Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

For the past few years I’ve been using that phrase, which you typically find in investment literature, when making the case for innovation in supply chain management. trailed both Saudi Arabia and Russia in oil production, and it trailed Russia in natural gas production. These new participants frequently have less experience executing the development of efficient supply chains. “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report (published by KPMG) , as well as publish the BVL International Global Logistics Trends and Strategies report with a team of leading academics and executives in Europe, China, North and South America, Russia, and India. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics.

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6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time. It is a challenge that is giving supply chain executives headaches and all the while squeezing their profit margins.

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TransRussia 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: IEC Crocus Expo, Moscow, Russia. The TransRussia exhibition annually attracts the leading transportation experts from Russia, the CIS and the Baltic states. Primarily oriented toward freight transportation services, the TransRussia exhibition demonstrates the full range of solutions in the field – from transportation dispatch services, to software and freight-handling equipment. TransRussia 2016. Date: 19-22 April 2016.

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S. Not surprising, considering the ongoing growth of e-commerce, freight moves in tons by “Multiple Modes and Mail” — which includes shipments by parcel delivery services, U.S.

Supply chains on film

Supply Chain Movement

A growing number of scenes in films and television programmes – and even entire films and TV series – are about logistics and supply chain management, and media productions are going ever deeper into those business roles. Supply chain professionals can learn a lot from Hollywood about outsourcing, sustainability, Big Data, innovation, supply chain strategy and risk management. In earlier decades, films did not feature logistics or supply chains.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market. All of this will cause a tightening of space for ocean freight shipping.

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Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

If supply chain is the ultimate team sport, nothing tests the game strategy and teamwork like a worldwide event. The 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer championship has drawn millions of sports enthusiasts to Russia. According to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , for example, just supplying the German team at the Olympic village in Rio in 2016 required 1.3 million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*.

How the Bakken Oil Boom Impacts U.S. Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So why does this matter for supply chain professionals? The oil and gas industry impacts freight transportation in four significant areas: Diesel Prices. A quiet, but powerful story across supply chains this year has been the stability of fuel prices despite geopolitical turmoil. Because of the tremendous increase in economic activity in a previously quiet part of the country, supply chains of all kinds now move material to the Bakken and East Texas.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market. All of this will cause a tightening of space for ocean freight shipping.

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

TMC

For shippers large and small, the multi-billion-dollar infrastructural project could bring huge opportunities for improving the efficiency of global supply chains—providing they do their homework first. This shows that shippers are capitalizing on new mode/route combinations that will help them save cost, reduce lead time, and mitigate supply chain disruptions and risks (such as labor disputes in the ocean shipping industry).

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

TMC

For shippers large and small, the multi-billion-dollar infrastructural project could bring huge opportunities for improving the efficiency of global supply chains—providing they do their homework first. This shows that shippers are capitalizing on new mode/route combinations that will help them save cost, reduce lead time, and mitigate supply chain disruptions and risks (such as labor disputes in the ocean shipping industry).

SCM Map Europe 2013-2014

Supply Chain Movement

As two rapidly expanding economies, Russia and Turkey are large enough to warrant local production activities. 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. Visuals 2013 Buck Consultants International distribution Manufacturing SCM Map Europe Supply Chain Movement

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. But I was right with some of my other predictions, especially my prediction that we would see a rise in cyber attacks in 2017, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets. It echoed the title of my September 2016 post, “ The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt.”. Source: Evan, Flikr.

The Silk Railway: freight train from China pulls up in Madrid

Global Trade Management

En route it passed through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and France before arriving at the Abroñigal freight terminal in Madrid. arviem cargo monitoring container tracking real time monitoring supply chain monitoring supply chain visibility track and trace

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6 Supply Chain Trends That Could Truly Shake You Up (2018 Update)

Logistics Bureau

Supply chain trends make it yet more complex because they represent the intersections of so many different domains. What is a supply chain trend-spotter to do? A Different Perspective on Business Trends and Supply Chains. Then we look at what might happen to supply chains if these trends now accelerated, perhaps exponentially. Software is Eating Supply Chains. Software has eaten the world and supply chains with it.

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The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations. Political unrest, both internal and external, can halt supply lines. Political instability can cause interruptions to your supply chain. Managing long-distance and often complex supply chain.

The World Bank Cares About Logistics

Supply Chain View from the Field

Jomini for military logistics, which was at the heart of ending Napoleon’s campaign in Russia where the government was the supply chain operator. This disaster was relived and the art of moving goods and supply was a big issue, with government as the driver. Working with governments, the World Bank focuses on competitiveness of logistics growth as a key driver for economic growth, due to the importance global value chains and supply chains.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

Meanwhile, Brazil, Russia and India will become major suppliers as companies access the remaining untapped resources of the world. Meanwhile, the use of Big Data will empower new fleets and freight optimization and consolidation measures, and the IoT will provide new insights. This model of bidirectional operation will further encourage supply chain logistics providers to streamline reverse logistics throughout 2017.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As demands change, so must our supply chains. 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. As such, each option can serve your supply chain in a different way. Could rail service benefit your supply chain? Are you looking to decrease air freight costs?

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The need to know

EFT

beef supply chain. Department of Agriculture is funding a $1 million research project to identify how the virus that causes COVID-19 might be transmitted in the nation’s beef supply chain, from cattle on the farm to the packages of meat inside a person’s refrigerator.

The need to know

EFT

Zara owner Inditex pledges support for fashion supply chain as coronavirus bites. shale supply chain will emerge smaller from price war, pandemic. Supply and Demand Chain Executive]. Supply Chain Dive]. Supply Chain Dive].

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. 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. This is the third time that Supply Chain Movement and Buck Consultants International have produced a Supply Chain Map of Europe.

The Potential Impact on Shipping of a Global Recession

Intelligent Audit

Truck, Rail, Freight, Air: While the potential recession will likely be global, it will also have a significant impact on domestic shipping. drop in air, rail, freight, truck volume from the same time the previous year. The report projected that the industry will suffer from supply chain disruptions that will affect freight, trucking, and other modes.

Doing Business in Turkey

QAD

Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Twenty heliports can help with the speedy delivery of air freight when necessary. billion in 2017, with China , Germany , Russia, the US , and Italy being the top import partners.

The need to know

EFT

German startup sennder acquires Uber's European freight business. German freight startup sennder said on Wednesday it had acquired Uber’s European freight business in an all-stock deal that will see the U.S. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

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. . The Index, in its ninth year, ranks 50 emerging markets countries by factors that make them attractive to logistics providers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, air cargo carriers and distributors. Russia climbs three spots to No.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. I’ve been in supply chain management for more than a decade now. Supply chain flow has a lot of one-way check valves. This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices. supply chain professional.

Doing Business in Poland

QAD

Poland’s bordering countries include Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. With 87 airports that have paved runways, Poland’s air infrastructure is more than adequate for freight shipments. Primary import partners were Germany, China, Russia, Netherlands, Italy, France and the Czech Republic.

The need to know

EFT

Northern Ireland-Britain supply chain at risk of collapse, hauliers warn. counter-intelligence chief worried about China, Russia threats to vaccine supply chain. We've lost 30 years': Brexit shatters supply chains for French fish hub.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. INFOGRAPHIC: 3D Printing and the Supply Chain to Drastically Alter Manufacturing: Who would have thought that modern manufacturing could be done without a factory? So it is startling to think about manufacturing without tooling, assembly lines or supply chains.

Doing Business in the Netherlands

QAD

Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. In 2015, registered air carriers moved more than 5 billion kmt of air freight. and Russia. The Netherlands is a modern and highly industrialized country located in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium, Germany and the North Sea. The Netherlands was one of the founding countries of both the EU and NATO, showing that it is a nation of progressive and forward-thinking people. With a total area of 41,543 sq.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead. All of these factors point to much greater near term investment by logistics services providers in terms of development of distribution centres, and air/road/sea freight cargo facilities along with the establishment of local partnerships and regional networks, particularly where trade restrictions prevent direct investment or operations by foreign companies.

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Doing Business in the United States

QAD

For comparison, this makes the country about half the size of Russia or South America, and more than twice the size of the European Union. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Annual freight traffic equaled about 37.22 Abundant resources, an educated workforce and strong legal protections are important, but the robust supply chain infrastructure ensures that companies can readily access materials as needed and deliver to their customers on time.