Managing physical flows

Excellent systems and exceptional teamwork

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Nearly 200 years of experience in transporting and storing foodstuffs means we are experts in managing physical flows, as we connect farmers to customers across the world.

This can involve long, complex linkages over thousands of miles, using multiple logistics systems and carrying a variety of risks. We have to anticipate and understand shifts in economic, trade and agronomic conditions and quickly assess the impact on our flows, network and customers. It is a dynamic, real-time process. Doing it well demands excellent systems and clear governance, but ultimately our success depends on an exceptional team: talented people and a culture of collaboration and openness.

Bunge has a truly international workforce, composed of experts with diverse perspectives, local market insights and global vision. We continue to invest heavily in recruitment, training and leadership development programs that are designed to identify, cultivate and apply these qualities right around the world. Our goal is to ensure vital information is visible across the business, apply best-in-class analytics, make our people more responsive to changing circumstances and stay close to our customers.

It means our grain merchandisers, researchers, traders and marketers can act as one cohesive team.

As part of this collective approach, we have learned how to anticipate and bridge timing differences. Farmers and consumers often transact at different times, each wanting to secure their margins well into the future. We only get once chance to serve each of them. We have also developed considerable risk management expertise. By hedging risk exposures and anticipating market developments, we protect and enhance our return on assets.

When circumstances change, we’re always ready to adjust our sourcing to satisfy our customers.

Nearly 200 years of experience in transporting and storing foodstuffs means we are experts in managing physical flows, as we connect farmers to customers across the world.

This can involve long, complex linkages over thousands of miles, using multiple logistics systems and carrying a variety of risks. We have to anticipate and understand shifts in economic, trade and agronomic conditions and quickly assess the impact on our flows, network and customers. It is a dynamic, real-time process. Doing it well demands excellent systems and clear governance, but ultimately our success depends on an exceptional team: talented people and a culture of collaboration and openness.

Bunge has a truly international workforce, composed of experts with diverse perspectives, local market insights and global vision. We continue to invest heavily in recruitment, training and leadership development programs that are designed to identify, cultivate and apply these qualities right around the world. Our goal is to ensure vital information is visible across the business, apply best-in-class analytics, make our people more responsive to changing circumstances and stay close to our customers.

It means our grain merchandisers, researchers, traders and marketers can act as one cohesive team.

As part of this collective approach, we have learned how to anticipate and bridge timing differences. Farmers and consumers often transact at different times, each wanting to secure their margins well into the future. We only get once chance to serve each of them. We have also developed considerable risk management expertise. By hedging risk exposures and anticipating market developments, we protect and enhance our return on assets.

When circumstances change, we’re always ready to adjust our sourcing to satisfy our customers.

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Global trade flows