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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Axway shares digital innovation in Brazil

Axway

Axway LATAM had a busy month in May, sharing digital innovation in Brazil with two successful events. The first was the API Techlab, an event where clients and new prospects got the chance to test out Axway solutions and discover … Events

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Robinson ) announced that it has expanded its operations to São Paulo, Brazil. Simply put, as the local and same-day delivery market heats up, so do the opportunities for solution providers like Roadnet, Descartes, and Paragon, but only if they continuously and rapidly innovate.

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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.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Additionally, the following countries all face large workforce deficits: Canada (-11 percent), United Kingdom (-1 percent), Germany (-23 percent), Russia (-24 percent), Brazil (-33 percent) and Mexico (-8 percent).

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

In particular, the focal BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) represent major targets for expansion, but with them come a host of new problem that enterprises have little to no experience in dealing with in terms of logistics capabilities. The globalization of organizational supply chains will continue to expand, as organizations seek growth markets in the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India, and China. 2013 has certainly been an interesting year!

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. Shifting disease patterns and innovative products will have an impact on what and how we store and transport.

Major Trends Impacting the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Ecosystem

Supply Chain View from the Field

IMS health data reports that in 2011 China cemented its place as the third largest pharmaceutical market in the world – almost 50 percent bigger than Germany in fourth place – while Brazil overtook the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Canada to rank sixth. Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Healthcare Supply Management Organizing for Supply Chain Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy

The View from Houston: DHL Global Energy Conference 2015

Supply Chain View from the Field

They also noted an increasing trend on challenges to identifying local content in many countries such as Brazil. There was also a very interesting presentation by the DHL Innovation Center, on emerging technologies. Oil and Gas Procurement Project Management Strategic Cost Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Transportation Planning

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.

SCRC Meeting Insights Part II: Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies

NC State SCRC

This is also challenging if we have dispersed decision-makers in Brazil, the UK, the US, and other locations. Big Data Customer Relationship Management Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Innovation in the Supply Chain Organizing for Supply Chain Social Media in Supply Chains Supply chain analytics

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

EFT

The company will focus on integrating the latest container movement innovations with hyperloop technology into the largest rail port in Europe. HyperloopTT has signed agreements in the United States, UAE, Brazil, France, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Secondly, technology, such as 3D Printing and Innovation, made it to this year’s list. 6 areas of Focus to Achieve Real Innovation in Manufacturing: We have been confronted again and again with the message that Manufacturing must evolve to and become more innovative.

Time for a Mea Culpa?

Supply Chain Shaman

His demand signal was worse in global markets, especially Brazil. Supply Chain leaders will state in one breath that they want to be innovative and try new technologies; however, in the next sentence, they will ask for a statement of a definitive Return on Investment (ROI) for a project.

Supply chain pain points: Automotive

Kinaxis

The problem is, limited investment in top tier suppliers is causing constraints, and the rise in connect devices (including cars) means requirements for further innovation must extend beyond environmental footprint and safety.

eft Weekly Newsletter 12th March 2015

EFT

Last week, eft held a webinar on The Airbnb of Warehousing – New Warehousing Business Models, Innovation and ROI. Karl Siebrecht, Co-Founder & CEO, FLEXE will also be joining other innovative new logistics companies including Uber on a panel at the 3PL Summit.

Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

In fact, all of the BRIC countries are now in the top 10 economies, with Brazil at 9, Russia at 6, India at 4 and China 2nd. As a result, more companies are investing heavily in countries like China and Brazil.

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Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. Brazil. When asked where their LSPs fall short most often, customers responded with ‘innovation’. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Sustainable Forestry: Can We Get It Right?

EcoVadis

Producing forestry and agriculture products for export, e.g. into global supply chains, is an attractive means for many developing nations to create economic growth. Done responsibly, this can succeed.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Neil Hampshire, CIO at ModusLink!

Supply Chain Game Changer

From a Supply Chain success perspective, I am very proud of my role in helping set up the largest Pick, Pack & Ship operation in the world for Avon in Brazil. Million Avon Representatives in Brazil. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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?

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Together with MP Objects, supplier of supply chain software, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap for innovative order management, including a handy description of the route and with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Brazil.

ABB’s Daniel Helmig: “We are moving to virtual centres of expertise”

Supply Chain Movement

Its innovative technologies drive ships as well as electrical cars and e-buses. This engineering feat is typical of the innovation the company prides itself on: Integrating renewable energy into the electricity distribution systems.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. Brazil. When asked where their LSPs fall short most often, customers responded with ‘innovation’. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

The Future of Procurement Is Upon Us. Are You Ready?

ivalua

Burton predicts that China and Brazil will become hubs for global sourcing. Other areas cited in the article are Innovation, Collaboration, Transparency, Information, and People.

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. TMS Innovations for Small and Mid-Sized Shippers (1,824 views).

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Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

Innovation. As emerging markets like India, China, Mexico, Brazil, etc. The Cold Chain is Booming. Between now and 2020, the cold chain is predicted to grow 15% CAGR according to industry analysts. It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. So what exactly is the cold chain and why is it growing so fast? Cold Chain – A Brief Overview.

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The Most Overlooked Cloud Opportunity

Talking Logistics

Companies my Tier 1 suppliers are connected to in China, India, and Brazil. They do not see, or get, or believe that software, B2B networks, and social networking are converging, unlocking new opportunities for innovation and value that software alone cannot provide. There are many value propositions associated with cloud (or software-as-a-service) solutions, but the two most cited are lower upfront costs and faster time-to-value as compared to on-premise implementations.

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The Drive To 100% Bio-based Plastic Bottles

NC State SCRC

What is now exciting is the on-going innovation projects by Coke and other companies to take the 70% of the bottle that is non-renewably sourced, and move it towards a 100% biobased resin technology. The feedstock for the Plant bottle is sugar cane out of Brazil, which is moving towards cost parity relative to crude oil-derived PET. This came about as the cane sugar feedstocks in Brazil proved to be cost competitive.

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Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Automation

Claritum

There are however a growing number of Indices and funds including FTSE4Good, Bovespa Corporate Sustainability Index (Brazil), ISE Sustainable index, Ethibel, S&P ESG India and China’s National Index. Building supplier relationships through encouraging innovative approaches.

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

Innovation. As emerging markets like India, China, Mexico, Brazil, etc. The Cold Chain is Booming. Between now and 2020, the cold chain is predicted to grow 15% CAGR according to industry analysts. It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. So what exactly is the cold chain and why is it growing so fast? Cold Chain – A Brief Overview.

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Digital Transformation Facilitates On-Time Delivery

Aera Technology

NEW POSSIBILITIES WITH DIGITAL INNOVATION Digital transformation has become a critical imperative to address the weak link of ATP/CTP in the pharma supply chain and optimize end-to-end processes.

Talent is the Future of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain @ MIT

They provided concise overviews of research they’re conducting around topics such as visualizing supply chain flows, the role of logistics clusters as economic engines and demystifying supply chain innovation.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Brazil. On the other hand, innovations such as wearable technologies are increasingly becoming a standard and technological advancement means that better, easy-to-implement IT tools are available to improve planning across the supply chain.