In our third annual Regional Guide to Global Supply Chain Management, we shine a light on selected parts of the world in hopes of better understanding how they make up a coherent global trading system.
Skyrocketing last-mile delivery volumes, rising costs, and the drive to return to the service levels consumers expect are forcing North American carriers and retailers alike to assess how technology can make last-mile operations more agile and effective.
Due to U.S. near-shoring and increasing competition with China for trade supremacy, Mexican logistics is at a crossroads: making the fast changes needed to ride the COVID-19 wave, or fully embracing an elusive culture of innovation and digitalization for long-term success.
As one of the world’s largest emerging markets, Nigeria stands at a crossroad. Its rapidly expanding economy and growing disposable income will propel its e-commerce market to reach $75 billion per year by 2025. A large unbanked population and erratic power supply, however, threaten to limit growth.
Even though China has fared better in its economic recovery than originally anticipated, the pandemic boosted the long-term trend of businesses diversifying and engaging suppliers in China’s regional competition.
Differences in infectious substance classifications, packaging requirements and other shipping regulations between countries create significant supply-chain challenges — particularly when it comes to sourcing approved packaging for shipping COVID-19 samples in Southeast Asia.
Enterprise business planning (EBP) is an opportunity to complete the convergence of planning efforts across all operational, financial and commercial functions. Here are seven milestones to mark along the way.