Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

A major earthquake in Taiwan. A few hours later, your procurement head walks in the office. “We We have a problem.” The alternate source uses the same supplier in Taiwan. Inventory management Supply chain risk management IBM Japan Natural disaster Risk management Supply chain Taiwan Thailand by John Westerveld Imagine yourself in this scenario; You wake up at the usual time, and over coffee, you review the news.

Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

Total cost analysis is more difficult than it sounds and most technology implementations automated functional measurement systems (manufacturing or procurement), but leave the organization blind on the management of total costs. Monster Beverage Company, PACCAR Inc, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, ResMed, Rockwell Automation, Samsung, Sleep Number, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) Company, The Toro Company, TJX Companies, United Tractors, and VF Corporation.

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“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

Elementum

This should keep prices low and shipping lanes open. A shorter monsoon season in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia will help miners procure more materials, used heavily in the electronics industry. Typhoons can disrupt air and ship travel in Southeast Asia. But the typhoons will threaten Taiwan, China, and Japan, leaving countries like Indonesia in need of precipitation. El Niño is officially set to wreak havoc around the world—starting now.

Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons from Nortel Networks

NC State SCRC

Jeff Townley, former Chief Procurement Officer at Nortel Networks, provided some fantastic insights in my MBA class this evening. The ODM’s in Taiwan have a single tech park where they all started. At the time – it was all in Taiwan, and over time it was moved more to manufacturing locations in China. They put everything on stop ship – would ship nothing. We have to continue to ship to get paid by customers.

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Reoccurring events—like the holiday season—used to provide some level of predictability to ocean shipping trends in the transpacific eastbound (TPEB) trade lane. Normally, we see a rush in ocean shipping just before the Chinese New Year (CNY). In fact, JOC.com sites many Southeast Asia countries—including India, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia—have significantly grown their imports into the United States, anywhere from 13-37% compared to last year.

The Supply Chain’s Vision Problem

Enterra Insights

” Alex Saric, a procurement expert at Ivalua, observes that poor supply chain visibility exposes companies to unwanted risks. Here, a smart approach to procurement will allow companies to improve supplier visibility, put effective measures in place and identify supply chain risks as they appear. Most companies weren’t buying from China or Taiwan or Malaysia like they are today.”[4] Supply chain visibility remains elusive despite decades pursuing it.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

That is the role of marketing or sales or procurement. Yes, I believe that supply chain overlays on top of the sales and marketing organizations and the procurement function. I can find only two good examples of value networks creating value: Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) in the semiconductor industry and Performance Based Logistics in Aerospace and Defense. The transactional nature of procurement and sales is a barrier to redesigning for higher value.

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

6 River Systems

The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. The company is also focusing on freight savings, expanding its TMS to include more destinations and vendors, shipping more volume through a consolidated network (instead of direct to store) and working with suppliers on various savings strategies. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor.

OPEC Or The Chinese New Year? Freight Prices Going Forward

Freightos

The annual cycle based around the holiday shipping season has a much greater impact on ocean prices than just about any oil price change ever will. It is celebrated on mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and other countries with significant ethnic Chinese populations. The buildup to the Chinese New Year is nearly always the freight holiday shipping season’s last hurrah. OPEC Or The Chinese New Year? Freight Prices Going Forward.

Supply Chain Management:Headline for the 2012 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. An equally important test as we swing into the 2012 surge will be how online, brick and mortar retailers, along with their respective direct ship suppliers, exercise capabilities in multi-location stocking and fulfillment capability. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us.