Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. Kenya. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

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 Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany.

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Africa

SCM Research

As you might know, I had the great opportunity to travel to East Africa several times, where I gave logistics and supply chain management lectures ( see my previous post ). In a new pwc report, Africa Gearing Up , future prospects in Africa for logistics and supply chain management are described. Practice Africa Globalization Logistics Report Supply Chain Management

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3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. Kenya. The logistics business in Europe is finally improving again. Acquisitions dominated the logistics headlines in 2014 and that trend is continuing this year.

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Global Logistics—January 2016

Inbound Logistics

Shippers unprepared for supply chain disruptions; China wants pirate hunting base in Horn of Africa; bringing cargo into Kenya; India ramps up transportation infrastructure development; air cargo carriers seek to cut costs without sacrificing growth; Amazon invests in India; China’s greenest supply chains; international shrimp supply chain linked to human trafficking and slavery; World Trade Organization rules to abolish agricultural subsidies; Mexico and U.S.

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Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration. Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration. Kenya.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Anyway, I’m on borrowed time again this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebrand as BluJay Solutions, Unveil World’s First Global Trade Network. It’s snowing outside.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain). Total logistics cost. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones!

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Global Logistics—August 2016

Inbound Logistics

Mexico Unified Cargo Processing removes border wait times; CRBC struggles to win local support in Kenya; PwC releases Q2 Transportation and Logistics M&A report

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Solving the biggest logistics puzzle in the floral industry

Quintiq

Flowers are gathered from far and wide, from farms in countries such as Kenya, India, Thailand, Ecuador, and Colombia. Individual addresses just add to the complexity of this huge logistical puzzle – after all, receiving your flowers on February 15th isn’t quite the same!

Out of Africa

Supply Chain Shaman

The conference was heavily dominated by third-party logistics firms, consultants and technology providers. One of my favorite presentations at the event was by Francis Marabula, Executive head of Supply Chain, Safaricom, Kenya. Global multinational companies have a dilemma.

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The Rise of China-Africa Trade: Why Transportation and Logistics Should be Front and Center

Supply Chain Nation

The trade imbalance this causes is an interesting case study for the economists no doubt, but what about the transportation and logistics that will be needed to sustain this trade over the coming years? Any impartial observer will agree that the logistics infrastructure needed to capitalize on this increased trade does not exist. Logistics planners would readily tell you that this is not a surprise; such imbalances are a reality in the cargo industry.

Winner of the last quarter: Unilever’s Marc Engel

Supply Chain Movement

In his 20-year career with Unilever, Engel has worked in Singapore, the Netherlands, UK, Brazil, Switzerland and Kenya. He has extensive experience in supply-chain operations, covering procurement, logistics, finance and strategy development.

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Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. Kenya. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM 2011 Corporate.

Supply Chains Rock

In 2011, approximately 90 percent of IBMs global spend in Production and Logistics Procurement (in support of our hardware and logistics business operations) occurred with 50 firms. And we launched assessments for the first time in Turkey, Russia, Nigeria, Kenya and Indonesia. About.com - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics. Who said supply chains are boring?

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Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Kenya.

E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries

Elementum

Smartphone use in countries like India and Kenya is growing rapidly as companies like Xiaomi offer more affordable models aimed at users in developing countries. A lot of that comes down to supply chain and logistics management. Last-mile logistics get chaotic.

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). Kenya. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

Following on from its other two highly popular subway maps of supply chain software vendors and logistics service providers, the quarterly magazine Supply Chain Movement has now published the third edition of the Consulting Subway Map Europe showing the European supply chain consultancy sector.

SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

According to logistics real-estate specialists, the Netherlands – and in particular the southern part of the country – is a favoured location and will remain so for the coming years. Kenya. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Supply chains are becoming more complex with frequent adaptations, whether temporary or permanent, and increasingly with logistics outsourcing and calls for integrated transport management. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

In addition to being responsible for manufacturing and logistics, a CSCO also has to ensure alignment with internal departments such as Sales and Marketing, and with external partners such as customers and suppliers. Kenya. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’.

Supply Chains have always shaped the World

Enterra Insights

Paul Simpson reports, “Excavations of the dry bed of the ancient Lake Olorgesailie, in southern Kenya, led by American paleoanthropologist Rick Potts, suggest that our ancestors created the first supply chain between 305,000 and 320,000 years ago, at least 80,000 years older than we previously thought.”[1] He concludes, “In a traditional supply chain logistics model, companies can only focus on optimizing one component of the supply chain at a time.

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Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. 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.

Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

Kenya Airways : Suspended commercial flights to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone on August 19. In addition to scouring limited air capacity, humanitarian logistics experts at the UPS Foundation are helping to identify charter options for our shipment.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Kenya. An essential precondition is that he or she is responsible for the planning, purchasing, production, logistics and customer service disciplines. The rapidly changing world is forcing companies to continually adapt.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Operations, customs, supply chain, legal and/or logistics departments are brought together during the product procurement process to ensure that imported components and finished products meet the terms of the relevant free trade agreement. Kenya.

Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility

EFT

After a year of turbulence, 61 percent of logistics industry executives surveyed said that they are unclear on the direction of the global economy or expect more volatility in 2016. Respondents identified Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Kenya as Africa's most promising markets.