Garment Workers in BRICS Countries Cannot Afford Basic Quality of Life

Material Handling & Logistics

It would cost $10 billion to reach a ‘fair’ level of pay for BRIC workers in the Western European clothing supply chain. Our analysis provides a robust basis for arguing that BRIC pay in the Western European clothing supply chain is unfair,” the report concluded.

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Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

Kewill

The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead. Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies.

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The Growing Fragmentation of Global Trade: Guest Post by Tim Barnes

NC State SCRC

BRIC Supply Chain Change Management Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Supply Chain EconomicsGlobalization and supply chains have been tied at the hip over the course of history. Supply chains naturally take advantage of efficiency and cost advantages and over the centuries, as transportation methods, technology and global knowledge improved, there has been a drive to take advantage of each and every step.

Why Global Trade Agreements must be part of your supply chain planning: Guest Post by Tim Barnes

NC State SCRC

BRIC Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain RiskToday’s guest blog is posted by Timothy Barnes, who I met through the SCRC. Tim is a global supply chain executive originally from Australia, who has been studying the evolution of the Trans Pacific Partnership closely, and is writing a book on the subject.

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What Trump’s Announcement of Withdrawal from the TPP Means for US Supply Chain Executives

NC State SCRC

BRIC Supply Chain BVL International China Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Government Acquisition Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain ManagementHere’s a new insight by Tim Barnes in a guest blog this week, after Donald Trump announced the withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership for the United States.

Nike Learns to Mass Customize Shoes While Near-Shoring

NC State SCRC

BRIC Supply Chain Change Management China Supply Chain Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Innovation in the Supply Chain Luxury Brands Retail Logistics Supply Chain QualityI had the opportunity to speak with a Nike executive about how the company has moved into the world of mass-customization.

Hanjin Bankruptcy Demonstrates Fragility of Ocean Freight Market Prior to “Black November”

NC State SCRC

BRIC Supply Chain China Supply Chain Global Distribution Logistics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain RiskThe recent bankruptcy announcement of Hanjin, a major shipping line, on the Friday before the last Labor Day long weekend, was a shock to everyone working in the global logistics shipping industry.

Global Luxury Management “Lifestyle” brands require push supply chain design customization

Supply Chain View from the Field

Analytics BRIC Supply Chain China Supply Chain Corporate Social Responsibility Customer Relationship Management Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Luxury Brands Supply Chain Management More and more global luxury brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and others are promoting themselves as Lifestyle brands, spanning many products including fragrance, home collections, apparel, paint, wallpaper, foods, and many other products.

The Emerging Supply Chain Wars

NC State SCRC

BRIC Supply Chain China Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain StrategyIn the new book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization, author Parag Khanna discusses the concept of the “new supply chain wars”. In this book the author discusses how multinationals have become deeply connected and exposed to the emerging markets that have become their main competitors.

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!

Auditing, visibility and collaboration: The keys to a socially responsible supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

BRIC Supply Chain Contract Management Corporate Social Responsibility Customer Relationship Management Global Supply Chain Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Systems In the September issue of the Supply Chain Management Review , Andreas Wieland from Berlin Technical University and I have published a thoughtpiece on the application of social responsible criteria to the supply chain.

“The Procurement Value Proposition”: Guest Post by Gerard Chick Part 1

Supply Chain View from the Field

BRIC Supply Chain Business Process Outsourcing Category Management Global Supply Chain Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management I was recently interviewed by Jon Hansen on Blog Talk Radio , discussing my new book “The Procurement Value Proposition” co-authored with Gerard Chick. In the interview, I discuss some of the major changes going on in the procurement area, and how we are at a crossroads for driving change.

Supplier Financial Health: Don’t Wait for the Worst, Reach out and Talk!

Supply Chain View from the Field

BRIC Supply Chain Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Working Capital Management Supply management research has established the axiom that firms are no longer operating independently, but indeed are part of an extended global network that is subject to high degrees of volatility, increasing customer expectations, and is subject to major forms of disruption risk.

Is Walmart Really Ready to Take on Logistics In India?

Supply Chain View from the Field

The story highlights some of the findings of our recent global logistics study,which found that logistics infrastructure is one of the most challenging issues, particularly for retailers who are expanding into BRIC countries such as India. BRIC Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Logistics Retail Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Today’s Wall Street Journal printed a great story on the challenges that Walmart faces as it grows its logistics network in India.

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Jason Schenker’s Views on 2014 Economic Events

Supply Chain View from the Field

BRIC Supply Chain Forecasting Global Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply Market Intelligence Supply Chain Economic Jason Schenker from Prestige Economics provided some insights into where we are headed in the global economy at the SCRC meeting today. In his words, “the US economy is getting rich slowly.”

UPS Executive Shares Insights on Total Cost of Ownership in the Electronics Supply Chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

BRIC Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Retail Logistics Strategic Cost Management Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Systems Ken Torok came to my class on Monday evening, and provided a delightful discussion on total cost of ownership. The class was focused on building and developing cost models, both for should-cost modeling, as well as total cost modeling.

Bricks Matter: ongoing evolution of supply chain management

Supply Chain Movement

One small criticism is the inclusion of the four letters representing the BRIC countries in the book’s title. Rating: Books Blogs book review BRIC countries Charles Chase Differentiation fulfilment internet Keith Harrison Lora Cecere Procter & Gamble S&OP Sales & Operations Planning SAS Supply Chain Management

Random thoughts on “close-to-home-shoring” based on my travels last week…

Supply Chain View from the Field

And their buildings don’t tend to collapse suddenly due to cheap construction… Random thoughts perhaps… but even I’m able to start connecting the dots… BRIC Supply Chain Contract Management Global Supply Chain Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships

Bangladesh Working Conditions: A Human Rights Issue? Or a Supplier Capacity Issue?

Supply Chain View from the Field

BRIC Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Procurement Sustainability Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Strategy Sustainability The recent press in the Wall Street Journal and other papers on Walmart’s fire in Bangladesh is raising the ire of corporate responsibility groups and human rights groups alike.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

BRICS summit. 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.

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FMCG Supply Chain Communication, Gobbledygook & BS Bingo

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Long term market sustainability investments have taken our top brands into the “sleeping giant” BRIC territories and other potential profit rich, atlas white spaces. I recall laughing out loud when I was first exposed to FMCG BS Bingo – I leave you to work out what BS stands for.

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Behind the world’s shimmering cars: The supply chain struggle

Quintiq

Demand from BRIC markets continues to fuel growth for luxury brands while at the other end of the market, OEMs fight continuous battles for volume, market share and margin.

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6 Supply Chain Trends That Could Truly Shake You Up (2018 Update)

Logistics Bureau

BRICs Are Moving to Buying, Not Just Making. Now differentials in workers’ pay are disappearing as countries like Brazil, Russia, India, and China (the BRIC countries) grow richer and develop into consumer giants. Companies will need to improve performance in terms of customer satisfaction and profitability in new ways, as cost reduction through cheaper production (whether in BRIC countries or others) becomes a less practicable option.

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Growing the logistics network means building partnerships with the right people

Supply Chain View from the Field

Large BRIC country governments have recognized their power in the channel, and have raised the stakes for import and export requirements and regulation. BRIC countries all have significant import challenges. Organizations will need to continue to find networked solutions in response to the continued growth of their global footprint, which surely will continue due to the appeal of large mass markets in BRIC countries and beyond. [1]

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Transportfolio

BRICS summit. 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.

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Off Shore, Near Shore, Any Shore: Multi-Country Customs Continues to Challenge Global Supply Chain

Kewill

Patterns of global trade are shifting… According to the WTO , growth of merchandise exports is greater in BRIC countries than in NAFTA or the European Union at 4.5%, while the highest growth in imports was recorded by Africa and the Middle East - 11.5% & 8.0%

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Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

Kewill

Positive growth in air freight volumes reported recently by IATA (4.5% increase year on year as at January 2014 ) were tempered by a note of caution around the increasing trend towards near-shoring.

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Rapid Change is Driving the Automotive Industry – Part I

Supply Chain Nation

In fact, we joke that BRIC should actually mean Better Rail Infrastructure and Customs. The car makers are waiting for more real investment from the global logistics service providers (LSPs) to become world class in the BRIC countries and emerging markets. The BRIC countries and the other markets are slightly less mature markets. There is no question that the automotive industry has seen rapid change and improvement over the past three years.

Made in America: What it Means to the Country

Cerasis

Among the BRIC nations, manufacturing executives expressed optimism for only China and India by 2020. You probably know that imported products are cheaper. But are they really cheaper than products that are made in America? . Paychecks Matter.

The Drive To 100% Bio-based Plastic Bottles

NC State SCRC

Growing beverage consumption in emerging markets of BRICS is expected to drive bio based PET market growth. When Coca Cola set about thinking about how to drive sustainability into their supply chain, they recognized from the outset that the entire end to end life cycle of a bottle of Coke needed to be considered. Most people don’t think about this relationships – but the fact is that recycling and renewable feedstock go hand in hand when thinking about a simple item like a plastic bottle.

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Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Take for example the BRIC nations and the impact this region has across the global economy. 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.

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FMCG Manufacturing, Sourcing and the Ukraine-Russia Unrest

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

As part of the BRIC countries Russia is important in driving the growth aspirations of many of the world’s largest FMCG companies.

Integrated Supply Chain – Turkey – 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Like many of the other MINT countries and those in the BRICS, the initial optimism over the growth spurt has been dampened and expectations adjusted. Integrated Supply Chain – Turkey. Date: 4-5 May 2016. Venue: Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel (TR). Organisation: Integrated Supply Chain. URL: isc-turkey-2016-en.integratedsupplychain.org/. integratedsupplychain.org/. .