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. The “unrest” is not localised and it obviously involves many other countries and regional bodies with political, economic and territorial interest in the area.

TransUkraine 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: International Exhibition Centre, Kiev, Ukraine. TransUkraine is the only International Trade Show in Ukraine presenting the whole range of transport industry opportunities, new logistic technology and services. Ukraine is geographically located at the intersection of Europe – Asia transport corridors and extensive traffic flows between the overloaded Western market and a rapidly growing Eastern market. TransUkraine 2016. Date: 26-28 October 2016.

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TransUkraine 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: International Exhibition Centre, Kiev, Ukraine. TransUkraine is the only International Trade Show in Ukraine presenting the whole range of transport industry opportunities, new logistic technology and services. Ukraine is geographically located at the intersection of Europe – Asia transport corridors and extensive traffic flows between the overloaded Western market and a rapidly growing Eastern market. TransUkraine 2015. Date: 27-29 October 2015.

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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. The EU banned the export of military technology and certain technology used for oil and gas exploration and production in deep water, the […]. Regulations Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Planning Transportation

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

Supply Chain Movement

Europe imports around one third of its gas requirement from Russia with about half of it transiting through Ukraine. Trends Aimms analysis energy gas flow Ian Moran impact Liquefied Natural Gas LNG modeling Russia Ukraine Wood Mackenzie Wood Mackenzie, specialist in commercial intelligence for the energy, metals and mining industries, has leveraged its proprietary Global Gas Model to provide clients with insights into gas market dynamics since 2006.

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Is Samsung's Supply Chain Prepared for its Demand?

Elementum

Due to strong demand, the launch dates of the premium smartphone in some markets, including Ukraine, Malaysia and Russia, have been delayed. Demand and pre-orders for Samsung Electronics’ new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone have exceeded the company’s estimates , the South Korean tech giant and the world’s largest smartphone maker announced on Wednesday.

Russian threatens to blow up flydubai plane

Logistics Middle East

Ukraine's Security Service detained a Russian citizen at Kyiv airport after he threatened to blow up a flydubai plane, which had departed from Dubai

This Week in Logistics News (August 9 – 15)

Logistics Viewpoints

This week does have such an image, and that visual is a line of incredibly nondescript white tractors and trailers hauling “aid” destined for the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. Its not every week that there is a logistics image that has been witnessed by virtually anyone and everyone that watches or reads the news.

Doing Business in Poland

QAD

Poland’s bordering countries include Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine. 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. .

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities.

SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

According to the risk experts at Aon, Turkey and Ukraine score the highest in Europe in terms of terrorism threat. Over the past year, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey have suffered heavily due to devaluation, whereas Switzerland has become considerably more expensive. >>Please Ukraine. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes.

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

AIMMS

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. A recent report by the ACE European Group identifies supply chains as of the biggest sources of concern for European businesses today.

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Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital. Supply Chain Media and software vendor Slimstock have developed this checklist for working capital management. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button.

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Advanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue. Learn more about: How data, advanced analytics and optimization technology combine to give your company the adaptability it needs in challenging markets.

Finn-Tack implements inventory and demand management solution

Supply Chain Movement

Finn-Tack, with an international customer base with growing global demand, has two production plants in China, and the Ukraine, manufacturing riding equipment and clothing. Finn-Tack, a global su pplier of equestrian and trotting clothes and equipment for riders and their horses, is in rapid growth.

Making Sense of the Economic Numbers

Supply Chain View from the Field

There has been a huge amount of economic data pouring out in the last two weeks, all the while in the face of news of increasing violence in the Ukraine, Jordan, and the Middle East. Domestically, we seem to be in a situation negative total inflation – the Fed will be on hold until December delaying any further interest rate decisions. It seems the global economy will pick up by the end of the year, and there is some growth in the US for the next little while.

Checklist for Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. 10 questions about Global Trade Management. Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation. Supply Chain Movement and software supplier Amber Road have put together this checklist for Global Trade Management. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button. Checklist for Global Trade Management.

Cyber Security 101: Understanding Ransomware

Elementum

Last May, a ransomware named WannaCry infected over 230,000 computer systems worldwide, and just recently an updated variant called NotPetya managed to hit over 2,000 users in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, France, Italy, the UK, Germany and the US. In less than 48 hours since NotPetya’s initial attack in Ukraine, the software has caused numerous interruptions in different industries across several countries.

Doing Business in the Czech Republic

QAD

The government is looking for ways to encourage migration of qualified workers from nearby countries such as Slovakia and Ukraine. After World War I, Czechoslovakia had a tumultuous history, but with the Velvet Revolution of 1989, the country was able to return to democracy. In 1993, the country split into two components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. By 2016, the country converted to the short name of Czechia, although it still uses the Czech Republic name in formal matters.

Brewing Up E-Commerce Success with Tassimo

ModusLink Corporation

This included the countries of Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, as well as in Ukraine and Russia. Back in May 2015 we announced that Tassimo had selected to partner with ModusLink to execute and manage its end-to-end e-Commerce operations throughout Europe.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. Surprised?

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

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver. However, there is a realistic possibility that you are the weakest link in your supply chain. Surprised?

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. Bel Yousefi, Sai Prem Achuthan, and Christopher Tang. . UCLA Anderson School. . In 2017, the Washington Post reported that millions of pounds of “USDA Organic” soybeans and corn imported through Turkey appear to have been fraudulent. [1]

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New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

EU FTAs and PTAs range from the classic FTA, such as between the EU and Mexico (which focuses predominantly on liberation of goods and services), to more enhanced forms of the FTA like the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), between the EU and Ukraine for example. Ukraine. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. International trade can entail significantly more risk than straightforward domestic business-to-business transactions.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE. Amber Road, leader des solutions de gestion du commerce international (GTM), et Supply Chain Movement ont collaboré ensemble pour établir cette carte de commerce international 2016 qui montre les accords commerciaux actuels de l’UE et les risques potentiels pour le commerce. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

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. Robinson whitepaper can help companies decide, set reasonable expectations for what outsourcing can contribute to their organisation, and how much of a role a company will need to play to achieve the successful business outcome they seek. About C.H. Robinson. Robinson help companies simplify their global supply chains.

Checklist Regelkonforme Lieferketten/Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. 11 Fragen zum Global Trade Management / 11 questions about Global Trade Management. Der globale Handel wächst – und mit ihm die Regulierung. Das effiziente Management von Lieferketten wird dadurch immer weiter erschwert. Gemeinsam mit Supply Chain Movement hat Amber Road eine Checkliste entwickelt: Testen Sie Ihr Global Trade Management! Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

In addition to the ‘new tier’, a further wave of countries - Kazakhstan, Morocco, Ukraine and Argentina - have been included in the top 20 emerging markets for the first time. Ukraine has weathered major corruption scandals and its future as an independent state is in doubt, making forward planning and compliance with international customs and security regulation challenging to say the least.

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Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. 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. Here, a number of leading companies show that it is possible to take a structural and creative approach to talent development.

BIS Adds 29 Persons to List of Foreign Entities Restricted From Exports of Dual-Use Goods

Supply Chain 24/7

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a rule that adds 29 persons in Cyprus, Finland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine (including its Crimea region) and the United Kingdom to its list of entities restricted from receiving exports of dual-use goods from the United States

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. 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. 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

Appeasement vs. Go Bold: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

For example, one form of tyranny today is represented by Vladimir Putin’s actions in the Crimea and Ukraine. He marched his armies into the Crimea much like Hitler marched into Czechoslovakia and has continued to supply military aid to the rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored. Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network. Together with MP Objects, supplier of supply chain software, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap for innovative order management, including a handy description of the route and with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility

EFT

Russia, hurt by Western sanctions and isolated economically since the situation in Ukraine and its military intervention in Syria, fell from no.7 Ukraine also fell four spots in the index. .

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Hamburg port to explore hyperloop possibilities in new joint venture

EFT

HyperloopTT has signed agreements in the United States, UAE, Brazil, France, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT/HTT) has announced the creation of a joint venture company with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA), the leading container terminal operator in the Port of Hamburg.