Not up to Promethean Standards: Greece’s Pharmaceutical Supply Chain is Worryingly Weak

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Greece’s supply chain problems stem from the fact that Greek businesses rely heavily on imports that they no longer have funds to purchase. Greek banks can no longer distribute money or credit to businesses who need it, and many small companies do not have the cash to continue manufacturing products. Sales in Greece are down 20 - 25%, according to the Economist, which could lead to further unemployment if the low numbers persist. source: It Makes Sense Blog.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. This shift to direct selling is making itself felt on manufacturers’ supply chains and their profitability. As omni-channel comes to the manufacturing sector, disruption will inevitably follow.

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Doing Business in Turkey

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Its borders consist of Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Syria, and the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. Manufacturing in Turkey. Primary manufacturing industries include textiles, food, automobiles, electronics, mining, steel, petroleum, construction, lumber and paper.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

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Greece. In this fast-paced world, where there is also increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint, global fashion and luxury goods manufacturers have to redesign their go-to-market strategy to meet demand in a cost-efficient and sustainable way: Plan. Fashion and luxury goods manufacturers are defining their own seasons, which is making the planning of campaigns more complex.

China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

Examples include Chinese state-owned Cosco investing in port operations in Spain, Greece, Italy and Belgium. Meanwhile US-based Tesla plans to build a facility in Shanghai, its first factory outside the US and would double the size of the electric car maker’s global manufacturing. China’s Silk Road initiative, better known as One Belt One Road ( OBOR ), received a big boost as the US implemented additional tariffs on Chinese goods with threats of even more.

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

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The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany. Greece. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

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These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Greece. And Manufacturing needs to be agile to keep up with rapid changes in the market. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn?

Supply Chain Shaman

While traditional forecasting approaches use statistics to model history assuming that historic shipments and order patterns represent future market patterns, in the times of market volatility, especially for manufacturers two-five levels back in the supply chain, traditionally forecasting is not adequate. While the macroeconomic signals trigger market downturns, to meet Wall Street expectations, manufacturers usually push products into the market. Volatility. Demand redefined.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

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In addition to being responsible for manufacturing and logistics, a CSCO also has to ensure alignment with internal departments such as Sales and Marketing, and with external partners such as customers and suppliers. Greece. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

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Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Greece. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

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Greece. Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

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Greece. The supply chain solutions for the 24-hour economy lie primarily in a flexible IT platform which enables the various internal software applications, such as for manufacturing execution, warehouse management and transport planning, to be connected to external systems such as for customs handling. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

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Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Greece. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

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Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Greece. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

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Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Greece. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

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Production/manufacturing. 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.

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SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

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The logos illustrate the manufacturers’ choices about whether or not to produce close to their sales markets. Greece. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.

China Flexes Its Global Logistics Muscle

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For instance, Rachel Duan, industrial conglomerate General Electric’s chief executive in China, told the New York Times that she sees manufacturing in the area increasing when “the roads are built, the ports are built and the power plants are built.” will be able to compete for these projects, given the current economy reality of China, with its ample labor and pent-up capacity, as well as many manufacturing companies with expertise.

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Here there be Monsters: Jobs and AI

Enterra Insights

Former business executive Jim Vinoski ( @JimVinoski ) notes, “Breathless headlines predict the end of manufacturing jobs, as robotics and artificial intelligence combine to make human workers obsolete.”[1] Greece tops the chart, with 91 per cent of the population believing that automation will ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ replace many jobs currently done by humans in the next 50 years. … Even manufacturing has been doing pretty well.”[3]

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