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! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. This blog post doesn’t aim to be the ultimate guide to sourcing goods from China. I like to start with a broad-based search at Alibaba and Global Sources. Introduction.

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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. . Christopher Tang. . We do know that we should put recyclable items in the recycle bin so that these items can be recycled into new materials.

What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery

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Source The logistics landscape also varies across ASEAN countries. A recent edition by TaipanOracle claims that, “while countries like Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam are rapidly upgrading their infrastructure, others like Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos continue to remain laggards.” The article also reports that, “while roads in Singapore are fully paved, Cambodia and Laos have less than 10% paved highways.” Source 3.

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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. Manufactured imports from Vietnam and Mexico both increased last year, evidence that US companies were starting to significantly adapt their sourcing strategies even before the COVID-19 crisis began disrupting global supply chains early in 2020.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

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From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Cambodia. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

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.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

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Cambodia. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

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

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.

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

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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. In this respect, seeking a relationship between audit work violations as a predictor for work disruptions would be a productive avenue for global sourcing managers and analytic exploration.

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. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

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Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam experienced similar wage-related strikes and walkouts. 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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Complex costs of transportation

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By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Cambodia. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.

Slavery and Supply Chain Transparency

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Back in 2015, Nestlé committed itself to “be an industry leader in determining where the seafood [in its supply chain] is coming from and demanding it is Sourced Responsibly.” That’s despite promises from the Thai government to crack down on abuses suffered by mostly migrants from countries like Myanmar and Cambodia — and despite pressure from the U.S. 4] “ Responsible Sourcing of Seafood – Thailand Action plan 2015-2016.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

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However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Cambodia. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

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The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. Cambodia. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. International trade can entail significantly more risk than straightforward domestic business-to-business transactions.

Loser of the last quarter (Q3-2015): Costco

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The two companies – along with other supermarket firms including Carrefour, Walmart and Tesco – are accused of selling shrimp sourced from farms in Thailand in the knowledge that such farms are routinely involved in human trafficking and forced labour. An investigation conducted by The Guardian newspaper revealed that countless men from Myanmar (Burma) and Cambodia are sold as slaves to the Thai fishing sector.

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Tectonic Shift: From Audits/Compliance to Due-diligence & Collaboration: Recap of the Forum on UK Modern Slavery

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During the second morning panel EcoVadis’ Michael Smith discussed multi-faceted approach, and provoked lots of note-taking when the 360° watch feature (part of our multi-source news and stakeholder monitoring aspect of our Methodology ) was mentioned. The discussion touched on advocacy with governments on sweat-shop conditions in Cambodia, and concern about opportunistic employment agencies in Europe who prey on laid-off workers in Eastern Europe, and bring them to UK.

Using mobile phones to monitor factory safety in Bangladesh

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  Due to higher labor and operating costs in China, more western firms now source their products from Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam, etc.  While western firms were not directly at fault, many international brands who sourced their garments from those affected factories feel obligated to find ways to improve workplace safety.   By Sriram Puthucode and Christopher Tang.

Are US-Chinese tariffs part of the new normal?

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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. The topic is a timely one, the on-going US-Chinese tariffs and what it means for supply chain executives.

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China and the global textile machinery

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Cambodia: 30% / 63%. Source of some data: just-style.com). With a population of over than 1.4 billion, China is one of the largest consumer markets in the world. Every day, thousands of products and clothing purchased are made from its knitted fabrics.