Malaysia a Key Link in Asia’s Disaster Resilience Plan

Supply Chain @ MIT

This was one of the main talking points at the 2013 Health & Humanitarian Logistics Conference, hosted by the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) in Malaysia this June. Building the right logistics capacity at each level is critical, which is why we featured this topic at the conference in Malaysia,” said Dr. Jarrod Goentzel, Director, MIT Humanitarian Response Lab , co-sponsor and co-organizer of the MISI conference.

A Decision-Making Tool for Designing Reverse Logistics Networks

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) has initiated a research project to help enterprises design networks for reverse logistics operations that meet their organizational objectives.

What Type of Strategic Thinker Are You?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Innovation Strategy decision-making in supply chain Malaysia Institute Supply Chain Innovation MIT Center Transportation & Logistics supply chain strategy research

A Framework for Driving Change in Urban Mobility

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Sustainability Transportation Malaysia Center Supply Chain Innovation MIT Global SCALE Network Solutions to traffic congestion unclogging traffic-choked cities urban mobilityUrban mobility architecture must undergo fundamental change in response to rapidly changing city landscapes.

A Blockchain Model for LCL Operations

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) and Shanghai Jiaotong University are engaged […]. Featured Transportation Blockchain logistics solution less than container load transportation Malaysia Institute Supply Chain Innovation MIT Global SCALE Network ports in chain

How Many Do You Need? An Evaluation of Flexible Ordering

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Strategy Asia Pacific coffee retailing demand forecasting flexible ordering pros and cons Malaysia Institute Supply Chain Innovation MITDemand forecasts are notoriously unreliable, so how do managers place orders on the basis of projections are that are probably wrong?

How to Learn About Supply Chain Research From Around the World in a Few Hours

Supply Chain @ MIT

These are: the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (Cambridge, USA), the Zaragoza Logistics Center (Zaragoza, Spain), the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (Bogotá, Colombia), and the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (Shah Alam, Malaysia).

Speed Bumps on the Road to Growth for China’s 3PLs

Supply Chain @ MIT

This article was written by Dr. Albert Tan , Director of Education, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI). MIT CTL Strategy Transportation Uncategorized logistics costs in China logistics in China Malaysia Institute Supply Chain Innovation third-party logistics market

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Anatomy of Agility

Supply Chain @ MIT

Dr. David Gligor , Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), is engaged in research to answer these questions. Strategy company response malaysia institute for supply chain innovation MIT research SCALE Network supply chain agility Competitive play.

Peeling Complexity in Emerging Markets

Supply Chain @ MIT

There are as many as a dozen middlemen in this supply chain says Dr. Manish Shukla, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI). Filed under: Strategy Tagged: complexity , India , malaysia institute for supply chain innovation , middlemen , MIT , produce supply chain , wholesalers. Strategy complexity India malaysia institute for supply chain innovation middlemen MIT produce supply chain wholesalers

Capturing the Business Benefits of Student-Industry Collaboration

Supply Chain @ MIT

Across the MIT Global SCALE Network, the MIT Center for Transportation &Logistics (MIT CTL), the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), the Malaysia Institute for Supply […]. There are many ways in which companies can collaborate with supply chain research centers.

A planning guide for beverage manufacturers in Asia

Quintiq

You could either build a new plant in the Philippines or alternate short runs in your existing plants in Malaysia. In Malaysia, you could parcel the large shipments between multiple plants or lines.

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The automated container terminal and the odd (mis)adventure of the Google car

Quintiq

There are more abundant, and still cheaper, labor pools in Malaysia and Indonesia. At a recent dinner with friends, the topic of our conversation moved to the invincibility of autonomous vehicles and the unfortunate encounter between the bus and the Google car.

The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The report is predicting economies including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines could be as much as a quarter less productive than they are now.

How to Handle Logistics During Chinese New Year

Material Handling & Logistics

Malaysia – CNY – February 16-17. . “By implementing a few critical steps in advance of the holiday, shippers can avoid unnecessary bottlenecks and continue business with little or no interruption,” says Frank Guenzerodt, CEO of Dachser USA.

7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

The Network Effect

Key e-commerce emerging markets include: Malaysia, UAE, Thailand, Chile, Peru, Columbia, and South Africa. Nicolas A. Tonelli/Flickr. Global headlines anticipating growth through globalization are plentiful.

Probabilistic Forecasting: Right Fit for Your Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Customers include Qantas, Air France, Lufthansa, and Malaysia Airlines. In the design of planning systems, it is important to think through the elements.

Is TPPA going to ground e-commerce or let it fly (ideally, as air freight)?

Quintiq

This would mean that a consumer in Malaysia buying from Amazon in the US would not experience significant differences in pricing of the same product bought from an online store in Malaysia or neighboring Singapore.

Don’t Fret: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will not play havoc with the economic development of developing countries

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

TPP is a unprecedented trade deal in history because it involves 12 countries (United States, Japan, Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, and Brunei Darussalam), which accounts for 40% of global trade. (The Felipe Caro and Christopher S. Tang, UCLA Anderson School.

ModusLink takes EICC leadership role

ModusLink Corporation

To date, the EICC Facility Recognition Program has recognized 10 global sites including facilities in the US, Mexico, the UK, Thailand, the Philippines, Hungary and Malaysia. I’ve written before on our company’s work with the EICC.

Is Samsung's Supply Chain Prepared for its Demand?

Elementum

Due to strong demand, the launch dates of the premium smartphone in some markets, including Ukraine, Malaysia and Russia, have been delayed.

Why Can’t The Supply Chain Get Rid of Abuse?

Material Handling & Logistics

In Malaysia last year, for instance, a supplier to Samsung and Panasonic was found confiscating passports of workers and subjecting them to long periods of standing without adequate rest and restricted toilet breaks—a textbook case of modern slavery.

Plan for greater success: What experts said at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

Quintiq

Dr Mahender Singh (Founding CEO & Rector, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation): The simplest thing UPS does is: No left turns for truck routes, only right turns. When is the right time to seek a new IT solution for your business?

RELEX Solutions Strengthens Asia Pacific Presence with New Partnership

RELEX Solutions

Melbourne, Victoria headquartered, FMCG Retail will sell, implement and provide consultation on RELEX’ solutions and services across the region, having worked with brands in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. Read PDF. Australian Consultants FMCG Retail to provide RELEX’s Unified Retail Planning Technology in the APAC region.

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Modern Slavery in Today’s Supply Chains

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The introduction of that bill followed the release of the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2015 , which upgraded Cuba and Malaysia’s status but left Thailand at the lowest level after it received a downgrade last year.

Needed: A New Way to Manage Risk in Low Cost Countries

NC State SCRC

By deploying the “fast fashion” business model, the apparel industry began to outsource garment manufacture to suppliers and subcontractors in low-cost countries, such as China, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Nowhere are disruptions more prevalent than in Low Cost Countries (LCC’s), which have become the focal point for outsourced contract manufacturing for major apparel brands such as Nike, Under Armour, Gap, Apple, and others.

Why Global Trade Agreements must be part of your supply chain planning: Guest Post by Tim Barnes

NC State SCRC

There is an overlap of countries that are party to both the TPP and RCEP, however for those nations, such as Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Brunei, most have gone on the record saying that they see the US led TPP as the most critical and inclusive, and will put the RCEP on hold pending the decision on TPP. Today’s guest blog is posted by Timothy Barnes, who I met through the SCRC.

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Analytics Should Focus on A Culture of Factory Safety for Workers in Low Cost Country Manufacturing

NC State SCRC

This will never work – particularly as we move into an era of global outsourcing and contract manufacturing in low cost countries such as Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and others in Asia. For analytics to become truly effective in global manufacturing settings, veracity and consistency are critical requirements.

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

I’m guessing it’s summer. My father stands barechested in front of me, but he’s still wearing his work pants, and he looks a bit sweaty, his hair (what’s left of it) is slicked back, and he’s all animated about something. “I

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

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?

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Data collection: electronic or manual?

NC State SCRC

This week’s blog is a guest blog posted by Consider Digital, an online marketing company based in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. They shared with me some insights based on their experiences in data collection, considering the pros and cons of digital vs. paper-based market data collection. These are important points for anyone in the early stages of considering how to go about collecting customer or supplier data. Data Gatheri ng – Paper Based vs. Electronic Data Collection.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling & Logistics

Malaysia remained the leader for smaller emerging markets. Executives in a new survey, 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%).

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China Flexes Its Global Logistics Muscle

Material Handling & Logistics

This is truly a brilliant plan on China’s part,” explains David Gonsalvez, CEO of the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, which is part of the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Network. For example, China is Malaysia’s top trading partner.

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Malaysia. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

Global Manufacturers' Supply Chains Strain to Keep Up With Faster Economy

Material Handling & Logistics

There were signs of weakness elsewhere in Asia, with factory indexes in Indonesia, Malaysia and South Korea dipping below 50 during December. A slew of global purchasing managers indexes all point to deep supply constraints as this year's economy looks to be the strongest since 2011.

Hanjin Bankruptcy Demonstrates Fragility of Ocean Freight Market Prior to “Black November”

NC State SCRC

The recent bankruptcy announcement of Hanjin, a major shipping line, on the Friday before the last Labor Day long weekend, was a shock to everyone working in the global logistics shipping industry. However, the announcement should not have come as a surprise, as the ocean cargo market has been suffering for some time by a condition of overcapacity, low rates, and a flat global market.

Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry

Transportfolio

You’ll find more information about IoT for the semiconductor industry in a new research paper, “ Make Global Supply Chains More Effective with Internet of Things ,” prepared by Dr. Shardul Phadnis of Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation.