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How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. However, globalization comes with responsibility. As we have driven improvements in globalization, jobs shifted as companies chased lower costs of labor. Personal Reflection.

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Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Regional supply chain companies are attempting to define global requirements. They are  well versed in requirements for regional supply chain planning, but they are attempting to redefine their processes and be more global. Initially companies believe regional planning systems easily adapt to become global, but they quickly learn otherwise and hit roadblocks. Figure 1.

Sober Signs of Global Transportation Structural Change

Supply Chain Matters

For some time, Supply Chain Matters has brought attention to the building overcapacity situation that is occurring across global focused transportation sectors. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics AP Moller-Maersk independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Supply chain Matters blogThis includes ocean container shipping as well as airfreight. As carriers continue to report on Q1 earnings performance, the scope and degree of the capacity problem becomes more evident.  Muller-Maersk, the parent […].

6 maps that explain global supply chains

The Network Effect

We all know that supply chains are becoming more and more global, but how often can we actually see them becoming more global? The site vox.com has compiled 38 maps that explain the global economy. We’ve selected 6 that are especially relevant to supply chains. #1: How Sugar Circulates Globally. Even seemingly simple commodities have complex supply chains.

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How Will Brexit Affect Global Supply Chains?

Logistics Viewpoints

Brexit will have a minimal impact on global supply chains. Global Trade Logistics Trends Procurement/Sourcing Supply Chain Network Design Brexit supply chain networks tax reform U.S. The U.S. presidential election could have a much bigger impact. And changes in EU tax enforcement, the most of all. presidential election

What Global Manufacturers Can Learn From the Insurance Business

Manufacturing Transformation

Today many global enterprises have digitized and standardized their product design, manufacturing execution and supply chain management systems. Can manufacturers learn something from the insurance industry? Perhaps so, at least according to this article published here. The author suggests that “risk pooling” is the single most important concept in supply chain management. So far, so good.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

Cerasis

In this infographic you will learn, for example, that the global market value for logistics has surpassed $4trillion. You will also learn: Interesting global logistics facts. Underneath, you will then see the full infographic explaining the Global Logistics Marketplace. The global logistics industry has grown significantly while logistics has become an important part of the business economic system and major global economic activity in recent years. Logistics has been playing a fundamental role in global development for almost 5,000 years now.

7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

The Network Effect

Global headlines anticipating growth through globalization are plentiful. US brands targeting global growth. Alibaba to expand global footprint. It is clear that the options are plentiful, but it is also obvious that the challenges are great and headlines of global challenges are abundant. The global marketplace is full of challenges. Nicolas A. COMPANIES.

Fortune Global 500 Rankings Provide Weighting of Global Influence

Supply Chain Matters

This month’s edition of Fortune includes the latest ranking of the world’s largest Global 500 corporations. We find this ranking much more meaningful, since it factors a global presence, which is the reality of today’s multi-industry supply chains. Fortune indicates that the Global 500 reside in 36 countries and based in 224 global based cities. […].

Troubling News in Global Ocean Container Capacity Reductions

Supply Chain Matters

Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics challenges in global transportation independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation ocean container industry challenges ocean container industry consolidation Supply chain Matters blogEvery year at just about this time, ocean container shipments inbound from China and other Asian ports begin to surge as retailers ramp-up inventory levels in anticipation of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday buying period.

Global Traceability Part 2: Harnessing the Power of Big Data

Manufacturing Transformation

In my last blog post, “ What does Global Traceability Give you that a MOM Doesn’t? ,” I discussed why companies with an enterprise solution for manufacturing operations management should also invest in an enterprise solution for global traceability. Those are good reasons, and they are the historical drivers for implementing a global traceability solution.

Drewry’s Declaration that the Global Shipping Market has Bottomed

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics challenges in global transportation independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation ocean container industry consolidation Supply chain Matters blogThis week, noted maritime and shipping industry research firm Drewry Maritime Research declared that the ocean container shipping market has now bottomed out.  The recent ongoing Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy and receivership development is noted as representing the trough of the container shipping market and that a gradual market recovery is now expected.

How Packaging and Shipping Requirements are Evolving with Today’s Global Supply Chain

Manufacturing Transformation

Global Transformation. Of course, today’s global supply chains mean that global regulations must now be adhered to. While the rules have been in place for a few years now, the adoption of the rules by more and more countries has made this a wide spread rule that is now being adopted globally. The list of “must have’s” and “must do” has grown exponentially. Compatibility.

5 Best Practices for Choosing Global Suppliers

Manufacturing Transformation

As your business grows and requires more resources, it’s silly to assume you won’t need to source global vendors. But as businesspeople all over the world know, managing supply channels in a global economy has its opportunities as well as its pitfalls and, from day one, operations management must be educated on mitigating risks. Choose Wisely. Best Working Conditions.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations.

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A Truth About Global Transportation: It Happens Locally

Talking Logistics

As shippers of all sizes expand their global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations, they have to navigate the complexities involved with global transportation management. What are the main challenges global shippers face today? “It depends on who you are as a company,” said Mike Skinner, Vice President at CLX Logistics , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Ten years ago they might have had $1 billion in global revenues and today they’re at $10 billion after multiple acquisitions in different regions, [which creates its own set of challenges].

4 Infographics Showing How Technology Is Transforming Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Purchasing and supply executives predict that the global manufacturing industry will continue to expand. percent net increase in revenue for 2016 , and as we’ve briefly mentioned past blogs , technologies such as predictive data analytics, virtual reality, smart connectivity and 3-D printing will drive this growth and reshape the global economic competition between U.S. manufacturers.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

In collaboration with Amber Road, Supply Chain Movement has put together this Global EU Trade Map which provides an overview of current EU trade agreements and an insight into potential trade risks and how to mitigate them. What does the Global EU Trade Map show? Global Trade Map 2016. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. Choose country. Albania.

A Beginner's Guide to Global Labeling Regulations

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The global marketplace is full of opportunity. Never before have firms had so many opportunities to work with partners around the world to manufacturer and sell products. But the market is also a veritable minefield of potential challenges. Competition is fierce, and firms may struggle to get ahead if they do not achieve supply chain efficiency. Labeling

DHL Global Forwarding scraps IT system…what’s next?

The Network Effect

Air Cargo World has an interesting article regarding DHL Global Forwarding’s decision to abandon a €750 million project to modernize it’s new forwarding environment IT system. suggest you read the new whitepaper “ 8 Opportunities for Today’s Logistics Providers “ The post DHL Global Forwarding scraps IT system…what’s next?

Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains in Detail- Part Three

Supply Chain Matters

We continue with our Supply Chain Matters series outlining in more detail, 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Aerospace Supply Chain Automotive Supply Chain Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Green Supply Chain Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Retail Supply Chain Service Lifecycle Management Service-centered Supply Chains Social Responsibility Strategies for Global Supply Chains Supply Chain Annual Predictions Supply Chain Risk Management

Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with Supply Chain Matters provide a series of predictions for the coming year. These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry supply chain teams in setting management objectives for the year ahead as […].

Creating a Synchronized Global Trade Supply Chain

Supply Chain 24/7

In an increasingly interconnected world, where trade is a core component of economic activity, creating a more seamless global supply chain is now vital, however, a new generation of tech-savvy freight forwarders may be creating just the right amount of disruption the industry needs to improve synchronization

Delivering Global Growth with Analytics

Retail Connection

SPS In:fluence 2015 tackled some of retail’s biggest challenges, including the topic of driving international growth with analytics at the session titled “Delivering Global Growth with Analytics.”. With consumers in control, sharing sales data with partners has never been more consequential to achieving a domestic and global competitive advantage.

Our 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains Now Available for Downloading

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout December, Supply Chain Matters has featured our annual 2016 Predictions for industry and Global Supply Chains.  We trust readers have gain value and perspectives from all of our predictions as well as helping to prepare individuals and organizations for the year to come. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Supply chain Matters blogAll of these predictions are now available in a complimentary 25 […].

Risk Management in Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Managing day-to-day operations in a global supply chain is no easy task. The post Risk Management in Global Supply Chains appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Connectivity Globalization Risk Management Supply ChainThat’s certainly not news for supply chain professionals. … Continued.

Containment is now Critical in Today’s Global Economy

Manufacturing Transformation

The nature of today’s global economy means that manufacturing processes need to be monitored more closely than ever. Any plant manager, supervisor or global vice president of operations will tell you that the first step to responding to an adverse condition is to know about it. Supply chains are complex. Intense competition means that continuous improvement is a relentless endeavor.

The Fresh Connection Global Professional Challenge 2016

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Tompkins International is helping to support a great supply chain learning event: The Fresh Connection Global Challenge 2016. The post The Fresh Connection Global Professional Challenge 2016 appeared first on Tompkins International.

Dispelling Three Common Myths about Global TMS Deployment

Talking Logistics

But even as more and more businesses get wise to the advantages of a TMS, many large, multi-national corporations have remained on the sidelines, unwilling to believe in the existence of a truly global TMS that could meet the needs of complex, widespread companies. So allow me to play “Mythbusters” and shatter some of these long-held stereotypes about global TMS implementations.  . Myth #2 – TMS providers don’t offer a truly global solution. Myth #3 – If you want to go global with a TMS, you have to move everything in-house. It’s a global TMS platform, after all.

Global Supply Chain Activity Continues to Track Toward Contraction Levels in May

Supply Chain Matters

Morgan Global Manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) as a key indicator of global supply chain activity. We do so because by our lens, it is the best indicator of such broad global activity. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology independent blog commenting on global supply chain management independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari Supply chain Matters blogFor the […].

SCM Global 50: Best Global Supply Chain Blogs 2014

Supply Chain Opz

Managing the smooth flow of material and information in global supply chain context has been a business challenge for many years and many companies tries to find the new ways to take the advantage of the shift of global economy. Then, this article will show you some good resources that will help you handle the complexities in global scm.

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Food Security: A Growing Global Concern

Enterra Insights

Those of us residing in the United States consider ourselves blessed to be living in a land of plenty — … Continued The post Food Security: A Growing Global Concern appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Agriculture Bottom of the Pyramid Current Affairs Food and Drink Globalization Healthcare Risk Management Supply Chain

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Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium

NC State SCRC

I had the opportunity to accompany a group of executives from Anheuser Busch Inbev on a tour of Nike’s global distribution facility in Leuven Belgium this week. Shipments arrive from Nike’s network of global manufacturers in Asia, and includes footwear, apparel and equipment. The choice of Leuven, Belgium as the site for Nike’s DC may seem like an odd one.

Tips for Global Expansion (Part 2)

Value Unchained

There is so much more to global expansion than simply operating with a different currency. The post Tips for Global Expansion (Part 2) appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. Global & Responsive Commerce global ecommerce global expansion global marketWhen a company expands beyond its home country, it opens itself […].

Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains in Detail- Part Four

Supply Chain Matters

We continue with our Supply Chain Matters series outlining in more detail, 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry supply chain teams in setting management objectives for the year ahead as well as helping our readers and clients to prepare supply chain management and […].

5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

Talking Logistics

Two major shifts are changing the face of global transportation management as we know it: Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, relying on partners and data beyond the four walls of the enterprise; The very definition of global transportation management is broadening and expanding well beyond the traditional TMS scope. Ajesh Kapoor is Senior Director of Transportation Management Solutions at GT Nexus , the world’s largest cloud-based b-to-b network and execution platform for global trade and supply chain management. Here are five to look for in 2015.

Additional Data Reflects Inventory Overhang and Global Trade Contraction Concerns

Supply Chain Matters

Inventory Management Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics blogs- independent anlaysis on supply chain and B2B business networks global supply chain inventory management trends global transportation trends Supply chain Matters blogConcerns are growing regarding the current holiday surge period after recent reports regarding inbound and outbound transportation movements. Once more, there are concerning questions whether there is too much inventory overhang.

A Delay in Supply Chain Matters 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management 2017 predictions for industry and global supply chains independent supply chain and B2B industry analyst Bob Ferrari's blog supply chain industry analyst advisory services Supply chain Matters blogReaders of the Supply Chain Matters blog always look forward to our set of annual predictions of what we expect to transpire across industry supply chains in the coming year.

Tips for Global Expansion (Part 1)

Value Unchained

There is so much more to global expansion than simply operating with a different currency. The post Tips for Global Expansion (Part 1) appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. Global & Responsive Commerce currency e-commerce global expansion global market taxesWhen a company expands beyond its home country, it opens itself […].

Supply Chains are Adversely Affected by Global Complexity

Enterra Insights

The post Supply Chains are Adversely Affected by Global Complexity appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Cognitive Computing Globalization Risk Management Supply Chain“A study of cross-industry supply chain executives by Barloworld Supply Chain Software (Barloworld SCS), found 83 per cent of respondents … Continued.