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.

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.

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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.

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.

Transforming your supply chain: What experts said at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015


We did precisely that at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015 with experts from Hewlett Packard, Baker Hughes, ZALORA and FCI Electronics. What happens when you ask four experts for their thoughts on supply chain transformation?

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.

Singapore’s sustainable packaging mandate is coming


Sustainability has long been a concern to packaging professionals, but the reality … The post Singapore’s sustainable packaging mandate is coming appeared first on Chainalytics. | Posted by Rich Lindgren CPP, Chainalytics | Contributing Editor | January 14, 2017 It makes all the sense in the world to get out in front of this impending regulation rather than scrambling to catch up with it after implementation has begun.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

Logistics Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017


China, Singapore, and Sweden. Making predictions in technology, even just one year out, are generally an exercise in futility, so this really isn't a forecast for 2017, but more a list of trends that I am interested in and keeping my eye on.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

eft 3PL Summit and Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum , TBA, Singapore (2016: Dec 6-7). Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S.,

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.

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.

What Trump’s Announcement of Withdrawal from the TPP Means for US Supply Chain Executives


it started as a bilateral agreement between New Zealand and Singapore, but read my book to learn that story) to write the rules for trade in Asia, while conveniently leaving China and India out of the picture. Here’s a new insight by Tim Barnes in a guest blog this week, after Donald Trump announced the withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership for the United States.

Hanjin's Insolvency Leaves Few Options


As of Friday, September 2, 45 of its ships remain adrift at different ports in China, Japan, Singapore, and India, and other countries—they’ve been denied access by operators who fear that the company might be unable to pay docking fees.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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Freight Rate News November 2015


But for some, like LTL drivers and Singapore , it’s not so bad. Wouldn’t it be amazing if someone could cut through the hype and summarize the key freight and logistics trends every month? Thought you’d never ask. That’s exactly what Freightos has been doing.

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.

Digital Transformation and the Modern Supply Chain Experience

Oracle SCM

Oracle’s next Modern Supply Chain Experience events will take place in Singapore on the 23 rd of March and in Munich on the 19 th and 20 th of April. You can find out more and register for Singapore here. Five things we learned from Oracle’s recent Modern Supply Chain Conferences.

Hanjin Bankruptcy Demonstrates Fragility of Ocean Freight Market Prior to “Black November”


The recent bankruptcy announcement of Hanjin, a major shipping line, on the Friday before the last Labor Day long weekend, was a shock to everyone working in the global logistics shipping industry. However, the announcement should not have come as a surprise, as the ocean cargo market has been suffering for some time by a condition of overcapacity, low rates, and a flat global market.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Singapore. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


sections in this Singapore-based niche news site. The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. Intro Email Newsletters News Sites Social Media Influencers Blogs Unexpected Places. If you’re like me, staying up to date on supply chain news is critical.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Singapore. 10 questions to assess working capital management. Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital.

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.

Trade updates to watch in 2016


The countries involved (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam) make up about 33 percent of global trade. As a trading nation, Canada is party to numerous trade deals with other countries and regions around the world. These deals, along with various agreements about cross-border commerce with the US create a maze of regulations and an apparently ever-changing environment for companies that rely on imports or exports.

Why Global Trade Agreements must be part of your supply chain planning: Guest Post by Tim Barnes


There is an overlap of countries that are party to both the TPP and RCEP, however for those nations, such as Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Brunei, most have gone on the record saying that they see the US led TPP as the most critical and inclusive, and will put the RCEP on hold pending the decision on TPP. Today’s guest blog is posted by Timothy Barnes, who I met through the SCRC.

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Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

and Singapore. Many companies talk about Supply Chain Excellence, but most leaders struggle to define it. As a goal, it is easier to say than to define. One supply chain leader, in a discussion last week, likened supply chain excellence to fitness. His reasoning?

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


The fires are causing high levels of haze in Singapore and other countries, where pollution levels are almost unprecedented. 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.

This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015)

Talking Logistics

billion — “far higher than the $750 million to $900 million range that sources said Singapore-based NOL had been looking for, [which] would have valued the unit at 10 and 12 times its earnings before interest, taxes depreciation and amortization for 2013,” according to Reuters.