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

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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.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

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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

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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.

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.

What happens after you toss a recyclable plastic container in the recycle bin?

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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. .

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.

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. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. 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.

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. Supply chains that rely on a single source are now more likely to experience disruptions. Supplies without an alternate source can become a single point of failure for the supply chain. For example, a part that a manager believes is dual-sourced may actually be single-sourced one or more levels up the supply chain.

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

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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.

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. 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.

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. 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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Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

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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.

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. Earlier, they sourced over 90% of their leather goods to be sold all over the world from China. Finding new raw material sources. 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%.