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.

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. Shipments arrive from Nike’s network of global manufacturers in Asia, and includes footwear, apparel and equipment. The choice of Leuven, Belgium as the site for Nike’s DC may seem like an odd one.

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Digital Manufacturing: Where are companies on the path towards using digital manufacturing with the use of digital images, 3-D printing, internet of things and mobility to redefine manufacturing processes: [link]. Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI): The value proposition these processes present. VMI is the process when a company’s supplier takes responsibility for the management of inventory through the channel.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

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Adequate demand planning and accurate inventory investments are key to successful supply chain management in this fast-moving industry. Belgium. In this fast-paced world, where there is also increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint, global fashion and luxury goods manufacturers have to redesign their go-to-market strategy to meet demand in a cost-efficient and sustainable way: Plan.

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Their regional menus offer things like the Chicken Maharaja Mac in India, the Croque McDo in Belgium and the KiwiBurger in New Zealand. Automotive manufacturers are another great example, although many of the differences between European and North American car models are due to specific regulations, with the most obvious being which side the steering wheel is on and whether the speedometers show miles per hour of kilometers per hour. And optimizing inventory.

Minerva on track with Slim4

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The assortment of the Belgian bicycle manufacturer and wholesaler Minerva is growing considerably. From the brand new warehouse in Paal-Beringen, Belgium, Minerva supplies around 850 stores across the whole of the Benelux on a daily basis. To actively manage growing inventories, the bicycle manufacturer and wholesaler knew that they required assistance with inventory and supply chain optimisation and as a result turned to Slimstock’s supply chain software Slim4.

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 and INTTRA will join efforts to strengthen the connections and streamline the information flow between manufacturers, suppliers, shipping service providers, ocean carriers and all the participants in global trade. More than 70,000 partner companies and 200,000 users, many of the biggest brands and manufacturers across a range of industries, use the E2open network and platform to orchestrate their supply chains, creating efficiencies measured in the billions.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

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In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The traditional manufacturing job defined the middle class. Each time, I turn on the channel, manufacturing jobs frame the global debate. Ironically, as global manufacturing jobs decrease, there is a need for talent for the global supply chain. Inventory Turns.

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Marketplaces such as Alibaba’s Tmall, caters to suppliers and manufacturers. Inventory management and replenishment as well as reverse logistics can now be managed by mobile as well as payments. Technology Trend 2: 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing. 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.

Supply chain software demands continual attention

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The food and drinks manufacturer and owner of brands including Lay’s, Duyvis and Quaker has been using that ERP system since 1 November 2013. 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. The ten SAP modules the food and drinks manufacturer has implemented do not include the supply chain planning one (SAP APO). “We’re IT supports quest for differentiation and innovation.

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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.

Top 2016 Supply Chain Strategy Posts from the Supply Chain Link Blog


Arrange your inventory based on how often you need to use it. View the full post or view the snippet below: Over the last 5 years, I have seen many companies launching inventory reduction programs. When launching an inventory reduction program, companies should be aware that inventory, as a part of Cash, should always be balanced with Cost and Service. They should create shock absorbers by way of safety buffers, be it inventory, capacity or other supplies.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

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Inventory stock turns in Days. Inventory management. Production/manufacturing. Inventory levels. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART.

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Where are all the N95 Masks? A Supply Chain Dilemma


The representative managed to pivot and dodge the question, with a common response being heard a lot on the news: “It’s a fluid situation” President Trump may yet use his authority under the Defense Protection Act to mobilize industry to manufacture scarce goods like N95 masks. The global inventory of masks was also diminished by the wildfires in California and Australia, which used up many of the supplies held by humanitarian organizations.

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

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Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. 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. From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included.

Trends 2019: Food

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In contrast, 75% of consumers in Belgium or the Netherlands said that they would be willing to try the products.” This provides deep market intelligence that allows CPG manufacturers and marketers to create highly targeted and effective campaigns. They can be augmented with additional data and insights to improve forecasting, enhance target marketing and better align inventories to demand. Food preferences, like fashion, change with each new generation.

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