Doing Business in Malaysia

QAD

Malaysia became an independent nation, the Federation of Malaya, in 1957. Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is bordered by Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, Brunei and the South China Sea. Manufacturing in Malaysia. Manufacturing products vary by region within Malaysia.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

It all depends on the price differences, delivery time, and cost of shipping. 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. Even as both economic blocs continue to recover at a decent pace, more and more of the demand for air freight will shift to sea and rail.

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An Air Charter Solution for Teradyne in a Time of Disruption

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The spread of the pandemic directly impacted international and inter-city logistics for Teradyne’s inbound materials in Suzhou, China, and Penang, Malaysia. Teradyne shipped 105 sets of equipment during the first quarter of 2020and in the second quarter alone they moved a total of 286 sets of equipment—107 of those shipped in the month of June. Commercial air freight and sea shipments were unable to meet Teradyne’s needs.

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

NC State SCRC

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. Many ship builders and ocean carriers overextended themselves while the economy was growing, and these expectations resulted in a huge amount of investment that has resulted in too many ships and carriers competing for too little cargo.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Raymon Krishnan!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I started my career working in 3PL’s – one of which was the largest freight forwarder in the world in the 1990’s. Our magazine, LogiSYM is the largest circulating supply chain magazine globally with more than 70,000 subscribers and we run symposiums in Singapore, Malaysia and Dubai. annually in Singapore, Malaysia and Dubai. Freight and Logistics Interview Supply Chain Management Cargonow Leadership logistics management LogisymSubscribe Here! Email Address.

Doing Business in Singapore

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Located in southeastern Asia between Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore is made up of a series of islands. Typical manufactured products include electronics, chemicals, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, biomedical products, scientific instruments, telecommunications equipment, processed food and beverages, ship repair and offshore platform construction. Shipping. A lack of rail transport is due mostly to the size of the island, making rail freight irrelevant.

The automated container terminal and the odd (mis)adventure of the Google car

DELMIA Quintiq

From the street, where a bus driver does not yield to a righteous mathematically-driven Google self-driving car, to the container shipping terminal allowing driverless prime movers, rubber-tired gantries (RTGs) and straddle carriers to mix with manned trucks, we need to urgently solve one thing: Either we forget autonomous vehicles altogether, or automate everything and let no human drive. I want to go straight into the heart of the fully automated container shipping terminal.

The need to know

EFT

German startup sennder acquires Uber's European freight business. German freight startup sennder said on Wednesday it had acquired Uber’s European freight business in an all-stock deal that will see the U.S. EU parliament votes to make ships pay for their pollution.

Plan for greater success: What experts said at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

DELMIA Quintiq

Dr Mahender Singh (Founding CEO & Rector, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation): The simplest thing UPS does is: No left turns for truck routes, only right turns. Freight Exchange is a software platform for excess freight capacity. It creates a two-sided marketplace for those in the freight transport industries. We have significant imbalance of freight and lots of empty legs because of the dispersed population.

Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia

Elementum

2015 was a big year in terms of logistics and globalization for Amazon, who began making their way into the shipping industry, registering in China as a freight forwarder and a shipping broker for 12 routes, including Shanghai to Los Angeles and Hamburg. They’ve also named themselves as a cross-border logistics service and an ocean freight company, with ports in Japan, Europe, and the United States.

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Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

The Index, in its ninth year, ranks 50 emerging markets countries by factors that make them attractive to logistics providers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, air cargo carriers and distributors. Malaysia remained the leader for smaller emerging markets. Executives in a new survey, 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%).

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

Elementum

This should keep prices low and shipping lanes open. A shorter monsoon season in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia will help miners procure more materials, used heavily in the electronics industry. Typhoons can disrupt air and ship travel in Southeast Asia. This could be a record-setting year for typhoons, meaning heavy disruptions of air and sea freight. El Niño is officially set to wreak havoc around the world—starting now.

The Supply Chain’s Vision Problem

Enterra Insights

Most companies weren’t buying from China or Taiwan or Malaysia like they are today.”[4] When a shipment of those black shirts in medium gets put on a truck or, even more, a ship, things go dark. 3] Vishnu Rajamanickam, “ Visibility into operations is the biggest issue plaguing supply chains ,” Freight Waves , 4 November 2019. [4] Supply chain visibility remains elusive despite decades pursuing it.

Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Many of the key inputs to this industry are shipped by air—something that will be familiar to many tech organizations. Regular shipments of large, oversized freight move by ocean on a consistent schedule, with more sensitive shipments moving by air as customers place orders. The program ensures ocean transit times are consistent and the freight arrives in time to meet customer needs. Some equipment is shipped in crates fitted with four labels that detect potential damage.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor.

Southeast Asian Pirates: Nothing to Shiver your Timbers Over

Elementum

With one third of the world’s freight traveling through these waters, the region would naturally be a hotspot for pirate activity. And while Malaysia managed to rein in the issue over a decade ago, hijackings and thefts have been cropping up further east, in Indonesian waters. There is chance of a rise in insurer premiums for ships that travel that area, which could lead to increased shipping costs. Hijacked ships can face weeks of delays and cost millions of dollars.