Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. Terrorism : The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, coupled with the ongoing instability in Syria and Iraq and the spread of ISIS, have raised the risk for terrorism-related supply chain disruptions in 2016. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities. It ranked the Dutch city of Venlo as Europe’s most attractive location for a logistics base. Venlo Logistics Map Europe 2016.

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Middle East eCommerce Reimagined

Vinculum

Countries like Iraq, Egypt, Oman, Lebanon, Morocco, Jordan, Algeria, and Saudi Arabia have the fastest growing young generation, with a median age of 22 years old. The government of Bahrain has issued electronics transaction law to secure the payment gateways and promote shopping online.

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Supply chains on film

Supply Chain Movement

A growing number of scenes in films and television programmes – and even entire films and TV series – are about logistics and supply chain management, and media productions are going ever deeper into those business roles. Over the years, there have been various other scenes and even entire films and television series, both fictional ones and documentaries, which directly or indirectly are about logistics and supply chain management. Hollywood as inspiration for managers.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

IT departments are confronted with increasing demand from their business colleagues, being responsible for better security, the handling for a tremendous amount of data and remote accessibility around the clock. The omni-channel business contributes greatly to Logistics headaches, even more because of the huge amounts of returns, frauds and claims. Outsourcing logistics and fulfilment to a full-service provider ensures the expected high customer service by the consumer.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Companies competing globally not only have to secure orders from customers but also have to fulfil them optimally. Supply chains are becoming more complex with frequent adaptations, whether temporary or permanent, and increasingly with logistics outsourcing and calls for integrated transport management. The introduction of flexible integrated order management will result in improved performance of the logistics chain: Check.

Why Operations Managers & Entrepreneurs are fighting the same battles

ThroughPut

Most importantly for ThroughPut, manufacturing and logistics operations in aerospace, automotive, CPG, and energy are about to pick back up until Christmas. Managing two country operations simultaneously undergoing invasion, a recession, layoffs, an industry downturn, job program changes, movement of hazardous materials, and security incidents taught me firsthand that even if you can work 20-hour days, you can’t resolve every situation and prepare for the next situation.

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Quality Improvement in Manufacturing: Relief for Operations Manager

ThroughPut

Most importantly for ThroughPut, manufacturing and logistics operations in the industrial world are about to pick back up until Christmas. Trips to places like Iraq during 2015 made me realize how little people had, and how 90% of the world was in that state. Fall has begun. For Europe, operations are now resuming from the extended production breaks. The population of Mykonos will probably drop by more than 20% from this summer.

Why Operations Managers & Entrepreneurs are fighting the same battles

ThroughPut

Most importantly for ThroughPut, manufacturing and logistics operations in the industrial world are about to pick back up until Christmas. Trips to places like Iraq during 2015 made me realize how little people had, and how 90% of the world was in that state. Fall has begun. For Europe, operations are now resuming from the extended production breaks. The population of Mykonos will probably drop by more than 20% from this summer.

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