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Three ways to make supply chains lean with value stream mapping

Three ways to make supply chains lean with value stream mapping

Blog posts   •   Jan 23, 2019 15:20 GMT

Value stream mapping allows oversight of the entire supply chain and enables businesses to create holistic solutions, optimize and remove waste, as Maria Pía Caraccia, corporate Logistics business improvement manager at Panalpina, explains in an interview with Cardiff University’s Panalpina Centre for Manufacturing and Logistics Research.

“The elongated, take-make-dispose supply chain is under threat”

“The elongated, take-make-dispose supply chain is under threat”

Blog posts   •   Nov 26, 2018 15:40 GMT

In a recent interview, Mike Wilson, global head of Logistics and Manufacturing at Panalpina, and newly chaired honorary visiting professor at Cardiff Business School, talked to professor Aris Syntetos, from the School’s Panalpina Research Centre, about manufacturing and supply chain trends, Sino-US trade conflicts and who will be the ultimate winners in global logistics.

World Remanufacturing Day: celebrating the commercial and environmental benefits of the circular economy

World Remanufacturing Day: celebrating the commercial and environmental benefits of the circular economy

News   •   Apr 12, 2018 10:20 GMT

If rockets can be reused, then a lot of other things should be too! Today is World Remanufacturing Day. Remanufacturing and the circular economy go hand in hand and Panalpina helps its customers make the transition to circular supply chains in multiple industries; remanufacturing mobile phones, repairing telecoms equipment, repacking fashion products and screening and testing optical equipment.

Connecting the world – combining technologies: 5 great IoT reads

Connecting the world – combining technologies: 5 great IoT reads

Blog posts   •   Feb 20, 2018 09:45 GMT

This year’s top Internet of Things (IoT) event is around the corner. Bosch Connected World will take place February 21-22 at STATION-Berlin. The purpose of the conference is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections needed to thrive in IoT. In the spirit of interconnectedness, we are sharing five stories that look at the present and future of IoT so that you can warm up to the event .

Panalpina and Saudi conglomerate Al Rushaid agree to joint venture

Panalpina and Saudi conglomerate Al Rushaid agree to joint venture

Press Releases   •   Dec 21, 2017 12:00 GMT

Al Rushaid is one of Saudi Aramco’s main suppliers and a large Saudi conglomerate which provides services through partnerships in many different industries including oil and gas, manufacturing and construction. Pending regulatory approval, Panalpina will be tasked with managing the logistical aspects of Al Rushaid’s subsidiaries and joint ventures.

Smartphones: of rare earths, recharging and recycling

Smartphones: of rare earths, recharging and recycling

Blog posts   •   Oct 03, 2017 11:00 GMT

​How often do you change phones? When you do, do you stop to consider what is behind that piece of equipment that has become so essential to our lives? There is a whole "take, make and dispose” industrial model involved in making a smartphone, and it is extractive and non-sustainable – the circular economy.

Speed to market

Speed to market

News   •   May 30, 2017 07:15 GMT

Last week, Lloyd’s Loading List reported on Panalpina’s pioneering Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS). Panalpina first introduced LMS for the telecoms industry in Brazil in 2014 and soon afterwards expanded the offering to Panama and Dubai where a new state-of-the-art facility was officially opened in March 2017.

Panalpina expands footprint in Denmark

Panalpina expands footprint in Denmark

Press Releases   •   May 03, 2017 05:00 GMT

As part of its global growth strategy, Panalpina has acquired Carelog, a Danish freight forwarding and logistics company with a strong foothold in ocean freight and roots in the western part of Denmark. Carelog and Panalpina complement each other ideally in terms of geography, product strengths and customer mix.

Rallying behind the makerspace movement

Rallying behind the makerspace movement

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2017 12:00 GMT

How often have you taken your car to the garage for a simple repair only to have to wait days or weeks for a spare part to arrive? We have all experienced the frustration, but now the answer is easy: We can simply make the part when we need it. Well, it isn't quite so easy, hurdles remain, but today we're basically able to manufacture a product where and when we want it, thanks to the makerspace.

“Der Zukunftsmacher"

“Der Zukunftsmacher"

News   •   Mar 27, 2017 14:30 GMT

There is no good word for “Zukunftsmacher” in English. “Zukunft” means future and a “Macher” is a doer, a maker. Put the two together, and you have someone who is shaping the future, the future of logistics that is: Mike Wilson. Mike, global head of Logistics and Manufacturing at Panalpina, was presented with the prestigious LEO Award by German trade publication DVZ on Friday evening in Hamburg.

 Panalpina opens new logistics manufacturing hub in Dubai South

Panalpina opens new logistics manufacturing hub in Dubai South

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2017 13:15 GMT

Today, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen officially opened the company’s new logistics manufacturing center in Dubai South. The 40,000 m2 facility will support circular supply chains and enable Panalpina to grow its logistics and freight forwarding business in the Middle East, Africa and CIS (MEAC) region.

The pinnacle of operational excellence

The pinnacle of operational excellence

News   •   Dec 28, 2016 10:05 GMT

Some gold medals are harder to get than others. Panalpina’s LogEx Gold is one of them. For LogEx Gold, you first have to earn LogEx Bronze – and then LogEx Silver. Only then can you reach LogEx Gold, the highest level of Panalpina’s Logistics Excellence Program. And that’s exactly what Panalpina Mexico succeeded in doing with the company’s Tres Rios 4 logistics facility north of Mexico City.

Where lean thinking and new technologies meet

Where lean thinking and new technologies meet

Blog posts   •   Dec 09, 2016 10:05 GMT

Could 3D printing herald a new era of lean supply chains? This is the title of a recently published article of the Lean Management Journal (LMJ) that highlights Panalpina’s ongoing research into the global supply chains of the future. The article's authors, Panalpina's Hrishikesh Pawar and Fevos Charalampidis, are convinced that the trend towards truly lean supply chains is about to accelerate.

Pía's presentation

Pía's presentation

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2016 10:55 GMT

'Lean' is a culture, not a tool. This is the first of Pía's five take-home messages for successfully putting lean principles into action in a company outside the manufacturing industry. Read on to find out what the other four are. Pía also answers the question if a lean program can be deployed in a plug & play fashion or if it needs to be customized to suit a company’s needs.

Panalpina opens new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre with Cardiff Business School

Panalpina opens new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre with Cardiff Business School

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2016 12:00 GMT

Panalpina and Cardiff Business School have strengthened their partnership with the launch of a new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre. The center will conduct leading research into the fields of distributed manufacturing, 3D printing, the circular economy and the impact of digital manufacturing on global supply chains. The new center has already secured its first research grant.

Jewel in the Nile

Jewel in the Nile

News   •   Aug 16, 2016 12:26 GMT

Panalpina Egypt has moved its country head office and 100% of its Cairo operations to the newly developed Cairo Cargo City at Cairo International airport. Panalpina is the first freight forwarding company to have its head office directly at the airport.

Panalpina and Shapeways enter into strategic partnership for 3D printing

Panalpina and Shapeways enter into strategic partnership for 3D printing

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2016 12:00 GMT

Panalpina and 3D printing company Shapeways have entered into a strategic partnership which will enable both companies to expand their digital manufacturing capabilities globally. Panalpina sees digital manufacturing and 3D printing as a perfect complement to its Logistics Manufacturing Services offering, giving customers the possibility to customize products and bring production closer to demand.

A sea of containers

A sea of containers

News   •   Feb 02, 2016 11:45 GMT

36 Million 20-foot containers were moved through the port of Shanghai in 2015. In the world’s biggest port, the very physical nature of international trade is apparent like nowhere else. Globally, 130 million containers are shipped across the seas year after year – of which Panalpina handled 1.6 million for its customers in 2014. Daryl Ridgway is Panalpina’s new global head of Ocean Freight.

Panalpina expands Logistics Manufacturing Services with Ericsson

Panalpina expands Logistics Manufacturing Services with Ericsson

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2015 13:00 GMT

Dubai has become the latest location where Panalpina offers Logistics Manufacturing Services to its customers. Rather than holding stock to cover every possible outcome, Panalpina assembles products from semi-knocked down (SKD) units to specific customer requirements at the last possible stage before shipping them to the end customer.

Panalpina moves into Myanmar

Panalpina moves into Myanmar

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2015 13:30 GMT

A new era is dawning in Myanmar after the establishment of a civilian government in 2011. At the crossroads between India, China and South East Asia, the country is starting to invest in infrastructure and realize its potential. Switzerland-based international freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina has now opened its own office to provide its services to the up-and-coming economy.