A planning guide for beverage manufacturers in Asia

DELMIA Quintiq

Last week I explained how individual tastes, compounded by geography, climate and less developed distribution and logistics infrastructure challenge beverage manufacturers in Asia.

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How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. Alternative Manufacturing Hubs: Asia’s Promise. Covid 19 Global Sourcing

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How Global Pandemics Impact Shipping

Intelligent Audit

The repercussions for global trade, and shipping in particular, have also been significant. Shipping Impact from COVID-19. Shipping by sea to either the U.S. There are a variety of ways that a continued pandemic will impact supply chains and shipping. Sourcing.

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

This is certainly welcomed news, however, according to an AP article , the Chinese government has required makers of N95 masks to sell all or part of their production internally instead of shipping masks to the U.S.

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This is the invisible network that keeps the world running

The Network Effect

As a nice follow-up to last week’s post on the world’s largest container ship , the BBC has an in depth article on an “invisible network that keeps the world running” Just what is this network, you ask? Source: BBC. Yantian Port in China/BBC.

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Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight

Jaggaer

More than virtually any other sector, sourcing and supplier management in the fashion industry have been exposed to intense scrutiny in recent years, while the functions have become of increasingly strategic importance to business success.

What the Chinese Shipping Merger Tells Us About the Future of Freight

Elementum

What do I need to know about China’s shipping merger? Two Chinese shipping companies, Cosco and CSCL, are merging to form one alliance. Which sounds like a big deal, but it won’t have an effect on Asia-Europe shipping costs. The merger is not going to shake up shipping—but it does point to a downwards trend in shipping capacity. And while it will reduce capacity on Asia-Europe lines, the demand doesn’t exist to justify raising prices.

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The New Silk Road: Have You Evaluated Your Freight Options?

TMC

China’s so-called “One Belt One Road” strategy connects the country via an overland and sea corridor to Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Source: World Economic Forum, [link]. Global Transportation Management asia logistics Europe Global Trade

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. China is another major source of trade with skin in the game.

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Source: [link] ). Requirements for importing goods to China are stringent, and not all logistics providers will have the capabilities to ship where your products are going. Global Transportation Logistics Asia China Global Forwarding Imports

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Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. As global warming has conjured up hotter summers and milder winters, one area in which its impact has been particularly visible is the Arctic, where shrinking ice caps may give way to new shipping lanes in the future. China is another major source of trade with skin in the game.

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

For those of us who rely on shipping and manufacturing businesses, the Chinese New Year shutdown is an event that we need to be aware of (and prepared for) in advance to avoid delays that could be catastrophic to our businesses. Shipping delays.

An Update on the Coronavirus and Its Effects on the Global Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

In addition, ships, including gas carriers, were held back from calling in Wuhan as authorities ordered terminals to stop operations in a bid to slow down the outbreak. Asia Pacific China Supply chain risks Coronavirus DHL Resilience 360by Amy Wunderlin .

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Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. Asia, however, is morphing itself from an offshore haven to an attractive nearshore location due to its growing demographic of middle class consumers. Single sourcing is the practice of consolidating all supply chain needs (as much as possible) to one shipping or logistics company. Logistics economics transportation shipping

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. Asia, however, is morphing itself from an offshore haven to an attractive nearshore location due to its growing demographic of middle class consumers. Single sourcing is the practice of consolidating all supply chain needs (as much as possible) to one shipping or logistics company. Logistics economics transportation shipping

Will the New Panama Canal Save the Shipping Industry?

Elementum

The expansion of the Panama Canal, which handles about a third of Asia-to-US trade, is poised to boost trade and shipping services by shortening the one-way journey by sea from Asia to the U.S. While ship transits through the Panama Canal rose 3.7%

The Origins of Category Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

Chrysler didn’t have the leverage that Ford or GM did –and so they leveraged it and got them to drop ship steel directly into the suppliers. They would bid and source only part at a time! In other cultures in Asia, trust may never really occur.

Cost of cross-border shipping overwhelmingly expected to rise

EFT

Toyota revealed that is has just four hours’ worth of parts in its factory to supply the production line and even the humble sandwich could be imperilled by difficulties in sourcing ingredients. A new report by eyefortransport has found that 82.3%

Ocean Carrier Alliances: What You Need to Know

Talking Logistics

container carriers) can partner in our industry: Slot Charter Agreements: When a shipping company buys a certain number of slots from another carrier. Partners within a shipping consortium agree to operate liner services along a specified route using a specified number of vessels.

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A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Given the various limitations of the Panama Canal (tolls, congestion, ship tonnage limitation), most goods that need to be delivered from East Asia to the United States are currently unloaded in the Port of Los Angeles and shipped by train to their final destination. [link] /.

Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

Source: “Tech in Asia” – https://www.techinasia.com. What is the impact of Prime’s service offerings, including fast and free shipping, on Amazon’s top-line growth?

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

Shipping approximately 400 million selling units consisting of 700 million manufactured units per year, Carter’s employs about 4,000 employees at its peak. To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally.

How One Company Benefits from an Integration with Microsoft Dynamics & Kuebix

Kuebix

The company sources disposable rubber, latex, and nitrile gloves from vendors across Asia before transporting their goods via direct shipping containers […]. Global Importer, AMMEX, Realizes Significant Time Savings By Leveraging an Integration Between Kuebix and Microsoft Dynamics About AMMEX AMMEX is a global importer of disposable gloves providing retailers and distributors with high-performance, high-margin products.

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Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. It is easy to understand why strategy is often set aside to meet immediate needs of getting product shipped out the door.

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Reoccurring events—like the holiday season—used to provide some level of predictability to ocean shipping trends in the transpacific eastbound (TPEB) trade lane. Normally, we see a rush in ocean shipping just before the Chinese New Year (CNY). Peak shipping season will be here soon.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Computer peripherals, such as screens, that were often moved by air are now far more likely to be shipped by container. This may seem counter-intuitive as sea freight transit times are increasing as shipping lines introduce slow steaming in order to reduce fuel costs. We asked respondents to our survey which lanes they thought had witnessed the highest growth – and intra-Asia came up as the fastest growing for yet another year. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

What Is Supply Chain ERP?

IQMS

A Supply Chain ERP system orchestrates and optimizes forecasting, pricing, procurement, sourcing, and inbound product quality levels across the many supplier relationships manufacturers have, providing real-time accounting and financial reporting of each transaction.

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. Shipping Gazette Daily News.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

Why Hunger Is A Logistics Issue?

Abivin

In Kenya, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and even in the U.S Source ) It is a good sign that governments are focusing on sustainable economic growth, highlighting the proper use of natural resources, minimizing environmental impacts and reducing poverty.

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Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

Check out our roundup of nearly 100 digital logistics/supply chain sources. It broke records in China and elsewhere in Asia. SPECIAL FEATURE: FIVE TRENDS TO SHAPE THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY. This insight is much more instructive than studying changes in ships and related systems.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

Shipping costs are also expected to spike upwards. It raised its prowess from running mere factories to one that offered a complete value chain: from research and development to shipping and fulfillment. Drop Shipping Will Face a Decline. Drop shipping has enjoyed a hot decade.

E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries

Elementum

We examine the benefits and obstacles to e-commerce in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. In 2011, Nigerian startup Mall for Africa, which ships American brands to Nigerian consumers, took in $17 million in 2014. Asia has the fastest growing ecommerce market.

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Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

In 1966, HEINEKEN became one of the first Dutch companies to adopt container shipping. Decades later, they would debut a climate-efficient shipping route between their brewery and the port of Rotterdam. Heineken is one of the world’s best-known beers.

ANCA Streamlines Procurement with the QAD Supplier Portal

QAD

ANCA builds their machines in Australia but these precision components are sourced from around the world. Machines can’t be built and shipped without having the right parts in inventory , but at the same time, keeping parts on the shelf consumes space and cash.