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September 28, 2020

By Yassin Boullauazan

Covid-19 – A barrier or an accelerator of digital port transformation?

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

The global supply chains are affected by the Covid-19 crisis, that is a fact. There was a delayed effect until the first effects of the lockdown in China was sensed in Europe, and this effect overlapped with the European lockdown. In ports, the number of seagoing vessel calls has

September 22, 2020

By Yassin Boullauazan

Essential tips to survive the stock market storm during the coronavirus crisis

Supply Chain & Logistics Strategy & Innovation

Lately, I have been getting a lot of questions from colleagues, friends, and family about the impact of COVID-19 on the financial markets. I hope to address these questions in this article.

September 16, 2020

By Wouter Dewulf & Roel Gevaers

After the rat race for the development of a Covid-19 vaccine, the logistics chain will also have to undergo an electroshock

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

In recent weeks and months, both positive and negative reports have appeared in the international press about the rat race for an effective Covid-19 vaccine. Almost all newspapers and magazines make a new ranking every month of which company will be the first to market an approved

June 22, 2020

By Wouter Van Bockhaven

Smart port disruptors: the talent paradox

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

As in many industries, in port logistics Covid 19 provides a burning platform that reinforces digital trends that were already smoldering. In an industry that is not particularly known for its openness to innovation and change, it’s even a welcome deus ex machina. Ports can no longer stay

June 15, 2020

By Wouter Dewulf & Roel Gevaers

The end of cheap online orders from China

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

An imminent shift from intercontinental direct shipping to intracontinental distribution! For years, many shoppers have been enjoying buying very cheap goods online, mainly from Chinese online sellers. With a click on the website of the e-commerce platform Alibaba, the price-sensitive

June 8, 2020

By Tom Van Woensel

Supply Chain trends: Sourcing strategy in the post Covid-19 supply chain

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

In previous years, single sourcing strategies steadily gained ground. Production was moved to low wage countries, enabled by (too) low transportation costs. Supply chain managers seized this opportunity to create more value and not in the least to generate significant cost savings. But,

June 2, 2020

By Thierry Vanelslander & Edwin Van Hassel

Supply Chain trends: from offshoring to reshoring/nearshoring

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

With all attention currently being directed towards the COVID-19 exit programs, and everybody living in the present, thinking and hoping about picking up ‘normal’ activities again in the near future, one would tend to forget about how life was before, also in logistics. This contribution

May 12, 2020

By Tom Van Woensel

Four major trends opening doors to a sustainable and resilient post COVID-19 supply chain

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

Authors: Prof. Thierry Vanelslander and Prof. Dr. Wouter Dewulf (University of Antwerp) Prof. Tom Van Woensel and Prof. Dr. Alex Van Breedam (Antwerp Management School) Traditional supply chain strategies were already under pressure from our complex world and global challenges such as

March 25, 2020

By Lars Moratis

The coronavirus crisis and climate change

Sustainable Transformation Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

The fact that we are now focusing almost all our attention to the coronavirus crisis is, of course, perfectly understandable. Nevertheless, it is wise not to lose sight of, or ignore other crises. Of these, climate change is undoubtedly the most serious one, especially as climate change

March 6, 2020

By Wouter Van Bockhaven

Flanders: a breeding ground for entrepreneurship or fear of failure?

Supply Chain & Logistics

“Of all the Gauls, the Belgians are the bravest”, Caesar claimed, and he would have known. Then why is VLAIO, the Flemish Innovation and Entrepreneurship Agency investing in a campaign against fear of failure?

March 2, 2020

By Antwerp Management School

Watertruck+: Toward a taxi service of barges

Supply Chain & Logistics

The European CEF project Watertruck+ has been completed. Although the project had to be adjusted en route due to its high degree of innovation, Nick Celis, manager of André Celis Group, clearly got inspired by it. André Celis Group currently has two barges in its own fleet but isn’t

March 2, 2020

By Antwerp Management School

Watertruck+: pioneering for a modal shift toward inland navigation

Supply Chain & Logistics

The ambition of the European CEF project Watertruck+ was high: to develop inland navigation into a profitable and environmentally friendly alternative to road transport. The challenges turned out to be high too. But the project partners followed through and provided for concrete