Doing Business in Switzerland


Switzerland has a history of neutrality and was not involved in either of the two world wars, but it has continued to strengthen ties with other countries. Switzerland is east of France and north of Italy, also bordered by Austria, Liechtenstein and Germany. Switzerland has 26 cantons.

Packaging Manufacturing Predictions Post-Pandemic


Here’s how packaging manufacturing has evolved during the pandemic. The level of complexity in packaging manufacturing has increased rapidly, and in order to manage it, so has the wider use of digital technology. Manufacturers will also mount a greater effort to manage risk.


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Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

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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.

Doing Business in Germany


km and borders the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and other countries including the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Manufacturing in Germany. The manufacturing sector invested 53.4 Austria and Switzerland.

Pricing Strategies for Distributors

Blue Ridge

Leveraging Your Switzerland Position Distributors sit in a zone we call Switzerland… the middle of the supply chain between the manufacturer and the final customer, which increases the complexity and scope of what they must manage. If you’re a distributor, you can actually use this position to your advantage! In […]. The post Pricing Strategies for Distributors appeared first on Blogs, Whitepapers, News & Customer Success Stories from Blue Ridge.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Shipping my stuff one more time.

Supply Chains Rock

This time I am planting my feet just outside of Zurich, Switzerland in the town of Ruschlikon where I will be working at IBMs fabled Research Lab. In total it should take 30 days from my parents house on Long Island, NY to my flat here in Switzerland. Manufacturing Central. Who said supply chains are boring?

Doing Business in Italy


Border countries include Austria, France, Vatican City, San Marino, Slovenia and Switzerland. Manufacturing in Italy. Italy is the second largest manufacturing country in Europe, behind Germany. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

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Winner of the last quarter: Unilever’s Marc Engel

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In his 20-year career with Unilever, Engel has worked in Singapore, the Netherlands, UK, Brazil, Switzerland and Kenya. He is an Executive Board Member of Kenya Association of Manufacturers and a member of the Supervisory Board of PostNL. He moved into the supply chain operation in 1998 and held various positions in the UK, Latin America, the Netherlands and Switzerland until becoming Unilever’s first Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) in 2008.

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Doing Business in India


Manufacturing in India. India has a robust manufacturing sector, with typical products including textiles, chemicals, food, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petrochemicals, machinery, software and pharmaceuticals. . Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

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Key Factors to Closing the Global Digital Skills Gap


The annual World Economic Forum, held in Davos, Switzerland, is the single most influential gathering of world leaders and business innovators on the planet. All Industries Distribution Manufacturing Miscellaneous

Stéphane Simonetta new EVP and Head of Operations at Grundfos

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For the past years Simonetta has been with Honeywell Transportation Systems, based in Rolle, Switzerland, as Head of Supply Chain then Vice-President of Operations. We want to build an end-to-end supply chain as a competitive advantage by aligning front and back end in order to satisfy demand across value chains and leveraging our scale in manufacturing, procurement, and logistics.

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. Initially, these managers were asked about SCM topics they are currently most interested in.

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The Beginning of the Beginning: A Progress Report on the Digitisation of Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

A global study conducted by Gartner, the global research and advisory firm—surveying over 1,300 supply chain professionals—found that 56% of the respondents think that automation enables them to make onshore manufacturing economically viable. OVERVIEW.

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Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

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Switzerland. 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.

Top 5 press brakes cnc/nc manufacturers

Exapro Hub

In recent years, some manufacturers have built their reputation and have become leaders. As we did for other categories such as machines centers manufacturers or injection moulding machines , we’ve analyzed more than 4,000 press brakes cnc/nc ever listed on our website among 70 brands to determine the top 5 press brakes cnc/nc manufacturers. We will reveal to you the part that manufacturers represent among our catalog.

Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018


In early April I attended the LogiPharma Europe 2018 conference in Montreux, Switzerland, an event that attracted more than 800 attendees, including practitioners and executives from pharma and medical device industries, along with software vendors and many service providers. We’re at #logipharma18 in Montreux, Switzerland this week, where there’s always a great gathering of the top minds in pharma #supplychain.

DiManEx Contributes to Find the Business Case for Digital Spare Parts in VTT Study


The report finds compelling business cases for spare part digitization and provides recommendations on the use of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in the aftermarket. Aftermarket services are extremely important for many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

This Week in Logistics News (March 27 – April 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

Specifically, the top countries most impacted by the Suez Canal blockage include the UK, Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, and Austria. Spring brings about a plethora of annual traditions.

Marion Kohlmeier: ‘Expansion in our global footprint has been a big step’

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In automotive, these are well-known Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs): Daimler, BMW, Audi, GM and PSA. We have a production plant here in Switzerland as well as in Germany and as wages increase further we need greater efficiency. Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional. In this edition: Marion Kohlmeier, Head of supply chain planning and project purchasing at Weidmann Plastics Technology.

My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last week, I had a Linkedin comment from Dubai, questions from a team from the Philippines, and an inquiry from Switzerland. Tomorrow, I have a call with a manufacturing company to answer the question, “ What is the most important concept in the book?” TO drive success, they then focus the individual functions–sales, marketing, manufacturing, procurement, distribution, finance–around metrics that focus on reliability.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Robinson Enters Switzerland Marketplace. In 3PL news, XPO Logistics announced that it has acquired Optima Service Solutions, LLC, “a leading non-asset provider of last-mile logistics services for major retailers and manufacturers in the United States” for $26.6 In addition, Optima benefits from the same powerful tailwind as 3PD: the growing inclination of retailers and manufacturers to outsource the last-mile logistics of heavy goods [emphasis mine].

Game of Chains

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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.

The need to know


Some Canadian manufacturing executives are complaining that the country’s confusing and lopsided exemptions to strict COVID-19 border controls have hurt their sector’s competitiveness just as the country faces weaker growth and a resurgence in new infections.

Bringing Rootstock Cloud ERP to Europe’s DACH Region


In January 2019, Rootstock launched a team to oversee growth in the DACH region of Europe, encompassing Germany (Deutschland), Austria and Switzerland – all the German-speaking countries. This team will respond to the tremendous demand for Rootstock Cloud ERP within the region’s manufacturing and distribution industries.

SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

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It stretches from the northwest of England to northern Italy via the Benelux region, the Ruhr area, the Rhine region and southern Germany, Switzerland and the Tirol. Of the Blue Banana countries, only Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg made it into the top 10 of the fastest-growing economies for that period. The logos illustrate the manufacturers’ choices about whether or not to produce close to their sales markets. Switzerland.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

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

Staying Ahead of Supply Chain Paradigms – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

But alternative models are emerging, including distributed manufacturing enabled by robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D-printing, distributed intelligence brought about by the internet of things and distributed labor enabled by the internet and mobile devices. Demand sensing technology will help supply chain professionals to become smarter about the sales side, which helps to drive sales but also allows for better planning of logistics and manufacturing capacity.

Hyzon expects to deliver fuel cell trucks in Europe in Q3

The Supply Chain Journal

NASDAQ: NKLA ) and its manufacturing joint venture partner IVECO and German pipeline company OGE will work together to transport hydrogen to stations serving commercial fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) via a 124-mile pipeline.

The need to know


automakers and other manufacturers to cut production and alarmed the White House and members of Congress, administration officials said. Switzerland's Kuehne & Nagel buys Asian logistics firm Apex. Lawmakers plan to meet with Biden Wednesday on supply chain: sources.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Transparency, on the other hand, involves moral and ethical dimensions of activities associated with sourcing and manufacturing. Rootstock analysts explain, “Manufacturing supply chains need transparency throughout the process to avoid bad press outcomes from failures in the chain.” Food Safety Modernization Act) with further regulation on the horizon in the Netherlands and Switzerland, among others.”

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ToolsGroup Customers Navigate Supply Chain Planning for COVID-19


Franke, a kitchen equipment manufacturer based in Switzerland, has adopted ToolsGroup Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+) in over 50 global regions. One US-based ToolsGroup manufacturing customer sources parts from a number of Chinese and Italian suppliers.

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a beautiful spring day in March in Basel, Switzerland. When I asked Shane, during my recent trip to Basel, Switzerland, to tell me how he orchestrated the transition, he replied, “There were two immediate actions. They will be featured in our digital showcase and are a part of the Jabil story on digital manufacturing. I pushed aside Shane’s motorbike helmet and jacket to take a seat in his crowded office. Shane is a stocky man of medium build who I love talking to.

Rethinking your optimum

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The benefits of the Self-Learning Supply Chain in manufacturing. Switzerland. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Advanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue.

3 Things You Need To Do To Take Your Company Global


As you establish relationships with manufacturers and suppliers abroad, ask as many questions as needed to get on the same page. manufacturers never inquire about discounts on port duties or refunds for certain sales.” 3 Things You Need To Do To Take Your Company Global.

SCM publishes groundbreaking list of supply chain leaders

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He joined Unilever on the Executive Board in September 2009, following roles at global management consultancy AT Kearney and Nestlé SA, where he was Vice President of Corporate Operations Strategies in Switzerland and Vice President of Supply Chain and R&D in Mexico. Chris Tyas has been at Nestlé for thirty years, initially across manufacturing roles throughout Europe but also in human resources. Head of Competence Center SCM & Manufacturing.

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