FMCG Manufacturing, Sourcing and the Ukraine-Russia Unrest

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

One recent escalation has been to ban the sale of EU goods inside Russia which is rather a throw-back to Cold War days when the same rule applied to iconic western branded goods like Coke and Wrangler jeans. In Cold War times big brand name FMCG consumption behind the iron curtain was probably driven by the efficiency of the black market and wider Russia was probably just a tempting white spot on the corporate globe.

Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire from the Supply Chain Insights Conference


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Manufacturing Connect Seminar 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturing Connect Seminar 2016. URL: Join us at the Hilton Amsterdam on 25th May for this exclusive gathering of Supply Chain experts and business strategists which will address the challenges that manufacturers are faced with today; delivering profitable fulfillment and adaptable manufacturing. Date: 25 May 2016. Venue: Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Organisation: JDA Software.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014


Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Like last year, reshoring and the idea of a US Manufacturing comeback, or revivial, or rennaisaince (whatever you want to call it) was of huge interest to our readers of the Cerasis blog. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?

Supply Chain Movement 16 – Consultancy

Supply Chain Movement

Some companies try to work round the blockades, such as the tomato producers who export to Russia via Turkey. As a result of the growth in the outsourcing of manufacturing worldwide, ethical problems are also increasing in the supply chain: a catastrophic fire in a contract manufacturer’s overcrowded factory in Bangladesh and recalls of branded products containing harmful substances, to name but a few. Contents Supply Chain Movement 16 – 2015 Q1.

The self-learning supply chain: Turning manufacturing into a self-adjusting process

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

By Marcus Malinen, Vice-President of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia, Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes brand. A key challenge for manufacturers is the need to be ready to meet their customers' demands at all times, but without holding stock unnecessarily

Doing Business in Poland


Poland’s bordering countries include Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine. Manufacturing in Poland. Poland’s manufacturing centers around machinery, iron and steel, coal mining, chemicals, shipbuilding, food processing, glass, beverages and textiles.

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


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. It was cheaper than producing products in the US, manufacturers could produce large inventories with little capital up front, and consumers did not really have a public voice. Why Are Manufacturers Focusing on Reshoring and Nearshoring?

SCM Map Europe 2013-2014

Supply Chain Movement

Despite the economic malaise in Western Europe, multinationals are investing heavily in manufacturing and distribution in the eastern part of the continent. As two rapidly expanding economies, Russia and Turkey are large enough to warrant local production activities. The Balkans are also an emerging manufacturing region for Europe. Visuals 2013 Buck Consultants International distribution Manufacturing SCM Map Europe Supply Chain Movement

Doing Business in the Netherlands


Manufacturing in the Netherlands. Typical manufacturing products from the Netherlands include food processing, chemicals, oil and petroleum refining, construction, electrical machinery and metal processing and fabrication. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. The robust air infrastructure ensures that manufactured goods and raw materials move quickly to or from anywhere in the world. and Russia.

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

BluJay Solutions

The 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer championship has drawn millions of sports enthusiasts to Russia. All these goods have to be transported on time from their supplier or manufacturing location — often at the other end of the world — to the stadium or the athletes’ lodgings.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The End of Made In China Manufacturing


The phrase “Made in China” embodies cheap labor, the outsourcing of American manufacturing jobs, and China’s transformation into one of the world’s economic superpowers. However, it seems the end of the Made in China manufacturing era may be in sight. Labor Costs Driving an End to the Made in China Manufacturing. Mexico now has lower manufacturing costs than China , whose manufacturing-cost advantage over the U.S.

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Is Samsung's Supply Chain Prepared for its Demand?


Due to strong demand, the launch dates of the premium smartphone in some markets, including Ukraine, Malaysia and Russia, have been delayed. Samsung is also facing growing competition from Chinese handset manufactures. Demand and pre-orders for Samsung Electronics’ new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone have exceeded the company’s estimates , the South Korean tech giant and the world’s largest smartphone maker announced on Wednesday.

How vehicle customization will drive the supply chain of the future


to discuss vehicle customization by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automakers and its impact on the supply chain of the future. And then there was a McKinsey article, which commented recently, that in the next four years, India would be the third biggest manufacturer , just lagging after China and the US. With so much manufacturing happening and so much cut-throat competition, the money to be made in the automotive world is not just in producing the cars by the thousands.

Made in America: What it Means to the Country


As of 2016, American manufacturing adds $6 Trillion to our economy , accounting for 12 million jobs. Some companies insist on American manufacturing; others are dedicated only to keeping production costs as low as possible, which means factories in China and impoverished nations. Some American manufacturing is based on exquisite craftsmanship – with a reputation to match. Don't Let the Naysayers Fool You, US Manufacturing is Strong.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017


Meanwhile, Brazil, Russia and India will become major suppliers as companies access the remaining untapped resources of the world. To meet this increased demands, more manufacturing and logistics partners are looking for ways to shorten product lifecycles through improving inventory management systems, changing shipping strategies and altering the fundamental ways products move from point A to point B. The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers.

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China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

OBOR includes several land routes connecting East Asia with Europe via Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkey with future routes into Africa.

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New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

There appears to be considerable upheaval in Europe as a result of the political unrest between Russia and Ukraine. In The Netherlands, cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris is closing its factory in Bergen op Zoom and AkzoNobel has decided to phase out its production of organic peroxides in Deventer by the end of 2016. In Belgium, the Ford factory in Genk will soon close for good, as will the Heinz manufacturing facility in Turnhout. Slight shift in European networks.

Supply chain pain points: Automotive


Emerging markets like Brazil, Russia, India and China are further changing the automotive landscape, as automakers look to streamline distribution and better serve these areas, who combined represent 40% of the world’s population and have gross domestic product (GDP) growth far exceeding that of more fully developed countries. Automotive manufacturers must contend with a global supply chain footprint spanning multiple time zones and dozens of countries.

The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Working in close cooperation with the government of two Chinese provinces, Sichuan and Chongqing, these companies moved manufacturing facilities to inland China. Have you ever considered changing your traditional mode of transportation? Or are you still moving products by air or ocean?

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Back to basics: Adapting to a dynamic steel industry

DELMIA Quintiq

Reheating furnaces to hot rolling steel at the production line of Cherepovets Steel Mill, Russia. In this highly volatile market, it’s key that steel manufacturers focus on improving cost effectiveness and operational efficiency. The company was having trouble optimizing its resources and handling complex manufacturing processes. For more on supply chain transformations, discover the seven Quintiq advantages top steel manufacturers are enjoying today.

Supply Chain Movement Q4: Cross-border

Supply Chain Movement

Partly thanks to emerging economies such as Russia, Brazil and South Africa, companies will increasingly be trading with partners outside of the European Union, which means that local customs and tax legislation and regulations will have an ever greater influence on business operations. 24 | Manufacturing and distribution shift to Eastern Europe. As two rapidly expanding economies, Russia and Turkey are large enough to warrant local production activities.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing


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.

Rapid Change is Driving the Automotive Industry – Part I

Supply Chain Nation

They don’t see it as an enabler of global manufacturing and sourcing, or as a way of increasing customer loyalty through great service. There’s a trend at the moment toward near-shoring, re-shoring, or bringing manufacturing back locally, but globalization is not going to go away. I think selecting the right markets is a big issue for automotive logistics – where should your manufacturing be based, where should your sourcing be done? In Europe it’s linking with Russia.

How can we build better cities?

DELMIA Quintiq

In order to build these cities, construction companies and materials manufacturers will need to overcome several challenges. In the weeks heading into the Winter Olympics, Sochi, Russia was known less for hosting the Winter Games and more for the city’s lack of proper roads, sewage systems and working hotels. Today’s cities and towns are home to just over 50 percent of the world’s seven billion people.

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Connecting the Supply Chain through the Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

The information compiled via IoT provides manufacturers and other stakeholders with abundant information for updated business insights.”[1]. Business journalist Craig Guillot ( @cguillot ) observes, “The Internet of Things is already offering the potential to recast entire supply chains in the manufacturing industry. 2] Craig Guillot, “ IoT can Help Manufacturers Create the Supply Chain of the Future ,” Chief Executive, 1 March 2017. [3]

Separation Pangs: What Does The Post-Brexit Supply Chain Really Look Like?


Keeping their manufacturing and supply lines in step with whatever trade policies the European powers decide on. European manufacturers with bases in the U.K., Suppliers and manufacturers are expected to be among those most severely hit with the new trade arrangements.

What Today's Market Tumble Means for Your Supply Chain


We examine the manufacturing and supply chain implications of the Dow's fall. Analysts are worried about emerging markets suffering from a drop in raw material demand, which could slow manufacturing worldwide. Oil prices have fallen $20/barrel since June to $40/barrel, which is bad news for oil producing areas like Russia, the U.S., Economists are pointing to a slump in Chinese manufacturing. Manufacturing is now slowing at the fastest rate in six years.

China 101

The need to know


Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a pilot factory in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou as part of its “smart manufacturing” business initiative.

Doing Business in the United States


For comparison, this makes the country about half the size of Russia or South America, and more than twice the size of the European Union. Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. About 17 percent of the workforce is involved directly in manufacturing. Doing business in the United States can be highly advantageous for any manufacturing organization.

Summer Barbecue Threat: U.K. Meat Packers and Beer Makers Are Facing a Carbon Dioxide Shortage

Supply Chain Brain

The shortages come as many prepare to party while they follow England’s progress in the football World Cup in Russia. It is understood that most drinks manufacturers hold at least two weeks stock, while retailers are likely to hold more. The British Retail Consortium has written to major retailers informing them that drinks and meat supplies could be affected as at least one U.K. gas supplier has had to ration orders.

Leading by decisions

Supply Chain Movement

Ten years ago, the leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith helped Ford boss Alan Mullaly with the car manufacturer’s spectacular turnaround when the company was on the verge of bankruptcy. Instead, Russia turned out to be unexpectedly complex. In today’s times of significant economic and political instability, people often call for leadership but they rarely stop to think about where leadership should really be expressed, namely in decision-making.

This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Boeing, United Technologies stock up titanium parts from Russia ( Reuters ). Fidelitone Logistics and ARI Network Services have partnered to offer manufacturers and distributors end-to-end eCommerce technology and supply chain management, lowering the barrier for entry into B2C eCommerce sales for enterprises traditionally focused on a B2B distribution model. Heres how ARI President and CEO, Roy W.

Separation Pangs: What Does The Post-Brexit Supply Chain Really Look Like?


Keeping their manufacturing and supply lines in step with whatever trade policies the European powers decide on. European manufacturers with bases in the UK, and British companies with plants across Europe, are faced with the need to find alternative suppliers to avoid supply chain issues that could seriously damage business. Suppliers and manufacturers are expected to be among those most severely hit with the new trade arrangements.