How your Supply Chain can Learn from Taiwan’s Earthquake

Elementum

A 6.4-magnitude quake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday morning local time, killing at least seven and causing widespread structural damage. Some semiconductor manufacturers in the country have reported damage to their facilities—but how is it going to affect supply chains? A TSMC facility in Tainan, southern Taiwan, reported that the quake broke “no more than one percent” of their wafers being manufactured.

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

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. 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.

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Prep Your Supply Chain for Super Typhoon Soudelor

Elementum

Super Typhoon Soudelor is set to hit Taiwan and China tomorrow, with a huge potential for supply chain disruption. Update 8/7/2015, 04:00 PST: Typhoon Soudelor Disrupts Air, Rail Services in Taiwan Air and land transportation services in Taiwan have been halted since Friday, August 7, as Typhoon Soudelor moves closer to the region. Update 8/6/15, 22:38 PST: Typhoon Soudelor Forces Suspension of Ferry Services in Southeast Taiwan.

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Building Value Networks. Stopping the Backward Slide.

Supply Chain Shaman

Supplier reliability and the bi-directional flow of data at the speed of business improve agility and decreases the issues with having the wrong inventory or aligning transportation inbound logistics with manufacturing scheduling. In the 1980s, I had a flip phone. (On

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Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

Only 29% of manufacturers easily manage total cost trade-offs. Total cost analysis is more difficult than it sounds and most technology implementations automated functional measurement systems (manufacturing or procurement), but leave the organization blind on the management of total costs.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. Companies that have already got a manufacturing base in China are not necessarily at an advantage, as Bugaboo’s story illustrates. In 2007, the Dutch producer of pushchairs relocated its factory from Taiwan to the free trade zone close to Xiamen in China.

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Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Adequate demand planning and accurate inventory investments are key to successful supply chain management in this fast-moving industry. Taiwan, Province of China. 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.

Asia, better brace yourself for Usagi! He’s not in a good mood…

Supply Chain View from the Field

The next big disaster of 2013 could be the Category 5 Typhoon Usagi that is set to hit Taiwan, Hong Kong and China Mainland this Sunday. From a US import manufacturer perspective, it may be good enough to assume periodic natural disaster disruptions and develop climate adaptation supply chain contingency plans. One idea: import manufacturers might diversify production partner locations instead of having all of their product sources in a single basket.

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Experts Suggest How to Slash Supply Chain Risk Properly

Supply Chain Opz

Christopher Tang, Distinguished Professor, UCLA Anderson School and Editor-in-Chief of the INFORMS journal Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM) As supply chains become more complex, companies find their supply chains more vulnerable to both foreseeable uncertainty risks and unforeseeable disruption risks. Clearly, redundancy (extra inventory, more suppliers, etc.) Developing supply chain risk mitigation strategy can be a time consuming task.

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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. The voracious appetite of US consumers for goods — from Apple products to Xmas trees — saw China become the de facto manufacturer of consumer goods. They have come to grow dependent and accustomed to working with Chinese manufacturers and suppliers. Chinese manufacturers will scale back on their exports.

Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire from the Supply Chain Insights Conference

Kinaxis

While other “lists” use ROA, Inventory Turns and Revenue Growth, I find Lora’s science very objective. She is analyzing growth, inventory turns, operating margin, and return on invested capital, performance and improvement over time. . “ The Top Supply Chain We Admire are: TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor). While 12 out of 13 improved resilience, 11 out of 13 lost ground at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns.

Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons from Nortel Networks

NC State SCRC

The ODM’s in Taiwan have a single tech park where they all started. You didn’t have to add designers, and they leveraged the fact that they designed phones for other people, could do it quicker, and would leverage that, and would get their money back through manufacturing in a low cost environment. At the time – it was all in Taiwan, and over time it was moved more to manufacturing locations in China.

Supply Chain Opportunities in China

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. Companies that have already got a manufacturing base in China are not necessarily at an advantage, as Bugaboo’s story illustrates. In 2007, the Dutch producer of pushchairs relocated its factory from Taiwan to the free trade zone close to Xiamen in China. Distribution in China takes a detour.

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Preparing the Supply Chain for the Hurricane Season

Enterra Insights

this season, an above-average year is anticipated for East Asia that could affect production of consumer electronics sourced from China and Taiwan and more advanced technology products from Japan and nearby regions.”[1] It’s essential that businesses optimize their inventory ahead of hurricanes to mitigate the effects of these factors. Organizations are often counseled to prepare for the unexpected. Even better advice is to prepare for the expected.

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The Supply Chain’s Vision Problem

Enterra Insights

Most companies weren’t buying from China or Taiwan or Malaysia like they are today.”[4] Point of sale data tracks exactly how many black shirts in size medium were sold yesterday, then meshes with inventory management technology to generate demand predictions that then prompt production of more (or less). Supply chain visibility remains elusive despite decades pursuing it.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Taiwan, Province of China. Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain. Such a system enables those companies to fulfil orders flexibly by dispatching the goods from various inventory points (e.g. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

Top 13 Asian eCommerce Marketplaces

Vinculum

The undisputed world leaders in manufacturing and exports have also steadily taken over the e-commerce sphere, sitting pretty as the largest e-commerce market in the world. Operating in over 200 countries with more than 100 million products in its inventory, the Jack Ma-founded giants help wholesalers in China connect with 200-odd businesses around the world. Lazada’s product inventory ranges from consumer electronics and household goods to fashion and beauty products.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Chris Darbyshire, VP Operations at Softchoice!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I spent almost 20 years between IBM and Celestica primarily focused on Global Supply Chain, Global Operations and Inventory Management. After Celestica I went to work for Psion Teklogix before starting my own Solar panel manufacturing company. Over my career I have established supply chains for global leaders like EMC, Cisco, HP and others in China, Europe, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mexico and across North America. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Seasoned Leadership in Action! An Interview with Leonard Han!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It was with the use of inventory models such as EOQ, Safety Stock, Fixed Lead-time and Demand Forecasting to ensure that Operations is not interrupted. I moved on into many roles within the field of Supply Chain ending as Vice President of Operations for a Supply Chain company with experience working in Taiwan and China. I had the opportunity to be in China in the 1990s till the early 2000s to see the expansion of manufacturing of Electronics and Consumer goods.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Inventory stock turns in Days. Inventory management. Production/manufacturing. Inventory levels. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. Additionally, the company’s manufacturing expertise will enable the reduction of production costs.

Yes, I am a Zealot. I Still Believe. Do You?

Supply Chain Shaman

Most companies have made their own organizations more efficient (ROA), but they have not reduced inventories and they have pushed costs back in the supply chain on suppliers that are less able to bear them. I can find only two good examples of value networks creating value: Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) in the semiconductor industry and Performance Based Logistics in Aerospace and Defense. It will also impact the factory with a redesign for digital manufacturing.

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

Supply Chain @ MIT

Insurance companies face this issue when selling disruption insurance, or when trying to convince manufacturers to reduce both the likelihood and impact of business interruptions through measures such as increasing inventory levels and developing alternative suppliers. The strategy incurs higher costs in terms of capital expenditures, labor, and inventory, but the payoff is superior service. This supported an extremely lean build-to-order operation with minimal inventory.

How Blockchain Can Transform the Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

It takes days to make a payment between a manufacturer and a supplier, or a customer and a vendor. Neither can records of inventory, warehousing conditions, delivery times and dates, and so on. Australian vehicle manufacturer Tomcar uses bitcoin to pay suppliers. Currently, three partners in Israel and Taiwan accept this. Supply chain has become complicated. Some would say cumbersome.

Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

EFT

The National 12th Five-Year Plan specifically calls for strategies and tactics to enhance Hong Kong’s status as an international financial, trading and shipping centre; and also for Hong Kong to develop into a high-value goods inventory management and regional distribution centre (RDC).

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Top eCommerce marketplaces in Philippines

Vinculum

Making the transition from an agricultural society largely to an economy now dependent on services and manufacturing has seen a rise in the average citizen utilizing technology to better effect. The stock warehouse with a vastly diverse inventory concept is still gaining prominence in the Philippines and hence Galleon.ph The popularity of the website has seen it expand its wings to Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Xiaomi: Rapid growth of a mobile internet company in China

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

  However, it outsourced the manufacturing operations of the phone to Foxconn.      By focusing on the notion of DFM (design for manufacturing) internally, Xiaomi focused on producing its originally designed smartphone that is of high quality and low cost. To capture the middle market, Xiaomi’s phone is priced between Apple/Samsung and Lenovo/K-Touch (major Chinese cellphone manufacturers).

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THE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON SUPPLY CHAINS

Bristlecone

They are the last stop in the consumer products supply chain and typically, it’s an industry rife with channel inventory. The clothing and mid-market fashion goods sector relies heavily on China for fabrics like cotton and silk, as well as China’s manufacturing capabilities. This industry has largely outsourced its manufacturing to China, Taiwan and other Asian countries. they manage their inventory in European countries and supply to American hospitals from there).

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Wholesalers in 2019: Drop Those Bad Habits from 2018

EMERGE App

If you’re still not convinced about using inventory management software , then perhaps the benefits might sway you over. Or follow your savvy suppliers and manufacturers as they open production lines in another country. Just like looking for suppliers and manufacturers in China, you may have to apply the same principles and common sense in evaluating business partners. Highly developed nations such as South Korea and Taiwan may fill in the technology gap.

Supply Chain Management:Headline for the 2012 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. The implication was that orders came in huge surges, and supply chains that were not prepared, particularly those without robust inventory allocation or tight inventory visibility across their brick-and-mortar retail and online retail systems paid a price in customer loyalty. Inventory allocation processes were not able to effectively support customer fulfillment needs across both physical store and online channels. About Us. Contact Us.