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This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

New Capabilities from JDA Create Transportation Resiliency – Enabling Shippers to Balance Service and Cost Pressures. Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management, SAP Extended Warehouse Management and SAP Event Management Now Available. US Navy to accompany US-flagged ships in Persian Gulf after Iran seizes vessel (Fox News). Norbert Dentressangle serves customers in retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, chemicals, agriculture, e-commerce and high tech.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

China was locking down hundreds of millions of people and closing manufacturing facilities. As China is the largest manufacturing country in the world the economic repercussions were really starting to be felt. And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Iran and Spain were highly infected. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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The Top 4 Trends That Will Dominate Supply Chain in 2019

Elementum

And with key resources like cobalt in short supply, companies like Tesla and Apple need to be extremely strategic not only in how they source these resources, but in how they monitor their suppliers and report to the public. It’s likely that there will be an imbalance between transportation and the supply chain requirements of large companies. A recent Financial Times article stresses that now is the time for manufacturers to diversify their product portfolios to reduce risk.

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Oil Price Volatility and the Changing Dynamics of Supply Chain Management

Oracle SCM

Today, courtesy of the shale gas revolution in the US, OPEC policies and the re-introduction of Iran to the market, the price stands at around $30 per barrel and all indications are that it will fall further over the course of the year. For example, low oil prices result in low transportation costs, which may make off-shoring production to low-cost countries very attractive. But when oil prices are high and transportation costs are high businesses might prefer near-shoring.

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Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Iran, Islamic Republic of. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. 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.

Freight In The Year Of The Monkey

Freightos

While China’s domestic transport infrastructure is ranked high on global indices (e.g. The “Economic Belt” shortens rail transport time from China and Europe, with the prospect of spurring Central Asian and Eastern Europe economies, with better trade connections to Western Europe and North East Asia. On February 15th, 2016, the first freight train from China reached the capital of Iran, shaving 30 days off the standard port-to-port transport time.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

companies that move manufacturing operations overseas? The answers to those questions and more could significantly impact supply chain strategies, everything from sourcing decisions to network design, which is why my prediction from two years ago — that more companies will start treating Supply Chain Design as a continuous business process — is now a critical necessity. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I SophiaTX Open Source Platform to Integrate SAP, Blockchain. And you can’t forget about the other Unpredictables: Iran, Russia, China, and ISIS; all of these entities could have a destabilizing effect on world peace and prosperity. If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response?