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U.S. Funds a Supply-Chain Center in Ghana: A Challenge to China and Russia?

Supply Chain Brain

The United States Agency for International Development recently awarded $15 million for creation of a research and training center for supply-chain management in Ghana. But the move might signal a broader effort by the U.S. to counter the growing economic influence of China, and to a lesser extent Russia, throughout the African continent

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Mondelez International is Reducing Emissions in Cocoa Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Mondelez is helping to redce deforestation rates in Ghana, which supplies about 20% of the world's cocoa. In an effort to reduce emissions in its cocoa supply chain across Ghana, on January 17 Mondel?z z International signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Forestry Commission of Ghana, Ghana Cocoa Board and United Nations Development Program (UNDP). As one of the largest cocoa-producing countries, Ghana supplies about 20% of the world's cocoa.

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Major Food Companies Pledge to End Deforestation in Cocoa Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz and Hershey and others have committed to working together to end deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. read more. Global Supply Chain News

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ALDI first discount retailer to join Tony’s Open Chain

ChainPoint

Buying this new chocolate bar will support the cocoa farming communities in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana where the cocoa beans are sourced from. Well-known discount retailer ALDI has joined Tony’s Open Chain and developed a chocolate bar that sources beans using the 5 Sourcing Principles.

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Agility to invest $100m in Africa this year

Logistics Middle East

The company is looking to expand its footprint in Ghana, Mozambique, Angola and Nigeria this year

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Africa

SCM Research

Herein, the authors focus their discussion on ten selected economies: Algeria, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. As you might know, I had the great opportunity to travel to East Africa several times, where I gave logistics and supply chain management lectures ( see my previous post ). In spite of a lot of desperation, I was somewhat heartened by many developments I observed.

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Solving The Cold Chain Challenges

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

For example, the One Network platform for supply chain planning and execution is used by the Ministries of Health in Nigeria, Ghana, and Rwanda, providing comprehensive inventory visibility across all health facilities for real time supply demand matching and collaborative decision making.

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The Truth about Electronic Supply Chains (part 1/2)

SCM Research

Therefore, e-waste, which contains valuable materials like gold, often ends up in incineration plants or, illegally, in Ghana, where it destroys both the people’s health and the environment. For a long time, SCM students were told that a supply chain “must ultimately be measured by its responsiveness to customers” and that a supply chain starts with raw materials and ends with a final product. But this is only half the truth.

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The Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) World – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

But remember the words of Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana: “We know how to bring the economy back to life. Governments around the world are rightly concerned about the current and after-effects of Covid-19 on their economies and particularly, on small businesses.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 8 – 14)

Logistics Viewpoints

But major players in the world’s chocolate industry have joined forces to stop deforestation in major cocoa producing countries, namely Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. While the Halloween season is just getting started, retailers are clearly looking ahead.

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The 5 most fascinating drone deliveries of 2021 (so far)

The Supply Chain Journal

California-based drone manufacturer Zipline made headlines earlier this year when it facilitated the delivery of pharmaceutical supplies , including COVID-19 vaccines, to countries like Ghana, Rwanda and India. It has been a great year for drones.

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A Chocolate Addict’s Plea: Know Your Supply Chain Risks!

Kinaxis

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently posted an article about the huge shortfall in the cocoa crop in Ghana. As the WSJ points out, there is a drastic over reliance on the Ivory Coast and Ghana when it comes to the global cocoa supply chain. The current situation in Ghana should serve as just another reminder that there is inherent risk in putting all of your chocolate chips in a single bag. by Alexa Cheater Hi, my name is Alexa and I am a chocoholic.

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Last Week, IBM Traced 28 Tons of Oranges Using Blockchain. Also Last Week, Sourcemap Traced 1,000 Tons of Cocoa - No Blockchain Required.

Sourcemap

The First Step to Traceability: Stenciling Batch Numbers on Bags of Cocoa at a Depot in Ghana. There’s a lot of hype around using blockchain to trace supply chains. How does it stand up in the real world? The most widely publicized blockchain pilots involve shippers and retailers - the ‘last leg’ of a global supply chain. What happens when you want to trace a product from the source, and that source is halfway around the world?

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The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Kinaxis

With a network of seven distribution centers (in Copenhagen, Jordan, Dubai, Nairobi, Tanzania, Cameroon, and Ghana), UNHCR can ship core relief items from these stockpiles to assist up to 600,000 people within 72 hours, if needed. by Kirsten Watson The Syrian refugee crisis has produced some staggering statistics. According to UNCHR , the UN refugee agency, more than four million Syrians are living outside their country as registered refugees.

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Zipline’s drone delivery of pharmaceuticals earns $2.75B valuation

The Supply Chain Journal

The supply chain fantasy is the ability to deliver directly to every person anywhere in the world.

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Accelerate Digitisation in the Supply Chain – Leveraging a Data-driven Approach to Optimisation – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Today the company has over 230 team members located across the globe including Singapore, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sweden, South Africa, Ivory Coast, France, Romania, UAE, Ghana, and Nigeria.

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Ghana. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities.

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What does Corporate Social Responsibility Really Mean?

Logistics Bureau

Delivering access to education to children in Ghana. Article summary. What does corporate social responsibility really mean? For some companies it means ethical procurement, for others it involves supporting worthy causes.

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Chocolate, a 'guilty' pleasure?

ChainPoint

million children are exposed to the worst forms of child labour* on cocoa farms in countries such as Ghana and Ivory Coast, the two main producers of cocoa in the world. In 2005 a Dutch journalist explored the issue of child labour in the cocoa industry , wishing to see the results of the Harkin Engel protocol which was signed in 2001. He was shocked to find that child labour was still endemic in the cocoa industry. An estimated 1.8

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Vlisco takes optimization to the catwalk

DELMIA Quintiq

Today, Vlisco is an undisputed market leader in Benin, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast and the Congo. For over 160 years, African fashion titan Vlisco, has been designing and producing the most spectacular fashion fabrics. The textile manufacturer initially focused on the Dutch and Dutch-Indonesian markets, but by the end of the 19th century, it had expanded to the West-African market. For a long time, production planning for their colorful fabrics was performed manually at Vlisco.

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Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Ghana. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital. Supply Chain Media and software vendor Slimstock have developed this checklist for working capital management. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button.

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Do You Know Your Suppliers? Counting the Cost of Ignorance

QAD

In April 2022, allegations arose claiming children as young as 10 in Ghana , West Africa were harvesting cocoa beans for food industry giant Mondel?z Can Your Business Answer These Questions Around ESG Issues and CSR? Can you identify all your suppliers in the supply chain?

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Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Ghana. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Advanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue. Learn more about: How data, advanced analytics and optimization technology combine to give your company the adaptability it needs in challenging markets.

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Checklist for Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Ghana. 10 questions about Global Trade Management. Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation. Supply Chain Movement and software supplier Amber Road have put together this checklist for Global Trade Management. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button. Checklist for Global Trade Management.

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Unethical Supply Chains Cost More Than Dollars and Cents

QAD

More recently, Cadbury’s supply chain in Ghana was found to include children as young as 10 working on cocoa farms while missing school. Companies are increasingly encouraged or propelled to include human rights, environmental and social considerations within global supply chains.

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4 Technology Trends Set to Transform Your eCommerce Business

Vinculum

Ghana becomes the first country in the world to deploy drone technology for COVID-19 tests, medical kits and medicine delivery. Retail Industry have been completely transformed during the past few decades due to the emerging trends and updated models.

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White paper: Are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Ghana. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. Surprised?

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White paper: What if you are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Ghana. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. Surprised?

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Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Ghana. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H. Robinson whitepaper can help companies decide, set reasonable expectations for what outsourcing can contribute to their organisation, and how much of a role a company will need to play to achieve the successful business outcome they seek. About C.H. Robinson. Robinson help companies simplify their global supply chains.

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La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

Supply Chain Movement

Ghana. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE. Amber Road, leader des solutions de gestion du commerce international (GTM), et Supply Chain Movement ont collaboré ensemble pour établir cette carte de commerce international 2016 qui montre les accords commerciaux actuels de l’UE et les risques potentiels pour le commerce. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

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A look at solving the e-recycling problem

ModusLink Corporation

It’s a growing problem with no easy solution: with the expansion of technology, an increasing amount of electronics waste is ending up in developing countries such as Ghana, India and parts of China. Most of this e-waste comes from the US and Europe, while only a small amount of it is produced locally. Africa is seeing a slightly different trend, where the burgeoning access to PCs and cell phones is creating a domestic e-waste problem.

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Checklist Regelkonforme Lieferketten/Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Ghana. 11 Fragen zum Global Trade Management / 11 questions about Global Trade Management. Der globale Handel wächst – und mit ihm die Regulierung. Das effiziente Management von Lieferketten wird dadurch immer weiter erschwert. Gemeinsam mit Supply Chain Movement hat Amber Road eine Checkliste entwickelt: Testen Sie Ihr Global Trade Management! Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation.

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Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Ghana. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years. Talent development can make an important contribution to the execution of their supply chain strategies, but not all leaders pay the same amount of attention to this topic. Here, a number of leading companies show that it is possible to take a structural and creative approach to talent development.

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Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Ghana. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

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Country roads: UPS, FedEx ramp up rural vaccine delivery

The Supply Chain Journal

UPS has moved almost 630,000 vaccine doses into Ghana, and about 25,000 of those have been delivered by drone. Part of the Biden administration’s new strategy on allocating COVID-19 vaccines targets rural communities, which have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.

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Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Ghana. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored. Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network. Together with MP Objects, supplier of supply chain software, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap for innovative order management, including a handy description of the route and with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time phased. But my Take on KPIs is this… 1) Don’t have too many!

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