World Cup in Brazil: Did it make it into your S&OP planning process?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

However, when your can of fizz, bag of nuts or chocolate snack has the name of a team on the packaging then you take the risk of your team unexpectedly departing at the group stage leaving you with huge stocks of Costa Rica cola or Iranian ice cream. The 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil is fast approaching, yes it is football not soccer. As a kid you played “footy” where I grew up and if you said anything like “soccy” you would need to be a fast runner.

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Addressing sustainability threats to coffee supply chain using low-code technology

TrackVia

I had the privilege to visit Volcafe in San José, Costa Rica, and learn more about the success of Volcafe Way. How Volcafe is improving farm practices, increasing productivity, and delivering higher quality. Since 1802, ED&F Man’s coffee business, Volcafe , has been trading coffee. Today, Volcafe provides beans for 50 billion cups each year and is the third-largest coffee distributor in the world.

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. 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.

Small is the new big: Millennials & the future of retail

DELMIA Quintiq

Puravida allows young fashionable people to support multiple causes by purchasing unique handmade bracelets, while promising to provide full-time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica. Do you shop online? If you answered “Yes”, then you probably fall into the demographic who has contributed to the massive closure of brick-and-mortar stores. In the past decade, physical stores have been facing increased competition from online retailers catering to Millennials.

Why Counterfeiting Is So Dangerous

Shipchain

Recently, 19 American tourists visiting Costa Rica passed away while visiting the area. The alcohol in Costa Rica was laced with methanol, a chemical also found in anti-freeze and windshield wiper fluid. Because all of these brands are registered with the Ministry of Health and have never caused issues like this in the past, the Costa Rican government believes that counterfeited product is to blame.

Striking a Balance

Supply Chain Nation

She shares how she balances career and family –– and how saying ‘yes’ to an opportunity to relocate to Costa Rica was a transformational moment for her career. . In 2002, there were two employees who worked at L.L.Bean in our Costa Rican sourcing office, facilitating vendor management in Central and South America. From 2006-2008 I lived in Costa Rica, hiring the initial 15-person IT team. SCN: How did your family handle the move to Costa Rica?

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Advanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue. Learn more about: How data, advanced analytics and optimization technology combine to give your company the adaptability it needs in challenging markets.

Checklist for Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. 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. Supply Chain Movement and software supplier Amber Road have put together this checklist for Global Trade Management. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button. Checklist for Global Trade Management.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. 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. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. Surprised?

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

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. 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. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. Surprised?

Coming of Age: The Digital Consumer Chain

Supply Chain Insights

We played with cap guns and toy soldiers – kids now play with HALO and wield Link’s sword in an all-to-realistic fantasy world of “Legend of Zelda.” Nothing is left to the imagination; and digital animation has created an entire generation of people who firmly believe that there are dinosaurs on the small islands off the coast of Costa Rica.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE. Amber Road, leader des solutions de gestion du commerce international (GTM), et Supply Chain Movement ont collaboré ensemble pour établir cette carte de commerce international 2016 qui montre les accords commerciaux actuels de l’UE et les risques potentiels pour le commerce. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Tropical Storm Nate: What You Need to Know

Elementum

Tropical Storm Nate has already left 22 people dead, blocked roads, damaged bridges and houses in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras. By Thursday, a national emergency was declared in Costa Rica. Since the three most recent destructive hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, and Maria — wreaked havoc in the Caribbean and the Southeastern US, Tropical Storm Nate is now brewing in the Gulf Coast.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. 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. Robinson whitepaper can help companies decide, set reasonable expectations for what outsourcing can contribute to their organisation, and how much of a role a company will need to play to achieve the successful business outcome they seek. About C.H. Robinson.

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without Logistics

Enterra Insights

Ricaurte notes, “Every February, shoppers depend on farmers in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica for a universal token of love and affection – fresh cut flowers.” Today is Valentine’s Day. Traditionally it is a day to exchange cards expressing deep and abiding affection for loved ones.

World Cup Plays that Build Winning Supply Chain Teams

Supply Chain @ MIT

One of the most pleasing features of the 2014 World Cup is how “small” teams such as Algeria and Costa Rica gave bigger teams a run for their money. Costa Rica reached the quarter-finals where they took soccer behemoth, the Netherlands, to a penalty shoot out. The 2014 FIFA World Cup is finally over. If you’re not a soccer fan maybe you’re still wondering what all the fuss was about.

Checklist Regelkonforme Lieferketten/Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. 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. Gemeinsam mit Supply Chain Movement hat Amber Road eine Checkliste entwickelt: Testen Sie Ihr Global Trade Management! Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation.

Valentine’s Day 2019

Enterra Insights

Valentine flowers are primarily grown by farmers in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica. There are several different stories about the origins of Valentine’s Day (or St. Valentine’s Day); but, the story I prefer involves love and marriage. According to the BBC, “The popular belief about St. Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years. Talent development can make an important contribution to the execution of their supply chain strategies, but not all leaders pay the same amount of attention to this topic. Here, a number of leading companies show that it is possible to take a structural and creative approach to talent development.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. 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. Together with MP Objects, supplier of supply chain software, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap for innovative order management, including a handy description of the route and with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

Striking a Balance

Supply Chain Nation

She shares how she balances career and family –– and how saying ‘yes’ to an opportunity to relocate to Costa Rica was a transformational moment for her career. . In 2002, there were two employees who worked at L.L.Bean in our Costa Rican sourcing office, facilitating vendor management in Central and South America. From 2006-2008 I lived in Costa Rica, hiring the initial 15-person IT team. SCN: How did your family handle the move to Costa Rica?

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems. furthermore, because the continuing growth in outsourcing is making global businesses ever-more susceptible to disruptions, supply chain risk management software is also on the rise.

Supply Chain Alone Can’t Solve Sustainability But it Has a Part to Play!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It saw leaders from around the world pledging new initiatives to address the ongoing climate crisis, including a $60 Billion renewable energy commitment from Germany, and 15 countries including Britain, Norway and Costa Rica pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. 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. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■ The percentage of women in leadership positions decreases as the corporate ladder rises.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. 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. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■ The percentage of women in leadership positions decreases as the corporate ladder rises.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. 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. Supply Chain Media, software vendor Aimms and consultancy firm Districon have put together this checklist for supply chain optimisation. >>Please

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. 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. Adequate demand planning and accurate inventory investments are key to successful supply chain management in this fast-moving industry.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. 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. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief. How likely are carriers to agree on endless rate cuts? And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. 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.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. 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. To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. The rapidly changing world is forcing companies to continually adapt. Not only does this demand a new approach, requiring an organisation and its employees to display more agility and responsiveness, but it also creates the need for a supply chain architect in order to meet the changing needs of customers, both now and in the future.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Costa Rica. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks. The managers of such companies make results-based decisions and are truly at the helm.