Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes: Supply Chain Lessons from Past Disasters

Talking Logistics

The recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador are a sad reminder of how deadly natural disasters can be. As of this morning, 41 people are confirmed dead in Kumamoto prefecture, the epicenter of Japan’s earthquakes, and 272 people have died in Ecuador , with thousands more injured and displaced from their homes. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan and Ecuador, especially all of the victims and their families, as they deal with the aftermath of these tragic events.

Geek+ and Nike introduce same-day delivery to Japan

EFT

Geek+ has announced used robotics solutions for Nike's new distribution centre in Chiba, Japan, which has allowed Nike to start same-day delivery in the country. With Geek+, Nike has been able to introduce same-day delivery to its Japan customers.

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2019 Kinaxis Supply Chain Innovation Forum drives strong interest in Japan

Kinaxis

by Kaori Enami With more than 200 applications for just 100 available seats, it would be an understatement to say that interest was strong in the 2019 Kinaxis Supply Chain Innovation Forum, held recently in Tokyo, Japan. Supply Chain Events Kinaxis Japan supply chain innovation

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Supply Chain Lessons From Japan

Supply Chain Network

Japan’s resiliency and its people’s willingness to do the hard work of recovery are certainly not in question. A look at the impact of the Kobe earthquake in 1995 on Japan’s GDP in that year and the year following are a testament to the nation’s ability to bounce back from disaster. Still, devastation of the magnitude seen in Japan this month may take longer to clean up. From Forbes: “Boeing (BA) faces new delays in the delivery of the Dreamliner.

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Doing Business in Japan

QAD

Japan has been an economic power throughout much of its history, despite a major economic downturn starting in the 1990s. Japan is currently the third largest economy in the world. In addition to its economic might, Japan has long been a model for manufacturers throughout the world.

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Direct container shipping route opens between Central China's Wuhan and Japan

EFT

A direct container shipping route that connects Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, with cities in Japan including Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya has been officially opened. Government officials say that compared with existing routes, the river-ocean container shipping route can save about two days of transit and takes only five days for cargo to reach the above-mentioned ports of Japan from Wuhan city.

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Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes Highlight Supply Chain Risks

EFT

Last week’s earthquake and strong pre and post aftershocks in Japan have resulted in numerous disruptions for manufacturers. . Toyota announced on Sunday it would suspend production in stages at its plants across Japan.

Kinexions, a tale of growth and potential

Kinaxis

by Trevor Miles I’m on my way back from Tokyo where I attended our user conference, Kinexions Tokyo , in Japan, just 5 weeks after our Kinexions North America user conference in San Diego.

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Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

This scenario played out for thousands of companies after the Japan earthquake, the Thailand floods and numerous other smaller scale disasters. Inventory management Supply chain risk management IBM Japan Natural disaster Risk management Supply chain Taiwan Thailand

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process

Kinaxis

We saw this type of issue over the past several years with the Japan earthquake / Tsunami in and with the Thailand floods. by John Westerveld Reason #5: Not having a supply chain risk management process.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #7 Making decisions based on bad data (supply chain data accuracy)

Kinaxis

General News Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain collaboration Supply chain management Aircraft lease Aircraft on ground All Japan Women''s Pro-Wrestling Automobile Autopilot BlackBerry Curve Bloomberg L.P. by John Westerveld.

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Can a Carrier Survive Without Amazon as a Customer?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Perhaps a lesson can be learned, and in particular, from Japan’s leading last-mile delivery providers. However, the rise in volumes proved difficult to handle and did not equate to profits for Japan’s last-mile delivery providers.

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Supply Chain News on Lean Lessons from Japan on Human Resources in Manufacturing

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Leaders Treat Employees as True Assets, while Most Companies Use Worker Hands Only, not Brains

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SOHAR among Omani delegation to Japan

Logistics Middle East

Japan is a major contributor to Oman''s economy

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Tsunami Warning Issued After Quake Off Fukushima in Japan

Supply Chain 24/7

struck Tuesday off the coast of Fukushima prefecture in Japan, a tsunami warning for waves of up to 10 feet has been issued Tokyo - An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.3

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Trade-Offs on the Road to Globalization

Supply Chain @ MIT

The monstrous 8.6-magnitude earthquake off the northeast coast of Japan spawned a tsunami that surged 4 kilometers inland, obliterating towns and farms across a huge swathe of the Japanese countryside.

Jafza markets itself to Japan as Halal industry hub

Logistics Middle East

Japan wants to reach and serve over two billion consumers of halal food and other products

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on The Scary Population Decline in Japan

Supply Chain Digest

Population will Fall Dramatically by 2060, Researcher Says, as Demographics a Concern Almost Across the Globe

Progress on the Road to Disaster Recovery

Supply Chain @ MIT

magnitude earthquake struck the island of Kyushu in southern Japan. Featured Resilience emergency management Hurricane Katrina Japan earthquakes MIT CTL supply chain resilience Toyota lean Yossi SheffiOn April 14 2016 a 6.5

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Jafza highlights its MEA hub potential to Japan

Logistics Middle East

Jafza to showcase its MEA hub potential to Japanese companies

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on The Scary Reality of Low Population Growth

Supply Chain Digest

Stock Market in Aging Japan has been Flat or Down for an Amazing 30 Yea

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Improve Manufacturing Performance with Total Productive Maintenance

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

But no; I saw the light and now I’m a firm believer in this technique that originated in Japan. When I first came across Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) I was sceptical of yet another ”blue sky” approach to pursuing manufacturing excellence.

Global Logistics—May 2016

Inbound Logistics

Japan earthquakes impact global supply chain; despite economic slowdown, Africa still offers trade opportunities; climate change affects global supply chains

How 2011 Prepared Us for Today

ivalua

On Friday March 11, 2011, at about 2:45PM local time, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan struck. At the time of the disaster, Japan was (and still is) the 3 rd largest economy in the world.

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3 Major Japanese Container Shipping Lines to Consolidate by July 2017

CH Robinson Transportfolio

MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), three of Japan’s largest container ship lines, have agreed to establish a new joint venture company by approximately July 2017. Global Transportation Global Forwarding Japan Shipping

RFID, AIDC, and IoT News on It Starts, as Measures in US, Japan Going to Track People with Automatic Identification

Supply Chain Digest

Stuff of Science Fiction May be Closer than We Think

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[PROFILE] Zak Stern '14 - Parker CMC Networking

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Pre-Business School:  Associate, Economic and Valuation Services, KPMG , Language Teacher, JET Program - Japan. Parker CMC Networking. About UCLA Parker CMC.

Supply Chain News on Move to Rebuild US Manufacturing will be Powered by Foreign Made Robots

Supply Chain Digest

Japan and Euro Companies Dominate, but Can Software Prowess Get US Back in the Game

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Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

Logistics Viewpoints

trade war, and the trade conflict between Japan-Korea all impact today’s shipping market. Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Geopolitical uncertainties such as Brexit, the China-U.S. A lot of C.H. Robinson’s coverage of these and other disruptions has focused on what it means for companies shipping into North America.

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on I, Robot

Supply Chain Digest

Interesting Summary of the Global Industrial Robot Population, as Korea, Japan have High Robot Density and Low Unemployment

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Big Ideas in Supply Chain | Keysight Technologies: Risk recovery after a natural disaster

Kinaxis

Between 2015 and 2016, earthquakes in Japan and explosions at a container storage station in China affected parts of the company’s supply chain. by Sarah Harkins Imagine that three natural disasters hit your global supply chain within three years.

Black Swan Events: A Double-Edge Sword for Supply Chain Resiliency Proponents

Resilinc

In 2011, the unthinkable occurred in Japan. A massive earthquake triggered a tsunami which, in turn, triggered a nuclear power plant meltdown, all of which combined to create a humanitarian disaster of epic scale.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Dec. 8, 2016

Supply Chain Digest

Amazon has Sights Set on Brick and Mortar Grocery Stores, UK Retailers and CPG Companies Tussle over Pricing, Population in Japan Headed to Scary Lows, Smithfield Foods Targets Manure to Reduce CO2

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Another Way to Think About Supply Chain Risk Management

ToolsGroup

Think the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan—at GM, the catastrophic event affected 5800 parts across its multi-tiered network, says MIT’s Dr. Yossi Sheffi in his book “The Power of Resilience.".

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of June 1, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Japan, Germany Need Robots to Deal Aging Populations, eFulfillment Wars have Come to Pizza Delivery,MIT Breakthrough in Pasta Delivery, UPS Joint Venture to Power China to US Air Shipments

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of April 13, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Tiny Columbus, IN is an Export Titan, Layoffs Continue at Walmart, Says Funds Needed for eCommerce, Boeing Could See Major Savings from 3D Printing, Parcel Carriers Hiking Rates Big Time in Japan

Nissan Motor Co. to revolutionize S&OP

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, Nissan manufactures vehicles in 20 countries around the world. Nissan offers products and services in more than 160 countries and areas worldwide. As a leading global automotive manufacturer, Nissan Motor Co.

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