Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. Congo.

Sourcemap CEO, “Manufacturers have no excuses for lack of transparency in cobalt mining.”

Sourcemap

According to Amnesty International , the lack of accountability has led to insidious mining conditions, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which produces 60 percent of the world’s cobalt. Cobalt prices have quadrupled since hitting an all-time low just two years ago.

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Vlisco takes optimization to the catwalk

DELMIA Quintiq

The textile manufacturer initially focused on the Dutch and Dutch-Indonesian markets, but by the end of the 19th century, it had expanded to the West-African market. Today, Vlisco is an undisputed market leader in Benin, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast and the Congo.

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The Supply Chain of a Computer

SCM Research

What is the role of contract manufacturers? What can be problematic about sourcing raw materials from the Congo? Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. In my courses, I introduce the key ideas of SCM by discussing a map of our globe.

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Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Fashion and luxury goods manufacturers are defining their own seasons, which is making the planning of campaigns more complex.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany. Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.

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A Moral Revision of Electronic Supply Chains (Guest Post by Bas van Abel, Fairphone)

SCM Research

In the first Fairphone that will be released in December 2013, conflict-free tin and tantalum from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been integrated in the manufacturing of the phone, but that’s only a first step. To make the supply chain more transparent, Fairphone opens up the entire system to understand what shapes our economy. I am happy to share the following guest post by Bas van Abel, CEO and founder of Fairphone. Thank you for contributing to my blog.

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. Questions about how the auto-manufacturing giant would meet production goals arose soon after. In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply.

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.

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of the Self-Learning Supply Chain in manufacturing. Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

In addition to being responsible for manufacturing and logistics, a CSCO also has to ensure alignment with internal departments such as Sales and Marketing, and with external partners such as customers and suppliers. Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.

7 Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

After publishing a series of reports on visibility, I facilitated a dinner between two major manufacturers. We will ideate as a group of technologists and manufacturing visionaries during the next Network of Networks Session on April 13-14 at the Grande Lakes Ritz-Carlton Hotel.).

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Production/manufacturing. 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?…

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Conflict Minerals Disclosure: A Progress Report

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

It's been about a year since the Securities and Exchange Commission began imposing its rule on the disclosure of conflict materials from the Democratic Republic of Congo in manufactured products. Are companies up to speed? Read More

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Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation.

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. Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. And Manufacturing needs to be agile to keep up with rapid changes in the market.

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.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation.

Reflections: Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

Working for a large manufacturer, she was trying hard; but failing, to integrate Ariba, Elemica, and GT Nexus. To help, I set up a series of dinner meetings for Maddy to speak to other manufacturers working on similar problems. Congo Metals.

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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. Others said the complexity of their manufacturing processes made it impossible to give a definitive answer.

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SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

The logos illustrate the manufacturers’ choices about whether or not to produce close to their sales markets. Congo. Congo, The Democratic Republic of The. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes.

Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal 8: Helping Automotive Businesses Tackle Modern Slavery

EcoVadis

Adhesion to the principles laid out by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is key to ensuring that automobile manufacturers operate in consortium to improve the industry’s global economic throughput.

Three Steps for Conflict Mineral Compliance

Supply Chain Network

The first deadline regarding last year’s SEC Conflict Minerals Rule is fast-approaching on January 31 – and companies are scrambling to report what conflict minerals – gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries – have entered their supply chains since the start of 2013. By Paul Martyn — BravoSolution.

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Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals

EFT

The company plans to expand its battery manufacturing capacity to 60 gigawatt hours by 2020, nearly half of China's total battery manufacturing capacity in 2017. CATL) ranked as the world's top EV battery manufacturer.

S.E.C. Approval of Conflict Minerals Rules: a landmark in supply chain disclosure requirements

EcoVadis

The purpose of the Conflict Mineral rules is to put an end to the extremely violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has been partially financed by the exploitation and trade of conflict minerals originating in the region. Countries covered by the new rules in addition to the DRC include South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic.