How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. But global dependence on Chinese manufacturing is mind-boggling…. The overriding reason for this China-dependence is the cost factor, and weaning manufacturing away from that country comes at a hefty price.

A planning guide for beverage manufacturers in Asia

DELMIA Quintiq

Last week I explained how individual tastes, compounded by geography, climate and less developed distribution and logistics infrastructure challenge beverage manufacturers in Asia. In Malaysia, you could parcel the large shipments between multiple plants or lines.

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Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products.

Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

According to 2016 FAO data , more than 80% of palm oil was produced in just two countries: Indonesia (53%) and Malaysia (29%). And it is these extra layers of supply chain that create more complexity for those at the end of the chain, such as manufacturers and retailers.

How CFOs Are Leading Manufacturing Digital Transformation

OptiProERP

Financial Controller Maxim Fisun joined Xiris , an industrial equipment manufacturer for vision systems, in 2017, and was tasked with the search for an ERP system. . They have an office in Germany, with sales agents in India and China, and are adding representation in Malaysia.

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

NC State SCRC

For analytics to become truly effective in global manufacturing settings, veracity and consistency are critical requirements. 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.

The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

Kevin O’Marah recently published his thoughts in a Forbes article, stating he believes a carbon tax applied to manufacturing and distribution is the way to go.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

They range from small-batch soap manufacturing to the distribution of sports car parts. It firmly cemented China as the world’s manufacturing hub. They have come to grow dependent and accustomed to working with Chinese manufacturers and suppliers. Introduction.

What happens after you toss a recyclable plastic container in the recycle bin?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Since China banned the import of plastic waste (except the cleanest plastics) in late 2017, America has been shipping its plastic waste to other countries including: Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey, etc. . Source: The Guardian. Christopher Tang.

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

In mainland China (and even in other countries that celebrate the holiday such as Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, and Brunei), the Chinese New Year holiday is a very big deal. Consider other manufacturing locations.

Bristlecone Flash – February 2019

Bristlecone

BRISTLECONE DEPLOYS SAP ARIBA STRATEGIC SOURCING SUITE. It took a mere 18 weeks for Bristlecone to lead a Middle Eastern steel manufacturing client on a transformation journey that took them from manual processes to a powerful new procurement solution.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Consumers, activists, and investors increasingly want to know the products they buy are sourced sustainably and ethically. Transparency, on the other hand, involves moral and ethical dimensions of activities associated with sourcing and manufacturing. sources of raw materials. Rootstock analysts explain, “Manufacturing supply chains need transparency throughout the process to avoid bad press outcomes from failures in the chain.”

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Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

Abivin

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a major global hub of manufacturing and trade, as well as one of the fastest-growing markets in the world with a consumer base of more than 600 million, an expanding labor force and a soaring E-commerce industry.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

Suhas Bhise (Head of PPC, Logistics and Sourcing, Arvind Limited): At Arvind, we began looking for a new solution because there was a limitation to how much our existing planning system could meet our requirements. When is the right time to seek a new IT solution for your business?

In Chains: How to Approach Human Trafficking in your Supply Chain

Elementum

In Malaysia, for example, one in three workers are victims of such forced labor. Many OEM’s use labor organizations to source laborers because it is cheaper and more efficient; however, by doing so they run the risk of employing forced laborers in the process. Malaysia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand were among the worst countries for human trafficking violations, with Nepal, Indonesia and Iran mentioned as frequent violators as well.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Chris Darbyshire, VP Operations at Softchoice!

Supply Chain Game Changer

After Celestica I went to work for Psion Teklogix before starting my own Solar panel manufacturing company. Over my career I have established supply chains for global leaders like EMC, Cisco, HP and others in China, Europe, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mexico and across North America.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Malaysia. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues.

The Supply Chain’s Vision Problem

Enterra Insights

Digitalization helps companies obtain the right data from the right sources and ensures that data gets to the right decision-makers. Most companies weren’t buying from China or Taiwan or Malaysia like they are today.”[4] Dawson adds, “Armed with [appropriate] data, manufacturers, distributors and retailers will be able to make use of intelligent dashboards to interpret data against key performance indicators and deliver real-time actionable insight.

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

NC State SCRC

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. As organizations have expanded their supply chains globally, they have moved to outsourced manufacturing that reduces cost, but which also exposes their brand to greater risk.

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

NC State SCRC

He has put together some great advice here about how the TPP is going to dramatically impact the supply chain landscape in the near future… Supply chain decision makers play a continuous game of identifying what and where to source raw materials, the most cost effective location for assembly, and the most efficient structure of their transportation network, to achieve the ultimate goal of low COGS, good quality and delivery to their customer base in an efficient timeframe.

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Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Malaysia. Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. manufacturing facility in 2014.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

According to a recent study with particular focus on logistics, logistics services providers are beginning to expand their strategic geographic focus (source: Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2013).

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What’s New in 2015 for the supply chain world? See 2014?s predictions.

Supply Chain View from the Field

I sure called this one right…Globalization linked with increasing labor costs in countries such as China, as well as fuel costs and regulatory shifts, are driving a dramatic impact on where companies source, where they produce, and the complexity of processes required to sell to the customer. Last year around this time I made a lot of predictions about what 2014 would hold in store…Let’s revisit some of these, and see what has happened (or what hasn’t!)

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

Logistics Bureau

Deere & Company (brand name John Deere) is well known for the manufacture and supply of machinery used in agriculture, construction, and forestry, as well as diesel engines and lawn care equipment. The company began with a pilot operation using a manufacturer in Malaysia.

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

Logistics Bureau

Deere & Company (brand name John Deere) is famed for the manufacture and supply of machinery used in agriculture, construction, and forestry, as well as diesel engines and lawn care equipment. The company began with a pilot operation using a manufacturer in Malaysia.

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Wholesalers in 2019: Drop Those Bad Habits from 2018

EMERGE App

Source Sensibly and Sustainably. Or follow your savvy suppliers and manufacturers as they open production lines in another country. Just like looking for suppliers and manufacturers in China, you may have to apply the same principles and common sense in evaluating business partners.

China and the global textile machinery

Exapro Hub

Malaysia: 25% / 49%. The Chinese government has recently put in place initiatives such as the 13th Five-Year Plan for the Textile Industry (covering the period from 2016-2020) and “Made in China 2025” which are showcasing value-added manufacturing and automation.