Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

A major earthquake in Taiwan. We have a problem.” The alternate source uses the same supplier in Taiwan. The report outlines some of the key challenges as follows; A variety of physical and non-physical risks need to be considered including geographic factors (natural disasters, political unrest), supplier quality and labor issues, volatility in pricing, customer demand, shipping, IT security, regulatory changes, etc.

An Air Charter Solution for Teradyne in a Time of Disruption

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The order required moving oversized equipment from Shanghai (PVG) to Taiwan (TPE) within a limited time window. Teradyne shipped 105 sets of equipment during the first quarter of 2020and in the second quarter alone they moved a total of 286 sets of equipment—107 of those shipped in the month of June. However, shipping on that day was the best solution to overcome any delays caused by an upcoming holiday, the Dragon Boat Festival.

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Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

For those of us who rely on shipping and manufacturing businesses, the Chinese New Year shutdown is an event that we need to be aware of (and prepared for) in advance to avoid delays that could be catastrophic to our businesses. Unfortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean the factory will re-run your order and, in some cases, they may ship the bad products along with the rest of your order. Shipping delays. Ecommerce Tips Inventory Order Management Shipping

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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Building Value Networks. Stopping the Backward Slide.

Supply Chain Shaman

Like a rocket ship traveling to Mars, a new press release popped into my email each day. The only two successful and transformational public networks were driven by Walmart and Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC). In the 1980s, I had a flip phone. (On

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Five Important Supply Chain Events of 2016

Material Handling & Logistics

“The earthquakes that impacted southern Taiwan and Japan in the first half of the year, and the bankruptcy declaration of Hanjin Shipping caused considerable disruptions to global supply chains,” said Shahzaib Khan, director of EventWatch at Resilinc.

What You Need to Know About Super Typhoon Nepartak

Elementum

Super Typhoon Nepartak is set to hit Taiwan on Thursday evening local time. Here's what you need to know in the lead up to landfall: Flights from Songshan Airport, Kaohsiung Airport, and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport have been cancelled. Taiwan and Japan’s southern Ryukyu Island will face heavy rains and high winds throughout the next week. It would then move across central Taiwan and the west coast before leaving via the Taiwan Strait.

Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

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.

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

This is certainly welcomed news, however, according to an AP article , the Chinese government has required makers of N95 masks to sell all or part of their production internally instead of shipping masks to the U.S. 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.

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The need to know

EFT

US, Taiwan seek 'like-minded' democracies in supply chain shift from China. Changing tack: windpower breezes back into shipping with Swedish venture. UPDATE 1-CMA CGM sees strong shipping rebound after coronavirus storm. HMM and Samsung Heavy Industries to develop smart ships.

The need to know

EFT

US, Taiwan seek 'like-minded' democracies in supply chain shift from China. Changing tack: windpower breezes back into shipping with Swedish venture. UPDATE 1-CMA CGM sees strong shipping rebound after coronavirus storm. HMM and Samsung Heavy Industries to develop smart ships.

Three Supply Chain Risks that Will Get You Thinking Bimodal

Kinaxis

From free shipping to 24/7 ordering to ensuring sustainable, environmentally friendly goods – customers’ requests are driving businesses into new processes and practices. Resilinc named Typhoon Soudelor, which hit Taiwan in August 2015, the most disruptive supply chain event in this timeframe in terms of lost revenue. by Alexa Cheater In a world where everything is changing, staying in one place is the fastest way to find yourself falling further behind.

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Alliances in the Shipping Industry: A Dance among Top Global Container Lines

Elementum

The game of musical chairs in the container shipping industry continues: Several players have agreed to form shipping alliances to combat the confluence of a 30% oversupply of ships and weaker consumer demand amid a faltering global economy. This dance among global container-ship operators is now heating up with three main partnerships projected to dominate the industry. Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd, South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping, Taiwan’s Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.,

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

Logistics Bureau

Taiwan. Brands such as Apple, HP, and Siemens rely heavily on Taiwan’s ODMs. Taiwan stands out as an example of a country that managed to contain the Coronavirus without resorting to an economy-wrecking lockdown. percent year-over-year in February, Taiwan posted a 21.12 Then there is the cost of packing up and shipping machinery, moulds, and equipment to a new location, as well as the need to deal with staff reductions and a tangle of bureaucratic procedures.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

Shipping costs are also expected to spike upwards. It raised its prowess from running mere factories to one that offered a complete value chain: from research and development to shipping and fulfillment. Taiwan is a prime candidate to replace Chinese exports due to its proximity. Drop Shipping Will Face a Decline. For EMERGE App customers who engage in drop shipping, they gave us a grim prognosis of the year ahead. Drop shipping has enjoyed a hot decade.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

COP21, the Paris Climate change conference taking place this week got us thinking what the carbon cost was for shipping the TV. A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7 International shipping share of global GHG emissions: 2.5% (cargo ships are 67% of the world’s fleet).

This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Retail stores become shipping hubs to battle Amazon ( USA Today ). Neiman Marcus goes to year-round free shipping ( USA Today ). Meanwhile, USA Today published an article highlighting how Walmart, Best Buy, and other “brick-and-mortar” retailers are moving quickly to enable ship-from-store capabilities. Shipping online orders from Best Buy stores could generate an extra $5.8 Is it ironic that the U.S.

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

NC State SCRC

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. PCB’s were outsourced in the 1990’s, and final assemblies not long after, but the system house where it was all consolidated, putting it through your systems test and shipping it – was all outsourced to Penang.” They put everything on stop ship – would ship nothing.

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.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

The ocean freight industry suddenly lost one of the top ten players when Hanjin Shipping Co. Hanjin's exit strands 89 ships worldwide containing some $14 billion worth of cargo, much of which was headed to the U.S. Shipping containers toppled by strong winds of Typhoon Meranti, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The spot marketplace remains tame despite occasional surges that cause scattered rate hikes.

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The need to know

EFT

Fearing shipping crunch, retailers set earliest-ever holiday sale plans. Taiwan-based electronics manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron are among companies eyeing new factories in Mexico, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the U.S.-China

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The need to know

EFT

Fearing shipping crunch, retailers set earliest-ever holiday sale plans. Taiwan-based electronics manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron are among companies eyeing new factories in Mexico, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the U.S.-China

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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. 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. Deemed “too big to fail” by NASA , the weather event will impact supply chains at every stage.

How are you dampening the shocks in your supply chain?

Arkieva

Recently, I experienced an earthquake during my trip to Taiwan. While it caused some excitement (and concern) from us visitors, our Taiwanese colleagues shrugged and one of them even made a comment that this was our welcome to Taiwan. Expedited shipping modes such as air shipments. I am not sure but I think this was the first one for me. As it happened, you could feel a little back and forth movement. It lasted for a few seconds and then it was gone.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Many of the key inputs to this industry are shipped by air—something that will be familiar to many tech organizations. Our offices in Japan, Taiwan, and Xiamen, China, enable a smoother flow of goods for this customer. We help a leader in semiconductor test systems to move tools into Taiwan from the U.S. Some equipment is shipped in crates fitted with four labels that detect potential damage.

Costly Supply Chain Delays in iPhone 8

Elementum

Some reports indicated that only three to four million iPhone devices will be ready to ship by September this year as it appears difficult for the company to ship the expected 50-60 million new iPhones. As a result, Apple is now looking to replace this supplier from Taiwan with another from South Korea. To mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this year, Apple is set to launch its flagship iPhone 8 along with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Preparing the Supply Chain for the Hurricane Season

Enterra Insights

this season, an above-average year is anticipated for East Asia that could affect production of consumer electronics sourced from China and Taiwan and more advanced technology products from Japan and nearby regions.”[1] Pharmaceutical organizations should also consider shipping temperature-sensitive and perishable goods to alternative, safer locations.” Organizations are often counseled to prepare for the unexpected. Even better advice is to prepare for the expected.

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The Supply Chain’s Vision Problem

Enterra Insights

Most companies weren’t buying from China or Taiwan or Malaysia like they are today.”[4] When a shipment of those black shirts in medium gets put on a truck or, even more, a ship, things go dark. 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] ”[1] And that’s a problem.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

In 2007, the Dutch producer of pushchairs relocated its factory from Taiwan to the free trade zone close to Xiamen in China. From there the pushchairs are shipped to local DCs in China, Japan and South Korea for crossdocking and transport to retailers. We’ve been producing this equipment in China since 2008 and for many years we shipped everything as air freight from Suzhou to our global DC in Europe.

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

Oracle SCM

Most companies weren't buying from China or Taiwan or Malaysia like they are today. The supply chain might be producing and shipping irrelevant materials ( i.e. , materials not being demanded by consumers) right along with relevant materials, which means the organization is going to be using its resources poorly. Richard Cushing is principal/consultant for Cushing & Associates. He is an ISCEA Certified Demand-Driven Planner (CDDP) and JobOps Certified Product Specialist.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Chris Darbyshire, VP Operations at Softchoice!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over my career I have established supply chains for global leaders like EMC, Cisco, HP and others in China, Europe, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mexico and across North America. Now we have Supply and Demand Planners, Commodity Managers and Sourcing, Logistics not the shipping department, and Forecasting is now done by Supply Chain Data Scientists. We work with our vendors to ship direct to customers in reusable totes to eliminate waste. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Taiwan, Province of China. Eyefortransport is currently seeing major consolidation occurring in the shipping industry and expects to see further moves as logistics providers look to take advantage of e-commerce, cross-border trade and shifting global demand. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry.

Seasoned Leadership in Action! An Interview with Leonard Han!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I moved on into many roles within the field of Supply Chain ending as Vice President of Operations for a Supply Chain company with experience working in Taiwan and China. The products were customized and shipped direct to store or consumers from China in what is now known as B2B and B2C models. The waste created due to low volume shipping, stock of products in forward stocking locations (FSLs) which result in duplication of inventory. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Taiwan, Province of China. Eyefortransport is currently seeing major consolidation occurring in the shipping industry and expects to see further moves as logistics providers look to take advantage of e-commerce, cross-border trade and shifting global demand. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

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. Pyrex bowls they had shipped without packing materials broke in transit. I find that only Nordstrom is doing a great job shipping from stores to my home. I take supply chain seriously. My friends might tell you TOO seriously. I think that the entire world should.