Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

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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.


Is Walmart Really Ready to Take on Logistics In India?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Today’s Wall Street Journal printed a great story on the challenges that Walmart faces as it grows its logistics network in India. The article notes how India is the second-largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world, but that one-third of the produce rots because of its horrendous logistics infrastructure. ” The lack of logistics competence will continue to be a major barrier to economic growth in India.

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Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. 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.

Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium


The choice of Leuven as the logistics campus was made for several reasons. BRIC Supply Chain BVL International Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Retail Logistics Supply Chain Management

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

In this environment, the supply chain and logistics task becomes even more complex, as it involves delivering and fulfilling product and service support to deliver a lifestyle “vision” around the world. 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

Nike Learns to Mass Customize Shoes While Near-Shoring


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.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

A native New Yorker, Ken turned down a career in finance and banking for an action-packed and exciting career in the world of global logistics. Some companies emphasizesthe same “experience” for all of their products, and this was one of the toughest parts of meeting their logistics requirements on new products. Ken Torok came to my class on Monday evening, and provided a delightful discussion on total cost of ownership.

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. 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. Global Supply Chain Logistics Retail Logistics Supply chain Relationships


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

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Next steps: Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight. Positive growth in air freight volumes reported recently by IATA (4.5%


What does the global trade chess board look like lately ?


Global trade is becoming more and more confusing, given the vast array of different tariffs, trade wars, 301’s, customs duties, and other shifts in global trade.

Rapid Change is Driving the Automotive Industry – Part I

Supply Chain Nation

To learn more about what is impacting the industry today, Supply Chain Nation spoke with Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher for Automotive Logistics magazine to get his insights for our Expert Insights series. SCN: What are the biggest logistics challenges automotive OEMs and suppliers are facing today? This will lead to more cost pressures for the car makers, and that will impact logistics. One of the biggest issues for automotive logistics is its perceived relevance.

Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

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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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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn!

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Our interactions spanned the full range of Customer-Supply Chain activities: materials costing, planning, materials availability, inventory, delivery performance, and logistics. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Derek Panchyshyn.


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

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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%


Integrated Supply Chain – Turkey – 2016

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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. To respond to this onslaught of change, the Supply Chain professional of the future needs to understand business strategies and value propositions as much as they understand inventory and logistics. Integrated Supply Chain – Turkey. Date: 4-5 May 2016. Venue: Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel (TR). Organisation: Integrated Supply Chain.

Made in America: What it Means to the Country


Our good friends at Morai Logistics wrote an article discussing the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index (GMCI) that discusses this further and offers up the following key points on why American manufacturing will continue to dominate. .

5 OTR Trends – 2013

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Currently, poor economic performance in OECD, BRIC countries, and the African market is resulting in heightened investment in the US market. The post 5 OTR Trends – 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. News & Current Events 2013 OTR trends 3PL trends asset light trends Carrier Direct Erik Malin Joe Lynch LTL trends OTR industry OTR trends OTR trends 2013 Over The Road Market The Logistics of Logistics trucking trends

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

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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.


What’s New in 2015 for the supply chain world? See 2014?s predictions.

Supply Chain View from the Field

While it seemed like many companies would be moving more towards the BRIC countries, global events have proven this uptake to be relatively slow. Physical logistics will become more and more important, which comes down to fundamental process execution, performance measurement, teamwork, and communication…in other words, back to the basics!


Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn, SVP at ATX Networks!

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Our interactions spanned the full range of Customer-Supply Chain activities: materials costing, planning, materials availability, inventory, delivery performance, and logistics. Subscribe Here! Email Address.


Freight In The Year Of The Monkey


So we’ve mapped out five changing Chinese trends that will echo throughout global logistics this year, carving out opportunities for ambitious logistics experts to realize serious gains. Image Source: Brics-Info.org. Freight In The Year Of The Monkey.