The Urgency To Transform Vietnam Cold Chain Logistics

Abivin

With the rise of living standards in Vietnam, the demand for high-quality food is increasing rapidly. However, despite its potential, the cold chain logistics sector in Vietnam has been fragmented with small and medium service providers that provide localized services that do not cover the.

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). Supermarkets are thus mushrooming as the favorite distributor in Vietnam. Vietnam has 1,765 convenience stores in total up to now, which means one store serves roughly 54,400 people [3].

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Supply Chain News on Companies Moving Sourcing Out of China, but Vietnam, other Countries not Ready for Prime Time

Supply Chain Digest

Vietnam is Practically Sold Out of Capacity, but Finding Component Sources is Major Challenges

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! In fact, China’s wages have been on the rise and fast-growing countries like Vietnam and Bangladesh are developing niches in footwear and clothing manufacturing as well. You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China.

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

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. Vietnam. Many Japanese companies are already manufacturing in Vietnam. Furthermore, Chinese suppliers may not look too kindly on the loss of business and may make it difficult for such enterprises if they need to source Chinese-made components or raw materials in their future operations. Covid 19 Global Sourcing

Why SMEs May Lead a Shift Away from China Sourcing

Logistics Bureau

The Coronavirus pandemic has raised concerns over China sourcing, accelerating the trend in businesses around the world seeking secondary sourcing countries. Heading the list of alternative manufacturing hubs are Vietnam, India, Thailand, and Mexico.

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

Vietnam. year-over-year as compared to January 2019: Increases were also noted in three other top-five importing countries for the month of January with imports from Burma and Indonesia more than doubling compared to January 2019 and volumes from Vietnam increasing 21.7% However, surgical gowns, typically sourced from China, were at near-normal levels because the sourcing shifted to Honduras.

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Top 7 Digital Transformation Technologies For The Supply Chain

Abivin

Under the emergence of the Internet of Things, data from all sources including customers, partners or from within the enterprise can amount to 500 terabytes (512,000 Gigabytes) per year for a medium-sized enterprise. [5]. In Vietnam, the mechanization in Logistics activities has started to take new initiatives. 8]Vietnam Logistics ,,Report 2019, Ministry of Industry and Trade (Vietnam), page 41. ,[9]. ,Industry, 4.0

Bringing It All Back Home – OTR TMS Supports Reversion to Regional Manufacturing

Supply Chain Collaborator

The survey shows that a full third of companies with global supply chains intend to move their sourcing and manufacturing activities out of China in the next few years. With trade wars and tariffs pinching operational profitability, manufacturers are looking at alternative locales like VietNam, India and, Mexico.

Exodus out of China gathering pace

EFT

has reduced its manufacturing in China from 75% to 60% since the start of 2020, shifting production to Vietnam. In industrial manufacturing and transportation companies will reorganise their supply chains to reduce exposure to single-source suppliers.

US reshoring index hits record high even before COVID-19 pandemic

EFT

US companies in 2019 sourced substantially fewer manufactured goods from 14 traditional Asian trading partners, apparently as a direct result of aggressive US government trade policies, according to the seventh annual Kearney US Reshoring Index. Manufactured imports from Vietnam and Mexico both increased last year, evidence that US companies were starting to significantly adapt their sourcing strategies even before the COVID-19 crisis began disrupting global supply chains early in 2020.

Is Traffic Congestion Slowing Down Your Delivery During Peak Season? We Got A Solution!

Abivin

Image Source) 1. Magnitudes of congestion Traffic congestion is an escalating problem worldwide, especially in developing countries with a high rate of economic growth, increase in population and unmet infrastructure needs like Vietnam. According to the Vietnam Institute for Transportation and Development Policy under the Ministry of Transport, the annual traffic congestion cost of its capital city (Hanoi) reaches 1.2 Image Source) 2. Image Source) 5.

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. According to SpirEresearch, Vietnam’s logistics sector grew by 12% throughout the year of 2016. Cost A recent edition by Retail News Asia reported that Vietnam’s logistics costs alone were equivalent to 20.9%

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Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

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. For example, Vietnam supplies replacement exports for frozen shrimp, leather goods, bags, and furniture. Other likely recipients may include Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. of Vietnam’s GDP alone. Before, you simply sourced everything from China.

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. If the fabric is sourced in China but processed in Vietnam, will it count as being made in Vietnam? Welcome to the third installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. We speak with the most influential people in today’s global supply chain.

What happens after you toss a recyclable plastic container in the recycle bin?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Since China banned the import of plastic waste (except the cleanest plastics) in late 2017, America has been shipping its plastic waste to other countries including: Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey, etc. . Source: The Guardian. Source: The Guardian. . Christopher Tang. . We do know that we should put recyclable items in the recycle bin so that these items can be recycled into new materials.

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

In mainland China (and even in other countries that celebrate the holiday such as Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, and Brunei), the Chinese New Year holiday is a very big deal. If you’re unsure about the trustworthiness of your supplier (or if trying to communicate gives you a headache), sourcing platforms like Sourcify help you find pre-vetted factories and communicate with them clearly.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Examples are: Samsung Electronics , which is shifting part of its domestic phone production to Vietnam due to the rapid advance of COVID-19 in South Korea. It is also airlifting parts from China to its Vietnam operations. In the future, businesses will diversify their supply chains and source locally so they are not as dependent on one procurement source as they are now.

The Remarkable Supply Chain of the Coffee Bean

Unleashed

The majority of the world’s coffee beans are grown in Brazil, Vietnam, Peru and Colombia, but can also be grown in other favourable, humid climates. Coffee retailers Campos Coffee source their beans from Kenya to Columbia to Brazil. For so many people, coffee is a staple of their everyday routine. And its popularity is apparent in the global market — global coffee production reached 158.6 million 60-kilogram bags in 2018, up from 148.6 million 60-kilogram bags in 2015.

Bristlecone Flash – February 2019

Bristlecone

BRISTLECONE DEPLOYS SAP ARIBA STRATEGIC SOURCING SUITE. By automating everyday tasks and increasing visibility into the procurement process, the company is now positioned to enrich its supplier relationships, generate significant savings through better sourcing decisions, and improve contract monitoring and compliance. AMERICAN CORPORATE APPAREL COMPANY SELECTS BRISTLECONE.

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. Starting from the early 1990s, North American and European manufacturers made a beeline to set up factories in China, India, Vietnam and other Asian and African countries where labor was dirt-cheap and the cash-strapped governments of those countries were more than welcoming.

How A Brewery Company Manages Contracted Transporters In Real-time

Abivin

They kept its traditional recipe for beer with the help of modern technology and highly qualified staff to grow into one of the leading brewery companies in Vietnam. Image Source 2. Image Source d. Introduction This brewery company has a long history of 129 years of development with 22 subsidiaries and 5000 employees.

Reversing globalisation: Near shoring, reshoring or staying put?

EFT

Both Alicke and Nicholas note Vietnam as a huge winner. “We Vietnam has an incredible wage inflation and Vietnam is basically full right now,” says Nicholas, who even admits that “ I have friends that bought real estate in Vietnam a few years ago and I kick myself for not doing that”. That might be China, or South Korea, or Japan, or might now possibly be Vietnam. We have been living through remarkable times when it comes to manufacturing, technology and trade.

This is Not a Supply Chain Storm to Weather!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There’s also the issue of sourcing , as companies consider nearshoring and reshoring and requalify and re-assess their suppliers and sub-suppliers. It’s a matter of time before many China-based supply chains shift into Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand, or come home. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket: Start establishing other sources now. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Procurement’s Role in Managing the Tariff War

NC State SCRC

Some Chinese companies went through some gyrations to re-jigger supply chains to export out of Vietnam, it is unlikely this short-term measure will work. Then think about domestic sources within the NAFTA region of Canada and Mexico, and whether you will be able to shift supply to these locations, even though at face value product prices may be higher. China Supply Chain Director's Blog Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain From The Field Tariffs Uncategorized

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. Yesterday, the White House announced that President Obama plans to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.

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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.

Supply Chain Professional Do’s and Don’ts during the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Consider other possible regional opportunities for the future (such as Vietnam, Bangladesh, etc.), Take the time to invest in yourself and consider taking online courses in the Supply Chain field, such as those offered by authoritative sources such as Supply Chain Canada ( www.supplychaincanada.com ). Practice responsible and ethical sourcing. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

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. Mexican government sources cite competitive advantages such as a stable currency exchange rate, advantageous regulatory conditions for trading, and highway and rail accessibility with over 150 international harbors. Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right.

The need to know

EFT

billion stake in Alibaba's Cainiao - sources. Their silhouettes don’t stir dreams of adventure like a sports car or trendy SUV, but vans are a rare source of profit for European carmakers, which is why EU regulators are focused on them as they decide whether to back an industry mega-merger. Samsung to relocate Chinese display production to Vietnam – media. . The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists.

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. New strategies and tactics must be employed to efficiently serve these markets, whether with goods and services within the country or through global sourcing and logistics. The company sources the majority of its products from contract manufacturers in the Far East.

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

Abivin

Photo: Michael Rubenstein for The Wall Street Journal (Source) Robots are already swamping warehouses of the biggest retailers in the world, from simple stationary robots unloading containers to advanced mobile bots moving around aisles, sorting, retrieving and packing items according to a pre-programmed algorithm. In developing countries like Vietnam, human delivery men are still the only choice.

Mitigating the Impact of the Coronavirus on Supply Chains with Machine Learning and Real-Time Visibility

Supply Chain Nation

Lucky are the companies that can shift production to other countries like Mexico or Vietnam. With real-time visibility capabilities, customers can gain time to resolution to proactively identify issues deep in the supply chain, e.g. “where is my inventory,” and leverage ML-based recommendations to find alternate sources of supply and integrated execution capabilities to turn recommendations into alternate supply shipments.

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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