Energy efficiency: Are fossil fuels or renewables the more reliable source?

USC Consulting Group

By just about every measure, natural resources such as these are significantly more efficient than legacy sources like coal, natural gas and oil. “Which energy source gets you the most power delivery for your investment dollar?

Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight


More than virtually any other sector, sourcing and supplier management in the fashion industry have been exposed to intense scrutiny in recent years, while the functions have become of increasingly strategic importance to business success.

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COVID-19 Procurement Response: Your Questions Answered


You can also run sourcing events more frequently to make sure that you’re getting the most up-to-date prices. . And this can be accessed across sourcing, spend, savings, and more. Those predictions are based on categories with data from your own system and external sources.

Coronavirus impeding supply chains worldwide

USC Consulting Group

Although an increasing number of countries, such as Italy, the U.S., Knowledge Transfer Process Improvement Supply Chain Continuity Plan Coronavirus COVID-19 Process Continuity Sourcing Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Optimization

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

However, surgical gowns, typically sourced from China, were at near-normal levels because the sourcing shifted to Honduras. Sourcing from alternative locations will be important as long as the countries have not been severely impacted by the pandemic.

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Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Based in Italy, Luxottica has a monopoly-like position in the global eyewear industry. Luxottica has manufacturing facilities in five countries: Italy, China, India, United States and Brazil. Source: [2] and

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What are the Supply Chain Management Lessons to Learn from the Covid-19 Crisis


There are glimmers of hope, such as slowing infection rates in Italy and Spain, and the opening of factories in China, but a true end to the crisis remains out of sight. As I write this blog, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage populations and economies around the world.

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10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Italy locked down the country. A natural starting point is the level of single, or sole sourcing, that is put in place. A sole source is a supplier selected because they are uniquely able to provide the materials or components, whether by virtue of intellectual property or other means of going to market with exclusivity. While sole sourcing can provide competitive advantage, and while single sourcing can provide enhanced terms (eg. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Doing Business in Poland


France, Italy and the Netherlands. Primary import partners were Germany, China, Russia, Netherlands, Italy, France and the Czech Republic. The corporate tax rate is 19%, calculated on global corporate income from all sources if the company is headquartered in Poland.

How is COVID-19 Bringing a Drastic Change in Trend for Ecommerce Industry?


China, being the source area, which struck the Coronavirus pandemic made the sourcing products from production houses pause supply of products. About 47% of online shopping is done for home care and groceries in Italy.

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China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

Crew changes on ships arriving from countries where there have been “severe” outbreaks of COVID-19, such as South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan, France, Spain, Germany, the US, and the United Kingdom, are forbidden at Chinese ports except under strict quarantine conditions.

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Across twenty additional countries, Amazon’s other centers are predominantly focused on fulfillment and delivery stations while some countries, like Italy, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Singapore, and Japan also have Prime delivery facilities. Source:

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How Europe is Coping with Supply Chain Disruption


In Italy, for example, approximately 150,000 agricultural labourers are from abroad, according to the Italian statistical office, Istat. It makes more sense to source from several suppliers with some spare capacity rather than just the one or two who are most cost-efficient.

What is the Biggest Blind Spot in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The company has had to shut down or slow down production at various factories around the world due to a shortage of steering gears manufactured by its supplier Bosch, which in turn blamed the problem on one of its suppliers in Italy that is having problems delivering the casing for the steering gears. N single sourced parts with revenue impact $X-$YM each are manufactured at this facility.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Italy. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Nick formed a tight-knit implementation group with business users, and technologists used the backbone of SAP ERP to source master data and transactional flows from SAP and into Orchestr8. Nick Lynch is the Global Excellence Manager at Shell Lubricants, a division of Shell Global.

Why being close to your suppliers reduces your risk in a time of a crisis


Firstly, we have shortened our value chains where we could,” so that the brand has very few steps to reaching the original source producer. We are manufacturing in Italy for example as well.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Our salute to the best advancements in supply chain technology, processes and labor management from 2017.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. 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.

ABB’s Daniel Helmig: “We are moving to virtual centres of expertise”

Supply Chain Movement

Focusing on the transport & logistics; we are establishing ten Transportation Management Centres (TMC) worldwide that will be located on the Arabic peninsular, China, Singapore, India, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Brazil and the USA.

The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Logistics Bureau

European automakers have also been impacted by the closure of an electronics factory in northern Italy, another hotbed of COVID-19 activity. The US and many Western producers source most of their APIs from China.

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Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Where is procurement, outsourcing, sourcing, supply chain, and purchasing going? He had been with this company for decades and built not only the sales network, production, but also worked in systemizing supply chain and sourcing (in the hundreds of millions of dollars). Subscribe Here!

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain.

How to be Productive during the Global Lockdown: The ThroughPut Playbook to Maintain your Output Levels


The deaths in Italy have surpassed those in China. The CDC website is the most accurate source of information on COVID-19. Across the United States and much of the world, we find ourselves in the middle of another week of escalating situations stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

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). Italy. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management.

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

Supply Chain Movement

However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Italy. Management at the helm.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

The level of job creation in the automotive industry in this region was less extreme due to new factories or expansions in the UK, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Turkey and above all Russia. Slight shift in European networks.

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New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

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. Italy. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Doing Business in Belgium


36 percent of Belgium’s energy consumption comes from renewable sources, making it the eighth country in the world for renewable energy production. and Italy hover at just under five percent.

Guest post: Sustainable monitoring in supply chains: it’s time for companies to reconnect with their stakeholders.


Jury is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Bergamo University (Bergamo, Italy), focusing his research on Sustainable Supply Chain Management. He is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Bergamo University (Bergamo, Italy), while soon will be Lecturer in Management at UCD School of Business (Dublin, Ireland). Do supply management and global sourcing matter for firm sustainability performance? We’re glad to welcome a guest post written by Jury Gualandris.

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What CEOs are Saying About the EMEA Marketplace

Supply Chain Nation

This is a very impressive performance, particularly compared to countries like Spain, Italy and France which continue to struggle for growth. This might be through International expansion, or diversification of store formats, or new international sourcing locations.

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To Slot or not to Slot? That is the question

Logistics Bureau

Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was an Italian economist and the Pareto principal is named after him, he observed that 80% of Italy’s wealth belonged to only 20% of the population and since then it has been found many things in life are not distributed evenly. Figure 1, Location of ABC products (Source DC Expert 3 D drawing package). Warehouse Product Slotting – To Slot or Not to Slot? Warehouse Slotting can reduce labour costs by up to 20%!

Ethics in Procurement – Simple, but Not Always Easy

Logistics Bureau

Illegal sourcing: Suppliers offer goods or services misrepresented or produced illegally or immorally, whether because of materials used (such as the substitution of horsemeat for beef) or the labour conditions in which production takes place (notably in the garment industry).

Sustainable Procurement Leaders


As the third largest bank in Italy, we work with more than 24 000 suppliers, from whom we purchase a large amount of goods and services. Finally, as a direct consequence of introduction of CSR concepts, the group has been able to achieve savings of 12.800.000 €, thanks to new energy, printing and office products policies (98% of the Group’s electric power coming from renewable sources; optimization of print device; majority of orders for office products restricted to a green catalog etc).