Doing Business in Spain


Spain has served as a global model of freedom and human rights since the peaceful transition to democracy after former Head of State and dictator Francisco Franco’s death in 1975. The economy has turned around in the past several years, and Spain now enjoys strong GDP growth of 3%, exceeding the EU average. Spain is about five times the size of the U.S. The capital of Spain is Madrid. Manufacturing in Spain. of Spain’s GDP. of Spain’s GDP.

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Generix Group - Rexel Spain Case Study

Supply Chain Brain

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Kenco adds warehouse in California; Lineage buys into Spain

The Supply Chain Journal

Third-party logistics provider Kenco Logistics said Thursday that it has opened a 397,000-square-foot distribution center in Perris, California, that is designed to house multiple tenants.

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IAG Cargo Opens New Route Between Spain and Ecuador

Supply Chain Brain

IAG Cargo has recently announced the start of a new route to Guayaquil, Ecuador, increased frequency to Sao Paolo, Brazil and Mexico City, and plans to restart regular flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico

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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Frigoblock Cools The First Electric Refrigerated Truck in Spain

Logistics Middle East

The post Frigoblock Cools The First Electric Refrigerated Truck in Spain appeared first on Logistics Middle East. The truck fitted with Frigoblock’s refrigeration unit will save. 60 tons of CO2 in emissions compared to diesel vehicles.

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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.

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Catalonia Independence Crisis Requires Close Monitoring by Supply Chain Experts


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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Temperature Maintenance of Pharmaceuticals in Distribution 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Barcelona (Spain). Register now >> Events Arena international Barcelona biotech world Conference distribution event pharmaceuticals Spain temperature maintenanceTemperature Maintenance of Pharmaceuticals in Distribution 2016. Date: 2–3 March 2016. Organisation: Arena-International. Website URL: Temperature Maintenance of Pharmaceuticals in Distribution 2016.

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: Building next-generation supply chains – Supporting growth through innovative and responsive strategies.

How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters

MIT Supply Chain

The Zaragoza Logistics Center, Zaragoza, Spain, is based in PLAZA, Europe’s largest logistics park, and both organizations benefit from the relationship. The Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, is celebrating its 10 th anniversary this week. In 2001 the government of Aragón in northern Spain realized that its economy had become overly reliant on a small group of industries, notably auto manufacturing. Mutual benefits.

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

MIT Supply Chain

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). Filed under: MIT CTL , Strategy , Talent Mgmt Tagged: Bogota , Malaysia , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , MIT Research Expo , supply chain innovations , Supply chain research , Zaragoza Spain.

As Europe Rebounds Supply Chain Continues to Shine

MIT Supply Chain

Zaragoza, Spain, where the Zaragoza Logistics Center is based, an employment bright spot in Europe. The unemployment rate in Europe is around 12% and in Spain is about 25%, yet the current jobless rate for graduates of the MIT Zaragoza Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program in Zaragoza, Spain, is zero. The demand is expected to increase as both Europe and Spain show signs of economic recovery. Bucking the trend.

Alibaba versus Amazon in Europe

Logistics Trends and Insights

Reuters recently reported that Alibaba was undercutting Amazon sellers’ fees to attract vendors primarily in Spain and Italy. Spain is Alibaba’s fourth market by turnover volume, after China, the United States, and Russia and is the focus of this article. Amazon’s Operations in Spain.

Supply Chain News on Zara Testing Robotic System for InStore Click and Collect Process

Supply Chain Digest

MiniLoad System from Cleveron in Store in Spain, another Coming to London

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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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Where Bricks-and-Mortar Meets Omni-Channel

MIT Supply Chain

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 […]. Switching to an omni-channel business model requires retailers to drive change in many parts of the supply chain, including the bricks-and-mortar stores that still provide a vital interface with customers.

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New Tool Brings Logistics Carbon Emissions into Sharp Focus

MIT Supply Chain

The Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, in collaboration with multinational business group INCLAM, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, have developed a tool that […]. Companies can calculate the overall carbon footprint of a logistics operation using readily available estimation tools. However, to implement meaningful management decisions about cutting CO2 emissions, a more detailed analysis is necessary.

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Static Inventory an Untapped Source of Working Capital

MIT Supply Chain

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. By dynamically managing inventory without compromising service levels, companies can free up these unexploited reserves of working capital.

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Averitt Express opens Dallas-area distribution center

The Supply Chain Journal

In addition to handling cargo that moves inland from the Port of Houston, Dallas is a major regional distribution point for products and materials that travel by rail and air via the West Coast,” Wayne Spain, Averitt’s president and COO, said in a statement.

Inditex Achieves Added Business and Supply Network Accomplishments

Supply Chain Matters

Practitioners, students and of supply chain management are likely quite familiar with Spain based fashion clothing retailer Inditex and its various retail brands including Zara.

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.

Take Five: Quick Takeaways from the Gartner EMEA Supply Chain Executive Conference last month

Brookes Supply Chain Planning Blog

LAst month I had a fantastic trip to Spain including the Gartner EMEA Supply Chain Executive Conference. I think with all the delicious fish I consumed in Barcelona I should have enough omega-3 fatty acids to power my brain function for weeks to come…Besides a shared love of food it’s clear that global businesses converging last week found common ground on the challenges of merging the digital and physical supply chain.

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Misclassified: Risks Of Shipping Blindly In An E-Commerce World

BluJay Solutions

Let’s look at the example of importing specialty olive oil from Spain. When paired with a country of origin of Spain, this tariff is also subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem.

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How StockTrim gives The Baron accurate & confident demand forecasting


The Baron is a premium snack business who supply deliciously moreish, healthier savoury alternatives to potato chips, including ethically-sourced East Bali Cashews and Crispy Corn Nibbles from Spain.

Gopuff continues fast-track expansion, acquiring UK-based Dija

The Supply Chain Journal

France and Spain. based Gopuff has made its second acquisition of a delivery platform in Europe, announcing on Thursday it was acquiring Dija , which operates approximately 40 microfulfillment centers across Europe, including in London, Paris and Madrid.

Making the Best of Delayed Payments

MIT Supply Chain

The tactic has attracted much criticism, but research underway at the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, shows that delaying payments to creditors […]. Extending payment terms to 120 days or more frees up working capital for big companies, but it can also increase the financial stress on suppliers and ultimately lead to increased product costs.

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Clinical Trial Supply Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 2–3 March 2016, Barcelona (Spain). Clinical Trial Supply Europe 2016 conference will take place in Barcelona (Spain) on 2-3 March 2016. Clinical Trial Supply Europe 2016. Organisation: Arena International. URL: Clinical Trial Supply Europe 2016.

Cargo jet does face-plant after mangled maintenance check

The Supply Chain Journal

RECOMMENDED READING: Retired British Airways 747 catches fire during recycling in Spain.

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Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and 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. Within a year, every airline and 60% of the forwarders operating in Spain had signed up, with forwarders ditching binders for WebCargoNet. Bringing Freight Online With WebCargoNet And Freightos.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019


Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019 ($2,642.89 – $3,324.92) Dates: June 17 – 19, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain Gartner hosts this conference to help supply chain leaders gain the skills to navigate the complex world of supply chain analytics and new technology. Manhattan Exchange (Cost TBD) Dates: October 7 – 9, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona Rightfully Claims Smart City Label

Enterra Insights

Travel writers love painting a picture of the world they see with words; and, Barcelona, Spain, has a lot to … Continued. The post Barcelona Rightfully Claims Smart City Label appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Critical Infrastructure Internet of Things Smart Cities Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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This Week in Logistics News (September 27 – October 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus’ expedition from Spain reached what is believed to be the Bahamas. Happy October, the month of Octoberfest, Halloween, and Columbus Day. This day was the inspiration for a holiday due to the belief that his expedition was the first from Europe to reach the Americas. But we now know […]. This Week in News

Logistics Hubs as Drivers of Innovation

MIT Supply Chain

Pictured is the Grupo Carreras facility in the PLAZA logistics park near Zaragoza, Spain. In addition to helping companies bring new ideas to fruition, the initiative gives academic centers such as the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, an important supporting role in unlocking the collaborative potential of these hubs. A European initiative aims to foster collaboration between companies in logistics clusters.

Profiles in Leadership: Chef José Andrés

Enterra Insights

“Chef José Andrés’ culinary career began in his native Spain,” reports journalist Brent Furdyk ( @BrentFurdyk ), “where he attended Barcelona’s Escola de Restauració i Hostalatge before apprenticing with chef Ferran Adrià at his famed restaurant el Bulli.