COVID-19 lockdowns in Malaysia threaten medical glove supply

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. The threat: Glove manufacturers in Malaysia are warning that recent COVID-19 lockdowns could disrupt the global supply of rubber gloves. last year came from Malaysia.

COVID-19 measures in Vietnam pummel an already bruised supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

Add another log to the fire that is choking global supply chains. Meanwhile, Malaysia is in the midst of a national lockdown that is severely reducing manufacturing output. Malaysia’s largest styrene monomer producer, Idemitsu Kasan Company Ltd.,

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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. They are demanding more supply chain transparency. ”[1] They add, “The reasons for this increased interest are clear: Companies are under pressure from governments, consumers, NGOs, and other stakeholders to divulge more information about their supply chains, and the reputational cost of failing to meet these demands can be high.”

Responsible sourcing and palm oil – a #ProvenanceLive recap

Provenance

They assess the major players in key commodities on the most important environmental, social and governance issues present in those supply chains and work with them to improve engagement and transparency. Aim to source 100% certified RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil).

US wants to reclaim critical rare earth supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

to-Europe rare earth supply chain, and is one of only two current U.S. for several years, and our proposed facility will provide a secure, domestic source of high-quality separated rare earth materials,” Lynas said. Besides China, other sources of rare earth imports for the U.S.

The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater On the heels of the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference , now seemed like an appropriate time to revisit an often talked about supply chain topic. The impact of climate change on your supply chain operations. Tumultuous weather is perhaps the most commonly thought of supply chain risk related to Earth’s climbing temperature. In 2014, three of the top five biggest supply chain disruptions were related to natural disasters.

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

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. In this article, we take a quick look at one possible approach which could help to mitigate against any future widespread supply chain shocks. Malaysia. The Pros: Strong supply chain and logistics culture.

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. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0. Malaysia. Challenges for high-tech supply chain.

This is Not a Supply Chain Storm to Weather!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Storm article and permission to publish here provided by Bryce Boothby. The supply chain has experienced some instantaneous changes – for both B2C and B2B. You can not just wait out this Supply Chain storm.

From Triage to Transformation… Building Resiliency with Agile Supply Chains

LevaData

When the world’s two largest economies decided to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of one another's goods, corporations were pressed to consider alternative supply chain constructs. About the Cognitive Supply Management Executive Roundtable.

From Triage to Transformation… Building Resiliency with Agile Supply Chains

LevaData

When the world’s two largest economies decided to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of one another's goods, corporations were pressed to consider alternative supply chain constructs. About the Cognitive Supply Management Executive Roundtable.

Peeling Complexity in Emerging Markets

MIT Supply Chain

It’s no revelation that supply chains are increasing in complexity, but in emerging markets the degree of complexity can still surprise. Take, for example the fresh produce supply chain. 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).

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level. Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap Supply Chain Execution 24/7. Malaysia.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand. No question the global supply chain is still going strong. So while globalization hasn’t gone away, people are re-thinking global supply chain outsourcing, particularly as wages and risks are both rising in global emerging countries. Increased Globalization Brings Increased Risks of Supply Disruption. Supply Chain Analytics Will Emerge as a Key Enabler to Performance.

Will Blockchain Lead the Next Technology Renaissance?

Logistics Trends and Insights

COVID-19 has highlighted the need for greater visibility throughout the supply chain such as locating alternative suppliers quicker, directing shipments where they are most needed, faster and trustworthy payments and digitizing the paper-based processes that are ubiquitous in trade.

Forced labor in cotton supply chains – Key takeaways from our webinar

SupplyShift

On April 21st, our webinar on forced labor in cotton supply chains brought together leaders from Responsible Sourcing Network and Fashion for Good to explore how industry-wide tools and supply chain engagement can help identify and mitigate risks of forced labor. .

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

NC State SCRC

Tim is a global supply chain executive originally from Australia, who has been studying the evolution of the Trans Pacific Partnership closely, and is writing a book on the subject. However, as some expert’s estimate, around 2% of supply chain professionals time is spent thinking about account free trade agreements, and how they can utilize the provisions to take full advantage of efficiency and cost reductions, and to identify areas that could result in higher COGS.

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

Logistics Bureau

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised. On the other hand, if you told me your company hasn’t been able to sustain any progress in supply chain cost reduction, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. This operation was proving too costly and too slow, so the company launched an initiative to achieve a 10% supply chain cost reduction within four years.

We Are In Trouble. Raise the Red Flag. Be Proactive.

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Leader In The Middle Of The Pandemic. While I was able to hug friends again at the wake and I will host my Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September, the supply chain leader is only ½ way through the COVID-19 response.

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

Logistics Bureau

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. On the other hand, if you told me your company hasn’t been able to sustain any progress in supply chain cost reduction, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. However, the company needed to make a lot of supply chain cost reductions after bringing its low-cost “Atom” chip to market.

Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

The blows to the global supply chain never seem to end in 2021, resulting in delays that have sharply reduced the system’s effective capacity and put upward pressure on shipping rates that began reaching record highs months ago. Source: SEKO Logistics). “We’re

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

Elementum

Human trafficking – the recruitment of workers by means of force or deception – is rife in essentially every supply chain, which means that most products with global supply chains have, at some point, been touched by someone forced into labor.Although many companies are attempting to eliminate forced labor in their supply chains, recent studies show that human trafficking is still prevalent. Are You Linked to Forced Labor?

A planning guide for beverage manufacturers in Asia

DELMIA 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. Planning the entire supply chain in one place synchronizes sourcing and arrival of country-specific packaging with your planned production schedules – another considerable saving in the beverage production business.

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. Organizations continue to scour global markets for even lower labor rates, moving from Western China to the Pearl River, and now to Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and North Africa.

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

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. Dick’s Sporting Goods @DICKS In today’s supply chain, speed is king.

A chat with Scott Phillips

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Global Supply Chain & Sourcing Director for ECCO Global Shoe Production & Sourcing. We are pleased to bring back in 2021 our fire-side chat column with key people in the supply chain industry. Digital and the Supply Chain—How Far Have We Come?

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.

Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

UL EHS- Sustainability

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

COVID threatens Chinese exports as US struggles to restock inventories

The Supply Chain Journal

Yet there’s rising risk to shipping volumes on the supply side of the equation: Most American containerized imports come from China and elsewhere in Asia, where the delta variant is spreading. In COVID-stricken Malaysia, where cases and deaths remain high, the PMI sank from 51.3

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

DELMIA Quintiq

Captain Vivek Sood (Managing Director, Global Supply Chain Group): 10 years ago, I would’ve said, “Wait till your plans are so rigid, that people start to work around the plans.” 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. It’s a combination of supply and demand.

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

NC State SCRC

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. Instead of brand versus brand or store versus store, it is now suppliers—brand—store versus suppliers—brand—store, or supply chain versus supply chain,” as Lambert and Cooper [1] highlighted in a seminal research article in 2000. 2000): Issues in Supply Chain Management.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is the Digital Supply Chain? At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer. How has Business and Supply Chain changed over the course of your career? Subscribe Here!

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

In collaboration with Amber Road, Supply Chain Movement has put together this Global EU Trade Map which provides an overview of current EU trade agreements and an insight into potential trade risks and how to mitigate them. By Supply Chain Movement in collaboration with Amber Road. Malaysia. Visuals Aberdeen Research Amber Road customs duties FTA Global Trade Map international trade PTA risk SAA Supply Chain Media Supply Chain Movement trade agreements

HHS researching ways to expand production of gloves, gowns

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Rather than requesting specific supplies, the effort focuses on expanding the entire industry. come from China and most of the gloves come from Malaysia, according to the USITC.