First Shopify Meetup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Shopify, Meekco.Asia and TradeGecko teamed up to host the first ever official Shopify Meetup in KL, Malaysia on Thursday, 28th Sept 2017. There was a huge crowd of over 100 entrepreneurs who filled the beautiful Common Ground coworking space in Damansara. TradeGecko eCommerce

A Framework for Driving Change in Urban Mobility

Supply Chain @ MIT

In our book Faster, Smarter, Greener – The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility (MIT Press, September 2017) * we proposed a framework for future passenger mobility which would be Connected, Heterogenous, Intelligent and Personalized (CHIP).

De-Risking Oil Tanker Investment Decisions

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Transportation Malaysia Institute Supply Chain Innovation MIT Global SCALE Network oil market pricing oil tanker investments transporting crude oil

Engineering spare parts supply chains for harsh environments

Supply Chain @ MIT

A thesis project completed by Sachin Shedge, a graduate of the MIT-Malaysia Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program, explored the […]. Engineering projects carried out in harsh environments require a reliable supply of spare parts.

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%. Watch Antony Nardozza’s presentation at the Supply Chain Insights 2017 Global Summit.

A Blockchain Model for LCL Operations

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) and Shanghai Jiaotong University are engaged […]. Featured Transportation Blockchain logistics solution less than container load transportation Malaysia Institute Supply Chain Innovation MIT Global SCALE Network ports in chain

Capturing the Business Benefits of Student-Industry Collaboration

Supply Chain @ MIT

Across the MIT Global SCALE Network, the MIT Center for Transportation &Logistics (MIT CTL), the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), the Malaysia Institute for Supply […]. There are many ways in which companies can collaborate with supply chain research centers.

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


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. Nowhere are disruptions more prevalent than in Low Cost Countries (LCC’s), which have become the focal point for outsourced contract manufacturing for major apparel brands such as Nike, Under Armour, Gap, Apple, and others.

Analytics Should Focus on A Culture of Factory Safety for Workers in Low Cost Country Manufacturing


This will never work – particularly as we move into an era of global outsourcing and contract manufacturing in low cost countries such as Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and others in Asia. For analytics to become truly effective in global manufacturing settings, veracity and consistency are critical requirements.

Data collection: electronic or manual?


This week’s blog is a guest blog posted by Consider Digital, an online marketing company based in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. They shared with me some insights based on their experiences in data collection, considering the pros and cons of digital vs. paper-based market data collection. These are important points for anyone in the early stages of considering how to go about collecting customer or supplier data. Data Gatheri ng – Paper Based vs. Electronic Data Collection.

The End of Retail


According to research reports, 22 retailers in the US are on the brink of bankruptcy, and more than 1,000 stores have closed their doors or are set to shut down in 2017. Overall retail sales in the US in May 2017 also suffered a drop of 0.3% , which is the largest decline in 16 months.

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. Forecast to grow by a CAGR of 7.5% by 2020 globally, the logistics industry is booming.

What happens after you toss a recyclable plastic container in the recycle bin?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Since China banned the import of plastic waste (except the cleanest plastics) in late 2017, America has been shipping its plastic waste to other countries including: Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey, etc. . Christopher Tang. .

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018

DELMIA Quintiq

The current top seven exporters of LNG in the world are Qatar, Australia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Indonesia, Algeria and Russia. The fall in oil prices transformed the global oil & gas industry.

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Maersk’s Transformation Embraces Digital Forwarding

Logistics Trends and Insights

Twill was launched in 2017 as a ‘Damco innovation’ and offers instant price quotes and booking, transparency and tracking services, simplified paperwork and proactive customer care. Traditional Forwarder – 0. Digital Forwarder – 1. A bit simplistic perhaps but if one is keeping score, digital forwarders seem to be taking the lead in the evolution of freight forwarding thanks to the recent announcements from Maersk.

Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia


Now, Amazon is further expanding their reach, announcing their plans to enter Southeast Asia with a launch in Singapore in the first quarter of 2017. Rumors are circling that the company is planning a launch in Singapore in early 2017.

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Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Malaysia.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Notable examples include the Rana Plaza factory collapse in the fast fashion industry, slave labor in the Thai seafood industry, and deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia. 4] Staff, “ Supply Chain Transparency; a manufacturing ‘must do’ Part 1 ,” Rootstock Software, 21 August 2017 In the information age, it’s difficult to hide things you would prefer to remain undiscovered. This is as true for businesses as it is for individuals.

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

6 River Systems

In 2017, DB Schenker opened a new regional headquarters in Miami-Dade as well as several new support offices throughout the Americas, with continuous investment in contract logistics focusing on Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, as well as new Free Trade Zones and cross border facilities.

Global Manufacturers' Supply Chains Strain to Keep Up With Faster Economy

Material Handling & Logistics

But the near-record incidences of supply-chain delays seen toward the end of 2017 indicate that pricing power is shifting from the buyer to the seller, suggesting upward price pressures are gradually returning.”.

Chronic Risks for Electronics: Human Rights and Forced Labor


Companies operating in Asia are especially prone to unfair labor practices, particularly Malaysia, which has nearly 200 electronics factories. Further, the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report , published by the U.S.

Benchmarking Success: Focus on what Matters

Logistics Bureau

The Thailand business grew along with expansion into China, Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia. Speaking of challenges, what is the one business-related project in 2017 that you are most proud of? In this interview series, we’re introducing some of our senior staff in a little more detail.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling & Logistics

Emerging markets enjoyed favorable market conditions in 2017 with trade growth the healthiest in years,” said John Manners-Bell, Chief Executive of Ti, which compiled the index. Malaysia remained the leader for smaller emerging markets.

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

Logistics Bureau

The company began with a pilot operation using a manufacturer in Malaysia. As of December 2017, Terex was planning to integrate the yard management solution with its ERP platform to enable even greater functionality.

Smart Cities and Climate Change, Part 1

Enterra Insights

This scenario would be most pronounced in the tropics — 64% of the cities that will experience these novel climate conditions are in the tropics — including Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Singapore.” We’ll See ,” The Nature of Cities , 18 December 2017 Although there are people who deny human activity affects climate change, most scientists believe the facts demonstrate human activities do make a difference.

STEM Education helps Students Think Critically

Enterra Insights

Dr. Logendra Ponniah, a member of the faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Taylor’s University in Malaysia, cites Christopher Hitchens, who once said, “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”[2] 1] Marlana Martinelli, “ 10 Tips for Teaching Kids to Be Awesome Critical Thinkers ,” We Are Teachers , 7 March 2017. [2] 2] Logendra Ponniah, “ STEM is a way of thinking ,” The Star , 15 August 2017. [3]

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’s new expiration date is December 31, 2017. Some of us in the trade community have felt the U.S.

China and the global textile machinery

Exapro Hub

Stagnation of deliveries of circular knitting machines (up 0.12% in 2017), and finishing machines in the “fabrics continuous” category fell by 2%. Deliveries to Iran soars by 445% from 11,000 in 2016 to 59,000 in 2017. Malaysia: 25% / 49%.

Thailand Courts Foreign Investment, While Leadership Questions Remain

Supply Chain Brain

GDP growth lags that of Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Infrastructure investment will reach $32bn between 2017 and 2021, with electricity projects worth more than $224bn over that time, Jatusripitak said. Thailand has come up with a multi-phased Transport System Development Strategy that stretches from 2017 through 2036. “Stop and go.” Sway and swing.”

Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment


” In February, the GDP forecast for 2017 was 3.4% – and in April, it is 0.5%. After the US dropped out of the TPP, the other 11 countries met in March 2017 to look for a 12-1 scenario.