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Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia

Elementum

2015 was a big year in terms of logistics and globalization for Amazon, who began making their way into the shipping industry, registering in China as a freight forwarder and a shipping broker for 12 routes, including Shanghai to Los Angeles and Hamburg. Now, Amazon is further expanding their reach, announcing their plans to enter Southeast Asia with a launch in Singapore in the first quarter of 2017.

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Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

As the fabric suppliers require the longest lead times, ZARA approves designs & initiates manufacturing after it gets feedback from its stores. Develop methodologies to measure risk for each supply chain node, warehouse, factory, supplier, geography, or transportation node.

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The need to know

EFT

Roche ships supplies from Germany to plug UK tests shortfall. Swiss drugs and diagnostics group Roche is shipping supplies from Germany to help Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) fill gaps caused by a logistics glitch at a Roche warehouse in southern England, it said on Thursday.

Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

We’ve rounded up the top 20 logistics technology innovations changing the way over $18 trillion dollars of goods are shipped annually. As customers shop online, from tablets and cellphones, while using emerging payment methods like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, shippers will need to learn to ship agilely, reaching customers where they are…which may very well not be at home. Companies like GoGoVan or EasyVan in Singapore are leading the charge.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

They range from small-batch soap manufacturing to the distribution of sports car parts. Shipping costs are also expected to spike upwards. It firmly cemented China as the world’s manufacturing hub. It raised its prowess from running mere factories to one that offered a complete value chain: from research and development to shipping and fulfillment. They have come to grow dependent and accustomed to working with Chinese manufacturers and suppliers.

The need to know

EFT

Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a pilot factory in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou as part of its “smart manufacturing” business initiative.

Xiaomi & The Supply Chain Behind the World's Highest Valued Smartphone Startup

Elementum

From 2013 to 2014, the number of units Xiaomi shipped in China grew 186 percent, while its total worldwide shipments grew 224 percent. At the end of 2014, Xiaomi edged out Samsung for the title of most popular smartphone in China—shipping 12.5 High Quality Suppliers, Demand-Driven Manufacturing and Longer Device Lifetimes. In the end, his diligence paid off—Xiaomi now partners with the world’s most highly touted hardware manufacturers including Sharp, Foxconn, and Wintek.

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Xiaomi & The Supply Chain Behind the World's Highest Valued Smartphone Startup

Elementum

From 2013 to 2014, the number of units Xiaomi shipped in China grew 186 percent, while its total worldwide shipments grew 224 percent. At the end of 2014, Xiaomi edged out Samsung for the title of most popular smartphone in China—shipping 12.5 High Quality Suppliers, Demand-Driven Manufacturing and Longer Device Lifetimes. In the end, his diligence paid off—Xiaomi now partners with the world’s most highly touted hardware manufacturers including Sharp, Foxconn, and Wintek.

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Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Kinaxis

Direct to consumer online shop launched with fully functioning billing, payment, shipping capabilities. While observing that US and Israel are lagging several other countries such as Singapore and South Korea in standardized tests, he attributed the innovation of US and Israel to the high self-esteem of the students, fostering entrepreneurial spirit. This will call for partnerships with service providers, enabling the ‘Uberization of transportation’ and warehousing.

Supply Chain Disruptions Are New Opportunities – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The enforcements of draconian lockdowns, various economies have experienced severe shocks, adversely affecting global trade, global tourism & travel, International Aviation and Airports as well as International Shipping and Ports.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies.

The Emerging Supply Chain Wars

NC State SCRC

Even the World Trade Organization chief economist Patrick Low describes these “hybrid value chains” as different: “The physical and the digital, the manufacturing and the services, and the value-added from intangible factors such as competence and reputation are simply not captured by today’s statistical methods”. [1] Moreover, he predicts that local prototyping and mass production could bring about a severe long-term contraction in global shipping, inventories, and warehouses.

Start selling on Amazon from India to the world in 2021

Vinculum

The business happens through 15 Amazon International Marketplaces in the Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands & UK), Americas (US, Canada, Mexico & Brazil), Asia-Pacific (Japan, Singapore & Australia) & Middle East (UAE, Turkey).

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Decoding the cross-border eCommerce puzzle

Vinculum

The consumers in Malaysia, for instance, want to buy a product in Singapore can now buy it from their own country. The B2C affair is gradually overlapping the B2B segment as customers are willing to purchase products directly from foreign manufacturers and retailers.

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

Supply Chain @ MIT

But the implications of this standoff between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association go beyond idle ships and stranded freight containers. First, over the next several years, new shipping options will become available to US companies. To make matters worse, US ports have fallen behind technologically-advanced cargo handling hubs such as Singapore and Rotterdam in the Netherlands, mainly due to union opposition.

Logistics Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017

Techgistics

China, Singapore, and Sweden. Amazon has also been adding sortation centers that receive shipments from Amazon’s fulfillment warehouses where packages are sorted by postcode and then are delivered to the USPS for last mile delivery, cutting out the need for UPS or Fedex. The Wildcard: President Trump Donald Trump was elected, in part, by talking about how American manufacturing jobs moved overseas as plants closed down and moved overseas.

This Week in Logistics News (February 29 – March 4, 2016)

Talking Logistics

GameStop expects fewer price markdowns with ship from store service ( Dallas Business Journal ). MNX Global Logistics Acquires Specialty Aviation 3PL Aero Express Logistics in Singapore. Now, we’re shipping from stores. As I discussed recently with Doug Kimball from JDA Software, omni-channel is also having a significant impact on manufacturers and their supply chain and logistics processes.