Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018


by Dr. Madhav Durbha With the Alps as a backdrop, LogiPharma Europe 2018 proved to be both energizing and thought provoking. In early April I attended the LogiPharma Europe 2018 conference in Montreux, Switzerland, an event that attracted more than 800 attendees, including practitioners and executives from pharma and medical device industries, along with software vendors and many service providers.

How Europe is Coping with Supply Chain Disruption


She predicted that shoppers would see more restricted ranges on supermarket shelves “to allow more throughput from suppliers and manufacturers of food”. And of course, the problem is acute right across Europe. Bulgaria was excluded from the restriction and started building the “ world’s largest parking lot for trucks ” to manage freight transfers to and from Turkey, also a major supplier to the EU not just of agricultural but also manufactured goods.

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Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. 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. 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016. The largest acquisition in Europe last year was of the Dutch TNT Express by FedEx.

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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Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Talking Logistics

Parcel is becoming a more important transportation mode for manufacturers and retailers due to the rapid growth of e-commerce and other factors, which is driving greater demand for parcel solutions and services. One of the things you often hear about parcel shipping is the importance of carrier compliance, but what does that mean exactly, and how do shippers stay in compliance? So, how are leading companies leveraging parcel solutions to manage the complexities of parcel shipping?

The History of the Shipping Container


The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”.

How Global Pandemics Impact Shipping

Intelligent Audit

The repercussions for global trade, and shipping in particular, have also been significant. Shipping Impact from COVID-19. Shipping by sea to either the U.S. or Europe takes, on average, 30 days. This implies that if Chinese plants stopped manufacturing prior to the beginning of the Chinese holiday on January 25, the last of their shipments will be arriving in the last week of February.

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. That’s why you need a global shipping strategy with a comprehensive global vendor management program. In Europe, three of the most common programs are: • Combined Program. The important rule is to ship so that products never go to the company’s facility. Why is Vendor Management Key to a Global Shipping Strategy?

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?


Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Mexico ranks number eight out of 40 countries including Canada, Sweden, and Vietnam. Deloitte has also highlighted the country as a major manufacturer of electronics parts , machinery, and appliances, among others. Europe and Asia Follow Suit.

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. Prepping for peak shipping season and new tech launches. Additionally, ocean shipping is experiencing a busy peak season now as companies prepare for the holiday shopping surge.

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


What do I need to know about China’s shipping merger? Two Chinese shipping companies, Cosco and CSCL, are merging to form one alliance. Which sounds like a big deal, but it won’t have an effect on Asia-Europe shipping costs. The merger is not going to shake up shipping—but it does point to a downwards trend in shipping capacity. And while it will reduce capacity on Asia-Europe lines, the demand doesn’t exist to justify raising prices.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

Integrating Shipping and Compliance Saves Conglomerate Millions

Supply Chain Brain

multinational had 14 manufacturing sites in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Each site booked transportation using a carrier-specific terminal and website, which resulted in a multitude of site-specific and carrier-specific shipping systems. Challenge: A U.S.

‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ – 24 juni 2015

Supply Chain Movement

12:00 China as a Global Distribution Centre – Manufacturing and bonded warehousing. Using China as a central transhipment platform for your regional / global distribution and mixing and shipping goods from various suppliers and origins into China will be main aspects of this discussion. 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.

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Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

10 | SCM Consulting Map Europe 2016. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America. Following on from its other two highly popular subway maps of supply chain software vendors and logistics service providers, the quarterly magazine Supply Chain Movement has now published the third edition of the Consulting Subway Map Europe showing the European supply chain consultancy sector.

Who said supply chains are boring?: JCREW Goes Global, with.

Supply Chains Rock

JCREW Goes Global, with Shipping. Five years after I started complaining the retailers in the US are finally wising up and shipping to Europe -- the latest being J.Crew. According to the shipping info on the website the folks at DHL won the logistics outsourcing business. While I have no insight into the size of the contract, DHL is offering flat fee shipping of only 11.95 Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring?

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Quality Improvement in Manufacturing: Relief for Operations Manager


For Europe, operations are now resuming from the extended production breaks. Most importantly for ThroughPut, manufacturing and logistics operations in the industrial world are about to pick back up until Christmas. Nothing was really in our control, and we had to make it work with existing teams & existing resources in our existing situations (during invasions, offshore on a ship, knee-deep in Oklahoma mud & the usual). Fall has begun.

The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Logistics Bureau

When leading economists start talking about a drop in manufacturing comparable to the start of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, you can be sure that the world’s leading industries are in for a torrid few months. Since then, the impact on manufacturing and global supply chains, across multiple industry sectors, has been significant. With the city in lockdown, the supply has dried up and automakers in Europe and the United States have had to pillage their stockpiles. .

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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. Shipping.

Future-Proof Parcel Technology

Talking Logistics

What might have shipped truckload (TL) or less-than-truckload (LTL) to a distribution center or store, then to a consumer, may now go directly from manufacturer to consumer. Short-term requirements such as improving pack-and-ship or distribution pick processes, or automating the final steps in moving finished goods to the consumer, for example, are important. Keeping up with consumer-driven demand can be exhausting.

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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Doing Business in India


Various cultures rose and fell during the intervening centuries until invaders from Europe arrived in the 16 th century. Manufacturing in India. India has a robust manufacturing sector, with typical products including textiles, chemicals, food, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petrochemicals, machinery, software and pharmaceuticals. . Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We saw the greatest impact in Europe during the initial phase of lockdowns with the closing of some manufacturing. Transportation Market Air freight Global forwarding International shipping

Manufacturing Quality Issue Turns into a Huge Success Story for Procurement

EC Sourcing Group

If you sell a premium product, manufacturing quality issues can kill your image and your bottom line. The issue began when the producer received bottles with defects that prevented them from shipping the product. The manufacturer made several attempts to rectify the issues but were unsuccessful. Here is a brief overview of what they did: They scoured the US, Europe and Asia for suitable bottle manufacturers.

Sustainable Manufacturing is the New Key to Profitability


Just a few years ago, sustainability in manufacturing was seen as a nice-to-have. Today, sustainable manufacturing is becoming a critical factor in a manufacturer’s ability to compete and maximize profitability. She noted that the research firm used to give sustainability a weight of 10% in scoring the top 25 manufacturing companies; this year the weight is 15%, and next year, it will be 20%. Sustainable Manufacturing Initiatives that Drive Cost Savings.

Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Every year, tens of thousands of containers carrying goods are shipped back and forth to the UK. Even more critical is the amount of tax (such as import duty, VAT and excise) that manufacturers will suddenly have to pay, depending on the type of goods. Ships sailing to Rotterdam from Britain would no longer be able to pass through the express lane for customs clearance. Some manufacturers have started to prepare by trying to build stock, which increases their costs.

Doing Business in Germany


Manufacturing in Germany. Typical manufacturing products made in Germany include machinery, vehicles, machine tools, electronics, food and beverages, textiles and shipbuilding. Manufacturing suffers slightly from a lack of investment, but the government introduced a series of stimuli and tax cuts designed to improve productivity. The manufacturing sector invested 53.4 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.


10% or less are in Canada, Mexico or Europe. Business - Transportation Miscellaneous 3PL automotive business priorities chemical coronavirus COVID-19 CPG customer demand industrial inventory logistics manufacturing packaging retail shipping supply chain technology telecommunting transportationWhat Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

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. Shipping. How would you describe the state of Manufacturing in Spain?

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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. Shipping. Its prime location in Europe makes it an ideal location for shipping across Europe or Asia.

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% Shipping.

Despite Everything, Shipping is Still Bullish

Intelligent Audit

This Spring, there had been considerable concern in the United States regarding the resiliency of the shipping industry’s meteoric success, particularly in the United States. This Spring, though, saw a significant decline in those numbers – causing some experts to sound the alarm of a potential long-term slow down in both shipping and the overall economy. 17,000 additional jobs in a manufacturing sector closely tied to trucking demand.

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. Shipping. This makes the country ideal for global manufacturing and distribution.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs


This go-to-market strategy makes manufacturing far more cost efficient. Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Shippers pay attention to what they call shipment consolidation, examining their own shipping patterns to find opportunities to consolidate shipments, potential leverage to be gained from using a third-party logistics provider (3PL), and optimizing better vehicle utilization.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

and globally, staying close to our contract carriers and discussing continuity plans in the event shipping trajectories need to be adjusted due to disruptions or closures at any ports. and Europe. We continue to see elevated cases in developed nations that have a heavy reliance on manufacturing outside of the U.S., Similar to China, airlines have canceled majority of passenger flights in and out of Europe and South Korea due to safety concerns and lack of travel demand.