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. Up to this point, that has resulted in a steady flow of foreign investment in these countries including internal supply chain ecosystem capabilities.

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. Key Performance Indicators for Food and Drink Supply Chains.

The Status of Logistics in Vietnam: A Very Brief Appraisal

Logistics Bureau

To help you with your research, we decided to put together this brief summary of the logistics landscape in Vietnam. If your company currently has any manufacturing outsourced to China and is starting to feel the impact of rising costs, you might consider Vietnam as an attractive alternative.

Supply Chain Matters Q4-2018 Newsletter Has Published

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters and The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group alerts subscribed and general readers, along with research clients that our Q4-2018 Quarterly Newsletter published on Thursday of this week. Global Supply Chain Activity Levels.

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

Supply Chain Matters

At the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year , the Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on faster-moving changes in global supply and customer demand networks and on the implications for a year of constant challenge. Post New Year Supply and Demand Network Implications.

Redesign to Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I will speak at Llamasoft’s conference on improving supply chain network design. One of the reports that I am writing is on the state of Supply Chain Planning (SCP). Interview of a Supply Chain Leader: Redesigning for Value.

Modern Slavery in Today’s Supply Chains

Kinaxis

Through the supply chain. Modern slavery is one of the supply chain industry’s dirty little secrets, but thankfully, governments in the US and UK are attempting to wash it clean, working to put a stop to a problem that should never have been allowed to exist in the first place.

What is the Biggest Blind Spot in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

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. Supply chain networks are reconfiguring at a rapid pace, so the challenge of connecting to new trading partners is ongoing.

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

He had recently returned from his stint as the commercial leader for Syngenta in Vietnam, and was excited to tell me about his beach-side investment in Australia. I first met Shane in 2007 at the beginning of his work with Syngenta’s value chain. Race for Supply Chain 2020.

The Amazing Supply Chain of Your Morning Coffee!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! The supply chain process of coffee beans typically contains seven levels: growing, harvesting, hulling, drying and packing, bulking, blending and roasting. The entire supply chain is linked by several intermediaries.

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

Quintiq

What happens when you ask four experts for their thoughts on supply chain transformation? And this is what they shared: How would you define supply chain transformation? Can supply chain transformation happen without technology?

Bombshell Report Indicates Foxconn is Reconsidering Plans for Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

Supply Chain Matters

The motivations and implications are what we believe to be a further reinforcement that fast-moving changes are underway in high tech and consumer electronics supply and customer demand network strategies. based supply network sourcing investment required, but also on the economics of U.S.

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

Supply Chain Matters

That is usually a reflection of global supply network activity levels slowing. From our Supply Chain Matters lens, indicators of China’s production and supply chain management activity were somewhat suspect. The Nikkei Vietnam PMI index declined 0.7

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Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes: Supply Chain Lessons from Past Disasters

Talking Logistics

These earthquakes are also a reminder of how natural disasters can disrupt supply chains. Over the past few years, I’ve written extensively about the growing importance of supply chain risk management and supply chain mapping, including the following: Rethinking Supply Chain Risk Management. Doing Nothing on Supply Chain Risk Management. Time to Survive and Nexus Supplier Index: New Measures of Supply Chain Risk Management.

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

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary exploring what may be early signs that structural shifts in high tech and consumer electronics supply and demand networks are underway. Supply networks may be shifting away from Taiwan.

Q1-2019 PMI Indices Point to Slowdown in Global Supply Chain Demand and Supply Activity Levels

Supply Chain Matters

With the bulk of global manufacturing PMI indices now reported for March 2019, the first calendar quarter of 2019 reflects a continued weaknesses in global manufacturing and supply chain activity. Manufacturing and supply chain conditions across Italy has also reached a six-year low.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

A senior executive from a large global manufacturer came to speak in my MBA class this week, and discussed the major shifts in global business that was occurring due to the emergence of omni-channel capabilities in the supply chain. This view of the supply chain is focused primarily on how we get inventory to the customer. For example, one may say machine washable, the other hand wash, one says made in USA, the other Made in Vietnam – for the same product!

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

Elementum

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. Professor Hau Lee realized he could make a difference in the supply chain after taking a sabbatical.

Report Indicates Foxconn Was Reconsidering Plans for Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

Supply Chain Matters

The motivations and implications are what we believe to be a further reinforcement that fast-moving changes are underway in high tech and consumer electronics supply and customer demand network strategies. based supply network sourcing investment required, but also on the economics of U.S.

Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

If the mantra of the real estate industry is “Location, Location, Location”, the new mantra of supply chain executives is fast becoming “Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration”. Secondary markets like Vietnam and Turkey are also getting more attention.

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

NC State SCRC

Tim is a global supply chain executive originally from Australia, who has been studying the evolution of the Trans Pacific Partnership closely, and is writing a book on the subject. However, as some expert’s estimate, around 2% of supply chain professionals time is spent thinking about account free trade agreements, and how they can utilize the provisions to take full advantage of efficiency and cost reductions, and to identify areas that could result in higher COGS.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Corporate.

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

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

Material Handling & Logistics

Geopolitical and market events promise to make 2019 a challenging year for supply chain and procurement teams, one full of both increased risks and opportunity. A substantial number of organizations are going to begin planning significant shifts in their supply chain operations.

Rising costs to challenge supply chain in 2019

EFT

Companies at all stages of the supply chain are expecting rising costs in 2019, says eyefortransport’s new Supply Chain Hot Trends 2019 report , which is free to download now. In it you can find: The key technology trends set to disrupt the supply chain.

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

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides observations on the new CPTPP trade pact that went into effect in 2019, specifically on its reported negative impact on certain U.S. The implication for global industry supply networks can be significant and far-reaching.

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

BluJay Solutions

However the immediate and practical impact is far-reaching, including disruptions to power networks, crops and of course the global supply chain. . . Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.

The Importance of Building Successful Relationships in Emerging Markets

PLS Logistics

Analyzation of countries such as Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia, prove that emerging markets are popular again, as suppliers are increasingly flocking to these new manufacturing hubs. Supply Chain Culture Manufacturing Retail Emerging Markets International Suppliers Relationships

Is it Time for to Move Away from “World Class Supply Chains”?

NC State SCRC

An excerpt from our book “The Procurement Value Proposition” got a nice section of CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly edition this week. I had the opportunity to also witness the evolution of the field now known as “supply chain management” over the past 25 years. The Vietnam War, for example, resulted in upward price and material availability pressures. But there have been problems with the “World Class” view of the supply chain world.

Supply Chain Video News on What Countries will Benefit Most from TPP

Supply Chain Digest

New Study from the World Bank Puts Vietnam at the Top of the Lis, and the USA Last

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

Elementum

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. We’re taking a look at what the new tariffs mean for supply chain, and how businesses can protect their interests. China, producer of half the world’s steel supply, was levied with an additional tariff on over $60 billion worth of imports. How will supply chains be impacted?

Keeping it Fresh: Supply Chain of Livestock and Fresh Food

Elementum

Complexity is a major issue faced by most production-based supply chains because of the interconnected nature across global operations; and when it comes to livestock and fresh food, their perishable and voluminous nature create unique challenges that make matters significantly worse. Compared to many other product supply chains, time and distance are the major challenges for fresh food suppliers.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 26-30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the supply chain and logistics realm, with lots of news related to global trade and technology. Supply chain reaction: trade war refugees race to relocate to Vietnam, Thailand (Reuters).

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Using Data on Worker Sense of Value to Guide Improvements in Social Performance in the Supply Chain

EcoVadis

” Once companies begin to engage their value chain partners on sustainability topics, either through assessments, audits or similar data collection processes, the next challenge is how to help them improve.

China's Chip Hack on US Supply Chain Could Have Far-Reaching Consequences

Material Handling & Logistics

The supply chain attack could have siphoned corporate secrets and government information while leaving few fingerprints. intelligence data, participate in a complex supply chain honed over decades.

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

Elementum

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. We’re taking a look at what the new tariffs mean for supply chain, and how businesses can protect their interests. China, producer of half the world’s steel supply, was levied with an additional tariff on over $60 billion worth of imports. How will supply chains be impacted?