Responsible sourcing and palm oil – a #ProvenanceLive recap

Provenance

Aim to source 100% certified RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). Sourcing palm oil responsibly and sustainably is nuanced and can be complex. There are national standards in Indonesia and Malaysia, which are useful but are not going far enough compared to the RSPO. .

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

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. Malaysia. Furthermore, Chinese suppliers may not look too kindly on the loss of business and may make it difficult for such enterprises if they need to source Chinese-made components or raw materials in their future operations.

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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). There are few other sources of finance open to them; financial institutions tend to shun farmers as customers because they lack both collateral and a fixed income, and do not wield much political influence.

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%). As such, the Chinese soy industry, under the Sustainable Soy Trade Platform , is developing China Responsible Soy Sourcing Guidelines.

Will Blockchain Lead the Next Technology Renaissance?

Logistics Trends and Insights

It has worked with DHL on a proof of concept for transparency in parts sourced from Malaysia. The company recently made its platform open source.

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018

DELMIA Quintiq

Natural gas is a suitable source of energy to fuel the need for heat and the power, making it an influential player on the market. The current top seven exporters of LNG in the world are Qatar, Australia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Indonesia, Algeria and Russia.

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CG Consus

ivalua

With offices across Malaysia, Philippines, India, Singapore, London, USA and Canada, Consus collaborates with customers to implement source to pay (S2P) solutions and services required for rapid adoption, and realize the return on investment envisaged from such procurement initiatives. [link]. Established in 2006 and privately held, Consus is a global procurement solutions integrator and services provider.

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.

The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

I’m not talking about being unable to source raw materials, or transportation disruptions due to giant snow storms, I’m referencing the fact that your people – the very heart of what makes your supply chain tick – lose productivity the hotter the planet gets.

Bristlecone Flash – February 2019

Bristlecone

BRISTLECONE DEPLOYS SAP ARIBA STRATEGIC SOURCING SUITE. In the past three months alone, we’ve worked with clients in dozens of countries – USA, UK, India, Thailand, Romania, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Canada, Germany, UAE, Taiwan, Indonesia and many more.

What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery

Abivin

Source The logistics landscape also varies across ASEAN countries. 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. Source 3.

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US reshoring index hits record high even before COVID-19 pandemic

EFT

US companies in 2019 sourced substantially fewer manufactured goods from 14 traditional Asian trading partners, apparently as a direct result of aggressive US government trade policies, according to the seventh annual Kearney US Reshoring Index.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

Business costs will rise for those who are sourcing some or most of their raw materials or goods from China. China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia produced Japanese branded goods. Other likely recipients may include Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

Abivin

Source ASEAN is witnessing a growing middle class with increased spending power, which results in a thriving demand for logistics as consumers require better, more varied products and services delivered to their doorstep.

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.

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?

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. 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.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. We actively promote e-waste programs and source from environmentally contious suppliers. Subscribe Here!

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.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Malaysia. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Malaysia. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

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] Supply chain visibility remains elusive despite decades pursuing it. Arnaud Morvan states a simple truth, “It’s difficult to see, measure and improve what’s happening across the supply chain.”[1] ”[1] And that’s a problem.

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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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. The most obvious way to create social responsibility might be just to avoid sourcing markets with low social standards.

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.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Malaysia. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management.

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. In this respect, seeking a relationship between audit work violations as a predictor for work disruptions would be a productive avenue for global sourcing managers and analytic exploration.

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

Supply Chain Movement

However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Malaysia. Management at the helm.

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

Logistics Bureau

SOURCE: Statista. 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. The ecommerce market in Thailand has never been healthier and all the signs indicate huge potential for growth in the next few years. With the Thai government’s Thailand 4.0

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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New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. Malaysia. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Q: Food vs Fuel? A: Wrong question…We need more efficient markets!

Supply Chain View from the Field

We have another 100M metric tons from animal sources. If we use soybean oil to make biodiesel in this country which promotes palm tree growth in Malaysia – it is not something we can control. I have been working with Jay Golden at Duke University on the biobased forecasting project for the USDA, seeking to understand the current scope of the biobased product market ( focused on non-fuel, non-food products).

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

6 River Systems

Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.