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

Quintiq

At the Singapore stop of the Quintiq World Tour this year, our panel of industry influencers delved into these topics and more. Charlie Macdonald (Industry Executive for Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Telstra): We’re on this journey of transformation towards customer centricity.

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

Quintiq

One of the strategies manufacturers and online stores will take is to price their products uniformly across the participating economies. 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.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Not even B2B is spared from these changing expectations (which is why we at Freightos launched an online freight marketplace ). There’s been less progress though with ocean freight, since Amazon registered as a freight forwarder several years ago. And As For Global Freight….

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Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

Faster service, great capacity usage and direct connectivity with freight companies means better access to service providers. Companies like GoGoVan or EasyVan in Singapore are leading the charge. Robots : Robotics have the power to change the entire freight industry.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The Texas manufacturing facility will be managed by Motorola’s Singapore-based global manufacturing partner and is located less than four hours by road from the Port of Houston, which is a key US freight forwarding hub, ranking first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled.

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.

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Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

In our work on the Supply Chains to Admire report , we tracked the progress of manufacturing, retailing and distribution companies for the period of 2006 to 2013 and 2009-2013. and Singapore. Prior to that, the priority has chasing lower cost labor in manufacturing and supply chain.

How to Handle Logistics During Chinese New Year

Material Handling & Logistics

With Chinese New Year approaching fast workers will travel throughout the country to return to their families and celebrate the New Year, with all manufacturing shutting down for the duration. One to two weeks before CNY, factories will speed up their production causing a surge of freight.

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

Elementum

That’s good news for agriculture and manufacturing in the state, two industries that rely heavily on almost nonexistent water. The fires are causing high levels of haze in Singapore and other countries, where pollution levels are almost unprecedented.

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

Supply Chain @ MIT

But the implications of this standoff between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association go beyond idle ships and stranded freight containers. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

This was meant to incentivize companies to manufacture locally, and indeed many did, either by outsourcing or creating micro-factories in most of India’s 29 states, despite volumes that might have more naturally led to larger economies of scale in consolidated production facilities. Past estimates from Mumbai-Calcutta have been as high as a seven-fold delay for freight as compared to a passenger vehicle. ADJUSTING TO A NEW TAX REGIME.

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Logistics Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017

Techgistics

China, Singapore, and Sweden. The Wildcard: President Trump Donald Trump was elected, in part, by talking about how American manufacturing jobs moved overseas as plants closed down and moved overseas.

The Upswing of Chinese Logistics Companies

Elementum

Logistics, the complex operation involving the movements of people, facilities, and supplies, is applied in every industry from manufacturing to retail to trade. Cheaper than both air and ocean freight, it takes around 18 days of train travel from China to Europe.

This Week in Logistics News (February 29 – March 4, 2016)

Talking Logistics

MNX Global Logistics Acquires Specialty Aviation 3PL Aero Express Logistics in Singapore. DOT Releases 30-Year Freight Projections. Another feature of LeanGlobal is the utilization of WebSettle® for ocean freight audit and settlement.