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From Globalization to Glocalization

Enterra Insights

Many experts believe the era of “hyper-globalization” is coming to an end — writing has been on the wall for years. What’s replacing hyper-globalization? In one of those early articles, I wrote, “Globalization integrates trade by disintegrating production chains and dispersing them across economies.

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Building a Global Logistics Juggernaut with Nourhan Beyrouti

The Logistics of Logistics

Nourhan Beyrouti and Joe Lynch discuss building a global logistics juggernaut. Nourhan is Global Chief Revenue Officer at AJEX Logistics Services , Saudi Arabia’s fastest growing transportation company. As the first management hire, he was instrumental in guiding the company toward its acquisition by UPS in May of 2022.


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Global Supply Chains Amplify Costs of Extreme Heat Risk

SCM Research

Global Supply Chains Amplify Economic Costs of Future Extreme Heat Risk , just published in Nature , reveals a worrying escalation in global heatwaves, posing significant health and economic risks through increased mortality, reduced labor productivity, and widespread economic disruptions in supply chains.

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The Green Corridor: Green Global Trade

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

These numbers drive governments and drive global investment. Pollution and methods (to make bricks for example) are not generally in the picture – only the output. GDP and other standard measures in economics boil down output and delivers that as a measure for societies to use. This is especially the case when it comes to trade.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

This case study — How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal by Partnering with GEP — details how GEP’s strategic insights helped the company increase its resilience and optimize direct materials spend to drive year-over-year savings. The result was a year-over-year savings of more than 3%.

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The Red Pill: The (Slow Yet Steady) Revolution in Global Freight Digitization


More Resources Home The Red Pill: The (Slow Yet Steady) Revolution in Global Freight Digitization Eytan Buchman April 15, 2024 Dive deeper into freight data that matters Learn More The March 26th Francis Scott Key Bridge allision feels shocking. Surely all the technology and guardrails should prevent this type of disaster.

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Leveraging the Seismic Shifts in the Global Regulatory Landscape

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Leveraging the Seismic Shifts in the Global Regulatory Landscape Feature Article by Abhishek Kishore , Managing Director – International for OCR Services Inc. Today’s volatile geopolitical climate and game-changing disruptors like the global Corona virus pandemic have driven seismic shifts in the global regulatory landscape.

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How One Manufacturer Used GEP SOFTWARE To Save $45M in Direct Material Sourcing

For global manufacturers, managing direct and indirect material spend can get very complicated very quickly. Multiple legacy systems prevent procurement from standardizing processes and tracking what they’re spending with each supplier.

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GEP Outlook 2022

The GEP Outlook 2022 report explores global business trends and features seven critical leadership themes that will help you proactively prepare for and power through the challenges ahead. Supply chain and procurement leaders need to know how to navigate an altered playing field and rethink their approach in 2022 in a never-normal world.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions.

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GEP Outlook Report 2024

The GEP Outlook 2024: Procurement & Supply Chain report analyzes global business trends and explores seven vital leadership themes that will equip you to make the most of the year ahead.

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What is Mesh Networking Trends Report

Connectivity is necessary for optimal productivity, and mesh networking will soon be a significant provider of connectivity globally. This report details the capabilities of mesh networks, how they work, and the applications they thrive in supporting.

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Protecting Your Supply Chain Against Economic Uncertainty

Many are predicting a recession due to inflation rates, market performance, and global events like Russia's war in Ukraine. How will that economic uncertainty impact your supply chain? Discover 5 major supply chain risks and how to manage them.

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Supply Chain Management Challenges in Remote Operations

In the wake of COVID-19, the prevalent global situation changed dramatically, posing unprecedented challenges for supply chains worldwide. Supply chain management, even in real-world scenarios, can present varied challenges. When operations are conducted at remote locations, these challenges increase manifold.

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5 Critical Challenges Facing Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

There’s little room for error in most global supply chains, but none for the pharma cold chain. Real-time visibility and tracking are critical to order accuracy, schedule reliability, inventory management and compliance in a high-value, highly regulated industry. Failure is measured in lost revenue, reputation, and potentially patient lives.