgium pledges to make all its chocolate sustainable


Belgian chocolate producers and supermarkets just announced a new partnership, called Beyond Chocolate. This partnership commits to make Belgian a 100% sustainable by 2025. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo signed the partnership along with major chocolate producers, NGOs like Rainforest Alliance and several supermarket groups. deforestation beantracker cocoa child labour

All Things Belgian : Supply Chain of Belgian Beer Follow Up


I will share a few more interesting things I learned about Belgium during my trips there. What has Belgium got to do with French fries you ask? Because, as per my colleague Philip, the technique of frying the fries twice was perfected in Belgium and not in France. As the country of Belgium did not officially exist till 1830 and according to the web page, they have been cooking these fries since at least 1680. General Topics Belgian Beer Belgium Frites

Practical Approaches to Temperature Controlled Pharmaceutical Logistics and Storage

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Brussels, Belgium. Register now >> Events Belgium Brussels ELPRO fuels GDPs hotel bloom! Practical Approaches to Temperature Controlled Pharmaceutical Logistics and Storage. Date: 12-13 April, 2016. Venue: Hotel BLOOM! Organisation: ELPRO. URL: Practical Approaches to Temperature Controlled Pharmaceutical Logistics and Storage. Unique Format. The seminar is complimentary (no fee) attendance to pharmaceutical manufacturers.

1st European Life Sciences Supply Chain Community Conference

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Programme >> Register now >> Events Belgium Brussels BSMA Conference Dolce La Hulpe event life science supply chain1st European Life Sciences Supply Chain Community Conference. Date: 19 May 2016. Venue: Dolce La Hulpe Brussels (B). Organisation: BSMA. URL: The BSMA Europe annual event taking place in Brussels on May 19 th 2016 will be the launch event of the BSMA Europe Community.

ISC Europe 2015 Conference

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Events 3D printing Belgium Brussels Business savvy Conference delivery drones digital marketing Integrated Supply Chain ISC Europe mobile shopping Omni-channel Radisson Blu Royal risk aware supply chain tochnologically competent vending machinesISC Europe 2015 Conference. Date: 7-8 October 2015. Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels (B). Organisation: Integrated Supply Chain. URL: [link]. Are you ready for the new Age of Supply Chain? The world has changed.

ISC Europe 2016 Conference

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Events 3D printing Belgium Brussels Business savvy Conference delivery drones digital marketing Integrated Supply Chain ISC Europe mobile shopping Omni-channel Radisson Blu Royal risk aware supply chain tochnologically competent vending machinesISC Europe 2016 Conference. Date: 7-8 March 2016. Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels (B). Organisation: Integrated Supply Chain. URL: Are you ready for the new Age of Supply Chain? versus Amazon

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This became clearer than ever to me in October, when I was asked to give a short presentation about the e-fulfilment strategies of leading companies during’s webinar for its most important sales partners in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Globalization Hits New Record High

Material Handling and Logistics

The world's top five most globally connected countries were the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, Belgium and the United Arab Emirates

Calculating the impact of the Belgian road charge

Supply Chain Movement

On 1 April 2016 a kilometre-based charging system (‘kilometerheffing’) came into force on most motorways in Belgium along with a large number of regional roads in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia. Trends AMP Belgium Conundra H. For shippers, logistics service providers and haulage companies alike, it is difficult to accurately estimate the impact of the charge on their transport costs, which is why Conundra has developed the OptiFlow route optimisation tool.

Loser of last quarter: H. Essers

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Trends 3PL Belgium H. Logistics service supplier H. Essers has been granted permission to extend its premises in the Belgian city of Genk at the expense of the 12 hectares of neighbouring nature reserve, including an evergreen forest. The company wanted to build a 70,000-square-metre warehouse but the site formed part of Natura 2000, a European network of protected ecological areas. Despite months of protests by environmental groups, the plan has now been officially approved.

The State of Globalization in a Fragile World

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It is also found that the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, Belgium and the United Arab Emirates are the most connected countries. DHL has recently released the fifth edition of their Global Connectedness Index , which provides an analysis of globalization, measured by international flows of capital, trade, information and people.

DP World invests in Liege container terminal

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Terminal operator reaffirms its faith in Belgium as a logistics hub

Griffin Spotlight: Bonnie Rietz brings different perspectives to Axway


In our previous Meet the Griffins series, we presented Jeroen Delbarre , a Product Manager for AMPLIFY™ from our Belgium office. Today, we cross the pond and head to Phoenix to meet Bonnie Rietz, a Senior Renewal Specialist. Wearing many … Life at Axway Griffin Spotlight

Meet the Griffins: Jeroen Delbarre provides focus and capabilities for Axway


Today, we cross the pond and head to Belgium to meet Jeroen Delbarre, a Product Manager for the AMPLIFY Platform. Previously, in “Meet the Griffins” series, we profiled Rebecca Hoffman from Axway’s main headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.

The sharing economy: An effective model for supply chain management?


Nestle combined parts of its supply chain for fresh and chilled products in Belgium with PepsiCo, a clear rival. by Emily Hunt The sharing economy involves buying and selling temporary access to goods or services, usually arranged through an online platform. It is inevitably becoming a major source of revenue in today’s global economy, led by the likes of Uber and Airbnb.

Take a Bold Step Today! Join us as Supply Chain Business Developer


The team is awesome, with Nour from Egypt, Adrian from Romania, Gloria from Uruguay and Michel from Belgium, just to name a few of our stars! We know. You’re thinking: what kind of job ad is this? And why is joining them a bold step?

Sustainability vs. profitability: Is it one or the other?


Nestle combined parts of its supply chain for fresh and chilled products in Belgium with PepsiCo, a clear rival. by Alexa Cheater How 25 multinational companies achieved sustainable supply chains. I’d like to think that most companies have moved beyond the point of believing that sustainable business practices aren’t a priority. I hope they recognize the importance of environmental protection and the value of leaving the planet a little better than they found it.

Pfizer steams ahead with vaccine supply chain plans


The company has another facility in Puurs, Belgium, as well as distribution centres in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and in the German town of Karslruhe. New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer is making plans for its Covid-19 supply chain.

Doing Business in the Netherlands


It is bordered by Belgium, Germany and the North Sea. Primary trading partners included Germany, Belgium, the U.K., Primary import partners include China, Germany, Belgium, the U.S., The Netherlands is a modern and highly industrialized country located in Western Europe. The Netherlands was one of the founding countries of both the EU and NATO, showing that it is a nation of progressive and forward-thinking people. With a total area of 41,543 sq.

Participation request for interesting Supply Chain surveys

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1 open survey by Vlerick Business School (Belgium): Management control design in supply chain networks: More complete understanding of coordination and control practices between partner companies, and its performance implications in the supply chain network. Dear Supply Chain Professionals, There are several very interesting supply chain surveys open for participation at the moment (in Januaray and February, 2014).

“We want people in the supply chain to be multi-skilled” – Henri-Xavier Benoist

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In Europe Bridgestone employs 12,000 staff, has sales organisation clustered in 6 sub-regions, nine manufacturing plants (in Spain, Poland, Belgium, France, Italy, and Hungary), one plant. producing tyre molds (Belgium) and it operates a Technical Centre (Rome) and two Proving Grounds (one in Rome and one in the North of Sweden). One in every six vehicles drives on tyres made by the Bridgestone Corporation.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Police warning after drug.

Global Trade Management

Police carried out a series of raids in Belgium and Holland earlier this year, seizing computer-hacking equipment as well as large quantities of cocaine and heroin, guns and a suitcase full of cash. The organised crime group allegedly used hackers based in Belgium to infiltrate computer networks in at least two companies operating in the port of Antwerp. Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today.

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5th Annual Life Science & Temperature Controlled Logistics

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Venue: Brussels, Belgium. 5th Annual Life Science & Temperature Controlled Logistics. Date: 12-13 May 2015. Organisation: Fleming Europe. URL: [link]. Event Introduction. On one hand, you have regulations and guidelines- on the other, practical proceeding in reality. Are you in a balance? Progress and evolution is inevitable. Each change, new road, product or idea for improvement requires time and resources from initiation until the successful end of the planned distribution. channel.

The Oliver Wight Conference

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Venue: The Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, Belgium. The Oliver Wight Conference. Date: 18-19 November 2014. Organiser: Oliver Wight. URL: Following a resounding success last November we are delighted to announce details of the Oliver Wight Annual Conference 2014. Date: Tuesday 18th November: Class A Awards Dinner. Wednesday 19th November: Conference Day.

Doing Business in Germany


km and borders the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and other countries including the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Its main import partners included the Netherlands, China, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, the U.S., Germany is the largest economy in the EU, and it’s the second most populous country. It is the fifth largest economy in the world. .

Best Practice Guide to Invoice to Pay


Finally, Ivalua recognizes the importance of compliance and that’s why the whole Ivalua Invoice-to-Pay journey has been assured by global tax experts PwC Belgium. What is Invoice to Pay?

BluJay’s Latest Software Releases Power Supply Chain Resiliency and Growth in 2021

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Updates to The Unified Customs Schemas (UCS) for accelerated and easy data interface from any source system now support Belgium, the United Kingdom, and France, in addition to the Netherlands in the previous release.

China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

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Examples include Chinese state-owned Cosco investing in port operations in Spain, Greece, Italy and Belgium. China’s Silk Road initiative, better known as One Belt One Road ( OBOR ), received a big boost as the US implemented additional tariffs on Chinese goods with threats of even more.

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The need to know


Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine, fresh off European approval on Wednesday, must make a long, continent-crossing journey from the Swiss Alps to Spain, France and Belgium before final delivery to the EU’s 27 countries. The need to know from Reuters’ global network of journalists.

Pernod Ricard Drinks to Better Demand Forecasts

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At present Infor Demand Planning is deployed throughout Pernod Ricard UK, and Pernod Ricard Travel Retail EMEA, the affiliate covering the Middle Eastern and North African countries, the Netherlands and Belgium. Pernod Ricard, owner of brands such as Absolut, Campo Viejo, Malibu and Jameson, has made substantial improvements in demand forecast accuracy using Infor Demand Planning.

Is it time to take your supply chain glocal?


Their regional menus offer things like the Chicken Maharaja Mac in India, the Croque McDo in Belgium and the KiwiBurger in New Zealand. by Alexa Cheater Nope, that’s not a typo. I really did mean glocal. In case the term is new to you, glocal, in a supply chain context, is the blending of global integration with local responsiveness. I first heard the term only a few months ago during Zoltan Pekar’s presentation at our annual training and user conference, Kinexions.

What Your Company Needs to Succeed in Today’s Retail Landscape


In Europe, V&D , a major Dutch department store, and Brantano , a large footwear retailer operating in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK, have officially declared bankruptcy. It’s no mystery that some of the world’s largest retail chains are struggling to survive. Walmart is closing a record number of stores (269) in the U.S. and abroad this year. Trusted names like Sears, J.C. Penny, and Gap have also lost their momentum.

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