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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.

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 […].

Penser global, acheter durable

Sustainable Procurement News

Management de la durabilité dans les chaînes d’approvisionnement globales Auteur: Tanja Reilly, responsable de la région DACH chez EcoVadis. Le global sourcing offre aux entreprises d’intéressantes opportunités de mettre à profit les avantages des marchés d’approvisionnement globaux. Mais cela ne va pas sans risque. Quant au cadre politique et légal, il se fait toujours plus étroit.

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.

Understanding Yard Management Systems

is a leading global supply chain and logistics consulting services. Yard Management Systems. guide to better understanding the market, the software and the benefits. WHITE PAPER. Gregory Braun Senior. Vice-President C3. Solutions Inc. Marc Wulfraat President. MWPVL International Inc. October 2015 &. 2. In brief. This whitepaper’s objective is to help industry professionals. technology.

Is Your Global Labeling Strategy Within Reach?


A hot, muggy Minneapolis didn’t slow down an energized group of industry professionals who gathered for last week’s 4 th Annual Medical Device Global Labeling Strategies conference. UDI Medical Devices

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 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.

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.

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?

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

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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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?

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.

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.

What ‘Brexit’ Means for Global Trade

More Than Shipping

One of the biggest questions that the rest of the world has been struggling to answer is how the global market will be affected by ‘Brexit’. On June 23, 2016 millions of United Kingdom citizens across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland flocked to polling places to cast their monumental votes of “Remain” or “Leave”. This vote was one of the most monumental voting decision in history as voters made a weighty verdict to either remain in the European Union, or to leave.

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.

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].

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. […].

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.

A Beginner's Guide to Global Labeling Regulations


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

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 denken, nachhaltig kaufen

Sustainable Procurement News

Nachhaltigkeit im Fokus: Chancen und Risiken in globalen Lieferketten managen Autor: Tanja Reilly, verantwortet bei EcoVadis die DACH-Region Märkte und Kollaborationen werden immer globaler. Global Sourcing eröffnet Unternehmen interessante Chancen, die Vorteile globaler Beschaffungsmärkte für sich zu nutzen. Jedoch ist dies zugleich auch mit Risiken verbunden.

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 […].

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


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.

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

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 […].

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

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.

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.

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.

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

2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index

Supply Chain 24/7

With the release of the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index (GMCI), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) and the Council on Competitiveness (the Council) in the US build upon the GMCI research, with prior studies published in 2010 and 2013

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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.

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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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.

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 […].