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.

Hankyu Hanshin Express Deploys Kewill Global Forwarding in Belgium

BluJay Solutions

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.

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Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium

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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. Containers arrive at the port of Antwerp, and are transported by truck to a nearby inland terminal (BCTN) which is next door. In turn, these containers sit for about 5 days before being transported to the Nike distribution center next door and stocked inside the DC.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. The location of any package that is part of an order can be traced; status information about time, quality, and relevant financial aspects all need to be recorded and monitored during transportation execution. Deviations that occur during transportation execution are not necessarily approved immediately. Belgium.

Calculating the impact of the Belgian road charge

Supply Chain Movement

On 1 April 2016 a kilometre-based charging system (‘kilometerheffing’) came into force on most motorways in Belgium along with a large number of regional roads in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia. For shippers, logistics service providers and haulage companies alike, it is difficult to accurately estimate the impact of the charge on their transport costs, which is why Conundra has developed the OptiFlow route optimisation tool. Trends AMP Belgium Conundra H.

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

Kinaxis

To break it down a bit, the sharing economy leverages peer-to-peer, business-to-peer, and business-to-business connections to implement lending, accommodation, transportation, staffing and even music and video streaming services. ShiftRide lets you “share your parked car with trusted drivers near you”, providing on-demand access to transportation where the user only pays for what they use in time and distance.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

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For example, imagine that your priority is that your customer’s 200 containers arrive on time in Belgium, while the partnering shipping line has to deliver to the UK as soon as possible. While this represents a significant saving on port call charges (which start at €150,000 per call), the requirement for inland transportation planning rises up sharply. Transport & Logistics Massive ships. Slow steaming. Alliances and consolidation.

The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

Each of these supply chain participants may use various protocols, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Transportation Management (TM) systems, and information may be transmitted at different times. Carriers are also confirming that all message protocols, such as Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport (EDIFACT) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) x12, have been updated to allow for the receipt and transmission of VGM data.

Cargo Trade Faces Life in the Slow Lane After Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

The port calls itself the world’s biggest hub for shipments of new cars, is Belgium’s No. SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Air Cargo All Logistics Global Gateways Global Logistics Transportation & DistributionBrexit risks putting U.K. freight in the slow lane as well. Everybody goes through passport control,” Els Creyf, duty manager at the P&O Ferries Ltd. terminal in Zeebrugge, said as she stood alongside the 32-ton vessel that had made the overnight voyage.

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

Kinaxis

Nestle combined parts of its supply chain for fresh and chilled products in Belgium with PepsiCo, a clear rival. The result was a 44% reduction in transportation costs, 55% lower carbon emissions and higher customer satisfaction levels. by Alexa Cheater How 25 multinational companies achieved sustainable supply chains. I’d like to think that most companies have moved beyond the point of believing that sustainable business practices aren’t a priority.

Doing Business in the Netherlands

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It is bordered by Belgium, Germany and the North Sea. Transportation of goods inside the country is also smooth and easy. Primary trading partners included Germany, Belgium, the U.K., Export commodities include machinery and transportation equipment, other manufactured goods, chemicals, mineral fuels, food and livestock. The primary commodities included machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, fuels, food and clothing.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Belgium. Supply chains are becoming more complex with frequent adaptations, whether temporary or permanent, and increasingly with logistics outsourcing and calls for integrated transport management. Visuals agility erp flexibility globalisation IT mindmap MP Objects order management performance risks software Supply Chain Movement TMS Transport management WMSGlobal competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood. Belgium. Goods have to be transported across the globe and delivered to different destinations – from congested cities to remote, rural areas. The main challenge in logistics is an increasing complexity of trade-offs in transport planning. To maintain control of transportation budget consumption, the entire logistics process must be evaluated: Check.

Doing Business in Germany

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km and borders the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and other countries including the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Consulting, transportation, tourism, telecommunications, and banking are important service industries in Germany. Transportation and communication are robust in Germany. Its main import partners included the Netherlands, China, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, the U.S.,

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. Hong Kong has a lot of city transport, lengthy lead times, containerized products, and is much more fragmented when compared to the North American market. 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.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

It seldom snows in Belgium: the city sits in anticipation. It can be compared to estimated time of delivery in transportation planning, or to customer booking data to compare on-time delivery, but the reference data varies by mode. ” (Each mode of transport has different comparison reference data.). 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.

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

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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. Transportation capacity and cost: carriers are more selective about which retailers they work with and parcel pricing strategies are changing. Retailers need to respond with innovative transportation strategies and packaging options, as well as training for employees.

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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. It can be compared to estimated time of delivery in transportation planning, or to customer booking data to compare on-time delivery, but the reference data varies by mode. ” (Each mode of transport has different comparison reference data.). 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.

Logistics Hubs as Drivers of Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

A European Commission (EC) initiative called Horizon 2020 – 2105 Smart, Green and Integrated Transport will facilitate collaboration between logistics clusters on developing supply chain solutions, particularly projects that promote environmental sustainability. Key players came together at the first European Logistics Clusters Forum , on October 14 -15, 2014, in Brussels, Belgium, to explore their possible involvement in the initiative.

Doing Business in Italy

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Typical manufacturing products made in Italy include fabricated metal products; machinery and equipment; food, drink and tobacco; rubber and plastics; chemicals; ceramics; non-metallic mineral products; clothing and textiles; leather goods; footwear; and motor vehicles and transportation equipment.

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Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S. to Impose Punitive Duties on The European Union

Transplace

Section 8: Cheeses and substitutes for cheese from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or the United Kingdom. Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S. to Impose Punitive Duties on The European Union. By: Mollie Bailey, Vice President, International, Transplace. Linda Bravo, Director U.S.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities. Belgium. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

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Europol are warning that they expect this type of attack to increase, as criminals look for new ways of shipping illegal drugs into the region in bulk, so freight forwarders and their road transportation partners need to take the threat seriously. Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software).

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

Founded in 2001 by the leading ocean carriers, INTTRA has created the world’s foremost and largest neutral multi-carrier network across 177 countries with more than 35,000 active shippers, 60 carriers and 150 integrations with transportation management and port system software partners. Avantida’s platform currently serves Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Poland and Spain. MONDAY 22 OCTOBER 2018.

De Rijke Serves Customers Faster and More Efficiently with BluJay Solutions’ Platform

BluJay Solutions

Integrated Transportation Management and Warehouse Management systems provide fast communication and data processing. Dordrecht, Netherlands – July 6, 2017 – Logistics service provider De Rijke has implemented BluJay Solutions’ integrated Transportation Management and Warehouse Management software to manage its logistics, transportation, storage, and customs. In the past months, two divisions – dry bulk and international transport – have gone live at De Rijke.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

Maersk would split into two divisions – a Transport & Logistics division, and an energy division. Meanwhile, the golden child – Transport & Logistics – charted three pillars for growth: Product offering and customer experience.

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Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

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The formerly nationalized postal services in Eurozone countries such as the UK, Netherlands, France, Belgium and the Nordic countries have realized they are ideally placed to handle the huge volumes of parcel deliveries and the complexities of e-commerce fulfillment (e.g. Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software).

How Do You Saw a Ship in Half… Underwater?

The Network Effect

About 20 miles north of the French coast near Dunkirk, on a foggy night on December 14 2002, The Tricolor was cruising westward on its way to Southampton England from Zeebrugge Belgium. Transportation Clary English Channel Kariba MV Tricolor salvage shipping sinkingThe MV Tricolor is perhaps the unluckiest cargo ship in recent memory. It was not enough that she sank, she continued to suffer indignity while she lay submerged in the shallow waters of the English Channel.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Skilled employees apply deep knowledge of market conditions and proven processes to solve transportation problems. 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.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

If you’re a transportation professional, for example, and all you know is transportation, your opportunities for advancement are limited compared to someone who has a broader supply chain perspective. 2019 Food Industry Transportation and Logistics Conference , March 3-5, Palm Springs, CA. 21st Annual EMEA Supply Chain & Logistics Summit , September 24-26, Antwerp, Belgium.

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

Freightos

So when I asked Cathy Roberson, a senior analyst at Transport Intelligence and a tech-enthusiast who is vox supplychainus on Twitter at cmroberson06 , I was not surprised when she sent me back an analysis that seems to match up perfectly with some of Google’s recent projects: Google Glasses, Android and 3D printing. The service was originally launched in the Netherlands and Belgium in early 2013 and called “Staples Easy 3D.” Transportation Optimization.

Supply Chain Experiencing High Rate of Terrorist Attacks

Material Handling & Logistics

In 2016 a total of 346 attacks took place, against a wider range of industries and modes of transport than in any other year. The report also found that in 2016 terrorists targeted a wider range of industries and modes of transport than in any other year. Physical attacks against the supply chain, such as arsons, bombings, or armed assaults create direct disruption and often result in the destruction or loss of transported cargo.

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

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s latest update delivers full multimodal transportation support, with extended customs management and mobile capabilities designed to help companies streamline their global supply chain management. Transportation Management – BluJay’s Transportation Management offers full multimodal support in one solution – truckload, LTL, ocean, parcel, rail and now air – for freight moves around the globe. BluJay extends this carrier tool beyond transportation to Yard Management.

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. The combination of technology along with the advancements in transportation made it possible. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Belgium. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation.