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El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

A massive El Niño occurred in 1997-1998, unleashing record rains in California, deadly tornados in Florida, and a brutal drought in Indonesia, thus landing the term firmly on the radar (no pun intended) of millions of people around the globe. Identify Alternative Transportation Routes. For example, the Panama Canal has already restricted the size of ships permitted to pass through it due to drought conditions created by El Niño. Assess Inventory Positions.

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How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling and Logistics

In the past year alone wildfires have ravaged California, multiple hurricanes have hit South America, and Indonesia has been rocked by a deadly earthquake and tsunami that caused thousands of fatalities. You could ask yourself whether you have an order on any ships in those lanes, the priority of that cargo and how you should adjust the shipping route.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Reoccurring events—like the holiday season—used to provide some level of predictability to ocean shipping trends in the transpacific eastbound (TPEB) trade lane. As many shippers front-loaded inventory in the second half of 2018—especially the fourth quarter—to avoid potential tariff increases, the market saw drastic volume increases beyond what we’ve come to expect from years’ past. Higher inventories to avoid tariffs. Peak shipping season will be here soon.

E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries

Elementum

In Indonesia, the number of web users jumped from 55 million in 2012 to 125 million in 2015. In 2011, Nigerian startup Mall for Africa, which ships American brands to Nigerian consumers, took in $17 million in 2014. Indonesia is also expected to become a major player in the e-commerce market. In Indonesia, TokoBagus and Lazada are two of the leading e-commerce providers. E-commerce is expanding at lightning speed.

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This is Not a Supply Chain Storm to Weather!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supermarket chains can’t keep their shelves stocked while retailers have warehouses full of unsold inventory. With less transportation capacity, carriers are forced to hike shipping costs, and airfreight rates from China to Europe were already up 253% YOY in April. It’s a matter of time before many China-based supply chains shift into Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand, or come home. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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.

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

Logistics Bureau

The effects include: Severe disruption to shipping, with many Chinese ports operating at drastically reduced capacity and around 200 sailings cancelled. Freight transport services: Shipping and air freight are among the services most badly affected by the Coronavirus epidemic, and Australia will not be able to avoid the knock-on effect. Unpredictable levels of domestic and international shipping capacity.

How to Sell on Zalora Step by Step Guide for Beginners

Vinculum

Starting with Malaysia, it has widened its reach to Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand. It also offers super-fast shipping, free returns, cash-on-delivery, and access to the latest trends of fashion. A transport partner of Zalora collects the product and delivers it to the buyer. How is Zalora’s Delivery and Shipping Fees? Zalora is one of the leading names in Asia’s e-retail business.

Reversing globalisation: Near shoring, reshoring or staying put?

EFT

Alongside this trade revolution, shipbuilding became cheaper and the ships themselves bigger and more efficient. Ports became increasingly able to dock massive container vessels holding huge numbers of ISO-standardised containers, meaning it wasn’t only manufacturing that crashed in cost but the ability to transport the goods as well. Usually the issues we see are on the supply side, such as delays in manufacturing or transport. Or another option is to build up inventory.