FMCG Manufacturing, Sourcing and the Ukraine-Russia Unrest

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The unrest – what a terrible BBC understatement that is – in Ukraine does not look to be going away in the near future and will possibly be hanging over us for considerably longer. Most of the large companies have developed pan-European sourcing strategies and gone are the days when each individual region or even country had its own small “local for local” factory operations.

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

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Europe imports around one third of its gas requirement from Russia with about half of it transiting through Ukraine. If disruption was extended to a six month duration over the winter, Wood Mackenzie expects additional Southern European countries like Spain to turn to other sources to meet their gas demand resulting in competition with Asia and Latin America for shipments of LNG which will result in a global hike in the price of gas. Source images: Wood Mackenzie.

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Doing Business in Poland


Poland’s bordering countries include Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine. The corporate tax rate is 19%, calculated on global corporate income from all sources if the company is headquartered in Poland. Poland is an external border country of the EU, so it has implemented strict Schengen rules to restrict illegal immigration along the borders with Belarus and Ukraine. .

The Impact of Demand Volatility and a Changing Technology Landscape on European Supply Chains


A recent report by the ACE European Group identifies supply chains as of the biggest sources of concern for European businesses today. On the one hand, companies are facing growing uncertainty due to volatile exchange rates, rising oil prices and economic and geopolitical events, such as Greece’s financial crisis and the conflict in Ukraine.

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Can Blockchain Technology Prevent Organic Fraud?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Because supply cannot meet demand of organic foods, retailers, feed companies, and packaged food manufacturers are importing organic foods from India, Ukraine, Turkey, Romania, etc. For distributors, it helps to expand international sourcing and avoid risk related to changing supply or demand. Bel Yousefi, Sai Prem Achuthan, and Christopher Tang. . UCLA Anderson School. .

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Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

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From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Ukraine. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

According to a recent study with particular focus on logistics, logistics services providers are beginning to expand their strategic geographic focus (source: Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2013). Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies. The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead.


Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

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Ukraine. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

Country Risk Scores Mapped and Explained


RSF calculates each country’s Freedom of the Press score based on two sources: 1) quantitative research 2) journalist survey responses. The second source, the journalist survey is completed by at least 5 journalists in every country. Six countries decreased their risk level, this includes: Honduras, Indonesia, Nepal and Ukraine. As an additional service to our customers, EcoVadis provides profiles on over 150 countries.

The need to know


billion stake in Alibaba's Cainiao - sources. Their silhouettes don’t stir dreams of adventure like a sports car or trendy SUV, but vans are a rare source of profit for European carmakers, which is why EU regulators are focused on them as they decide whether to back an industry mega-merger. . The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists. Brazil ecommerce jumps 57% in first five months of 2020 fueled by COVID-19. Brazilian e-commerce has risen by 56.8%

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

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Ukraine. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

Will Your Supply Chain Ever Be Safe Again?


This attack was particularly insidious because it manipulated weaknesses in computer systems to travel quickly through the Ukraine, Russia, Europe, and even into the United States. Their proposed source, a Kiev-based software company called Intellekt Servis, said it was a victim of the virus, not its creator. In the past few years, many high-profile cyber security breaches have affected large supply chains.

Complex costs of transportation

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By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Ukraine. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

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However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Ukraine. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

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There appears to be considerable upheaval in Europe as a result of the political unrest between Russia and Ukraine. Companies are now having to source more locally in order to ensure that they can continue to produce for the local market.”. >>Please Slight shift in European networks. But the world of logistics has not changed radically compared with last year,” says Patrick Haex from Buck Consultants.

Freight In The Year Of The Monkey


China will have the lead, connecting economies like Azerbaijan and Ukraine to the international market, but OBOR will bring new logistics origins online. Image Source: Source: Trading Economics. Freight In The Year Of The Monkey. The world’s second-largest national economy has settled into the Year of the Fire Monkey, an ambitious but devious primate.

Sochi chalet runs out of traditional Swiss raclette melting cheese

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. ” New supplies of the cheese should have already arrived in Sochi as the caterers ordered a further 800 kg to be transported by truck from Switzerland to Russia through Ukraine as soon as they noticed the stocks dwindling. Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking.