International SAP Conferences on Extended Supply Chain and IoT - November 3-4, The Hague, Netherlands.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

6 Events, 1 Venue, 600 Attendees. Join us at the International SAP Conferences on Extended Supply Chain and IoT, the first event of its kind, bringing together SAP’s entire Extended Supply Chain solution portfolio across six events in one location

Winner of last quarter: The Netherlands as a logistics base

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany.

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Our E-Commerce Hub is Open for Business!

Value Unchained

Last week we held a grand opening ceremony for our new state-of-the-art E-Commerce Solution Center, located in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. ModusLink News ecommerce hub Netherlands opening

Opening ModusLink’s New E-Commerce Hub!

Value Unchained

We’re excited to share that earlier today we officially opened our latest facility – a state-of-the-art e-commerce solutions center in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. ModusLink News e-commerce hub Netherlands solution center

American Fox Head relocates logistics hub in Europe

Supply Chain Movement

Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo) has recently established a new distribution centre for the company at its Eersel, (Netherlands) Logistics Centre. Cases American apparel distribution distribution hub Fox Head Menlo multi-channel Netherlands relocate retail Transport management

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany.

Ranking Master’s Programs in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

Finding the right Master’s program can be a difficult exercise. In spite of their sometimes oversimplifying nature, rankings can provide a first indication to make this exercise a bit easier. One of such rankings is the 2013/2014 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking, provided by SMBG, a French consulting company, and based on a global survey of recruiters, students and representatives of academic institutions.

Optimizing Liberty Global’s Supply Chain: An Interview with Willem Vesters


I am originally from Breda, a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company with operations in more than 30 countries.

Food giant Mondel?z outsources its e-commerce-operation

Supply Chain Movement

ModusLink’s senior management team flew in from the USA to the Netherlands to sign the contract and held a joint press conference with Mondelēz to mark the occasion in Venray on 13 May 2015.

Why you don’t need perfect data to start implementing S&OP


We have 3 factories, one in USA, one in China and one in the Netherlands (in the city of Edam). An interview with Boon Edam’s Aron Waas. As we wrote in a previous blog post , implementing Sales and Operations Planning has many benefits.

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Hankyu Hanshin Express Deploys Kewill Global Forwarding in Belgium


The next phase features the implementation of Kewill Global Forwarding in the Netherlands during the second half of 2016. We’re excited to complete Hankyu Hanshin Express’ implementation in Belgium and shift our focus to the Netherlands.”. Completes fourth phase of global expansion using Kewill solutions .

Delhaize America Selects RELEX Solutions’ Supply Chain Planning to Help Sharpen Fresh Produce Retail

RELEX Solutions

The company is part of Ahold Delhaize, an international grocery retailer based in Zaandam, Netherlands. Read PDF.

Using Weather and Climate Data to Improve Demand Forecasting


For instance, in a recent application that involved temperature and ice cream, a consumer goods company deployed machine learning to develop a model for five European countries: Germany, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and France.

What is the True Cost of Sustainable Apparel from Bangladesh? Insights from Harvard “Sustainable Models for the Apparel Industry” Conference


State Department, EU, Bangladesh Government, Bangladesh garments business association, Bangladesh suppliers, US Embassy Bangladesh, World Bank, Netherland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Labor Organization, Solidarity Centre, Worker Rights Consortium, Cotton Incorporated, Better Buying, South Asia Water Advisory, Ethical Trading Initiative, Harvard Business School, and Penn State University. This week’s blog is a guest blog from a PhD Student, MD Rejaul Hasan.

This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It seems like The Netherlands is aiming to reach that future first. Although the World Cup is dominating the sports news these days, something else caught my attention this week.

4 reasons not to miss the Quintiq World Tour


Andreas Novak, Director Manufacturing, Vlisco Netherlands. Another year, another stretch goal. Your boss is expecting you to squeeze every last dollar of efficiency out of your plans. With pressure to deliver results, does your wish list look something like this? What if you could spend a day talking to industry experts for insights to improve efficiency? Proven strategies to convince your boss to try? The Quintiq World Tour is designed to help you fulfil your wish list.

SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

According to logistics real-estate specialists, the Netherlands – and in particular the southern part of the country – is a favoured location and will remain so for the coming years. The Netherlands ranks second in this global list, closely followed by Belgium. Netherlands.

Big changes coming to the supply line, just not where you thought they’d be

The 21st Century Supply Chain

As reported by The Guardian a number of European truck manufactures recently collaborated on creating a convoy of more than six semi-autonomous (semi-autonomous because there was still a back-up human driver) trucks that drove from Sweden and south Germany to a port in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

4-Minute Click-to-Ship

Value Unchained

We recently realized that we hit a new major milestone in operational efficiency while conducting internal testing at our Venray Solutions Center in the Netherlands – a record pace of 4 minutes click-to-ship.

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 Your Company Needs to Succeed in Today’s Retail Landscape


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. It’s no mystery that some of the world’s largest retail chains are struggling to survive.

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

See the European Truck Platooning Challenge from earlier this year, where “six brands of automated trucks – DAF Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus, Scania and Volvo Group – have been driving in columns (platooning), on public roads from several European cities to the Netherlands.”.

Effective marketing communication for supply chain professionals

Supply Chain Movement

In addition to the various ways of promoting their own discipline, supply chain managers based in the Netherlands have been able to join the Supply Chain Professionals Club since 2012, within which members share knowledge and exchange ideas with their peers.

Brewing Up E-Commerce Success with Tassimo

Value Unchained

This included the countries of Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, as well as in Ukraine and Russia.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Netherlands. Netherlands Antilles. 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.

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

Supply Chain Movement

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.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

Netherlands. Netherlands Antilles. Secondly, in August 2015, it took over Total Logistics, based in the UK and the Netherlands and specialised in supply chain network design.

Learn from the Supply Chain Masters – Q&A with Hans Velthuizen

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Hans has been a business consultant with Kinaxis for more than three years, and is based out of the Netherlands. by Alexa Cheater A look at the roster of Kinaxis employees reveals an incredible depth of supply chain talent, knowledge and experience.

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.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains


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

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.

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

Supply Chain Movement

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

The Impact of Demand Volatility and a Changing Technology Landscape on European Supply Chains


In the Netherlands, the internet retailer Coolblue has 24-hour delivery even for orders placed on Sunday. A recent report by the ACE European Group identifies supply chains as of the biggest sources of concern for European businesses today.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Netherlands. Netherlands Antilles. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making.

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. Today, I unpacked my bags.

How to address Cultural Differences in S&OP

Supply Chain Trend

In feminine countries like the Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden, the preference is to resolve conflicts through negotiation and compromise. Threatening with legal action is not the preferred way to do business in the Netherlands and therefor was not perceived as a good way to solve a relatively small dispute. Direct feedback is typically better received in more individualistic cultures like those of Australia, the Netherlands, and the United States.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

GEODIS, a third-party logistics provider (3PL), is using exoskeletons to support and protect employees’ backs at its warehouse in Venlo, the Netherlands. Our salute to the best advancements in supply chain technology, processes and labor management from 2017.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Last month, for example, Dutch and Belgian authorities arrested a dozen suspects accused of smuggling drugs through the harbor of Antwerp to The Netherlands by using hackers to access the computer systems of harbor companies and container terminals. Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains. First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Netherlands. Netherlands Antilles. 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.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Netherlands. Netherlands Antilles. 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.