Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

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

Logistics Bureau

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included. Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. Where to Do Your Warehousing. Who Will Do Your Warehousing?

ISC Europe 2015 Conference

Supply Chain Movement

Trucks full, stock low, warehouse busy. 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].

ISC Europe 2016 Conference

Supply Chain Movement

Trucks full, stock low, warehouse busy. 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/.

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

Kinaxis

Nestle combined parts of its supply chain for fresh and chilled products in Belgium with PepsiCo, a clear rival. They bundled warehousing, packing and outbound distribution, and synchronized deliveries to fill trucks.

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. 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. This would have the effect of reducing warehousing requirements.

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

AIMMS

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. A recent report from Auburn University summarizes these changes quite neatly: Inventory – consumer demand for flexible delivery times and pick-up options is changing inventory management. Space – demand volatility and uncertainty create risk for managing large warehousing operations.

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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. We were looking for a professional tool to improve the inventory management of our growing range.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Inventory stock turns in Days. Inventory management. Warehousing. Inventory levels. Of course, the difference between KPIs and metrics will vary at different levels of your organisation, so for example, while a metric recording “receiving accuracy” in a warehouse would certainly be a KPI for a warehouse manager, it would be completely extraneous as an executive-level KPI. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones!

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Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Belgium. Such a system enables those companies to fulfil orders flexibly by dispatching the goods from various inventory points (e.g. directly from their suppliers, from their own warehouse or even from a retail store). The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Belgium. The 2015 Annual Third Party Logistics Study also reveals that both sides regard themselves as being successful, and shippers are seeing positive results again this year: an average logistics cost reduction of 9%, an average inventory cost reduction of 5% and an average fixed logistics cost reduction of 15%. Globally, warehousing is outsourced by 67%. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014.

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Supply chain software demands continual attention

Supply Chain Movement

The ‘systems of differentiation’ comprise solutions which give companies a competitive edge in their markets, such as forecasting, planning or advanced warehouse management. 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. She adds that SAP is also important for the supply chain because it means that information about inventory and sales now comes from a single source.

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

Arkieva

10 Warehouse Productivity Tips for Reducing Downtime Today! View the full post or view the snippet below: If you are a warehouse manager, you would know that handling warehouse operations is not an easy task. It is important to constantly implement ways to optimize the processes and improve the operational effectiveness of the warehouse. Minimizing downtime and increasing productivity are two things that rank high on a warehouse manager’s to-do list.