ProLogis, the global owner, manager and developer of distribution facilities features detailed insights and commentary from supply-chain executives at two Fortune 500 companies in the latest edition of the ProLogis Supply Chain Review--John Mascaritolo, director of global logistics at NCR Corp., a global technology company; and Maithili Shenoy, director of supply chain strategy and development at Nike Corporation. The report is derived from a panel discussion at the 2006 Supply Chain World Conference.
"Both Nike and NCR are among the world's best companies at managing supply chains efficiently and effectively in a global environment," said Leonard Sahling, ProLogis first vice president of global research. "John Mascaritolo and Maithili Shenoy each have a unique vantage on the world of logistics today, and on the trade-offs and challenges corporations face as they source products and deliver them to customers."
Specific issues discussed in the report include:
1. Unforeseen logistics costs that result from shipping delays, missed delivery dates and slow inventory turns
2. The challenges of moving product in developing countries with inadequate transportation infrastructure;
3. Complex foreign trade processes, including volatile duty rates and taxes, frequent regulatory changes and product reclassifications;
4. A compression in cost advantages associated with offshore manufacturing
5. Building speed, responsiveness and adaptability into supply chains in the face of growing product proliferation.
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