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. The study was carried out by Renato Starling, Transportation Productivity Manager at PepsiCo, for his 2015 capstone project while studying for a Graduate Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (GCLOG)*. 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. The company decided to switch from a wholesale model in Brazil – i.e. other retailers buy and sell its merchandise – to a retail operation where the enterprise sells its own products direct to consumers.

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S&OP in Agribusiness: How to Harvest the Benefits with Advanced Analytics

AIMMS

Insights from Tereos Sugar & Energy Brazil. In the past decades, Brazil has become a world leader in the agribusiness space. The company operates 7 sugar cane processing factories in Brazil, in a cluster located in the northwest region of Sao Paulo state. Download our case study to find out how Tereos Sugar & Energy Brazil has improved its S&OP Process with optimization technology. The agribusiness supply chain is highly complex.

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

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Expands Last Mile Services with Acquisition of UX Specialized Logistics. XPO Logistics announced this week that it has acquired UX Specialized Logistics (“UX”), “a North American provider of last mile logistics services for major retail chains and e-commerce companies.”. Robinson ) announced that it has expanded its operations to São Paulo, Brazil. Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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Logistics in Latin America: A Mosaic of Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Talking Logistics

That was my main takeaway from a conversation I had recently on Talking Logistics with Ricardo Carrion, Senior Director, Operations and Business Development at DHL Latin America. See the recent election results in Argentina and Venezuela , and the issues facing Brazil’s president and economy , as examples. Dealing with this mosaic of operating environments is one of the challenges that shippers and logistics service providers face in Latin America.

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

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Ricardo Carrion , Senior Director, Operations and Business Development – Latin America at DHL, provides an up-close look at Latin America from a supply chain and logistics perspective. Among the topics he addresses: What are some of the major supply chain and logistics challenges customers face in Latin America? What are some of the challenges logistics service providers face operating in the region?

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

All this talk about Cuba, however, sparked a question for me this week: Where does Cuba rank in logistics? The answer, according to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) , is near the bottom of the list. The logistics performance (LPI) is the weighted average of the country scores on the six key dimensions: Efficiency of the clearance process (i.e., Back in 2001, my friend and logistics expert Art Van Bodegraven traveled to Cuba as part of a logistics delegation.

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

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Trimble Acquires Brazil-Based Veltec to Expand its Global Portfolio of Transportation Solutions.

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

Talking Logistics

A clear sign that Mexico is currently in the supply chain spotlight was last month’s Logistic Summit & Expo 2015 in Mexico City, which attracted over 10,000 attendees and almost 200 exhibitors, including leading 3PLs, software vendors, and other supply chain and logistics companies from both the United States and Mexico. The post Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Brazil.

This Week in Logistics News (July 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

This victory also marked back-to-back World Cup championships, which is the first time a women’s team has accomplished the feat, joining only men’s winners Italy (1934, 1938) and Brazil (1958, 1962). The post This Week in Logistics News (July 6 – 12) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. They’ve done it again! The US Women’s National Soccer Team has won a fourth World Cup championship in Lyon, France last Sunday.

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities. It ranked the Dutch city of Venlo as Europe’s most attractive location for a logistics base. Venlo Logistics Map Europe 2016. Brazil.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2015

Talking Logistics

As 2015 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on 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. Again, thank you for making this another fun and rewarding year on Talking Logistics.

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Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

Executives in a new survey, 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%). Executives in a new survey, “ 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index ”, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%). In the 50 country rankings, Brazil slips two spots to No.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. Europe has seen plenty of activity in terms of mergers and acquisitions, including the take-over of the major French family-owned company Norbert Dentressangle by America’s XPO Logistics. Brazil. The logistics business in Europe is finally improving again. Acquisitions dominated the logistics headlines in 2014 and that trend is continuing this year.

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Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have therefore developed this mindmap for Global Logistics Integration, outlining the route to achievement and providing road signs to flag potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration. Brazil.

FM Logistic drives process automation and visibility

Supply Chain Movement

F M Logistic, an international third party logistics provider headquartered in Phalsbourg, France, has announced it will roll out the Kewill Move multimodal transportation platform to its operations worldwide, driving process automation and visibility across the entire organization. One solution will permit us to provide a unified Transport service throughout Europe and to simplify the integration in our Information Systems at FM Logistic.

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news. 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. The post This Week in Logistics News (July 18-22, 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. 1981: the year that Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, New Order, and R.E.M.

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Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? Is logistics outsourcing right for your company? Brazil. Robinson logistics outsourcing whitepaperThis C.H.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics. Digitalization is transforming every aspect of business across all industries, particularly impacting the distribution and logistics industries.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain). Total logistics cost. Here at Logistics Bureau we have 20 years of experience in assisting clients with Supply Chain Benchmarking, and the development of suitable KPIs. Benchmarking Performance Measurement - KPIs key performance indicator KPI logistics kpi supply chain kpi

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Körber bolsters supply chain execution in LATAM with Otimis

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The Körber Group continues to invest in its Business Area Logistics Systems, acquiring a majority stake in Brazil-based Otimis Ltda. The supply chain management software and consulting company grows and strengthens warehousing and logistics operations for customers across the globe. The acquisition became effective as of December 18, 2019

The World Bank Cares About Logistics

Supply Chain View from the Field

One of the highlights of the BVL was a panel discussion by the World Bank, talking about their global logistics study. Jean-Francois Arvis spoke about the World Bank Study on the Logistics and Public Sector. The World Bank is looking at logistics form a policy perspective, which has just emerged in the last ten years. JP referred to the importance of logistical events in history to set the context. What are objectives of the state for logistics?

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead. According to a recent study with particular focus on logistics, logistics services providers are beginning to expand their strategic geographic focus (source: Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2013). Flexibility and visibility will increasingly prove key for a logistics industry that must continually adapt in line with evolving market forces.

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Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

Supply Chain Network

Capgemini Consulting, the global strategy and transformation consulting brand of the Capgemini Group, in cooperation with Penn State University, leadership advisory firm, Heidrick & Struggles and global logistics provider, Panalpina, today announced the findings of the 16th Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study, examining the global market for outsourced logistics. China, India, Brazil and Mexico are considered the top. The logistics market.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics. Digitalization is transforming every aspect of business across all industries, particularly impacting the distribution and logistics industries.

Growing the logistics network means building partnerships with the right people

Supply Chain View from the Field

Growth of the global logistics network is fraught with increasing difficulty. Some believe India will continue to grow, while many point to the many untapped domestic markets in China and Brazil. Global Supply Chain Logistics Retail Logistics Supply chain Relationships Large BRIC country governments have recognized their power in the channel, and have raised the stakes for import and export requirements and regulation.

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The Remarkable Supply Chain of the Coffee Bean

Unleashed

The majority of the world’s coffee beans are grown in Brazil, Vietnam, Peru and Colombia, but can also be grown in other favourable, humid climates. Coffee retailers Campos Coffee source their beans from Kenya to Columbia to Brazil.

Rakuten Super Logistics expands national presence into six additional US markets

EFT

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. In 2018, RSL began deploying 'order fulfilment robots', developed by inVia Robotics, in its facilities nationwide and will be expanding with inVia's automation technology in the new warehouses.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Coyote Logistics @CoyoteLogistics Coyote Logistics prides itself on its innovative logistics and supply chain philosophy. Globally, the company ranks 3rd in air and ocean freight, and ranks 5th for international contract logistics.

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture.

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. Featured Innovation artificial intelligence in supply chains GCLOG certificate at MIT IoT MIT Center Transportation & Logistics MIT Global SCALE Network Supply chain innovation using big data in supply chains

Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In addition to customs taxes, tariffs, and fees, it can take 30+ days for some goods to be cleared through customs, especially in Brazil and Argentina. For a more seamless process, it’s essential shippers work with a customs broker or third party logistics provider (3PL) with local offices in the area. While still in the works, the United States-Brazil free trade agreement can help facilitate trade and boost investment between the two countries, especially in infrastructure.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the NAFTA and tariffs battles continues on, the logistics market continues to meet the growing demand for cross-border services. Ryder System opened a new logistics facility in Laredo, Texas.

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture.