Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia

Elementum

By becoming key players in trucking, warehousing, and shipping, Amazon is able to lower its shipping costs, open doors for smaller merchants to publish more products, and allow Chinese and Indian sellers and manufacturers to access Amazon warehouses. 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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Digitalisation of Supply Chains: Supply Chain Resilience, Responsiveness and Renewal – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

It functions as the base of blu’s operations, housing a technologically-enabled warehouse space, robotically-powered fulfilment systems, and an integrated last mile distribution centre. Taking a digital-first approach.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

A North American-based survey of nearly 200 supply chain professionals from top CPG, distribution/wholesale, food and beverage, manufacturing, and retail companies found that 58% of respondents are still in the exploring or evaluating phases of digital transformation. Founded in 2002, Spinnaker has offices in Boston, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Pittsburgh, London, and Singapore. PRESS RELEASE.

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The need to know

EFT

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. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists.

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.

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

Elementum

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. Xiaomi’s ecosystem of suppliers and reliable manufacturing partners is intimately tethered to the company’s strict policy of demand-driven manufacturing, designed to keep the company’s inventory and up-front production costs as low as possible.

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Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

Companies like GoGoVan or EasyVan in Singapore are leading the charge. Ubiquitous data collection, as goods, supply chain assets and warehouses communicate with each all spell out huge data insights. 3D Printing : Almost 20% of manufacturers are already using 3D printing in their business to some extent. Real-time access to information in the warehouse can fundamentally change how logistics employees work. Manufacturing Geek , @CamstarSystems ].

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

Elementum

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. Xiaomi’s ecosystem of suppliers and reliable manufacturing partners is intimately tethered to the company’s strict policy of demand-driven manufacturing, designed to keep the company’s inventory and up-front production costs as low as possible.

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

Elementum

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. Xiaomi’s ecosystem of suppliers and reliable manufacturing partners is intimately tethered to the company’s strict policy of demand-driven manufacturing, designed to keep the company’s inventory and up-front production costs as low as possible.

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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. The voracious appetite of US consumers for goods — from Apple products to Xmas trees — saw China become the de facto manufacturer of consumer goods. They have come to grow dependent and accustomed to working with Chinese manufacturers and suppliers. Less affected are Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.

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.

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

This was meant to incentivize companies to manufacture locally, and indeed many did, either by outsourcing or creating micro-factories in most of India’s 29 states, despite volumes that might have more naturally led to larger economies of scale in consolidated production facilities. Manufacturers must work through a very highly fragmented patchwork of small distributors who tap into these networks and manage the complexity on behalf of the manufacturers, explained Reddy.

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Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Kinaxis

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. Manufacturers that are used to shipping pallets and cartons to retailers will need to be prepared for the world of shipping eaches to consumers and do so economically.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Production/manufacturing. Warehousing. Of course, the difference between KPIs and metrics will vary at different levels of your organisation, so for example, while a metric recording “receiving accuracy” in a warehouse would certainly be a KPI for a warehouse manager, it would be completely extraneous as an executive-level KPI. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right.

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Why Inventory Revaluation Is Your Next Important Task

Unleashed

Net realisable value (NRV) is the expected selling price of inventory goods after taking into account selling costs and manufacturing costs. When manufacturing levels drop below standard levels, excess fixed overhead costs that can’t be allocated to production due to underutilised capacity must be expensed in the period they are incurred. This way, you can move a high volume of items quickly and get that dead stock out of the warehouse.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

In addition to being responsible for manufacturing and logistics, a CSCO also has to ensure alignment with internal departments such as Sales and Marketing, and with external partners such as customers and suppliers. Managing factories and warehouses with a lot of employees demands leadership skills focused on routine, whereas connecting departments and supply chain partners actually requires creativity. Singapore. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’.

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.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Singapore. Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain. 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.

Supply Chain Disruption and Digitization

Enterra Insights

They include: Real-time Big Data and advanced analytics; mobility; the Internet of Things (IoT); social media; additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing); and drones/autonomous vehicles. Even more important, the information will be available in real time, enabling companies to make decisions on product design, manufacturing, distribution and even prices.” The latest technologies being experimented with are robots in warehouses, drones, and autonomous vehicles.

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.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Singapore. The supply chain solutions for the 24-hour economy lie primarily in a flexible IT platform which enables the various internal software applications, such as for manufacturing execution, warehouse management and transport planning, to be connected to external systems such as for customs handling. Integration with warehouse mechanisation and production equipment guarantees that the optimal plan will be executed in practice.

Why Inventory Revaluation Is Your Next Important Task

Unleashed

Net realisable value (NRV) is the expected selling price of inventory goods after taking into account selling costs and manufacturing costs. When manufacturing levels drop below standard levels, excess fixed overhead costs that can’t be allocated to production due to underutilised capacity must be expensed in the period they are incurred. This way, you can move a high volume of items quickly and get that dead stock out of the warehouse.

Top 13 Asian eCommerce Marketplaces

Vinculum

The undisputed world leaders in manufacturing and exports have also steadily taken over the e-commerce sphere, sitting pretty as the largest e-commerce market in the world. Digitization in the last decade and a half has also witnessed the emergence of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia as other major forces in the Asian marketplace. Tmall primarily sells branded goods to customers across China using special warehouses.

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.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Wolfgang Lehmacher!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Founding member of NEXST, alias Centre of Excellence for Global Emerging Supply Chain Technologies, initiated by Reefknot, Kuehne & Nagel and SGInnovate, in Singapore, and expert of SEA20, an international not-for-profit initiative and network of ports, academia, associations and companies supporting maritime transformation. In 2012, Amazon bought KIVA Systems, a maker of robots that service warehouses which kicked off the boom of warehouse automation. Subscribe Here!

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. 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. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?

Top eCommerce marketplaces in Philippines

Vinculum

Making the transition from an agricultural society largely to an economy now dependent on services and manufacturing has seen a rise in the average citizen utilizing technology to better effect. The stock warehouse with a vastly diverse inventory concept is still gaining prominence in the Philippines and hence Galleon.ph The popularity of the website has seen it expand its wings to Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

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

MNX Global Logistics Acquires Specialty Aviation 3PL Aero Express Logistics in Singapore. 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. Meanwhile, JDA announced that it signed 127 net-new customers in 2015 and saw tremendous growth in its workforce, warehouse and transportation management solutions.