How Carlsberg Sweden Improved Warehouse Productivity with Laser-Guided Vehicles

Logistics Bureau

MediaMarkt Sweden looks to Relex to transform its supply chain

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

MediaMarkt Sweden has selected Relex to automate and optimise its supply chain. Relex, whose retail planning solutions have delivered impressive results for customers worldwide, will replace the retailer's largely manual supply chain management processes

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of June 30, 2016

Supply Chain Digest

Sweden Testing Electric Highway for TrucksNew Panama Canal Finally Opens. 3D Printing Losing Some Steam. Walmart Continues to Expand Its dot com Business, but is it Enoug.

Logistics Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017

Techgistics

China, Singapore, and Sweden. Making predictions in technology, even just one year out, are generally an exercise in futility, so this really isn't a forecast for 2017, but more a list of trends that I am interested in and keeping my eye on.

An Example of Outstanding Change Management

ToolsGroup

Q: Sweden is a long country and the seasons don’t start at the same time, how will the system know when allergy season starts in different parts of the country? Managing change at the individual level is essential to realize benefits across the organization.

Supply Chain Planning with Microsoft Dynamics AX

ToolsGroup

At Kronans , a large pharmacy chain in Sweden, each local pharmacy manager was manually setting order parameters for every item , a time-consuming process that led to sub-optimal inventory levels.

Using Weather and Climate Data to Improve Demand Forecasting

ToolsGroup

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.

Here it Comes, as Office Complex in Sweden Offers Option of Embedded RFID for Workers to Automate Access, Buy Lunch

Supply Chain Digest

Many have Concerns, but Group in Country Seeks 100 Participants to Test and Study the Technology. Turning off Your Key Fob if You are Behind on Car Payment

Swedish Discount Chain Dollarstore Selects RELEX Solutions to Improve Its Replenishment Ordering Process

RELEX Solutions

Dollarstore , one of Sweden’s fastest growing discount chains, with 57 stores around the country, has chosen RELEX Solutions to help improve its supply chain processes. Read PDF.

A big “tack” (thank you!) from the Stockholm World Tour

Quintiq

Sweden has always encouraged innovation. It has produced 31 Nobel laureates, holds the highest number of patents per capita and is where 20 elements in the periodic table were discovered. In other words, it’s the perfect place for one of Quintiq’s two offices in the Nordics region.

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.

RELEX Retail & Supply Chain Award 2017: Best Master’s Thesis, Europe

RELEX Solutions

Aleksandra Korościk and Santiago Gomez, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Catarina Svensson and Anna Johansson, Linköping University, Sweden. Richard Lämsä and Sebastian Mattson, Lund University, Sweden. RELEX is looking for the best Retail and Supply Chain Master’s Thesis submitted in a European university during the year 2017. Are you a recently graduated supply chain specialist or finalizing your master’s thesis with a focus on retail planning?

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.

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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RELEX Retail and Supply Chain Award 2016 Granted to Store Operations Research in the Fast Fashion Industry

RELEX Solutions

This year, the award was given to Aleksandra Korościk and Santiago Gomez from Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden for their research ‘Improvement of Store Operations in the fast fashion industry’.

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Mexico ranks number eight out of 40 countries including Canada, Sweden, and Vietnam. Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right.

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.

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.

Picadeli to offer the freshest ingredients using RELEX’s inventory management system

RELEX Solutions

Picadeli , which has over 1,500 salad bars in Sweden, Finland and Denmark, has chosen RELEX’s supply chain management system to handle its inventory management and replenishment. The company was founded in 2009 and today their salad bars can be found in 1,500 stores across Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Read PDF.

Podcast Episode 44: How to Choose the Right Packaging for Your Supply Chain w/ Matt White from BillerudKorsnäs

Icecorp

On episode 44 of the 2 Babes podcast, their guest is Matt White, International Account Executive from Managed Packaging, a division of BillerudKorsnäs, a global paper manufacturer headquartered in Sweden. ICECORP is excited to share Episode 43 of the " 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain " Podcast!

Supply Chain Innovation: Plan or Perish in the “Cold Chain”

ToolsGroup

Findus Sverige AB is one of Sweden’s leading food companies, producing and distributing more than 800 finished goods items. Note: There will be no blog post next week due to summer holidays. If it’s hot in August, you can duck in and out of air-conditioning.

Why Using Reusable Packaging Can Be the Most Effective Way to Save Time and Money in Your Global Supply Chain

Cerasis

Sweden’s Svenska (PDF). Reusable packaging may be the one most effective way you can manage your costs better. It seems that no matter what industry you are in there is more and more buzz about the advantages of using reusable packaging and rightfully so.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

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

Swedish Homeware Chain Cervera Chooses RELEX’s Power & Flexibility to Meet Growth

RELEX Solutions

Cervera , which has more than 70 stores and 600 employees across Sweden, needed a new solution to improve inventory turnover, availability and unite planning for its entire organization in one system. Read PDF.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Sweden. 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.

Robots are Taking Over the Roads (and Everywhere Else)

Oracle SCM

In April, a convoy of semi-automated smart trucks completed their first European cross-border trip, journeying from Sweden and southern Germany and ending in Rotterdam.

Logistics Responses to Europe’s Migrant Crisis

TMC

For example, early in the new year, Denmark tightened its border controls with Germany, after Sweden had imposed similar measures [2]. The flood of migrants into Europe that began in 2015 continues to be a major international issue in 2016.

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

RELEX Solutions

RELEX’s French office opens in May in the northern industrial hub of Lille and brings the number of countries with a RELEX office to nine along with the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Denmark and its Helsinki, Finland headquarters. Read PDF. Makers of the world’s most powerful supply chain systems company opens 8th and 9th international offices.

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Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

Supply Chain Insights

This is more than just birds of a feather flocking together in a few places on the planet (Silicon Valley, Boston’s Route 128, The Triangle in North Carolina, Austin, Seattle, Bangalore, Dublin and Sweden to name a few) and having an impact.

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

Supply Chain Movement

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

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

Supply Chain Movement

Sweden. 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.

This Week in Logistics News (September 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Uber pilots on-demand product delivery in Sweden — powered by its new API ( VentureBeat ). Lots of news to cover today, so let’s go right to it. Whole Foods Market and Instacart partner to offer one-hour delivery across 15 major U.S. cities.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Sweden. 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.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Sweden. 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

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

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Sweden. 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.

Supply chain software remains hugely popular

Supply Chain Movement

In addition to warehouse management solutions, software vendor Consafe Logistics has been providing customers in its domestic market of Sweden with manufacturing execution solutions for many years, and is now supplying these internationally too.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Sweden. 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

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

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Sweden. 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.