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

NC State SCRC

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. Numerous scenarios were run, and it was found that a centralized model significantly reduced warehouse and inventory costs, while only marginally increasing total transportation costs, leading to a significant overall savings.

ISC Europe 2015 Conference

Supply Chain Movement

To respond to this onslaught of change, the Supply Chain professional of 2015 needs to understand business strategies and value propositions as much as they understand inventory and logistics. Provide optimal service levels while reduce costs and inventory. ISC 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.

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ISC Europe 2016 Conference

Supply Chain Movement

To respond to this onslaught of change, the Supply Chain professional of 2015 needs to understand business strategies and value propositions as much as they understand inventory and logistics. Provide optimal service levels while reduce costs and inventory. ISC Europe 2016 Conference. Date: 7-8 March 2016. Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels (B). Organisation: Integrated Supply Chain. URL: isc-europe-2016.integratedsupplychain.org/.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. Europe has seen plenty of activity in terms of mergers and acquisitions, including the take-over of the major French family-owned company Norbert Dentressangle by America’s XPO Logistics. Belgium. The logistics business in Europe is finally improving again. Acquisitions dominated the logistics headlines in 2014 and that trend is continuing this year.

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Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have therefore developed this mindmap for Global Logistics Integration, outlining the route to achievement and providing road signs to flag potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration. Belgium.

This Week in Logistics News (April 18-22, 2016)

Talking Logistics

But let’s not let the elevator bring us down, let’s go crazy…after this week’s supply chain and logistics news. Germany, Belgium, Estonia and the U.S., Moving on, in another example of how the business models of technology companies and third-party logistics providers are merging, eBay Enterprise and Innotrac have joined forces to become Radial, “the largest omnichannel commerce technology and operations provider.”

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network

E2open

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network. Combination of E2open and INTTRA forms the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Network with Access to World-Wide Ocean Container Capacity and information. We aim to bridge the gap between manufacturing and logistics with execution capabilities on a unified platform with real-time end-to-end visibility.

From Lab to Arm: Supply Chain Journey of the COVID-19 Vaccines

BlueYonder

But what are the challenges and how can we do the best in logistics and supply chain to achieve better results in this very important mission. The overall monitoring of the flow of inventory for the bill of materials, not just the vaccine, is important. Logistics

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

Inventory management and replenishment as well as reverse logistics can now be managed by mobile as well as payments. In 2013, UPS became the first logistics provider to offer 3D printing services at select UPS Stores. The service was originally launched in the Netherlands and Belgium in early 2013 and called “Staples Easy 3D.” Also, the mass customization of products would mean that inventory levels fall, as goods are made to order.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

They saw a steady drop in inventory and reduced working capital by about 50% over the period of 2011-2015. Impact of Demand Sensing on Inventory Levels. By leveraging demand sensing and the Multi-tier Inventory Optimization (MEIO) platform– using machine learning and some cognitive technologies–from Terra Technology on top of SAP APO, Shell successfully launched an analytics platform initiative to improve the demand signal and reduce safety stock.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). A TMS with inventory allocation enables shippers to monitor shipments down to the package level. Belgium.

Optimizing Liberty Global’s Supply Chain: An Interview with Willem Vesters

AIMMS

I first heard about AIMMS at the Supply Chain Logistics Summit in Barcelona in 2015. Our inventory levels on this side of the business tend to be quite high, with a rotation going to 1 year. I guess in the CPE side of the business, we proved that we could bring down inventory levels and generate value. We limited the amount of cash we needed for inventory by bringing it down by 35%. We brought end users from the UK, Belgium, Switzerland, and so on.

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International eCommerce – All you should know about

Vinculum

For example, in Belgium, other countries like German, French, and Dutch companies have larger market shares than Belgian retailers for this very reason. Logistics and Shipping.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Belgium. Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain. Such a system enables those companies to fulfil orders flexibly by dispatching the goods from various inventory points (e.g. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

Supply chain software demands continual attention

Supply Chain Movement

We’ve grown strongly over the past ten years, particularly in France and Belgium, and that’s one of the reasons for us to make that investment now. In the early days as many as 30 trucks were sometimes left waiting in France, loaded with finished products but unable to depart because someone in The Netherlands, Belgium or Switzerland hadn’t ticked the relevant box.”. I still can’t see which location has inventory with a single click.”.

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

Logistics services provider TNT runs a large distribution hub in Belgium. The benefits of these tools are principally in the acceleration and increased efficiency of operations, plus improved tracking and inventory optimisation. Warehouse inventory levels can be automatically taken into account by ERP and procurement systems, while sales and CRM systems can query the WMS in order to confirm orders placed by customers and run sales promotions.