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.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014


Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. Brazil.

Scaling Digital Manufacturing From Pilot To Production


92% of all manufacturers say they are either on the same level as or ahead of their peers when it comes to Digital Manufacturing. 68% of manufacturers are making Digital Manufacturing their highest priority today. Key takeaways from the digital manufacturing study.

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. For example, Dell Corporation was the leading personal computer manufacturer in the world, earning accolades for its vaunted manufacturing postponement strategy. The 2014 FIFA World Cup is finally over.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The End of Made In China Manufacturing


The phrase “Made in China” embodies cheap labor, the outsourcing of American manufacturing jobs, and China’s transformation into one of the world’s economic superpowers. However, it seems the end of the Made in China manufacturing era may be in sight.

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Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?


Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Mexico ranks number eight out of 40 countries including Canada, Sweden, and Vietnam.

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.

Top 5 coffee roaster manufacturers

Exapro Hub

As coffee roaster manufacturers have the passion for good coffee, Exapro has the passion for used industrial machinery market and its evolution since 2004. Since then, we were wondering what could be the top 5 coffee roaster manufacturers ever listed on among more than 60 brands.

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 Fed’s Beige Book Shows Manufacturing Gearing Up. this spring , as manufacturing activity increased in spire of ongoing tensions over trade. Brazil Reaches New Deal to End Truck Drivers’ Strike.

Winner of the last quarter: Unilever’s Marc Engel

Supply Chain Movement

In his 20-year career with Unilever, Engel has worked in Singapore, the Netherlands, UK, Brazil, Switzerland and Kenya. He is an Executive Board Member of Kenya Association of Manufacturers and a member of the Supervisory Board of PostNL.

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


The first product of this partnership is TacticalOps, a Planning & Optimization solution for Food Manufacturers. Luis, UniSoma has provided advanced planning solutions to several leading food manufacturers, including BRFoods, Nestlé, Marfrig, JBS, Astral foods and many others.

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Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Brazil. In this fast-paced world, where there is also increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint, global fashion and luxury goods manufacturers have to redesign their go-to-market strategy to meet demand in a cost-efficient and sustainable way: Plan.

What does increasing regulatory oversight mean for the pharma supply chain?

The Network Effect

Due to more complex supply chains, policy makers worldwide are enforcing stricter regulations for manufacturing and logistics. Within a decade, the number of FDA warning letters sent to medical device manufacturers has increased threefold, from 61 letters in 2002 to 181 in 2012 (EC A 2012).

Supply Chain Management Trends

SCM Research

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. 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.

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Made in America: What it Means to the Country


As of 2016, American manufacturing adds $6 Trillion to our economy , accounting for 12 million jobs. Some companies insist on American manufacturing; others are dedicated only to keeping production costs as low as possible, which means factories in China and impoverished nations.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017


Meanwhile, Brazil, Russia and India will become major suppliers as companies access the remaining untapped resources of the world. Amazon’s unsurpassed capability in logistics has stimulated a barbell effect among manufacturers and retailers.

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Trace Products from the Amazon to your Doorstep [Video]


Deforestation encroaching on supply chains in the xingu river basin (brazil). Every product in the supply chain is tracked from the point of sale, through manufacturing, all the way to retail.

China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

Already China has shifted some of its agricultural imports from the US to countries such as Brazil while encouraging its own farmers to grow more.

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My Network Design Is Not Your Network Design


This can be true for some companies, but it may not be the best option for other companies that wish to integrate their logistics network with manufacturing and other functions to create a supply chain delivery system that is a competitive weapon.

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

Talking Logistics

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

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany. Brazil.

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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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The Procurement Economy in 2019: The UK and the European Union


Alternatively, the UK could unilaterally announce free trade, which could have negative impacts on British manufacturing. With many manufacturing items, such as automobile parts, crossing borders several times between plants, tariffs and customs could make existing manufacturing processes cost prohibitive. Either profit margins will suffer or EU companies may stop manufacturing in the UK.

Supply chain pain points: Automotive


Automotive manufacturers must contend with a global supply chain footprint spanning multiple time zones and dozens of countries. by Alexa Cheater 6 speed bumps on the road to automotive supply chain success.

L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

The company operates 153 distribution centers and 39 manufacturing locations. For example, the luxury division in Japan does not have the same needs as the customer service division in Brazil.

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


US manufacturing activity dropped slightly in March. The import duties on aluminum and steel could affect many US stakeholders including automakers, aircraft manufacturers, food and beverage companies, and the construction sector. As manufacturers start building new supplier relationships, they should keep in mind a few steps to ensure that these relationships are both profitable and healthy.

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

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica recently strengthened its position in the industry by vertically integrating with the world’s largest lenses manufacturer, Essilor, in January 2017 [2]. Luxottica has manufacturing facilities in five countries: Italy, China, India, United States and Brazil.

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

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica recently strengthened its position in the industry by vertically integrating with the world’s largest lenses manufacturer, Essilor, in January 2017 [2]. Luxottica has manufacturing facilities in five countries: Italy, China, India, United States and Brazil.

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My Video Call with Santa Claus


I could tell by his jolly tone that Santa is very excited about the prospect of building a ‘digital twin’ of the CESC and utilizing the information available in the SC Planning Platform to optimize his network of 30+ manufacturing plants and more than 100 distribution centers.

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


Challenges in this new manufacturer/supplier partnership Burton cites include: Risk management. Burton predicts that China and Brazil will become hubs for global sourcing.

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of the Self-Learning Supply Chain in manufacturing. Brazil. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

Time for a Mea Culpa?

Supply Chain Shaman

His demand signal was worse in global markets, especially Brazil. Because he had reduced his buffers—both inventory and manufacturing—and had built a push-based supply chain using a forecasted demand signal, he was failing in many markets. It is a slow week.

The State of Sustainable Procurement: What to Expect in 2019


This means we expect to see organizations move supply and manufacturing efforts to regions not as volatile, including to home turf (e.g. We’re still very early into 2019 and all signs point to an interesting year ahead.