Security Risk Factors – 7 Security Tips

Do you check your security measures on a regular base? The risks and threats that logistics companies are exposed to are continuously changing. Consequently, logistics companies need to frequently review their security measures, and when necessary, adapt them to deal with entirely new circumstances. By executing a security audit you can analyse and determine whether the current security measures are countering all risks and threats. Examples of new risks and threats are the storage of...

How to survive the crises: Ten ways to Reduce your Inventory

A significant number of companies are starting to feel the impact of the current global financial crises. Under the current scenario, it’s not a result of inefficient business practices; but instead, a shortage in cash flow which could lead some to bankruptcy. This article introduces ten ways to reduce your working capital, mainly focussing on the amount of inventory. If you would like to receive more information about simulation tools, please contact Alain Beerens.

Guest lecture ship post graduate course at University of Antwerp

An interview with Dr. Wout Dullaert, Associate Professor at the ITMMA at the University of Antwerp by Tjaart Theron. In 2006, the Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp (ITMMA) invited Groenewout to participate as guest lecture for solving practical handling issues (for example, in warehouse design). Since then, Groenewout has been involved in the Warehouse and Hinterland Distribution Management course. This is part of the Post-graduate Diploma in Transport and Logistics Management (Pg.Dip.TLM). Because of...

Why multilayered distribution works best in Europe

It might be tempting to view Europe as a monolithic marketplace, but consumers in each country have distinct cultural requirements and tastes in products. A centralized approach to European distribution can create economies of scale, but it’s not ideally suited for handling varying national demands for inventory and customer service. Furthermore, growing road congestion and rising transportation costs are making this system less and less efficient. One solution: A multilayered distribution center supported by regional...