Global supply chain risk management part 3: differences in practices

In the fall of 2009 MIT CTL conducted a global survey of supply chain risk experiences, attitudes, and risk management practices. Over 1400 supply chain professionals from 70 countries participated. Supply chain risk management, resilience and business continuity planning have been talked about for the last 10 years. Some progress is being made in terms of metrics, assessment tools, processes and templates.

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KGL

Kuwait & Gulf Link Transport Company (KGL) is a highly focused group of companies, with regional interests in Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM). The company commands a network of specialized Business Units that promote efficient and effective B2B and B2G logistics related services to its customers in the Middle East. KGL Supply Chain Management (SCM) services are complemented with a range of Car and Equipment Rental and Leasing, Passenger Transport Services, Information Technology, Project Management, Technical Services, Real Estate and other Adjacent Businesses. We operate through a portfolio of highly integrated subsidiaries and affiliates to offer comprehensive services to our customers in the Middle East, Africa and beyond. KGL expansion is based on a carefully planned corporate strategy that relies on its core competencies and sustainable growth plans.

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Talent Development in the Transportation Industry

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This paper is a product of the International Road Federation. The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in this volume do not necessarily reflect the views of the Executive Directors of the International Road Federation or the organizations they represent. The International Road Federation does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this work.

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Shaking Up the Brown Box: Big Winners in Supply Chain Evolution

whitePaper | March 11, 2018

As e-commerce, fuels increasing consumer demands on product fulfilment and last-mile delivery, and digital technology becomes a catalyst for business improvement, Transportation Insight Founder and Chairman Paul Thompson shares his perspective on the supply chain’s digital evolution in this Knowledgebase.

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Responsive Supply Chain

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Short product lifecycle,fickle consumers and dispersed supply chains characterize todays retail apparel and and foot ware environment .whilecompanies have made advancements in improving execution and cost efficiencies.

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whitePaper | April 13, 2017

Imagine a pharmaceutical company has engaged you to ship critical medicines to a hospital. The medicine needs to be stored at a temperature below 40 Fahrenheit, so you arrange to ship it in refrigerated trucks. It needs to remain stable, so you pack it carefully and instruct your operator that the trucks cannot be driven hard or jostled about. You want to ensure that an on-time arrival at the pickup location is closely followed by an on-time departure and, most importantly, an on-time delivery.

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Optimizing the Content Supply Chain: What Manufacturing Can Teach the Broadcast Industry

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Faced with the increasing volume, variety and complexity of assets and metadata, as well as the need to reduce operational costs, broadcasters have long sought to manage their content supply chain as a factory. At the simplest level, media logistics involves taking in raw material at one end, processing it and producing finished assets at the other end. While in reality it isn’t that simple, broadcasters can learn how to optimize their content supply chains by looking at and learning from manufacturing.

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A Practical Methodology for Restructuring Supply Chains

whitePaper | November 28, 2017

Over the years we have been asked to support a variety of projects aimed at evaluating and restructuring supply chains. Virtually all of these requests are triggered by either an acquisition or a corporate cost reduction initiative focused on identifying and rooting out redundant costs spread across multiple divisions. The core trade offs are typically associated with the degree to which a company should consolidate supply chains that serve multiple business units or territories and the processes for eliminating variability and waste for each level of consolidation. While it is intuitive that the overall cost of operating consolidated supply chains is less, it does not necessarily follow that the best strategy for a multi-division company is a single supply chain that supports all divisions. Customer service requirements, competitive practices, sales policies, geography, freight profiles, technology requirements and many other considerations must be weighed to determine the most appropriate supply chain strategy.

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Kuwait & Gulf Link Transport Company (KGL) is a highly focused group of companies, with regional interests in Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM). The company commands a network of specialized Business Units that promote efficient and effective B2B and B2G logistics related services to its customers in the Middle East. KGL Supply Chain Management (SCM) services are complemented with a range of Car and Equipment Rental and Leasing, Passenger Transport Services, Information Technology, Project Management, Technical Services, Real Estate and other Adjacent Businesses. We operate through a portfolio of highly integrated subsidiaries and affiliates to offer comprehensive services to our customers in the Middle East, Africa and beyond. KGL expansion is based on a carefully planned corporate strategy that relies on its core competencies and sustainable growth plans.

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