Earthquake Updates - Hualien, Taiwan

Elementum

magnitude earthquake that struck Eastern Taiwan on February 6th continues to have aftershocks, with plenty more expected to occur in the days ahead. Supply Chain Disruptions. Most of Taiwan’s geological activity occurs off its Eastern coast, while the overwhelming majority of its industrial and manufacturing base is located in the Western coastal plains. economics sustainability supply chain disruptions storm disaster preparednessThe 6.4

Taiwan Earthquake Supply Chain Impact Analysis White Paper

Resilinc

magnitude earthquake rattled southern Taiwan at the start of Lunar New Year, the island’s largest nationwide holiday. Taiwan is the world’s leading producer of semiconductors and integrated circuits (IC), and high tech companies are wondering how this earthquake could affect the global electronics supply chain. Resilinc has released a white paper analyzing the recent earthquake and the forseeable supply chain impacts. Around 4 a.m. on February 6th, a 6.4

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How your Supply Chain can Learn from Taiwan’s Earthquake

Elementum

A 6.4-magnitude quake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday morning local time, killing at least seven and causing widespread structural damage. Some semiconductor manufacturers in the country have reported damage to their facilities—but how is it going to affect supply chains? A TSMC facility in Tainan, southern Taiwan, reported that the quake broke “no more than one percent” of their wafers being manufactured. A Supply Chain Practice Run.

The Fashion Supply Chain: Unraveling the Reality

Kinaxis

And whether you realize it or not, the garment industry supply chain is changing – both for the better and for the worse. Cambodia, China, Taiwan, India – look at the ‘made in’ labels on your clothing and you’re likely to find these popular clothing manufacturing countries. This really speaks to the heart of the issue – global supply chain visibility and transparency. General News Supply chain management Supply chain risk management Supply chain risk

Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire from the Supply Chain Insights Conference

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage The Supply Chain Insights annual conference was held on September 10-11, 2014 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. Great memories here, as so much has changed in the supply chain research world these past 5+ years. All ex-AMR analysts on the stage, talking about the ‘Top 15 Supply Chains we Admire’. There has been so much discussion on the “top” supply chain lists. Value of supply chain planning and analytics.

What Kind of Visibility Into Your Supply Chain Do You Really Need, and How Do You Get It?

Oracle SCM

Cushing has been an invited blogger at conferences sponsored by CFO Magazine and Supply Chain Insights and writes regularly for RKL eSolutions and more. His expertise includes demand-driven supply chain consulting, Theory of Constraints consulting, technology selection and implementation consulting, and business improvement and change management. What are the biggest changes to supply chain management in the past 30 to 35 years?

Using the Bits: Building Digital Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

The atoms and electrons of the supply chain are changing. I am passionate about the topic of the digital supply chain, and I apologize in advance for the length of this article. The third Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over. It is an agenda designed by supply chain leaders for supply chain leaders. On the journey for the supply chain leader, time is irony personified. Supply has not. Social.

The Supply Chain’s Vision Problem

Enterra Insights

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] That sums up supply chain operations at a lot of companies today: It’s difficult to see, measure and improve what’s happening across the supply chain.” ” Cognitive technology and supply chain visibility.

A Chocolate Addict’s Plea: Know Your Supply Chain Risks!

Kinaxis

What’s even more unfortunate than the effect on my figure is that it’s about to get a whole lot more difficult to feed my addiction thanks to a lack of insight into supply chain risk. That means manufacturers will likely be scrambling to find enough cocoa to satisfy their chocolate producing needs. As the WSJ points out, there is a drastic over reliance on the Ivory Coast and Ghana when it comes to the global cocoa supply chain.

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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. Taiwan, Province of China.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. This shift to direct selling is making itself felt on manufacturerssupply chains and their profitability. As these questions emerge, manufacturers find themselves approaching a crossroads.

Prep Your Supply Chain for Super Typhoon Soudelor

Elementum

Super Typhoon Soudelor is set to hit Taiwan and China tomorrow, with a huge potential for supply chain disruption. Update 8/7/2015, 04:00 PST: Typhoon Soudelor Disrupts Air, Rail Services in Taiwan Air and land transportation services in Taiwan have been halted since Friday, August 7, as Typhoon Soudelor moves closer to the region. Update 8/6/15, 22:38 PST: Typhoon Soudelor Forces Suspension of Ferry Services in Southeast Taiwan.

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Experts Suggest How to Slash Supply Chain Risk Properly

Supply Chain Opz

Developing supply chain risk mitigation strategy can be a time consuming task. Christopher Tang, Distinguished Professor, UCLA Anderson School and Editor-in-Chief of the INFORMS journal Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM) As supply chains become more complex, companies find their supply chains more vulnerable to both foreseeable uncertainty risks and unforeseeable disruption risks.

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Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years. Talent development can make an important contribution to the execution of their supply chain strategies, but not all leaders pay the same amount of attention to this topic. Life’s as a chief supply chain officer (CSCO) is not always easy. Taiwan, Province of China. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’.

China's Chip Hack on US Supply Chain Could Have Far-Reaching Consequences

Material Handling and Logistics

The supply chain attack could have siphoned corporate secrets and government information while leaving few fingerprints. intelligence data, participate in a complex supply chain honed over decades. Over the decades, companies in China, Taiwan, the U.S.,

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Preparing the Supply Chain for the Hurricane Season

Enterra Insights

Alex Behrens reports, “ DHL Resilience360 recently released Stormy Weather Ahead: A Global Outlook on the 2019 Season to compile information about the impacts that even small storms can have and discuss the short- and long-term implications of these systems on existing supply chains. ”[1] Behrens adds, “Severe weather poses one of the greatest threats and the least predictable risks to global supply chains within our modern globalized economy.

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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. Taiwan, Province of China.

How Blockchain Can Transform the Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Supply chain has become complicated. It takes days to make a payment between a manufacturer and a supplier, or a customer and a vendor. Whether for industrial equipment, consumer goods, food products, or digital offerings, supply chains have headaches a-plenty. Friction in supply chain is a big problem. The rise in uncertainty stops supply chains from working well. A Blockchain Primer for Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Opportunities in China

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. Hence the companies Bugaboo and Foss have both faced considerable challenges, as they revealed during the recent ‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ seminar in Amsterdam on 24 June 2015. Companies that have already got a manufacturing base in China are not necessarily at an advantage, as Bugaboo’s story illustrates.

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Costly Supply Chain Delays in iPhone 8

Elementum

Foxconn, an electronics manufacturing company, is currently in charge of 95% of Apple’s OLED iPhone orders , and a small volume of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch orders. Meanwhile, Pegraton will handle 65% of iPhone 7 orders and Wistron will manufacture 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus units. Industry sources also said that iPhone shipments are being held back by supply of OLED panels and yield rates at assembly as output of the 5.8-inch panel is heavily constrained.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Supply Chain KPI Tips. All you need to know about Supply Chain KPIs. Supply Chain KPI. So that unfortunately means that many of your supply chain KPIs may not be stock-standard ones. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain).

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Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, and supported by Supply Chain Media, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations. Industrial manufacturers have noticeably lower representation than other sectors. Gartner Survey Analysis Women in Supply Chain 2016.

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

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. The disruption to global supply chains caused by Beijing’s decision to close factories and lock down cities to contain COVID-19 has jolted Western companies into rejigging their supply chains, with economists predicting that globalisation as we know it will never be the same again. But global dependence on Chinese manufacturing is mind-boggling…. Alternative Manufacturing Hubs: Asia’s Promise.

Yes, I am a Zealot. I Still Believe. Do You?

Supply Chain Shaman

I take supply chain seriously. I believe that better supply chain practices can save the world, and I think that it makes a difference in warfare and welfare. Today, when I talk about building the end-to-end value chain, people will look at me strangely and say “That is not supply chain. I look at supply chain as a way to deliver value-based outcomes in business networks. To me, supply chain is business.

Cyber Threats Loom Large

Resilinc

The medical device segment in particular was recognized as an industry in which cyber attacks on manufacturers could pose threats to patients. Similarly, a computer virus attack at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) was caused due to a failure in following proper operating procedures for virus scanning. supply chain resiliency management eventwatch supply chain disruptions

The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Logistics Bureau

When leading economists start talking about a drop in manufacturing comparable to the start of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, you can be sure that the world’s leading industries are in for a torrid few months. Since then, the impact on manufacturing and global supply chains, across multiple industry sectors, has been significant. Any stutter in the supply chain, therefore, has a potentially harmful effect on public health.

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Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry | Transportfolio. Companies in technology-based industries are vulnerable to becoming obsolete unless they can quickly assess their biggest supply chain challenges and apply the right resources to solve problems. If you think demand for semiconductor devices, equipment, wafers, supplies, raw materials, and capital equipment is growing, you’re right.

An Air Charter Solution for Teradyne in a Time of Disruption

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Teradyne has always had a strong approach to managing their supply chain. Robinson is proud to act as an extension of their team—identifying new and innovative ways to improve their supply chain and helping implement changes that have made a real impact on their business.

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

Medical supply shortages are being reported across the U.S. Tariffs were placed on medical supplies from China in 2018 and only lifted in March of this year because of the pandemic. Other countries including South Korea, India, and Taiwan, as well, are blocking exports of medical supplies to save them for their own citizens, leaving the U.S. Air Cargo Asia Pacific China Supply chain risks Trade Globalization Medical Supplies

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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. In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. Additionally, the company’s manufacturing expertise will enable the reduction of production costs.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Tony Giovaniello, President of Shasta EDC

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. This was my first exposure to manufacturing. That caused me to learn more about building reliability into the designs and quality into the manufacturing process. We very successfully brought assemble back to the US from Hong Kong and Taiwan, then a few years later, Mexico.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Adequate demand planning and accurate inventory investments are key to successful supply chain management in this fast-moving industry. Supply Chain Movement and NeoGrid, provider of a collaborative, demand-driven supply chain management platform in the cloud, have therefore developed this mindmap to inspire fashion and luxury goods companies to become more profitable and competitive. >>Please Taiwan, Province of China.

Building Value Networks. Stopping the Backward Slide.

Supply Chain Shaman

I struggle to understand why innovation in supply chain networks stalled. Innovation for supply chain leaders in building value networks stalled. There is no network capable of connecting sourcing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution together in the market today.

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Apple’s Supply Chain Struggles Are a Major Threat

Material Handling & Logistics

A series of pile-ups along the supply chain can be traced back to one fundamental choice made many months ago: picking OLED screens for the anniversary iPhone X. has lost its supply chain mojo. giant as an example of incredible manufacturing discipline. By now, everyone has heard about delays in the supply chain. If there’s one company on the planet that understands the electronics supply chain in minute detail, it’s Apple.