Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes: Supply Chain Lessons from Past Disasters

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The recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador are a sad reminder of how deadly natural disasters can be. As of this morning, 41 people are confirmed dead in Kumamoto prefecture, the epicenter of Japan’s earthquakes, and 272 people have died in Ecuador , with thousands more injured and displaced from their homes. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan and Ecuador, especially all of the victims and their families, as they deal with the aftermath of these tragic events.

Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes Highlight Supply Chain Risks


Across the Pacific, Ecuador suffered a 7.8 Implement a system-wide visibility and supply chain intelligence process that provides real-time or close to real-time data relating to demand, inventory, and capacity levels at key nodes in the supply chain.

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Ecuador. One of the main supply chain challenges is increasing uncertainty; this makes demand planning very difficult, especially if there is no mid-season production capacity available for replenishment purposes when a product should prove to be very successful.

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Ecuador. 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.

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Ryder said the Laredo site will handle thousands of shipments on behalf of 19 customers within the auto, industrial, retail, and high-tech industries and will provide additional services and capacity opportunities to Ryder’s North American customers.

This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

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Manhattan Transportation Management Enhancements Enable the Acquisition and Supervision of Additional Shipment Capacity. In the near term, the shutdown of refineries will lead to higher gasoline prices and you can expect trucking capacity to tighten and rates to go up too.