Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes: Supply Chain Lessons from Past Disasters

Talking Logistics

The recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador are a sad reminder of how deadly natural disasters can be. As of this morning, 41 people are confirmed dead in Kumamoto prefecture, the epicenter of Japan’s earthquakes, and 272 people have died in Ecuador , with thousands more injured and displaced from their homes. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan and Ecuador, especially all of the victims and their families, as they deal with the aftermath of these tragic events.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor. In response, federal and state governments are taking action to drive down the use of slave labor in supply chains. California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Supply Chain KPI Tips. All you need to know about Supply Chain KPIs. Supply Chain KPI. So that unfortunately means that many of your supply chain KPIs may not be stock-standard ones. Free Supply Chain Benchmarking Chapter.

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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. 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 Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0. Ecuador. Challenges for high-tech supply chain.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

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. Life’s as a chief supply chain officer (CSCO) is not always easy. Ecuador. Trends article Carlos Cordón download IMD Business School Leadership supply chain talent developmen

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level. Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap Supply Chain Execution 24/7. Ecuador.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

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. Ecuador.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

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. Supply Chain Media and BLMC Recruitment & Interim Management have therefore developed this mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020 outlining the route, with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have therefore developed this mindmap for Global Logistics Integration, outlining the route to achievement and providing road signs to flag potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration. Ecuador.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. Europe has seen plenty of activity in terms of mergers and acquisitions, including the take-over of the major French family-owned company Norbert Dentressangle by America’s XPO Logistics. Ecuador. The logistics business in Europe is finally improving again. Acquisitions dominated the logistics headlines in 2014 and that trend is continuing this year.

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Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

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. Ecuador. Following a series of acquisitions of supply chain consulting firms by the ‘Big Four’ (Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC) over the past years, Accenture has recently responded with a couple of surprising moves.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

Executives in a new survey, 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%). Supply chain industry executives are split sharply about how Mexico will fare if it is able to agree with the United States and Canada on terms to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. .

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

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? Robinson help companies simplify their global supply chains. Integrated technology gathers data from all parts of the supply chain and provides full visibility to orders and costs. Robinson supplies a competitive advantage to companies of all sizes. >>Please Ecuador.

The Journey of One Banana! A Supply Chain in Motion! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

The complexity of planning, transportation, collaboration, time and labor that went into the supply chain of that banana?—?being This is: The Journey of your Banana: A Supply Chain in Motion. The global banana supply chain is a complicated one, dependent on multiple moving parts and the collaboration of multiple parties. But, without the initial farming/production of the banana, the rest of the supply chain would be redundant.

Talent is the Future of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain @ MIT

Master’s students from the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network presented their thesis projects to supply chain professionals and the MIT community on January 22, 2014. You would think that issues like cost reductions, customer service levels and fuel prices would top the list of things that keeps distribution, transportation and supply chain managers up at night.

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without Logistics

Enterra Insights

Cupid gets the credit for the holiday, but really Valentine’s Day is the work of logistics and supply chain.” The Flower Supply Chain. 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.” ” The Candy Supply Chain. Today is Valentine’s Day.

The need to know

EFT

Boohoo hires retired judge Leveson to oversee supply chain revamp. British online fashion retailer Boohoo has appointed retired judge Brian Leveson to independently check its drive to improve its supply chain and business practices, it said on Thursday. Supply Chain Dive].

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

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. Ecuador.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

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 Ecuador. Supply chain challenges.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have developed this checklist to provide to pinpoint the key drivers of Freight Spend Management. By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Ecuador. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. 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. These are the key developments that are visualised on the 2016 version of Supply Chain Movement’s SCM IT Subway Map. Ecuador.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

In collaboration with Amber Road, Supply Chain Movement has put together this Global EU Trade Map which provides an overview of current EU trade agreements and an insight into potential trade risks and how to mitigate them. By Supply Chain Movement in collaboration with Amber Road. Ecuador. Visuals Aberdeen Research Amber Road customs duties FTA Global Trade Map international trade PTA risk SAA Supply Chain Media Supply Chain Movement trade agreements

SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. 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. For the fourth consecutive year, Supply Chain Media has produced the SCM Map of Europe providing an overview of the most relevant data for value chains. Ecuador.

Valentine’s Day 2019

Enterra Insights

Valentine’s Day and the supply chain. The 150 million cards, 100 million flowers, and hundreds of millions of pounds of chocolate given as gifts on Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be possible without the supply chain. ”[5] Cards, like other holiday goods, need to be ordered well in advance so supply chains can ensure goods are on the shelves when the big day arrives.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Networked Supply Chains Require Better Visibility. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. With this increased sourcing agility comes the increased risk of delivery failure due to a supply chain disruption and, concurrently, the increased importance of visibility into each step of the supply chain.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

August is usually a quiet month for supply chain and logistics news, but not this year, especially the past couple of weeks. LevaData to Transform Strategic Sourcing for Global Procurement and Supply Chain Leaders. UK government announces funding for truck platooning trials (Automotive Logistics). The same is true for supply chains. For related commentary, see Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes: Supply Chain Lessons from Past Disasters ).