Malaysia a Key Link in Asia’s Disaster Resilience Plan

Supply Chain @ MIT

This post was published in the summer 2013 issue of the MIT SCALE Network electronic newsletter Supply Chain Frontiers. This was one of the main talking points at the 2013 Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference, hosted by the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) in Malaysia this June. Humanitarian logistics was one of the topics covered during the recent residence in July 2013. Malaysia is the hub for humanitarian logistics in Asia.

How to Learn About Supply Chain Research From Around the World in a Few Hours

Supply Chain @ MIT

These are: the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (Cambridge, USA), the Zaragoza Logistics Center (Zaragoza, Spain), the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (Bogotá, Colombia), and the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (Shah Alam, Malaysia).

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ModusLink takes EICC leadership role

ModusLink Corporation

To date, the EICC Facility Recognition Program has recognized 10 global sites including facilities in the US, Mexico, the UK, Thailand, the Philippines, Hungary and Malaysia. I’ve written before on our company’s work with the EICC.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

According to a recent study with particular focus on logistics, logistics services providers are beginning to expand their strategic geographic focus (source: Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2013).


Bridging the Finance Gap for Asian SMEs

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) has developed a framework for helping banks to tap into this vast market. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are key drivers of growth in Asia, but they are hindered by inadequate access to finance, particularly from large banks. The framework is part of a working paper published by MISI for the SWIFT Institute, the Belgium-based financial services research organization.

Probabilistic Forecasting: Right Fit for Your Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Customers include Qantas, Air France, Lufthansa, and Malaysia Airlines. As shown in the figure in 2013, Spairliners had 73% stock availability and by 2017 their stock availability increased to 95%. In the design of planning systems, it is important to think through the elements.

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

This is on the back of EUR 105 million that was committed in 2013, bringing the total committed to EUR 218 million. I’m guessing it’s summer.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Malaysia. According to the figures by Armstrong & Associates for 2012 to 2013, global 3PL revenues rose only modestly (by 2.7%), while the growth rate in Germany was just 0.87% and a meagre 0.01% in Europe as a whole.

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Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season


Now, though, we might go to China for some things, but for assembly we might go to Vietnam, Malaysia, or more recently, an African country. In 2013, major logistics carriers like UPS and FedEx came under fire for leaving countless consumers without packages on Christmas Day.

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Needed: A New Way to Manage Risk in Low Cost Countries


Faced with stiff price competition in their home markets, the apparel industry was one of the first to adopt the outsourced supply chain concept (Wieland and Handfield, 2013; 2014). By deploying the “fast fashion” business model, the apparel industry began to outsource garment manufacture to suppliers and subcontractors in low-cost countries, such as China, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Sector collaboration on sustainability accelerates, as a sixth industry creates an initiative with EcoVadis


The AIM-Progress initiative also successfully hosted regional events, like the latest October conference aimed at Southeast Asian suppliers, primarily in Malaysia, designed to facilitate peer-learning and information-sharing around regulatory compliance and other core supplier challenges.

China Flexes Its Global Logistics Muscle

Material Handling & Logistics

This is truly a brilliant plan on China’s part,” explains David Gonsalvez, CEO of the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, which is part of the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Network. For example, China is Malaysia’s top trading partner.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2013. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right.

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7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

In 2014, Deere & Company was listed 80th in the Fortune 500 America’s ranking and was 307th in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 ranking. The company began with a pilot operation using a manufacturer in Malaysia.

3 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

In 2014, Deere & Company was listed 80th in the Fortune 500 America’s ranking and in 2013 was 307th in the Fortune Global 500 ranking. The company began with a pilot operation using a manufacturer in Malaysia.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In early 2013, Belk launched a vendor-direct program. Wayfair is also running a pilot program through its CastleGate warehouse network to ship consolidated containers of goods from multiple suppliers from China, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Is More Innovation in Education Required?

Enterra Insights

Robert Philkill, a senior sales engineer at Teradici, had a similar experience when he introduced his company’s products to remote schools in Malaysia. … Through this program, Malaysia is demonstrating the potential for bridging the digital divide between urban and rural schools in educational systems in other regions of the world.”[8] ” Christensen Institute, 14 May 2013. [5]

How to Sell on Zalora Step by Step Guide for Beginners


Starting with Malaysia, it has widened its reach to Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand. By 2013, Zalora launched its mobile application which has over 10 million downloads today.

Speculation and Shipping in the South China Sea


The historic line still claimed by Beijing—despite contrary findings—referred to rather accurately when drawn out on a map as “the cow’s tongue,” covers the Paracel Islands, the Scarborough Shoal, the Spratlys, and sidles right up to several Southeast Asian countries’ borders: namely, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Since 2009, the PRC has been the largest exporter overall, and overtook the United States as the largest trading nation globally in 2013.

The Upswing of Chinese Logistics Companies


In 2015, the Asian-Pacific region dominated the industry with significant impact from China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, and Malaysia. ZTO Express, officially established in 2013, works through approximately 7,700 network partners. Forecast to grow by a CAGR of 7.5%

A Big Week for U.S. Trade Legislation: Updates on TPA & GSP

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. GSP will be retroactively renewed to July 31, 2013, (when it originally expired) allowing importers to obtain refunds for duty paid throughout that period.

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List of Top 65 Marketplaces Across the Globe in 2019


Launched in 2013, Reverb is an online marketplace for musicians to buy, sell, and learn about new, used, and vintage music gear. Ezbuy is the leading shopping platform for more than 3 million customers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. In 2021, over 2.14

China and the global textile machinery

Exapro Hub

Increase of shipments of new short-staple spindles for the first time since 2013 (around 1.65m spindles). Malaysia: 25% / 49%. With a population of over than 1.4 billion, China is one of the largest consumer markets in the world.