How Trucking Rules in Brazil Are Driving Change

Supply Chain @ MIT

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.

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

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. Spoilt for choice.

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. 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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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

World Cup Plays that Build Winning Supply Chain Teams

Supply Chain @ MIT

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.

Expanding your global footprint into Brazil's booming online economy

ModusLink Corporation

The Top 6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2017

PLS Logistics

Brazil, Russia and India are predicted to become sources of supply and demand for global companies. Globalization. The supply chain is affected by the globalization of business, and those who work with international suppliers don’t have the same competitive advantage they once had.

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Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

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.

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.

Optimizing the food industry: a conversation with UniSoma’s Luis Pinto

AIMMS

Competing with companies from Brazil, which benefit from better soil conditions as well as a larger market, is very difficult. Feed costs are much cheaper in Brazil than in South Africa. The food supply chain is complex and challenging.

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Report of a Different Focus for General Motors in Supplier Management Relationships

Supply Chain Matters

and Canada based component suppliers for GM vehicles being produced in Brazil and Mexico to be able to periodically renegotiate their supply contracts. The Wall Street Journal has reported that General Motors will allow 400 U.S. These suppliers are currently challenged with the effects of a volatile foreign currency environment causing rising material and labor […].

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Zika Hits Supply Chain

APICS

This summer, the world has heard a great deal about the Zika virus, especially as athletes and fans from all around the globe flocked to Brazil, an affected region, for the 2016 Olympics.

Where’s the beef?

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.

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.

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.

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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No ‘Apocalypse’ Here: These Retailers are Thriving in a Fast-Changing Marketplace

Supply Chain Nation

Federal Reserve sees signs of manufacturing growth; Softbank Robotics gets ready to scale up their business; Brazil reaches a deal to end its truck drivers’ strike; and Alibaba leads a $1.38 Brazil Reaches New Deal to End Truck Drivers’ Strike. Friday in 5: News from around the supply chain landscape, gathered in one place to keep you up-to-date. This week: Why a key group of retailers are growing and succeeding even as others struggle; the U.S.

Supply chain pain points: Automotive

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater 6 speed bumps on the road to automotive supply chain success. A trending move from regional to global supply chain processes is adding complexity to the automotive supply chain at an unprecedented level, driving a growing need for automation and collaboration.

How to support your S&OP and IBP Process with Modeling and Optimization

AIMMS

The company is a global leader in meat processing with an annual revenue of $27 billion and over 50 processing plants in Brazil alone. Source: Oliver Wight.

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NeoGrid: An Up and Coming Industry Specific B2B Supply Chain Business Network Technology Provider

Supply Chain Matters

This B2B provider began operations within Brazil in 1999, focusing on the needs of retailers requiring broader supply chain information visibility. In December, this author had the opportunity to speak with NeoGrid, a cloud-based global provider of B2B network based supply chain applications. Many of our readers might not be familiar with this provider and I must confess that I was one of them. That has obviously changed. The origins of NeoGrid stem from Latin America.

4 unstoppable forces that WILL change your end-to-end supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Emerging economies, those classed as part of the E7 (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Turkey), are hitting the leaderboard of the top 10 countries with the most purchasing power.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling & Logistics

In the 50 country rankings, Brazil slips two spots to No. India and China are the logistics industry’s favorite investment destinations, but Vietnam leads a second group that includes UAE, Brazil and Indonesia.

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5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

The 21st Century Supply Chain

But in 2010, an upturn in demand in emerging regions like Brazil, India and China meant capacity required varied significantly by region. by Bill DuBois Recently I was watching a video interview with David Thomas, the Director of Global Capacity Planning for Ford Motor Company.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

Meanwhile, Brazil, Russia and India will become major suppliers as companies access the remaining untapped resources of the world. The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers.

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E-invoicing Requirements: Latin America Fights Tax Evasion

Appterra

For instance, Brazil and Mexico have tough government mandates and prescriptive legislation. Organizations around the world need to be prepared for the increasing wave of visibility, which can be achieved through alignment with corporate strategies and compliance with e-invoicing requirements.

What does increasing regulatory oversight mean for the pharma supply chain?

The Network Effect

Higher GDP standards are looming in a number of countries – new guidelines will come into force during 2014 in Brazil, the European Union and China. Due to more complex supply chains, policy makers worldwide are enforcing stricter regulations for manufacturing and logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (July 18-22, 2016)

Talking Logistics

On the technology front, yet another “Uber for trucking” startup has launched, this time in Brazil with backing from Goldman Sachs, Oscar Salazar (who was involved with Uber’s launch), and Valor Capital Group LLC. 1981: the year that Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, New Order, and R.E.M.

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My Network Design Is Not Your Network Design

Arkieva

A good example of this would be Martins, located in Brazil. There is one other complexity when dealing with Brazil. Each state within Brazil has its own tax system.

The U.S. West Coast Port Crisis and Increased Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Matters

Combined with low commodity prices in everything from gold in Ghana to soy beans in Brazil, manufacturers at the top of the global supply chain have grown the complexity and length of their supply chains whilst reducing their input costs.” Last week, we were reading a recent report produced by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K. indicating that its risk index reversed in Q4-2014 and reached a nine month high.

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7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

The Network Effect

E-commerce focus in North America, UK, Germany, Japan, China, India, and Brazil is intense. Nicolas A. Tonelli/Flickr. Global headlines anticipating growth through globalization are plentiful.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

The 9 th annual BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) summit is being held in Xiamen September 3-5, 2017 (the summit location rotates between its member countries). Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway.

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6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

This means that the world has opened up to countries like China, India, Brazil and Russia open for business.

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The rise of contingent workers is shaking up the 21st-century economy

The 21st Century Supply Chain

According to the survey, 62% of Canadian executives surveyed rated the trend towards a more flexible workforce as “important” or “very important,” with that number going even higher in some rapid-growth markets such as India and Brazil.

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