How Many Do You Need? An Evaluation of Flexible Ordering

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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

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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).

Peeling Complexity in Emerging Markets

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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). The wholesaler is responsible for selling the produce to retailers in local markets, or to transport it to larger markets where higher returns are possible. Retailers also turn to the middlemen for support.

The End of Retail


The growing crisis in physical retail has been alarming companies and analysts. According to research reports, 22 retailers in the US are on the brink of bankruptcy, and more than 1,000 stores have closed their doors or are set to shut down in 2017.

7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

The Network Effect

Mall for Africa helps retailers reach Africans who are thirsty for Western goods. Key e-commerce emerging markets include: Malaysia, UAE, Thailand, Chile, Peru, Columbia, and South Africa. Nicolas A. Tonelli/Flickr.

Is Samsung's Supply Chain Prepared for its Demand?


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

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.

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

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In its current form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and 11 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and New Zealand). BVL International China Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Retail Logistics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning

RELEX Solutions Strengthens Asia Pacific Presence with New Partnership

RELEX Solutions

Australian Consultants FMCG Retail to provide RELEX’s Unified Retail Planning Technology in the APAC region. RELEX Solutions, the pioneer of unified retail planning technology, and one of the world’s fastest growing supply chain technology companies, has taken a major step towards establishing a truly global presence. RELEX’s customer base has spread from the Nordics, where it’s the dominant player in retail planning technology, right across Europe. Read PDF.

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Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019


“Made in China” became commonplace at brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers. China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia produced Japanese branded goods. Other likely recipients may include Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Introduction.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

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The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany. Malaysia.

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China’s first commercial self-driving trucks begin operations


Deppon Express is a leading logistics company in China, with operations in Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Deppon Express operates 10,000 retail offices across China's 34 provinces.

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What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery


While Malaysia seeks to strengthen technology and human capital and boost freight demand, Indonesia simplifies logistics regulations to encourage businesses to immerse in e-commerce.

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

Talking Logistics

UPS CEO: Unplanned holiday surge could cost retailers (Reuters). The solutions help customers across a number of industry verticals, including third-party logistics (3PL), food and beverage, retail and healthcare, improve transportation efficiency and reduce the cost of delivering goods.

Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia


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

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


In Malaysia, for example, one in three workers are victims of such forced labor. California has its own Transparency in Supply Chains Act, which requires that “retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in the state… disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct Supply Chains”. Are You Linked to Forced Labor?

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.

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The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

In retail, buyers want to understand where the products they are purchasing are coming from and how they were created.” Notable examples include the Rana Plaza factory collapse in the fast fashion industry, slave labor in the Thai seafood industry, and deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia. In the information age, it’s difficult to hide things you would prefer to remain undiscovered. This is as true for businesses as it is for individuals.

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Thailand Ecommerce Logistics for ASEAN Enterprises: Should You Go Local?

Logistics Bureau

Statistic: 72% of consumers will shop more with a retailer that offers a simple returns process. For another, in comparison with some Asian countries like Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines, Thai consumers are less inclined to interact commercially with cultures and languages that differ from their own. ” – Mitch Bittermann, CEO Singapore & Malaysia, aCommerce.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

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Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Malaysia. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

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

6 River Systems

The agreement enabled Belkin to leverage Brightpoint’s relationships across both operator and retail channels and provided opportunities for Brightpoint to increase revenues through additional product offerings. The move was in time for the retailer’s busy Halloween season.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

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Malaysia. directly from their suppliers, from their own warehouse or even from a retail store). The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

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


This challenge has been also impacted by the growing discontent on the part of retailers and customers who are unhappy with the trend towards larger slow-steaming ships, which leaves more inventory on the water for a longer period of time. It is also interesting to note that many of the major retailers seem to be shipping early this year. Although retail shipping revenues seem to be up, many of the retailers seem to be moving towards a “black November” event.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

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Malaysia. The retail channels demand high service levels, while planning is becoming increasingly difficult.

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


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. Retailers were promising things ordered on the 24th to arrive on the 25th.

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Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

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Malaysia. Firstly, in May 2015, it acquired the Javelin Group, specialised in transforming end-to-end supply chain and retail operations for the digital era and with offices in the UK and France.

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


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. By chasing cheap labor, Western retailers were putting tremendous cost pressure on suppliers who, in turn, were willing to minimize capital investments to keep costs low.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

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Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Malaysia. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Alibaba Grows its Cross-Border Capabilities

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to China’s Ministry of Commerce, sales of imported goods by the country’s online retailers grew 39.8% Alibaba’s latest quarterly earnings find the e-commerce giant still growing double-digits and still expanding.

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Index Suggests Growth, But Volatility


The UAE, India and Malaysia (nos. Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain eCommerce/Retail Article Type: Executive Insights

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

Logistics Bureau

Retail activity is extremely seasonal, with the majority of sales made between March and July. 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

Retail activity is extremely seasonal, with the majority of sales occurring between March and July. The company began with a pilot operation using a manufacturer in Malaysia.

The Upswing of Chinese Logistics Companies


Logistics, the complex operation involving the movements of people, facilities, and supplies, is applied in every industry from manufacturing to retail to trade. Forecast to grow by a CAGR of 7.5% by 2020 globally, the logistics industry is booming.

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


South-East Asian nations such as Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines are ready with substitutes or alternative suppliers. Wholesalers and distributors don’t necessarily need to remain being squeezed between manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers. Introduction.