Top 10 Most Corrupt Countries of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Over the last six years, several countries significantly improved their CPI score, including Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and the United Kingdom, while several countries declined, including Syria, Yemen and Australia. Syria, South Sudan and Somalia rank lowest with scores of 14, 12 and 9 respectively. Source ID. Source : Human Rights Watch. Source ID. Source: UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau. Source ID. Source: Human Rights Watch.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

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How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Terrorism : The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, coupled with the ongoing instability in Syria and Iraq and the spread of ISIS, have raised the risk for terrorism-related supply chain disruptions in 2016. Well, my big audacious prediction for 2015 did not come true.

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10 Things to Consider in the Global Economy

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What is remarkable is that 53% come from Somalia, Syria, and Afghanistan. As we take a look at imports/exports, and environment uncertainty it is likely that supply chain designs will move more towards more local sourcing, driven not only by total cost of ownership, but even more so by global risk mitigation. I had the opportunity to sit in on the CPO Leadership Summit in Atlanta, GA this week, hosted by IBM Watson Supply Chain. (I

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

Talking Logistics

The answers to those questions and more could significantly impact supply chain strategies, everything from sourcing decisions to network design, which is why my prediction from two years ago — that more companies will start treating Supply Chain Design as a continuous business process — is now a critical necessity. Past performance is not indicative of future results. This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions.