The High Cost of Cheap Minerals

APICS

Last Friday’s cover story in The Washington Post, “The Cobalt Pipeline,” carefully examines how the valuable mineral travels via supply chains from Congo into consumers’ phones, laptops, and electric cars.

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Mineral Supply Chains Going Conflict Free

APICS

These minerals often are considered conflict minerals because rebel groups and factions of the Congolese Army in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) benefit from illegally trafficking these materials. Finally, some good news about tin, tungsten, and tantalum.

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Vlisco takes optimization to the catwalk

Quintiq

Today, Vlisco is an undisputed market leader in Benin, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast and the Congo. For over 160 years, African fashion titan Vlisco, has been designing and producing the most spectacular fashion fabrics.

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Africa

SCM Research

Herein, the authors focus their discussion on ten selected economies: Algeria, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. As you might know, I had the great opportunity to travel to East Africa several times, where I gave logistics and supply chain management lectures ( see my previous post ). In spite of a lot of desperation, I was somewhat heartened by many developments I observed.

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Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

The Democratic Republic of Congo holds the most global cobalt reserves , at around 3.5 Traditionally, companies like Apple haven’t purchased the metal directly from mines, but through brokers like China’s Congo Dong Fang Mining. A cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled.

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use?

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An update on required ‘Conflict’ Metals reporting…

Operations and Supply Chain Management

listed companies that have filed their first audits on whether their products contained any tin, gold, tungsten or tantalum from Africa’s war-torn Congo region. Plenty of products still contain the four targeted metals from the Congo region.

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Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

White paper: Are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity.

White paper: What if you are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital.

Checklist Regelkonforme Lieferketten/Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. 11 Fragen zum Global Trade Management / 11 questions about Global Trade Management. Der globale Handel wächst – und mit ihm die Regulierung. Das effiziente Management von Lieferketten wird dadurch immer weiter erschwert.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Checklist for Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. 10 questions about Global Trade Management. Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored. Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. In the global fashion and luxury goods market, ever-higher customer expectations, combined with demographic and economic shifts, are making it increasingly difficult to predict consumer behaviour and plan accordingly.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Better decision-making processes. The business complexity is increasing all the time due to globalisation, big data and dynamic interdependences. It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. The rapidly changing world is forcing companies to continually adapt.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. Driven by a desire to get closer to end customers, many are now looking at selling directly to shoppers, while continuing to serve their traditional B2B channels.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry.