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.

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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.

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

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.

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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

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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Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

But actually the Top Orange growing country in the world is Brazil. With approximately 16 million tonnes of oranges produced annually Brazil accounts for over 30% of global orange production. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

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.

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.

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.

The Amazing Supply Chain of Your Morning Coffee!

Supply Chain Game Changer

With their roots somewhere in a field in Brazil, the beans make their way into the fully automated coffee machine on the third floor where my colleagues meet to discuss the day’s tasks. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article written by Julia Severins and originally published on [link].

Brazilian exports to UAE reach $2billion in 9 months

Logistics Middle East

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone delegation visits ABCC in Brazil

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Hamburg port to explore hyperloop possibilities in new joint venture

EFT

Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, HyperloopTT has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE; Bratislava, Slovakia; Toulouse, France; Contagem, Brazil; and Barcelona, Spain.

Jebel Ali Port receives world's largest sugar carrier

Logistics Middle East

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

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.

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.

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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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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 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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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.

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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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.

E-invoicing Requirements: Latin America Fights Tax Evasion

Descartes

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.

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.

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.

New WMS Deployment to Target Emerging Markets

Veridian Solutions

As explained by Fortune, Walmart has already expanded its reach into Brazil’s emerging market, but it is in retreat. Walmart saw gains 3 percent lower than expected following the excursion into Brazil. Now, remember that Brazil is home to the Amazon rainforest, so simply avoiding rain and treacherous roads was not possible. Emerging markets exist around the globe, and they’re ripe for investment and expansion of e-commerce, as well as omnichannel sales.