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

Supply Chain View from the Field

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. In our ongoing discussion of labor and human rights violations in the supply chain, we’ve discussed in prior posts the problems that occurred in Bangladesh resulting in over 700 dead.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. This shift to direct selling is making itself felt on manufacturers’ supply chains and their profitability. As omni-channel comes to the manufacturing sector, disruption will inevitably follow.

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The Importance of Building Successful Relationships in Emerging Markets

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Analyzation of countries such as Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia, prove that emerging markets are popular again, as suppliers are increasingly flocking to these new manufacturing hubs. Supply Chain Culture Manufacturing Retail Emerging Markets International Suppliers Relationships

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

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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.

Doing Business in Thailand

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Its bordering countries include Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia. Manufacturing in Thailand. In addition, manufactured products in Thailand include textiles, beverages, tobacco products, cement, jewelry, appliances, computers automotive parts and agricultural equipment. . Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Thailand’s transportation and communication pathways are well-developed for manufacturing supply chains.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

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Cambodia. In this fast-paced world, where there is also increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint, global fashion and luxury goods manufacturers have to redesign their go-to-market strategy to meet demand in a cost-efficient and sustainable way: Plan. Fashion and luxury goods manufacturers are defining their own seasons, which is making the planning of campaigns more complex.

The Fashion Supply Chain: Unraveling the Reality

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Cambodia, China, Taiwan, India – look at the ‘made in’ labels on your clothing and you’re likely to find these popular clothing manufacturing countries. Companies like Patagonia, Mountain Equipment Co-Op, Prana and many others have all lifted the veil on their supply chains to some extent, proving to consumers they care about how and where their clothing is manufactured, and the impact it has on the environment, the community and individual lives.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

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The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany. Cambodia. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

US reshoring index hits record high even before COVID-19 pandemic

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US companies in 2019 sourced substantially fewer manufactured goods from 14 traditional Asian trading partners, apparently as a direct result of aggressive US government trade policies, according to the seventh annual Kearney US Reshoring Index. Kearney , the global management consulting firm that calculates the index, attributes much of the big 2019 shift to a 17% decline in US imports of manufactured goods from China, which has long been the leading choice for offshore production.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

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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.

Rethinking your optimum

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The benefits of the Self-Learning Supply Chain in manufacturing. Cambodia. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. Advanced analytics and optimization technology is the game-changing advantage that will push you past the competition – giving your business more agility, higher accuracy and sharper insights to maximize your revenue.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

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These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Cambodia. And Manufacturing needs to be agile to keep up with rapid changes in the market. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

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In addition to being responsible for manufacturing and logistics, a CSCO also has to ensure alignment with internal departments such as Sales and Marketing, and with external partners such as customers and suppliers. Cambodia. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

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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. Conversely, the much smaller economies of ASEAN – Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar – are still substantially lagging behind.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Cambodia. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Cambodia. Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

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

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A big question in everyone’s mind at the conference is if the price goes up, whether Bangladesh will survive and be able to compete against strong competitors such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Cambodia. Yevgeniya Savchenko, an economist from the World Bank mentioned how apparel manufacturing is going to move from China to South Asia because of high prices from China and the question is who is best able to seize market share.

Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

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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. Collaborating with Contract Manufacturers – Conair Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets health and beauty products and kitchen and other electronic appliances. The company sources the majority of its products from contract manufacturers in the Far East.

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Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

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Cambodia. 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. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

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Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Cambodia. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Cambodia. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Key Findings. ■

6 Common Supply Chain Mistakes and How to Resolve Them

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The cost of recovery from a disruption in procurement management depends on factors such as supply source, volume, manufacturing location and inventory. The workers, mostly in Cambodia and Myanmar, were paid unreasonably and locked into contracts. Successful supply chain management requires a company to recover from disruptions, which are a normal part of any business.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Cambodia. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

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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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SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

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The logos illustrate the manufacturers’ choices about whether or not to produce close to their sales markets. Cambodia. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.

Made in?

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The current state of the US-China trade war has thrown a question mark into the mix for manufacturing. Many companies are exploring new manufacturing bases, including Bangladesh, Vietnam and Cambodia. We hope that you’re winding down for the holidays and treating yourself to some time off with your family and loved ones. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably also already thinking about next year and the things you want to change.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

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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. In fact, China’s wages have been on the rise and fast-growing countries like Vietnam and Bangladesh are developing niches in footwear and clothing manufacturing as well. Introduction.

Pharma Trend: Companies are Waiving Drug Patents in Developing Countries

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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.

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

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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.

China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

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From an economic perspective the links initiated by the project will have a major impact on global trade by enhancing communication between suppliers, distribution warehouses, and manufacturers. Other notable projects include a port project in Sri Lanka, an industrial park in Cambodia, and a high-speed rail link in Indonesia — all of which are forecasted to spark major changes in global trade if they actually materialize.

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Are US-Chinese tariffs part of the new normal?

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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. Several other Apple suppliers also announced that they would either build new manufacturing factories or boost production capacity in India. Today’s blog is a guest blog by my former student, Krunal Sonpal.

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China and the global textile machinery

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In May 2018, more than 200 textile machinery manufacturers compiled their statistics into a survey and thus, according to the 40th annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS), released by the International Textil Manufacturers Federation ( ITMF ), the country has experienced strong growth in global deliveries between 2016 and 2017: long-staples spindles, short-staples spindles (up 21%), and open-end rotors (24%). Cambodia: 30% / 63%.