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Deep Dives on 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Prediction One: Global Economic Activity

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The following Supply Chain Matters blog begins our series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Strategy 2017 predictions for industry and global supply chains independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari supply chain management industry analyst advisory services Supply chain Matters blog what industry supply chains should anticipate in 2017

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Supply Chain Matters Unveils Ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

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These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry specific and global supply chain cross-functional teams in helping […]. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast medium, traditionally provide a series of predictions for the coming year.

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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What Should Industry and Global Supply Chain Teams Anticipate in 2017

Supply Chain Matters

As we approach the New Year holiday which marks the beginning of 2017, we are heads-down in the preparation of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Supply Chain Matters blog readers should anticipate the full unveiling of our 2017 predictions over the first two weeks in January. We do however want to […].

Combating the Growing Risk and Uncertainty of Global Trade

Talking Logistics

Globalization has been going on for a long time, but it continues to morph and shift in different directions. When you look at recent developments, like Brexit and the trade views of President Trump, do companies need to approach globalization differently moving forward? Episode Highlights Global Trade Supply Chain Risk Management C.H.

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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A.P. Moller-Maersk Reports Q4 and 2016 Performance- More Signs of Ongoing Global Transportation Industry Turbulence

Supply Chain Matters

Moller-Maersk, the parent of global container shipping lines leader Maersk Line reported both fourth-quarter and total FY16 financial performance this week and the company’s shareholders were not pleased. Procurement and Sourcing SAP Transportation and Logistics challenges in global transportation and logistics independent blogs commenting on supply chain management Maersk Line Supply chain Matters blogThe shipping industry further gained another reality check as to the ongoing implications of container shipping overcapacity.

Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. There are many reasons for this including a multitude of additional service providers, currency and language conversions, import and export compliance restrictions, a lack of supply chain data, and the confusing nature of working with and managing disparate technology systems across various global locations. Two issues make this more challenging.

How Will Brexit Affect Global Supply Chains?

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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

SCM Global 50: Best Global Supply Chain Blogs

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. As a result, issues in global supply chain management such as international trade, international transportation, global sourcing , regulatory compliance, risk management , humanitarian and sustainability won''t go away any time soon.

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Global Trade Networks: Reaching the Next Level of Supply Chain Performance

Talking Logistics

There’s a growing discussion today about how companies need to look at the various processes that have historically been called supply chain management through a different lens — namely, a global trade network lens. What’s the difference between the traditional supply chain model and a global trade network model? So, what are some of the benefits of a global trade network model?

Late Night Thoughts on Productivity, Efficiency and Global Supply Chain Effectivness

Supply Chain Shaman

So many thoughts in my mind… Yesterday, I signed a contract for Robert Gordon, author of the book, Rise and Fall of American Growth  to speak at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 5th-8th in Lake Oconee, Georgia (north of Atlanta). So much so, that I think that it should be required reading for all global supply chain professionals. It is late. cannot sleep.

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

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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.

Revisiting Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

While industry supply chain teams continue to work on achieving 2016 year-end strategic, tactical, operational line-of-business business and supply chain focused performance objectives, this is the opportunity for Supply Chain Matters to reflect on our prior 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that we published just before the start of the year. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Management Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blogOur […].

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.

Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2017

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The global logistics industry was dealt a year full of surprises in 2016, and with that came challenges. Gain insights on how to optimize your global supply chain by downloading our white papers: Compete Globally: Combine Global TMS Technology with Expertise and Going Global: Building Logistics Success in a Global Environment. 2017 Projections. Robinson.

Deep Dive on 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Prediction Three: A Supply Chain Talent Perfect Storm

Supply Chain Matters

The following Supply Chain Matters blog is part of our ongoing series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast […].

Global trades and supply chain management

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

This trade deal would have been the largest regional trade deal in history that involves 12 countries accounting for 40% of global trade.  Withdrawing from TPP will re-shape the design of global supply chains in the near future.   Due to different trade agreements among different countries, the export quotas and the import duties can affect the design of a global supply chain. 

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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.

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

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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.

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].

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.

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?

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

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 […].

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.

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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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.

Point of View Commentary: Techies vs. Brokers in Global Transportation and What Will Likely Change

Supply Chain Matters

We feature this point-of-view guest commentary as a sidebar to our 2017 Prediction of continued global transportation industry turbulence. The following is a Supply Chain Matters blog guest commentary contributed by Cory Margand, Co-Founder and CEO of SimpliShip.com, an online marketplace connecting international shippers directly with qualified, dedicated NVOCC’s and freight forwarders. The title […]. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Technology Transportation and Logistics Cory Margand guest blog SimpliShip.com Supply chain Matters blog

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 […].

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.

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

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 […].

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.

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 […].