SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

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To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs. Production and distribution. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes.

The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Kinaxis

According to a recent UNHCR report , nearly 60 million people were forcibly displaced in 2014 from countries such as Iraq, Eritrea, and Afghanistan. by Kirsten Watson The Syrian refugee crisis has produced some staggering statistics.

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Supply chains on film

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However, the made-for-TV movie drama Taking Chance (2009), which is based on a true story, recounts the complex – and for the accompanying officer often frustrating – task of transporting the body of an American soldier killed in Iraq back to his home town in the USA.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

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As a result of these market trends companies need to place their financial bets carefully, whereas commercial departments of high-tech companies are seeing business opportunities everywhere especially in new technology and omni-channel sales and distribution.

Complex costs of transportation

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And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

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Terrorism : The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, coupled with the ongoing instability in Syria and Iraq and the spread of ISIS, have raised the risk for terrorism-related supply chain disruptions in 2016. Although using drones for customer deliveries gets all the buzz (see Amazon’s latest drone model and video ), their use within distribution centers and yards for inventory management is equally compelling.