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. — once a shipment is received at the port, it clears customs there fairly quickly and the goods get transported directly to the customer’s distribution center or final destination. 3PL Episode Highlights Global Trade Latin America Argentina Brazil Chile customs DHL global trade GT Nexus logistics supply chain

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. The location of any package that is part of an order can be traced; status information about time, quality, and relevant financial aspects all need to be recorded and monitored during transportation execution. Deviations that occur during transportation execution are not necessarily approved immediately. Argentina.

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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. Both transportation and communication infrastructures are strong in Brazil. 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.

Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Online retailers in South America have been struggling for years to overcome several obstacles to success, including extensive customs delays, poor transportation infrastructure, and the lack of end-to-end supply chain visibility. 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. While surface transportation remains stagnant, ocean freight shows promise.

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. There are extremely long distances between some transportation hubs. These and many other variables mean GDM needed extra supply chain resilience and flexibility to combat more extreme “bullwhip effect” consequences, like over- and under-stocking, transportation bottlenecks and cash flow issues. Source: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”. Mergers/Acquisitions Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Systems Amazon Best Buy Descartes Manhattan Associates McLeod Software MercuryGate same-day delivery Stifel Swisslog trucking

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Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. Supply chains are becoming more complex with frequent adaptations, whether temporary or permanent, and increasingly with logistics outsourcing and calls for integrated transport management. Visuals agility erp flexibility globalisation IT mindmap MP Objects order management performance risks software Supply Chain Movement TMS Transport management WMSGlobal competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood. Argentina. Goods have to be transported across the globe and delivered to different destinations – from congested cities to remote, rural areas. The main challenge in logistics is an increasing complexity of trade-offs in transport planning. To maintain control of transportation budget consumption, the entire logistics process must be evaluated: Check.

Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

ToolsGroup

Joseph Ludorf, executive director of supply chain at our pharmaceutical customer Cipla Medpro describes their situation this way, “When it comes to transporting medicine, there are strict requirements for each product with regards to temperature control and the type of vehicles in which each can be transported. 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.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

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. Argentina. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

Elementum

During the 1997 El Niño, droughts in Indonesia and Argentina caused mining activity to halt, raising prices of copper, zinc, and nickel. Disastrous typhoons can also knock out industries and transportation from the country. El Niño is officially set to wreak havoc around the world—starting now. Deemed “too big to fail” by NASA , the weather event will impact supply chains at every stage.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Skilled employees apply deep knowledge of market conditions and proven processes to solve transportation problems. From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. 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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 16-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Sticker Snafu Has Millions in Imports Stuck in Argentina’s Warehouses (Bloomberg). I am in Minnesota today, at the CSCMP Twin Cities Roundtable Annual ½ Day Seminar , where I am participating in a keynote session with Rick Blasgen (President & CEO of CSCMP) and Steve Raetz (Director Research & Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson).

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. 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.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. The supply chain solutions for the 24-hour economy lie primarily in a flexible IT platform which enables the various internal software applications, such as for manufacturing execution, warehouse management and transport planning, to be connected to external systems such as for customs handling. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

They have good transport and trade links not only with the BRIC countries, but with North America and the EU. In addition to the ‘new tier’, a further wave of countries - Kazakhstan, Morocco, Ukraine and Argentina - have been included in the top 20 emerging markets for the first time. Download the results of the Kewill/Transport Intelligence Logistics & Transport IT survey on the outlook for logistics services providers globally and the role of software for their businesses.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Transportation. 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? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time phased.

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Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Argentina. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. 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.

Air Cargo Industry Flying Toward Change

BluJay Solutions

The Cargo-XML message set was developed by the International Air Transport Association [IATA] as part of the push toward “e-freight,” its vision of a paper-free air cargo supply chain. Cargo-XML is an improvement in a number of ways – not the least that it’s based on the XML standard and is thus interoperable with other modes of transport such as maritime, road, and rail. Switch to Cargo-XML messaging standard to streamline processes, cut costs.

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Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility

EFT

The most business friendly conditions were found in the UAE, Qatar and Oman; while the UAE, Malaysia, China and Chile lead the tables in "connectivity", meaning that they have the best infrastructure and transport links, along with the most efficient Customs and border administration. . Of the ten countries that slipped furthest in the index, six are in Latin America: Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.

Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility

EFT

The most business friendly conditions were found in the UAE, Qatar and Oman; while the UAE, Malaysia, China and Chile lead the tables in "connectivity", meaning that they have the best infrastructure and transport links, along with the most efficient Customs and border administration. . Of the ten countries that slipped furthest in the index, six are in Latin America: Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In 2017, DB Schenker opened a new regional headquarters in Miami-Dade as well as several new support offices throughout the Americas, with continuous investment in contract logistics focusing on Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, as well as new Free Trade Zones and cross border facilities. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

SEKO offers its full suite of services in Mexico, including airfreight and ocean logistics, ground transportation, warehousing and distribution, and customs and compliance within fully secured environments. Air: In 2016, a new air transport agreement was implemented between the US and Mexico allowing for increased market access for passenger and cargo airlines between the two nations.

The Upswing of Chinese Logistics Companies

Elementum

Within South America, Brazil and Argentina were the most notable markets for logistics in RoW. Hunt Transport Services, C.H. China’s piggyback transportation route, unlike the US, is operating without a unified system, making rail, road and water transportation difficult. Forecast to grow by a CAGR of 7.5% by 2020 globally, the logistics industry is booming.

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The Latest in the US/China Trade War Drama & the Global Supply Chain

Intelligent Audit

At the G20 Summit in Argentina, a huge announcement was made – a “pause” was put on the ongoing trade war between China and the United States. In order to realize these benefits, shippers need a partner that can help them manage, audit, recover, report, pay, and negotiate across all transportation modes and services.

U.S. Against the World: Everything You Need to Know About Trump's Controversial Trade Policies

Elementum

The Trump administration in turn responded with a 25% tariff on 1,300 industrial, tech, transportation, and medical products. Other countries — Argentina, Brazil, and Australia — were granted temporary exemption , with details yet to be finalized. The Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs, pegged at 25 and 10 percent respectively, have earned the ire of foreign and domestic businesses alike.

US Against the World: Everything You Need to Know About Trump's Controversial Trade Policies

Elementum

The Trump administration in turn responded with a 25 percent tariff on 1,300 industrial, tech, transportation and medical products. Other countries — Argentina, Brazil and Australia — were granted temporary exemption , with details yet to be finalized. The Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs, pegged at 25 and 10 percent respectively, have earned the ire of foreign and domestic businesses alike.