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.

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.

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. Tereos , the second biggest sugar producer worldwide, is an important stakeholder in this market, with 49 industry units in 4 continents.

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


AIMMS formed a partnership with CAT Squared and UniSoma to help companies in the food industry tackle these challenges. Besides planning challenges inherent in complex supply chains like those in the food industry, a lot of companies have problems with lack of centralized planning.

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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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Addressing Challenges in Emerging Markets: An Up-Close Discussion on Latin America

Talking Logistics

Which vertical industries are the most active in Latin America? Which vertical industries are the most active in Latin America?

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

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Based in Italy, Luxottica has a monopoly-like position in the global eyewear industry. Luxottica recently strengthened its position in the industry by vertically integrating with the world’s largest lenses manufacturer, Essilor, in January 2017 [2]. An Industry Newcomer: Warby Parker.

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

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Based in Italy, Luxottica has a monopoly-like position in the global eyewear industry. Luxottica recently strengthened its position in the industry by vertically integrating with the world’s largest lenses manufacturer, Essilor, in January 2017 [2]. An Industry Newcomer: Warby Parker.

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The Top 6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2017

PLS Logistics

Industry Week reports that by 2025, global companies will have procurement managers based in China to source materials and services not only for their operations in that country, but for their entire organization. Globalization.

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Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

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.

Add These 3 Transportation Industry Shows to Your Watch List

GTG Technology Group

3 Great Shows about the Transportation Industry. When the demands of daily life in the transportation industry get too heavy, give yourself a break with some industry-focused television. Canada, Brazil, Australia, and more.

3 Technologies Transforming Modern Manufacturing Techniques

USC Consulting Group

Manufacturing has helped lead the way, with the industry contributing $2.2 Were America’s manufacturing sector its own country, it would be in the world’s top 10 economies , ahead of Spain, Brazil, and Canada, based on estimates from the Manufacturing Institute. The U.S.

Where’s the beef?

DELMIA Quintiq

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. billion with Brazil being the largest supplier at 32%.

Pacific Drilling Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Sourcing Best Practices Globally


Pacific Drilling, an offshore drilling company, provides global deep water drilling services to the oil and natural gas industry through the use of high-specification drillships. The company has corporate offices in Houston, Texas, with offices in Brazil, Luxembourg and Nigeria. Pacific Drilling has the most technologically advanced fleet of drillships in the industry. Offshore ultra-deep water drilling company to deploy eSourcing globally across its purchasing function.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Orange Juice Industry. 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.

Career Resilience

Supply Chain Nation

I was born and have lived in São Paulo, Brazil, all my life. Then, I studied to be a an English translator in high school, and before law school, I studied to be an English teacher in Brazil. I like how quickly everything changes and the dynamic that comes with a fast-paced industry.

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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. Challenges for the life sciences industry will have many consequences for logistics within the sector.

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


This means that the world has opened up to countries like China, India, Brazil and Russia open for business. 49% of executives in an industry survey said that they considered themselves to be excellent leaders indeed, where risk management was concerned.

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My Network Design Is Not Your Network Design


Depending on the industry, nearly 5% of sales dollars will be dedicated to warehousing and transportation. 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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The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014


We look forward to beefing up even more great content to give value to our customer base of manufacturers and those in the manufacturing industry. Since the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing has been synonymous with factories, machine tools, production lines and economies of scale.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Trimble Acquires Brazil-Based Veltec to Expand its Global Portfolio of Transportation Solutions. It’s during these times that our industry and its people truly shine the brightest. The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling & Logistics

Supply chain industry executives are split sharply about how Mexico will fare if it is able to agree with the United States and Canada on terms to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. . In the 50 country rankings, Brazil slips two spots to No.

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


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

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. Are we leading with what’s happening in the industry?

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

Talking Logistics

As I wrote last October, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains , as companies across a variety of industries grow their presence in the country, either manufacturing in Mexico or growing their supplier base there.

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Supply chain pain points: Automotive


Here are just a few of the other challenges facing the automotive industry. Solution: Make sure you’re using the best technologies available to support scalability and performance requirements for this data-intensive industry.

Rakuten Super Logistics expands national presence into six additional US markets


RSL is uniquely positioned as an industry leader with our nationwide network of fulfilment centres. The new Houston facility will be strategic for our clients importing product and materials from all over the world – including Brazil and Germany. RSL will be employing state-of-the-art technology in all six new facilities.

Ericsson to build fully-automated factory and extend supply chain in in the US


Ericsson is also fast-tracking the launch of the next-generation smart manufacturing through a modular and flexible production setup in its existing own factories in Estonia, China and Brazil. The smart factory will be powered by Ericsson 5G solutions tailored for the industrial environment and will also advance Ericsson's commitment to sustainability, including registration to pursue LEED Gold Certification. With 5G connectivity we're accelerating Industry 4.0,

G20 Global Throughput – The Main Divide


As the trade potential shifts to production outside of the US and China, potential winners are made in developing conglomerates like Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, where labor costs are still relatively cheap and can offset national production as it relates to the needed category of production.

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Sustainable Forestry: Can We Get It Right?


The global beef industry, which has faced mounting criticism due to the greenhouse gas footprint (about 9 percent of total global GHG emissions), is the biggest cause of deforestation in the Amazon, with the figures at one point ranging from 65 to 70 percent of all deforestation in the area.

eft Weekly Newsletter 12th March 2015


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.

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 In the wake of the toy giant’s collapse, a corner of the industry known as specialty retailing, where stores focus on smaller, niche categories, has been on a roll.” Brazil Reaches New Deal to End Truck Drivers’ Strike.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

These are, historically, the biggest disruptors that occur in our industry: Chinese New Year (aka Spring Festival). Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight.

The Manufacturing Capitals of the World


The manufacturing industries are evolving as new digital technologies transform the landscape. In 2018, manufacturing is expected to delve further into hyper-connectedness as the industry implements Industry 4.0 What will the manufacturing industry will look like in 2020? The graphic reveals that Brazil falls the furthest down the ranks out of all the countries; in 2010, Brazil ranked as the 5th top manufacturing capital in the world.

America First: How a New Slew of Trade Policies Will Impact Supply Chain


And these were just the first industries to be affected. Called “the first of many” trade actions against China, the taxes will target technology used in aerospace, computing, and communications, among other industries. And to take a long view of how these tariffs could ultimately change the business landscape: As the cost of doing business domestically rises, multinational companies may start moving their operations to China or Brazil, where raw materials and labor are cheaper.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2015

Talking Logistics

The numbers speak for themselves: 34 episodes produced in 2015, totaling more than 56,800 views and 1,360+ minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. The 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law.

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