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


source: It Makes Sense Blog. Greece’s supply chain problems stem from the fact that Greek businesses rely heavily on imports that they no longer have funds to purchase. Sales in Greece are down 20 - 25%, according to the Economist, which could lead to further unemployment if the low numbers persist. Whether or not Greece stays in the Euro, its supply chain problems will continue to plague Greek citizens and countries that rely on Greek products.

The Impact of Demand Volatility and a Changing Technology Landscape on European Supply Chains


A recent report by the ACE European Group identifies supply chains as of the biggest sources of concern for European businesses today. On the one hand, companies are facing growing uncertainty due to volatile exchange rates, rising oil prices and economic and geopolitical events, such as Greece’s financial crisis and the conflict in Ukraine.

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Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

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From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Greece. 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.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

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Greece. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. 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.

Country Risk Scores Mapped and Explained


RSF calculates each country’s Freedom of the Press score based on two sources: 1) quantitative research 2) journalist survey responses. The second source, the journalist survey is completed by at least 5 journalists in every country. 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.

Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn?

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First it was the downturn in Southern Europe, followed by the economic crisis in Greece and now the devaluation of the Yuan. There is more in-transit inventory–sitting on the water in larger ships, in-transit through international sourcing strategies, or work with contract manufacturers–as a result, to avoid inventory write-offs, the foot needs to hit the brake faster. Volatility. Demand redefined.

Complex costs of transportation

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By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Greece. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

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However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Greece. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

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The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. Greece. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. International trade can entail significantly more risk than straightforward domestic business-to-business transactions.

The impact of the Ukrainian crisis on Europe’s gas flow

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However the impact on Eastern and Southern European gas flows and prices would be more substantial with countries such as Greece forced to rely on gas reserves it has in storage. Source images: Wood Mackenzie. Wood Mackenzie, specialist in commercial intelligence for the energy, metals and mining industries, has leveraged its proprietary Global Gas Model to provide clients with insights into gas market dynamics since 2006.

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The Real Cost of Olympic Logistics


The Athens olympic events in 2004 cost $15 Billion, a budget that helped drive Greece into debt. Source: Distractify. Olympic events are often hailed as an economic boom for the host country. But when you consider the logistics involved in hosting, the numbers don't always come out positive. What it takes to be a host. The cost of hosting world events is staggering, but cities clamor for the honor—and the hope of high returns.