Incoterms® 2020 – Beware of What is Changing to Avoid Risk

As per January 2020, a new set of Incoterms® 2020 will become active. This is a set of trade terms which describe: Obligations: Who does what in organizing the carriage, insurance of goods, obtaining shipping documents, arranging for export or import licenses; Risk: Where and when the seller delivers the goods, in other words where …

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Supply chain optimization is a never-ending process.

Does your manufacturing business have an optimized supply chain? If (apart from the odd delay here and there) you never get any complaints from customers, you may think you do. Think again. Supply chain optimization means that you’re providing your customers with the products they ordered on time and at a minimal cost to you. …

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On-Time Order Shipments & Delivery – How to analyse and improve !

Although every business-owner seeks “on-time delivery”, the term may mean different things to different people. For some individuals, on-time delivery refers to receiving goods from suppliers needed to assemble products. For others, it refers to providing products to end customers. In both cases, on-time delivery means getting products into the hands of those who want …

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Benchmarking in The Supply Chain

Benchmarking measures the performance of the company’s supply chain by considering quantity, value and time. Benchmarking formulates a tangible measure of the efficiency of main processes in the supply chain and serves to create a solid foundation of an organization’s performance. Benchmarking allows a company to assess the opportunities they have for the logistic control of a number of areas in its supply chain. These areas …

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Where Are Your Supply Chain’s Hidden Costs?

Know your supply chain costs today to optimize it tomorrow! If your company hasn’t designed and implemented a supply chain strategy, then the individual colonies within your supply chain (purchasing, sourcing, logistics, warehousing, customer fulfillment, production planning, etc.) probably aren’t working together to win the fight against the British (in this example, “the fight against the …

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ONE Joins NYSHEX Carrier Network

Ocean Network Express (ONE) is joining the New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX), a digital freight marketplace for ocean shipping, according to a press release on Thursday. It becomes the latest container line to join the digital contract platform New York Shipping Exchange. With seven of the leading global ocean carriers are now on board, over 60% …

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Port of Antwerp scores 7th record year in a row.

The port of Antwerp is Europe’s second-largest port and one of the world’s most important ports for container traffic: 154 barges entering the port daily – 900 companies in the greater port area – 184 tonnes of freight handled in 2012. GOING GREEN – The port’s first-ever sustainability report won it the Award for Best Belgian …

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Supply Chain & Blockchain – Beyond the Hype

Blockchain is no snake oil when it comes to what it can do for the supply chain management. Many of the existing flaws in supply chains could be easily overcome through the use of this technology. Blockchain is setting the foundations for the major changes in the industry. Some of the companies on the market …

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Rethinking the Pharma Supply Chain

The international pharmaceutical business environment continues to develop at a rapid rate. Increasing interactions between economies has raised many important issues regarding transport infrastructure, logistics and broader supply chain management (SCM). It must be recognized that a product is delivered to the ultimate customer through a complex interaction of several companies on the way; pharma …

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Rotterdam Receives First-Ever Blockchain Container.

The Port of Rotterdam, Samsung SDS and ABN AMRO worked in conjunction to highlight how blockchain technology allows interoperability, and that required cargo documentation processing, financing and tracking and tracing can now be achieved in a secure and trusted way without the need for paper. The first paperless, instantly financed and fully door-to-door tracked container …

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