Supply Chain Movement Q4: Cross-border

Theme: Cross-border

6 | News & Background

8 | Profile Allison Thomas, PepsiCo

“Her vision clearly extends beyond logistics alone. Supply chain is about thinking in terms of processes, customer values and collaboration, which is a word that she used frequently.” So said the jury that awarded Allison Thomas, supply chain director at PepsiCo Benelux, the title of ‘Supply Chain Professional 2013’. “I had plenty to talk about,” she comments. “We’ve been very busy internally, and I’m now particularly keen to carry that through externally too.” The common thread running through it all is called ‘Performance with Purpose’.

14 | Cross-border supply chains

Partly thanks to emerging economies such as Russia, Brazil and South Africa, companies will increasingly be trading with partners outside of the European Union, which means that local customs and tax legislation and regulations will have an ever greater influence on business operations. How can companies minimise the administrative and financial impact? The most important tip: factor in customs and fiscal aspects as soon as you start developing new products or designing your supply chain.

24 | Manufacturing and distribution shift to Eastern Europe

Despite the economic malaise in Western Europe, multinationals are investing heavily in manufacturing and distribution in the eastern part of the continent. As two rapidly expanding economies, Russia and Turkey are large enough to warrant local production activities. The Balkans are also an emerging manufacturing region for Europe. The growth in intercontinental freight flows into Europe is primarily coming from the Far East, and particularly from China, although these freight flows are increasingly heading for eastern Mediterranean and Baltic Sea ports. Those are the main conclusions of Buck Consultants International, which for the second consecutive year has worked together with Supply Chain Movement to develop a European supply chain map.

26 | Supply chain map of Europe

28 | Facts & Figures supply chains in Europe

30 | Supply chain disruption

As a result of globalisation, supply chain interruptions are becoming increasingly common and can have long-term consequences. In addition to goods becoming lost or damaged and having to be repaired or replaced, a lack of supply chain visibility and transparency also raises the risk of ethical problems.

34 | Mindmap Global Trade Management

Global trade and the supply chains associated with it are subject to evertighter international regulations and legislation. Global trade management reduces the risk of liability, fines and delays at international borders, and conducting a sourcing and distribution analysis presents possibilities for companies to minimise import duties, taxes and surcharges. Together with Amber Road, supplier of software for managing import, export, global logistics and trade agreement processes, Supply Chain Movement has created a Global Trade Management Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way.

37 | Self-assessment omni-channel fulfilment

Armed with mobile technology, today’s consumers want to be able to make purchases immediately, no matter where they are. That’s why retailers must offer customers all manner of ways to place orders and be able to subsequently process them intelligently and efficiently. To enable companies to see at a glance how well organised their omni-channel fulfilment is, Supply Chain Movement and Manhattan Associates have developed a self-assessment model.

39 | Tools & Technology

41 | Supply Chain Agenda of Dirk Holbach (Henkel)