The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

The 21st Century Supply Chain

According to a recent UNHCR report , nearly 60 million people were forcibly displaced in 2014 from countries such as Iraq, Eritrea, and Afghanistan. by Kirsten Watson The Syrian refugee crisis has produced some staggering statistics.

Big changes coming to the supply line, just not where you thought they’d be

The 21st Century Supply Chain

More challengingly, these supply lines will often have to transport supplies over very rough terrain (such as Afghanistan), minimal escort and protection (these trucks are very lightly armored (if at all) and devoid of all the creature comforts afforded to commercial trucks.

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10 Things to Consider in the Global Economy

NC State SCRC

What is remarkable is that 53% come from Somalia, Syria, and Afghanistan. I had the opportunity to sit in on the CPO Leadership Summit in Atlanta, GA this week, hosted by IBM Watson Supply Chain. (I I drove by the famous collapsed bridge on the way to the airport this morning as well!).

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use?

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Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

While we all need to thank-you for helping us to remain free and safe within our borders, for the supply chain leader, it is great to see that something good came out of the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

Complex costs of transportation

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Afghanistan. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

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Afghanistan. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored. Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. Driven by a desire to get closer to end customers, many are now looking at selling directly to shoppers, while continuing to serve their traditional B2B channels.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

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Afghanistan. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

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Afghanistan. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America.

SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

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Afghanistan. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

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Afghanistan. The rapidly changing world is forcing companies to continually adapt.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

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Afghanistan. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Better decision-making processes. The business complexity is increasing all the time due to globalisation, big data and dynamic interdependences. It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

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Afghanistan. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.

Impact of Macro Trends on Supply Chains: Digitization of Products

Supply Chain @ MIT

The US military is doing the same thing with its Rapid Equipment Fielding expeditionary lab in Afghanistan that can quickly create or prototype products close to the point of need. Signaling change.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

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Afghanistan. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

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Afghanistan. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. International trade can entail significantly more risk than straightforward domestic business-to-business transactions.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

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Afghanistan. In the global fashion and luxury goods market, ever-higher customer expectations, combined with demographic and economic shifts, are making it increasingly difficult to predict consumer behaviour and plan accordingly.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

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Afghanistan. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

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Afghanistan. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

Transportation Funding vs. Immigration Reform (60 Minutes vs. Saturday Night Live)

Talking Logistics

A few years ago, it was the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. If it’s not one thing, it’s another…that keeps transportation infrastructure funding down the priority list for Congress. Then it was Obamacare and health care reform. And today, and in the weeks and months ahead, all eyes (and mouths) will be on immigration reform, following the executive order president Obama signed last week. And all the while, our roads, bridges, and ports continue to decay.

FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers

Cerasis

million veterans exiting the military since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan means that significantly more work is needed. One of the biggest problems facing veterans leaving the military is the difficulty of finding jobs in the civilian sector.

Rebel, Rebel

Tailwind

Ahmad had fought the Russians while he was a rebel fighter in Afghanistan back in the 1980s. “Hey B-e-e-e-e-auty… good to see you again… how are you doing, beauty?”.

Barbie & Ken Trucking

Tailwind

” “He fought in WW II, the Korean War, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan and a backyard in Wheeling, West Virginia. Barbie & Ken Trucking “Hi Ken” “Hi Barbie” “Good to see you Ken.” ” “Good to see you Barbie.”

Speed Bumps on the Road to Vehicle Automation

Supply Chain @ MIT

The US military successfully tested fully automated, remote controlled helicopters that hauled goods in Afghanistan, for example. Unmanned cockpits a long way off?

Rethinking your optimum

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Afghanistan. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

Differentiating through Resilience

The Logistics of Logistics

RiskLogik’s software is being used by the Government of Canada to analyze and plan for critical infrastructure risk events, by the Government of New Brunswick to map supply chain risks, and to support program management in Afghanistan. Differentiating through Resilience. Supply chain risk is one of the top 5 concerns in many boardrooms. We live in a world where control and measurement are increasingly dominant and in which many executives believe that everything is within their control.

Who said supply chains are boring?: 6. Winfield Scott: A Native.

Supply Chains Rock

Current resupply of water and fuel continue to pose unique logistical challenges for units deployed in Afghanistan. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

White paper: Are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver.

White paper: What if you are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver.

Checklist Regelkonforme Lieferketten/Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. 11 Fragen zum Global Trade Management / 11 questions about Global Trade Management. Der globale Handel wächst – und mit ihm die Regulierung. Das effiziente Management von Lieferketten wird dadurch immer weiter erschwert.

Checklist for Global Trade Management

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Afghanistan. 10 questions about Global Trade Management. Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation.

Is the US Grounded in the Race to Develop Drone Delivery?

Supply Chain @ MIT

But vehicles can be designed to carry heavier payloads, and this is already being done in Afghanistan. “It’s Amazon’s widely publicized program to develop a drone delivery service might give the impression that the online giant is spurring the technology’s advance in the US. The reality is very different, says Dr. Mary (Missy) Cummings, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Duke University.