Out of Africa

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain talent is primarily coming from North America and Europe, but these are the continents that represent the lowest levels of growth for supply chain 2020 (see figure 1). I spent this week at SAPICS in South Africa. I can now say that I have been to Africa.

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Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

All regions, except Africa and Latin America, recorded increases in capacity. Furthermore, North America capacity increased 4.0% The Intermodal Association of North America reported that overall traffic is 6.8%

7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

The Network Effect

Mall for Africa helps retailers reach Africans who are thirsty for Western goods. Key e-commerce emerging markets include: Malaysia, UAE, Thailand, Chile, Peru, Columbia, and South Africa. E-commerce focus in North America, UK, Germany, Japan, China, India, and Brazil is intense.

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In mid October, project44 (a Talking Logistics sponsor) and GateHouse Logistics announced that they had entered “into an exclusive, multinational agreement which will provide secure and authorized access to the largest visibility network across North America and Europe.”

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase


After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order. Other emerging markets include South America (not including Mexico), India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico. Even North America and Europe, which are well-established markets, have plenty of room for growth.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

The KC teams in Africa, Asia Australia, and Europe are just not equal to that of their peers. The race for excellence will be won on other continents than North America and mainland Europe. Definition. Bookends: To be positioned at the end or on either side of (something).

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E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries


We examine the benefits and obstacles to e-commerce in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. In 2011, Nigerian startup Mall for Africa, which ships American brands to Nigerian consumers, took in $17 million in 2014. E-commerce is expanding at lightning speed.

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The History of the Shipping Container


Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. By 1983, container ships are carrying 12 million TEUs , with trade routes extending to the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. The History of the Shipping Container.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

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

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). DB Schenker (The Americas). DB Schenker (The Americas). Service coverage encompasses North America, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement


Launched over a decade ago in France, with offices in eight countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and North America, we offer the first collaborative platform that delivers a comprehensive digital assessment for global supply chains. Public spending is big business.

Who said supply chains are boring?: By the Numbers: IBM's Supply.

Supply Chains Rock

billion North America; $12.2 billion Europe, Middle East and Africa and $2.7 billion Latin America. 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.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In North America, average truckload rate per mile charged to customers increased about two percent while truckload transportation costs increased about four percent, excluding the estimated impacts of the change in fuel. Forget cloud, social, and mobile. Forget WMS and TMS.

RELEX Solutions Names Stefano Scandelli Senior Vice President Sales EMEA

RELEX Solutions

Particularly noteworthy is his career at JDA, where he started as Sales Manager opening the Italian market in 2004, then was promoted to Vice President Sales South Europe and a few years later to Group Vice President Sales South Europe, Middle East and Africa. “I’m Founded in 2005 in Finland by three logistics scientists, RELEX Solutions is growing rapidly and has now more than 200 customers, over 400 employees and 11 offices across Europe and North America. Read PDF.

LSPs and Freight Forwarders optimistic on market recovery

BluJay Solutions

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. By 1983, container ships are carrying 12 million TEUs , with trade routes extending to the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. In 2014, the shipping ports of America received $1.73 Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry.

Extreme Global Weather Set to Continue – What’s the Supply Chain Impact (Part 1)?

BluJay Solutions

Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain


The widespread active outbreaks has been increasing in South America and in Caribbean island countries, with cases of sporadic transmission reported in the Philippines and Thailand.

As Europe Rebounds Supply Chain Continues to Shine

Supply Chain @ MIT

The graduates from the Spanish program tend to stay in Spain, while students from the English program are widely dispersed with about 60% gaining employment in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 25% in North America and Central America, and the rest in Asia.

Marion Kohlmeier: ‘Expansion in our global footprint has been a big step’

Supply Chain Movement

Two years ago we opened production cooperations in South Africa and China and we are currently building another cooperation in North America. We decided to follow our customers’ needs for local content production which led to the cooperations in South Africa and China.

Join BVL International at the North American chapter kickoff on August 12, 2013

Supply Chain View from the Field

Handfield will discuss nine key trends from the study and related topics at BVL’s first North American chapter meeting to be held in Goldsboro, N.C., In sum, globalization clearly amplifies other trends and leads to an increase in complexity, particularly in regions of growth such as Russia, Eastern Europe, India, and Africa. The event is being hosted by Volvo Group North America.

Are Retail Executives Fighting the Last War?

Supply Chain Nation

PwC surveyed over 400 retail CEOs from North America, Europe, Russia, China, South Africa and Australia to find out more about their priorities and investment strategies to win the retail war. There is a common complaint about admirals and generals—that they are always fighting the last war.

DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc.

Supply Chain Network

The combined companies will have a more balanced geographical footprint with approximately 61% of revenue in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, 17% in Americas, 16% in Asia (APAC) and 6% in Sub-Saharan Africa. UTi has a strong presence in North America and a leading position in South Africa. The DSV Group (“DSV”) today signed an agreement to acquire US based UTi Worldwide Inc. (“UTi”).

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #6

Supply Chain Trend

Based in the UK he has consulted in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses.

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Zipline already delivers medication to areas in Africa that are difficult to access.

Top 5 coffee roaster manufacturers

Exapro Hub

With a global presence in North America, Brazil, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and South America, the company has built a solid reputation over the years and offers now products as efficient as demanded by professionals.

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology


There are currently mines in Europe, Australia, Africa and North America at the feasibility study stage (the final stage of pre-production, that determines whether to develop a mine), with some –– such as the Nolans Bore mine in Australia –– set to be operational within the next three years.

This Week in Logistics News (January 2-6, 2017)

Talking Logistics

October 2016 North American Freight Numbers. and South America, collects, cleanses and commercializes logistics trade data from over 50 nations across 5 continents, including key markets in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the European Union.