14th Annual 3PL Summit – Europe

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14th Annual 3PL Summit – Europe. The 3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum is Europe’s largest meeting of 3PL Providers and customers featuring the biggest industry thought leaders and hard-hitting sessions exploring new opportunities, technologies and markets in logistics. Europe’s only C-level logistics event will enable you to: Benchmark your strategic plan against the industry and discover if you have a USP customers want to pay for.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

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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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6th Annual Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum – Europe

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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: events.eft.com/cscoeu/.

China-Europe rail freight up 47%


Intercontinental freight travelling between China and Europe has increased dramatically as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. This has pushed long-distance rail freight into the limelight as a mode of sending relatively high volumes of freight reliably and within weeks between major population centres in Europe and China. Freight typically takes 24 days to pass between China and the UK and around two weeks to move between China and mainland Western Europe.

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.

Sourcing Offices: a shift of paradigm

KEPLER Consulting

Over last decade, sourcing offices became a major piece within globalized footprint of western retailers. After a first era of development and opportunity catch up particularly positive and characterized by consistent purchasing gains , most of these Sourcing Offices are now searching for their second breath. Back to the origins, the Sourcing Offices have been developed by retailers for two main reasons: #1 Gather demands coming from various entities within a same group.

3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum

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Seizing new opportunities in Central & Eastern Europe. Global sourcing and sourcing in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) has long been state of the art for international companies. Download the brochure>> Register now >> Events BME CEE Central Europe Eastern Europe event Forum innovation logistics Procurement sourcing supply chain3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum. Date: 19 October, 2016. Venue: Prague, Czech Republic.

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


Source your products. Before you build an online store, you need to source your products. There are several avenues you can take to source products from working with local stores or suppliers to wholesale distributor options. Selling to customers in Europe?

Print Strategy Europe sign with Claritum


Bath, UK (April 5th, 2019) – Claritum, a provider of cloud based spend management solutions, today announced that Print Strategy Europe had signed with Claritum for the supply of a solution for procurement of marketing promotional and print products. Print Strategy Europe needed a solution to help them grow, without having to scale their team in line with transaction volumes. Including stock control, sourcing events, payments and catalogues on the customer portal.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. We recently released the Navisphere Driver App in Europe to help surface transportation companies prepare for this critical transformation. Want to learn more about the Navisphere Driver app in Europe?

The impact of the Ukrainian crisis on Europe’s gas flow

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He continues: “Using our proprietary Global gas model, our analysis shows that Europe’s dependency on Russian gas is significant. Europe imports around one third of its gas requirement from Russia with about half of it transiting through Ukraine. The ongoing crisis in the region could mean deliveries of Russian gas to Europe will be disrupted. Source images: Wood Mackenzie.

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China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

Exports from China to North Europe and the Mediterranean region are at about 85 percent of normal, with blank sailings expected into April and beyond. percent slump in exports from Europe. However, sea freight operations between the US and Europe have been only slightly impacted. The sharpest declines in overall capacity have been on the Europe-US Transatlantic lane and Intra-Asia, both of which rely heavily on belly capacity. In Europe, Lockdowns Are Biting.

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‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ – 24 juni 2015

Supply Chain Movement

China: from sourcing location to an end market. Rietdijk, SVP Global Sourcing – Vestas. Rietdijk, SVP Global Sourcing – Vestas. Is the trade imbalance between China and Europe going to keep freight costs towards Asia low for the foreseeable future? van der Meulen Transport China customs delivery distribution DSV Erik Jutte export Foss Fred Sengers Green Freight Europe Guillaume Burette Henk-Jan Groeneveld human resource import inventory Jan W.

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Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

UL EHS- Sustainability

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. Alongside the global Roundtable for Responsible Soy (RTRS), there are a number of regional roundtables across Europe supported by the governments signed up to the Amsterdam Declarations.

Source-to-Pay Summit 2020: When it’s nice to be wrong

HICX Solutions

The EBG’s Source-to-Pay Summit took place this month, albeit in a reimagined digital format in light of the ongoing restrictions on social gatherings in Europe. It was clear that the journey of the Nordic procurement community mirrors that of wider Europe and indeed the US.

Source-to-Pay Summit 2020: When it’s nice to be wrong

HICX Solutions

The EBG’s Source-to-Pay Summit took place this month, albeit in a reimagined digital format in light of the ongoing restrictions on social gatherings in Europe. It was clear that the journey of the Nordic procurement community mirrors that of wider Europe and indeed the US.

The New Silk Road: Have You Evaluated Your Freight Options?


China’s so-called “One Belt One Road” strategy connects the country via an overland and sea corridor to Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. These include a number of TMC customers that have begun moving product from China to Europe by rail where they previously did not. Source: World Economic Forum, [link]. Global Transportation Management asia logistics Europe Global Trade

Breaking into Global Markets, One Tesla at a Time

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Today, because of the impact of globalization and supply chain relationships, families across Europe can enjoy the pleasures of Radio Flyer products.

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

Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015, 10-11 November London

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Europe’s leading meeting place for corporate leaders delivering supply chain sustainability. Back now for its 10th year, it’s the go to event for professionals working in supply chain, procurement, sourcing, sustainability or CSR. The 2015 event will address some of the key issues and opportunities, including: impact measurement, supplier development, responsible sourcing, R&D innovation, consumer engagement, scaling up, and resource efficiency.

How freight brokers can source carriers for your bulk shipping operations

Bulk Connection

Imagine that you want to book your dream European vacation but you’ve never been to Europe before. You could take the time to research and plan every aspect of your trip yourself. Or, you could hire a travel agent to expertly handle your entire trip for you. If you’re new to the world of bulk shipping and tasked with moving bulk freight for your company, your choices may seem similar.

Customers demand more sustainable supply chains

Supply Chain Movement

Sustainable supply chains climb the corporate agenda as a consequence of increased market demand.This is the key finding from an international survey conducted by DNV GL and the research institute GFK Eurisko on more than 2,160 professionals from businesses in different sectors in Europe, The Americas and Asia. Sustainable sourcing is a fast developing requirement, driven by customers.

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

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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. If you’ve not been into a Tiger store yet, it probably won’t be long before you do.

C5’s 9th Advanced Forum on Customs Compliance

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On the 1 st May 2016 the European Union’s Union Customs Code (UCC) officially went into effect, bringing a plethora of changes to customs procedures and practices throughout Europe. Strategic sourcing through duty relief programme and trade agreements. Register now >> Events AEO certification c5 communications limited Conference customs Customs compliance discount event Forum government officials HMRC obligations roundtables sourcing supply chain

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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Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

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Starbucks is one company at the forefront of sourcing sustainably produced commodities. Ever since its foundation in 1971, Starbucks has been a company that is very aware of its social role,” explains Jan Huijgens, senior manager of logistics for Starbucks in Europe. Trends Albert Heijn Amtrada fairtrade Franka Seijbel Ge Happe Jan Huijgens Johan Hazeberg KPMG raw materials sourcing Starbucks Sustainability Tony''s Chocolonely Unilever UTZ Vincent Weijers

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 The aims were; Sourcing process harmonization and best practice sharing. Until recently also Managing Editor, Spend Matters UK/Europe.

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Pivot88 strengthen its presence in Europe by partnering with DDS Logistics


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. “By partnering with a solid and reputable partner such as DDS logistics, Pivot88’s efforts to strengthen its presence in Europe will be greatly facilitated.” The post Pivot88 strengthen its presence in Europe by partnering with DDS Logistics appeared first on Pivot88.

Supplier Financial Health: Don’t Wait for the Worst, Reach out and Talk!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Across multiple industries, suppliers in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America all experienced a sudden drop in volume, leading to a uniform financial threat and risk of default. Traditional methods of supplier risk mitigation involve diversifying risk, multiple sourcing, or switching suppliers, which are not effective in situations where entire regions, industry segments, or supply chains are experiencing financial distress.

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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Procurement: Getting Back to the Basics

Supply Chain View from the Field

The third element is is around CONTRACTING for global sourcing. As companies go into low cost countries, they need to be more aware of the fact that contracts in these regions are VERY different from what they have come to expect in the United States or Europe. Category Management Contract Management Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Management

LogiSYM—Vietnam Digital 2020 – LogiSYM December/January 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

This collective source of rich knowledge, industry experience and market buzz, is a very unique opportunity and one which has made this event a great success. “EVFTA and CPTPP will be boosting Vietnam’s export to Asia Pacific and Europe as such FTAs leverage taxes and facilitates trade.

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.

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50


Four weeks ago, soon after Europe’s air congestion began, China-Europe rates started catching up with last year’s levels (although they still lag 12% behind). FIGURE 1: LAG ON 2016 RATES BY TRADE LANE (Source: Freightos International Freight Index). China-Europe. Europe-US East Coast. Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50.

The Origins of Category Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

They would bid and source only part at a time! In Europe they may not trust you at all, and only much later begin to approach something like trust. Category Management Commodities forecasting Contract Management Global Supply Chain Procure to Pay Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Strategy