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.

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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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.

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

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

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.

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 […].

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 Venezuela

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica has manufacturing facilities in five countries: Italy, China, India, United States and Brazil. It is a captive onshoring and offshoring model, with six facilities based in its home country of Italy, two in China, and one facility each for the US, India and Brazil.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Will Forecasts and/or Predictions Benefit The Alignment of Your Priorities and Your Supply Chain?

The Network Effect

Jack Ma continues to pursue his priorities; I forecast he will stay #1 in China eCommerce, I forecast he will stay #1 in XBorder trade, and I predict he will evolve into a leadership position in eCommerce in Russia, Brazil, Europe, and the United States. Mark Roy/Flickr.

10 Things to Consider in the Global Economy

NC State SCRC

Slowdowns in the economic growth of Brazil, India, and China is having an impact on commodities, especially on agricultural commodities, due to demand decreases and increase of supply, which means that inventory is growing. I had the opportunity to sit in on the CPO Leadership Summit in Atlanta, GA this week, hosted by IBM Watson Supply Chain. (I I drove by the famous collapsed bridge on the way to the airport this morning as well!).

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Are Today’s Transportation Tech Startups the Uber of Trucking or the Tinder of Trucking?

Talking Logistics

Just last week, TechCrunch reported that yet another “Uber of trucking” startup, CargoX, was launched in Brazil with backing from Goldman Sachs, Oscar Salazar (who was involved with Uber’s launch), and Valor Capital Group LLC.

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2015

Talking Logistics

For example, here are excerpts from two emails we received recently: I live in Brazil and I am a logistics enthusiast and work in the field.

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Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility

EFT

2, 3 and 4) climbed higher than the commodity-dependent economies of Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Indonesia (nos. Countries in Latin America are losing ground to other emerging markets as a result of the recession and political turmoil in Brazil, and depressed prices for commodity exports. .

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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.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

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?

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L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

For example, the luxury division in Japan does not have the same needs as the customer service division in Brazil.

Three Months after Tianjin, the Area is Still Reeling.

Elementum

New productions are also in line in Slovakia, Austria and Brazil. China’s Tianjin port suffered a devastating explosion in August which left many manufacturers, insurers and shipping supply chains crippled. We take a look at the lasting consequences. Image credit: Business Today.

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

These advantages give the country an edge over, say, China and Brazil. Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right.

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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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.

eft Weekly Newsletter 12th March 2015

EFT

Yusen Logistics Expands Global Project Cargo Network to Brazil. has established a dedicated project cargo team in Brazil. The team, based in Sao Paulo, will support the company’s overall project network and develop its services for this vital business segment in Brazil.

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

Kewill

A Truth About Global Transportation: It Happens Locally

Talking Logistics

What palletized freight shippers in Ohio are dealing with on a day-to-day basis is very, very different from shippers in Europe who are shipping pan-Europe across all modes (intermodal, short sea, and across borders), and that’s different from shippers who are dealing with freight movements in places like Brazil where you have to worry about freight being intercepted and hijacked, and that’s different from having to deal with the myriad of local carriers in Asian countries.

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

The German team overcame disappointments in 2006 and 2010 to win the World Cup this year, while favorites Spain (the defending champion) and Brazil (the host country) were humbled by the competition. What do the Germany World Cup Team and the Boston Red Sox have in common?

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.

Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

Talking Logistics

Jim Tompkins , CEO of Tompkins International, E-Commerce Trends : Tompkins highlighted various e-commerce trends and stats in Mexico, including the fact that Mexico is the second largest e-commerce market in South America behind Brazil.