How your Supply Chain can Learn from Taiwan’s Earthquake


A 6.4-magnitude quake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday morning local time, killing at least seven and causing widespread structural damage. A TSMC facility in Tainan, southern Taiwan, reported that the quake broke “no more than one percent” of their wafers being manufactured. While Taiwan’s earthquake didn’t cause extensive damage, its status as a tech manufacturing hub still necessitates a serious examination of your company’s operations.

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk


A major earthquake in Taiwan. We have a problem.” The alternate source uses the same supplier in Taiwan. Efficiency programs like lean drove us to reduce suppliers and cut inventory. Supply chain risk management practice advises us to source additional suppliers and plan additional strategic inventories as mitigation strategies. Mitigating Risk – inventory tracking and dual sourcing are considered to be the most effective risk mitigation strategies.


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Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare


Get prepared for the year of the rat with the best kind of red envelope, keeping your business in stock of inventory! Take a look at your past sales, and use them to determine your inventory needs ahead of time. Increase inventory. Need help with inventory planning?

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Taiwan, Province of China. Visuals cash checklist earn x turn finance inventory inventory days raw material risk Slimstock suppliers working capital10 questions to assess working capital management. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital.

Rethinking global supply chains could be long, hard process

The Supply Chain Journal

The top five semiconductor-producing countries during 2020 were Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, China and the U.S., China, South Korea, Japan, Germany and Taiwan were the top five exporters to the U.S. by value in 2020 at $118 million, followed by Taiwan at $72.9

Prep Your Supply Chain for Super Typhoon Soudelor


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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Can we re-shore and create a US semiconductor industry? Maybe…


But it is one thing to talk about writing the first check for a $1B fab, and quite another to write the check for the $500M a year to keep that fab running, and to render it even remotely cost competitive compared to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.

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

After six months of analysis, we decided the best fit was the combination of growth, inventory turns, operating margin, and Return on Invested Capital. Note that while the company drove improvement in margin, there is underperformance in inventory turns.

How to improve your ecommerce business online in Singapore!


Additionally, the company has a presence in the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other Asian countries. Singapore is an open nation near the equator and ideal for cross-border eCommerce.

8 Popular eCommerce Sites in Singapore


Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, and China have been its main markets in the past few years. Ecommerce is expected to be a huge success in Singapore.

The need to know


Chipmakers in drought-hit Taiwan order water trucks to prepare for 'the worst'. Lawmakers plan to meet with Biden Wednesday on supply chain: sources. A bipartisan group of U.S.

A look at the chip shortage that is battering the auto industry


Companies usually factor in the New Year holidays by pre-ordering inventory from companies based in China, Taiwan, and other Asian countries. The COVID-19 pandemic sent U.S.

Experts Suggest How to Slash Supply Chain Risk Properly

Supply Chain Opz

Clearly, redundancy (extra inventory, more suppliers, etc.) This is how Dell managed to make limited supply of different products to meet demand after the Taiwan earthquake. Developing supply chain risk mitigation strategy can be a time consuming task. To tackle risks timely, we invite experts to explain what strategy really works.

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Best Marketplaces to Sell at in Philippines


This website provides a unique web experience and is present in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Carousell is widespread across Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Australia, and Hong Kong.

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. Another element of a climate adaptation plan might be to hold a certain percentage of product in inventory vs. 100% just-in-time manufacturing. Don’t be surprised if there are supply chain disruptions.

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The Cross-Border eCommerce Opportunity in Southeast Asia


The company has now started to monetize its platform by charging fees for value-added services such as cross-border transactions and seller services like inventory management and fulfillment.

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


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


The ODM’s in Taiwan have a single tech park where they all started. At the time – it was all in Taiwan, and over time it was moved more to manufacturing locations in China. When they declared chapter 11 – they left Flex with $400M of inventory. That was surely developed on the foot of getting stuck with Nortel’s inventory! Jeff Townley, former Chief Procurement Officer at Nortel Networks, provided some fantastic insights in my MBA class this evening.

How to sell on Shopee – A complete guide for cross-border sellers


Though with a humble beginning, Shopee has established its presence across most southeast ASEAN countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Korea. The payment options are rather vast for buyers from the Philippines and Taiwan.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019


Taiwan is a prime candidate to replace Chinese exports due to its proximity. A study suggested that drop in Chinese exports will affect Taiwan and Malaysia the most. These include the Philippines, Cambodia, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Inventory management software, in particular, is critical for all players in the supply chain: importers, exporters, wholesalers, and distributors. Introduction.

Supply Chain Opportunities in China

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In 2007, the Dutch producer of pushchairs relocated its factory from Taiwan to the free trade zone close to Xiamen in China. That leads to extra inventory and extra costs and hence necessitates a substantial level of turnover in order to be financially feasible. Distribution in China takes a detour. 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.

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How to Sell on Zalora Step by Step Guide for Beginners


Starting with Malaysia, it has widened its reach to Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand. Zalora is one of the leading names in Asia’s e-retail business.

Top 13 Asian eCommerce Marketplaces


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. An exploding population has its benefits too as China has proven repeatedly over the years.

What Kind of Visibility Into Your Supply Chain Do You Really Need, and How Do You Get It?

Oracle SCM

Most companies weren't buying from China or Taiwan or Malaysia like they are today. One will say, "Keeping our inventory down." Richard Cushing is principal/consultant for Cushing & Associates. He is an ISCEA Certified Demand-Driven Planner (CDDP) and JobOps Certified Product Specialist. Cushing has been an invited blogger at conferences sponsored by CFO Magazine and Supply Chain Insights and writes regularly for RKL eSolutions and more.

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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Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

In 2007, the Dutch producer of pushchairs relocated its factory from Taiwan to the free trade zone close to Xiamen in China. That leads to extra inventory and extra costs and hence necessitates a substantial level of turnover in order to be financially feasible. Furthermore, thanks to less inventory in the chain, the company has been able to free up 1.5

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FreightWaves Classics/Pioneers: Malcom McLean changed the freight world with intermodal containers

The Supply Chain Journal

Service expanded in 1969 to Hong Kong and Taiwan, and to the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand in 1971. Malcom P. McLean was born in Maxton, North Carolina in 1913. After finishing high school his family did not have the financial resources to send him to college.

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. 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. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

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. Companies must invest in and balance their inventories more wisely to ensure optimal on-shelf availability in all commercial outlets.

The need to know


says promoting chip cooperation with Taiwan is a priority. The United States and Taiwan are natural partners when it comes to semiconductors and promoting this cooperation is a U.S. ambassador in Taiwan said on Thursday.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. A TMS with inventory allocation enables shippers to monitor shipments down to the package level. Taiwan, Province of China. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization.

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. 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. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is the Digital Supply Chain?

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Taiwan, Province of China. Finally, the system should enable intelligent inventory location management to ensure optimal on-shelf availability for the end customers. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood.