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.

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.

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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

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.

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. TransUkraine 2015. Date: 27-29 October 2015.

Is Samsung's Supply Chain Prepared for its Demand?


Due to strong demand, the launch dates of the premium smartphone in some markets, including Ukraine, Malaysia and Russia, have been delayed.

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’.

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.

Boeing Initiates Tactical and Strategic Supply Chain Moves

Supply Chain Matters

Many headlines of late report on the continuing tensions among Russia and the United States concerning ongoing events in the Ukraine. Ukraine, currently involved in political and social unrest, provides almost all of the concentrates used by VSMPO. Commercial aerospace and aircraft producer Boeing has recently initiated some supply chain risk mitigation and strategic sourcing moves which demonstrate responses to important business needs.

Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility


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. .

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Supply Chain Movement

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.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

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.

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.

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.

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.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

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.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. 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.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. Driven by a desire to get closer to end customers, many are now looking at selling directly to shoppers, while continuing to serve their traditional B2B channels.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. The rapidly changing world is forcing companies to continually adapt.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. 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.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. Better decision-making processes. The business complexity is increasing all the time due to globalisation, big data and dynamic interdependences. It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions.

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. Freight In The Year Of The Monkey.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. 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.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. In the global fashion and luxury goods market, ever-higher customer expectations, combined with demographic and economic shifts, are making it increasingly difficult to predict consumer behaviour and plan accordingly.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Ukraine. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

There appears to be considerable upheaval in Europe as a result of the political unrest between Russia and Ukraine. Slight shift in European networks. But the world of logistics has not changed radically compared with last year,” says Patrick Haex from Buck Consultants.

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. In the past few years, many high-profile cyber security breaches have affected large supply chains. Target saw 110 million people’s personal information stolen by a refrigeration contractor. Meanwhile, 600 million Samsung phones were found to have a major security issue.

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.

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.

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.

Aya??n?z? yorgan?n?za göre uzat?n… – Cut your coat…

Supply Chain Movement

They were buying or producing all their materials in The Netherlands, shipping them to low-cost countries like Hungary, Romania and Ukraine for manufacturing and then shipping the products back to The Netherlands for distribution. rgiyim imalatç?s? Narkonteks Yönetim Kurulu Ba?kan?

Cyber Security 101: Understanding Ransomware


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.