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.

Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

BluJay Solutions

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).

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

Kinaxis

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.

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.

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

Freightos

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. This would have the effect of reducing warehousing requirements. The company noted augmented reality would be beneficial in the following areas: Warehousing Operations.

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. Space – demand volatility and uncertainty create risk for managing large warehousing operations. 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.

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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. Large companies like Amazon have announced preparation for the weeks of disruption by increasing their warehousing capabilities.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Belgium. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. The supply chain solutions for the 24-hour economy lie primarily in a flexible IT platform which enables the various internal software applications, such as for manufacturing execution, warehouse management and transport planning, to be connected to external systems such as for customs handling.

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. 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.

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

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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.