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.

6th Annual Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum – Europe

Supply Chain Movement

6th Annual Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum – Europe. Europe’s annual meeting of the leading supply chain executives featuring the biggest names at leading retailers and manufacturers. Virginie Vast, Head of Vodafone Asset Management Services & Tactical Sourcing from Vodafone Procurement Company. Datum: 14-16 October 2015. Locatie: De Maaspoort Theatre, Venlo (NL). Organisatie: Eyefortransport. URL:

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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.

A Guide to Responsible Sourcing in Automotive, Electronics

Material Handling and Logistics

One of the biggest obstacles to setting and implementing strategies for responsible sourcing is accessing reliable and current data and analysis, according to The Dragonfly Initiative CEO, Assheton Carter. The report was co-produced by The Responsible Minerals Initiative, formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative is an initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance and is a multi-industry initiative with more than 360 member companies.

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.

Selling on Shopify for Beginners: Sourcing, Designing, and More


Source your products. Before you build an online store, you need to source your products. One of the key ways to succeed in online selling is by finding an affordable and reliable manufacturer or supplier. Selling to customers in Europe?

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. As Dr. Shardul Phadnis explained in a recent report , IoT applications can collect a vast variety of data types, share it quickly across multiple trading partners, and integrate many sources of information in innovative ways to enable better decision making. Want to learn more about the Navisphere Driver app in Europe?

Lars Syberg : “Taming Tigers’ supply chain is a real challenge”

Supply Chain Movement

It’s been dubbed the posh pound store in the UK and the Danish company is certainly bringing style to discount shopping across Europe. Since then its fun, trendy stores, that sell low-priced, Scandinavian- designed products are springing up in high streets across Europe. By the end of this year it expects to have more than 400 stores, mostly in Europe but also in Japan. 80% of our products are manufactured in China and we have a lead-time of six to eight months.

Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

UL EHS- Sustainability

And it is these extra layers of supply chain that create more complexity for those at the end of the chain, such as manufacturers and retailers. According to Trase , more than 42% of all soy exports from Brazil in 2016 were covered by a form of corporate zero-deforestation commitment made by soy traders, proving that many companies are now including soy as part of their sustainable sourcing policies.

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. Today I will share a fantastic success story from a strategic sourcing consultant who is friend of mine. 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.

Breaking into Global Markets, One Tesla at a Time

CH Robinson Transportfolio

When a 100-year-old toy company collaborates with a leading automotive and technology manufacturer, the possibilities are limitless. Radio Flyer, a name commonly recognized from the iconic red wagon and tricycle, is now delivering the Tesla Model S for kids to families in Europe, directly to their doorstep. Radio Flyer was challenged with driving direct ecommerce services in Europe, so we worked with them to develop a customized logistics solution.

What’s shaping the steel industry today?

DELMIA Quintiq

Tariffs placed by US have resulted in changes to the global flow of steel and increased steel imports to Europe are affecting steel companies there. Also, we see a wave of consolidation continue in Europe as companies seek to become more competitive. This concept will allow farmers anywhere in the world to process and preserve their produce on site, helping to reduce food loss dramatically at source whilst generating additional revenues for farmers. Manufacturing

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. In Europe, three of the most common programs are: • Combined Program. All freight in a vendor assembly program is sourced for a single company. Europe Global Forwarding Supply Chain Consulting Global Supply Chain Global Vendor Management Supply Chain

Boeing's Vertical Leap: Where Will It Squeeze Suppliers Next?

Supply Chain Brain

Europe and Japan. Business Strategy Alignment SC Analysis & Consulting Global Supply Chain Management Aerospace & Defense Industrial Manufacturing All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. What could Boeing take in-house next? “It’s It’s bigger than what many people realize,” says Kevin Michaels, managing director of the consulting firm AeroDynamic Advisory.

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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. Its prime location in Europe makes it an ideal location for shipping across Europe or Asia. How would you describe the state of Manufacturing in Poland?

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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Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

Supply Chain Movement

If nothing changes, food manufacturers who process these natural, renewable raw materials will soon face major problems. Firstly, the logos enable manufacturers – and food retailers who feature them on their privatelabel products – to show consumers that they pay a fair price to coffee, tea and cocoa growers, consider the environment and do not use child labour. Starbucks is one company at the forefront of sourcing sustainably produced commodities.

Asia Supply Chain Excellence Report: Issue, January 2013

Tompkins Blog

Supply chain executives in the US and Europe nervously listen to news out of Asia about factory fires, typhoons and labor disputes. Given that China represents the lions share of Asian sourcing, it is worthwhile to take some time to focus on its risks. While supply chain risks in China are not typically as pronounced as that of other Asian sourcing countries, the high volume sourced from China raises the total risk. January 2014. Subscribe.

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The Supply Chain Can?t Stop: A story from the front lines at Ken?s Foods


When their salads and dressings became more famous than their steaks, they transitioned into a food manufacturer that has grown to a $1B+ business. With no plants overseas, Ken’s Foods was spared the early supply chain ripple effect related to COVID-19 in Asia and Europe. The supply chain team quickly configured Elementum into a virtual “war room” and the single source of truth for Ken’s Foods for all issues related to COVID-19. inventory management manufacturing

Do shorter supply chains really cost more?

Supply Chain Movement

In our own recent study of 143 European manufacturing companies, 45% of the respondents indicated that they have already switched to alternative suppliers (in Europe) due to the coronavirus crisis and disruption to supplies from China. In a comparison of the total landed costs of goods (components, semi-finished products) from China versus Europe, the difference is often minimal. Besides that, you have a clearer view of the working conditions at suppliers in Europe.

IvaluaNow – the Morning After the (Louvre) Night Before


He emphasised the partner network – from KPMG, Capgemini and other giants to regional players such as OptiBuy in Poland and eastern Europe. There are 200 certified consultants in EMEA, and all projects in Europe last year were primed by partners – there is very strong partner culture and ecosystem. (I Industry-focused solutions are coming soon too – manufacturing in May, financial services and healthcare Q3. Until recently also Managing Editor, Spend Matters UK/Europe.

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Building Value Networks. Stopping the Backward Slide.

Supply Chain Shaman

Phone calls to Europe or Asia were costly and of poor quality. By the early 2000s, phone calls to Europe from my cell were expensive but manageable. There is no network capable of connecting sourcing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution together in the market today.

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Elephant in the Room: Thoughts on Metrics That Matter in Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drives


With China already a source for semiconductor raw materials and the China/India end consumer market growing, there will be pressure to supply chips and hard drives to local China/India OEM’s first. This could create a shortage in the US/Europe OEM chain. Of course, like any industry, Semiconductor and HDD manufactures are faced with a set of unique challenges in their space that puts their supply chain at risk. by CJ Wehlage.

Pivot88 strengthen its presence in Europe by partnering with DDS Logistics


Pivot88 is a cloud- and mobile-based collaboration platform designed to ensure that manufactured products meet the highest quality standards. Developed specifically for sourcing or outsourcing professionals, Pivot88 enables companies of all sizes to collaborate directly with their suppliers to standardize processes while generating savings. The post Pivot88 strengthen its presence in Europe by partnering with DDS Logistics appeared first on Pivot88.

Doing Business in Belgium


Manufacturing in Belgium. Typical manufacturing products made in Belgium include engineering and metal products, automobile assemblies, transportation equipment, scientific and precision instruments, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, glass, petroleum and food and beverages. Manufacturing accounts for about 22 percent of the GDP. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. These incentives make this an ideal time to invest in manufacturing in Belgium.

The Supply Chain of a Computer

SCM Research

What is the role of contract manufacturers? Why is packaging being done in Eastern Europe or Mexico and not in China; and why not in Northern Europe or Canada, where the consumers are located? What can be problematic about sourcing raw materials from the Congo? Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. In my courses, I introduce the key ideas of SCM by discussing a map of our globe. Questions we discuss include: Who is actually producing our computers?

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Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Zara has become Europe’s most profitable apparel brands by building agility end to end in their supply chains. As the fabric suppliers require the longest lead times, ZARA approves designs & initiates manufacturing after it gets feedback from its stores.

Trump's Tariffs Anger US Manufacturers, Business Groups

Material Handling and Logistics

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers urged a “careful re-evaluation of these tariffs so they address legitimate concerns” without harming users of the metals. Manufacturers and business groups slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, warning of promised retaliation and calling it a tax on U.S. manufacturing and its workers, the American Apparel & Footwear Association said. “To

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


According to Alphaliner, 30 to 60% of weekly outbound capacity has been withdrawn from the Asia-Europe and trans-Pacific trades over the past three weeks, as well as from the intra-Asia routes. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. to Europe due to impact of overall vessel capacity shortfall stemming from blanked sailings. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

Shipping approximately 400 million selling units consisting of 700 million manufactured units per year, Carter’s employs about 4,000 employees at its peak. The company leverages globally sourcing strategies to buy products at a lower cost and then deploys some unique process logic to drive mass customization for retailers. We first met Peter when he was a Global Vice President Supply Chain for VF Corporation in Europe.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. Companies that have already got a manufacturing base in China are not necessarily at an advantage, as Bugaboo’s story illustrates. That is one of the 15 industrial areas in China which offer foreign companies attractive tax breaks providing that those companies manufacture exclusively for export purposes.

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Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning


Manufacturing was transformed into a global enterprise. And this low cost fostered a mentality of incremental thinking with mid-level managers focused on squeezing out 1-2% a year in cost savings through sourcing, says Pete Guarraia of Bain consultancy. . The Economist says that more companies are sourcing with proximity to their major markets – for instance servicing the EU from Eastern Europe and Northern Africa or the US from Mexico.

Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19


Being able to understand if supply expected from Europe needs to be re-routed and sourced from Asia or South America is important when entire channels become unavailable. One US-based ToolsGroup manufacturing customer sources parts from several Chinese and Italian suppliers. With supply chain planning software you can automate the achievement of service levels, even under changing constraints resulting from major disruptions.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

In addition, with 80% of global car production requiring parts from China, the shutdown made it difficult for global vehicle makers within China and elsewhere around the world to source parts required for building cars. 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.

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


10% or less are in Canada, Mexico or Europe. Cutting costs and looking for alternative supply sources were also prioritized along with making new budget revisions to adapt to the changes in the global supply chain. 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 transportation