Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. This shift to direct selling is making itself felt on manufacturers’ supply chains and their profitability. As omni-channel comes to the manufacturing sector, disruption will inevitably follow.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Norway. In this fast-paced world, where there is also increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint, global fashion and luxury goods manufacturers have to redesign their go-to-market strategy to meet demand in a cost-efficient and sustainable way: Plan. Fashion and luxury goods manufacturers are defining their own seasons, which is making the planning of campaigns more complex.

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Europris and RELEX Win Renowned Reta Europe Award

RELEX Solutions

Behind the awards stands the well-known EHI Retail Institute with more than 750 European members, consisting of international retail companies and their associations, manufacturers of consumer and capital goods, and various service providers. Europris is Norway’s largest discount variety retailer by sales and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. The Company’s headquarters are located in Fredrikstad, Norway. Read PDF.

Game of Chains

Supply Chain Movement

American seed giant Monsanto and American tractor manufacturer John Deere are both planning to link their customer communities – containing data, knowledge and advice – to raw materials traders’ online platforms. Volvo has similar kinds of partnerships with a number of retailers in Sweden, Norway and Switzerland. The traditional boundaries between sectors and industries are blurring, or even vanishing, due to the increasing digitalization of business globally.

Your Supply Chain Needs a New Place to Put Plastic

AFFLINK

Your manufacturing facilities need to dispose of the end-products of the manufacturing process – plastic scrap, offcuts, and the like. How can US manufacturers cope? During its industrialization in the 1980s, China established a recycling industry in order to jump-start its manufacturing sector. Placing these plants at a manufacturing facility would let manufacturers turn scrap plastic directly into ROI. Will Norway be the world’s next trash destination?

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

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. Norway. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

At the time of publishing, this service was still fairly limited in geographic scope, being offered to customers in Spain, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Netherland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

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Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Norway. And Manufacturing needs to be agile to keep up with rapid changes in the market. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Supply Chain Alone Can’t Solve Sustainability But it Has a Part to Play!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It saw leaders from around the world pledging new initiatives to address the ongoing climate crisis, including a $60 Billion renewable energy commitment from Germany, and 15 countries including Britain, Norway and Costa Rica pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Howell outlines how consumers, suppliers and manufacturers all have a role to play. And manufacturers – the companies bringing these products to market – need to do their part to eliminate waste.

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. Norway. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Norway. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Norway. 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. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

BluJay Solutions Extends Supply Chain Capabilities for Customers with Latest Release of Global Trade Network Platform

BluJay Solutions

Highlights include New Computerized Transit System (NCTS) support for Norway and Switzerland; Canada ACI for marine, air, and rail; Ireland Import and Export Amendment; and Netherlands Declaration Drug Precursors to customs. BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Norway. 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. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Norway. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Norway. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Norway. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

How are Christmas Trees Shipped?

Freight Center

Fun fact: The Christmas tree variety selected for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is a Norway Spruce from the village of Florida in Orange County, New York. Most artificial trees are manufactured in China with non-biodegradable materials and take an abundance of resources to ship. Christmas cannot be properly celebrated without the iconic decorated evergreen tree.

Rising costs to challenge supply chain in 2019

EFT

Despite this, it seems there is not enough preparation ongoing, as when retailers and manufacturers were asked what strategies they had to handle seasonal and promotional peaks, by far their greatest go-to is to hire temporary workers, which is used by just under two-thirds of respondents. A report from late 2018 estimated that in just the UK, Germany, France, Denmark Sweden and Norway there was a shortage of nearly 130,000 drivers.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Production/manufacturing. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time phased.

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SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

The logos illustrate the manufacturers’ choices about whether or not to produce close to their sales markets. Norway. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.

Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Just about every major manufacturer has a supplier code of conduct to ensure that workers are treated humanely. Most global supply chains are made up of multiple tiers of manufacturing, stretching from production of raw materials to final assembly. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) might even be unaware that their products are being made at an unapproved and non-compliant location.

Appeasement vs. Go Bold: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

When Hitler’s armies conquered Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium and France, Britain stood alone against all of the might of the combined German and Italian military. Originally it was the tyranny of the huge manufacturers. But then a few bold retailers such as Sam Walton and Jeff Bezos built their own huge retail organizations that turned the tables on the manufacturers and created their own supply chain financial tyranny.

Construction Sector Giant Saint-Gobain Partners With RELEX in Nordic and Baltic Regions

RELEX Solutions

Saint-Gobain , the Paris Headquartered, construction sector manufacturer and retailer, is to use RELEX’s forecasting and replenishment technology to boost availability, cut inventory and integrate its supply chain across its DCs and stores throughout its Nordic and Baltic operations. The company operates in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Poland under the brands Brödrene Dahl, Dahl, Optimera and Tadmar with 400 stores supplied from six central warehouses. Read PDF.