RELEX’s Rapid Expansion Continues to France, Italy and Spain

RELEX Solutions

His team has established a presence for RELEX in Italy since February by meeting retailers and participating in industry events. And I suspect we’ll have no shortage of enthusiastic volunteers from Helsinki wanting to help on implementation projects in Italy, France and Spain, especially in the middle of the Finnish winter,” he adds wryly. The post RELEX’s Rapid Expansion Continues to France, Italy and Spain appeared first on RELEX. Read PDF.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: The supply chain of marble

Supply Chains Rock

As per my last post I took holiday in Tuscany, Italy. While I certainly took the chance to visit the vineyards I also squeezed in a side trip to Carrara, Italy , which as anyone in the area will tell you is world famous for its marble. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Vintage IBM Logistics

Supply Chains Rock

A few years ago I came across some vintage photos of IBM shipping hardware in Italy , including on a gondola in Venice. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Unilever launches new sustainable logistics train initiative

Supply Chain Movement

Green Express takes trucks off the road in Italy, equating to an annual CO2 saving of 2,600 tonnes (the equivalent of 260,000 trees). David Beauchamp, Vice President Logistics for Europe said: “Traditionally, goods have been transported by road in Italy but this model is designed to be a game-changer. We hope that other companies in Italy can also adopt similar rail transportation approaches.

[PROFILE] Anna Accorsi '14 - Parker CMC Networking

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Hometown:  Correggio, Italy. Parker CMC Networking. About UCLA Parker CMC.

Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

SCM Research

The report reveals that suppliers in France, the UK, Spain and Germany are identified as the most sustainable ones, whereas suppliers in China, Italy and the U.S. The global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. The report was written by Accenture Strategy.

Final GAP Presentations Fill Strategic Needs - UCLA Anderson.

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In total, 110 executives from Finland, Italy, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Estonia and the United States watched GAP teams present their findings before a panel of three expert judges. UCLA Anderson School of Management Blog. Archives. July 2014. June 2014. May 2014. April 2014. March 2014.

Global Logistics—July 2015

Inbound Logistics

Port of Hamburg unveils new traffic light system; CEVA Logistics TireCity in Italy demonstrates interest in sector-specific supply chain collaboration; China debuts longest freight rail route in the world; TPP agreement raises concerns about traceability in the seafood supply chain; Africa capital investment heats up; New G6 Alliance rotation features Polish port; Indian 3PL uses containers as mobile logistics classrooms; Intel eyes Asia for IoT ecosystem

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Global Logistics—July 2015

Inbound Logistics

Port of Hamburg unveils new traffic light system; CEVA Logistics TireCity in Italy demonstrates interest in sector-specific supply chain collaboration; China debuts longest freight rail route in the world; TPP agreement raises concerns about traceability in the seafood supply chain; Africa capital investment heats up; New G6 Alliance rotation features Polish port; Indian 3PL uses containers as mobile logistics classrooms; Intel eyes Asia for IoT ecosystem

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EurOMA Conference Anniversary

SCM Research

I enjoyed the conference and will definitely join the 21 st EurOMA Conference in Palermo, Italy in 2014. This year turns out to be the anniversary year of two of the major SCM-related conferences in Europe. First, as summarized by Gyöngyi in her blog, the NOFOMA was held for the 25 th time. Second, the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) just celebrated its 20 th International Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland this week.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Based in Italy, Luxottica has a monopoly-like position in the global eyewear industry. Luxottica has manufacturing facilities in five countries: Italy, China, India, United States and Brazil. Warby Parker also sources most of their raw material from a family-based firm in Italy.

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Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Based in Italy, Luxottica has a monopoly-like position in the global eyewear industry. Luxottica has manufacturing facilities in five countries: Italy, China, India, United States and Brazil. Warby Parker also sources most of their raw material from a family-based firm in Italy.

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Prénatal Retail Uses RELEX to Unify the Supply Chains of Three Leading Retail Brands

RELEX Solutions

The three retail chains, which have approximately 240 directly operated stores in Italy, used different systems and approaches to supply chain management before the creation of the Prénatal Retail group in 2015. According to Jarno Martikainen, RELEX’s Country Director, Italy, “The Prénatal project has been a fantastic challenge for RELEX and RELEX Italy. Read PDF.

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Overcoming complex logistics in building better cities

Quintiq

Whether it is shipping pipes to Egypt for irrigation projects or support trusses to build bridges in Italy, the logistics puzzles of the materials industry are varied and complex. We talked about production planning in building better cities , but what about logistics? Moving hundreds of tons of building materials around the globe involve lots of planning.

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4 unstoppable forces that WILL change your end-to-end supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The current categorization of G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, USA) won’t be applicable. by Alexa Cheater If there’s one thing you can count on in supply chain, it’s that things will change. Often.

Back to basics: Adapting to a dynamic steel industry

Quintiq

ABS, Italy’s top specialty steel producer faced similar challenges. Reheating furnaces to hot rolling steel at the production line of Cherepovets Steel Mill, Russia. The outlook for the steel industry in 2015 remains cautious.

Passenger Service Product of the Year 2013

Quintiq

Here’s an excerpt from Urban Transport Agenda’s latest issue: Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), Italy’s first private operator on the country’s high-speed rail network, selected Quintiq to provide supply-chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O) software to hone all operational resources, everything from long-term strategic planning to real-time rescheduling and disruption management. Overcoming complexity in passenger rail planning is not easy.

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Another Executive Leadership Change Affecting Bombardier CSeries Program

Supply Chain Matters

Major components such as fuselage wings and tail are sourced in China, Ireland, Italy, and other countries. In our industry specific coverage of commercial aerospace supply chains, Supply Chain Matters has featured a number of prior commentaries concerning Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft program, and the program’s efforts to penetrate single-aisle commercial aircraft market with the likes of an Airbus, Embraer or Boeing.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

The Internet has already transformed the way individuals interact, make choices, and process information.

Walmart Bests Whole Foods in Study of Food Supply's Human Toll

Material Handling & Logistics

In Italy, 75% of women workers on fruit and vegetable farms said they or a family member had missed meals in the previous month because of a lack of affordable food, according to the group’s research.

Servicing the Blue Banana from a Small Dutch Village, Part 1

ModusLink Corporation

Back in 1989 a group of French geographers known as RECLUS developed a geographical concept of an area stretching from North West England over The Netherlands, Belgium, Southern Germany, a very small part of Northern France and Switzerland up to Northern Italy.

Smartbox Group implements RELEX’s supply chain optimization solution to maximize sales and increase operational efficiency internationally

RELEX Solutions

Smartbox Group has an omni-channel presence, with its own stores, web stores, and also currently has over 10,000 POS/shop locations across major retailers in Europe including the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland. Read PDF.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

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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What is the Biggest Blind Spot in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The company has had to shut down or slow down production at various factories around the world due to a shortage of steering gears manufactured by its supplier Bosch, which in turn blamed the problem on one of its suppliers in Italy that is having problems delivering the casing for the steering gears. In countless surveys over the past decade, manufacturers and retailers rank “improving supply chain visibility” as one of their top priorities.

The Italian job: 5 facts about rail operator NTV

Quintiq

They are Italy’s first privately owned high-speed rail operator and one of their founders is the former president of Ferrari, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo. Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, or better known as NTV, is a familiar name in Europe.

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

This Chardonnay Has an Elegant Bouquet and Bright, Crisp RFID Tag

Supply Chain Network

An article in RFID Journal discusses a GS1 study done last year (with results published this year) involving wine being shipped from Italy to Hong Kong. Working at a winery is a lot of fun. You get to talk with visitors from all over the world.

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Isn’t it time you broke the 80/20 rule?

Kewill

In 1896, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto noted that around 80 per cent of the land in Italy was owned by 20 per cent of the population. Applying the 80/20 rule to electronic data exchange is all very well, but why not aim higher? He also noted that 20 per cent of the peapods in his garden contained 80 per cent of the peas. Thus, the Pareto Principle was born. This idea, also known as the 80/20 rule, has been shown to be true in many areas of life.

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Isn’t it time you broke the 80/20 rule?

Kewill

In 1896, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto noted that around 80 per cent of the land in Italy was owned by 20 per cent of the population. Applying the 80/20 rule to electronic data exchange is all very well, but why not aim higher? He also noted that 20 per cent of the peapods in his garden contained 80 per cent of the peas. Thus, the Pareto Principle was born. This idea, also known as the 80/20 rule, has been shown to be true in many areas of life.

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Global Manufacturers' Supply Chains Strain to Keep Up With Faster Economy

Material Handling & Logistics

2 from China, Germany, France, Italy and the U.K. A slew of global purchasing managers indexes all point to deep supply constraints as this year's economy looks to be the strongest since 2011.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

The goal of the project, a multinational collaboration between robotics specialists in the UK, Sweden, Italy and Germany, is to enable deployment of next-generation automated guided vehicles (AGVs) into current warehouse facilities to support tasks such as packing, palletizing and transporting goods.

Martec & RELEX Solutions present ‘State of the Retail Supply Chain 2017’

RELEX Solutions

The research, for which 80 retailers across France, Germany, Italy, the Nordics, Spain and UK with sales in excess of €100 million per annum were interviewed, indicates that managing promotions remains singularly the biggest supply chain business challenge. Read PDF.

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Terror Attack in Nice, France: What We Know So Far

Elementum

Several European Union countries, including Germany, Spain and Italy, have stepped up security along their borders with France. France extended its State of Emergency for three months following the terror attack in the city of Nice at Bastille Day celebration, the country’s most important national holiday, on Thursday evening, July 15. President François Hollande said Europe faces "immense danger" and has called for a "profound change" in the European Union. What Happened.