Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand


Organizations continue to scour global markets for even lower labor rates, moving from Western China to the Pearl River, and now to Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and North Africa.

A planning guide for beverage manufacturers in Asia

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You could either build a new plant in the Philippines or alternate short runs in your existing plants in Malaysia. In Malaysia, you could parcel the large shipments between multiple plants or lines. In my next blog I will explore the challenge of logistics planning in more detail.

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

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The current top seven exporters of LNG in the world are Qatar, Australia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Indonesia, Algeria and Russia. The post A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018 appeared first on Quintiq Blog.

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Plan for greater success: What experts said at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

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Dr Mahender Singh (Founding CEO & Rector, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation): The simplest thing UPS does is: No left turns for truck routes, only right turns. The featured experts in this blog post have more to say in our latest eBook, Breakthrough Business Ideas.

Modern Slavery in Today’s Supply Chains


In the clothes on your back , the shoes on your feet, the food that you eat, and even the computer, tablet or smartphone you’re likely reading this blog on. by Alexa Cheater I used to think slavery was, for the most part, a thing of the past.

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

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Arun Gupta recently went to a conference of the TPP in Washington, and was invited to share some insights on his visit and what he learned in a guest blog. In its current form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and 11 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and New Zealand). Be on the lookout for more information on TPP on this blog.

Why Global Trade Agreements must be part of your supply chain planning: Guest Post by Tim Barnes


Today’s guest blog is posted by Timothy Barnes, who I met through the SCRC. There is an overlap of countries that are party to both the TPP and RCEP, however for those nations, such as Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Brunei, most have gone on the record saying that they see the US led TPP as the most critical and inclusive, and will put the RCEP on hold pending the decision on TPP.

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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.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

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Next Steps: Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight. The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead.


Chronic Risks for Electronics: Human Rights and Forced Labor


Consider the tablet you bought on Black Friday, your friend’s company-issued smartphone or even the computer monitor you may be reading this blog on. Companies operating in Asia are especially prone to unfair labor practices, particularly Malaysia, which has nearly 200 electronics factories.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Corporate.

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By the end of 2008, we had completed a cumulative total of 553 initial audits; including expansion into three additional growth market countries (36 initial audits): Argentina, Malaysia and Vietnam. Hey, your blog on Supply Chain is really interesting. I am also a keen writer in this pace and share my thoughts in my blog at [link] May be you would find something to your interest there. Search This Blog. Blog Archive. Blog Archive. EU Logistics Hub Blog.

Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment


” Tim Barnes, who has written in this blog in the past, was our next speaker. Australia and Japan are pushing to continue, however Malaysia and others are moving on, as they are not going to join now that the US is gone.