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.

De-Risking Oil Tanker Investment Decisions

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Transportation Malaysia Institute Supply Chain Innovation MIT Global SCALE Network oil market pricing oil tanker investments transporting crude oil

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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?

Improving Traceability for Better Supply Chain Performance

Supply Chain @ MIT

Researchers at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), Shah […]. Featured Innovation Strategy barcode versus RFID Malaysia Institute Supply Chain Innovation MISI master's program MIT Global SCALE Network product track and trace Supply chain research

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

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.

Engineering spare parts supply chains for harsh environments

Supply Chain @ MIT

A thesis project completed by Sachin Shedge, a graduate of the MIT-Malaysia Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program, explored the […]. Engineering projects carried out in harsh environments require a reliable supply of spare parts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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’.

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

Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility

EFT

The UAE, India and Malaysia (nos. After a year of turbulence, 61 percent of logistics industry executives surveyed said that they are unclear on the direction of the global economy or expect more volatility in 2016. In spite of this caution, 59.4 percent said that the IMF forecast of 4.7

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Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia

Elementum

Lazada, a privately owned Singaporean e-commerce company, is the leading marketplace in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Malaysia. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital.

Trade updates to watch in 2016

Icecorp

The countries involved (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam) make up about 33 percent of global trade. As a trading nation, Canada is party to numerous trade deals with other countries and regions around the world. These deals, along with various agreements about cross-border commerce with the US create a maze of regulations and an apparently ever-changing environment for companies that rely on imports or exports.

“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

Elementum

A shorter monsoon season in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia will help miners procure more materials, used heavily in the electronics industry. El Niño is officially set to wreak havoc around the world—starting now.

3 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

The company began with a pilot operation using a manufacturer in Malaysia. If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I’d be mightily surprised.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

Supply Chain Movement

Malaysia. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

Malaysia. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Malaysia. 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. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Malaysia. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season

Elementum

Now, though, we might go to China for some things, but for assembly we might go to Vietnam, Malaysia, or more recently, an African country. Welcome to the second installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Malaysia. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

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.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Malaysia. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored. Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network.