In the Belly of the Beast: Samsung Electronics’ Supply Chain and Workforce in South Korea

Supply Chain 24/7

This paper discusses Samsung Electronics’ importance to the South Korea economy, its ownership structure and its system of supply and production.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #10 Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff

The 21st Century Supply Chain

General News Products Response Management Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain management 2008 US beef protest in South Korea Beef Business Business process Cargill Colorado Competitive advantage Customer Supply chain

Yet Another Significant Supply Chain Risk Looming

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters highlights two reports indicator another important area of global supply chain risks, that being South Korea and growing tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile delivery program. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Risk Management LG Display supply chain Samsung Electronics Sk Hynix supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Lost at Sea

APICS

One of the world’s biggest shipping companies, South Korea-based Hanjin Shipping, filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, leaving as much as $14 billion worth of cargo floating and manufacturers uncertain, according to The Wall Street Journal

2018: The Winter Olympics, a royal wedding, space exploration and, of course, big supply chain planning events

The 21st Century Supply Chain

This year will also see athletes from around the globe gather in Pyeongchang, South Korea to go for gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics. by Teresa Chiykowski As we bid farewell to 2017 and usher in a new year, what can we expect to see in 2018?

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This Week in Logistics News (January 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Alibaba’s logistics arm works on driverless technology as automation pace picks up (South China Morning Post).

Biggest Supply Chain Risk From US Metal Import Tariffs Is Retaliation

Material Handling & Logistics

all rose in Tokyo, while Posco, South Korea’s biggest steel mill, fell slightly. In South Korea, SeAH Steel Corp., China, the main target of the proposals, said that the U.S.

Where’s the beef?

Quintiq

Australia might be a small piece of the global meat puzzle, with Japan, the United States, South Korea and of course, China being the key export markets.

A great leap forward: Quintiq joins Dassault Systèmes

Quintiq

We will have offices in Japan, South Korea, India and South America, and more. At Quintiq, news is often greeted with excitement. That’s because it is usually great news.

In Automotive Industry, Mexico is Indeed Becoming A North America and Export Production Center

Supply Chain Matters

South Korea based Kia Motors, an operating division of Hyundai Motor, announced its intention to also invest in a $1 billion automotive assembly plant in Mexico with capacity to produce upwards of 300,000 vehicles. In a previous Supply Chain Matters commentary in early July, we noted a rising tide of production sourcing investments in Mexico among global based automotive OEM’s.

Is Samsung's Supply Chain Prepared for its Demand?

Elementum

Demand and pre-orders for Samsung Electronics’ new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone have exceeded the company’s estimates , the South Korean tech giant and the world’s largest smartphone maker announced on Wednesday.

Hanjin's Insolvency Leaves Few Options

Elementum

The only thing left to do for South Korea’s largest container carrier was to seek for court receivership on Thursday, just a day after it filed for bankruptcy. Meanwhile, to cushion the impact, the South Korean government is reaching out to overseas carriers for assistance.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

According to a Reuters report: As of Wednesday, of Hanjin’s 97 container ships, 36 were waiting outside of overseas ports, according to South Korea’s finance ministry.

Why Commercial Drone Is NOT the Future of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

The above image was captured in front of a McDonald''s store in South Korea. Since the early December 2013, Amazon Prime Air, a program which aims to utilize a whole fleet of drones to make a delivery within 30 minutes, has been capturing the news headlines.

Costly Supply Chain Delays in iPhone 8

Elementum

As a result, Apple is now looking to replace this supplier from Taiwan with another from South Korea. With the purchase and lease of the equipment, the company is reportedly hoping to hasten the production while supporting its remaining two suppliers, both from South Korea.

Panama Canal Expansion: Everything You Need to Know

PLS Logistics

American ships use the canal the most, followed by China, Chile, Japan, Columbia and South Korea. History of the Panama Canal. During the 1800s, businessmen didn’t have an efficient or quick way to ship goods between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. The British proposed a canal through Nicaragua that was never built and the French attempted to build a canal through Panama but evacuated the project due to fatal diseases. Despite the unsuccessful attempts, Americans were undeterred.

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How Are New Tariffs Going to Influence the Global Supply Chain?

AFFLINK

Samsung (which is based in South Korea) says that this particular tariff will lead to consumers paying more money for fewer choices, which could ultimately lead to lower employment in certain key locations.

Harvey’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain: The Role of Analytics

NC State SCRC

For instance, when Typhoon Hato hit South China last week, several electronic suppliers were impacted. South China will be exposed to hurricanes, and South Korea which is next North Korea (and the location of production of 50% of the world’s semiconductors) is in a precarious situation.

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market

TMC

It’s one of many changes that are reshaping the struggling container trades, which are still feeling shock waves from the decision by South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Company to file for bankruptcy in August. Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market.Connect.

Five Key Takeaways From JOC’s TPM 2016

Freightos

overtaking South Korea at 2nd spot for Asian supplier of containerized goods to U.S ( from IHS ). Five Key Takeaways From TPM 2016. For shippers, carriers and logistics providers, the JOC ’s TPM (Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference) is one of the must-attends on the annual events calendar. I caught up with one of Freightos’ delegates after the conference and scoured through the presentation material for insights. So if you too missed out … Photo via JOC.

Prep Your Supply Chain for Super Typhoon Soudelor

Elementum

Update 8/09/2015, 18:03 PST: Tropical Storm Soudelor to Hit South Korea on August 11. Tropical Rainstorm Soudelor, which continues to inundate eastern China, is moving northwestward to hit South Korea on Tuesday, August 11, threatening to bring heavy rains and isolated flash flooding.

Global Manufacturers' Supply Chains Strain to Keep Up With Faster Economy

Material Handling & Logistics

There were signs of weakness elsewhere in Asia, with factory indexes in Indonesia, Malaysia and South Korea dipping below 50 during December. A slew of global purchasing managers indexes all point to deep supply constraints as this year's economy looks to be the strongest since 2011.

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

NC State SCRC

Since Hanjin Shipping Company of South Korea filed for bankruptcy protection last week, the WSJ reports that dozens of ships carrying more than half a million cargo containers have been denied access to ports around the world, as there are doubts as to who will pay the docking fees, container-storage, and unloading bills.

Supply Chain Lessons From Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7

Elementum

and South Korea were getting replacement units with batteries from a different supplier. The debacle over Samsung’s overheating flagship phone is far from over.

The New Solar Tariff Promises Big Changes in Clean Energy Manufacturing

Elementum

Both China and South Korea have criticized Trump’s decision, and have suggested that they might petition the World Trade Organization to rescind or mitigate the tariffs. Last month, Donald Trump followed up on his campaign promise of protecting American businesses by imposing a 30 percent tariff on foreign solar panels and cells, beginning next year.

Lessons from Hanjin: is Your Supply Chain Still at Risk?

Elementum

South Korea’s Hanjin is stuck (literally). A South Korean court has petitioned Korea’s state-owned bank to help fund the company. T he world’s seventh largest freight carrier is still treading water as its ships fail to find a place to dock. What Now?

Chill Pill Has a Whole New Meaning for Pharma Supply Chain

Aera Technology

Consider the recent bankruptcy of one of the world’s largest marine shipping companies – South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co. The pharma supply chain can be incredibly complex with new molecular entities taking as long as a decade to get to market.

Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival

Freightos

US sellers were already the second most represented seller demographic in Singles’ Day 2016, trailing only Japan and beating out South Korea. Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos. zschreiber.

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

Transportfolio

Most imports come from Europe, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), South Korea, Japan, and United States, respectively, based on import value. While the stock market in China has been volatile lately, the Chinese middle class continues to grow and buy.

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Retailers Trying to Reform as Online Shoppers Disappointed Last Holiday Season

Material Handling & Logistics

Shoppers in Asia Pacific – particularly India (73%), Hong Kong (69%) China (64%) and South Korea (58%) – reported the most challenges. Credit cards are most popular in Japan (74%) and South Korea (65%). “It

How far are we from the airport of the future?

Quintiq

To understand the airport’s perspective, consider the example of Incheon International Airport in South Korea. Getting the aviation industry ready for what’s coming in the next decade is a recurring topic in many discussions on future developments for both airlines and airports.

Carbon footprinting: An inside perspective on CDP disclosure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

  The team used the data collected by CDP [3] to support in-depth telephone interviews with 38 companies from 7 countries (Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States), focusing primarily on firms in the “materials” and “industrials” sectors, with some additional firms in the “financials” and “information technology” sector in the US.  By Felipe Caro and Charles Corbett.

Are big airports losing the competition for passengers?

Quintiq

South Korea’s Incheon International Airport is one the largest and most successful airports in the world. Imagine you’ve been asked to predict whether someone will choose to travel from airport A or airport B. Assuming that both offer regular flights to the relevant destination.)

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

In 2012 the company decided to seriously push for success in the Chinese, Japanese and South Korean markets. From there the pushchairs are shipped to local DCs in China, Japan and South Korea for crossdocking and transport to retailers.

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Speculation and Shipping in the South China Sea

Elementum

Less has been said about the Permanent Court of Arbitration's ruling on territorial claims to the South China Sea than about the People’s Republic’s controversial—and yet not unexpected—dismissal of the tribunal’s conclusion. Commercial vessels in the tens of thousands connect markets in East Asia with Australia, the Middle East, and Europe—including a third of the world’s liquefied natural gas—mostly bound for Japan and South Korea.

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

Elementum

Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd, South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping, Taiwan’s Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine Co.

Citius, Altius, Fortius… and Greatness

Tailwind

The last week I have been watching some of the events of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, marveling once again at these amazing Olympic athletes. Image by Luu via Wikimedia Commons. It’s pretty tough these days to come up with catchy Latin slogans!