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.

Japan, Australia and India to Launch Supply-Chain Initiative

Supply Chain Brain

The trade ministers of Japan, India and Australia agreed Tuesday to work toward achieving supply chain resilience in the Indo-Pacific region, following reports that the three nations are looking to work together to counter China’s dominance on trade

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Japan, India and Australia Seek Supply-Chain Pact

Supply Chain Brain

Japan, India and Australia are seeking to build stronger supply chains to counter China’s dominance as trade and geopolitical tensions escalate across the region

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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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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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India, Japan and Australia look to each other and away from China in new supply chain initiative

EFT

India, Japan and Australia are seeking to reduce dependence on China by launching a Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) to build resilient supply chains in the Indo-Pacific region later this year. The initiative was first proposed by Japan.

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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. Japan is made up of six thousand islands located in the North Pacific Ocean. Manufacturing in Japan. of Japan’s GDP. Japan’s industrial production growth rate was 1.4%

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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. Kinaxis Japan invited Yoshinobu Ueno, Professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology and CEO of Valuegrid Institute Co., Supply Chain Events Kinaxis Japan supply chain innovation

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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.

Bringing Rootstock Cloud ERP to Japan

Rootstock

Rootstock Software has launched a new office in Japan to respond to the tremendous demand for Cloud ERP in the country’s manufacturing and distribution industries. We also appointed Yoichiro Sugii as General Manager of Rootstock Japan, Inc. Manufacturing Cloud ERP Rootstock cloud ERP rootstock software rootstock japan

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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. In wrapping up, let me give a quick shout-out to Watanabe-san of Abeam Consulting who presented the keynote in Japan.

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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. According to Reuters: . Sony Corporation’s production would remain halted at its image sensor plant in Kumamoto as it assesses structural and equipment damage. Meanwhile its Nagasaki and Oita plants which also produce image sensors have resumed operations.

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 by John Westerveld Imagine yourself in this scenario; You wake up at the usual time, and over coffee, you review the news. As you flip through the articles on your iPad, you see it. A major earthquake in Taiwan.

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. Inventory management Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain management Supply chain risk management Computer security IBM Japan Manufacturing Risk management Sales and operations planning Supply chain 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. Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money.

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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. Of course, there are differences between Japan and the U.S. Amazon ecommerce FedEx Japan Last Mile Delivery last-mile delivery Sagawa SG Holdings

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 09/11/2020 – 09/17/2020

All Things Supply Chain

UK strikes post-Brexit trade agreement with Japan The United Kingdom has announced a $19.5 billion deal with Japan which will take effect on January 1st, 2021. The deal aims to… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up

SOHAR among Omani delegation to Japan

Logistics Middle East

Japan is a major contributor to Oman''s economy

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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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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

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. Featured Resilience globe-spanning supply chains japan tsunami managing supply chain risk MIT CTL resilience Yossi Sheffi

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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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 Two days later the island was hit by a second, even more powerful, quake. The widespread damage caused by these natural disasters fractured supply chains, causing a number of companies to halt production lines in various locations. The quakes […].

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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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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.

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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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 09/11/2020 – 09/17/2020

All Things Supply Chain

UK strikes post-Brexit trade agreement with Japan The United Kingdom has announced a $19.5 billion deal with Japan which will take effect on January 1st, 2021. The deal aims to… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up

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

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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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 Shipping3 Major Japanese Container Shipping Lines to Consolidate by July 2017.Transportfolio. As we predicted earlier this year, consolidation will and has continued this year. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” K” Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.

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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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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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. Agriculture, financial services, biotech/pharmaceuticals and telecommunications also accounted for a large portion of Japan’s GDP. . The human toll of the Japan quake was truly tragic and rebuilding would take years (or decades in the case of the nuclear power plant).

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