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

Supply Chain Brain

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. to counter the growing economic influence of China, and to a lesser extent Russia, throughout the African continent But the move might signal a broader effort by the U.S.

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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. Regulations Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Planning Transportation

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


by CJ Wehlage The Supply Chain Insights annual conference was held on September 10-11, 2014 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. Great memories here, as so much has changed in the supply chain research world these past 5+ years. All ex-AMR analysts on the stage, talking about the ‘Top 15 Supply Chains we Admire’. There has been so much discussion on the “top” supply chain lists. Value of supply chain planning and analytics.

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. Our experts would be happy to share how integrated supply chain planning and optimization can lead to a healthier bottom-line in the oil & gas industry. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

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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.

How Procter & Gamble is thriving on supply chain complexity


Source: Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Procter & Gamble (P&G) is known for best-in-class supply chain planning. Equally it poses huge supply chain planning challenges. Supply Chain Planning

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 At the time, I had the opportunity to interview most of the major executives leading their supply chain. Not so much in Russia at the moment.

Supply Chain Movement 16 – Consultancy

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 16 – 2015 Q1. Our supply-chain future: fair sharing – column. 11 | Snapshots Roundtables Supply Chain Movement. In the rapidly changing economy, countless companies need advice on strategy and especially supply chain management. In spite of several acquisitions, the landscape of supply chain consulting firms remains fairly fragmented. 22 | Management: international supply chain obstructions.

The Top 6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2017

PLS Logistics

The supply chain is affected by the globalization of business, and those who work with international suppliers don’t have the same competitive advantage they once had. More markets are emerging in the global economy, and traditional supply and demand is changing. Brazil, Russia and India are predicted to become sources of supply and demand for global companies. Supply Chain TechnologyGlobalization.

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


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.

Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember


Supply chain planning in emerging markets is different. He adds, “Often, last-mile distribution costs to rural areas are high and reliability is low, compounded by the lack of visibility of in-transit shipments.” ( Invest in Four Key Capabilities While Developing Your Demand-Driven Supply Chain Strategy for Emerging Markets , 18 September 2017) Let’s take Indonesia, for example. Growing domestic demand can also cause supply chain strategies to change.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

For the past few years I’ve been using that phrase, which you typically find in investment literature, when making the case for innovation in supply chain management. trailed both Saudi Arabia and Russia in oil production, and it trailed Russia in natural gas production. These new participants frequently have less experience executing the development of efficient supply chains. “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”.

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. Mirza notes that customization is a significant market trend and believes the entire supply chain will require transformation as the customization of vehicles becomes a mainstream approach to production. But before then, can you summarize why vehicle customization will drive the supply chain of the future?

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


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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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. Practice Supply Chain Management Trend

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Connecting the Supply Chain through the Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

Many economic sectors will eventually be affected by IoT implementation, including supply chains. The IoT will significantly impact how supply chains function. Business journalist Craig Guillot ( @cguillot ) observes, “The Internet of Things is already offering the potential to recast entire supply chains in the manufacturing industry. Benefits of IoT in the supply chain.

Supply chains on film

Supply Chain Movement

A growing number of scenes in films and television programmes – and even entire films and TV series – are about logistics and supply chain management, and media productions are going ever deeper into those business roles. Supply chain professionals can learn a lot from Hollywood about outsourcing, sustainability, Big Data, innovation, supply chain strategy and risk management. In earlier decades, films did not feature logistics or supply chains.

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

Supply Chain Movement Q4: Cross-border

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain is about thinking in terms of processes, customer values and collaboration, which is a word that she used frequently.” So said the jury that awarded Allison Thomas, supply chain director at PepsiCo Benelux, the title of ‘Supply Chain Professional 2013’. “I 14 | Cross-border supply chains. The most important tip: factor in customs and fiscal aspects as soon as you start developing new products or designing your supply chain.

Major Trends Impacting the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Ecosystem

Supply Chain View from the Field

The issues supply chain executives face in this environment are significant, but also represent opportunities for those who know and think about how to embrace this complexity. Supply chains have gone from local to global. A single event in the world, such as the Fukashima earthquake, can interrupt the global supply chain for certain products. Russia and India enjoyed similarly impressive uplifts.

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

Supply Chain Movement

By far the most read article on Supply Chain Movement is Carlos Cordon’s blog: Supply Chain 4.0: In an amazing twist, technology is rendering the old fundamentals of supply chain management obsolete. In Russia, Adidas increased sales in Moscow by double digits in 24 hours, thanks to a supply chain initiative. Mindmap for Continuous Supply Chain Learning. Overview of European supply chain events 2017.

Why Energy Supply Chains are Transitioning to Renewables


The rise in remote work has led to a drop in demand, not to mention the small matter of a price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The coronavirus pandemic has given the world a wake-up call about resiliency in supply chain.

Overview of European supply chain events 2016

Supply Chain Movement

So mark your calendar with the relevant supply chain conferences. Supply Chain Movement helps you along with an overview of the most important European supply chain events in 2016. 14th annual Cool Chain & Controlled Room Temperature Logistics Europe. 3rd S&OP in Russia and CIS. E-Commerce & Omni-Channel: Supply Chain & Fulfilment. eWorld Purchasing & Supply. 17th annual Clinical Trial Supply Europe.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Located in the United Kingdom (UK), he has more than twelve years of experience in progressive roles driving demand-drive projects for their global supply chain. At the Supply Chain insights Global Summit , Nick shared his story on driving demand-based improvements. Nick strongly believes that it is insufficient to drive supply chain improvement through incrementalism. Understanding the Lubricant Supply Chain. Trade-offs in the Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Risk Hits the Big Time

Enterra Insights

For too long, supply chain risk management has been mostly confined within supply chain circles. CEOs and government agencies were more than happy to let a few experts deal with supply chain challenges. Thanks to a rise in cyber attacks, supply chain risk management is receiving attention in all quarters. Laurel Deppen reports CrowdStrike believes supply chain cyber attacks are the world’s fastest growing cyberthreat.[2]

What’s New in 2015 for the supply chain world? See 2014?s predictions.

Supply Chain View from the Field

Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand. No question the global supply chain is still going strong. Brazil had an election that proved to be radically unpopular with the global business community, Russia has alienated itself and is hurting due to the rapid drop in the price of oil, while India and China are in a holding pattern, with tepid growth. Increased Globalization Brings Increased Risks of Supply Disruption.


Is Samsung's Supply Chain Prepared for its Demand?


The overwhelming demand for the phone could help the company’s quarterly earnings, analysts say the disappointing sales of Galaxy S6 last year may be repeated if the tech giant does not address supply chain issues early as possible. Due to strong demand, the launch dates of the premium smartphone in some markets, including Ukraine, Malaysia and Russia, have been delayed. If supply delays continue, consumers may consider other smartphones.

Will Forecasts and/or Predictions Benefit The Alignment of Your Priorities and Your Supply Chain?

The Network Effect

Jack Ma continues to pursue his priorities; I forecast he will stay #1 in China eCommerce, I forecast he will stay #1 in XBorder trade, and I predict he will evolve into a leadership position in eCommerce in Russia, Brazil, Europe, and the United States. How clear are you on your forecasts and your priorities and what do you predict about your supply chain and your future? Mark Roy/Flickr.

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. If goods get lost or delayed, the whole supply chain can be affected.

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Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

If the mantra of the real estate industry is “Location, Location, Location”, the new mantra of supply chain executives is fast becoming “Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration”. If the events of the past few months have taught us anything, the ability to create and sustain collaborative processes with global supply chain partners is crucial to properly manage, and in some cases, capitalize on complexity.


Supply Chain Agenda of Pierre Mille, VP Group Planning & Customer Service Excellence at Carlsberg Group

Supply Chain Movement

“We are evolving towards a more customer centric supply chain”. A series of acquisitions inevitably led to a complex supply chain for global beer brewer, Carlsberg. His task – together with his colleagues from procurement, production and logistics – is to simplify the global supply chain while acknowledging that consumers are often very emotionally attached to a particular beer brand. What is your responsibility regarding the supply chain? “I

What Today's Market Tumble Means for Your Supply Chain


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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Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability


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. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published November 25, 2019 in TWEAK YOUR BIZ.

What CEOs are Saying About the EMEA Marketplace

Supply Chain Nation

Earlier this year, PwC conducted a global survey of Consumer Goods and Retail CEOs to get their thoughts on the economic outlook for their marketplace, the key issues they face, and the importance of their supply chains in a multi-channel world. Supply Chain Nation spoke with Lee Gill, JDA vice president retail strategy EMEA, to get his reaction to what the survey found out about the EMEA marketplace. Russia, similarly, almost escaped the recession.

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