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

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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.

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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. The choice of Leuven, Belgium as the site for Nike’s DC may seem like an odd one. Numerous scenarios were run, and it was found that a centralized model significantly reduced warehouse and inventory costs, while only marginally increasing total transportation costs, leading to a significant overall savings.

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

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From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included. Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. Where to Do Your Warehousing. Who Will Do Your Warehousing?

ISC Europe 2015 Conference

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Trucks full, stock low, warehouse busy. Events 3D printing Belgium Brussels Business savvy Conference delivery drones digital marketing Integrated Supply Chain ISC Europe mobile shopping Omni-channel Radisson Blu Royal risk aware supply chain tochnologically competent vending machinesISC Europe 2015 Conference. Date: 7-8 October 2015. Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels (B). Organisation: Integrated Supply Chain. URL: [link]. Are you ready for the new Age of Supply Chain?

ISC Europe 2016 Conference

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Trucks full, stock low, warehouse busy. Events 3D printing Belgium Brussels Business savvy Conference delivery drones digital marketing Integrated Supply Chain ISC Europe mobile shopping Omni-channel Radisson Blu Royal risk aware supply chain tochnologically competent vending machinesISC Europe 2016 Conference. Date: 7-8 March 2016. Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels (B). Organisation: Integrated Supply Chain. URL: isc-europe-2016.integratedsupplychain.org/.

Loser of last quarter: H. Essers

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The company wanted to build a 70,000-square-metre warehouse but the site formed part of Natura 2000, a European network of protected ecological areas. Trends 3PL Belgium H. Logistics service supplier H. Essers has been granted permission to extend its premises in the Belgian city of Genk at the expense of the 12 hectares of neighbouring nature reserve, including an evergreen forest.

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

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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.

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

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

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

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Nestle combined parts of its supply chain for fresh and chilled products in Belgium with PepsiCo, a clear rival. They bundled warehousing, packing and outbound distribution, and synchronized deliveries to fill trucks. 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.

The Great Maersk Shift

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Growing into a Warehousing and Fulfillment Powerhouse. A natural evolution after shipping and customs is, of course, warehousing and distribution. The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources.

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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. In addition, Eastern European countries as well as Germany are becoming major hub locations for warehousing and last mile capabilities to meet OBOR needs. Chinese e-commerce providers, Alibaba and JD.com are utilizing the rail and establishing warehousing along the route to move goods between the regions.

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5th Annual Life Science & Temperature Controlled Logistics

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Venue: Brussels, Belgium. Warehouses and Distribution Channels: Benchmark and Qualify your capacities. 5th Annual Life Science & Temperature Controlled Logistics. Date: 12-13 May 2015. Organisation: Fleming Europe. URL: [link]. Event Introduction. On one hand, you have regulations and guidelines- on the other, practical proceeding in reality. Are you in a balance? Progress and evolution is inevitable.

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

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The service was originally launched in the Netherlands and Belgium in early 2013 and called “Staples Easy 3D.” This would have the effect of reducing warehousing requirements. The company noted augmented reality would be beneficial in the following areas: Warehousing Operations. In fact, in 2014, DHL carried out a pilot project testing smart glasses and augmented reality in a warehouse in the Netherlands.

This Week in Logistics News (April 18-22, 2016)

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Germany, Belgium, Estonia and the U.S., If your answer is still “We’re in the transportation and warehousing business,” then your value proposition in the eyes of customers is becoming more limited and commoditized. Demand has also taken a hit from persistently high inventories at major retailers, which reduces the need for shippers to restock stores and warehouses. “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” — Prince.

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

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New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

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In Belgium, the Ford factory in Genk will soon close for good, as will the Heinz manufacturing facility in Turnhout. The level of job creation in the automotive industry in this region was less extreme due to new factories or expansions in the UK, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Turkey and above all Russia. Slight shift in European networks. There appears to be considerable upheaval in Europe as a result of the political unrest between Russia and Ukraine.

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

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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.

Minerva on track with Slim4

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From the brand new warehouse in Paal-Beringen, Belgium, Minerva supplies around 850 stores across the whole of the Benelux on a daily basis. Inventory software combined with knowledge “Slim4 is the end of a long process during which the IT-structure of the company was brought up-to-date and during which we started using a new, modern warehouse. [This article is brought to you by Slimstock].

What does Brexit mean for eCommerce?

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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. Those who have recently filled up their warehouses and reconfigured their supply chains away from China may be able to avert the worst of the fallout.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

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Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Conference , April 28 – May 1, Columbus, OH. 21st Annual EMEA Supply Chain & Logistics Summit , September 24-26, Antwerp, Belgium. 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. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

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Warehousing. Of course, the difference between KPIs and metrics will vary at different levels of your organisation, so for example, while a metric recording “receiving accuracy” in a warehouse would certainly be a KPI for a warehouse manager, it would be completely extraneous as an executive-level KPI. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right.

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Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

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Managing factories and warehouses with a lot of employees demands leadership skills focused on routine, whereas connecting departments and supply chain partners actually requires creativity. Belgium. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

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Belgium. directly from their suppliers, from their own warehouse or even from a retail store). The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

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Belgium. Globally, warehousing is outsourced by 67%. In comparison, according to Fraunhofer Institute, warehousing is outsourced by 54% in Germany, which is the largest logistics market in Europe. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014.

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Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

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Belgium. 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. Integration with warehouse mechanisation and production equipment guarantees that the optimal plan will be executed in practice.

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

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Many of these stores are recognised under banners such as Apollo-Optik in Germany, Générale d’Optique and GrandOptical in France, Pearle in the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria and Vision Express in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Hungary, the Middle East and India to name just a few. Grandvision has grand plans. the world’s largest network of optical retail stores is far along the path from historically being supplier-led to having a strong demand driven supply chain.

Supply chain software demands continual attention

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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. IT supports quest for differentiation and innovation. Four years have elapsed since the introduction of the iPad.

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.

Alibaba versus Amazon in Europe

Logistics Trends and Insights

In addition, as part of its global ehub initiative, Alibaba announced a partnership with the Belgian government in 2018 to establish within its Cainiao logistics network, its first European-based warehouse in Liege. As part of the agreement, a 220,000 square meters warehouse will be built at the Liege Airport with the first phase of the facility to commence operations in early 2021.

Why the European Union’s UCC Matters to Global Trade

Talking Logistics

UCC changes will affect shippers, warehouse operators, third-party logistics service providers (3PLs), freight forwarders, customs brokers, agents, intermediaries and others. The UCC also recognizes the growth of ecommerce and will allow for the remote retail sale of goods while they are in a customs warehouse. Eric has a master degree of commercial engineering with specialization in IT management at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

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List of Top 65 Marketplaces Across the Globe in 2019

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With 24×7 availability, Fulfilled by Sears (FBS) is an order fulfillment service from Sears that manages warehousing, pick/packing and shipping of customer orders for your business. With 11 million products , it is the largest online marketplace in the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2021, over 2.14 billion people worldwide are expected to buy goods and services online [1]. That is roughly 30% of the current world population. Just imagine.