Doing Business in Belgium

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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

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.

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

Kinaxis

But what does the success of the sharing economy have to do with to supply chain management? ShiftRide, as do all businesses in the sharing economy, uses technology to connect the supply with the demand, and adds an environmentally friendly angle to its service.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

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. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. Supply chain process development is slower.

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Is it time to take your supply chain glocal?

Kinaxis

In case the term is new to you, glocal, in a supply chain context, is the blending of global integration with local responsiveness. Pekar, the VP of Roland DG’s Global SCM Division, gave some interesting insights on the changing role of IT in supply chain. You can check out a recap of his presentation in my blog The Changing Role of IT in End-to-End Supply Chain Management or check out his presentation yourself on our YouTube channel.

Participation request for interesting Supply Chain surveys

Supply Chain Movement

Dear Supply Chain Professionals, There are several very interesting supply chain surveys open for participation at the moment (in Januaray and February, 2014). 4 surveys by Supply Chain Insights LLC: Supply Chain Visibility: Benchmark companies’ supply chain visibility in business relationships within their extended supply chain, including the effectiveness of data sharing and sensing: [link].

ISC Europe 2015 Conference

Supply Chain Movement

Organisation: Integrated Supply Chain. Are you ready for the new Age of Supply Chain? The skills needed to navigate through these choppy waters were greater than ever before, and a new style of Supply Chain leader started to emerge – business savvy, risk aware and technologically competent. Fast forward to 2015 and we are now slowly experiencing increased economic activity across Europe, but the supply chain environment has changed once more.

ISC Europe 2016 Conference

Supply Chain Movement

Organisation: Integrated Supply Chain. Are you ready for the new Age of Supply Chain? The skills needed to navigate through these choppy waters were greater than ever before, and a new style of Supply Chain leader started to emerge – business savvy, risk aware and technologically competent. Fast forward to 2015 and we are now slowly experiencing increased economic activity across Europe, but the supply chain environment has changed once more.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Located in the United Kingdom (UK), he has more than twelve years of experience in progressive roles driving demand-drive projects for their global supply chain. At the Supply Chain insights Global Summit , Nick shared his story on driving demand-based improvements. Nick strongly believes that it is insufficient to drive supply chain improvement through incrementalism. Understanding the Lubricant Supply Chain. Trade-offs in the Supply Chain.

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

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Over the past year, the Arkieva Supply Chain Link Blog provided thought leadership and informative posts on supply chain strategy tips, trends, and news. Just in case you missed some of our supply chain strategy posts , we’ve compiled a list of our popular supply chain posts from 2016 below (ranked based on shares and views). Here is a list of the Top 20 Supply Chain Strategy Blog Posts from 2016. Happy new year!

Advice to Students: The Next CEO Will Be From Supply Chain

Arkieva

In Belgium particularly, education is good and inexpensive. As Belgium is small, many students easily commute from the mom and pap hotel, by train to the university. Advice 5: End-up in the right discipline, think supply chain. In previous blog Balancing Cash, Cost and Service: The Supply Chain Triangle I talked about the supply chain triangle. Improve service and cost, but not at the expense of inventory.

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

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Over the past month, we’ve been posting supply chain predictions, brought to you by some of the most creative thinkers in the industry, including Joel Clum of CarrierDirect , Martijn Graat of LogisticsMatter.com and Steve Brady of Supply Chain Innovations Today. Today, we’re proud to present Cathy Roberson’s… 3 Technology Trends Changing the Supply Chain (2015-2020) Part IV. What roles will this play in supply chain?

Supply chain software demands continual attention

Supply Chain Movement

that’s the same length of time that many larger companies need to develop and globally implement new supply chain software. PepsiCo, ASmL and Agrifac are all investing in supply chain software at different levels. Supply chain software can be categorised into three different types. 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.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Supply Chain KPI Tips. All you need to know about Supply Chain KPIs. Supply Chain KPI. So that unfortunately means that many of your supply chain KPIs may not be stock-standard ones. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain).

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Customer-Centric Supply Chain Planning: The Difference is in the Details

Arkieva

I was fortunate to join the Arkieva team in strategy sessions with our Belgium team and European partner – Solventure. Since this was my first time visiting Belgium, I couldn’t help but notice the picturesque sceneries, the architecture, and how beautifully meals were presented. Perhaps if I moved to Belgium, with time the details that I noticed during my trip would be minuscule because they would be the norm. What is a Customer-Centric Supply Chain?

Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

It seldom snows in Belgium: the city sits in anticipation. “Where would the supply chain technology industry be without all of the bulls#&t?” ” Based on my research, it is clear to me that buyer frustration with supply chain technology is increasing. Progress on the key performance metrics of cost, customer service, inventory, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) are going backward; not forwards, for most companies.

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

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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. At E2open, we are creating a more connected, intelligent supply chain. Supply. Supply. MONDAY 22 OCTOBER 2018.

Where are all the N95 Masks? A Supply Chain Dilemma

NC State SCRC

The p rolonged outbreak in China reduced the supply , and during the outbreak production expanded by nearly 12-fold (to 115 million per month). 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. Evidence suggests that China is “hoarding” the mask supply, and is not exporting masks.

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

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It’s no mystery that some of the world’s largest retail chains are struggling to survive. 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. Key trends shaping today’s retail supply chain. Strong capabilities in supply chain planning and network design. analytics Supply chain optimization Retail

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Smartbox Group implements RELEX’s supply chain optimization solution to maximize sales and increase operational efficiency internationally

RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions to help Smartbox Group transform its supply chain management, with POS demand planning, replenishment, promotions, and inventory optimization. Smartbox Group , the inventor and the global leader of the experience gift concept with leading market shares in Europe, has selected RELEX Solutions’ supply chain software to implement optimized supply chain processes for its rapidly growing global operation. Read PDF.

Pernod Ricard Drinks to Better Demand Forecasts

Supply Chain Movement

Combined with the expertise within the Pernod Ricard supply chain team, the flexibility of the application has helped Pernod Ricard UK achieve an ongoing improvement in demand forecast accuracy and a more optimal inventory level. Taking data directly from the commercial teams such as field sales and account managers, Infor Demand Planning is helping Pernod Ricard to better align supplies of its products to customer demand.

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., Tech-enabled fulfillment and operations : Manage orders and inventory across distribution centers and suppliers while protecting margins and delighting customers. Demand has also taken a hit from persistently high inventories at major retailers, which reduces the need for shippers to restock stores and warehouses.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Supply Chain Media and software vendor Slimstock have developed this checklist for working capital management. >>Please Belgium. Visuals cash checklist earn x turn finance inventory inventory days raw material risk Slimstock suppliers working capital10 questions to assess working capital management.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Adequate demand planning and accurate inventory investments are key to successful supply chain management in this fast-moving industry. Supply Chain Movement and NeoGrid, provider of a collaborative, demand-driven supply chain management platform in the cloud, have therefore developed this mindmap to inspire fashion and luxury goods companies to become more profitable and competitive. >>Please Belgium.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

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 Belgium. This dynamic has to be examined and stakeholders must determine the impact on the supply chain function: Do. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. furthermore, because the continuing growth in outsourcing is making global businesses ever-more susceptible to disruptions, supply chain risk management software is also on the rise. These are the key developments that are visualised on the 2016 version of Supply Chain Movement’s SCM IT Subway Map. Belgium.

Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

It seldom snows in Belgium: the city sits in anticipation. “Where would the supply chain technology industry be without all of the bulls#&t?” ” Based on my research, it is clear to me that buyer frustration with supply chain technology is increasing. Progress on the key performance metrics of cost, customer service, inventory, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) are going backward; not forwards, for most companies.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

For the third consecutive year, Supply Chain Movement has put together a 3PL Subway Map Europe showing the specific services of the most important logistics service providers which have offices in several European countries. >>Please Belgium. Europe can expect to see more activity from large logistics service providers on the back of XPO’s acquisition of ND, and this will of course be reflected on Supply Chain Movement’s 3PL Subway Map Europe in the years ahead.

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Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have developed this checklist to provide to pinpoint the key drivers of Freight Spend Management. To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. A TMS with inventory allocation enables shippers to monitor shipments down to the package level. Belgium. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management.

Welcome to Wilmington!

Arkieva

From our previous post, you can tell that one of those locations is in Antwerp, Belgium. Want to bet that some of your inventory has come through Delaware? General Topics Arkieva Delaware headquaters locations Port of Wilmington Supply Chain Solutions WilmingtonHere at Arkieva we have three offices. We can also be found in Mangalore, India but our headquarters are located in Wilmington, DE.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks. Supply Chain Media and consultancy firm Involvation have developed this checklist to provide insight into the added value and the potential of your current S&OP process. Belgium. Visuals demand financial impact Involvation involvement S&OP supply Supply Chain MediaManagement at the helm.

It was a Choco Delight: Arkieva Holiday Video and Poem

Arkieva

At the end of the year, as an Arkieva holiday tradition, we say thank you to our customers by sending chocolates from Belgium (another good reason to become an Arkieva customer). Inventory scheduling was just-in-time, Leaving no room for customers to say “oops next time!”. A journey that sometimes starts with a supply chain software purchase, But often ends with a tailored solution that ends years of many searches.

Minerva on track with Slim4

Supply Chain Movement

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. The initial goal was to lower the inventories so cash could be released.

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

Logistics Bureau

On the other hand, offshoring growth has fuelled the need for warehousing as part of the elongated supply chain. Consequently, networks of large, central warehouses and smaller, decentralised warehouses (supply or delivery warehouses) will need to be designed and implemented according to the span of distribution and location of customers. Logistics services provider TNT runs a large distribution hub in Belgium.