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. However the government of Belgium is scheduled to raise the 20 bridges along the canal to enable an increase to 4 containers high on barges, which will effectively double the volume of this campus!

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Hankyu Hanshin Express Deploys Kewill Global Forwarding in Belgium

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July 12, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Hankyu Hanshin Express, a leading Japanese provider of global logistics and freight forwarding services, has completed the implementation of Kewill’s freight forwarding software across its operations in Belgium. Kewill Global Forwarding, a fully managed solution, is being used by Hankyu Hanshin Express in Belgium to manage its air-, sea- and road-based freight forwarding and logistics operations.

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. So, what would happen if we transfer the ShiftRide or Uber sharing economy model to supply chain management? Benefits of the sharing economy model on supply chains.

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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1st European Life Sciences Supply Chain Community Conference

Supply Chain Movement

1st European Life Sciences Supply Chain Community Conference. By bringing life sciences supply chain professionals together, BSMA targets excellence and improvements across the supply chain by fostering innovation and exchanges between peers. BSMA brings a unique expertise from its board members and is driven by supply chain professionals having a large experience in the fields of life sciences supply chain.

All Things Belgian : Supply Chain of Belgian Beer Follow Up

Arkieva

A few weeks ago, I talked about the Supply Chain of Belgian Beer (click here to read that) and shared some trivia. I will share a few more interesting things I learned about Belgium during my trips there. And just to be upfront, unlike the last post, this one does not even attempt a connection to supply chain issues. What has Belgium got to do with French fries you ask? General Topics Belgian Beer Belgium Frites

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].

Optimizing Liberty Global’s Supply Chain: An Interview with Willem Vesters

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We had the pleasure to speak with Willem Vesters, Liberty Global’s VP Global Supply Chain Planning, to learn more about their optimization journey. I worked at ING for a short period, then moved to Philips and subsequently I became the Supply Chain Planning Director for Office Depot in Europe. These days, I head up the Supply Chain Planning division at Liberty Global. I first heard about AIMMS at the Supply Chain Logistics Summit in Barcelona in 2015.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; Supply chain professionals often cite peer-to-peer learning and networking as the most valuable investment of time and money. Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0. Belgium. Challenges for high-tech supply chain.

The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

Later in the book, as it’s clear that the United States is under attack, the author writes, “the virus that had shut down FedEx and UPS had moved on to infect the software of almost every other commercial shipping company, and was starting to grind the world’s supply chain to a halt.”. The organised crime group allegedly used hackers based in Belgium to infiltrate computer networks in at least two companies operating in the port of Antwerp.

Pfizer steams ahead with vaccine supply chain plans

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New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer is making plans for its Covid-19 supply chain. The company has another facility in Puurs, Belgium, as well as distribution centres in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and in the German town of Karslruhe.

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.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years. Talent development can make an important contribution to the execution of their supply chain strategies, but not all leaders pay the same amount of attention to this topic. Life’s as a chief supply chain officer (CSCO) is not always easy. Belgium. Trends article Carlos Cordón download IMD Business School Leadership supply chain talent developmen

11th annual Global Customs Compliance

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Venue: The Hotel Brussels, Belgium. It’s essential that companies have an arsenal of leading strategies for ensuring proper classification, accurate valuations, precise origin determination, maximum duties savings and correctly filed documents that work not only locally but along the global supply chain. 11th annual Global Customs Compliance. Date: 15 March, 2016. Organizer: C5 Communications Limited. Url: www.c5-online.com/2016/501/global-customs-compliance/overview.

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

Supply Chain Movement

To maintain market leadership and in line with its commitment to be lean and strategic it is transforming its supply chain. Henri-Xavier Benoist, VP Logistics & Supply Chain, Bridgestone Europe. ‘We We want people in the supply chain to be multi-skilled’. In Europe Bridgestone employs 12,000 staff, has sales organisation clustered in 6 sub-regions, nine manufacturing plants (in Spain, Poland, Belgium, France, Italy, and Hungary), one plant.

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!

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions. Supply Chain Media, software vendor Aimms and consultancy firm Districon have put together this checklist for supply chain optimisation. >>Please Checklist supply chain optimisation. Belgium. Visuals Aimms checklist decision making Districon optimisation supply chain Supply Chain Media

Take a Bold Step Today! Join us as Supply Chain Business Developer

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The team is awesome, with Nour from Egypt, Adrian from Romania, Gloria from Uruguay and Michel from Belgium, just to name a few of our stars! So, show us that you have a couple of years of Supply Chain project management experience under your belt. We know.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level. Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap Supply Chain Execution 24/7. Belgium.

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

Freightos

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?

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Not only does this demand a new approach, requiring an organisation and its employees to display more agility and responsiveness, but it also creates the need for a supply chain architect in order to meet the changing needs of customers, both now and in the future. Supply Chain Media and BLMC Recruitment & Interim Management have therefore developed this mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020 outlining the route, with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

White paper: Are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. This white paper from R&G Global Consultants will help you analysing your own role in the performance of your supply chain. Is your supply chain strategy truly customer focused? Do you fully understand your own 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.

Practical Approaches to Temperature Controlled Pharmaceutical Logistics and Storage

Supply Chain Movement

Brussels, Belgium. Instead bringing together the best minds from pharmaceutical manufacturers and supply chain partners to resolve very real, specific challenges. The full intention of LM Seminars is to create an open dialogue, no pressure, relaxed environment that FUELS the cold chain. ELPRO and Envirotainer bring together more than three decades of cold chain experience with small, medium size and large multi-national pharmaceutical companies.

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.

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?

Sustainability vs. profitability: Is it one or the other?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater How 25 multinational companies achieved sustainable supply chains. Building sustainable supply chains has been a growing trend for years, and as it turns out, those early adopters may actually be seeing an increase in profits. Beyond Supply Chains: Empowering Value Chains outlines 31 best practices for businesses to follow to see similar results. appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Gartner Survey Analysis Women in Supply Chain 2016. Belgium.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Gartner Survey Analysis Women in Supply Chain 2016. Belgium. Trends gartner survey Women in Supply Chain

White paper: What if you are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. This white paper from R&G Global Consultants will help you analysing your own role in the performance of your supply chain. Is your supply chain strategy truly customer focused? Do you fully understand your own supply chain?

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

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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. This new reality has brought supply chain to the center stage of the executive leadership team.