Deep Dives on 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Prediction One: Global Economic Activity

Supply Chain Matters

The following Supply Chain Matters blog begins our series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast medium, provides a […].

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. However, globalization comes with responsibility. The Challenge of Being Global.

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6 maps that explain global supply chains

The Network Effect

We all know that supply chains are becoming more and more global, but how often can we actually see them becoming more global? The site has compiled 38 maps that explain the global economy. 1: How Sugar Circulates Globally.

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A Major Blockchain Announcement Involving Global Shipping

Supply Chain Matters

We highlight a significant joint announcement made this week regarding the potential broader application of Blockchain technology in global shipping processes. Moeller Maersk blockchain technology applications in global shipping IBM Blockchain Maersk Line Supply chain Matters blogSupply Chain Matters highlights a side panel reinforcement to our just published 2018 Predictions Deep Dive- A Shifting of Priorities for Digital Transformation and Supply Chain Tech Investments.

Global FMCG Supply Chain Transformed by Analytics

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The Challenge A leading global FMCG company undertook an aggressive supply chain improvement programme across 150 markets. The objective was 100% alignment of worldwide operational activities with company strategy and objectives. Not an insignificant task!

The Five Ts of the Global Food Supply Chain

The Network Effect

by Sean Crossey The global food supply chain brings us exotic fresh foods from around the world. The post The Five Ts of the Global Food Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. But the challenges. Foodservice The Network Effect food restaurant supply chain

Optimizing Liberty Global’s Supply Chain: An Interview with Willem Vesters


Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company with operations in more than 30 countries. We had the pleasure to speak with Willem Vesters, Liberty Global’s VP Global Supply Chain Planning, to learn more about their optimization journey.

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Regional supply chain companies are attempting to define global requirements. They are well versed in requirements for regional supply chain planning, but they are attempting to redefine their processes and be more global. Five Lessons in Building Global Planning Organizations.

What Should Industry and Global Supply Chain Teams Anticipate in 2017

Supply Chain Matters

As we approach the New Year holiday which marks the beginning of 2017, we are heads-down in the preparation of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. Supply Chain Matters blog readers should anticipate the full unveiling of our 2017 predictions over the first two weeks in January. We do however want to […].

What to Expect in the Coming Year: Supply Chain Matters 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog unveils the first five 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. On an annual basis, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group provides a series of supply chain management predictions for the coming year.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market


In this infographic you will learn, for example, that the global market value for logistics has surpassed $4trillion. You will also learn: Interesting global logistics facts. Underneath, you will then see the full infographic explaining the Global Logistics Marketplace. The global logistics industry has grown significantly while logistics has become an important part of the business economic system and major global economic activity in recent years.

Global Growth Is Propelling U.S. Manufacturing

Material Handling & Logistics

An improvement in the global economic picture is proving to be a long-awaited tailwind for U.S. Global Supply Chain Newsmanufacturing performance. read more.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors.

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7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

The Network Effect

Global headlines anticipating growth through globalization are plentiful. US brands targeting global growth. Alibaba to expand global footprint. Globalization looks attractive but it is a long shot from a walk in the park. Nicolas A. Tonelli/Flickr.

Sober Signs of Global Transportation Structural Change

Supply Chain Matters

For some time, Supply Chain Matters has brought attention to the building overcapacity situation that is occurring across global focused transportation sectors. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics AP Moller-Maersk independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Supply chain Matters blogThis includes ocean container shipping as well as airfreight.

Tips for Global Expansion (Part 2)

ModusLink Corporation

There is so much more to global expansion than simply operating with a different currency. The post Tips for Global Expansion (Part 2) appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. Global & Responsive Commerce global ecommerce global expansion global market

Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. Tracking global commerce activity across the entire transportation lifecycle – beginning with planning, including execution, and through settlement—is key for businesses to thrive on a global level.

4 Infographics Showing How Technology Is Transforming Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain


Purchasing and supply executives predict that the global manufacturing industry will continue to expand. 4 Technologies Changing Global Manufacturing, As Told in 4 Infographics. Analytics tools help global manufacturing engineers optimize use of machinery.

Five Supply Chain Tools for a New Era of Globalization


The world is headed toward a new era of globalization, marked by increased political fragmentation but stronger global digital connection. This challenging environment presents many risks which supply chain managers must carefully plan for and navigate. Think Supply Chain

Tips for Global Expansion (Part 1)

ModusLink Corporation

There is so much more to global expansion than simply operating with a different currency. The post Tips for Global Expansion (Part 1) appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. Global & Responsive Commerce currency e-commerce global expansion global market taxes

Data-Driven Culture Creates Advantages for Global Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Global Supply Chain News

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Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight


By 2020, over 50% of the global workforce will be Millennials – employees born between 1980 and 2000. The post Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight appeared first on Freightos. Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight. A whopping $13.92

SCM Global 50: Best Global Supply Chain Blogs 2014

Supply Chain Opz

Managing the smooth flow of material and information in global supply chain context has been a business challenge for many years and many companies tries to find the new ways to take the advantage of the shift of global economy.

Revisiting Prior 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters continues with reviewing and self-scoring each of the 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the beginning of this year. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Prescriptive or Predictive Analytics Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management revisting 2017 predictions for industry supply chains Supply chain Matters blog

Achieving the Integrated Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

The integrated global supply chain exists when activities between all supply chain partners are seamlessly coordinated to achieve the optimal results for all its participants. Is a fully integrated global supply chain achievable? Guest post from Ned Blinick of 3rdwave.

Late Night Thoughts on Productivity, Efficiency and Global Supply Chain Effectivness

Supply Chain Shaman

So many thoughts in my mind… Yesterday, I signed a contract for Robert Gordon, author of the book, Rise and Fall of American Growth to speak at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 5th-8th in Lake Oconee, Georgia (north of Atlanta). It is late. I cannot sleep.

3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017


3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017 | Transportfolio. Globalization . Globalization offers growth potential for many organizations, but the recipe for past success in international markets cannot be relied upon as a roadmap for the future.

Combating the Growing Risk and Uncertainty of Global Trade

Talking Logistics

Globalization has been going on for a long time, but it continues to morph and shift in different directions. When you look at recent developments, like Brexit and the trade views of President Trump, do companies need to approach globalization differently moving forward?

DHL Global Forwarding scraps IT system…what’s next?

The Network Effect

Air Cargo World has an interesting article regarding DHL Global Forwarding’s decision to abandon a €750 million project to modernize it’s new forwarding environment IT system.

Fortune Global 500 Rankings Provide Weighting of Global Influence

Supply Chain Matters

This month’s edition of Fortune includes the latest ranking of the world’s largest Global 500 corporations. We find this ranking much more meaningful, since it factors a global presence, which is the reality of today’s multi-industry supply chains. Fortune indicates that the Global 500 reside in 36 countries and based in 224 global based cities. […].

Troubling News in Global Ocean Container Capacity Reductions

Supply Chain Matters

Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics challenges in global transportation independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation ocean container industry challenges ocean container industry consolidation Supply chain Matters blog

Rethinking the Global Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Shifting global dynamics and internal business process changes are compelling manufacturers and retailers to challenge the status quo and reinvent their supply chains

What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?


One of the world’s most deadly diseases, killing up to 90% of people who contract it, the current outbreak of Ebola is widespread and causing panic on a global scale. Ebola is already creating a humanitarian disaster – it remains to be seen if the global supply chain can avoid a crisis.

A Beginner's Guide to Global Labeling Regulations


The global marketplace is full of opportunity. Never before have firms had so many opportunities to work with partners around the world to manufacturer and sell products. But the market is also a veritable minefield of potential challenges.

Global trades and supply chain management

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

This trade deal would have been the largest regional trade deal in history that involves 12 countries accounting for 40% of global trade. Withdrawing from TPP will re-shape the design of global supply chains in the near future. Christopher Tang.

Revisiting Supply Chain Matters 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

While industry supply chain teams continue to work on achieving 2016 year-end strategic, tactical, operational line-of-business business and supply chain focused performance objectives, this is the opportunity for Supply Chain Matters to reflect on our prior 2016 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that we published just before the start of the year.

How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

While we all think that we measure time in the same way, that can change inside a complex global supply chain. How do you account for Free Time across your global supply chain?

5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois Recently I was watching a video interview with David Thomas, the Director of Global Capacity Planning for Ford Motor Company. Among other things, he’s been leading the charge at Ford to deliver a global capacity management solution.

The Fresh Connection Global Professional Challenge 2016

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Tompkins International is helping to support a great supply chain learning event: The Fresh Connection Global Challenge 2016. The post The Fresh Connection Global Professional Challenge 2016 appeared first on Tompkins International.

Risk Management in Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Managing day-to-day operations in a global supply chain is no easy task. The post Risk Management in Global Supply Chains appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Big Data Business Cognitive Computing Connectivity Globalization Risk Management Supply Chain