Why Russia’s Agricultural Import Ban is more Supply Chain than Economics

Logistics Viewpoints

In July the US, the European Union (EU), and select other countries instituted a number of trade and financial sanctions against Russia for its involvement in the separatist movement in neighboring Ukraine. The EU banned the export of military technology and certain technology used for oil and gas exploration and production in deep water, the […]. Regulations Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Planning Transportation

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Why you shouldn’t miss the Russia & CIS Executive Summit 2014

DELMIA Quintiq

Join the upcoming 4th Russia & CIS Executive Summit Oil & Gas in Dubai. This year’s summit promises other insightful presentations by top leaders in the oil & gas industry: The future of LNG in Russia. Ready to achieve operational excellence in your oil & gas operations? Here are highlights you shouldn’t miss: Industry trends & innovations. What’s better than networking with 250 top executives that help shape the future of oil & gas?

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U.S. Funds a Supply-Chain Center in Ghana: A Challenge to China and Russia?

Supply Chain Brain

to counter the growing economic influence of China, and to a lesser extent Russia, throughout the African continent The United States Agency for International Development recently awarded $15 million for creation of a research and training center for supply-chain management in Ghana. But the move might signal a broader effort by the U.S.

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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.

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


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.

Top Four Questions About Russia’s Serialization Laws, Answered

Supply Chain Brain

Pharmaceutical distributors must be ready for Russia’s new serialization legislation, which takes effect on July 1

Russia offers logistics support in crash aftermath

Logistics Middle East

Russian Foreign Minister said Russia is ready to provide assistance

China’s Microsoft Hack, Russia’s SolarWinds Attack Threaten to Overwhelm U.S.

Supply Chain Brain

China’s global attack on Microsoft’s popular email software revealed last week and an equally sprawling Russian attack discovered three months ago have created a two-front war that threatens to overwhelm cybersecurity’s emergency responders

Business boundaries in supply chains

Supply Chain Movement

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).

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. The international TransRussia exhibition is Russia’s largest business event in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers and exhibition space. Register now >> Events event freight-handling equipment IEC Crocus Expo infrastructure ITE Group moscow Russia software supply chain transportation Transrussia

Ikea Russia’s new DC will be Jungheinrich’s biggest project yet

Supply Chain Movement

Jungheinrich has announced that it has won the contract to provide the handling systems for IKEA Russia’s new distribution centre. A 45 metre high, high-bay warehouse measuring 200 metres in length and 130 metres in width, the store will offer a total of 210,000 pallet locations.

Russia and Dubai aim to boost trade through Jafza hub

Logistics Middle East

High-level Russian delegation visits Jafza amid major growth in Dubai-Moscow trade

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Supply Chain Movement

Some companies try to work round the blockades, such as the tomato producers who export to Russia via Turkey. at Uyguroglu duties export Greg Javor innovation international supply chains Jungheinrich Russia Starbucks Supply Chain Movement Unilever warehousing Contents Supply Chain Movement 16 – 2015 Q1. Publishing date: 27 February 2015. 6 | News & Background. Jungheinrich aiming for Europe’s number 1 position. Winners of last quarter: Lalamove and UberCARGO.

Russia Plans to Overhaul the Northern Sea Route. Here's a Brief Overview.

Supply Chain Brain

The Northern Sea Route has been deemed a potential alternative to routes crossing the Suez or Panama canals, potentially cutting distances up to 45

What CEOs are Saying About the EMEA Marketplace


SCN: In the PwC survey, the CEOs indicated that Germany and Russia were two areas where they expect significant growth. Russia, similarly, almost escaped the recession. Russia did have a dip, but they rebounded very fast. Russia’s performance is even more impressive. All-Channel retail Omni-Channel Supply Chain consumer goods EMEA Germany retail Russia

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.

The impact of the Ukrainian crisis on Europe’s gas flow

Supply Chain Movement

Europe imports around one third of its gas requirement from Russia with about half of it transiting through Ukraine. Wood Mackenzie’s analysis showed that North Western Europe would feel minimal effects, as Russia’s Nord Stream pipeline supplies much of its gas demand. Trends Aimms analysis energy gas flow Ian Moran impact Liquefied Natural Gas LNG modeling Russia Ukraine Wood Mackenzie

Daily Infographic: The world’s 10 longest railway networks

The Supply Chain Journal

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Daily Infographic: Top 5 crude oil-producing countries

The Supply Chain Journal

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Europe Faces Winter Energy Crisis Years in the Making

Supply Chain Brain

Europe’s gas prices have more than tripled this year as top supplier Russia has been curbing the additional deliveries the continent needs to refill its depleted storage sites after a cold 2020 winter

Global Logistics—November 2014

Inbound Logistics

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

Pending Belarus sanctions could complicate East-West freight moves

The Supply Chain Journal

Belarus has an important network of roads, which includes international transit corridors linking the EU with Russia, Central Asia and China. Any dispute could also involve Russia, Lukashenko’s benefactor, and make it difficult to reroute planes and trains through its territory.

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

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

New DOD Procurement Rules Ban Suppliers Using Chinese Telecom Tech

Supply Chain Brain

Department of Defense is banning the purchase of telecommunications equipment and services from suppliers with ties to China and Russia The U.S.

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

Etihad Cargo launches freighter flights to Moscow

Logistics Middle East

New service capitalises on growing trade between Russia & the UAE

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines tonnage up 16% in 2015 so far

Logistics Middle East

Between January and May 2015, the cargo airline transported 180,605 tonnes across its global route network linking Europe, Asia and the USA via Russia

Supply Chain at the Heart of the Latest Ransomware Attack

Enterra Insights

As Americans were preparing for a long holiday weekend, Russia-based REvil ransomware criminals (aka Sodinokibi), conducted an attack targeting the information technology company Kaseya.

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Supply Chain Management Trends

SCM Research

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. 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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SCM Map Europe 2013-2014

Supply Chain Movement

As two rapidly expanding economies, Russia and Turkey are large enough to warrant local production activities. Despite the economic malaise in Western Europe, multinationals are investing heavily in manufacturing and distribution in the eastern part of the continent. The Balkans are also an emerging manufacturing region for Europe.

Most popular items on Supply Chain Movement – first 6 months 2017

Supply Chain Movement

In Russia, Adidas increased sales in Moscow by double digits in 24 hours, thanks to a supply chain initiative. In Case You Missed It. A recap of the most popular articles on in 2017 so far. By far the most read article on Supply Chain Movement is Carlos Cordon’s blog: Supply Chain 4.0: Adidas and Amazon re-write the rules. In an amazing twist, technology is rendering the old fundamentals of supply chain management obsolete.

The SolarWinds Fiasco

Enterra Insights

This extensive breach came to light when the cybersecurity company FireEye made public the fact that its system had been hacked by nation-state hackers (almost everyone agrees those hackers were acting on behalf of Russia). 2] Michael Riley, Kartikay Mehrotra, and William Turton, “ Russia-Linked SolarWinds Hack Snags Widening List of Victims ,” Bloomberg, 17 December 2020. [3] According to Bob Dylan’s iconic ballad, “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.

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JBS cyberattack: Livestock haulers feel brunt of plant shutdowns

The Supply Chain Journal

The White House said it was a ransomware attack , likely by hackers in Russia. . “I’ve Truck driver Darwin Hershberger was preparing to transport cattle from Wyoming to Utah on Monday morning when the feedlot owner told him the load was canceled.

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How Procter & Gamble is thriving on supply chain complexity


Next it implemented in Russia, followed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Source: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Procter & Gamble (P&G) is known for best-in-class supply chain planning. Now, speaking at September's Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in London , P&G’s product supply director Onofrio Caradonna reveals how the company is applying planning capabilities to its distributor network. A sustainable growth opportunity.