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. Originally a colony of Portuguese Empire, Brazil declared its independence from Portuguese rule in 1822 and was formally recognized as independent in 1825. Manufacturing in Brazil.

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

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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. Some 800 factories supply goods to around 10,000 delivery points worldwide, requiring the organization to make more than 100,000 deliveries monthly. Spoilt for choice.

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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.

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


The agribusiness supply chain is highly complex. 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. It’s important to establish a governance process which points out the responsibilities and roles of each area in integrated supply chain planning.

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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. The results of many FMCG and other sector companies may well rely on a productive World Cup sales period but for some reason many have treated the tournament as a special at which you can throw money and cause discontinuity in the supply chain. 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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L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

In the process of compiling the Supply Chains to Admire report for last year’s Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , the research team at Supply Chain Insights calculated the rate of supply chain improvement of companies by industry for the period of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013. We wanted to see which companies were driving the fastest rate of improvement on the supply chain metrics that matter. Defining Supply Chain Excellence.

Supply chain pain points: Automotive


by Alexa Cheater 6 speed bumps on the road to automotive supply chain success. A trending move from regional to global supply chain processes is adding complexity to the automotive supply chain at an unprecedented level, driving a growing need for automation and collaboration. That’s revving up interest in realignment, consolidation and optimization of supply chain activities. Automotive supply chain pain points.

Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

SCM Research

The global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. “While climate and water risks are apparent, the implications for businesses and economies reliant on complex supply chain models are less understood”, says Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP. Practice Globalization Procurement Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability

4 unstoppable forces that WILL change your end-to-end supply chain


by Alexa Cheater If there’s one thing you can count on in supply chain, it’s that things will change. It could be as relatively small as a last minute order or engineering change, or as big as an industry-wide shift that sends your end-to-end supply chain spinning in an entirely new direction. At the recent Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, there was a lot of talk about the latter. Customers have always been at the heart of supply chain.

The Top 6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2017

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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. More markets are emerging in the global economy, and traditional supply and demand is changing. Brazil, Russia and India are predicted to become sources of supply and demand for global companies. Supply Chain TechnologyGlobalization.

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Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. As 2013 comes to a close, here are some of my thoughts regarding the supply chain trends we are likely to see emerge in 2014. Here is what I expect to see next year: Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand. Increased Globalization Brings Increased Risks of Supply Disruption.

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


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time. It is a challenge that is giving supply chain executives headaches and all the while squeezing their profit margins.

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

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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.

The Remarkable Supply Chain of the Coffee Bean


Let’s take a look at the supply chain of the coffee bean. A Lengthy Supply Chain. The supply chain of coffee beans is a lengthy process that involves growing the beans, harvesting, hulling, drying, packing, bulking, blending and finally roasting.

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. Practice Supply Chain Management Trend

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World Cup Plays that Build Winning Supply Chain Teams

Supply Chain @ MIT

And we can draw some important lessons from this wonderful spectacle – including ones that are particularly relevant to supply chain leaders. 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. And so it is in the supply chain world.

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? Among the topics he addresses: What are some of the major supply chain and logistics challenges customers face in Latin America?

Supply Chain Professional Do’s and Don’ts during the Pandemic!

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Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! Supply Chain Professional article and permission to publish here provided by Tim Moore. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™.

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

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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. My presentation was titled “Are You Ready for the Social Supply Chain?” — or as translated into Spanish, “¿Estan Preparados Para la Cadena de Suministro Social?”

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Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0. Brazil. Challenges for high-tech supply chain.

Major Trends Impacting the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Ecosystem

Supply Chain View from the Field

The issues supply chain executives face in this environment are significant, but also represent opportunities for those who know and think about how to embrace this complexity. Supply chains have gone from local to global. A single event in the world, such as the Fukashima earthquake, can interrupt the global supply chain for certain products. Supply chains will be forced to be more flexible and more cost effective.

How standardization advances supply chain responsibility


This is especially true in the case of supply chain sustainability. Standardization in supply chain responsibility is critical for corporations embarking on the journey to reduce the social and environmental impacts of their goods and services. Cargill has developed an action plan using the framework and has since pledged $30 million in seed funding to identify solutions to deforestation in Brazil. . Industry Trends Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Movement Q4: Cross-border

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain is about thinking in terms of processes, customer values and collaboration, which is a word that she used frequently.” So said the jury that awarded Allison Thomas, supply chain director at PepsiCo Benelux, the title of ‘Supply Chain Professional 2013’. “I 14 | Cross-border supply chains. The most important tip: factor in customs and fiscal aspects as soon as you start developing new products or designing your supply chain.

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

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With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S. As I mentioned last week, although the focus is currently on the labor dispute, there are bigger, longer-term risks associated with the ports ecosystem, including truck and rail capacity constraints, that supply chain executives need to start planning for today. 3PL Global Trade Mergers/Acquisitions This Week in News Brazil C.H.

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Körber bolsters supply chain execution in LATAM with Otimis

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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

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

Prescriptive Analytics is Going Mainstream. Is your Organization Ready?


With rising supply chain complexity, organizations are racing to improve the pace and quality of decision-making. Source: Gartner, Market Guide for Supply Chain Analytics Technology, May 28, 2019. W ith the launch of SC Navigator – a suite of configurable Apps for supply chain teams – we started a movement for supply chain self-enablement. New ways to digitally represent the supply chain .

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years. Talent development can make an important contribution to the execution of their supply chain strategies, but not all leaders pay the same amount of attention to this topic. Life’s as a chief supply chain officer (CSCO) is not always easy. Brazil. Trends article Carlos Cordón download IMD Business School Leadership supply chain talent development

Supply Chain Secrets Going Global – But Where Should we Share Them?

Logistics Bureau

Sharing Supply Chain Secrets Globally My Goal for 2020. Rob O’Byrne, Founder, Supply Chain Secrets. I intend to hold low-cost, or even free, Supply Chain Secrets seminars in countries and regions that don’t often receive exposure to this type of educational event.

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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. In the years to come, the FDA expects domestic GMP inspections to decrease and more inspections in the foreign arena (FDA 2013) reflecting the trend towards more globalized supply chains. 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.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions. Supply Chain Media, software vendor Aimms and consultancy firm Districon have put together this checklist for supply chain optimisation. >>Please Checklist supply chain optimisation. Brazil. Visuals Aimms checklist decision making Districon optimisation supply chain Supply Chain Media

Imagine the Supply Chain of 2025


Recently, I attended the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. The theme of the event was to imagine the Supply Chain of 2025. The size of the group allowed for some good networking and very passionate conversations among colleagues who care about the supply chain industry. One central theme that seemed popular was the acceptance that any and all projections about the supply chain of 2020 were very likely going to be wrong.

Coronavirus Supply Chain Response: Near-Term Actions to Take Today


For example, in Brazil, where oil, machinery, and metals are among top exports , the death toll may climb to 125,000 as soon as August, according to the New York Times. Office shutdowns/work from home 56% Supply chain disruptions 24% Volatile pricing & lead times 11% Other 3%.

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

India is on the cusp of a supply chain transformation that may end up being nothing short of a major game changer. This usually leads to a lively discussion as to why companies in India have surprising supply chain configurations. A system of poor supply chain incentives. We spoke to Raj Reddy, supply chain VP at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. This is the start of what will likely be a profound transformation of supply chain in India.

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Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level. Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap Supply Chain Execution 24/7. Brazil.