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. A distributor company, which is a customer of Abivin in Indonesia, operates in Supply chain and Finance service. It costs the distributor extra time and expenses in planning and commuting in heavy traffic congestion in Jakarta or any other large cities in Indonesia. Image Source ) 2.

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.

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Responsible sourcing and palm oil – a #ProvenanceLive recap

Provenance

Aim to source 100% certified RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). Sourcing palm oil responsibly and sustainably is nuanced and can be complex. As you work towards 100% of your sourcing being certified, engage with the debate and industry best practices to inform a clear policy and strategy. Taking a long-term approach to sourcing certified sustainable commodities and helping to educate consumers along the way will support widespread progress.

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

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. Indonesia. Furthermore, Chinese suppliers may not look too kindly on the loss of business and may make it difficult for such enterprises if they need to source Chinese-made components or raw materials in their future operations. Covid 19 Global Sourcing

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%). According to Trase , more than 42% of all soy exports from Brazil in 2016 were covered by a form of corporate zero-deforestation commitment made by soy traders, proving that many companies are now including soy as part of their sustainable sourcing policies. Environment, Health & Safety deforestation environment farming responsible sourcing soy

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.

The Urgency To Transform Vietnam Cold Chain Logistics

Abivin

Currently, Vietnam is one of the five largest fruit and vegetable exporting countries in the world thanks to strong growth in markets such as China, Japan, the USA, Russia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and South Korea (2). The lack of transport facilities. ,, Image Source.

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018

DELMIA Quintiq

Natural gas is a suitable source of energy to fuel the need for heat and the power, making it an influential player on the market. The current top seven exporters of LNG in the world are Qatar, Australia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Indonesia, Algeria and Russia. Low carbon sources and natural gas meet 85% of the increase in global demand. Sources: Information from presentations IP Week (International Petroleum 2018).

What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery

Abivin

Source The logistics landscape also varies across ASEAN countries. Other agile logistics markets include Indonesia, with their logistics sector expected to grow by up to 16% annually by 2020. While Malaysia seeks to strengthen technology and human capital and boost freight demand, Indonesia simplifies logistics regulations to encourage businesses to immerse in e-commerce. Source 3.

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Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

ToolsGroup

And while each market can be unique, we found a few repeating themes in our own experience and from sources including Gartner and our customers Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Cipla Medpro. Gartner analyst Debashis Tarafdar says that the large size of a country (like India, China or Indonesia) can mean “significant polarization of population between urban and rural with distinctly different buying capabilities and purchasing preferences.

The Urgency To Transform Vietnam's Cold Chain Logistics

Abivin

Currently, Vietnam is one of the five largest fruit and vegetable exporting countries in the world thanks to strong growth in markets such as China, Japan, the USA, Russia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and South Korea (2). The lack of transport facilities. ,, Image Source.

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. 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. Sourcing from multiple countries can present a headache. Domestic and overseas sourcing are two of the options that each potential e-commerce business need to choose from. E-commerce is expanding at lightning speed.

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The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

I’m not talking about being unable to source raw materials, or transportation disruptions due to giant snow storms, I’m referencing the fact that your people – the very heart of what makes your supply chain tick – lose productivity the hotter the planet gets. The report is predicting economies including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines could be as much as a quarter less productive than they are now.

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. . Source: The Guardian. Source: The Guardian. . Christopher Tang. . We do know that we should put recyclable items in the recycle bin so that these items can be recycled into new materials.

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. A digital supply chain management platform that monitors tens of thousands of data sources in real time—including weather feeds, port closures, traffic congestion and so forth—can immediately inform users where a supply chain disruption may occur and how that could affect their business.

Bristlecone Flash – February 2019

Bristlecone

BRISTLECONE DEPLOYS SAP ARIBA STRATEGIC SOURCING SUITE. By automating everyday tasks and increasing visibility into the procurement process, the company is now positioned to enrich its supplier relationships, generate significant savings through better sourcing decisions, and improve contract monitoring and compliance. AMERICAN CORPORATE APPAREL COMPANY SELECTS BRISTLECONE.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

Business costs will rise for those who are sourcing some or most of their raw materials or goods from China. China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia produced Japanese branded goods. Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam may see a negligible effect because of their low participation in the Chinese production chain. But it’s already happening as wholesalers, distributors, and importers source alternatives from other countries and place tentative orders.

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. Special attention should be paid to products that you source from one supplier with no redundancy—and their related revenue streams. by Kirsten Watson It’s not often that a weather phenomenon becomes part of the pop culture zeitgeist.

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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. Transparency, on the other hand, involves moral and ethical dimensions of activities associated with sourcing and manufacturing. sources of raw materials. 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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This is Not a Supply Chain Storm to Weather!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There’s also the issue of sourcing , as companies consider nearshoring and reshoring and requalify and re-assess their suppliers and sub-suppliers. It’s a matter of time before many China-based supply chains shift into Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand, or come home. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket: Start establishing other sources now. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

Abivin

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. 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.

Supply Chain Risks Come from All Sides

Material Handling and Logistics

An example of where this can make a difference is in how businesses source and onboard new suppliers – an exercise that is traditionally slowed by the burden of contracts and letters of credit. Many companies source production in other countries as a means of reducing cost. Especially in countries like China, Indonesia, or India, which are experiencing tremendous growth in the middle class. How technology can help increase visibility and reduce paperwork.

Supply Chain Disruptions Are New Opportunities – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Arising from the pandemic is risk diversification i.e. reducing sourcing risks from China. Many are now actively pursuing opportunities to diversify sourcing and reduce the China risk factor.

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. Manufactured imports from Vietnam and Mexico both increased last year, evidence that US companies were starting to significantly adapt their sourcing strategies even before the COVID-19 crisis began disrupting global supply chains early in 2020.

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. If you’re unsure about the trustworthiness of your supplier (or if trying to communicate gives you a headache), sourcing platforms like Sourcify help you find pre-vetted factories and communicate with them clearly.

Sustainable Forestry: Can We Get It Right?

EcoVadis

Deforestation for palm oil plantations in Indonesia averages to about 300,000 hectares (about half the size of Delaware) each year. Corporate Commitments to Zero Deforestation and Responsible Sourcing. An increasing number of major multinational companies are committing to tackle deforestation issues in their supply chains in a view to enhancing environmental and social impacts through responsible sourcing.

Recent RSPO Certification Suspension Sets a Precedent in Palm Oil Supply Chains

EcoVadis

In 2015, Indonesia became the worldwide number one palm oil producer. Indonesia also hosts large tropical forests sheltering endangered species directly threatened as forests are converted for palm oil production. As of May, 6,401 of its animal species are currently listed on the IUCN Red List. According to the WWF web page on palm oil , “Until the mid-1980s, the Tesso Nilo forest complex covered 1.6 million ha.

‘91% of corporate experts say transparency increases shopper trust’: report & roundup

Provenance

Source: Futerra ). By 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean’: businesses sign commitment to New Plastics Economy targets tackling plastic at source. Source: New Plastics Economy ). This unites 250 signatories behind a common vision and set of targets to address plastic waste and pollution at its source by 2025. Source: We the Economy ). Knowing who makes the products we buy and the impact on them is a key factor.

The Key Coffee Industry Trends For 2021 & Beyond

Unleashed

At time of writing, our data sources are unable to provide an accurate picture of the size of the NZ coffee market in a post-Covid-19 world. At time of writing, our data sources are unable to provide an accurate picture of the size of the Chinese coffee market in a post-Covid-19 world. Sources used in our figures above: IBIS World, Statista, Mordor Intelligence. Indonesia. Source: Statista. Sources used in this report.

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

EFT

The company controls the Cyclops Nickel-Cobalt Project in Indonesia, which is in proximity to all three major battery-producing nations. Indonesia's record on allowing the development of large-scale mines is strong, and the Cyclops Nickel-Cobalt Project is closer to Asian ports than either Africa or Australia, boding well for the success of this venture. Asian battery producers have limited options when it comes to sourcing essential metals regionally.

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

Logistics Bureau

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics. Refined petroleum: Australia sources most of its refined petroleum products from Singapore, which, with 138+ confirmed cases, is also in the COVID-19 firing line. These agreements, which Australia in all likelihood will now try to tie up as speedily as possible, will open new supply chain sourcing options for the country, especially in other parts of Asia—fulfilling a longer term goal of the country’s government.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Indonesia. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

How to Manage Risk and Boost Transparency in the Raw Material Supply Chain

EcoVadis

tin from Indonesia). The London Metal Exchange just released a positon paper on responsible sourcing with special transitional provision for cobalt. A newcomer to the responsible mining space, Minespider , described its blockchain protocol for responsible mineral sourcing.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

Companies like Nike and Disney have publicly stated that they are not going to Bangladesh for apparel sourcing in the future. 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. But that leaves these companies with what other options?

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

NC State SCRC

The most obvious way to create social responsibility might be just to avoid sourcing markets with low social standards. But as any buying agent who has visited Bangladesh knows, things aren’t much better when you visit factories in other parts of Asia, including Myanmar, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, or India.