SCM Map Europe 2013-2014

Supply Chain Movement

Despite the economic malaise in Western Europe, multinationals are investing heavily in manufacturing and distribution in the eastern part of the continent. The Balkans are also an emerging manufacturing region for Europe. The growth in intercontinental freight flows into Europe is primarily coming from the Far East, and particularly from China, although these freight flows are increasingly heading for eastern Mediterranean and Baltic Sea ports.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

There appears to be considerable upheaval in Europe as a result of the political unrest between Russia and Ukraine. A number of large factories have closed down in Western Europe while new ones have opened in Central Europe and further east. However, the main growth in freight flows lies on the periphery of Europe and the Middle East is also continuing to develop, both for domestic supply and for distribution to Africa. SCM Map Europe 2014-2015.

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How Europe is Coping with Supply Chain Disruption


Yet with the autobahns, motorways and highways largely free of traffic apart from freight, goods are generally getting through and we are yet to see long-term shortages of food and other essential items. Elizabeth de Jong of the UK Freight Trade Association told the BBC that the demand has been 50 to 100 per cent above usual, and road hauliers have adapted to keep up. And of course, the problem is acute right across Europe.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe adds real-time visibility to key shipments


thyssenkrupp Steel Europe is working with logistics tech company Sixfold through its live shipment sharing platform to get visibility over key shipments in transit and also across warehouses and operational sites. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe is a joint customer of Sixfold and Transporeon , Europe's largest logistics network and used by 1,200 shippers in the manufacturing and retailing industries.

The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For example, you might be surprised how beneficial rail service between Europe and Asia can be for your business today. . Working in close cooperation with the government of two Chinese provinces, Sichuan and Chongqing, these companies moved manufacturing facilities to inland China. As reported by OSW studies , China determined that rail service between western China, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Europe would best serve the unique needs of these manufacturers.

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Increased Demand and Reduced Capacity Prove a Challenge for Air Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

After an extremely volatile first half of the year, the challenges in the air freight market look set to continue into 2021, requiring both foresight and forward planning from businesses. A turbulent six months for air freight. What to expect from air freight going forward.

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online


The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. . Bringing Freight Online In The Carrier Space. Carriers literally do the heavy lifting in international freight. Customer management can be expensive and hands-on, especially in an error-prone industry like freight.

Over four hundred supply chain leaders to attend the 2018 Supply Chain Summit: Europe


Eyefortransport (eft), the global leader in business intelligence and networking for the transport, logistics and supply chain industry, is pleased to announce the return of its Supply Chain Summit: Europe (29-31 st October 2018). Additionally, we are a new player in the European market with great ambitious plans in Europe for the years to come. Alexandra Morton, VP Supply Chain Western Europe, Adidas. James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, Freight Transport Association.

‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ – 24 juni 2015

Supply Chain Movement

12:00 China as a Global Distribution Centre – Manufacturing and bonded warehousing. What service levels can be realistically expected and how to manage reliability in such a fragment road freight market? Freight forwarding specifics to China. Is the trade imbalance between China and Europe going to keep freight costs towards Asia low for the foreseeable future? ‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’. Datum: 24 juni 2015. Locatie: Sea Palace, Amsterdam.

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The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Third parties, carriers, and drivers interact with the manufacturer, suppliers, DCs, retailers, and customers as products move. We recently released the Navisphere Driver App in Europe to help surface transportation companies prepare for this critical transformation. Our latest development in Europe, the Navisphere Driver app, is an example of how IoT technologies deliver deeper intelligence for more knowledgeable supply chain networks.

Is TPPA going to ground e-commerce or let it fly (ideally, as air freight)?

DELMIA Quintiq

One of the strategies manufacturers and online stores will take is to price their products uniformly across the participating economies. If manufactures and e-stores across any TPPA economy offer similar prices, then the growth will predominantly occur in the ground segment, leaving the airlines wanting. Partly to blame for this situation is the slowdown in Europe and China.

What comes after the air freight capacity crunch?


Chief executive Wilson Kwong said that there are three principal reasons for the disruption in airfreight supply chains: “Firstly, the early lockdowns in parts of China and the extended New Year holiday led to cancellation of some [ocean freight container] vessels and some freighter aircraft operations, anticipating dramatic falls in demand. He adds: “Going forward, you will find something that we have been advocating for years, that manufacturers should look at blended supply chains.

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What the Chinese Shipping Merger Tells Us About the Future of Freight


The merger between two Chinese freight shippers points to a lack of transparency and efficiency in the freight industry. The companies, who represent the 6th and 7th largest shippers in the world respectively, will become the 4th largest freight mover once the two have combined. Which sounds like a big deal, but it won’t have an effect on Asia-Europe shipping costs.

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Green Freight, Freight Electrification—Freightera’s notes from COP23


When we first shared our green freight vision two years ago, we had a few concerns. How quickly can green freight technology catch up? With these questions, we started to reach out and connect with people, companies and organizations working on solutions for cleaning and greening freight transportation. Perhaps the most exciting and meaningful contributor to Green Freight that we see emerging in the industry is the Deutsche Post DHL Group. Green Freight

Freight Forwarding Outlook for the U.S. Market May Not Be Rosy in 2020

Logistics Trends and Insights

manufacturing activity does not bode well for the logistics market. A reading below 50 indicates the manufacturing sector is contracting. As manufacturing activity falters, the impact on trade tensions with China and other countries can be seen in U.S. A number of freight forwarders have enjoyed positive revenues from the U.S. Trade tensions with other regions such as Europe will also continue. The latest U.S.

Doing Business in Turkey


The country is located in southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia. Manufacturing in Turkey. Primary manufacturing industries include textiles, food, automobiles, electronics, mining, steel, petroleum, construction, lumber and paper.

How to Best Prepare for Current (and Upcoming) Supply Chain Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s no secret the way companies ship their freight has shifted due to COVID-19. Robinson is great at helping customers secure capacity and optimize their global freight across our suite of service offerings as their needs evolve. from October to November, as well as Europe to the U.S.

Doing Business in Italy


Italy became a democratic republic in 1946, but it has always been among the leaders of political and economic movements in Europe. Italy, with its capital city of Rome, is located in Southern Europe on a peninsula extending into the Mediterranean Sea. Manufacturing in Italy.

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Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. Reroute freight to account for increased demand or last minute outages within the supply chain. Have the service provider clear their dock daily and bring freight to a consolidation point for shipment. In Europe, three of the most common programs are: • Combined Program.

Freight In The Year Of The Monkey


Freight In The Year Of The Monkey. China’s role in world trade is so large that even small changes can have a broad impact on the international freight industry. For local forwarders these platforms will drive more orders, more choices, reduced costs, and the opportunity to consolidate , allowing them to catch up with freight forwarding in advanced economies. China-US freight is getting Amazon’ed. BETTER INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT HAS ARRIVED.

BluJay and Uber Freight Partner to Optimize Global Shipping

BluJay Solutions

Early adopters of API integration include food manufacturers, essential product providers. HOLLAND, MI, and CHICAGO – April 23, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, and Uber Freight today announced a partnership furthering their shared commitment to help businesses build resilient global supply chains, with cutting-edge freight technology. The partnership comes within a growth year for Uber Freight.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

As China was slowly reopening its manufacturing facilities in March, the rest of the world was shutting down. An optimistic estimate of 95% of automotive assembly plants in Europe and North America remain close. As the ‘Big Three’, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and GM, work with the United Auto Workers union to determine when and how to start up production, other manufacturers are in the process of reopening, albeit, limited production.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog


And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. And we found that freight innovation is hot. Freight Forwarder comparator for shippers, with upcoming online freight sales platform.

Pharma Market Remains Attractive But Can it Save the Air Cargo Market?

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the air cargo market continues to experience downward pressures, carriers, airports, and air freight forwarders are once again turning towards niche industry solutions to help not only jumpstart declining volumes but also revenues. Several recent announcements highlight the importance of Europe in this industry as major pharmaceutical companies such as the top three largest companies, Pfizer, Novartis, and F. Air Cargo air freight Europe Pharmaceuticals Air freight

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Doing Business in Spain


Manufacturing in Spain. Spain manufactures textiles and apparel, footwear, food and beverages, metals, chemicals, automobiles, machine tools, medical equipment, footwear, pharmaceuticals, clay and refractory products. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. As far as Spain’s transportation system, it’s rail system is the most developed and one of the best in Western Europe. Spain has 99 airports with paved runways, most of which can handle freight planes.

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Doing Business in the Czech Republic


The Czech Republic is a land-locked country in central Europe between Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. Manufacturing in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic’s single largest industry is automobile manufacturing, most of which is exported. In addition to automobiles, the Czech Republic manufactures glass, textiles, medicines, armaments, electronics, chemicals, food and beverages, and machinery and equipment. . Manufacturing accounts for 36.9%

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030


Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Foster future economic growth within the freight and goods movement industry.

Doing Business in the Netherlands


The Netherlands is a modern and highly industrialized country located in Western Europe. Manufacturing in the Netherlands. Typical manufacturing products from the Netherlands include food processing, chemicals, oil and petroleum refining, construction, electrical machinery and metal processing and fabrication. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. In 2015, registered air carriers moved more than 5 billion kmt of air freight.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robinson, air freight pricing has increased between China and the U.S. Panalpina, DHL Global Forwarding and Flexport are among forwarders that have added additional air freight capacity this year. Panalpina has procured extra flights for its charter operation while DHL Global Forwarding announced earlier this year that it would deploy a second dedicated Boeing 747-400F — ACMI-leased through Atlas Air — to connect the US, Europe and Asia. Air Cargo air freight airfreight

Doing Business in Poland


Located east of Germany in Central Europe, Poland is about 312,685 sq. Manufacturing in Poland. Poland’s manufacturing centers around machinery, iron and steel, coal mining, chemicals, shipbuilding, food processing, glass, beverages and textiles. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. With 87 airports that have paved runways, Poland’s air infrastructure is more than adequate for freight shipments.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Manufacturers make toilet paper based on those demand signals in a very predictive manner. The majority of toilet paper sold in North America is manufactured in North America. As it is the manufacture of toilet paper is a highly automated process with relatively few employees required to oversee such an operation anyways. There is also nothing particularly challenging or unique about the manufacture of toilet paper nor its Supply Chain. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The History of the Shipping Container


For centuries the expense, risk, and frustration with ocean freight held back expansion of the international economy, despite the invention of the steam invention. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. Western Europe selects container standards for rail, also intended for ship and truck. Did You Know That … It wasn’t just about freight. Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?


The advantage of a ‘pull’ system, over more traditional push based manufacturing, is that we only produce what is needed when it’s needed. Millennials are not as keen to join the profession since it pays marginally less than farming and manufacturing jobs. While the challenge may be looming globally, the North American automotive manufacturing base may be more inclined to try and dilute their just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply loops.

Port Congestion Update – There growth in the number of containers cleared at Nhava Sheva and Mundra


Major mobile phone manufacturers also have resumed operations in Uttar Pradesh, Bangalore and Chennai. Steel manufacturers have witnessed huge volumes moving through exports since the domestic demand has been slowed down due the lockdown.