Dinalog, the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics in Breda welcomes its first settler. The fast growing company Transsmart will develop further from the Dinalog Campus. The proposition of Transsmart is innovative for the SME market, especially with the integration of the full-width expedition process within standard ERP software as Exact Globe, SAP Business One, SAP All-in-One, AFAS, Microsoft Navision, Box wise, X-gram, Magento, OSCommerce, etc.
SME companies can realize cost reductions of 20-30% of total freight spend. Transsmart that will move in with 5 persons in the Breda Office is now situated in Dongen. Transsmart has been labeled as very innovative by different institutes and the EU committee.
According to Pieter Schalk of Transsmart SME companies can save considerable amounts of money with proper management of their transport contracts on the one hand, and automating the expedition process on the other. "For shippers it’s difficult to choose the right carrier for the right transport due to the fact that the transport tariffs are not transparent. Transsmart offers them a solution that will save money and time and on top of that is easy to implement”, says Schalk.
"The interest of a young innovative company as Transsmart for Dinalog, confirms that we have a golden opportunity with the arrival of Dinalog Institute”, says Elderman Cees Meeuwis, Economic Affairs City of Breda. Not only the city of Breda will benefit but the entire region of West -Brabant as well as The Netherlands in total.
ChainBalance is focusing on the Inventory management throughout the supply chain.
The balance between stock-outs and the right inventory turns is a generic challenge in many supply chains. An increasing number of products with an ever decreasing product life cycle are adding up to the challenge.
For fashion companies with an irregular demand pattern ChainBalance offers the replenishment service delivering higher product availability with less stock. We automate replenishment order creation based on your daily sales information. The automated decision making will free up time for your team to focus on promotion, product, place and price level decision making.
Companies that are confronted with controlling an increased number of products with many new product introductions know that certain merchandise decisions must be automated. Our logic will provide the right inventory in both wholesale and retail organizations automatically by applying demand driven dynamic replenishment levels. This logic we implement in any demand driven multi-tier supply chain and is worldwide available via software as a service.
Our results are based on our logic and expertise on replenishment and product allocation. This combination is necessary and sufficient to increase availability and drive better performance throughout the supply chain.
ChainBalance was started in 2007 and has been growing steadily ever since. Although our client list is still short we have very satisfied high ranked customers. ChainBalance is founded by Ben Vermin, a former logistics manager and consultant at Accenture with over 14 years of combined retail, IT, internet and supply chain experience.
We create Daily Optimized Replenishment Orders, Providing improved Service Levels with Lower Inventory Cost.
What: The only replenishment service delivering higher product availability with less
How: By using Demand Driven Dynamic Replenishment levels
Who: Wholesale and retail organizations with a need for multi-echelon inventory management
Where: Available worldwide via a software as a service model
Why: To improve your availability against lower inventory costs
When: For short life cycle products with an irregular demand pattern
ChainBalance is based at the campus of the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics (Dinalog) in Breda The Netherlands. More information can be found at www.chainbalance.com or contact Ben vermin +31 651 576 899.
Europhia Consulting provides executive search and consultancy services to the international logistics and supply chain industry. With offices in The Netherlands, Singapore and Shanghai the company provides these services to mainly international companies on a global basis. The company has recently moved to its new Netherlands office location at Dinalog (Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics) in Breda.
Three product brands:
Europhia Executive Search
The Europhia Executive Search arm provides Dutch and international companies with a strong partner in finding the right professional talent in the area of middle and higher management. With the offices in the Benelux, Singapore and Shanghai the company is ideally positioned to find key management personnel in some of the largest growth markets. Europhia Consulting works together with Plimsoll Executive Search.
The SCGREEN Program has been developed as an international certification program to measure and reduce carbon emission levels and energy costs in the supply chain. This program has been identified by the Dutch Ministry of Economics as an innovation concept and as such has received government backed funding. Currently the program is being implemented in The Netherlands. In Singapore, the program has been developed into the local market together with CDAS. Participating logistics companies in Singapore receive a government grant to use the SCGREEN Program. The aim of the program is to assist manufacturing companies and logistics service providers internationally with a 4-step systemic approach and measurement tool to achieve CO2 emission reductions of 20% or more within the first two years. The program has been co-developed with Groenewout and CQM. All three companies are part of the VELA (the Dutch Association for Supply Chain Consultants).
SCExecutive.com is a knowledge sharing platform for supply chain executives to connect in a global learning environment. SCExecutive currently has more than 4,000 members of which 24% at Director’s level. Our focus is on logistics strategy and leadership themes which are covered by the quarterly management magazine SCExecutive. The magazine has a global distribution of 6,500 copies. SCExecutive also holds regular conferences around strategic themes such as the financial aspects within the supply chain and sustainability. These conferences, together with local industry partners and sponsors, were successfully held in 2010 in a number of international locations including The Netherlands, Brussels, Dubai, Madrid, Moscow and Singapore.
For three years Jeff van Hek promoted his idea by approaching many agencies. Logixperience, a permanent meeting place for users of logistics equipment and systems, suppliers, students and instructors. Participation of Din alog was essential to make this initiative successful. On Friday the 16th of July a study to the viability of Logixperience was officially presented. The positive outcome makes cooperation with Dinalog possible for the next stage of development of Logixperience. The main target from both sides is to involve mainly SMEs in the logistic innovation process. Logixperience’s formal kick-off with the current partners will take place on September 17th.
Managing reverse logistics still is a challenge for many companies while the importance is growing from a service and sustainability point of view.
For companies that want to improve their reverse chain, 12Return offers an innovative pan-European Managed Services solution for designing, implementing and managing a controlled reverse chain for returns originating from sales, service and end-of-life disposal.
The 12Return solution is focused on the integrated management of the 3 main areas of the reverse chain: end-user interaction, optimizing physical return flows and value recovery from returned products. The solution also enables creation of new commercial opportunities through controlled reverse logistics.
12Return is a Dutch company and has been founded by Stef de Bont, Wouter Barendregt (both former Solectron) en René Bührs. The management team combines many years of international experience in the field of service management, reverse logistics and ICT.
12Return is based at the campus of the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics (Dinalog) in Breda The Netherlands. More information can be found at www.12return.nl.
12Return is dedicated to offering a unique managed services solution for controlled reverse chains. With our solution components, Control Tower, End-User Platform, Product Routing Algorithm and Enterprise Application Integration, we are able to design, implement and manage dedicated and controlled reverse chains for Sales Returns, Service Returns and End-of-Life Returns. With 12Return, focus on reverse logistics leads to Sustainability, Customer Loyalty, Operational Excellence and Material Value. Upstream control leading to downstream value. For more information please contact Stef de Bont at 0031-(0)6-28568600 or Wouter Barendregt at 0031-(0)6-54688193.
Posted on 18-11-2010