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It is no secret that successful entrepreneurs tend to be extremely adventurous folks. Examples include Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, who has kitesurfed across the English Channel, and Mr Elon Musk, the mastermind behind SpaceX and Tesla Motors, who once wing walked on a bi-plane mid-air during his vacation. Read about Mr. Peter M. Belz, the founder of AEB.
Issues at loading docks have been the cause of conflicts between shippers and transport partners for a long time. It seems quite unnecessary today. With all the developments in the age of digitization, it seems completely inappropriate to lack visibility of incoming deliveries, incur truck waiting times, struggle with staffing, or experience traffic jams in the yard.
Speed and risk minimization will be the top issues concerning global supply chain executives over the next year, according to the new research study by AEB and the University DHBW in Stuttgart. More than half of 330 logistics and global trade experts also reported major shortcomings in talent management in the industry. Find out more in the full article on Supply Management.
Sealed Air is managing a complex global trade and supply chain operations to meet the needs of a global customer base across various industries. Software provider AEB has been tasked with implementing solutions to streamline, accelerate, and secure Sealed Air’s customs processes, including export documentation, supplier management, product classification, and visibility – directly in the SAP® system.
BAE Systems has launched a major IT transformation project in its UK Military Air & Information (MAI) division and selected software solution provider AEB as its partner to standardise and optimise global trade management systems. Building on a successful, 10-year business partnership, BAE Systems engaged AEB to enhance its export controls IT systems by implementing the latest functionalities from AEB’s Compliance & Risk Management software suite. The project is structured into three discrete phases, and the first two stages have been successfully completed.
ERP software provider IFS and AEB are joining forces by integrating AEB solutions into the IFS Applications software. The cooperation’s main focus is on international customs processing – e.g. in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Sweden – and on global trade compliance (including sanctions list screening and export controls), as well as on the management of origin and preferences.
Merging businesses holds a great advantage, as it means acquiring a new client base. There is a snag, however: managing parallel business processes, products, and IT systems is a very complex endeavour – and a costly one at that. When businesses merge, one type of IT solution in particular tends to be left behind in integration projects: global trade software. Why is that? Lee Martin explains and details the benefits of integrated customs platforms.
Claire Umney, General Manager of AEB (International), speaks to the journalist Marcele Nethersole about AEB – including products and services, what it means to be a member of the ADS Group, how to add value for customers, plans for the future, and a typical day at work.
Companies that engage in international trade rely on effective export control processes throughout their supply chain. How can ERP systems be transformed to meet the complex requirements of export controls? Logistics Insight Asia reports about AEB's latest white paper “Transforming your ERP system into an export powerhouse”.
As part of its comprehensive solution suite ASSIST4, AEB has released a new software module for efficiently managing goods subject to US ITAR. Latest features complement ASSIST4 Compliance & Risk Management and meet the needs of businesses managing controlled items in line with US export controls requirements and further support the automation and safeguarding of global trade compliance.
What impact will digitization have on supply chains in Asia? In this article, Frans Kok, General Manager of AEB Asia Pacific, explains how software and new technologies change
global trade and logistics processes in the supply chain. And what this means for those who work in the fields of global trade, logistics,
supply chains, and IT. Now is the time to embrace the challenge and make necessary changes to future-proof supply chains.
Shippers typically do not maintain their own fleet of vehicles anymore. Outsourcing transport management has become a fixture in the portfolio of logistics managers. The process of calling for tenders and ultimately awarding a contract is generally a lengthy one. How to consolidate the required data? Who should be invited to pitch? Which carrier offers which spectrum of services, and who is strong on which routes? Read the full article to learn more.
Reducing lead times is a top priority for three out of four supply chain decision makers in 2016. That's one of the results from the study "Global Trade Management Agenda 2016" – a collaborative project of AEB and the DHBW University in Stuttgart, Germany. The annual study analyzes trends and priorities in GTM for the year ahead with an aditional new focus topic each year. The 2016 study featured "collaboration" and the results are published in this article.
Export control violations can result in serious consequences for international supply chains – including penalties and cessation of customs simplifications. Involved regulations have grown so complex that IT support is indispensable today. But is the own ERP system sufficient to meet the requirements? Michael Pirker explains in this article how businesses can empower their ERP systems to successfully manage export controls.
Which duties and export controls apply largely depends on the way goods are classified. For many companies, this is a tedious and time-consuming task. But incorrect product classification can have serious consequences and error-minimizing measures form a crucial part of risk management strategies. Iqubal Pannu, Senior Solutions Consultant at AEB, recommends to review current processes and general purchasing behavior to increase efficiency and drive cost savings.
Companies now see mobile apps as the go-to
software for inter-connecting all essential components of their supply
chains. One of the benefits of mobile platforms lies in their extension of automation
and instant access to information throughout and across entire organizations, which harnesses
mobility to connect workers to the information they need in real time. Frans Kok, General Manager of AEB Asia Pacific explains.
When it comes to supply chain risk management, many companies are lagging behind technical and organizational possibilities. But in this area, a comprehensive and systematic approach is more important than ever. AEB expert Torsten Mallée explains how a successful implementation works and how to make risk management a true a success factor.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are the backbone of many businesses. Users are largely satisfied with their solutions but the level of satisfaction varies widely depending on which part of the business the system supports. Many companies face a dilemma, especially when it comes to supporting their own logistics and foreign trade operations: Is it better to model the processes in the ERP system or turn to best-of-breed solutions?
Managing Director, Markus Meissner and General Manager (APAC) of AEB, Frans Kok sit down with Clara Tan of the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore to share their thoughts on the latest challenges in the supply chain management software industry and the importance of technology and diversity in business.
More and more enterprises are moving data and processes into the cloud and using software as a service. Cloud providers are promoting SaaS solutions to “revolutionise” business processes in areas such as customs clearance, carrier selection, or supply chain visibility. But is the cloud really a suitable environment for IT operating systems supporting integral global business processes? Darren Travers reports.
Capturing and analyzing the right data correctly is important, but what good does this knowledge do if you lack the capacity to respond accordingly? "If you want to benefit from big data over the long term, you also need to build up a highly agile and flexible supply chain to take advantage of the insight that it can bring." says Frans Kok, General Manager of AEB (Asia Pacific).
Supply chain visibility - understood as the IT-supported management of all processes and information within the supply chain, from supplier to end customer - improves quality of services, controls impacts of disruptions, and lowers operating costs. But many businesses still struggle to approach the matter comprehensively. What’s the holdup? Iqubal Pannu explains in Logistics & Transport Focus
Many companies who - prior to the reform - focused on dealing with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the USML, now have to familiarize themselves with the Export Administration Regulations. Read the full article to understand what this involves.
The benefit of big data lies in using masses of data from the past to come to conclusions and best possible future decisions. Dr. Torsten Mallée, International Business Development Director at AEB explains big data's potential for risk management, and whether big data is really needed in logistics.
On opening a new Asian Parts and Logistics Centre in Singapore in 2014, GEA implemented AEB’s ASSIST4 software, a comprehensive solution suite for logistics companies that aims to improve the management of complex logistics operations.
AEB has launched a dedicated educational programme in the region that combines a series of whitepapers tackling key challenges facing Asian supply chain managers, such as freight cost calculation, allocation and purchasing and efficient freight invoice auditing, and culminates in the SCA Roundtable event in Singapore on 17th April.
In a joint mission to increase awareness on obligations under the U.S. export control reform, AEB and the renowned law firm Covington offer a free two-day workshop taliored to companies in the aerospace and defense sector. It includes information on latest regulatory changes, the impacts on business operations, how to implement successful compliance programmes, and avoid regulatory violations.
After 15 years, Tudor Rose’s custom developed in-house system was struggling to support growing business volumes efficiently. The decision to upgrade the system landscape kicked off a major project, involving all business areas, from sales and procurement to operations and fulfilment. For both logistics execution and control, Tudor Rose selected AEB to implement an end-to-end SCM platform, including warehouse management, transport & freight management, time slot management and customs management.
The sharing economy and Industry 4.0: the two phenomena share a common origin – at least when it comes to the “Internet of Things” and the “always and everywhere on” mode. But what exactly is behind the sharing economy, and what are the identifiable or at least conceivable ramifications for logistics and the supply chain? Read the full commentary by Daniel Terner, Marketing Director at AEB.
We’ve been reading more and more about the cloud and big data in the press. It seems that the increased focus on the topic “big data” in the area of logistics is here to stay. In this DVZ article, AEB expert Torsten Mallée explains how exactly this term is understood, and for which businesses this topic could be relevant.
AEB opened new offices in the Netherlands and Sweden to expand its presence and customer base in the Benelux markets and Scandinavia. The teams in Rotterdam and Malmö bring with them a wealth of experience in supply chain and global trade management. With a keen understanding of local conditions, they offer multinational companies a comprehensive service portfolio and support in implementing global trade and logistics solutions.
AEB is inviting SCM and GTM professionals across all industries to participate in a series of free webinars aimed at improving operational and regulatory efficiency. Online seminars run from February to November 2015. Participants can register without obligation here.
As a firm believer in the region and its potential, Markus Meissner initiated the founding of AEB Asia Pacific back in 2001, at a time when the market was in its infancy stages of growth. In this interview piece with Supply Chain Asia, Mr Meissner shares his passion for Asia, thoughts on the region’s development, and insights into the corporate culture of AEB.
Stabilus is a manufacturer of gas springs headquartered in Koblenz, Germany. As a supplier to major automotive manufacturers, Stabilus must adhere to strict shipping standards. This and its own high quality standards are the motivation behind its zero error strategy in shipping. The ASSIST4 global trade and logistics suite has enabled the enterprise to streamline its shipping processes and steadily increase quality.
Freight forwarder tariffs are to supply chain manager just like what mobile phone plans are to rest of us. Not many can understand the different price calculation models with their differing cost factors and service types. AEB explains how electronic freight cost management increases transparency and helps to make informed decisions.
Premium Warehousing Ltd, a British warehousing and logistics handling provider, serves a wide range of clients including Carlsberg UK, John Lewis Weetabix and BMW. Implementing AEB’s solution EMCS||XPRESS resulted in faster processing of excise goods, increased efficiencies and cost reductions.
US law follows the goods, so to speak, so all companies dealing with US-sourced goods or technology are subject to its export controls, no matter where they are located. The US Export Control Reform (US ECR) brings about significant changes and Iqubal Pannu explains how some reforms present increasing opportunities for UK companies.
Denice Cabel sat down with Markus Meissner, Global CEO of AEB, to discuss technology trends in end-to-end SCM IT solutions and the latest developments in his company.
Companies’ supply chains grow increasingly complex and international. At the same time, cost pressures and customer expectations are on the rise. Supply chain visibility provides the solution to these challenges. Markus Meissner, Managing Director of AEB, explains the overall concept and highlights challenges to consider.
ASSIST4 Compliance & Risk Management not only automates the restricted party screening process but also ensures that exporters comply with all export bans and licensing requirements. The new version offers better security, enhanced functionality and intuitive user interface.
Working from home is becoming increasingly popular today. Also working “mobile”, i.e. while traveling is gaining more and more importance. However, such work mobility brings about additional security risks that companies need to be aware of. Martin Setzler, Service Manager at AEB, details potential security gaps and possible solutions.
3D printing has been used by the automotive and aerospace industries for some time, but over the last few years, the technology has evolved at a rapid pace. Darren Travers, Senior Account Manager at AEB, explains how this technology will affect society as a whole and logistics in particular.
In an interview by LT Manager, the two managing directors of AEB - Matthias Kiess and Markus Meissner - provide comprehensive insights into AEB’s successful business strategy. Read the full interview to learn more about AEB’s latest news, strategies, product direction ad focus areas, management developments, and employee philosophy.
Modern warehouse management systems (WMS) have the flexibility to manage the challenges of complex supply chain ecosystems. Frans Kok, General Manager, AEB (Asia Pacific) takes a closer look at the warehouse as the "heart of the supply chain" and gives recommendations on what businesses should consider before choosing a new WMS.
AEB (Asia-Pacific) Pte Ltd appointed Mr Frans Kok as General Manager. With over 15 years of experience in IT solutions and manufacturing industry in APAC Frans Kok will expand AEB's regional operations to its next phase of growth.
ASSIST4 Monitoring & Alerting facilitates efficient supply chain collaboration with newly added features. More transparency over the flow of goods in global supply chains is provided for, and a new alerting framework offers automated exchanges of information, messages and documents between all supply chain partners.
While traditional department stores complain about dropping sales, online textile sales continue to rise. One area of fashion logistics is particularly affected by the increase in online orders: return deliveries - which can be a decisive factor for customer satisfaction.
Hardly a week goes by without the EU adding the names of individuals or new sanctions to official embargo regulations. AEB’s recently released Compliance & Risk Management solution automates the export controls processes to ensure that exporters comply with export bans and licensing requirements.
What is the relevance of trade agreements in every day business? What are the efforts associated with these? What are the top priorities on global trade management agendas 2015? The research study by AEB and DHBW Stuttgart is looking into these – and other – questions. The survey can be accessed at www.aeb.com/gtm-study until September 19.
Massive quantities of data are being produced every day in global supply chains. The volume, variety, and velocity of this data are growing exponentially. The big data revolution is reshaping businesses today by making databases flow across networks. A 2013 study on supply chain trends found that 60% of surveyed supply chain executives plan to invest in big data analysis within the next five years.
AEB is inviting supply chain professionals to the next conference in partnership with CILT(UK) entitled "7 Habits of Highly Effective Compliance Programmes". It takes place on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 10am to 4pm at the Mallory Court Hotel in Leamington Spa.
The magazine LOGISTIK HEUTE presents the contents of one of AEB’s published white papers. The article introduces 8 practical tips for supply chain management and global trade managers to ensure successful implementation of logistics and customs software. This includes but is not limited to thorough planning, target definitions, and pro-active communication.
Supply chain technology trends are shaped by new business areas, outsourcing strategies, environmental impacts, globalisation, etc. as much as by new technologies, platforms and communication standards. Claire Umney highlights the importance of end-to-end systems to keep a competitive edge, and emphasises various areas including multichannel capabilities, visibility and inventory management.
The benefit of using software to manage export processes was the focus of the Aberdeen study ‘Globalisation: Linking Supply Chain Transformation to the Profit and Loss Statement’. It advises companies to take a closer look at three specific areas with great potential for efficiency gains: process automation, legal safeguards and in-house handling.
In their quest for suitable customs management software, freight forwarders are spoilt for choices. The independent journalist Florian Zick takes a closer look at interfaces between Customs and ERP systems in this article. His research has also led him to AEB and their customer Paul Vahle, and based on ATLAS-messages, Florian Zick cites AEB as market leader for this area in Germany.
One of the key areas of a major restructuring project at EPCOS included the introduction of a new, standardised transport management system for 23 shipping centres around the world. AEB's software now ensures that customers and transport service providers are seamlessly integrated into the EPCOS logistics processes, resulting in shorter lead times, better performance and lower cost.
Multiple objectives must be balanced when optimising inventory. This includes capital investment, cash flow, meeting customer demand, supplying the production line, and supporting demand fluctuations. To react to market demand and supply chain disruptions, and to proactively plan resources, expansions and daily business, companies require visibility of what has happened, what is happening now, what is going to or likely to happen, and what possible alternatives there are.
Comprehensive technology support is crucial for forward-looking companies to keep a competitive edge in global trade. End-to-end SCM solutions provide a platform for smooth and compliant operations, smart and agile decision making to reach existing and new markets quickly, and visibility and flexibility to take key supply chain decisions promptly, as requirements and strategies change and problems arise.
What exactly is it that's driving supply chain professionals into the cloud? Claire Umney, General Manager of AEB (International) is taking a closer look at the current and expected use of cloud computing within the supply chain industry and provides insights on costs, system agility and risk management to identify whether the cloud business model is here to stay, or not. Read the full article to find out.
Hannah Beckett, Sales Manager, AEB (International) Ltd, looks at some of the current challenges associated with complying with various European and US export controls. Focusing on the topic of tangible and intangible goods subject to transfers by tangible or intangible means, and on how UK law differs from U.S. law, it becomes clear what complex challenges businesses face to ensure compliance.
Changing technology, demographics, consumer demand and infrastructure have led to unprecedented growth in global trade. Claire Umney, General Manager of AEB (International) Ltd, looks at latest developments and explains which tools and technologies are essential for businesses today to best benefit from recent years' - and upcoming - global trade growth.
Risk management is all about preparation and IT plays a big role. Establishing a risk model and updating it yearly is essential if companies want to be prepared.
Latest changes under the new UCC seem to present another opportunity for companies to gain a competitive advantage: businesses holding AEO status will have a number of advantages over businesses that don’t, including fewer customs inspections. Iqubal Pannu explains why risk management programmes deliver far more advantages than just supply chain security.
"Adopting the big data approach will help instil higher efficiency into the supply chain. Productivity, collaboration, speed, sustainability and visibility can be maximised while simultaneously minimising time and resources spent." says Thomas Halliday, General Manager of AEB (Asia Pacific).
The objective of the international supply chain management competition “The Fresh Connection” is for students to improve the financial figures of a fictitious juice producer. Read more in LOGISTIK HEUTE about the qualification round on March 21, 2014 at AEB, won by students from DHBW Stuttgart. The competition’s finale takes place October 17-18 in New Orleans, USA.
The U.S. Export Control Reform has highlighted to many previously unaware UK businesses that U.S. export control laws may apply to them and their business transactions. Legal consequences of violations are severe, and companies are well advised to understand their obligations and implement according measures. This article dispels myths, and guides through challenges and solutions.
AEB's General Manager Thomas Halliday sees particular challenges in managing food logistics. With a number of incidents involving contaminated, fake and otherwise harmful foods, food traceability will be crucial. Engaging the right technology to improve the traceability and enhancing visibility will be of prime importance.
Demonstrating you are a safe company to do business with is a strong message that can make a big difference today, and win business. AEO accreditation benefits companies on many levels and strengthens their market position through commitment to risk management, compliant global trade and streamlined operations. Iqubal Pannu explains.
AEB became a member of ADS and is now looking forward to providing expert input on global trade solutions and export control compliance topics. AEB will also exhibit at the first ADS Members' Forum in 2014, which takes place at the Holiday Inn in Bristol on Wednesday, 26th March 2014 from 12pm to 5pm. Joining ADS will enable AEB to take advantage of a broad range of benefits, including raising awareness for supply chain security related trends and challenges, and more.
Supply chain improvement measures often target isolated areas and many companies focus on distribution logistics and on their outbound process chain, as it represents the direct link to the end-customer. The inbound supply chain, however, is often overlooked. Phil Lavin, Sales Manager at AEB (International) details how to tap into unrealised potentials the inbound supply chain offers.
The US government’s Export Control Reform (ECR) heralds significant changes for companies operating in different sectors. As part of this, some goods originally controlled under ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) will fall under EAR (Export Administrative Regulations). It’s crucial for UK companies handling US-controlled items or data to understand US re-export controls and re-transfer rules, and how US controls differ from national ones. To avoid violations, and civil and criminal penalties, AEB provides assistance and details five important key areas of consideration for trading companies.
AEB's latest white paper titled "Successful inbound supply chain management" explains why companies should take control of their inbound transportation, analyse their inbound freight cost management processes, integrate their loading dock management with transport partners, as well as organise their own import processes and increase transparent and standardised collaboration on all inbound movements.
Rosenberger, a leading global manufacturer of RF connectors, supplies big-name global players in the telecommunications, industrial measurement, automotive, medical technology, industrial electronics, and data systems industries. They rely on AEB's comprehensive software suite to ensure smooth global distribution and monitor shipping performance.
Thomas Halliday, General Manager, AEB (Asia Pacific) giving insights on trends influencing the global supply chain industry. Focusing on achieving supply chain excellence and creating values to the customers, some of the forward-thinking companies have already adapted themselves to these trends...