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.

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


It is inevitably becoming a major source of revenue in today’s global economy, led by the likes of Uber and Airbnb. Nestle combined parts of its supply chain for fresh and chilled products in Belgium with PepsiCo, a clear rival. by Emily Hunt The sharing economy involves buying and selling temporary access to goods or services, usually arranged through an online platform.

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Is it time to take your supply chain glocal?


As defined by the source of all knowledge, Wikipedia, “glocalization is the adaptation of globally marketed products and services to local markets.” 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. In case the term is new to you, glocal, in a supply chain context, is the blending of global integration with local responsiveness.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Police warning after drug.

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By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Police carried out a series of raids in Belgium and Holland earlier this year, seizing computer-hacking equipment as well as large quantities of cocaine and heroin, guns and a suitcase full of cash. Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today.

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


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. Source, make, and deliver reporting to a common leader. It’s no mystery that some of the world’s largest retail chains are struggling to survive. Walmart is closing a record number of stores (269) in the U.S. and abroad this year. Trusted names like Sears, J.C.

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Best Practice Guide to Invoice to Pay


Finally, Ivalua recognizes the importance of compliance and that’s why the whole Ivalua Invoice-to-Pay journey has been assured by global tax experts PwC Belgium. What is Invoice to Pay?

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

To gain organizational support to drive change, Nick ran two more simulations: one in Hong Kong and a grease plant in Belgium. The two simulations were different flows, but both demonstrated similar benefits – about a 15%-reduction in finished goods in Hong Kong and a 20%-reduction in finished goods in Belgium. Nick Lynch is the Global Excellence Manager at Shell Lubricants, a division of Shell Global.

The Great Maersk Shift


The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. Other sources reported that DB Schenker was not the only forwarder making this shift.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

It seldom snows in Belgium: the city sits in anticipation. I also do not know a team that has been successful implementing a solution across make, source and deliver processes without clearly defined goals and process workflows. It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep. As I stare at t he keyboard sitting on my desk, my view is the train station draped in darkness. The quiet streets await the coming of the soft snow. I hate jet lag.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

It seldom snows in Belgium: the city sits in anticipation. I also do not know a team that has been successful implementing a solution across make, source and deliver processes without clearly defined goals and process workflows. It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep. As I stare at my keyboard sitting on my desk, my view is the train station draped in darkness. The quiet st reets await the coming of the soft snow. I hate jet lag.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

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From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Belgium. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

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Belgium. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

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


The service was originally launched in the Netherlands and Belgium in early 2013 and called “Staples Easy 3D.” According to Ti’s white paper on the topic, some goods manufactured in Asia-Pacific could be near-sourced to the US or Europe. The internet giant may have started off in a garage, focusing on indexing the world’s information, but Google has since become famous for other experiments it runs, from automated cars to i nternet routers on weather balloons.

Supply chain software demands continual attention

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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 freshness of the potatoes is crucial to the quality of our crisps, for example, which makes it necessary to be based close to the source. 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.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

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Belgium. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. 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.

The things we’ve seen, in 2019

DELMIA Quintiq

Fifteen new startups from Belgium, China, France, India, South Africa and the U.S. We shared a lot of their stories this year: including IMC Toys , Spark Racing Technology and the European Spallation Source (ESS) to mention just a few. Here we are, just about to turn the calendar to 2020. As we end the year (and the decade!) we at Dassault Systèmes want to take some time to reflect on our 2019.

Complex costs of transportation

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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). Belgium. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.

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

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However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Belgium. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

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. Planning governance is different within each organization, and it varies by sell, deliver, make and source. While sourcing roles are more aggregated, channel support is usually regional. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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What does Brexit mean for eCommerce?

Savant Events

Brexit, with or without a deal, will also have a strong impact on the European supply chains as components sourced throughout the continent become more expensive and harder to come by. According to a PWC study, the countries which will suffer the most economically will be the UK’s close trading partners Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

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The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. Belgium. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. International trade can entail significantly more risk than straightforward domestic business-to-business transactions.

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

BluJay Solutions

The security breaches happened as a result of a sustained hacking attack on ports in the Netherlands and Belgium, yet the containers were initially targeted by criminals further up the supply chain and the potential impact on freight forwarders in terms of delays to shipments, suggests it makes good business sense for them to consider what they can do to protect their customers’ goods. Source: BBC News.

Bridging the Finance Gap for Asian SMEs

Supply Chain @ MIT

The framework is part of a working paper published by MISI for the SWIFT Institute, the Belgium-based financial services research organization. Many Asian SMEs turn to other sources of finance such as unregistered money lenders that charge high interest rates. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are key drivers of growth in Asia, but they are hindered by inadequate access to finance, particularly from large banks.

Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

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With the estimated value of the global B2C e-commerce market in 2012 running at €825bn and mobile commerce growing by 300% in the same period (source: IMRG ), it’s hardly surprising that the logistics industry is sharpening its offering and launching services specifically aimed at meeting the fast-changing needs of the multichannel retail market (click here to read Kewill's 2012 whitepaper on the impact of the rise and rise of multichannel retail).

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


In this post, Bram Desmet outlines the three main categories of supply chain complexity — Planning/Sourcing/Making/Delivering, Processes/People/Tools/Analytics, the impact of fast changing technology, increasing market speed and turbulence, attracting and developing talent. Supply Chain Complexity 1 – Plan/Source/Make/Deliver/…. 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.

Trends 2019: Food

Enterra Insights

”[6] Also on the rise, according to many sources, is the consumption of insect proteins, veggie meats, and lab-grown proteins. Benchmark analysts note, “Chefs are looking for new sources of protein. In contrast, 75% of consumers in Belgium or the Netherlands said that they would be willing to try the products.” Food preferences, like fashion, change with each new generation.

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Data Quality is as Important as Data Quantity

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Wilfried Lemahieu, Seppe vanden Broucke, and Bart Baesens, academics from KU Leuven (Belgium), note, “Data quality is often defined as ‘fitness for use,’ which implies the relative nature of the concept.”[5] Lemahieu, vanden Broucke, and Baesens insist data quality begins with people rather than data sources. Despite the fact big data is old news, it continues to make headlines.