The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis


The philanthropic branch of UPS, the UPS Foundation , is working with UNHCR and the World Food Programme (WFP) to deliver relief shipments to thousands of refugees in Greece and along the Macedonian border. On September 5, 163 metric tons of relief supplies arrived via air shipments, including 86 tons of high-energy biscuits, 30,000 blankets, 25,000 sleeping mats, and 1,000 solar lanterns. by Kirsten Watson The Syrian refugee crisis has produced some staggering statistics.

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Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn?

Supply Chain Shaman

First it was the downturn in Southern Europe, followed by the economic crisis in Greece and now the devaluation of the Yuan. We will also be announcing the 2015 winners for the Supply Chains to Admire analysis which analyzes company progress on both supply chain performance and improvement on the Metrics That Matter for the period of 2006-2014. Volatility. Demand redefined. Economic markets plummeting… D aily we see the financial charts roll across the news.


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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

A KPI is a metric… but not just any metric. A KPI is a metric focused on a KEY element of business, departmental, or team performance. There is really nothing wrong with capturing a lot of metrics, especially with today’s powerful analytics software solutions to help. KPIs should comprise a handful of metrics that CAN be realistically monitored and reacted to on a continuous basis. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones!

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Country Risk Scores Mapped and Explained


These quantitative scores come from a number of international indexes identified by EcoVadis as reliable metrics that cover relevant sustainability topics around the world. Highlights of most recent update: Eight countries increased their risk level this includes Chile, Greece, Hungary, Turkey and South Korea. As an additional service to our customers, EcoVadis provides profiles on over 150 countries.