Three Months after Tianjin, the Area is Still Reeling.

Elementum

China’s Tianjin port suffered a devastating explosion in August which left many manufacturers, insurers and shipping supply chains crippled. The company saw huge inventory and other factory investment losses in the explosion. New productions are also in line in Slovakia, Austria and Brazil. Supply Chain and Shipping. The blast, coupled with recent environmental and business practice concerns, has resulted in new manufacturing and shipping regulations.

Where are all the N95 Masks? A Supply Chain Dilemma

NC State SCRC

And when President Trump went into his briefing today, he started rattling off numbers of masks being shipped…but what gives? The global inventory of masks was also diminished by the wildfires in California and Australia, which used up many of the supplies held by humanitarian organizations. China has claimed mask factory output for itself, and during the outbreak, they also purchased most of the global inventory of masks from other countries.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: AMR's Top 25 Highs and Lows

Supply Chains Rock

I still have bitter memories of all the T-Mobile shops in Austria running out of iPhones on the launch day. This article in MarineLog reported that "Toyota had to rent a boat in Sweden to store 2,500 extra cars from inventory.". Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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Sufficiently “Primed”? What We Can Learn from Amazon Prime Day

FLEXE

Happy Belly bottled water (Japan), and Soda Stream (Germany and Austria). households (85 million) having a Prime subscription, Amazon is perpetually incentivizing customers to buy through them to get free, two-day shipping. In planning for Prime Day—and Q4—Amazon predetermines which products to promote and allocates inventory throughout its fulfillment centers to shorten the last mile of delivery and offset shipping costs.

Sufficiently “Primed”? What We Can Learn from Amazon Prime Day

FLEXE

Happy Belly bottled water (Japan), and Soda Stream (Germany and Austria)</li></ul><h2>So what does this mean for Amazon?</h2> households (85 million) having a Prime subscription, Amazon is perpetually incentivizing customers to buy through them to get free, two-day shipping. That means Amazon allocates inventory across its fulfillment centers to ensure the products ordered are delivered quickly. </p>