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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Lessons of the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Applied in 2016

Supply Chain Matters

This week, our thoughts and prayers are with all those that have impacted by the recent significant earthquakes that have occurred in Italy, northwest of Rome. We trust that those affected by the latest quakes in Italy will be able […]. News images once again remind us of the death and destruction of such natural disasters.

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Positioning Individual Skills for the Future Needs of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Matters

This author thoroughly enjoyed vacationing in Italy with time to experience the extraordinary sights and culinary delights of Tuscany, Rome and the Naples region. Supply Chain Matters has returned after our two-week summer break. It is now time to return to our commentaries and insights related to multi-industry and global supply chain developments. Before delving […].

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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.

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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Overcoming complex logistics in building better cities


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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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.


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.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains


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

Back to basics: Adapting to a dynamic steel industry


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.

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


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

Value Unchained

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.

SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

It stretches from the northwest of England to northern Italy via the Benelux region, the Ruhr area, the Rhine region and southern Germany, Switzerland and the Tirol. Italy. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes.

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’.

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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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.


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.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital.

Case YNAP: Why the world’s leading online luxury retailer chose RELEX’s retail planning system

RELEX Solutions

With the planned opening of an additional facility in Italy to serve as the In-Season Global Hub, and five regional DCs around the world, forming the backbone of its €1.9Bn online luxury fashion operation, YNAP is on its way. Case YNAP: Why the world’s leading online luxury retailer chose RELEX’s retail planning system. Insights » Case Studies. Introduction.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE.

The Italian job: 5 facts about rail operator NTV


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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10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.

ABB’s Daniel Helmig: “We are moving to virtual centres of expertise”

Supply Chain Movement

Focusing on the transport & logistics; we are establishing ten Transportation Management Centres (TMC) worldwide that will be located on the Arabic peninsular, China, Singapore, India, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Brazil and the USA.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

To Slot or not to Slot? That is the question

Logistics Bureau

Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was an Italian economist and the Pareto principal is named after him, he observed that 80% of Italy’s wealth belonged to only 20% of the population and since then it has been found many things in life are not distributed evenly. Warehouse Product Slotting – To Slot or Not to Slot? Warehouse Slotting can reduce labour costs by up to 20%!

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored. Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Now we have 4,000 SKUs carefully segmented into 21 exclusive high quality brands, which we sell globally, and 16 suppliers that are currently in China and Italy. Grandvision has grand plans.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. 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.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

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


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.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. Driven by a desire to get closer to end customers, many are now looking at selling directly to shoppers, while continuing to serve their traditional B2B channels.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. The rapidly changing world is forcing companies to continually adapt.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. Better decision-making processes. The business complexity is increasing all the time due to globalisation, big data and dynamic interdependences. It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions.

Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age

Logistics Bureau

This provider, along with others in the United States, France, and Italy, has turned to RFID as a solution to the problem of lost linen.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. 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.