Business boundaries in supply chains

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain management is critical to the success of export business. 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. Such time-consuming red tape is an unavoidable part of doing business with Russia. Supply Chain Movement.

Supply chain pain points: Automotive

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater 6 speed bumps on the road to automotive supply chain success. A trending move from regional to global supply chain processes is adding complexity to the automotive supply chain at an unprecedented level, driving a growing need for automation and collaboration. That’s revving up interest in realignment, consolidation and optimization of supply chain activities. Automotive supply chain pain points.

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4 unstoppable forces that WILL change your end-to-end supply chain

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater If there’s one thing you can count on in supply chain, it’s that things will change. It could be as relatively small as a last minute order or engineering change, or as big as an industry-wide shift that sends your end-to-end supply chain spinning in an entirely new direction. At the recent Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, there was a lot of talk about the latter. Customers have always been at the heart of supply chain.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report (published by KPMG) , as well as publish the BVL International Global Logistics Trends and Strategies report with a team of leading academics and executives in Europe, China, North and South America, Russia, and India. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time. It is a challenge that is giving supply chain executives headaches and all the while squeezing their profit margins.

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The Potential Impact on Shipping of a Global Recession

Intelligent Audit

The question now is what will the impact of such a recession be, particularly on shipping. What Happens to Shipping. Shipping, especially global shipping, is uniquely vulnerable to recessions and the effects of the downturn of 2008-2009 are still being felt today. Truck, Rail, Freight, Air: While the potential recession will likely be global, it will also have a significant impact on domestic shipping. Which, in turn, will drastically impact shipping.

What Today's Market Tumble Means for Your Supply Chain

Elementum

We examine the manufacturing and supply chain implications of the Dow's fall. The global supply chain’s future hinges in a large part on Chinese imports and exports, both of which have suffered as the nation sees its markets weakening. While economists are uncertain of long-term economic implications, what the supply chain industry should be most concerned about are the ripple effects the market crash will have on global trade.

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Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. I’ve been in supply chain management for more than a decade now.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. To understand why simply look at the supply chain. Any company invested in the global economy depends on its supply chain to be the foundation of the business. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world. Storage and shipping costs can quickly cut into profit margins.

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

BluJay Solutions

If supply chain is the ultimate team sport, nothing tests the game strategy and teamwork like a worldwide event. The 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer championship has drawn millions of sports enthusiasts to Russia. According to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , for example, just supplying the German team at the Olympic village in Rio in 2016 required 1.3 million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

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. Political unrest, both internal and external, can halt supply lines. Political instability can cause interruptions to your supply chain. Shipping costs.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptions that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next. At these times of the year, you should see less risk to your standard ocean shipping strategy.

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China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

Even though among the goals of OBOR is to ship Chinese goods to a broader audience, it could potentially result in a large economic trade bloc unto itself potentially leaving the US out in the cold in terms of global trade. OBOR includes several land routes connecting East Asia with Europe via Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkey with future routes into Africa. The OBOR supply chain appears to be taking shape. Globalization Supply Chain Trade supply chain

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I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile. Here’s one of my predictions for 2016 that hit the mark: Blockchain Technology Will Make Its Debut in Supply Chain Management.

Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium

NC State SCRC

The DC serves as the hub for Nike’s global e-commerce business, and orders taken from Nike.com are shipped to consumers all over the world from this DC, including North America. The Nike campus is used for distribution to Russia, Saudi Arabia, as well as samples for sales reps, business promotions, and returns are all processed at the facility. The DC ships 220M units annually, with a total of 213,000 inline SKU’s.

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

In recent years, the aerospace heavyweights Boeing and Northrop Grumman have developed airships; Russia, Brazil, and China have built or conceived prototypes, and Canada has designs for a few of them, including the Solar Ship, which looks like a bloated stealth bomber, with solar panels spread across the top of helium-filled wings.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. To understand why simply look at the supply chain. Any company invested in the global economy depends on its supply chain to be the foundation of the business. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world. Storage and shipping costs can quickly cut into profit margins.

Growing the logistics network means building partnerships with the right people

Supply Chain View from the Field

This involves direct shipping of products to distributors, which allows you to generate savings. This strategy allowed us better reach to our customers, by using existing distributors who already have a presence in countries like India and Russia. The only way to do that effectively is to eliminate touch points into the supply chain going in to that country – what we call the direct chain.

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The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

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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The need to know

EFT

beef supply chain. Department of Agriculture is funding a $1 million research project to identify how the virus that causes COVID-19 might be transmitted in the nation’s beef supply chain, from cattle on the farm to the packages of meat inside a person’s refrigerator.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptors that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next. At these times of the year, you should see less risk to your standard ocean shipping strategy.

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Is Globalization Changing or Dying? Part One.

Enterra Insights

He writes, “The death of globalization and world-encompassing supply chains has been foretold so often that it is hard to imagine it might actually be happening. Commerce soared as the cost of shifting goods in ships and planes fell, phone calls got cheaper, tariffs were cut and the financial system liberalized. The other is governments trying to force businesses to diversify supply internationally or to bring their production home.”

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Doing Business in Turkey

QAD

Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping. Turkey’s merchant marine boasts 1,234 vessels, including 57 bulk carriers, 54 container ships, 363 general cargo ships, 124 oil tankers and 636 other vessels.

The need to know

EFT

Zara owner Inditex pledges support for fashion supply chain as coronavirus bites. Shipping’s share of global carbon emissions increases. shale supply chain will emerge smaller from price war, pandemic. Supply and Demand Chain Executive].

Retail in EMEA: The Perfect Storm

Supply Chain Nation

EMEA is a blend of emerging countries like Russia, whose retail metamorphosis will see it grow to dominate the region; and mature markets like the U.K., Meanwhile, Russia and South Africa have largely avoided the downturn, and while growth has slowed from the dizzying heights of the past, their economies are still growing. In IT, the supply chain, and the reinvention of the store experience.

The need to know

EFT

Hyundai Samho delivers world's first LNG-powered very large container ship v. EU parliament votes to make ships pay for their pollution. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists. Walmart unveils membership service with free delivery, no lines. Walmart Inc WMT.N

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As demands change, so must our supply chains. As reported by OSW studies , China determined that rail service between western China, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Europe would best serve the unique needs of these manufacturers. As such, each option can serve your supply chain in a different way. Could rail service benefit your supply chain? Have you ever considered changing your traditional mode of transportation?

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Are Retail Executives Fighting the Last War?

Supply Chain Nation

PwC surveyed over 400 retail CEOs from North America, Europe, Russia, China, South Africa and Australia to find out more about their priorities and investment strategies to win the retail war. The admirals, for instance, believed that battleships were still the pride of the fleet, as they were in 1918, because they could out-gun all other ships on the ocean. Without modern, agile supply chains, their big guns aren’t going to have enough of the right merchandise shells to shoot.

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

Cerasis

This may include research and development, product manufacturing, product packaging, and shipping processes. Since one of the key benefits of reshoring and nearshoring focuses on lower shipping costs and increased quality, those companies who keep chasing the lower labor cost will hurt. But many US companies are redoubling their efforts in this venture of nearshoring and reshoring so they can get the benefits of lower shipping costs and increased quality.

Doing Business in Poland

QAD

Poland’s bordering countries include Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping. Its prime location in Europe makes it an ideal location for shipping across Europe or Asia. Poland has almost 20,000 km of railways and 3,997 km of navigable inland waterways, so it is relatively simple and convenient to ship goods by air or water.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

Supply chain industry executives are split sharply about how Mexico will fare if it is able to agree with the United States and Canada on terms to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. . The Index, in its ninth year, ranks 50 emerging markets countries by factors that make them attractive to logistics providers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, air cargo carriers and distributors. Russia climbs three spots to No.

The New Silk Road: Have You Evaluated Your Freight Options?

TMC

For shippers large and small, the multi-billion-dollar infrastructural project could bring huge opportunities for improving the efficiency of global supply chains—providing they do their homework first. This shows that shippers are capitalizing on new mode/route combinations that will help them save cost, reduce lead time, and mitigate supply chain disruptions and risks (such as labor disputes in the ocean shipping industry).

The New Silk Road: Have You Evaluated Your Freight Options?

TMC

For shippers large and small, the multi-billion-dollar infrastructural project could bring huge opportunities for improving the efficiency of global supply chains—providing they do their homework first. This shows that shippers are capitalizing on new mode/route combinations that will help them save cost, reduce lead time, and mitigate supply chain disruptions and risks (such as labor disputes in the ocean shipping industry).

Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional. By Helen Armstong (Supply Chain Movement). It consolidated Cargill’s global animal feed production and strengthened its internal supply chain capacity for food production and processing. What is your responsibility regarding the supply chain? What are the main business challenges that drive supply chain projects at the moment?

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Doing Business in the Netherlands

QAD

Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping. and Russia. The Netherlands is a modern and highly industrialized country located in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium, Germany and the North Sea. The Netherlands was one of the founding countries of both the EU and NATO, showing that it is a nation of progressive and forward-thinking people. With a total area of 41,543 sq. km, the country is just slightly less than twice the size of the U.S.