4 unstoppable forces that WILL change your end-to-end supply chain

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater If there’s one thing you can count on in supply chain, it’s that things will change. It could be as relatively small as a last minute order or engineering change, or as big as an industry-wide shift that sends your end-to-end supply chain spinning in an entirely new direction. At the recent Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, there was a lot of talk about the latter. Customers have always been at the heart of supply chain.

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.

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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. With extreme weather—running the gamut from droughts to flooding rains—likely to occur across the globe this winter, we can expect to see the supply chain affected in several areas.

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This is Not a Supply Chain Storm to Weather!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Storm article and permission to publish here provided by Bryce Boothby. The supply chain has experienced some instantaneous changes – for both B2C and B2B. Supermarket chains can’t keep their shelves stocked while retailers have warehouses full of unsold inventory. However, now that supply chains are business networks, every impacted link affects the whole ecosystem. Subscribe Here!

Supply Chain Risks Come from All Sides

Material Handling and Logistics

In the early days of July, while most Americans slowed down to celebrate their country’s independence, a single ship sped toward China, racing against a series of new tariffs that would go into effect on July 6th. cargo ship Peak Pegasus made its way toward the port of Dalian with a load of soybeans. If everything went right, the ship would have arrived with about an hour to spare before the tariffs went into effect.

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

Material Handling and Logistics

As climate change drives up the regularity of natural disasters, supply chains must rely on real time data to thrive. . . . . 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. Supply Chains at Risk. How then can your business protect itself from the risks of such overwhelming supply chain disruptions?

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations. Political unrest, both internal and external, can halt supply lines. Political instability can cause interruptions to your supply chain. Shipping costs.

How will supply chains be affected by China’s Belt and Road projects?

EFT

Core to the initiative have been ports, railways, airports and roads, all of which have clear implications for the supply chains in those countries and also globally. Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail, Indonesia. The 142-km Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway, connecting the Indonesian capital Jakarta with Bandung, is now under construction, after China and Indonesia signed an agreement in October 2015 to establish a joint venture to build and operate it.

How Tech-Enabled Logistics Would be at Center of E-Commerce Growth

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The World Bank has said logistical costs swallow up around a quarter of Indonesia’s gross domestic product, citing bottlenecks in supply chains, long dwelling times in ports and lengthy trade clearances. Indonesia’s e-commerce sales are set to rise from 3 percent of retail activity now to 19 percent by 2027, Morgan Stanley estimates.

Doing Business in Malaysia

QAD

The fledgling country was troubled by an insurgency, confrontations with Indonesia, the Philippine’s claim on Sabah and then Singapore’s withdrawal in 1965. Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is bordered by Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, Brunei and the South China Sea. Shipping.

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. For those of us who rely on shipping and manufacturing businesses, the Chinese New Year shutdown is an event that we need to be aware of (and prepared for) in advance to avoid delays that could be catastrophic to our businesses. Shipping delays.

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.

The automated container terminal and the odd (mis)adventure of the Google car

DELMIA Quintiq

From the street, where a bus driver does not yield to a righteous mathematically-driven Google self-driving car, to the container shipping terminal allowing driverless prime movers, rubber-tired gantries (RTGs) and straddle carriers to mix with manned trucks, we need to urgently solve one thing: Either we forget autonomous vehicles altogether, or automate everything and let no human drive. I want to go straight into the heart of the fully automated container shipping terminal.

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. A Testing Time for Australian Supply Chain Operators.

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

Elementum

Deemed “too big to fail” by NASA , the weather event will impact supply chains at every stage. As the event starts to take effect, here are ten things you should know about how different weather systems will impact your supply chain. This should keep prices low and shipping lanes open. During the 1997 El Niño, droughts in Indonesia and Argentina caused mining activity to halt, raising prices of copper, zinc, and nickel.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Indonesia. These mergers and acquisitions are reflected on the Supply Chain Movement 3PL Subway Map Europe. Furthermore, Supply Chain Movement has asked these companies which competitors they come across regularly during logistics tenders.

Don’t Fret: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will not play havoc with the economic development of developing countries

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and many African countries). For instance, six of the ASEAN countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, and Thailand can leverage their FTAs with the remaining 4 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam) who are TPP members to develop cost effective supply chain operations to facilitate multi-lateral trades with minimal tariffs. Felipe Caro and Christopher S.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Indonesia. These mergers and acquisitions are reflected on the Supply Chain Movement 3PL Subway Map Europe. Furthermore, Supply Chain Movement has asked these companies which competitors they come across regularly during logistics tenders.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

Shipping costs are also expected to spike upwards. It raised its prowess from running mere factories to one that offered a complete value chain: from research and development to shipping and fulfillment. Supply Chain Dependencies. Few countries in the world can match the economies of scale and sophisticated supply chain that China has perfected. Supply Chains Will Be Redefined. Drop Shipping Will Face a Decline. Introduction.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

Supply chain industry executives are split sharply about how Mexico will fare if it is able to agree with the United States and Canada on terms to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. . The Index, in its ninth year, ranks 50 emerging markets countries by factors that make them attractive to logistics providers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, air cargo carriers and distributors.

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. A lot of that comes down to supply chain and logistics management.

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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. . Christopher Tang. .

Doing Business in Singapore

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Located in southeastern Asia between Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore is made up of a series of islands. Typical manufactured products include electronics, chemicals, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, biomedical products, scientific instruments, telecommunications equipment, processed food and beverages, ship repair and offshore platform construction. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping.

How will logistics chains be affected by China’s Belt and Road projects?

EFT

Core to the initiative have been ports, railways, airports and roads, all of which have clear implications for the supply chains in those countries and also globally. Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail, Indonesia. The 142-km Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway, connecting the Indonesian capital Jakarta with Bandung, is now under construction, after China and Indonesia signed an agreement in October 2015 to establish a joint venture to build and operate it.

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. Lazada, a privately owned Singaporean e-commerce company, is the leading marketplace in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Next up: The Role of Traceability in the Pharma Supply Chain

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2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

At the beginning of this year, all expectations were for rates to remain flat, perhaps even making air freight a viable alternative to ocean shipping for companies that wouldn’t ordinarily consider the option. But of course, freight still needs to move, and for some commodities, such as personal protective equipment, a rapid supply chain is more critical now than it has been in many decades. The High Cost of Sustainable Shipping.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

It all depends on the price differences, delivery time, and cost of shipping. 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. Transportation of food/fruit low-value products is time-sensitive and requires specialized cold chain infrastructure, agile cargo processes, strict observance of chain of custody, and compliance with destination country regulatory processes.

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

Logistics Bureau

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. In this article, we take a quick look at one possible approach which could help to mitigate against any future widespread supply chain shocks. Indonesia.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Hamburg port to explore hyperloop possibilities in new joint venture

EFT

The new company hopes to bring this new technology to ports, shipping, and logistics companies around the world. The joint venture will develop and bring to market a hyperloop transport system for seaport and inland shipping container operations. HyperloopTT has signed agreements in the United States, UAE, Brazil, France, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine.

Responding to Disruptive Delivery Models & Rising e-Commerce in APAC

BluJay Solutions

With global giants like Amazon and Alibaba using their supply chains as a way to gain a competitive advantage, smaller retailers risk being left behind. . same-day) services on parcel shipping. Indonesia for instance, is the single largest B2C e-commerce market in the region where it contributed to over a third of the Southeast Asia e-commerce market (in terms of Gross Merchandise Value). Driving change in supply chain and logistics.

The need to know

EFT

technology company TuSimple on Wednesday launched a self-driving freight network with UPS and Berkshire Hathaway Inc supply chain unit McLane that it said should operate nationwide by 2024 and start running some driverless trucks routes by 2021. senators want review of drug supply chain. pharmaceutical supply chain on Tuesday, saying the coronavirus pandemic has exposed an over-reliance on China and other countries for the production of essential drugs.

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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. One of the only areas where EV growth could face problems may be the supply of battery metals such as nickel, lithium and especially cobalt. Battery producers located in Asia are eager to secure access to cobalt supplies outside of Southern Africa.

Reversing globalisation: Near shoring, reshoring or staying put?

EFT

Alongside this trade revolution, shipbuilding became cheaper and the ships themselves bigger and more efficient. Apple works with suppliers in each populated continent on earth, with its iPhone supply chain stretching across 43 countries, and even with this level of sophistication smartphones are exponentially more powerful but, in real terms, cheaper than ever before. Usually the issues we see are on the supply side, such as delays in manufacturing or transport.

China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

With 64,000 km of rail route and highway proposed, we can anticipate some adjustment in the coming years for shipping and logistics operators — but in the long run the new routes may drastically reduce delivery and lead times for countless raw and finished materials, aiding a more seamless supply chain experience for Chinese companies and buyers of Chinese goods.

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