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How To Effectively Run A Distribution Business In Indonesia?

Abivin

Distribution is one of the most important businesses in Indonesia with relevant activities of wholesale, import, export, and retail represented in the process. Image Source) I. They are individual companies working on behalf of another in being an intermediary between manufacturers and retailers. Commonly, retailers are connected with manufacturers in a collaborative relationship through distributors. Image Source ) 2. Image Source ) III.

How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. The disruption to global supply chains caused by Beijing’s decision to close factories and lock down cities to contain COVID-19 has jolted Western companies into rejigging their supply chains, with economists predicting that globalisation as we know it will never be the same again. But global dependence on Chinese manufacturing is mind-boggling…. Indonesia. Covid 19 Global Sourcing

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The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective. Let’s compare the strengths and weaknesses of both international and domestic sourcing options. International Sourcing. Reaping the benefits of international sourcing.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Consumers, activists, and investors increasingly want to know the products they buy are sourced sustainably and ethically. They are demanding more supply chain transparency. ”[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.”

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The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater On the heels of the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference , now seemed like an appropriate time to revisit an often talked about supply chain topic. The impact of climate change on your supply chain operations. Tumultuous weather is perhaps the most commonly thought of supply chain risk related to Earth’s climbing temperature. In 2014, three of the top five biggest supply chain disruptions were related to natural disasters.

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. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0. Indonesia. Supply chain solutions.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level. Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap Supply Chain Execution 24/7. Indonesia.

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.

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

Elementum

Welcome to the third installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. We speak with the most influential people in today’s global supply chain. Each interview is a conversation about the most important topics and tasks facing supply chain professionals all over the world. Professor Hau Lee realized he could make a difference in the supply chain after taking a sabbatical. Supply chain is interdisciplinary.

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

Medical supply shortages are being reported across the U.S. Tariffs were placed on medical supplies from China in 2018 and only lifted in March of this year because of the pandemic. Other countries including South Korea, India, and Taiwan, as well, are blocking exports of medical supplies to save them for their own citizens, leaving the U.S. Indonesia. Air Cargo Asia Pacific China Supply chain risks Trade Globalization Medical Supplies

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So Your Supply Chain is Banning Bangladesh….and Going to Cambodia?: “The Ugliest Race to the Bottom”

Supply Chain View from the Field

In our ongoing discussion of labor and human rights violations in the supply chain, we’ve discussed in prior posts the problems that occurred in Bangladesh resulting in over 700 dead. Companies like Nike and Disney have publicly stated that they are not going to Bangladesh for apparel sourcing in the future.

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products. 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.

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

Elementum

Human trafficking – the recruitment of workers by means of force or deception – is rife in essentially every supply chain, which means that most products with global supply chains have, at some point, been touched by someone forced into labor.Although many companies are attempting to eliminate forced labor in their supply chains, recent studies show that human trafficking is still prevalent. As manufacturers, we can decide just how long the path will be

Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

UL EHS- Sustainability

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. As such, the Chinese soy industry, under the Sustainable Soy Trade Platform , is developing China Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines.

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. 2000): Issues in Supply Chain Management.

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

Logistics Bureau

These figures indicate the extent of Australia’s exposure to the severe supply chain disruption being experienced in China, following the outbreak of the Coronavirus epidemic in December. Let’s take a closer look at how Australia’s exports to, and imports from, China are being impacted by the supply chain disruptions: How Exports Have Been Affected. Source Australian Bureau of Statistics. A Testing Time for Australian Supply Chain Operators.

The Key Coffee Industry Trends For 2021 & Beyond

Unleashed

However with Covid-19 slowing both production and demand, and disrupting the global supply chain, the global coffee industry has stalled in recent months – and seen new trends take hold. But a global pandemic that has disrupted supply chains and eradicated past norms, coffee could not be expected to escape unscathed. Read more: The Remarkable Supply Chain of the Coffee Bean. Due to a weakening in downstream demand and delays in the supply chain (i.e.

Bristlecone Flash – February 2019

Bristlecone

In January, Bristlecone kicked off an end-to-end supply chain assessment and diagnostic project for a provider of corporate apparel and business services. This is the first in a multi-phase SAP project aimed at transforming the client’s supply chain environment to increase order fill rates and reduce lost revenue. BRISTLECONE DEPLOYS SAP ARIBA STRATEGIC SOURCING SUITE. 9-11, at MIT, and be part of the community shaping the future of supply chains.

US reshoring index hits record high even before COVID-19 pandemic

EFT

US companies in 2019 sourced substantially fewer manufactured goods from 14 traditional Asian trading partners, apparently as a direct result of aggressive US government trade policies, according to the seventh annual Kearney US Reshoring Index. Kearney , the global management consulting firm that calculates the index, attributes much of the big 2019 shift to a 17% decline in US imports of manufactured goods from China, which has long been the leading choice for offshore production.

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. It raised its prowess from running mere factories to one that offered a complete value chain: from research and development to shipping and fulfillment. The voracious appetite of US consumers for goods — from Apple products to Xmas trees — saw China become the de facto manufacturer of consumer goods.

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

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

To find out the truth, a group of reporters from the Guardian (a leading newspaper in the UK) tracked down the supply chain operations of US plastic waste and presented a chilling report in [link]. . 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. . Source: The Guardian.

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

In mainland China (and even in other countries that celebrate the holiday such as Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, and Brunei), the Chinese New Year holiday is a very big deal. The upcoming Chinese New Year is on January 25, 2020, but the holiday shutdown can affect production times at China’s manufacturing companies for as long as two months as many workers travel back to rural villages to celebrate with friends and family.

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. Source ASEAN is witnessing a growing middle class with increased spending power, which results in a thriving demand for logistics as consumers require better, more varied products and services delivered to their doorstep.

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

EFT

The rise in EV popularity has created a rush to buy and create new supplies of battery metals because, unlike a normal auto, EVs require large amounts of nickel, cobalt and lithium. 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. Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) developed the Grasberg mine in Indonesia.

Reversing globalisation: Near shoring, reshoring or staying put?

EFT

We have been living through remarkable times when it comes to manufacturing, technology and trade. The lure was irresistible for many manufacturers, who saw the chance for a competitive advantage, especially when such cheap resources were combined with the possibilities of just-in-time production. Perhaps the best way to tell the story of trade and manufacturing and where it might lead is through the economic evolution of China.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

According to a recent study with particular focus on logistics, logistics services providers are beginning to expand their strategic geographic focus (source: Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2013). Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies. The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead.

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Global Momentum in ‘Conflict Minerals’ Transparency?

EcoVadis

As shown in the last Enough Project’s Conflict Minerals Company Rankings, some companies in the electronics sector are making progress in eliminating conflict minerals from their supply chains. In January of this year, Intel announced its manufacturing of the world’s first ‘conflict free’ processors. It was followed by Apple announcing that all active, identified tantalum smelters in its supply chain were validated as conflict-free by third-party auditors.