Factory Destruction Across Vietnam: Supply Chain Sourcing Flexibility and Resiliency Has Never Been as Important

Supply Chain Matters

In the quest to seek alternative global low-cost manufacturing sourcing across multi-industry supply chains, countries such as Thailand and Vietnam were high on the list. The most visible has been Vietnam where this week, anti-China related violence has caused widespread rioting across the country, targeting factories and industrial parks that rioters believe are owned by Chinese interests.

Distribution Models in Vietnam: Primary, Secondary, and Last-mile Distribution

Abivin

Vietnam has over 150 shopping centers, 800 supermarkets, 9,000 traditional markets and 2.2 There are 3 common models regarding distribution in Vietnam: Primary distribution, Secondary distribution, and Last-mile distribution. Source: Department for Transport [DfT] (2007).

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. A sourcing agency will typically do one of the following roles: A.

Report Confirms Foxconn Will Initiate Production of Latest Model iPhones in India

Supply Chain Matters

What appears not clear as-yet are Apple’s ongoing plans for China-based assembly and supply network component sourcing.

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Signs of Structural Shifts in High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply and Demand Networks

Supply Chain Matters

Today, The Wall Street Journal , citing knowledgeable sources, reported a similar storyline, that Foxconn executives are studying whether to consider producing Apple devices in India: “ that could reduce Apple’s dependence on China for manufacturing and potentially for sales.”

February 2019 Global PMI Indices Point to Discernable Slowdown in Demand and Supply Activity Levels

Supply Chain Matters

The Nikkei Vietnam PMI index declined 0.7 Likewise, other regions such as Europe are now experiencing similar or broader impacts, While other regions are garnering some of the advantages as an alternative source of products, overall global slowdown seems rather discernable.

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Bombshell Report Indicates Foxconn is Reconsidering Plans for Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

Supply Chain Matters

Like many related changes occurring across today’s high-tech and consumer electronics global-based supply and customer demand networks,indications of manufacturing sourcing changes are now faster-moving. based supply network sourcing investment required, but also on the economics of U.S.

The Celebration of the Year of the Pig and Implications for Industry Supply Chain Management Strategies

Supply Chain Matters

There are now more discernable signs of businesses in the process of moving component or finished goods sourcing to other Asian or domestic sourcing. The December global-wide PMI indices show positive activity momentum involving India and Vietnam.

Implications of the Revised CPTPP Trade Agreement Now in Effect Among Asian Nations are Already Becoming Visible

Supply Chain Matters

This free trade agreement currently includes Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore, with Vietnam now part of the agreement starting today.

Bristlecone Flash – February 2019

Bristlecone

BRISTLECONE DEPLOYS SAP ARIBA STRATEGIC SOURCING SUITE. In the past three months alone, we’ve worked with clients in dozens of countries – USA, UK, India, Thailand, Romania, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Canada, Germany, UAE, Taiwan, Indonesia and many more.

What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery

Abivin

Source The logistics landscape also varies across ASEAN countries. 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. Source 3.

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Dr. Hau Lee on the New Supply Chain—and What to Watch Out for in TPP

Elementum

Nike manufacturers are based in China, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Instead of looking to the supplier for only procurement, they now look at them as a source of potential ideas and innovation. Welcome to the third installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series.

Global Volatility & AI: How It Will Affect Your Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Managing geopolitical risk has always been a part of procurement and supply management’s job, but as new sources of supply volatility emerge and the threat of tariff escalations increase, managing these risks has become critical. Source: CBOE Volatility Index. Source ID.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

Unless the source of natural gas dries up, which is not likely for many years to come, the price of gas is likely to remain low for the foreseeable future. This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.”

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

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Business costs will rise for those who are sourcing some or most of their raw materials or goods from China. China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia produced Japanese branded goods. Other likely recipients may include Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Spotlight on Ocean Shipping in The Transpacific Eastbound Lane

Transportfolio

And some materials can only be sourced from China. A few have already started importing from Thailand, Vietnam, and India instead of China. In a typical year, shipping by air and ocean follows a fairly predictable pattern of peak and slow times.

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Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

Source: Adelante SCM based on World Bank LPI data. It also lags the average LPI for the region, as well as Vietnam, a country that mirrors Cuba in many ways, but is ranked 48th overall with an LPI Score of 3.15 — ahead of Mexico, India, and Brazil. Source: World Bank.

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Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Mexico ranks number eight out of 40 countries including Canada, Sweden, and Vietnam. Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right.

Will robots take the place of low-level logistics jobs?

Abivin

In developing countries like Vietnam, human delivery men are still the only choice. It will take even more time for them to appeal to developing markets such as Vietnam due to its highly complex and less systematic transportation networks.

Analytics Should Focus on A Culture of Factory Safety for Workers in Low Cost Country Manufacturing

NC State SCRC

This will never work – particularly as we move into an era of global outsourcing and contract manufacturing in low cost countries such as Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and others in Asia. A strike means something different in China then it means in Vietnam, and the reasons behind the strike will also be different. For analytics to become truly effective in global manufacturing settings, veracity and consistency are critical requirements.

Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Secondary markets like Vietnam and Turkey are also getting more attention. Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam experienced similar wage-related strikes and walkouts. The company sources the majority of its products from contract manufacturers in the Far East.

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What is the Biggest Blind Spot in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

struck Vietnam. N single sourced parts with revenue impact $X-$YM each are manufactured at this facility. In countless surveys over the past decade, manufacturers and retailers rank “improving supply chain visibility” as one of their top priorities. Yet, despite their focus on this effort and advancements in technology, achieving timely, accurate, and complete supply chain visibility remains an elusive goal for many companies.

Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes: Supply Chain Lessons from Past Disasters

Talking Logistics

Sourcing critical parts from multiple suppliers, manufactured in multiple factories, located in multiple geographic regions; Using widely-available, standard components instead of proprietary, custom-built parts; Keeping excess manufacturing capacity in their factories; Designing and equipping their factories to build a wide portfolio of products; Implementing redundant IT systems and data centers; Using multiple modes of transportation, and working with multiple logistics partners.

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

Abivin

Source ASEAN is witnessing a growing middle class with increased spending power, which results in a thriving demand for logistics as consumers require better, more varied products and services delivered to their doorstep.

America First: How a New Slew of Trade Policies Will Impact Supply Chain

Elementum

India and Vietnam might snag bigger shares of apparel and electronics manufacturing as US companies look to restructure their supply chains. Diversifying sources of production is another key component in building supply chain resilience. US manufacturing activity dropped slightly in March. According to a report by the Institute for Supply Management, factory owners are increasingly concerned about how new trade restrictions levied by the Trump Administration will affect them.

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

NC State SCRC

He has put together some great advice here about how the TPP is going to dramatically impact the supply chain landscape in the near future… Supply chain decision makers play a continuous game of identifying what and where to source raw materials, the most cost effective location for assembly, and the most efficient structure of their transportation network, to achieve the ultimate goal of low COGS, good quality and delivery to their customer base in an efficient timeframe.

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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. The most obvious way to create social responsibility might be just to avoid sourcing markets with low social standards.

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

NC State SCRC

What is the fair price of an apparel product responsibly sourced from Bangladesh, and what price do apparel suppliers need to ensure a safe and sustainable work place and fair wages for the workers in Bangladesh? However, a report in the Sourcing Journal on 8 Aug 2016 “Cheap Clothing Created Some of the World’s Richest People” mentioned how owners of major apparel brands and retailers became billionaires through the apparel business.

America First: How a New Slew of Trade Policies Will Impact Supply Chain

Elementum

India and Vietnam might snag bigger shares of apparel and electronics manufacturing as US companies look to restructure their supply chains. Diversifying sources of production is another key component in building supply chain resilience. US manufacturing activity dropped slightly in March. According to a report by the Institute for Supply Management, factory owners are increasingly concerned about how new trade restrictions levied by the Trump Administration will affect them.

Keeping it Fresh: Supply Chain of Livestock and Fresh Food

Elementum

Varieties of produce and livestock can be sourced from anywhere in the world; mangoes harvested in the Philippines could be sold in the US, or rice grown in China may be packaged in Vietnam and sold in different countries in the UK. Seasonal products also bringing issues for suppliers and customers alike since fresh produce is often sourced from diverse locations and seasons.

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Extreme Global Weather Set to Continue – What’s the Supply Chain Impact (Part 1)?

BluJay Solutions

Long term or short term interruptions can lead to brand erosion or force companies to source products from secondary markets.

Maximize your JIT logistics operation with powerful software

Abivin

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US Shoppers and Chinese Suppliers Face Hit from Trump Levy

Material Handling & Logistics

consumers -- from Under Armour leggings to Bath & Body Works shower gel and Samsonite luggage -- are sourced from Chinese or Hong Kong-based companies and factories, fueling the $450 billion in Chinese goods imported to America annually.

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Trump’s China Cold War Yields Hard Look at Global Supply Chains

Material Handling & Logistics

Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam are experiencing a new flood of interest as a manufacturing alternative to China. and Tesla have scrambled to lock in sources of metals like cobalt and lithium from suppliers in other countries. Source ID.

Trade War Is Already Threatening to Ruin Christmas for Retailers

Material Handling & Logistics

which sources 100% of its karaoke machines and other gear from China. We tried Vietnam and Indonesia, and they don’t have the infrastructure the Chinese do,” said Isaac Larian, CEO of toymaker MGA Entertainment Inc.

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