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Pandemic Underscores Necessity of TMS and Other Supply Chain Tech Tools

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A surge in demand to ship the flood of crude oil unleashed by Saudi Arabia and its OPEC peers is sending freight rates surging and forcing buyers to seek out space on smaller tankers after the largest ones have been booked out, shipping sources said.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

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And in countries like Saudi Arabia, every container must go through inspection. After all, the more you know about an item’s origin — and what it takes to get it to your warehouse — the easier it becomes to identify any middlemen that might be artificially elevating the price of goods. This isn’t to say you should avoid international sources for goods. manufacturers do to better understand global supply chain operations when exporting goods abroad?

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Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

And in countries like Saudi Arabia, every container must go through inspection. After all, the more you know about an item’s origin — and what it takes to get it to your warehouse — the easier it becomes to identify any middlemen that might be artificially elevating the price of goods.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

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Sourcing and procurement departments exist to mitigate this issue, but input bottlenecks remain common. Manufacturing is a precise process that is hard to systematize and just as hard to monitor. Now, thanks to declining costs, it’s viable in complex manufacturing settings as well.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Saudi Arabia. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. 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.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

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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). Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies. The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead.

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