Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes: Supply Chain Lessons from Past Disasters

Talking Logistics

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

EFT

Last week’s earthquake and strong pre and post aftershocks in Japan have resulted in numerous disruptions for manufacturers. . Lessons from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami catastrophe were learned for some manufacturers as the ‘just-in-time’ production philosophy was questioned. Across the Pacific, Ecuador suffered a 7.8 According to Reuters: . Toyota announced on Sunday it would suspend production in stages at its plants across Japan.

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Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes Highlight Supply Chain Risks

EFT

Last week’s earthquake and strong pre and post aftershocks in Japan have resulted in numerous disruptions for manufacturers. . Lessons from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami catastrophe were learned for some manufacturers as the ‘just-in-time’ production philosophy was questioned. Across the Pacific, Ecuador suffered a 7.8 According to Reuters: . Toyota announced on Sunday it would suspend production in stages at its plants across Japan.

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.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Ecuador. 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.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

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. Ecuador. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of the Self-Learning Supply Chain in manufacturing. Ecuador. 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

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Ecuador. 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

Supply Chain Movement

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. Ecuador. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Ecuador. 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.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Ecuador. 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.

Revenues Sagging? Here's How to Thrive in 2016

Demand Solutions

Think Venezuela, Ecuador, and Colombia. That’s a recipe for throwing your manufacturing schedule off kilter or creating a situation where you cannot satisfy customer demand. I have the opportunity to travel the world with my job, and this has provided me with firsthand experience of the challenges facing many or our customers and prospects. I don’t know about you, but I’m not feeling great about the global economy right now.

Revenues Sagging? Here's How to Thrive in 2016

Demand Solutions

Think Venezuela, Ecuador, and Colombia. That’s a recipe for throwing your manufacturing schedule off kilter or creating a situation where you cannot satisfy customer demand. I have the opportunity to travel the world with my job, and this has provided me with firsthand experience of the challenges facing many or our customers and prospects. I don’t know about you, but I’m not feeling great about the global economy right now.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Ecuador. 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

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Ecuador. 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. Ecuador. 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. ■

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Ecuador. 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

Logistics Bureau

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

Supply Chain Movement

The logos illustrate the manufacturers’ choices about whether or not to produce close to their sales markets. Ecuador. 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.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today. The size of global trade has nearly doubled since 1990. The healthy growth continues as world merchandise trade continues to grow with an average of 10% per year.

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Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

Its network includes Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama and Peru, and will soon expand into Brazil. It will be operated out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and enable ecommerce companies, manufacturers, and other commercial interests conducting business in Mexico and throughout Latin America to more efficiently and cost-effectively transport goods between countries, while ensuring proper inspections and safety controls.

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

Talking Logistics

Sourcing critical parts from multiple suppliers, manufactured in multiple factories, located in multiple geographic regions; Using widely-available, standard components instead of proprietary, custom-built parts; Keeping excess manufacturing capacity in their factories; Designing and equipping their factories to build a wide portfolio of products; Implementing redundant IT systems and data centers; Using multiple modes of transportation, and working with multiple logistics partners.