The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing


It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective.

A chat with Scott Phillips

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Global Supply Chain & Sourcing Director for ECCO Global Shoe Production & Sourcing. I took up a role to develop and facilitate the regional S&OP program for BlueScope steel, spanning, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.


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CSR Initiatives in the Global Supply Chain

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

We are honored to partner with Changi Airport Group in this humanitarian effort for our friends in Indonesia.’’. To help our customers keep track and make informed decisions about their freight transportation options, we have developed “ a logistics eco-calculator” hosted on our website.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have developed this checklist to provide to pinpoint the key drivers of Freight Spend Management. This is an important aspect of managing freight spend. Indonesia.

What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery


Source The logistics landscape also varies across ASEAN countries. Other agile logistics markets include Indonesia, with their logistics sector expected to grow by up to 16% annually by 2020. While Malaysia seeks to strengthen technology and human capital and boost freight demand, Indonesia simplifies logistics regulations to encourage businesses to immerse in e-commerce. Source 3.

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How COVID-19 is Battering Australia’s Imports and Exports

Logistics Bureau

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics. Refined petroleum: Australia sources most of its refined petroleum products from Singapore, which, with 138+ confirmed cases, is also in the COVID-19 firing line.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

According to a recent study with particular focus on logistics, logistics services providers are beginning to expand their strategic geographic focus (source: Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2013). Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies. The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead.


What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In fact, sites many Southeast Asia countries—including India, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia—have significantly grown their imports into the United States, anywhere from 13-37% compared to last year. This shows importers are shifting their sourcing locations to countries other than China. Robinson’s local experts in offices around the globe use this kind of information to help manage peak season ocean freight and resolve problems in real time.

Battle of the shipping booms: Containers ‘21 vs dry bulk ‘07-‘08

The Supply Chain Journal

The same math applies to shipping iron ore from Brazil to China, or coal from Indonesia to China. Dry bulk stock charts show the rise and steep fall (Charts source: Dahlman Rose Marine Transport Weekly: Jan. Container shipping is in uncharted territory.

Reversing globalisation: Near shoring, reshoring or staying put?


It will take a bit of time to be implemented and it will be a combination of increasing stock and near-shoring and double-sourcing.”. We have been living through remarkable times when it comes to manufacturing, technology and trade.

5 Ways To Improve Your Import-Export Business Now


Or, if you’re lucky to deal with tropical islands like Indonesia , Thailand and the Philippines , do remember the concept of island time. This means reviewing your sourcing methods and reducing the time your stock spends on ships, trucks, and warehouses. This means sourcing them from trade portals or overseas trade exhibitions. Finally, you can reduce some of the shipping costs by using your own freight forwarder. Introduction.