Emerging Markets

By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2015
Logistics professionals continue to believe that supply chain risks vary by region. However, the shipping/sourcing relocation decisions are becoming even more complex as the resiliency and relative strength of the perceived emerging leaders continues to wane.
By Mark Pearson · November 1, 2014
According to new accenture research, a small number of companies are enjoying returns of 20 percent or more on their emerging market investments. This month, I’ll provide an overview of that research and take a look at what these leading companies are doing to stoke emerging market growth.
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2014
Long regarded as upstarts, today’s emerging markets are demanding respect as they vie for genuine contention in today’s global marketplace. These climbers are concentrating on their logistical advantages to capture market share and attract new investment.
By Patrick Burnson · June 11, 2014
“We live in a volatile world and whether that’s because of what nature wrought or the human element, every nation is prone to some form of risk,” said Margareta Wahlström, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction.
By Mark Pearson · February 1, 2014
In previous centuries, international trade volumes typically flowed east to west, with more goods, materials, and components journeying from emerging markets­— largely in Asia—to mature economies in Europe and North America.
By Sarah · July 1, 2013
The extraordinary variations among emerging market countries suggest the need for multiple supply chains, each tailored to the needs of specific regions and supported by locally developed capabilities and talent. Our consulting team offers some suggestions for dealing with the real, rather than the ideal.
<p>“Shippers must align goals in Mexico and other countries for the both the long-term and short-term. That means that they must develop a mutual understanding of value chain goals, as well. In other words, there is no single solution. Each emerging market demands a customized logistics strategy.”<br />
— Ed Fieitzinger, president of contract logistics and distribution for UTI</p> By Patrick Burnson · February 1, 2013
The recovery in Asia’s rapid growth markets, especially those of China and India, is gradually leading the world out of recession. In many developing economies, output is already above pre-crisis trends and logistics investment is vigorous—suggesting that expansion is under way.
By Patrick Burnson · February 1, 2013
Location: Say it three times, and you have the real estate mantra. However, shippers and providers are beginning to understand what it means to their long-term plans, especially when it comes to improving service on the West Coast.
By Derik Andreoli · September 21, 2012
Staying abreast of developments that impact oil supply and demand helps shippers and carriers understand and plan for fuel price fluctuations; so the recent news coming out of Saudi Arabia must have left many in the logistics and transportation industry scratching their heads.
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2012
While the next few months may see a stall in its torrid pace of development, there’s little doubt about Brazil’s resolve to conquer hemispheric markets and penetrate new ones.
By Mark Pearson · August 1, 2012
In last month’s column, we presented some dramatic research insights about emerging markets. By 2020, 57 percent of the world’s economic growth could come from emerging markets. Emerging market household incomes are expected to increase by a total of $8.5 trillion between 2010 and 2020. And if emerging-market-to-emerging-market (E2E) exports continue to increase at their current rate, they will outpace developed-country-to-developed-country (D2D) volumes by 2013.
By Mark Pearson · July 1, 2012
From 2010 to 2020, China’s aggregate household income will increase by more than $3.2 trillion. Income increases in India will total $1.4 trillion during the same period. This is definitely impressive, but hardly the whole story. In fact, rises of similar significance are expected in a host of “non BRIC” countries—emerging markets that should be on the radar screens of most global companies and, by implication, most supply chain executives.
By Patrick Burnson · March 26, 2012
Global Logistics Development Partners announced that it is establishing an office presence in the UK that will focus on business in the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe and the Middle East.
By Derik Andreoli · January 1, 2012
When it comes to the oil and fuel markets, it’s been quite a year. On the supply side, the biggest story was the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region uprising epitomized by the Libyan revolt that led to the death of Muammar Gadaffi and the shuttering of 1.6 million barrels of daily oil production.
<p>Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c. is the Senior Analyst at Mercator International, LLC.</p> By Derik Andreoli · July 1, 2011
OPEC failed to revise production quotas, and upon learning of this decision, traders quickly bid the price back up
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