Limburg’s History as a  European Logistics Center

Limburg is a province in the south of The Netherlands and is seated in the heart of the Meuse-Rhine region of Northern Europe. Through a long history of trade and international business, Limburg now enjoys the presence of a highly-developed  global as well as European logistics industry. This website dedicates itself to providing information and logistic resources to both companies that need logistics services and logistics companies themselves. Read more »

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04/07/2014

Supply chain is important capability for eCommerce companies

I have previously done a study on the role of the supply chain VP in businesses. You can see that the role and importance of the VP Supply Chain differs greatly between the different industry sectors. In some industries the SCM department is simply seen as a club that has to ensure that the items arrive at the customer and in other industries the SCM department is a competitive differentiator in the tough competition. In general, there was a clear relationship between supply chain costs as a percentage of sales, and… Read more »

04/07/2014

What is the maximum size of an efficient eCommerce warehouse?

What is the maximum size of an efficient eCommerce warehouse? This is an interesting question faced by increasingly larger eCommerce companies. The continuing strong growth of eCommerce warehouses is leading to interesting strategy discussions at eCommerce companies. Each E-commerce company gives preference to one single warehouse (stock location) since it is much more difficult to manage a network of warehouses than only one single warehouse. Also transport costs are the biggest SCM cost part for eFulfillment… Read more »

27/02/2014

The Continuing Quest for Harmonisation of Special Transport

Transporting construction machinery across borders is rarely simple Moving heavy construction equipment from site to site can be quite an undertaking, especially when crossing borders. Whether the machine is something that can be driven on the road, such as a big mobile crane, or something that has to be loaded onto a trailer, such as an excavator, there can be both technical and bureaucratic hurdles to jump. Read more »

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