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. Belgium is very cosmopolitan, with three official languages — Dutch, French and German.

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.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

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The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. Belgium.

Practical Approaches to Temperature Controlled Pharmaceutical Logistics and Storage

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Brussels, Belgium. The seminar is complimentary (no fee) attendance to pharmaceutical manufacturers. Instead bringing together the best minds from pharmaceutical manufacturers and supply chain partners to resolve very real, specific challenges.

Participation request for interesting Supply Chain surveys

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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].

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Top 5 press brakes cnc/nc manufacturers

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

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The mission for the Tokyo-based company and the world’s largest tyre manufacturer is to achieve Dan-Totsu – to be an absolute and undisputed leader – in all aspects of business. One in every six vehicles drives on tyres made by the Bridgestone Corporation.

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


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.

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. Meanwhile US-based Tesla plans to build a facility in Shanghai, its first factory outside the US and would double the size of the electric car maker’s global manufacturing.

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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


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.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

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In The Netherlands, cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris is closing its factory in Bergen op Zoom and AkzoNobel has decided to phase out its production of organic peroxides in Deventer by the end of 2016. He has just completed a consultancy project for a US food manufacturer in Russia.

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Keith B. Carter on The Path to Actionable Intelligence


He has managed teams across continents – from the United States to Belgium and Singapore. A major manufacturing company with excellence in supply chain was facing the same challenge.

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.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

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The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany. Belgium.

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Evergreen Garden Care Chooses BluJay’s MessageBroker for Fully Managed Enterprise Integration as a Service (IaaS) Solution

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Evergreen Garden Care operates in the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, the Nordics, Australia, and New Zealand. BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers. Garden care supplier gains seamless information-sharing with global partners.

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. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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


Marketplaces such as Alibaba’s Tmall, caters to suppliers and manufacturers. 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.”

Rethinking your optimum

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The benefits of the Self-Learning Supply Chain in manufacturing. Belgium. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

Supply Chain Experiencing High Rate of Terrorist Attacks

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Over three years of data, terrorist attacks against the agriculture and food and beverage sectors more than tripled, attacks on the industrial and manufacturing materials and pharmaceuticals sectors more than doubled, and attacks against the metals industry nearly doubled.

Barry Callebaut integrates S&OP into the daily process

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million tonnes and an annual turnover of four billion euro, the Swiss chocolate manufacturer offers its customers a broad spectrum of services relating to product development, processing, training and marketing.

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Seeing is Believing: Debunking the Myths of 3D Printing at Materialise


I spent a fascinating day visiting the Materialize 3D Printing headquarters in Leuven, Belgium yesterday. The terms rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and and additive manufacturing are all terms for the same process.

Appeasement vs. Go Bold: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Supply Chain

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When Hitler’s armies conquered Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium and France, Britain stood alone against all of the might of the combined German and Italian military. Originally it was the tyranny of the huge manufacturers.

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. [This article is brought to you by Slimstock].

SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

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The logos illustrate the manufacturers’ choices about whether or not to produce close to their sales markets. The Netherlands ranks second in this global list, closely followed by Belgium. Belgium. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

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Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

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In addition to being responsible for manufacturing and logistics, a CSCO also has to ensure alignment with internal departments such as Sales and Marketing, and with external partners such as customers and suppliers. Belgium. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’.

BluJay Solutions Accelerates Supply Chain Efficiency for Customers with Updates to its Global Trade Network Platform

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The new release adds New Computerized Transit System (NCTS) support for Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, and the United Kingdom. BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers. Newest software release features full multimodal support, compliance enhancements for multiple countries, extended mobile capabilities, and more.

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.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

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Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Belgium. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

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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. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

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These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Belgium. And Manufacturing needs to be agile to keep up with rapid changes in the market.

GrandVision: “We are changing completely as we become demand driven”

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In the last three years we’ve developed our strategy, centralised procurement, purchasing and manufacturing aligned our portfolios across all categories globally and developed our exclusive brands portfolio. Grandvision has grand plans.

Paris Calling and BoostAeroSpace Mission


Latécoère and Sonaca joining the BoostAeroSpace Community Latecoere company presentation by Jose SORIANO Two new community members have recently joined BoostAeroSpace, Latécoère as French Tier1 and Sonaca as Belgium Tier 1, who are both about to start AirSupply buyside projects. Beautiful Paris set the spot for the this year’s BoostAerospace Customer Group BoostAeroSpace had invited to the 6th BoostAeroSpace Customer Group on October 18th 2018, this time to Paris.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

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Belgium. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

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Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Belgium.