Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. Indonesia.

Made in America vs. Assembled in America: Defining Terms of Auto Manufacturing

Cerasis

A Breakdown of the Claim “Made in USA” When a product has a label stating “ Made in USA ,” it means its manufacturing has complied with several rules set by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). First, any labels reading “Manufactured in USA” or “Produced in USA” are considered unqualified U.S.

February 2019 Global PMI Indices Point to Discernable Slowdown in Demand and Supply Activity Levels

Supply Chain Matters

With the bulk of global manufacturing PMI indices now reported for February 2019, what is becoming very apparent is that China’s economic slowdown is having a discernable impact on other regions, perhaps far more accelerated that originally anticipated.

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

Material Handling & Logistics

Firms expressed discomfort as euro-area manufacturing growth accelerated to a record in December, capping a solid year for industry. Global growth also got a boost from a solid reading in China’s manufacturing sector.

Analytics Should Focus on A Culture of Factory Safety for Workers in Low Cost Country Manufacturing

NC State SCRC

For analytics to become truly effective in global manufacturing settings, veracity and consistency are critical requirements. This will never work – particularly as we move into an era of global outsourcing and contract manufacturing in low cost countries such as Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and others in Asia.

Implications of the Revised CPTPP Trade Agreement Now in Effect Among Asian Nations are Already Becoming Visible

Supply Chain Matters

The list potentially includes China, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Global trade trends Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics CPTPP global trade agreement global supply network strategies Supply chain Matters blog

“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. During the 1997 El Niño, droughts in Indonesia and Argentina caused mining activity to halt, raising prices of copper, zinc, and nickel.

The future of supply chain is… industry operating network backbones?

The Network Effect

For example, take a company that manufactures product in the US based on components supplied from Indonesia. Network collaboration means that as the supplies are ready for dispatch in Indonesia, the US operation is notified immediately.

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%). And it is these extra layers of supply chain that create more complexity for those at the end of the chain, such as manufacturers and retailers.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Indonesia. In this fast-paced world, where there is also increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint, global fashion and luxury goods manufacturers have to redesign their go-to-market strategy to meet demand in a cost-efficient and sustainable way: Plan.

Supply Chain Matters Q4-2018 Newsletter Has Published

Supply Chain Matters

Global manufacturing and supply chain activity levels reached a two-year low by the end of December 2018. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI reflected a 27-month low in activity levels, with the average PMI having now slipped 2.2

Bristlecone Flash – February 2019

Bristlecone

It took a mere 18 weeks for Bristlecone to lead a Middle Eastern steel manufacturing client on a transformation journey that took them from manual processes to a powerful new procurement solution. AMERICAN CORPORATE APPAREL COMPANY SELECTS BRISTLECONE.

Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX Tragedy Adds Urgency for Boeing and Air Safety Regulators

Supply Chain Matters

Less than five months after a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed in Indonesia, killing 189 people, another tragic accident has occurred. The report also pointed to cell manufacturing defects and oversight of cell manufacturing processes involving the battery manufacturer.

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Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals

EFT

The company plans to expand its battery manufacturing capacity to 60 gigawatt hours by 2020, nearly half of China's total battery manufacturing capacity in 2017. CATL) ranked as the world's top EV battery manufacturer.

The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

Kevin O’Marah recently published his thoughts in a Forbes article, stating he believes a carbon tax applied to manufacturing and distribution is the way to go.

Perspectives Relative to the Boeing 737 MAX Global Aircraft Grounding Crisis- March 29 2019 Update

Supply Chain Matters

The aircraft manufacturer obviously desires to have grounded aircraft flying as soon as possible, but from our Supply Chain Matters lens, many additional hurdles need to be addressed. The aircraft manufacturer is defending its design upgrade decisions as contrasted to a complete redesign of the MAX version. Indonesia based Lion Air originally threatened to sever ties with Boeing, and that customer relationship will have to be re-visited, as will Ethiopian Air , among others.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany. Indonesia.

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Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

Abivin

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a major global hub of manufacturing and trade, as well as one of the fastest-growing markets in the world with a consumer base of more than 600 million, an expanding labor force and a soaring E-commerce industry.

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. Since the island economies of Indonesia and Philippines are not participating in the TPPA, the volumes of goods moving by air may eke out only small gains.

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. Indonesia – CNY – February 16.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

They range from small-batch soap manufacturing to the distribution of sports car parts. It firmly cemented China as the world’s manufacturing hub. They have come to grow dependent and accustomed to working with Chinese manufacturers and suppliers. Introduction.

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of the Self-Learning Supply Chain in manufacturing. Indonesia. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia

Elementum

By becoming key players in trucking, warehousing, and shipping, Amazon is able to lower its shipping costs, open doors for smaller merchants to publish more products, and allow Chinese and Indian sellers and manufacturers to access Amazon warehouses.

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Dr. Hau Lee on the New Supply Chain—and What to Watch Out for in TPP

Elementum

Inventory problems could mean anything: distribution, logistics, manufacturing, design. Nike manufacturers are based in China, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Cisco created Viking, their most advanced router, and they collaborated with their manufacturer in China to co-develop it.

Supply Chain Matters Additional Perspectives Relative to the Boeing 737 MAX Global Aircraft Grounding Crisis

Supply Chain Matters

based media, the news stream is that the manufacturer may have gotten favorable treatment because of its close ties with Congress and the Trump Administration. Today, there are media reports that airline Garuda Indonesia is seeking to cancel its outstanding order for 49 MAX aircraft.

China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

From an economic perspective the links initiated by the project will have a major impact on global trade by enhancing communication between suppliers, distribution warehouses, and manufacturers. Other notable projects include a port project in Sri Lanka, an industrial park in Cambodia, and a high-speed rail link in Indonesia — all of which are forecasted to spark major changes in global trade if they actually materialize.

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Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

In addition to being responsible for manufacturing and logistics, a CSCO also has to ensure alignment with internal departments such as Sales and Marketing, and with external partners such as customers and suppliers. Indonesia. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’.

Needed: A New Way to Manage Risk in Low Cost Countries

NC State SCRC

Nowhere are disruptions more prevalent than in Low Cost Countries (LCC’s), which have become the focal point for outsourced contract manufacturing for major apparel brands such as Nike, Under Armour, Gap, Apple, and others. As organizations have expanded their supply chains globally, they have moved to outsourced manufacturing that reduces cost, but which also exposes their brand to greater risk.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Indonesia. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Indonesia. Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Indonesia. And Manufacturing needs to be agile to keep up with rapid changes in the market.

Hemming in Apparel Microfibres

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

Such micro-plastics have been detected in fish, crustaceans and bivalve molluscs from the English Channel, North Sea, Baltic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Portugal, Indonesia, California and the North Pacific Central Gyre.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Indonesia. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Indonesia.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Indonesia. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.