Bo Andersson’s Supply Strategy Collides With Vladimir Putin’s Russia: The Performance Triangle Collapses

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A story in the Wall Street Journal revealed that Bo Andersson, the current CEO of Russia’s largest car maker AvtoVAZ, plans to step down. Discontent trickled up to the highest echelons of Russia’s political elite and prompted a warning shot last spring from an ally of President Vladimir Putin. “You’re Not so much in Russia at the moment. Automotive news seems to be coming up a lot lately.

Russia offers logistics support in crash aftermath

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Russian Foreign Minister said Russia is ready to provide assistance

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Business boundaries in supply chains

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And just when you think you have your export logistics under control, a boycott rears its ugly head – as currently between the European Union and Russia. The EU currently prohibits the export to Russia of certain items used in the production of oil. However, companies are allowed to export those items to Russia if they will be used for other purposes (with a so-called end-user certificate to prove it).

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. Fortunately, your organization can get ahead of the learning curve by knowing what trends in logistics to watch for this year. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Autonomous Trucks Will Drive Logistics Forward. Logistics

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TransRussia 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: IEC Crocus Expo, Moscow, Russia. The TransRussia exhibition annually attracts the leading transportation experts from Russia, the CIS and the Baltic states. It’s where new information systems are devised for interacting between different types of transportation – systems that are targeted at finding a successful solution to logistical issues in the global transportation services market. TransRussia 2016. Date: 19-22 April 2016.

Supply Chain Movement 16 – Consultancy

Supply Chain Movement

Following on from its highly popular subway maps showing supply chain software vendors and logistics service providers, the European quarterly magazine Supply Chain Movement has now published the second edition about the supply chain consultancy sector. Some companies try to work round the blockades, such as the tomato producers who export to Russia via Turkey. Contents Supply Chain Movement 16 – 2015 Q1. Publishing date: 27 February 2015. 6 | News & Background.

The Urgency To Transform Vietnam Cold Chain Logistics

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Currently, Vietnam is one of the five largest fruit and vegetable exporting countries in the world thanks to strong growth in markets such as China, Japan, the USA, Russia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and South Korea (2). However, despite its potential, the cold chain logistics sector in Vietnam has been fragmented with small and medium service providers that provide localized services that do not cover the. Our logistics optimization platform. ,, 2.

Global Logistics—November 2014

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North Korea,South Korea,and Russia team up to test new trade partnership,GS1 global registry sets new standard with 15 million products,Middle East airports face growing congestion problem,Puerto Rico makes Panama Canal transshipment play with Port of the Americas project,Britain introduces supply chain slavery bill

Trends & Strategies in Logistics and SCM

Supply Chain Movement

2013 Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Embracing Global Logistics Complexity to Drive Market Advantage. The key results of this study by BVL International on trends and strategies in logistics and supply chain management are summarized, as follows. They are based on 1757 responses collected in an international survey from supply chain executives (including logistics service providers (LSPs), retailers, and manufacturing companies).

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Global Logistics—July 2016

Inbound Logistics

Brexit shakes up global supply chain; Amazon invests $3 billion in India; Hyperloop targets Russia as site for science fiction-like transit tube; Australian truckies want better working conditions; Despite the best-laid plans by multinational companies to establish trade compliance, there’s a costly risk gap between knowing and doing that may lead to fines and incarceration

FM Logistic drives process automation and visibility

Supply Chain Movement

F M Logistic, an international third party logistics provider headquartered in Phalsbourg, France, has announced it will roll out the Kewill Move multimodal transportation platform to its operations worldwide, driving process automation and visibility across the entire organization. One solution will permit us to provide a unified Transport service throughout Europe and to simplify the integration in our Information Systems at FM Logistic.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

Executives in a new survey, 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%). Executives in a new survey, “ 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index ”, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%). Russia climbs three spots to No.

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

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FedEx Re-Opens B2C Service To Russia. For more on this topic, as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, I invite you to participate in our upcoming Talking Logistics episode with Pete Mento, Director Global Customs and Trade Policy at C.H. Robinson and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics. Digitalization is transforming every aspect of business across all industries, particularly impacting the distribution and logistics industries.

TransRussia 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: IEC Crocus Expo, Moscow, Russia. The TransRussia exhibition is a major marketplace for transport services, each year attracting leading professionals from Russia, the CIS and Baltics. TransRussia is the key international transport & logistics event in Russia, CIS and Baltic countries — over 495 companies from 29 countries. Events cargo Crocus expo Exhibition moscow Russia transportation Transrussia TransRussia 2015. Date: 21-24 April 2015.

China Flexes Its Global Logistics Muscle

Material Handling & Logistics

China aims to extend its logistics reach from the Pacific to the Atlantic through its One Belt, One Road initiative. The sheer size of the country’s “One Belt, One Road” logistics initiative, for instance, calls into question the true objective of the regional infrastructure plan. The plan consists of six economic corridors: • China-Mongolia-Russia. I don’t think logistics is the only thing on China’s mind.

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The World Bank Cares About Logistics

Supply Chain View from the Field

One of the highlights of the BVL was a panel discussion by the World Bank, talking about their global logistics study. Jean-Francois Arvis spoke about the World Bank Study on the Logistics and Public Sector. The World Bank is looking at logistics form a policy perspective, which has just emerged in the last ten years. JP referred to the importance of logistical events in history to set the context. What are objectives of the state for logistics?

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

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The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead. According to a recent study with particular focus on logistics, logistics services providers are beginning to expand their strategic geographic focus (source: Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2013). Flexibility and visibility will increasingly prove key for a logistics industry that must continually adapt in line with evolving market forces.

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5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics. Digitalization is transforming every aspect of business across all industries, particularly impacting the distribution and logistics industries.

Growing the logistics network means building partnerships with the right people

Supply Chain View from the Field

Growth of the global logistics network is fraught with increasing difficulty. This strategy allowed us better reach to our customers, by using existing distributors who already have a presence in countries like India and Russia. Global Supply Chain Logistics Retail Logistics Supply chain Relationships Large BRIC country governments have recognized their power in the channel, and have raised the stakes for import and export requirements and regulation.

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Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

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trailed both Saudi Arabia and Russia in oil production, and it trailed Russia in natural gas production. Logistics complexities in the conventional sector can quickly drive up costs and eat into profit margins, if not well managed. The post Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”.

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture.

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

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This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations.

Winner of last quarter: The Netherlands as a logistics base

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.

Supply Chain Management Trends

SCM Research

Last week, I was invited to beautiful Switzerland, where I held a seminar for supply chain managers from 30 large logistics service providers and manufacturing firms. Second, international SCM activities are challenging for many participants, particularly in regions such as China, Russia, Brazil, Eastern and Southeast Europe (including Turkey), and the Arabian Peninsula.

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Global Logistics—June 2014

Inbound Logistics

Turkey and China working on major transport infrastructure projects; Eurotunnel reduces freight rates to increase rail traffic; Port Metro Vancouver debuts GPS truck tracking program; French protectionism threatens foreign investment; First standardized emissions calculation methodology comes to Australia; Obama Administration weighs changes to Russia’s preferential trade status

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

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. But I was right with some of my other predictions, especially my prediction that we would see a rise in cyber attacks in 2017, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets. UPS Joins Top Alliance To Create Blockchain Standards For Logistics. Kenco Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) is a great example. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer championship has drawn millions of sports enthusiasts to Russia. Many of the deliveries to Russia span thousands of kilometers from origin to destination.

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Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits

Cerasis

Russia is continually testing the international waters of potential warfare, and terrorist activity has frightened the entire country lately. Logistics Manufacturing reshoring nearshoringTake a moment to think about offshoring. Offshoring is basically when a company moves manufacturing to a foreign country in an attempt to save money. For a time, this model of manufacturing seemed to be the paragon of effective business.

Interview at BVL International Conference: The Meaning of Collaboration

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was recently interviewed at the BVL International Congress in Berlin, and shared some of the key results from the recent Global Logistics Trends and Strategies study. ( View the interview at the following YouTube link. ). What was unique about this study is that it truly was a global study, that spanned many regions including America, Europe, Russia, China, India, and Brazil. Another key insight was the increasing importance of collaboration in the world of global logistics.

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

In recent years, the aerospace heavyweights Boeing and Northrop Grumman have developed airships; Russia, Brazil, and China have built or conceived prototypes, and Canada has designs for a few of them, including the Solar Ship, which looks like a bloated stealth bomber, with solar panels spread across the top of helium-filled wings. The post Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. In particular, the focal BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) represent major targets for expansion, but with them come a host of new problem that enterprises have little to no experience in dealing with in terms of logistics capabilities.

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

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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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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. A second important feature to have been added in this version of the SCM Map of Europe is the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI). Notably, Aon’s analysis ranks Poland equal with Russia with respect to political risk. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes.