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

RELEX Solutions

Meanwhile in Spain RELEX is unveiling a new partnership with Forecast Solutions, a process management and automation company specializing in supply chain planning and optimization. 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. Read PDF.

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Catalonia Independence Crisis Requires Close Monitoring by Supply Chain Experts

Resilinc

Many economic, capacity and labor challenges resulting from the independence process could cause serious issues for supply chains dependent on Spain and beyond. supply chain risk management

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How to Learn About Supply Chain Research From Around the World in a Few Hours

Supply Chain @ MIT

These are: the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (Cambridge, USA), the Zaragoza Logistics Center (Zaragoza, Spain), the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (Bogotá, Colombia), and the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (Shah Alam, Malaysia). World view.

Where Bricks-and-Mortar Meets Omni-Channel

Supply Chain @ MIT

Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz, Director, Zaragoza Logistics Center, Zaragoza, Spain, and Dr. Elena Revilla, Professor at the IE Business School, Madrid, Spain, describe this part […].

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Static Inventory an Untapped Source of Working Capital

Supply Chain @ MIT

A research project* at the Zaragoza Logistics Center, Zaragoza, Spain, has developed models for […]. Inventory management policies that fail to keep pace with shifting product demand can lock up valuable working capital, especially in volatile markets.

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Big Data and the Supply Chain: One Important Means of Moving Forward

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Spain or Portugal) but thanks to the supply chain it travels through multiple countries (originating, say, in Asia) along the way.

Making the Best of Delayed Payments

Supply Chain @ MIT

The tactic has attracted much criticism, but research underway at the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, shows that delaying payments to creditors […].

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7 Rules of Fashion Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

Zara who is the fashion retailer in Spain, has managed to get the attention from academics and the first case study about its strategies was published by Harvard Business School in 2003.

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.

Logistics Hubs as Drivers of Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Pictured is the Grupo Carreras facility in the PLAZA logistics park near Zaragoza, Spain. In Spain, however, there are relatively fewer rail options, and the challenge is to persuade rail operators to expand the number of services for shippers.

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New Tool Brings Logistics Carbon Emissions into Sharp Focus

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, in collaboration with multinational business group INCLAM, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, have developed a tool that […].

Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos

Freightos

So at the peak of the global crisis – with Spain being particularly hard hit – and despite pleas from their families, the two teenagers quit their studies and started a freight revolution. Bringing Freight Online With WebCargoNet And Freightos.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

19th Annual EMEA Supply Chain & Logistics Summit , June 19-21, Barcelona, Spain. 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.,

Improving Logistics Efficiency: How Cities Can Join Forces to Combat Traffic Congestion

TMC

For example, Barcelona, Spain, was twinned with Guiyang, China, a take-up city that is seeking solutions to severe traffic congestion problems, possibly by extending its public transportation network.

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FMCG: Performance turn-around needs fresh supply chain faces

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Uniquely, they only recruit players who were born or trained in football in the greater Basque region of Spain and Southern France.

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FMCG: 7 Reasons to engage an Interim Supply Chain Manager

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Spain and others remain on the brink and France/Germany seem to be keeping their own Euro boats afloat by sinking Euro partners. The global recession rumbles on and on and on like Coronation Street – which will end first? Once again it is Greece holding out a cap for another IMF/EU bale out?

European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona, Spain. Events Barcelona logistics SCL Europe Spain Summit supply chain Supply Chain Innovation European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit 2014. Date: 16- 18 June 2014. Organisation: WTG Events. URL: www.sclsummit.com. Building next-generation supply chains – Supporting growth through innovative and responsive strategies.

As Europe Rebounds Supply Chain Continues to Shine

Supply Chain @ MIT

Zaragoza, Spain, where the Zaragoza Logistics Center is based, an employment bright spot in Europe. The demand is expected to increase as both Europe and Spain show signs of economic recovery. The Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) in Spain is part of the MIT Global SCALE Network.

A Real World Humanitarian Logistics Model

Supply Chain @ MIT

He worked with researchers from Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, Malaga University, Spain, and Complutense University at Madrid, Spain, to develop the model. Floods in Colombia caused widespread damage.

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Container yard planning: 5 steps to big profits

Quintiq

Last year, we presented the concept of big calculations at the first INTE-TRANSIT International Conference in Valencia, Spain. Big data can be a huge contributor to great supply chain planning, but it doesn’t translate to actual value unless you know what to do with it.

World Cup in Brazil: Did it make it into your S&OP planning process?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Guess who has to clear up the mess when the last ball is kicked and the winners lift the trophy (Spain or Brazil for me although I obviously dream of English success) and football interest suddenly plummets for a few weeks at least?

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.

What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

Kewill

and in Spain – grow, it is likely that anti-Ebola precautions will become more widespread, and the global supply chain looks more and more likely to be impacted.

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.

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

The German team overcame disappointments in 2006 and 2010 to win the World Cup this year, while favorites Spain (the defending champion) and Brazil (the host country) were humbled by the competition. What do the Germany World Cup Team and the Boston Red Sox have in common?

Pernod Ricard Drinks to Better Demand Forecasts

Supply Chain Movement

Spain is set to soon go fully live, and South Africa will be live at the end of 2016. Pernod Ricard, owner of brands such as Absolut, Campo Viejo, Malibu and Jameson, has made substantial improvements in demand forecast accuracy using Infor Demand Planning.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

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

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.

The Silk Railway: freight train from China pulls up in Madrid

Global Trade Management

[link] The longest rail link in the world and the first direct link between China and Spain is up and running after a train from Yiwu in coastal China completed its maiden journey of 8,111 miles to Madrid. The first train was met by the mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella, and Spain’s minister of public works, Ana Pastor. According to China’s ambassador to Spain, Zhu Banzao, it will return laden with wine, jamón and olive oil in time for the Chinese new year in February.

4 Features of an Improving Supply Chain

Supply Chain @ MIT

Understand your business and its competitive edge In 2103 Inditex opened a warehouse in its distribution center (DC) in Zaragoza, Spain. Technology could improve New York’s taxi system. How does a supply chain keep on improving in a changing competitive environment?

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Spain. 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.

What SCx is Teaching the Teachers About MOOCs

Supply Chain @ MIT

The largest share of students came from the US (21%), India (13%), and Brazil (4%), followed by the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, Mexico, and Germany. Will MOOCs complement traditional classrooms?

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

Supply Chain Movement

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

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

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

Considering the Impact of Brexit on Global Supply Chains

NC State SCRC

Will this lead to the eventual fragmentation of the EU as other countries such as Spain, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, and others begin to debate whether they should remain? The vote by the British population to leave the European Union (“Brexit”) was greeted with massive volatility by financial markets worldwide.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply vs demand in the razor.

Supply Chains Rock

As I was packing to leave for vacation in Spain I ran out of my favorite razor the Gillette Fusion. 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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10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

Spain. 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.

16th International Logistics and Material Handling Exhibition

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Fira de Barcelona Montjuic Exhibition Center, Barcelona (Spain). It is an Exhibition that, as the result of the sector involvement, has consolidated itself as the leading Exhibition in Spain and Southern Europe; as the international point of reference where all logistics sectors are represented, acting as a bridge for business between Europe, Latin American, African and the Mediterranean. 16th International Logistics and Material Handling Exhibition. Date: 3-5 June 2014.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Spain. 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.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Spain. 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.