Is Blockchain the Missing Link in the Halal Supply Chain?

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Halal food supply chain is highly complex and requires trading partners to adhere to rigorous product segregation practices. All too often, however, these practices are not rigorous enough, causing failures that have eroded consumer trust.

Q: Food vs Fuel? A: Wrong question…We need more efficient markets!

Supply Chain View from the Field

I have been working with Jay Golden at Duke University on the biobased forecasting project for the USDA, seeking to understand the current scope of the biobased product market ( focused on non-fuel, non-food products). He has been working in the industry for over 25 years, and we had an opportunity to share thoughts on the “food vs. fuel” debate. There is hunger in the market, but it is not caused by a shortage of food.

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How to Learn About Supply Chain Research From Around the World in a Few Hours

Supply Chain @ MIT

These are: the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (Cambridge, USA), the Zaragoza Logistics Center (Zaragoza, Spain), the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (Bogotá, Colombia), and the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (Shah Alam, Malaysia).

Is TPPA going to ground e-commerce or let it fly (ideally, as air freight)?

Quintiq

This would mean that a consumer in Malaysia buying from Amazon in the US would not experience significant differences in pricing of the same product bought from an online store in Malaysia or neighboring Singapore.

The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

People will always need clothes, food, and other basic necessities that can’t just be conjured out of thin air. The report is predicting economies including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines could be as much as a quarter less productive than they are now.

“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

Elementum

A shorter monsoon season in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia will help miners procure more materials, used heavily in the electronics industry. Food prices will likely skyrocket. Growers of grains and staple foods—including the U.S.—

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The solutions help customers across a number of industry verticals, including third-party logistics (3PL), food and beverage, retail and healthcare, improve transportation efficiency and reduce the cost of delivering goods. I’m guessing it’s summer.

Why Global Trade Agreements must be part of your supply chain planning: Guest Post by Tim Barnes

NC State SCRC

There is an overlap of countries that are party to both the TPP and RCEP, however for those nations, such as Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Brunei, most have gone on the record saying that they see the US led TPP as the most critical and inclusive, and will put the RCEP on hold pending the decision on TPP. Today’s guest blog is posted by Timothy Barnes, who I met through the SCRC.

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Chronic Risks for Electronics: Human Rights and Forced Labor

EcoVadis

higher than Food & Beverage (43.8), Transport (42.5) Companies operating in Asia are especially prone to unfair labor practices, particularly Malaysia, which has nearly 200 electronics factories.

Hanjin Bankruptcy Demonstrates Fragility of Ocean Freight Market Prior to “Black November”

NC State SCRC

Meanwhile, Hanjin ships are sitting out in the water, cannot come to port, and crews are beginning to face shortages of food and water. The recent bankruptcy announcement of Hanjin, a major shipping line, on the Friday before the last Labor Day long weekend, was a shock to everyone working in the global logistics shipping industry.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

It lays the foundation for gradual alignment of norms and standards, including on food safety and technical regulations. Malaysia. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Sector collaboration on sustainability accelerates, as a sixth industry creates an initiative with EcoVadis

EcoVadis

The AIM-Progress initiative also successfully hosted regional events, like the latest October conference aimed at Southeast Asian suppliers, primarily in Malaysia, designed to facilitate peer-learning and information-sharing around regulatory compliance and other core supplier challenges.

Everything You Need to Know About the Trans Pacific Partnership, In One Place

Elementum

Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Japan) finally came to agreements on everything from dairy trade to pharmaceutical IP rights.

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A Big Week for U.S. Trade Legislation: Updates on TPA & GSP

Transportfolio

Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. This agreement will seek to sync regulatory standards such as food safety and medical standards. Some of us in the trade community have felt the U.S.