Logistics in Latin America: A Mosaic of Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Talking Logistics

See the recent election results in Argentina and Venezuela , and the issues facing Brazil’s president and economy , as examples. 3PL Episode Highlights Global Trade Latin America Argentina Brazil Chile customs DHL global trade GT Nexus logistics supply chainPeople often think of Latin America as a single entity, but in reality, it’s a fragmented environment, with country-specific trends, challenges, and opportunities.

Addressing Challenges in Emerging Markets: An Up-Close Discussion on Latin America

Talking Logistics

Podcast version (click to play): 3PL Latin America Past Episode Past Episode - GT Nexus Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Argentina Brazil DHL GT Nexus logistics Ricardo Carrion supply chain VenezuelaPeople often think of Latin America as a single entity, but in reality, it’s a fragmented environment, with country-specific trends, challenges, and opportunities.

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World Cup Plays that Build Winning Supply Chain Teams

MIT Supply Chain

The goal scored by Germany in the final against Argentina to win the trophy exemplifies the simple-and-direct philosophy. Filed under: Strategy Tagged: Amazon , Argentina , Brazil , Dell , FIFA , Germany , MIT CTL , soccer , supply chain resilience , Walmart , world cup. Strategy Amazon Argentina Brazil Dell FIFA Germany MIT CTL soccer supply chain resilience Walmart world cup The 2014 FIFA World Cup is finally over.

Daily Infographic: The world’s 10 longest railway networks

The Supply Chain Journal

To view more FreightWaves infographics, click here.

86 laid off as pecan processor, distributor to close Texas facility

The Supply Chain Journal

Argentina and South Africa. Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts Inc. is permanently closing its processing and distribution facility in El Paso, Texas, according to a notice sent to state officials Friday.

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A Fourth Star for Germany

SCM Research

” (It has to be mentioned that Adidas is also prepared for a victory by Argentina.). So far, Germany has won the FIFA World Cup three times, in 1954, 1974 and 1990, and there is a good chance that it will win it a fourth time this weekend. So, why is this a topic for a supply chain blog?

Doing Business in Brazil

QAD

Brazil is located in Eastern South America and borders the Atlantic Ocean as well as the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. Compared to other countries in South America, Brazil has a high ratio of immigrants, primarily from Argentina, Chile and the Andean countries. Other members include Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Argentina and the Netherlands. Argentina and Germany.

Latin American e-commerce platform Nuvemshop surpasses $3B valuation

The Supply Chain Journal

The company currently has more than 600 employees and offices in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. In Latin America, e-commerce remains in the early stages, garnering just 6% of total sales in the region, according to Nuvemshop.

La Nina’s impact on the food supply chain

Resilinc

But growing conditions took “a dramatic turn” in December, with dryness attributed to La Niña setting in across southern Brazil and Argentina, according to Reuters market analyst Karen Braun.

How Procter & Gamble is thriving on supply chain complexity

ToolsGroup

GDM now serves more than 100 distributors on five continents and in 180 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Source: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Procter & Gamble (P&G) is known for best-in-class supply chain planning. Now, speaking at September's Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in London , P&G’s product supply director Onofrio Caradonna reveals how the company is applying planning capabilities to its distributor network.

Embracing Adversity

BlueYonder

I was born in San Juan, Argentina but most of my formative years were in a beautiful, quiet suburban town in Cordoba, Argentina. we returned to Argentina. Claudia Behnke brings a story of perseverance and determination to today’s Wednesdays for Women blog.

Grocery Shopping and Inflation, Part Two: Impact on Consumers

Enterra Insights

… Major droughts in countries like Brazil and Argentina have been driving up prices for corn, coffee, and soybeans. For months, consumers have watched their budgets tighten as food prices have risen.

Bitcoin and the Brutal Truth!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The energy consumption for the bitcoin network itself is equal to the energy consumed by a whole nation like Argentina and Norway. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Reasons for Bitcoin Price Fluctuations !

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

Chile (12); Colombia (26); Argentina (28); Ecuador (34); Bolivia (37); Paraguay (40) were little changed. The countries improving their infrastructure and transport connections most were India, Indonesia, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Argentina and Bangladesh. Executives in a new survey, 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%).

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities.

Embracing Adversity

BlueYonder

I was born in San Juan, Argentina but most of my formative years were in a beautiful, quiet suburban town in Cordoba, Argentina. we returned to Argentina. Claudia Behnke brings a story of perseverance and determination to today’s Wednesdays for Women blog.

USDA shares forecasts for grain and farm exports

The Supply Chain Journal

Meanwhile, “unfavorable production prospects” could limit corn exports out of Argentina and Brazil in the first half of 2021, which could benefit U.S. grain volumes have been a bright spot for the railroads, with higher volumes reflecting export demand. Indeed, grain carloads were up 23.2%

Beyond The Data with William Sandoval

The Logistics of Logistics

I have been fortunate to lead teams from Latin America, Mexico to Argentina. New Jersey is where our corporate headquarters is based but we have offices in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and South Africa. Data is a big buzzword across industries, but how about when it comes to logistics?

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FreightWaves Flashback: Castro and Nixon have 1 thing in common

The Supply Chain Journal

FreightWaves Classics articles look at various aspects of the transportation industry’s history. If there are topics that you think would be of interest, please send them to fwclassics@freightwaves.com.

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Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

ToolsGroup

GDM now serves more than 100 distributors on five continents and in 180 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Supply chain planning in emerging markets is different. And while each market can be unique, we found a few repeating themes in our own experience and from sources including Gartner and our customers Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Cipla Medpro. Here’s what we found: 1.

China, Tariffs, and Trade Policy. What’s Going On?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Per CSMS# 18-00372 , as of June 1, 2018, all countries will be subject to the 232 tariffs except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and South Korea for steel; for aluminum, all countries will be subject except Argentina and Australia. Additionally, absolute quota will be applicable for imports from Argentina, Brazil, and South Korea for steel imports; and to Argentina for aluminum imports as of June 1, 2018. China, Tariffs, and Trade Policy. What’s Going On? Robinson.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital. Supply Chain Media and software vendor Slimstock have developed this checklist for working capital management. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button.

Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In addition to customs taxes, tariffs, and fees, it can take 30+ days for some goods to be cleared through customs, especially in Brazil and Argentina. For Argentina, Zarate serves as the critical port for roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) and breakbulk cargo, while Buenos Aires and Rosario serve as the top container ports. Ecommerce is on the rise in South America. Double-digit growth is expected for 2019 with sales of $71.34

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Advanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue. Learn more about: How data, advanced analytics and optimization technology combine to give your company the adaptability it needs in challenging markets.

Transportation in the Americas: A Cross-Country Comparison

MIT Supply Chain

For now, Mendonça, Villena, and Ruiz have focused on just five major markets in the Americas: the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina. Latin American countries have particular challenges related to truck transport.

‘Project44’s vision has always been global’

The Supply Chain Journal

We’re in Brazil and Argentina but really looking to cover the continent. Global real-time transportation visibility provider project44 recently announced it has expanded its capabilities in China to allow shippers to track and monitor their truckload shipments within Asia.

Checklist for Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. 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. Supply Chain Movement and software supplier Amber Road have put together this checklist for Global Trade Management. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button. Checklist for Global Trade Management.

How Much Can We Learn from the Last Super El Niño?

Elementum

Similarly, mining operations in Southeast Asia and Argentina were halted during the droughts, as mines run on hydroelectric power. This year’s El Niño might be the biggest one yet. Here’s what can we learn from the most extreme to date, which impacted supply chains from 1997 to 1998. During El Niño, warm water travels further east and disrupts trade winds. Photo courtesy Wikipedia. El Niño Explained. El Niño is not a storm system.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. 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. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. Surprised?

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

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. 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. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. Surprised?

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. 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. Robinson whitepaper can help companies decide, set reasonable expectations for what outsourcing can contribute to their organisation, and how much of a role a company will need to play to achieve the successful business outcome they seek. About C.H. Robinson. Robinson help companies simplify their global supply chains.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE. Amber Road, leader des solutions de gestion du commerce international (GTM), et Supply Chain Movement ont collaboré ensemble pour établir cette carte de commerce international 2016 qui montre les accords commerciaux actuels de l’UE et les risques potentiels pour le commerce. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Checklist Regelkonforme Lieferketten/Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. 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. Gemeinsam mit Supply Chain Movement hat Amber Road eine Checkliste entwickelt: Testen Sie Ihr Global Trade Management! Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years. Talent development can make an important contribution to the execution of their supply chain strategies, but not all leaders pay the same amount of attention to this topic. Here, a number of leading companies show that it is possible to take a structural and creative approach to talent development.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. 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. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please