Doing Business in Brazil


Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. 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. Originally a colony of Portuguese Empire, Brazil declared its independence from Portuguese rule in 1822 and was formally recognized as independent in 1825. Manufacturing in Brazil.

Slave Labor Discovered Among Brazil’s Top Beef Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

A few feeder farms to some of Brazil’s top beef producers have used slave labor, according to a new report, adding urgency to government and corporate promises to clean up the meat supply chain


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How Trucking Rules in Brazil Are Driving Change

MIT Supply Chain

This is what happened to PepsiCo Brazil when the Brazilian government introduced new rules that limit truck driver working hours. Legislation that took effect in September 2013 imposes a number of restrictions on the working hours of truck drivers in Brazil. The company uses a private fleet of trucks in combination with third-party carriers to deliver its products in Brazil. It will take some time before the new rules are fully integrated into freight networks in Brazil.

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

MIT Supply Chain

Distributing product in Brazil involves endless transportation choices. Pictured is the Port of Santos, Brazil. When shipping product into a country as large and complex as Brazil, the choice of transportation routes has a critical impact on supply chain costs. The company decided to switch from a wholesale model in Brazil – i.e. other retailers buy and sell its merchandise – to a retail operation where the enterprise sells its own products direct to consumers.

World Cup in Brazil: Did it make it into your S&OP planning process?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil is fast approaching, yes it is football not soccer. Guess who has to clear up the mess when the last ball is kicked and the winners lift the trophy (Spain or Brazil for me although I obviously dream of English success) and football interest suddenly plummets for a few weeks at least? Leftover stocks will be discounted and sink markets will be drinking Brazil beer and eating Nigeria nuts all the way to Christmas.

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S&OP in Agribusiness: How to Harvest the Benefits with Advanced Analytics


Insights from Tereos Sugar & Energy Brazil. In the past decades, Brazil has become a world leader in the agribusiness space. The company operates 7 sugar cane processing factories in Brazil, in a cluster located in the northwest region of Sao Paulo state. Download our case study to find out how Tereos Sugar & Energy Brazil has improved its S&OP Process with optimization technology. The agribusiness supply chain is highly complex.

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Major retail investment in Brazil is enhancing supply chain optimisation, states Crimson & Co

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Supply chain operations in Brazil, which have felt the impact of the major political and economic turmoil in the country, could start to see significant improvements over the next few years, largely due to the relatively recent arrivals of major retailers, such as Amazon

Axway adds API Management offering to Brazil’s SEC4YOU


SEC4YOU is a Brazilian information security consulting company focused on Identity Management, Application Security (DevSecOps), Privacy Protection, and Cybersecurity which delivers safe Digital Transformation to different segments and industries. SEC4YOU and Axway’s partnership.

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. However, if you import in Brazil or Peru, for example, when a shipment arrives at the port, it has to be moved first to a fiscal warehouse to clear customs, which adds lead time and cost to the end-to-end supply chain process. 3PL Episode Highlights Global Trade Latin America Argentina Brazil Chile customs DHL global trade GT Nexus logistics supply chain

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Robinson ) announced that it has expanded its operations to São Paulo, Brazil. 3PL Global Trade Mergers/Acquisitions This Week in News Brazil C.H. With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here. Unless you’re talking about ice dams, of course, and how water is dripping into your house, which is what I’m dealing with at the moment.

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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.

World Cup Plays that Build Winning Supply Chain Teams

MIT Supply Chain

The most fancied competitor, Brazil, was humiliated, in front of its home crowd, in a 1-7 defeat by Germany (more of that later). Brazil and Spain had established reputations for inventive, free-flowing soccer, but their pedigrees counted for little on the ground. Most of the seven goals that Germany scored against Brazil had the same quality. Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in the first semi-final match was a case study in how to clinically dismantle inferior opposition.

Carnival and the Advances of Technology

DELMIA Quintiq

In 2020 however, we had a pleasant surprise: the Brazilian Carnival had the last word in technology, with Rosas de Ouro samba school taking the history of industrial revolutions with emphasis on the industry renaissance that we are living here in Brazil.

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New Link Traces Beef From Amazon Rainforest to Grocery Stores

Supply Chain Brain

Meatpacking powerhouses like JBS and Marfrig Global Foods have borne the brunt of watchdog efforts to root out illegal deforestation in Brazil’s beef industry.

Expanding your global footprint into Brazil's booming online economy

ModusLink Corporation


Gartner IT Symposium Xpo Brazil comes to a close with Axway as a Platinum sponsor


As the Gartner IT Symposium Xpo in Brazil came to a close, Axway as a Platinum sponsor, was able to showcase the full advantages of the AMPLIFY™ platform to the over 2,000 attendees. READ MORE: Axway AMPLIFY, what it means … AMPLIFY products Events AMPLIFY events innovation

This Week in Logistics News (July 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

This victory also marked back-to-back World Cup championships, which is the first time a women’s team has accomplished the feat, joining only men’s winners Italy (1934, 1938) and Brazil (1958, 1962). They’ve done it again! The US Women’s National Soccer Team has won a fourth World Cup championship in Lyon, France last Sunday.

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Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

UL EHS- Sustainability

And over 80% of soybean was produced in three countries: the United States (35%), Brazil (29%) and Argentina (18%). Meanwhile, almost 40% of the world´s sugarcane was produced by Brazil alone. Expansion of soy since the 1970s in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay has seen almost half of the important ecosystem provided by the Cerrado grasslands completely wiped out. of GDP, with soybeans being Brazil’s most valuable export commodity, worth more than US$20 billion.

World Trade to Grow at Slowest Pace since Financial Crisis

Material Handling & Logistics

The contraction was driven by slowing GDP and trade growth in developing economies such as China and Brazil but also in North America, which had the strongest import growth of any region in 2014-15 but has decelerated since then. read more. Global Supply Chain News

Accenture to Acquire End-to-End Analytics

Supply Chain Brain

Accenture has agreed to acquire End-to-End Analytics, a boutique analytics and data science consultancy based in Palo Alto, CA, with additional offices in Brazil

Körber bolsters supply chain execution in LATAM with Otimis

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The Körber Group continues to invest in its Business Area Logistics Systems, acquiring a majority stake in Brazil-based Otimis Ltda. The supply chain management software and consulting company grows and strengthens warehousing and logistics operations for customers across the globe. The acquisition became effective as of December 18, 2019

Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

SCM Research

The report also shows that Brazil, Canada and India must do more to encourage supplier to report emission reduction initiatives. The global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. The report was written by Accenture Strategy.

Jebel Ali Port welcomes world's largest sugar carrier

Logistics Middle East

Ship brings 106,000 tonnes of raw sugar from Sao Paolo, Brazil

Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Innovation

MIT Supply Chain

A Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (GCLOG) capstone research project* identified technologies that could benefit three companies in Brazil and evaluated the pros and cons of adopting each one. The fast pace of technological change can make it difficult for companies to decide which new ideas they should implement.

Final GAP Presentations Fill Strategic Needs - UCLA Anderson.

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In total, 110 executives from Finland, Italy, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Estonia and the United States watched GAP teams present their findings before a panel of three expert judges. UCLA Anderson School of Management Blog. Archives. July 2014. June 2014. May 2014. April 2014. March 2014. February 2014. January 2014. December 2013. November 2013. October 2013. Blogroll. Wall Street Journal. UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. UCLA Anderson Speaker Series. UCLA Anderson Homepage.

Transportation in the Americas: A Cross-Country Comparison

MIT Supply Chain

For instance, Brazil and Colombia both come in at 2.4 on the index overall, but Colombia has more consistent public policies toward developing and maintaining the transportation sector, while Brazil scores much higher on trucking innovation.

Brazilian exports to UAE reach $2billion in 9 months

Logistics Middle East

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone delegation visits ABCC in Brazil

COVID19: An Update on Chicken, Meat, and Paper Products


The fiber is produced mostly in the US with exception of eucalyptus which is produced in Brazil, and the import of Eucalytus from Brazil is “business as usual” Also, the recycled fiber is collected in the US.

Jebel Ali Port receives world's largest sugar carrier

Logistics Middle East

Ship brought 106,000 tonnes of raw sugar from Sao Paolo, Brazil

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. While still in the works, the United States-Brazil free trade agreement can help facilitate trade and boost investment between the two countries, especially in infrastructure. The largest container port in South America is in the city of Santos in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state. Ecommerce is on the rise in South America.

The Remarkable Supply Chain of the Coffee Bean


The majority of the world’s coffee beans are grown in Brazil, Vietnam, Peru and Colombia, but can also be grown in other favourable, humid climates. Coffee retailers Campos Coffee source their beans from Kenya to Columbia to Brazil.

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Supply Chain Management Trends

SCM Research

Second, international SCM activities are challenging for many participants, particularly in regions such as China, Russia, Brazil, Eastern and Southeast Europe (including Turkey), and the Arabian Peninsula. Last week, I was invited to beautiful Switzerland, where I held a seminar for supply chain managers from 30 large logistics service providers and manufacturing firms. Initially, these managers were asked about SCM topics they are currently most interested in.

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Where’s the beef?

DELMIA Quintiq

billion with Brazil being the largest supplier at 32%. The recent tainted meat scandal in Brazil will also mean price increases for meat due to the sudden supply shortage. With the recent Brexit and according to the recent news article , Australia’s meat industry is poised to boost exports as the UK looks elsewhere for to sign free trade deals across the globe to cater to the growing demand.

Dubai's DP World says volumes up 10.7% in H1

Logistics Middle East

Performance boosted by new business at its London & Brazil facilities

How Undergrad Prepared Me for a Career in Procurement… Or Not.


Through my study abroad experience in Brazil, I left the comforts of my native language and country, and attended university with Brazilian students. This happened more than I’d like to admit while in Brazil. at the fruit market in Brazil prepared me for this very moment.