Ship carrying auto parts sinks off Japan coast

The Supply Chain Journal

A search is ongoing for three crew members reported missing from a roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) vessel that sank off the coast of Japan early Friday morning. The 557-foot-long Byakko is operated by Kobe, Japan-based Prince Kaiun Co. Thursday bound for Kanda, Japan.

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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.


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Tokyo Olympics Show Years of Tech Decline as Japan Fights for Chips

Supply Chain Brain

As Tokyo prepares to host the Games this week, Japan is in a technological funk

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TSMC Mulls German, Japan Chip Plants to Diversify Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

In both cases for potential international expansion, the world’s biggest chipmaker will look to share the cost, whether with customers or government authorities eager to bring its business within their borders

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Delivery in Japan: Beating a Culture of Overwork with Last-Mile Excellence


Japan’s work ethic is something of a legend. In spite of Japan’s Labour Standards Act , which states the statutory working hours to be eight hours per day and 40 hours per week, it is not unusual for Japanese employees to work overtime.

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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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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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2019 Kinaxis Supply Chain Innovation Forum drives strong interest in Japan


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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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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Doing Business in Japan


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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Introducing :o9 Solutions’ SCM software for the first time in Japan

o9 Solutions

Strengthening Digital SCM Services for Retail and Distribution Industries in Japan. Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter, “Marubeni”), :o9 Solutions Japan K.K. The post Introducing :o9 Solutions’ SCM software for the first time in Japan appeared first on o9 Solutions.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 03/18/2022-03/24/2022

All Things Supply Chain

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 10/12/2021-16/12/2021

All Things Supply Chain

has said that it would extend stoppages at some of its factories in Japan due to a shortage… General Weekly wrap-up air freight automakers chips intel japan manufacturing production semiconductors shortages Toyota transport vehicle production

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 02/26/2021 – 03/04/2021

All Things Supply Chain

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Kinexions, a tale of growth and potential


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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Bringing Rootstock Cloud ERP to Japan


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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Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk


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


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)


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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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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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

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

SOHAR among Omani delegation to Japan

Logistics Middle East

Japan is a major contributor to Oman''s economy

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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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Trade-Offs on the Road to Globalization

MIT Supply Chain

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

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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Progress on the Road to Disaster Recovery

MIT Supply Chain

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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The U.S.-China Conflict Over Chips Is About to Get Uglier

Supply Chain Brain

to China, Europe and Japan Politics is roiling the semiconductor industry, sparking a drive for more autonomy from the U.S.

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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

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 10/09/2020 – 10/15/2020

All Things Supply Chain

Toyota Warns of Falling Short of Output Goal on Chip Shortages

Supply Chain Brain

The world’s biggest auto manufacturer said it will produce 800,000 units in November and suspend operations at several of its plants in Japan due to the impact of supply constraints

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 10/16/2020 – 10/22/2020

All Things Supply Chain

Alibaba to offer manufacturing suppliers B2B ecommerce training Alibaba is set to launch a program next month called the Digitization Sprint for US manufacturers, which will provide training on how… General Weekly wrap-up alibaba amazon B2B ecommerce exports japan shipments supply chain supply chain weekly wrap-up USA

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 Weekly Wrap-Up 04/02/2021 – 04/08/2021

All Things Supply Chain

Heinz ketchup shortage due to COVID-19 The latest shortage due to the Coronavirus pandemic is ketchup, and it’s hitting America’s most popular brand, Heinz, with shortages at chains like Long… General Weekly wrap-up acer chip shortage covid19 shortages diversification heinz japan ketchup microchip production

Zero-Carbon Shipping Plan Targets Container, Iron Ore Routes

Supply Chain Brain

Japan, France and Germany The Clydebank Declaration on green shipping was unveiled Wednesday at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, and signed by 19 nations including the U.S.,

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Jan. 7, 2022

Supply Chain Digest

McDonalds Japan French Shortage. Graphic Packaging Bets Big on Green. US PMI for January Strong Again. Important Milestone in Autonomous Trucks

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Fire and Ice Aggravate Chip Supply Headache for Car Industry

Supply Chain Brain

A fire at a semiconductor factory in Japan, cold weather in North America and ongoing competition for chips are all hitting the global auto industry at the same time, threatening to exacerbate supply shortages of a key component that began late last year

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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How Japanese E-commerce Brands Can Overcome the Challenges in Last-Mile Deliveries


It’s one thing delivering parcels on time in any country; it’s quite another delivering parcels on time in Japan. That’s because Japan’s standards for home delivery services are very high. What makes last-mile deliveries in Japan different (and difficult).

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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