Doing Business in Switzerland

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Switzerland has a history of neutrality and was not involved in either of the two world wars, but it has continued to strengthen ties with other countries. Switzerland is east of France and north of Italy, also bordered by Austria, Liechtenstein and Germany. Switzerland has 26 cantons.

What Supply Chains Can Learn From Switzerland

RFgen

Discover why Switzerland came out on top in the FM Global Resilience Index. In supply chain management, all eyes are on Switzerland. The Importance of Supply Chain Resilience. Of the 130 countries reviewed by FM Global, Switzerland took the No.

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Supply Chain Weekly-Wrap Up 11/27/2020 – 12/3/2020

All Things Supply Chain

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Supply Chain: "The Switzerland of Today's Business" - Our Interview with Rick Blasgen, President and CEO of CSCMP

LeanCor

Our weekly Executive Spotlight Blog Series will showcase business leaders' perspectives on real issues facing our industry, and the lean best practices that help improve supply chains and grow organizations. supply chain advancement supply chain insights

The Beginning of the Beginning: A Progress Report on the Digitisation of Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Is this true for the supply chain industry? What seems to be clear by now is that the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the vulnerabilities and risks of today’s global supply chain networks. Covid-19—the global supply chain awakening. OVERVIEW.

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Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018

Kinaxis

In early April I attended the LogiPharma Europe 2018 conference in Montreux, Switzerland, an event that attracted more than 800 attendees, including practitioners and executives from pharma and medical device industries, along with software vendors and many service providers. Here are some key takeaways from a content-rich, fun and exciting pharma supply chain conference. Patient-centric networks are reshaping pharma supply chains.

Academic Positions in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

Are you considering an academic career in supply chain management? In Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the most important hub for academic positions at more senior levels is academics.com ; selected logistics/SCM-related positions can also be found on the vacancies page of VHB’s WK Logistik (in German, but usually contains offers in English, too). Research Logistics Operations Management Supply Chain Management

The Current WMS Market Gets More Focus by Supply Chain Execs: Here’s Why

GlobalTranz

Digital technologies, including cloud-based platforms, encourage interest in the current WMS market on the part of supply chain executives. Warehouse Managers must understand the risks in the market experiencing such growth, how it affects supply chain executives and their relationships with Warehouse Managers, and what it means for WMS selection. According to Warehouse Logistics , there are more than 170 vendors located in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

They are demanding more supply chain transparency. Alexis Bateman ( @hickmana ), Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains, and Leonardo Bonanni ( @amerigo ), founder and CEO of Sourcemap, write, “The concept of supply chain transparency was virtually unknown 15 years ago, yet today it commands the attention of mid- and senior-level managers across a broad spectrum of companies and industries.”[1] What is supply chain transparency?

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The Amazing Supply Chain of the Olympic Torch

All Things Supply Chain

Since then, 12,000 Olympic torchbearers started carrying the Olympic Fire from Greece to Switzerland … Continue reading → Amazing Supply Chain amazing supply chain Olympic torch Rio 2016 summer olympics 2016This year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro celebrated its opening with a stunning ceremony last Friday. The Flame Lighting Ceremony actually began back in April.

Staying Ahead of Supply Chain Paradigms – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

What are areas that are relevant to supply chains where new paradigms are possible? Covid-19 has demonstrated the power of integrated, intelligent and interactive supply chain networks. Companies can create digital supply chains and digital supply chain services, and, hence, advantage. Today’s supply chains are complex networks geared towards highest efficiency and the production of highly sophisticated products.

SCM publishes groundbreaking list of supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Unilever’s Pier Luigi Sigismondi named as Europe’s top Supply Chain Executive. Who are the most influential supply chain executives in Europe? And who can be seen as a poster child of the supply chain universe? European logistics magazine Supply Chain Movement has collaborated with executive search firm Inspired-Search to compile a list of Europe’s top supply chain executives. He became Head of Group Supply Chain in 2013.

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Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0. Switzerland. Challenges for high-tech supply chain.

Temperature Controlled Logistics leadership forum – DACH – 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Switzerland. New senior-level pharma supply chain leadership meeting comes to Switzerland. Bringing together industry leaders from across logistics, quality, supply chain and distribution the brand new Temperature Controlled Logistics Leaders Forum takes a hard look at core challenges and best practices to take your TCL strategy to the next level! Temperature Controlled Logistics leadership forum – DACH – 2016. Date: 25-27 October 2016.

Optimizing Liberty Global’s Supply Chain: An Interview with Willem Vesters

AIMMS

We had the pleasure to speak with Willem Vesters, Liberty Global’s VP Global Supply Chain Planning, to learn more about their optimization journey. I worked at ING for a short period, then moved to Philips and subsequently I became the Supply Chain Planning Director for Office Depot in Europe. These days, I head up the Supply Chain Planning division at Liberty Global. I first heard about AIMMS at the Supply Chain Logistics Summit in Barcelona in 2015.

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What Global Risks are Increasing In 2020?

Logistics Viewpoints

Every year, prior to the big event in Davos Switzerland where movers and shakers from around the world get together. Supply Chain Planning risk managementHaving leading business executives prance around and pose is unseemly.

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a beautiful spring day in March in Basel, Switzerland. I first met Shane in 2007 at the beginning of his work with Syngenta’s value chain. Seldom do I see a commercial leader transition to supply chain, and I wanted to gain his insights. In 2007, Shane Emms was asked to take a Global Supply Chain leadership assignment at Syngenta. While Shane did not start out with a supply chain background, he was a fast learner and a great leader.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years. Talent development can make an important contribution to the execution of their supply chain strategies, but not all leaders pay the same amount of attention to this topic. Life’s as a chief supply chain officer (CSCO) is not always easy. Switzerland. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions. Supply Chain Media, software vendor Aimms and consultancy firm Districon have put together this checklist for supply chain optimisation. >>Please Checklist supply chain optimisation. Switzerland. Visuals Aimms checklist decision making Districon optimisation supply chain Supply Chain Media

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level. Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap Supply Chain Execution 24/7. Switzerland.

Supply Chain Packaging and the Circular Economy

Enterra Insights

This seismic change was on full display at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where I participated in a thought-provoking event on the future of consumer goods. Several years ago, a report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) entitled “ Towards the Circular Economy: Accelerating the scale-up across global supply chains ,” stated, “Linear consumption is reaching its limits.

A solution for the “New Normal”: Real Time Supply Chain thinking

NC State SCRC

CEO’s responding to Deloitte’s new study on global economic growth participating in the World Forum in Switzerland this week have nothing but doom and gloom in the forecast. But there’s nothing stable about the environment we operate in, as there is plenty of volatility and disruption to go around in the global supply chain. The real-time supply chain is being created at Flex today.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Not only does this demand a new approach, requiring an organisation and its employees to display more agility and responsiveness, but it also creates the need for a supply chain architect in order to meet the changing needs of customers, both now and in the future. Supply Chain Media and BLMC Recruitment & Interim Management have therefore developed this mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020 outlining the route, with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

An up-close look at the the young people who embody the best traits of the new Supply Chain Generation. While the ratio of male-to-female managers in the supply chain field has hovered around 9:1 for an uncomfortably long time, that trend may slowly but finally be changing. At least, that's one conclusion to be had from the 30 Under 30 Rising Stars program, conducted for the past four years by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and ThomasNet.

White paper: Are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. This white paper from R&G Global Consultants will help you analysing your own role in the performance of your supply chain. Is your supply chain strategy truly customer focused? Do you fully understand your own supply chain?

Supply chain software demands continual attention

Supply Chain Movement

that’s the same length of time that many larger companies need to develop and globally implement new supply chain software. PepsiCo, ASmL and Agrifac are all investing in supply chain software at different levels. Supply chain software can be categorised into three different types. The ten SAP modules the food and drinks manufacturer has implemented do not include the supply chain planning one (SAP APO). “We’re

Who said supply chains are boring?: Shipping my stuff one more time.

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Supply Chain KPI Tips. All you need to know about Supply Chain KPIs. Supply Chain KPI. So that unfortunately means that many of your supply chain KPIs may not be stock-standard ones. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain).

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Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Gartner Survey Analysis Women in Supply Chain 2016. Switzerland.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Gartner Survey Analysis Women in Supply Chain 2016. Switzerland. Trends gartner survey Women in Supply Chain

Pricing Strategies for Distributors

Blue Ridge

Leveraging Your Switzerland Position Distributors sit in a zone we call Switzerland… the middle of the supply chain between the manufacturer and the final customer, which increases the complexity and scope of what they must manage. Blogs Supply Chain Planning

White paper: What if you are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. This white paper from R&G Global Consultants will help you analysing your own role in the performance of your supply chain. Is your supply chain strategy truly customer focused? Do you fully understand your own supply chain?

As Europe Rebounds Supply Chain Continues to Shine

MIT Supply Chain

The unemployment rate in Europe is around 12% and in Spain is about 25%, yet the current jobless rate for graduates of the MIT Zaragoza Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program in Zaragoza, Spain, is zero. The program’s exceptional performance is testament to the robust demand for skilled supply chain professionals. In addition, the supply chain management profession has gained in stature generally over the last decade or so.

Challenges of global fast fashion supply chains (Part IV)

Supply Chain Movement

In this final chapter of the series, we want to discuss about talent management, as it is a major current concern for global supply chains. Additionally, as global supply chains keep developing at a rapid pace, supply chain management has become a much deeper and broader discipline. Talent development.

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BluJay Solutions Extends Supply Chain Capabilities for Customers with Latest Release of Global Trade Network Platform

BluJay Solutions

Software release expands capabilities for multi-modal transport, multi-country compliance, and supply chain workflow, mobility, visibility and reporting. Holland, MI and Manchester, UK – November 27, 2018 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces the release of BluJay Global Trade Network version 19.0.0. Supply chains are becoming more global and more mobile.