LogiMed event 2018 Amsterdam, 16-17 October

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LogiMed is the only European event designed for medical device supply chain directors and their teams. We will welcome guest speakers Bruno Meinhardt, Regional Director Distribution Europe of our customer Leica Biosystems, and Marcel Bos, co-author of best-seller “Why of Everything”, keynote speaker, columnist, substitute teacher at TU Delft and specialist in high performance organizations, process optimization and change management.

Marcel, Bruno and our sales team welcome you at the LogiMed.

Meet us at the Logimed event at the Novotel Hotel on 16-17 October.

If you wish an appointment at the Logimed event in Amsterdam, please leave your contact details below and we will contact you shortly.

Brexit & Logistics: What are the consequences?

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The 29th of March 2017 was a day that had a big impact on international trading. On this day, the United Kingdom officially requested to part from the European Union. The British Prime Minister Theresa May handed a farewell letter, and in two years 27 EU member states will need to find an agreement in separating conditions and future trade relations. On the 8th of December 2017, the first phase of the negotiations were completed in Brussels. But what are the consequences caused by Brexit for companies? We can not predict the exact consequences, as multiple scenarios will become possible during and after negotiations. Regardless, for companies with international business there will be significant changes. At this moment almost half of the British export is intended for the European Union. Several economic consequences caused by the Brexit are mentioned in this article.

Trade and foreign investments
Because of higher prices for trade on shopping goods and non-tariff barriers to trade for shopping goods and services like custom costs, the trade costs will increase and the British export will become more expensive for the EU and the other way around. This will have a large impact on the disposable personal income (DPI). The UK receives nearly half of their imported semi finished products from the EU. In the time following the Brexit the import will become more expensive for the UK. Expensive import has a bad influence on the competitive position, market share and export rates for British companies. Which will have the effect of the UK being less attractive as a location for foreign companies. Half of the foreign investments in the UK is by the EU. Brexit will cause the UK to lose their entry to Europe and direct foreign investments will decrease. Lots of companies are trying to find other countries to cooperate with. UBS asked a large amount of European firms, 82 percent of which have investments in the UK, how they would react to Brexit. Of the companies, 13 percent said they planned to pull all of their capacity out of Britain, while 31 percent said they would remove a large amount. One-fifth said they would not relocate any capacity, and 5 percent planned to increase UK operations (UBS).

Mitigating factors
The British government named some factors to mitigate the impact of the Brexit. The corporation tax will decrease and the regulations will be less tighter. By leaving the EU, the door will be wide open for the UK to enter new trade agreements worldwide. An agreement with for example the United States or China will stimulate the British economy. The big question is, will the UK be able to arrange better agreements with those countries than the agreements they had with the EU?

Customs
The UK Government wants future customs to be ‘as frictionless as possible’. It is of great importance that he UK will address how the movement of goods in and out of the country will be managed following Brexit. The past decades treatment of goods at the UK border has always been determined at the EU headquarters in Brussels as customs are an exclusive EU competence. Leaving EU the UK not only regains more or less their control of its borders, but will also face the introduction of potentially significant barriers to trade. Some of these may be reduced or eliminated by negotiations, but what remains will require the implementation of a new and expanded system of customs and level of friction to handle trade with the EU. The Government’s position paper offers an indication of what will or can happen, but does not offer any certainty. The paper also does not cover the UK’s position on key parts of the deal that will be critical in determining how the UK border will look after Brexit. What the impact of the consequences above will have after the negotiations about the Brexit circumstance is unknown. But it is sure to say that trades with the UK will change for international companies, probably for good. The uncertainty of what will happen with future customs provides a conclusion that it is unknown what kind of effect Brexit will have on future UK shipments of ShipitSmarter. As for now, and said before in this article, the UK government wants future customs to be ‘as frictionless as possible’. If any matters will occur we will do our utmost best to solve issues and come with innovative solutions to prevent any complications that will arise.

Sources: Owen, Joe. Shepheard, Marcus. Stojanovic, Alex. (2018) Implementing Brexit: Customs. Retrieved from: https://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IfG_Brexit_customs.pdf
Business times. (June 2018). A third of European firms to cut investment because of Brexit: UBS survey. Retrieved from:
https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/a-third-of-european-firms-to-cut-investment-because-of-brexit-ubs-survey

Coming soon – new service!

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We are very excited that we will soon launch a new service. The customers who we have informed already have shown much interest. With our new tool, you can easily get even more refined insight into different aspects of your supply chain. Our customers are looking forward to the launch, are you? If you can’t wait until the launch, and want to get a glimpse of our new service, please contact us.

IoT Event

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The preparations for the 2018 Internet of Supply Chain event, for which we are a bronze sponsor, are almost finalized. We are excited to lead one of the round table discussions. More about the interesting round table topic will be announced via LinkedIn and  Twitter as well. If you want to make an appointment with us on site: Peter-Paul van Oosterhout – Business Development Manager, Peter Talle – Senior Sales Manager or Melanie van Riel – Marketing & Sales Specialist are looking forward to see you there. You can arrange an appointment by sending an email to: sales@shipitsmarter.com or by filling out the below form. The event takes place on May 15 – 16, at the Hilton Berlin – Mohrenstrasse 30 – Berlin, Germany. We look forward meeting you there. See you in Berlin!

Roundtable 2 – 16 May at 12:10: How will the transport network of the future guarantee your deliveries? 

Most traditional transport networks are operationally driven. New transport networks, like those of Amazon and Uber, are purely based on technology and digitization. Let’s discuss if the new networks stand a chance and if they can fulfill the needs of shippers and consumers. Peter-Paul van Oosterhout, Business Development Manager

Meet us at the IoT Event in Berlin on May 15th / 16th

If you wish an appointment at the IoT Event in Berlin, please leave your contact details below and we will contact you shortly.

ShipitSmarter at LogiMed 2017 – Hamburg, Germany

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Join us at LogiMed 2017

LogiMed is Europe’s annual meeting place and professional development forum for regional supply chain leaders from various top medical device industries. 

This year the event will take place at the Hyperion Hotel in Hamburg, on 18-19 October.

We are excited to be involved again with this event. Our team welcomes you at booth number 8. 

Peter-Paul van Oosterhout, Business Development Manager at ShipitSmarter, will host a round table session on Wednesday – 18th October“How can supply chain collaborate with IT to embed new digital capabilities?” Come and join the session!

You can also make an appointment with one of our team members in advance. This way we can make sure that you’ll get all the time you need at the event. Please send your request to: Sales@ShipitSmarter.com.  

We are looking forward to see you at LogiMed 2017!

TNT services are available again

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To return services to normal, TNT has released a new booking interface and has requested ShipitSmarter to switch to that new interface with immediate effect. Although TNT and ShipitSmarter have tested the interface thoroughly, you may still encounter issues when booking. In that case please refer to the TNT site to check for known limitations. Should this not cover the issue, please contact ShipitSmarter via servicedesk@shipitsmarter.com IMPORTANT: in case you do NOT have a daily pick-up, it is necessary to contact TNT Customer Service to arrange pick-up

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Checklist: Hoe klantgericht is uw shipment management?

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11 vragen over het verhogen van service levels

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Verzending van uw goederen met meerdere vervoerders via meerdere modaliteiten vraagt om een geïntegreerde IT-oplossing. Hoe beter interne processen zijn georganiseerd, des te hoger de service levels. Om te ontdekken hoe klantgericht het shipment management binnen uw onderneming is, hebben ShipitSmarter en Supply Chain Media een checklist ontwikkeld.

Het managen van zendingen neemt steeds in belang toe door de globalisering, met opkomende markten, meer wereldwijde leveranciers en toenemende douane-eisen. De klanten, die nu over de hele wereld kunnen zitten, worden veeleisender vanwege de transparantere markt. Dit alles maakt de afhankelijkheid van ondersteunende IT-systemen steeds groter.

Bedrijven moeten de verschillende type zendingen, die vervoerders wereldwijd uitvoeren en daarvoor benodigde labels en papieren regelen, managen en daarvoor de ondersteunende systemen gebruiken. Dit management van zendingen verlaagt de vervoerskosten, verbetert de logistiek en verbetert de service aan klanten.

Shipment management gaat dus verder dan alleen het tracken en tracen van een individuele zending. Het real-time managen van zendingen met behulp van visibility is een belangrijk wapen om wereldwijde, veeleisende klanten accuraat te leveren. Beantwoord de elf vragen en ontdek hoe uw performance met betrekking tot transport richting klanten is.

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Supply Chain Day 12 april 2017

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Supply Chain Day 12 april 2017

Op 12 april organiseert Supply Chain Media in samenwerking met ShipitSmarter de derde Nerderlandse Supply Chain Day. Wij hebben nog drie plekken beschikbaar voor deze interessante dag.

Tijdens deze dag zullen wij samen met Caroz een sessie verzorgen over Shipment Management. Caroz zal de case over Fabory presenteren en namens ShipitSmarter zal Rob Heeres van Interface vertellen hoe ze een nieuw concept in de praktijk brengen. Onderwerpen die aan bod zullen komen zijn de financiële afhandeling en transparantie van zendingen. Lex Kop zal de mediator zijn van deze sessie.

Locatie

Het Awarehouse van tapijtfabrikant Interface in Scherpenzeel, een gerenoveerde fabriekshal, vormt wederom het inspirerende decor voor deze kennisintensieve dag.

Parallelsessies

Tussen 12.00 en 16.00 uur kunnen deelnemers twee keer een parallelsessie van een uur volgen. In elke parallelsessie kun je een keuze maken uit een track met een van de volgende drie thema’s:

Sales & Operations Planning

Tien jaar geleden bestond het S&OP-proces uit niet meer dan een maandelijkse meeting, waarin de supply chain manager uitlegde wat er de afgelopen maand mis was gegaan; er werden kortetermijnbrandjes geblust. Nu wordt er meer geaggregeerd en vooruit gekeken met een lange horizon. Er wordt niet alleen naar de supply chain gekeken, maar ook naar de omzet en bovendien zijn bedrijven steeds beter voorbereid op trends en andere informatie uit de markt. S&OP is dus veel meer een tactisch proces geworden. Tegelijkertijd is de software-ondersteuning gigantisch ontwikkeld.

In een uur tijd krijgen deelnemers drie praktijkcases van Involvation, Slimstock en Solventure Nederland voorgeschoteld die vertellen waar ze staan op het gebied van S&OP en hoe dit bijdraagt aan de bedrijfsresultaten.Met praktijkcases van o.a.:

  • Slimstock met praktijkcase Nooteboom
  • Involvation met praktijkcase Pervetti van Melle
  • Solventure met praktijkcase Owens Corning

Shipment management

De focus bij shipment management ligt vaak vooral op het ICT-element: het verkrijgen van volledige (end-to-end) supply chain visibility. In deze sessie vertellen drie bedrijven o.a. ShipitSmarter in zestig minuten hoe ze invulling geven aan shipment management hoe dit binnen de bedrijfsstrategie past. Met praktijkcases van o.a.:

  • Caroz met praktijkcase Fabory
  • ShipitSmarter met praktijkcase Interface

Ordermanagement & e-fulfilment

Door het stijgende aantal aankopen via internet, verandert de retaillogistiek razendsnel: in plaats van winkelbevoorrading worden nu orders van consumenten thuisbezorgd. Behalve retailers willen ook merkproducenten van consumptie- en gebruikersgoederen de consumenten online bedienen en direct kunnen leveren.

In deze track van een uur tonen drie bedrijven o.a. IQ-PCC en Manhattan welke online strategie ze nastreven en hoe ze ervoor zorgen dat internetorders optimaal worden afgehandeld. Met praktijkcases van o.a.:

  • IQPC
  • Manhattan associates

Rondleiding door de fabriek

Interface is wereldwijd marktleider op het gebied van tegeltapijt. Het De fabrikant zet zich in om een uitgebreide collectie tegeltapijt te bieden voor diverse sectoren. De collectie biedt nu een ruime keuze aan tapijttegels in verschillende kleuren en texturen. Interface wil in 2020 volledig duurzaam kunnen produceren en zelfs een bijdrage kunnen leveren aan het herstellen van het milieu.

Bekijk met eigen ogen de fabriek.

 

Jaarevent Smart Industry

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Jaarevent Smart Industry: Slimmer Netwerken voor nieuwe allianties en nieuwe business

Het jaarevent Smart Industry 2017 vindt plaats op donderdagmiddag 16 februari 2017 in Media Plaza Jaarbeurs Utrecht. Het programma staat dit jaar in het teken van Slimmer Netwerken.  We starten om 13.00 uur en sluiten om 17.30 uur af met een borrel.

Inhoud/programma:

  • Update over de ontwikkeling van Smart Industry in Nederland door Arnold Stokking (TNO) en Janika Horváth (KvK) vanuit Team Smart Industry
  • Keynote Willem Vermeend, internetondernemer, investeerder, Special Envoy FinTech en lid van de Stuurgroep Smart Industry
  • Inspiratie van ondernemers voor ondernemers:
    • via 1-op-1 speeddates met ondernemers of andere aanwezigen over de mogelijkheden van Smart Industry voor uw bedrijf! U bepaalt zelf met wie u kennis wilt maken.
    • via een netwerkmarkt waar actieve Smart Industry-ondernemers zich presenteren en informatie over verschillende Fieldlabs en vanuit het Team Smart Industry is te vinden.
  • Acht verdiepingssessies met innovatieve ondernemers die vertellen over hun Smart Industry ervaringen, de do’s en de don’ts:
    • Waardevolle informatie: Van Big data naar Smart data
    • Waardevolle informatie: Safety first – een digitaal reddingsvest!
    • Intieme klantrelatie: Hoe pas je je bedrijfsmodel aan naar de veranderende behoeften van jouw klanten?
    • Waardeketen participatie: Snellere ketens door digitale connectie
    • Flexibel produceren: Enkelstuks voor de prijs van massaproductie!?
    • Flexibel produceren: Leren=Werken=Innoveren!
    • Kwaliteitsverbetering: Flexibele, foutloze en voorspelbare processen
    • Automatisering: Nieuwe digitale technologie door mensen en voor mensen.
  • Afsluitend debat met Hans de Boer (Voorzitter VNO-NCW), Ineke Dezentjé Hamming – Bluemink (Voorzitter FME) en Fried Kaanen (Voorzitter Metaalunie).

Het Smart Industry jaarevent is voor ondernemers en laat ondernemers en stakeholders aan het woord. De Smart Industry ambassadeurs uit de technologische industrie hebben een belangrijke rol in het programma.

U bent van harte welkom om aanwezig te zijn, actief deel te nemen en vooral slim te netwerken voor nieuwe allianties en nieuwe business!

Het Smart Industry jaarevent wordt medegefinancierd vanuit de MIT-subsidieregeling voor netwerkactiviteiten via het TKI HTSM.

Will you be joining us?

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The LogiMed Conference takes place on 17 – 18 October 2016 at the Hotel Palace, Berlin and we are very proud to be participating! 

As you may already be aware – LogiMed is Europe’s annual meeting place and professional development forum for regional supply chain leaders from various top medical device industries. With an emphasis on peer-to-peer interaction, supply chain leaders solve their biggest challenges by learning from 45+ of the most experienced and forward-thinking supply chain practitioners in the world.

We are really excited to be involved with the event this year and hope you can join us for our session!
Conference Day One – Monday 17th October 2016

ShipitSmarter Round Table 3:
Improving collaboration between logistics providers and medical device companies:
Reducing costs, increasing flexibility and achieving global visibility.

  • Pieter Nijman, Managing Director, ShipitSmarter
  • Mirko Müller, Senior Manager Logistics & Distribution, Beckman Coulter
  • Valérie Le Blanc, Transport and Logistics Manager EMEAI, Beckman Coulter

Discounts for ShipitSmarter

The organisers have offered us a 20% discount for any of our contacts wishing to join us and attend – simply book through the website and quote AMAZONPARTNER20 to take advantage and claim your discount. Remember, they have a special early discount that is only available until Friday, 23rd September, so make sure to take advantage of the best price using our code: AMAZONPARTNER20.

Plus, if you book to attend online you’ll also receive a €25 Amazon voucher!
Visit the event website for more information and to book your tickets.
We look forward to seeing you there!

P.S. To take advantage of the 20% discount, don’t forget to quote AMAZONPARTNER20 when booking!

About ShipitSmarter

At ShipitSmarter we visualise and simplify supply chains. We do this by setting up an internal control tower with full carrier connectivity, system integration and optimising inbound and outbound logistic flows. With additional functionalities around data management, shipment management, reverse logistics and trade management. As one of the first SaaS providers, we have over 15 years of experience in IT & Logistics. All of this allows for improved global supply chain processes and optimal visibility for our customers. Therefore, there is an acceleration in their business and that’s what it is all about for us: satisfied customers.