Bringing SCOR to Singapore


A daylong educational forum in Singapore in July will introduce the SCOR model to supply chain professionals representing some of the world’s largest and most recognized semiconductor and electronics companies.

Regional & global perspectives: Highlights from Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015


Well, according to attendees of Quintiq World Tour Singapore, the answer was a resounding yes! in Singapore marked the halfway point for World Tour events in 2015 – six down, six to go. Let’s revisit some of the things that made Singapore’s so special.

Chainalytics Opens Singapore Office, Continues Strategic Asia-Pacific Expansion to Meet Growing Demand


Atlanta, GA & Singapore (February 1, 2015) – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence today announced the opening of a new Singapore office to be led by current Managing Director of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region Tim Foster.

Traceability Top of Mind at GS1 Event in Singapore


25 - 27 at the Singapore Expo , where attendees can get a firsthand look at some of the latest solutions to optimize traceability and improve efficiency. As companies across all industries step up their efforts in adopting reliable track-and-trace systems to stay compliant and mitigate the risk of product recalls, there are a number of things to consider to help make the right decision. Fortunately, there are events like the Manufacturing Solutions Expo (MSE 2017), held this week from Oct.

Ushering in a New Era of Warehousing in Singapore

Supply Chain Nation

Singapore, an island city-state known as a hub for global commerce, finance and transport, has taken a giant step into a new era of warehousing with the opening of DHL Supply Chain’s Advanced Regional Center (ARC) in April.

Singapore’s High Technology Port Delivers a Logistics Edge

Logistics Viewpoints

First-time visitors coming in to Singapore’s Changi Airport often remark on its salubrious surroundings and smooth, efficient processes – a main performance target is to have the first bag on the belt within 12 minutes of aircraft touchdown, for instance.

Ushering in a New Era of Warehousing in Singapore

Supply Chain Nation

Singapore, an island city-state known as a hub for global commerce, finance and transport, has taken a giant step into a new era of warehousing with the opening of DHL Supply Chain’s Advanced Regional Center (ARC) in April. The Singapore ARC is the first facility of its kind deployed by DHL globally and creates a model for the future of warehousing, particularly in land-scarce countries and dense cities where land availability is limited and expensive.

Crossroads 2016: The Future of Package Delivery

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Innovation Sustainability Transportation crossroads conference future supply chains last mile MIT CTL package delivery self-drive vehicles Singapore

The automated container terminal and the odd (mis)adventure of the Google car


In 2011, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and PSA Singapore Terminals, operating one of the world’s largest container transhipment ports, pumped in S$50 million each towards R&D in port technologies.

Spark a brainwave or 10: Top business quotes to live by


The Singapore edition of the Quintiq World Tour 2015 was all about answers: Professionals who were seeking solutions to their business challenges, and experts who readily shared their insights on tackling planning problems effectively.

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX)


Today, I’m happy to announce that together with the Baltic Exchange, a Singapore Exchange subsidiary, we’re taking the index to the next level. Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX). By Zvi Schreiber, CEO, Freightos.

Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia


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. Rumors are circling that the company is planning a launch in Singapore in early 2017.

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CMA CGM to Acquire Neptune Orient Lines for $2.4 Billion- A Sign of Further Consolidation to Follow

Supply Chain Matters

It’s official, French shipping company CMA CGM, the third largest ocean container shipping line has agreed to buy Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. NOL) for approximately $2.4 billion in cash. This deal has been speculated for several weeks as financially troubled NOL sought out a buyer. The offer is reported as being a 49 percent […].

What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery


While Singapore consistently remains ASEAN’s best destination for logistics investors, countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion, such as Vietnam, are boosting their logististics industry.

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What role will human planners play in the supply chain of the future?


We asked three experts at the Quintiq World Tour event in Singapore. Gerald Tan, CEO, Pan Asia Logistics Singapore Pte Ltd. “I

Expert insights: An interview with entrepreneur & author Vivek Sood


We explore these questions and more as we catch up with Quintiq World Tour Singapore guest speaker Vivek Sood to get his thoughts on the developments in the industry. I’ve written about this at length in my books and spoke about it in my presentation in Singapore.

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Keith B. Carter on The Path to Actionable Intelligence


He has managed teams across continents – from the United States to Belgium and Singapore. Now, the access to statistical and modeling software is built into the curriculum here in Singapore and elsewhere in Asia.

Disrupting Logistics: 4 Innovative Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018


FreshTurf FreshTurf based in Singapore, is building a blockchain to manage last mile delivery transactions between retailers, logistics companies, and consumers. Singapore has a nationwide government network of delivery lockers where consumers can pick up their packages ordered online.

Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?


Singapore has a fleet of self-driving taxis that will go into service by the end of the year.

Afternoon Coffee: AWS Educate Expands Global Reach, Trump Picks ExxonMobil CEO for Secretary of State

Aera Technology

The new reach totals 36 countries, an addition of 31 new regions from the originals in the United States, India, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and China. AWS Educate announced Monday it is expanding the number of countries in which its Cloud Career Pathways are available. To learn more about AWS Educate and its significance to the evolving talent supply chain, check out Andrew Karpie’s recent coverage.

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN


Apart from the 2 leading nations – Singapore and Malaysia, other nations like Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are also rapidly upgrading their road, rail, maritime and air cargo infrastructure in line with ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) frameworks.

The APAC 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum


Channels: Supply Chain Logistics CEO Focus CSCO Focus 3PL Event Date: Wed, 2016-11-09 to Thu, 2016-11-10 Event URL: [link] Event Location: Singapore Number of attendees: 200 Programme URL: Brochure URL: Speakers URL: Purchase Recording URL: Event Organiser: Sarah Reynolds Event Organiser E-mail: Précis: Where Asia's logistics and supply chain leaders meet to discuss strategy and the state of the industry Entire Month Duration: No Region: Asia-Pacific

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

TPP is a unprecedented trade deal in history because it involves 12 countries (United States, Japan, Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, and Brunei Darussalam), which accounts for 40% of global trade. (The Felipe Caro and Christopher S. Tang, UCLA Anderson School.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Across twenty additional countries, Amazon’s other centers are predominantly focused on fulfillment and delivery stations while some countries, like Italy, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Singapore, and Japan also have Prime delivery facilities.

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Supply Chain Risk Hits the Big Time

Enterra Insights

A survey of 1,300 senior IT decision-makers and security pros from the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Japan, and Singapore found two-thirds of them reported their organizations had “suffered a supply chain attack in the past year.”[1] For too long, supply chain risk management has been mostly confined within supply chain circles. CEOs and government agencies were more than happy to let a few experts deal with supply chain challenges.

What does increasing regulatory oversight mean for the pharma supply chain?

The Network Effect

Singapore is currently drafting new GDP standards (ColdChainIQPC). Due to more complex supply chains, policy makers worldwide are enforcing stricter regulations for manufacturing and logistics.

The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The report is predicting economies including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines could be as much as a quarter less productive than they are now.

Is TPPA going to ground e-commerce or let it fly (ideally, as air freight)?


This would mean that a consumer in Malaysia buying from Amazon in the US would not experience significant differences in pricing of the same product bought from an online store in Malaysia or neighboring Singapore.

How consumer priorities impact your supply chain


Let us know in your comment below or view the ‘Customer centric supply chain’ presentation at the SCM Logistics & Manufacturing World in Singapore. . Happy customers are the key to success. It’s the first and more persistent rule of business.

Time for Value Chain 4.0?

Supply Chain Shaman

It’s a lazy day for me in Singapore. “We can see the computer age everywhere, but in the productivity statistics.” ” Robert Solow, Economist, 1987. I spent a jet-lagged day reading by the pool. I dragged The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert J.

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


Xiaomi's devices became notorious in Asia for selling out within hours of availability; in 2014, the company’s Singapore release of the Mi3 sold out in just 2 minutes. Xiaomi Is (Still) The Tech Startup to Watch.

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Buyers, B-17 Bombers, and Heedful Interrelating…Musings for the Week


Weick (2001)notes that an example of “less heedful interrelating” is Winston Churchill’s reconstruction of why he failed to see that Singapore was vulnerable to land invasion in the Second World War.

Indonesia Looks to Infrastructure to Give Logistics Boost

Logistics Viewpoints

I wrote previously on this blog about how Singapore’s superior infrastructure has helped to make it a stand-out performer in logistics in the Asia region and, indeed, globally.