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So Your Supply Chain is Banning Bangladesh….and Going to Cambodia?: “The Ugliest Race to the Bottom”

Supply Chain View from the Field

Companies like Nike and Disney have publicly stated that they are not going to Bangladesh for apparel sourcing in the future. For instance, Puma’s factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, worked with the Fair Labor Association to discover a “strong possibility” that fainting workers in the factories was caused by chemical exposure and cited excessive overtime and insufficient drinking water as contributing factors.

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Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! This underscores the importance of China being the world’s manufacturing hub in the past decade, and most likely for the next few decades. And it’s not just an immense and low-cost labour force that has given Chinese manufacturers a competitive advantage. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China.

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

NC State SCRC

For analytics to become truly effective in global manufacturing settings, veracity and consistency are critical requirements. 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.

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Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products. 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.

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The Pullback From China: Will it Be Harder for SMEs?

Logistics Bureau

Whether to relocate supply or manufacturing from China to another low-cost country or switch to a near-shoring or re-shoring strategy is not a decision to take lightly. Apple: The mighty tech brand has begun encouraging many of its suppliers to move their manufacturing facilities from China.

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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. . Source: The Guardian. Source: The Guardian. . First, the government can impose higher taxes on virgin plastic to create incentive for manufacturers to use alternative packaging materials. Christopher Tang. .

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Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

They range from small-batch soap manufacturing to the distribution of sports car parts. It firmly cemented China as the world’s manufacturing hub. The voracious appetite of US consumers for goods — from Apple products to Xmas trees — saw China become the de facto manufacturer of consumer goods. They have come to grow dependent and accustomed to working with Chinese manufacturers and suppliers. Chinese manufacturers will scale back on their exports.

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Retailers eye more air cargo as COVID lockdowns intensify in Vietnam

The Supply Chain Journal

The problem facing many retailers is that Vietnam is the source for a great deal of winter outerwear that can’t be easily substituted with production from another country the way a T-shirt might be. Source: Everstream Analytics).

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Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Cambodia. The way by which consumers purchase, use and share technology is changing rapidly. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. And Manufacturing needs to be agile to keep up with rapid changes in the market.

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Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Cambodia. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. The supply chain solutions for the 24-hour economy lie primarily in a flexible IT platform which enables the various internal software applications, such as for manufacturing execution, warehouse management and transport planning, to be connected to external systems such as for customs handling.

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Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam experienced similar wage-related strikes and walkouts. Rising incomes in developing countries also make them extremely desirable markets – and not just as manufacturing hubs. New strategies and tactics must be employed to efficiently serve these markets, whether with goods and services within the country or through global sourcing and logistics. The company sources the majority of its products from contract manufacturers in the Far East.

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What is the True Cost of Sustainable Apparel from Bangladesh? Insights from Harvard “Sustainable Models for the Apparel Industry” Conference

NC State SCRC

What is the fair price of an apparel product responsibly sourced from Bangladesh, and what price do apparel suppliers need to ensure a safe and sustainable work place and fair wages for the workers in Bangladesh? However, a report in the Sourcing Journal on 8 Aug 2016 “Cheap Clothing Created Some of the World’s Richest People” mentioned how owners of major apparel brands and retailers became billionaires through the apparel business.

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Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

Abivin

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a major global hub of manufacturing and trade, as well as one of the fastest-growing markets in the world with a consumer base of more than 600 million, an expanding labor force and a soaring E-commerce industry. Source ASEAN is witnessing a growing middle class with increased spending power, which results in a thriving demand for logistics as consumers require better, more varied products and services delivered to their doorstep.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Purchasing and supplier management. Production/manufacturing. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time phased.

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Are US-Chinese tariffs part of the new normal?

NC State SCRC

The trade war backlash, impacting more than just soy farmers and auto manufacturers is prompting organizations to adapt in ways that will disrupt global supply chains.”. Steve Madden is currently in the process of shifting handbag production to Cambodia. Earlier, they sourced over 90% of their leather goods to be sold all over the world from China. Finding new raw material sources. Procurement executives need to begin thinking through their strategies today.

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Pharma Trend: Companies are Waiving Drug Patents in Developing Countries

Elementum

Until then,countries under the program will be able to continue purchasing, manufacturing, and importing cheaper generic medicines without breaching the patent rules of the WTO. Waiving patents will give poor countries the opportunity to develop and strengthen domestic manufacturing. Uganda, Cambodia, and Rwanda have already started developing their own pharmaceutical industries, with the help of investments from drug companies in developed countries.

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China and the global textile machinery

Exapro Hub

Every day, thousands of products and clothing purchased are made from its knitted fabrics. Cambodia: 30% / 63%. The Chinese government has recently put in place initiatives such as the 13th Five-Year Plan for the Textile Industry (covering the period from 2016-2020) and “Made in China 2025” which are showcasing value-added manufacturing and automation. Source of some data: just-style.com). With a population of over than 1.4