Malaysia a Key Link in Asia’s Disaster Resilience Plan

Supply Chain @ MIT

This was one of the main talking points at the 2013 Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference, hosted by the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) in Malaysia this June. When the local or national capacity is overwhelmed the government may request regional or international support. Malaysia is the hub for humanitarian logistics in Asia.

Improving Traceability for Better Supply Chain Performance

Supply Chain @ MIT

Many companies are striving to improve supply chain traceability in response to increasing demand from customers and government regulators for more information on product flows. Researchers at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), Shah […].

Speed Bumps on the Road to Growth for China’s 3PLs

Supply Chain @ MIT

This growth is strongly encouraged by the Chinese government, which aims to develop the country into a premium integrated transportation and logistics hub with supply chain management competence to strengthen China’s position in international trade.

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6 Answers for Your Top TPP Agreement Questions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Essentially it is a proposed trade agreement between 12 countries—the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

What happens after you toss a recyclable plastic container in the recycle bin?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Since China banned the import of plastic waste (except the cleanest plastics) in late 2017, America has been shipping its plastic waste to other countries including: Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey, etc. . Christopher Tang. .

Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

According to 2016 FAO data , more than 80% of palm oil was produced in just two countries: Indonesia (53%) and Malaysia (29%). According to PRODES , the Brazilian government’s monitoring agency, some 1.8

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand


Organizations continue to scour global markets for even lower labor rates, moving from Western China to the Pearl River, and now to Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and North Africa.

Modern Slavery in Today’s Supply Chains


Modern slavery is one of the supply chain industry’s dirty little secrets, but thankfully, governments in the US and UK are attempting to wash it clean, working to put a stop to a problem that should never have been allowed to exist in the first place.

What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery


Recently, ASEAN governments have constantly been providing incentives to advance last-mile delivery in the region. Efforts have been made by governments across ASEAN countries to improve infrastructure planning and road construction.

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What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

Supply Chain View from the Field

In its current form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and 11 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and New Zealand). Issues such as governance, dispute settlement, processes related to executing the TPP, and buy-in from various government and private organizations are an integral part of the negotiations.

The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain


Driven by consumers and their growing demands, governments are taking heed and moving plans into action when it comes to protecting the environment and ensuring businesses are doing their part.

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN


Apart from the 2 leading nations – Singapore and Malaysia, other nations like Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are also rapidly upgrading their road, rail, maritime and air cargo infrastructure in line with ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) frameworks.

In Chains: How to Approach Human Trafficking in your Supply Chain


In Malaysia, for example, one in three workers are victims of such forced labor. Malaysia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand were among the worst countries for human trafficking violations, with Nepal, Indonesia and Iran mentioned as frequent violators as well. Are You Linked to Forced Labor? It’s a problem the Atlantic suggested is “too massive to solve”, and its survivors provide nightmarish evidence of the dark side of global commerce.

Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season


On a blustery English afternoon, he was called to the UK Home Office to meet with members of the British government. The government funded my research—and that became my first book,” said Sheffi. Welcome to the second installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series.

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The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

”[1] They add, “The reasons for this increased interest are clear: Companies are under pressure from governments, consumers, NGOs, and other stakeholders to divulge more information about their supply chains, and the reputational cost of failing to meet these demands can be high.” Notable examples include the Rana Plaza factory collapse in the fast fashion industry, slave labor in the Thai seafood industry, and deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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China Flexes Its Global Logistics Muscle

Material Handling & Logistics

This is truly a brilliant plan on China’s part,” explains David Gonsalvez, CEO of the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, which is part of the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Network. That plan focused on giving control back to stable governments.

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Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility


The UAE, India and Malaysia (nos. The potential of Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, has come into sharper focus since the government updated the methods it uses to track economic performance; while Egypt's economy and business climate have stabilised under its military government. . .

Chronic Risks for Electronics: Human Rights and Forced Labor


Unfortunately, a portion of these numbers are thanks to incidences of trafficked and forced labor in the electronics sector, particularly in poorer countries that have suffered from war, corrupt governments and inadequate job prospects. .

Thailand Ecommerce Logistics for ASEAN Enterprises: Should You Go Local?

Logistics Bureau

With the Thai government’s Thailand 4.0 For another, in comparison with some Asian countries like Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines, Thai consumers are less inclined to interact commercially with cultures and languages that differ from their own. ” – Mitch Bittermann, CEO Singapore & Malaysia, aCommerce. The ecommerce market in Thailand has never been healthier and all the signs indicate huge potential for growth in the next few years.

Global Manufacturers' Supply Chains Strain to Keep Up With Faster Economy

Material Handling & Logistics

China’s overall economic growth may slow in 2018 after accelerating last year, though the government has signaled it will accept slightly weaker expansion as it deals with what it says are “critical battles” of financial stability, poverty and pollution.

Alibaba Grows its Cross-Border Capabilities

Logistics Trends and Insights

Recently, Alibaba announced the launch of 11 official country pavilions on its Tmall Global platform, including the US, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, France, Britain, Spain, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Turkey.

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What’s New in 2015 for the supply chain world? See 2014?s predictions.

Supply Chain View from the Field

The recent spate of terrorism in France, the massive and mysterious number of airplane disasters in Malaysia, and even more regulatory risks will continue to drive greater disruptions – which again means better communication, risk mitigation, and early warning systems to alert managers when there is a problem. Regulatory Requirements Will Grow as Governments Seek to Overcome Shortfalls in Operating Revenue.


Bridging the Finance Gap for Asian SMEs

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) has developed a framework for helping banks to tap into this vast market. High transactions costs, inadequate information about borrowers, and weak governance deter large banks from developing SME lending portfolios. There are also various government schemes, although these programs only reach a relatively small number of businesses.

The Upswing of Chinese Logistics Companies


In 2015, the Asian-Pacific region dominated the industry with significant impact from China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, and Malaysia. The government encourages overseas expansion of companies by batch of logistics centers in different locations.

Thailand Courts Foreign Investment, While Leadership Questions Remain

Supply Chain Brain

Contrast that with their use of words like “continuity” and “security” to describe the junta-run government’s economic policies since it seized power. GDP growth lags that of Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. The EEC is a special investment zone targeted by the government for aggressive development. Government officials point to some recent positive numbers as signs that the post-coup Thailand has become a more stable and vibrant performer.

China and the global textile machinery

Exapro Hub

Malaysia: 25% / 49%. The Chinese government has recently put in place initiatives such as the 13th Five-Year Plan for the Textile Industry (covering the period from 2016-2020) and “Made in China 2025” which are showcasing value-added manufacturing and automation.

Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment


Jason Schenker provided an interesting backdrop to these discussions also, noticing that optimism is very high for corporate and personal tax reductions, regulation reductions, and more government spending.