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4 04, 2020

Are your files as safe as the CIA’s?

By |News|

It’s possible. Because our TRIS Cloud solution (in cooperation with our technology partner Oracle) is comparable to Fort Knox. It has to be if the CIA is one of your customers. Tony Vertenten, Intris CTO: “Oracle simply cannot afford to be hacked. They’ve invested huge amounts in security and our customers can benefit from that. [...]

28 05, 2019

3 checks that keep your import duties, excise duties, and VAT under control

By |Customs|

Proper knowledge of the commodity code is crucial for every customs declarant. After all, this code forms the basis for the amounts of import duties, VAT, excise duties, countervailing duties, and anti-dumping. A correct classification of goods might seem difficult, and yet it’s not. Because fundamentally, there are no excuses for classifying goods incorrectly: the [...]

8 01, 2019

Six Brexit measures you need in the long term

By |Customs|

The British parliament yesterday rejected prime minister May's Brexit proposal. Are we now really headed for a hard Brexit, or can we share the optimism of Guy Verhofstadt who said this morning on Radio 1 that last night's vote made it clear there is a large majority against crashing out? The next 70 days will [...]

10 10, 2018

How to play safe with your IT environment

By |Strategy|

Do you play safe by booking an all-in vacation?So you don't have to miss even a moment of your quality time?Just arrive and chill out:without planning, without budget worries, without ad hoc problem solving? Or are you more of a planning-is-already-part-of-the-holiday type? Do you enjoy mapping out your route, comparing hotels and poring over timetables? [...]

22 03, 2018

Which software companies will survive the IoT era?

By |Strategy|

A study by the McKinsey Institute has calculated that the market for IoT components and systems will grow by more than 30% annually. The Internet of Things will offer interesting opportunities both for existing and for new technology companies. In the short term, at least. But hardware suppliers and installers of IoT systems will have [...]

10 02, 2018

Brexit will lead to 47% rise in export declarations

By |Customs|

Brexit will become a reality on 29 March 2019. On that date the UK will leave the European Union and its internal market, and Belgium will become a foreign border for the UK. Free trade in goods between the UK and EU member states will then no longer be possible, leading to a whole lot [...]

10 01, 2018

Why industry stands to gain most from the Internet of Things

By |Strategy|

9,366,000,000,000 euros (say it: 9.36 billion euros). That's how much added value the Internet of Things can potentially generate from 2025 onwards. Per year. At least according to the McKinsey Institute. 11% of world GDP 9.3 billion is a maximum figure. McKinsey actually calculated a range from 3.2 to 9.3 billion euros. The difference between [...]

31 08, 2017

How can logistics operators stand up to the Amazons, Alibabas and Coolblues of this world?

By |Strategy|

Amazon is the largest logistics company in the world. Alibaba makes contracts with Maersk, Kuehne+Nagel, UPS and others. Coolblue manages its own product distribution. Many forwarders and logistics service providers are uneasy as a result. Will the internet giants invest more and more in physical goods handling? Will existing logistics companies get swallowed up by [...]

11 05, 2017

Supply Chain 2020: the five “to do’s”

By |Strategy|

When you explain the logistics process to an outsider it sounds fairly simple: ensure that the product is delivered in the correct quantity and in good condition at the correct place and date, preferably also at the correct time. But putting this simple scenario into practice is easier said than done, as logistics professionals have [...]

4 04, 2017

Forget the wonderful product: go for the flexible process

By |Strategy|

Offering products and services with unbeatable quality: that has long been the mission of many companies. In fact it was the key to their success. With the emphasis on "was." Then came the age of "the customer." Suddenly it was all about the customer. They had to be "earned" daily in their millions, and when [...]