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. Reuters reports that Toyota’s suspension of domestic production in part stems from a shortage of parts produced by some of its supply chain partners. Across the Pacific, Ecuador suffered a 7.8

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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. Reuters reports that Toyota’s suspension of domestic production in part stems from a shortage of parts produced by some of its supply chain partners. Across the Pacific, Ecuador suffered a 7.8

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor. In response, federal and state governments are taking action to drive down the use of slave labor in supply chains. California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012.

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. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0. Ecuador. Supply chain solutions.

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 manufacturerssupply chains and their profitability. As these questions emerge, manufacturers find themselves approaching a crossroads.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level. Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap Supply Chain Execution 24/7. Ecuador.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Supply Chain KPI Tips. All you need to know about Supply Chain KPIs. Supply Chain KPI. So that unfortunately means that many of your supply chain KPIs may not be stock-standard ones. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain).

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Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

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. Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

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. Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Gartner Survey Analysis Women in Supply Chain 2016.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Adequate demand planning and accurate inventory investments are key to successful supply chain management in this fast-moving industry. Supply Chain Movement and NeoGrid, provider of a collaborative, demand-driven supply chain management platform in the cloud, have therefore developed this mindmap to inspire fashion and luxury goods companies to become more profitable and competitive. >>Please Ecuador.

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. Supply Chain Media and Smart Logistics Centre Venlo have created a map which visualizes the position of Venlo in one overview. >>Please Ecuador. Trends logistics map Smart Logistics Centre Venlo Supply Chain Media Venlo

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond. The benefits of the Self-Learning Supply Chain in manufacturing. Ecuador. Reports challenges download optimum Quintiq supply chain whitepaperAdvanced 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.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. furthermore, because the continuing growth in outsourcing is making global businesses ever-more susceptible to disruptions, supply chain risk management software is also on the rise. These are the key developments that are visualised on the 2016 version of Supply Chain Movement’s SCM IT Subway Map. Ecuador.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Ecuador. These mergers and acquisitions are reflected on the Supply Chain Movement 3PL Subway Map Europe. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Revenues Sagging? Here's How to Thrive in 2016

Demand Solutions

Think Venezuela, Ecuador, and Colombia. The supply chain is a prime area most companies should look at when looking to take out cost. That’s a recipe for throwing your manufacturing schedule off kilter or creating a situation where you cannot satisfy customer demand. Instead, rely on supply chain planning software. Supply Chain Management

Revenues Sagging? Here's How to Thrive in 2016

Demand Solutions

Think Venezuela, Ecuador, and Colombia. The supply chain is a prime area most companies should look at when looking to take out cost. That’s a recipe for throwing your manufacturing schedule off kilter or creating a situation where you cannot satisfy customer demand. Instead, rely on supply chain planning software. Supply Chain Management

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Ecuador. These mergers and acquisitions are reflected on the Supply Chain Movement 3PL Subway Map Europe. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Networked Supply Chains Require Better Visibility. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. With this increased sourcing agility comes the increased risk of delivery failure due to a supply chain disruption and, concurrently, the increased importance of visibility into each step of the supply chain.

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SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

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. For the fourth consecutive year, Supply Chain Media has produced the SCM Map of Europe providing an overview of the most relevant data for value chains. Ecuador.

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

Talking Logistics

August is usually a quiet month for supply chain and logistics news, but not this year, especially the past couple of weeks. LevaData to Transform Strategic Sourcing for Global Procurement and Supply Chain Leaders. The same is true for supply chains. For related commentary, see Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes: Supply Chain Lessons from Past Disasters ).