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. But as any buying agent who has visited Bangladesh knows, things aren’t much better when you visit factories in other parts of Asia, including Myanmar, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, or India.

Don’t Fret: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will not play havoc with the economic development of developing countries

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and many African countries). Felipe Caro and Christopher S. Tang, UCLA Anderson School. In late June of 2015, the Senate passed legislation that gave President Obama the authority to present the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade package to Congress with no amendments or filibusters allowed.

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What is the True Cost of Sustainable Apparel from Bangladesh? Insights from Harvard “Sustainable Models for the Apparel Industry” Conference

NC State SCRC

A big question in everyone’s mind at the conference is if the price goes up, whether Bangladesh will survive and be able to compete against strong competitors such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Cambodia. This week’s blog is a guest blog from a PhD Student, MD Rejaul Hasan. Rejaul is from Bangladesh, and is working on his PhD in the College of Textiles at NC State University, and is passionate on the subject of sustainable apparel from his home country.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use?

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Three Benefits of a Resilient Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

This disruption can be responsible for events as disparate seeming as deep freezes in the UK , record snowfalls in the US , drought in the Amazon, and floods in Pakistan. Diego Pantoja Navajas , VP WMS Development. It's winter in the northern hemisphere, and it's freezing throughout most of the continental United States. I'm always struck by how weather patterns not only affect our lives but how they also disrupt supply chains and global trade.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The company is also stopping production in Ecuador, Venezuela, Belarus and Pakistan by April 2014 (these countries scored low in a World Bank report that assessed countries on accountability, corruption, violence, and other metrics).

China Flexes Its Global Logistics Muscle

Material Handling & Logistics

China-Pakistan. China aims to extend its logistics reach from the Pacific to the Atlantic through its One Belt, One Road initiative. Like the country itself, China’s ambitions are massive.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored. Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. 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.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. Driven by a desire to get closer to end customers, many are now looking at selling directly to shoppers, while continuing to serve their traditional B2B channels.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America.

SCM Map Europe: European location decisions remain complex

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.

Mindmap for the Supply Chain Director 2020

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. The rapidly changing world is forcing companies to continually adapt.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

10 questions about supply chain optimisation

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Better decision-making processes. The business complexity is increasing all the time due to globalisation, big data and dynamic interdependences. It is becoming ever-more difficult for supply chain professionals to make the right decisions.

Gartner’s survey analysis: Women in Supply Chain 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. 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.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. International trade can entail significantly more risk than straightforward domestic business-to-business transactions.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. In the global fashion and luxury goods market, ever-higher customer expectations, combined with demographic and economic shifts, are making it increasingly difficult to predict consumer behaviour and plan accordingly.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

Global Logistics—May 2015

Inbound Logistics

Trans Pacific Partnership nears resolution; Indonesia logistics industry fights new capital requirement regulation; China and Pakistan pave way for new trade corridor; Global ocean container trade shows signs of growth despite enduring supply-demand imbalance; European railroads partner around procurement; China looks to replicate U.S.

Rethinking your optimum

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

So Your Supply Chain is Banning Bangladesh….and Going to Cambodia?: “The Ugliest Race to the Bottom”

Supply Chain View from the Field

Sanjiv Pandita, executive director of the Asia Monitor, called it “the ugliest race to the bottom, because the financial crisis in America and Europe means that people are scared of buying expensive things” But as any buying agent who has visited these countries knows, things aren’t much better when you visit factories in other parts of Asia, including Myanmar, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, or India.

Audit Safe?

Supply Chain Shaman

262 workers died in Pakistan in September 2012 in a factory fire. It takes many shapes … like the deaths of nine unknowing consumers. In 2008, 762 people became dangerously ill in 48 states from contaminated peanut butter in the United States. The recalls permeated the food industry.

White paper: Are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver.

White paper: What if you are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver.

Checklist Regelkonforme Lieferketten/Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. 11 Fragen zum Global Trade Management / 11 questions about Global Trade Management. Der globale Handel wächst – und mit ihm die Regulierung. Das effiziente Management von Lieferketten wird dadurch immer weiter erschwert.

Checklist for Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. 10 questions about Global Trade Management. Managing the activities comprising a supply chain is becoming more difficult with the growth of trade and increased regulation.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation.

Malaysia a Key Link in Asia’s Disaster Resilience Plan

Supply Chain @ MIT

Each center is also engaged in practical training, such as a program this fall at MISI for UN logistics staff members from Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, and Pakistan. This post was published in the summer 2013 issue of the MIT SCALE Network electronic newsletter Supply Chain Frontiers. Subscribe to this free publication and access current and past issues here. Asia accounts for an estimated 86% of the reported disaster victims worldwide [1].

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Forget cloud, social, and mobile. Forget WMS and TMS. Forget BI and analytics. As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. As the saying goes, old habits die hard.