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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.

Global Supply Chain Risk Increasing

Material Handling & Logistics

Global supply chain risk increased in the fourth quarter of 2015, resuming the worsening trend in global operational risk. Global Supply Chain Newsread more.

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 […].

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.

Moving Up the Global Transportation Maturity Curve

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? How have transportation management systems (TMS) evolved to meet the needs of global shippers?

Hazardous Cargo Freight and Global Transport

Shipping and Freight Resource

An article explaining all (well almost all) about Hazardous Cargo Freight and Global Transport. Guest Article Hazardous Shipping Knowledge dangerous goods hazardous cargo

10 Most Expensive Global Logistics Hubs

Material Handling & Logistics

Global demand for e-commerce fulfillment centers and distribution centers fueled a 2.8% year-over-year increase in prime logistics rents globally. Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution Warehousingread more.

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.

Why the European Union’s UCC Matters to Global Trade

Talking Logistics

With the first phase of the new Union Customs Code (UCC) legislation coming into effect on May 1, 2016, the regulation is anticipated to have a substantial impact on global trade. The post Why the European Union’s UCC Matters to Global Trade appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Global Trade Global Trade Management Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Descartes Authorized Economic Operator Descartes global trade management UCC Union Customs CodeWhat is the Union Customs Code (UCC)? Why was the UCC created? Who is affected by the UCC?

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.

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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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.

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].

Booming World of Global eCommerce

Global Trade Talk

With countries like China, India and Brazil experiencing growing middle classes who are interested in buying international products, the growth in global eCommerce is expected to boom. Global Trade Content Global Trade ManagementCross-border eCommerce is gaining traction with nearly 40 percent of consumers buying goods online from another country.

Green Manufacturing is a Global Practice

Manufacturing Transformation

From controlling greenhouse gases to regulating the use of toxic chemicals, the global manufacturing industry has had to work closer with each of the various regional governments to ensure greener manufacturing practices and a cleaner, safer environment. Rise of Green Manufacturing. In the last five years, environmental regulations have increased worldwide, especially in the U.S. The result?

Amazon's Global Logistics Bet

Logistics & Transportation

Amazon.com is doubling down on India. Actually, in the interest of accuracy, Amazon is doubling and a half down,increasing its initial investmentin the country from $2 billion to $5 billion. India is a fast growing market. In the recentInternet Trendsreportby Mary Meeker, it was one of the few places in the [.]. NASADAQ:AMZN NYSE:FDX NYSE:UPS

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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.

The Next Global Recession

Logistics Viewpoints

At this point, experts are not saying that China has slipped into recession. But recessions are defined in the rear review mirror, after they have already occurred. Further clouding the issue is the fact that leading economists have long questioned how accurate China’s GDP data really is. Companies would be well advised to start doing […]. Just for Fun China Recession S&OP

What’s Happening to Global Trade?

Logistics Viewpoints

What is happening to global trade? Global Trade Logistics Trends exports imports ocean shippingYou may ask, “What do you mean?” Well, I think a quote from a World Trade Organization (WTO) September press release describes the situation the best: “If current projections are realised, 2015 will mark the fourth consecutive year in which annual trade growth has fallen below 3 per cent and the fourth year where trade has grown at roughly the same rate as world GDP, rather than twice as […].

North America Must Compete Globally

Logistics & Transportation

By Gary Hufbauer and Earl Anthony Wayne Contrary to campaign rhetoric, the integration of North America over the past quarter century has successfully grown our continental economy and enabled us to compete in global markets. And, in North America we have done this without the centralized institutions that UK voters just

Top 3 Things Shippers Ask About Global Freight Consolidation

Logistics Viewpoints

In these cases, they may choose a global freight consolidation option to achieve their goals. But how do you know whether global freight consolidation could be a good option for your global […]. Small companies, and large ones that have high-value cargo, can’t always hold freight long enough to fill an ocean container or cargo plane.

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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.

A Beginner's Guide to Global Labeling Regulations

Loftware

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

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 […].

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 […].

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.

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.

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.

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 […].

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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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 […].

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 […].

Three Steps to Global Supply Chain Success

Material Handling & Logistics

Facilities Management Global Supply Chain Labor Management Transportation & Distribution Warehousing By Olivier Larue. The journey toward an established supply chain presence around the world begins by stepping into your own backyard. Content Classification: Curated. read more.

Webinar ‘Mindmapping Global Trade Management’ – 6 July 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Webinar ‘Mindmapping Global Trade Management’ Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | 16:00 – 16:45 CET. Click here to register>> Companies engaging in global trade are subject to ever-increasing international regulations and legislation. Location: Anywhere. Organisers: Amber Road and Supply Chain Media.

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.

Global and Emerging Logistics Hubs

Supply Chain 24/7

Philadelphia, Miami and Seattle are among the cities poised to become global centers for trade, according to a new report by CBRE

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.

The 5 Biggest Problems of Global Logistics

More Than Shipping

Global logistics is such a diverse topic that it is almost impossible to narrow down the possible issues into five. With too many variables in global logistics and many different parties getting involved, keeping above level of service might be challenging at times. However below issues are the most common ones that I have experienced throughout the years. On time delivery. Capacity.

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 […].

Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight

Freightos

By 2020, over 50% of the global workforce will be Millennials – employees born between 1980 and 2000. The post Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight appeared first on Freightos. Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight. whopping  $13.92 billion dollars of US venture capital  was invested in the first quarter of 2016. And with daily headlines billion dollars.

Deutsche Post ponders sale of DHL Global Forwarding, with Japan Post the likely buyer

The Loadstar

Reuters reports that the German behemoth is eyeing a sale of its troubled DHL Global Forwarding unit. The post Deutsche Post ponders sale of DHL Global Forwarding, with Japan Post the likely buyer appeared first on The Loadstar. Air Land Loadstar posts News Sea Supply chain Deutsche Post-DHL DHL DHL Global Forwarding Japan Post Merger Mania Takeover Talk

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On the journey to global e-commerce success, companies should expect the unexpected

Logistics Viewpoints

In markets with unpredictable logistics questions, automation can help businesses find the answer Companies are leaping head first into new markets, looking to cash in on the lucrative omni-channel opportunities unlocked by the global expansion of e-commerce. Yet as they race to add customers, build sales and boost revenues abroad, many companies are putting potential profits in jeopardy by entering new markets without a solid plan for managing their global shipping and logistics operations. As […].

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. […].

What's New and What's Next in Global Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

The growth of mobile commerce is putting more pressure on companies to invigorate their global supply chains. Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution GoldGreg Hewitt. read more.