A Weekend of Tragedy in China and Taiwan

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This weekend provided tragedy and natural disaster for residents and workers in China and Taiwan. Supply Chain Disruption factory explosion in China involving auto parts supplier natural gas explosion in Taiwan Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters On Saturday, a China based Tier Two auto parts factory experienced a severe explosion involving combustible metal dust that killed at least 75 workers and injured 187 other workers.

Taiwan Earthquake Supply Chain Impact Analysis White Paper


magnitude earthquake rattled southern Taiwan at the start of Lunar New Year, the island’s largest nationwide holiday. Around 4 a.m. on February 6th, a 6.4 With a current death toll of 114, it is the deadliest earthquake to hit the island since the “921 Earthquake” of 1999.

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Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

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A major earthquake in Taiwan. We have a problem.” The alternate source uses the same supplier in Taiwan. Inventory management Supply chain risk management IBM Japan Natural disaster Risk management Supply chain Taiwan Thailand

Major Power Outage Impacted Taiwan This Week

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A significant power disruption impacted Taiwan this week, one that likely reverberated across multiple consumer electronics supply chains including that of Apple. High-tech and consumer electronics supply chain teams may have dodged a disruption but concerns should linger. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Disruption Apple iPhone supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Alibaba Group Partners with SEKO Logistics in Hong Kong and Taiwan for Cross-Border Ecommerce

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What You Need to Know About Super Typhoon Nepartak


Super Typhoon Nepartak is set to hit Taiwan on Thursday evening local time. Here's what you need to know in the lead up to landfall: Flights from Songshan Airport, Kaohsiung Airport, and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport have been cancelled. Last year, two large storms hit Taiwan.

Five Important Supply Chain Events of 2016

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“The earthquakes that impacted southern Taiwan and Japan in the first half of the year, and the bankruptcy declaration of Hanjin Shipping caused considerable disruptions to global supply chains,” said Shahzaib Khan, director of EventWatch at Resilinc.

Infographic: Typhoon Dujuan's impacts


As Typhoon Dujuan batters Taiwan on its way to China's Southeast coast, transportation faces some disruptions. Learn from Soudelor to understand how you should act. Image courtesy MDAA.

Prep Your Supply Chain for Super Typhoon Soudelor


Super Typhoon Soudelor is set to hit Taiwan and China tomorrow, with a huge potential for supply chain disruption. Update 8/6/15, 22:38 PST: Typhoon Soudelor Forces Suspension of Ferry Services in Southeast Taiwan.

Report of Key Apple Suppliers Skirmishing Over Control of New Chip Packaging Technology

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The Wall Street Journal reports that two major Apple suppliers are locked in a fierce battle for control of Taiwan based Siliconware Precision Industries, known as SPIL. Paid subscription required) This skirmish places Apple as having to be attune to its ongoing relationships among two rather important key suppliers. The battle centers around a new […].

Ever Larger Bets in the Next Generation of Semiconductor Technology and the Key Dominance of Product Value Chains

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Automotive Supply Chain High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Internet of Things Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy semiconductor industry supply chain trends Supply chain Matters blog Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company TSMC supply chainAs many of our high tech and consumer electronics supply chain readers are aware, there has been a wave of consolidation occurring across semiconductor industry sectors. The reasons are many.

Three Supply Chain Risks that Will Get You Thinking Bimodal

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Resilinc named Typhoon Soudelor, which hit Taiwan in August 2015, the most disruptive supply chain event in this timeframe in terms of lost revenue. by Alexa Cheater In a world where everything is changing, staying in one place is the fastest way to find yourself falling further behind.

ModusLink takes EICC leadership role

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I officially launched the program at the EICC membership meeting in Taiwan last March. I’ve written before on our company’s work with the EICC. Reminder, that’s the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition.)

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

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Shipping containers toppled by strong winds of Typhoon Meranti, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The spot marketplace remains tame despite occasional surges that cause scattered rate hikes.

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Experts Suggest How to Slash Supply Chain Risk Properly

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This is how Dell managed to make limited supply of different products to meet demand after the Taiwan earthquake. Developing supply chain risk mitigation strategy can be a time consuming task. To tackle risks timely, we invite experts to explain what strategy really works.

The Quake That Almost Halted the iPhone 7


magnitude earthquake that struck near the city of Tainan—a special municipality in Southern Taiwan—on February 6, 2016.Few people realize how critical Taiwan is in both industrial electronics and modern consumer electronics. TSMC, a bellwether for the Taiwan electronics industry, gave an initial assessment that the impact to wafer shipments would be “less than 1%”. The event that caused the scare?

A Chocolate Addict’s Plea: Know Your Supply Chain Risks!

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Gas explosions, Kaoshing, Taiwan ($900+ million, 26 weeks). by Alexa Cheater Hi, my name is Alexa and I am a chocoholic. It’s been less than a day since my last indulgence. There’s no two ways about it. When it comes to the cocoa-laden confectionery, I’m hooked.

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Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons from Nortel Networks


The ODM’s in Taiwan have a single tech park where they all started. At the time – it was all in Taiwan, and over time it was moved more to manufacturing locations in China.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change


A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7 This Black Friday Shawn Simms was first in line at Best Buy in Nashville, TN to bag a Thanksgiving bargain – a Toshiba HDTV for $149.99.

The Fashion Supply Chain: Unraveling the Reality

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Cambodia, China, Taiwan, India – look at the ‘made in’ labels on your clothing and you’re likely to find these popular clothing manufacturing countries.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

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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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Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire from the Supply Chain Insights Conference

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The Top Supply Chain We Admire are: TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor). by CJ Wehlage The Supply Chain Insights annual conference was held on September 10-11, 2014 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. As an ex-AMR Research analyst, this was my favorite venue.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

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Taiwan, Province of China. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

Checklist for working capital management

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Taiwan, Province of China. 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.

How are you dampening the shocks in your supply chain?


Recently, I experienced an earthquake during my trip to Taiwan. While it caused some excitement (and concern) from us visitors, our Taiwanese colleagues shrugged and one of them even made a comment that this was our welcome to Taiwan.

Using the Bits: Building Digital Outside-In Processes

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As a result, companies like AstraZenca, BASF, Colgate, Reckitt Benckiser, Seagate, and Taiwan Semiconductor outperformed their peer group in the period of 2006-2014, but sustained improvement becomes more and more difficult. Social. Mobile. Sensors. 3D printing. The Internet of Things.

How Blockchain Can Transform the Supply Chain

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Currently, three partners in Israel and Taiwan accept this. Supply chain has become complicated. Some would say cumbersome. It takes days to make a payment between a manufacturer and a supplier, or a customer and a vendor.

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


But the typhoons will threaten Taiwan, China, and Japan, leaving countries like Indonesia in need of precipitation. 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.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

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Taiwan, Province of China. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

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Taiwan, Province of China. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making.

Complex costs of transportation

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Taiwan, Province of China. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

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Taiwan, Province of China. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way. These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains.

OPEC Or The Chinese New Year? Freight Prices Going Forward


It is celebrated on mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and other countries with significant ethnic Chinese populations. OPEC Or The Chinese New Year? Freight Prices Going Forward. By Eytan Buchman, Director of Marketing at Freightos. eytanbuchman.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

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Taiwan, Province of China. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored. Supply chain execution software can coordinate the necessary alignment process between the various systems within the network.

Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

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Taiwan, Province of China. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

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Taiwan, Province of China. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

Gartner’s Women in Supply Chain Survey 2016

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Taiwan, Province of China. Gartner’s first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women’s leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

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Taiwan, Province of China. The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. Driven by a desire to get closer to end customers, many are now looking at selling directly to shoppers, while continuing to serve their traditional B2B channels.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

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Taiwan, Province of China. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood.

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

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Taiwan, Province of China. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America.