Getting Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry on the Map

Supply Chain Brain

By some counts there are an estimated 11,000 garment factories in Bangladesh alone, many of them small and off the grid. Now, there’s an effort afoot to digitally map every garment factory in Bangladesh. Staff members from BRAC University are using the Sourcemap platform as they travel throughout Bangladesh to personally visit every apparel factory in the country. Expect the Bangladesh initiative to serve as a model for similar efforts around the world.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor. This past March Disney announced that it was stopping production of branded merchandise in Bangladesh , due in part to the factory fire near Dhaka that killed 112 workers last September.

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Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

A former journalist, she first became aware of the need for an intensive training regimen in Bangladesh, site of multiple labor violations and worker deaths. One of the company’s initiatives in Bangladesh is exploring application of the training to Tier 2 suppliers, although it has yet to proceed to that level. “We Regulation and Compliance Quality & Metrics All Technology Supply Chain Visibility Sourcing/Procurement/SRM

Supply Chain Management in Apparel Industry

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Countries, especially in South Asia, like China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, etc., Demand forecasting is an essential feature of this type of supply chain network and you will require dedicated professionals who are experts at analyzing key metrics to forecast the demand.

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

billion metric tons—gets lost or wasted. What’s more, net food losses in developed countries (222 million metric tons) equate to nearly all of the food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa yearly (223 million metric tons). Between 1996 and 1999, nearly 37,000 metric tons of bananas in Australia were lost yearly because banana growers lacked an adequate mechanism to communicate with packing facilities.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Resolutions for 2017: 4 Things to STOP Doing This Year

Talking Logistics

But technology won’t solve your supply chain problems or help you improve unless you also address the most common culprits of poor supply chain performance: poor data quality, lack of resources and training, lack of metrics and accountability, and poor communication and collaboration with trading partners (see resolution #3 below). Three years ago, I wrote a popular post highlighting “ 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives.”

Five Predictions (About Prediction) that Every Procurement Professional Should Consider

Supply Chain View from the Field

Other indicators included data pulled from the Federal Reserve economic database, the Producer Price Index, the Purchasing Managers Index, as well as internal metrics such as the size of the company’s own sales force. In addition, it will require simple, holistic metrics that capture all areas of business risk for contract factories, and which encompass both current and future risks.

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

Sourcing is now predominantly overseas: China is one of the big sourcing countries of course, along with India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Vietnam and Thailand. There’s Bangladesh in the garment industry.

Handfield’s Top Supply Chain Predictions for 2016

NC State SCRC

Other indicators included data pulled from the Federal Reserve economic database, the Producer Price Index, the Purchasing Managers Index, as well as internal metrics such as the size of the company’s own sales force. This is a radical representation, as it requires thinking that the key performance metric in this case is agility and responsiveness to customer and technological change.

AI and Climate Change, Can Technology Save The Planet, and What’s Next for Green City Vancouver

Freightera

Reflecting on sustainability, there are companies that operate in Bangladesh, for instance. Do we just pull out of Bangladesh? JV: You know how companies are easily assessed on financial metrics. Some companies don’t disclose EST metrics.