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. Belgium is very cosmopolitan, with three official languages — Dutch, French and German.

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.

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.

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

Logistics Bureau

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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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 machines

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

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Obvious steps include increased warehouse security, which can be difficult to achieve when staff shortages often mean a high proportion of fast turnover, migrant workers.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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. They bundled warehousing, packing and outbound distribution, and synchronized deliveries to fill trucks.

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.

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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.

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.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

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.

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. Slight shift in European networks. There appears to be considerable upheaval in Europe as a result of the political unrest between Russia and Ukraine.

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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.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Warehousing. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use?

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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. [This article is brought to you by Slimstock]. The assortment of the Belgian bicycle manufacturer and wholesaler Minerva is growing considerably.

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’.

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.

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.

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Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

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Belgium. Integration with warehouse mechanisation and production equipment guarantees that the optimal plan will be executed in practice. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

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.

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. 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. Plan an Efficient Layout for the Warehouse. Happy new year!

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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