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. Witness the massive disruptions to supply chains worldwide caused by the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

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

Supply Chain @ MIT

Research Expo displays 70 to 80 supply chain research projects from multiple countries. On January 22, 2014, some 120 master’s students representing about 30 countries will gather at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA to present 70 to 80 supply chain thesis research projects.

ModusLink takes EICC leadership role

ModusLink Corporation

This is no easy task and completion really shows a deep level of commitment and transparency in the electronics supply chain. ModusLink currently has 3 facilities that have earned recognition: Raleigh, NC, and Miami, FL in the US, and Penang, Malaysia.

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).

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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. SWIFT sponsored the research that MISI carried out for the paper, titled Financing the SME Value Chains. The banks should adopt more innovative ways to analyze SME loans and gain a deeper understanding of how these enterprises fund their supply chains, recommends MISI.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Supply Chain KPI Tips. All you need to know about Supply Chain KPIs.

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Probabilistic Forecasting: Right Fit for Your Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

When items are on the long tail of the supply chain, demand is lumpy and unpredictable. The Long Tail of the Supply Chain. Customers include Qantas, Air France, Lufthansa, and Malaysia Airlines. Probabilistic forecasting in supply chain is relatively new.

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

NC State SCRC

As organizations have expanded their supply chains globally, they have moved to outsourced manufacturing that reduces cost, but which also exposes their brand to greater risk. Instead of brand versus brand or store versus store, it is now suppliers—brand—store versus suppliers—brand—store, or supply chain versus supply chain,” as Lambert and Cooper [1] highlighted in a seminal research article in 2000. 2000): Issues in Supply Chain Management.

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

Talking Logistics

DHL Supply Chain commits EUR 218m to develop logistics infrastructure in China. The ‘last mile’ is a key piece of the supply chain that directly touches customers and has traditionally been fraught with manual paper-based processes. I’m guessing it’s summer.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

For the third consecutive year, Supply Chain Movement has put together a 3PL Subway Map Europe showing the specific services of the most important logistics service providers which have offices in several European countries. >>Please Malaysia.

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

Elementum

Welcome to the second installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. We speak with the most influential people in today’s global supply chain. Sheffi has made a career out of researching supply chain risk management.

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Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling & Logistics

Supply chain industry executives are split sharply about how Mexico will fare if it is able to agree with the United States and Canada on terms to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. . Malaysia remained the leader for smaller emerging markets.

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

EcoVadis

When you realize that 50 to 70 percent of the impact that companies have on society and the environment stem from their supply chains, it is easy to see the challenge facing such initiatives.