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.

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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.

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

Talking Logistics

December 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Transportation Department pushes tough oil train standards – sources (Reuters). Robinson ) announced that it has expanded its operations to São Paulo, Brazil.

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A Truth About Global Transportation: It Happens Locally

Talking Logistics

As shippers of all sizes expand their global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations, they have to navigate the complexities involved with global transportation management. But there’s a truth about global transportation that applies to all companies, regardless of how they became global: transportation happens locally. As Mike explained: Most companies are trying to get a global view of transportation, but the reality is that transportation happens locally.

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

Talking Logistics

See the recent election results in Argentina and Venezuela , and the issues facing Brazil’s president and economy , as examples. — once a shipment is received at the port, it clears customs there fairly quickly and the goods get transported directly to the customer’s distribution center or final destination. 3PL Episode Highlights Global Trade Latin America Argentina Brazil Chile customs DHL global trade GT Nexus logistics supply chain

Are Today’s Transportation Tech Startups the Uber of Trucking or the Tinder of Trucking?

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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. But transportation is not a commodity.

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


Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT/HTT) has announced the creation of a joint venture company with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA), the leading container terminal operator in the Port of Hamburg.

Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Online retailers in South America have been struggling for years to overcome several obstacles to success, including extensive customs delays, poor transportation infrastructure, and the lack of end-to-end supply chain visibility. In 2018, Brazil’s busiest container cargo port handled 4.3

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. . This is the value of having a transportation network. Supply Chain Transportation Management Trend

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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.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

The 9 th annual BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) summit is being held in Xiamen September 3-5, 2017 (the summit location rotates between its member countries). Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway.

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

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Trimble Acquires Brazil-Based Veltec to Expand its Global Portfolio of Transportation Solutions. So if you can provide warehousing, transportation and/or material handling equipment to support disaster relief efforts, I encourage you to contact ALAN.

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S.

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

Talking Logistics

In other words, in some examples, the UAV can deliver packages to the docking station and the package either can be picked-up there by the addressee or can be delivered to its final destination by a delivery person in a truck, car, on a scooter, or using other transportation means.

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Add These 3 Transportation Industry Shows to Your Watch List

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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.

Prescriptive Analytics is Going Mainstream. Is your Organization Ready?


Brazil-based Volnei dos Santos, Technical Director at UniSoma , states : “until the beginning of the last decade, most of our projects focused on steel, pulp and paper, and animal production businesses.

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.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Daniel Helmig, head of ABB’s Supply Chain management, is currently busy implementing supply chain transformation throughout the company’s 450 plants and many project sites as the company consolidates back end processes and establishes ten global transportation management centres. “It

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.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

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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. When the product is in the retail package it is then transported to your local store.

Global Forwarding: Think You Know the Facts?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cars from China, coffee beans from Brazil, products are imported and exported every day, into and out of countries around the world. Global Transportation Supply Chain Customs Exports Global Forwarding Imports Ports Project Cargo Shipping

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Brazil. Supply chains are becoming more complex with frequent adaptations, whether temporary or permanent, and increasingly with logistics outsourcing and calls for integrated transport management. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood. Brazil. Goods have to be transported across the globe and delivered to different destinations – from congested cities to remote, rural areas.

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. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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$1.9 Trillion warehouse market growing strongly driven by emerging markets


Emerging countries such as Brazil, India, China, and Japan show low to medium maturity due to lower 3PL rates and lower adoption of warehouse technology.

How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

BluJay Solutions

The problem is even worse in Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and parts of Europe. Using a transportation management system with a built-in carrier network like Kewill Transport can give you the versatility you need to get your goods where they need to go using legitimate, established carriers who have already been vetted and are being used by other shippers.

The Amazing Supply Chain of Your Morning Coffee!

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With their roots somewhere in a field in Brazil, the beans make their way into the fully automated coffee machine on the third floor where my colleagues meet to discuss the day’s tasks. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article written by Julia Severins and originally published on [link].

New WMS Deployment to Target Emerging Markets

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As explained by Fortune, Walmart has already expanded its reach into Brazil’s emerging market, but it is in retreat. Walmart saw gains 3 percent lower than expected following the excursion into Brazil. Now, remember that Brazil is home to the Amazon rainforest, so simply avoiding rain and treacherous roads was not possible. Depending on the region, emerging markets may lack process standardization, visibility and transportation management, as well as a quality infrastructure.

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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Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling & Logistics

The survey of more than 500 global logistics executives is part of the 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, an annual snapshot of industry sentiment and ranking of the world’s 50 leading emerging markets by size, infrastructure, transport connections and business climate. .

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. Such providers understand domestic transportation issues, and can plan to develop long-term solutions to complex local distribution challenges. 2013 has certainly been an interesting year!

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

Refrigerated transport is a form of climate-controlled transportation which is designed to maintain a cool or frozen temperature, depending on the product being transported. Refrigerated trucks, sometimes called “reefers” are the most commonly used refrigerated transport. Other refrigerated transportation modes include airplanes, ships and railcars. As emerging markets like India, China, Mexico, Brazil, etc. The Cold Chain is Booming.

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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. As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection.

Extreme Global Weather Set to Continue – What’s the Supply Chain Impact (Part 1)?

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Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software) , Compliance (Software) and Visibility (Software).

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

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. Brazil.

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How to identify and avoid deforestation in your supply chain


Food production is responsible for 25 percent of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and deforestation accounts for about 15 percent of GHG emissions , similar to the transport sector. Deforestation and forest fires have recently caused global outrage.

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