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Here is a glimpse of Taiwan’s transportation, food, and the refreshing view of Jiufen! Let’s go to Taiwan! Case Studies Cost to Serve Distribution Centre branding cost of service cost to serve delivery cost last mile logistics last-mile delivery local logistics social media Taipei TaiwanI get to see how the environment is different here and what are the supply chain and logistics points I can share with you guys.

Earthquake Updates - Hualien, Taiwan


magnitude earthquake that struck Eastern Taiwan on February 6th continues to have aftershocks, with plenty more expected to occur in the days ahead. Most of Taiwan’s geological activity occurs off its Eastern coast, while the overwhelming majority of its industrial and manufacturing base is located in the Western coastal plains. The 6.4 As of writing, there have been 2 fatalities and 200+ injuries mostly in Hualien City.


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Water and power shortages, and a COVID spike: a look at what’s going on in Taiwan


Just when you thought the semiconductor shortage couldn’t get any worse, more bad news is coming from Taiwan—home to about two-thirds of global chip manufacturing capacity. The leading chip maker globally, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

OOCL vessel blamed for crane collapse at Taiwan port

The Supply Chain Journal

An empty vessel struck a laden cargo ship and caused the collapse of a gantry crane, damage of another as well as more than two dozen containers and the injury of a worker at the Port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan on Thursday. The Taiwan International Ports Corp.

Earthquake Update 2 - What You Need to Know About the Quakes in Taiwan


Taiwan was hit by another 5.7 While not the business center of Taiwan (commerce is concentrated on the country’s west coast) Hualien is a popular tourism hub. According to the Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau, the two earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks (numbering over 100) mark the highest ever recorded in the region, with additional earthquakes of magnitude 5.0 Taiwan Railways and subway networks were temporarily slowed or closed but have returned to normal operations.

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. Taiwan is the world’s leading producer of semiconductors and integrated circuits (IC), and high tech companies are wondering how this earthquake could affect the global electronics supply chain. 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.

Afternoon Coffee: Coronavirus, China and supply chain delays; Tesla batteries; Apple, Taiwan and India; vertical farming


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The World Is Dangerously Dependent on Taiwan for Semiconductors

Supply Chain Brain

As China pushes the world to avoid official dealings with Taiwan, leaders across the globe are realizing just how dependent they’ve become on the island democracy

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Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk


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 by John Westerveld Imagine yourself in this scenario; You wake up at the usual time, and over coffee, you review the news. As you flip through the articles on your iPad, you see it. Then you get the e-mail.

Lordstown Motors may sell its plant to Taiwan’s Foxconn for $230M

The Supply Chain Journal

Taiwan’s Foxconn would pay Lordstown Motors Corp. Foxconn is the trading name of Tucheng, New Taipei City, Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. 230 million to purchase the massive 6.2

The World Relies on One Chip Maker in Taiwan, Leaving Everyone Vulnerable – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The World Relies on One Chip Maker in Taiwan, Leaving Everyone Vulnerable. I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ. – Bob

World’s Supply of Chips Is in Danger Unless Taiwan Gets Vaccines

Supply Chain Brain

Having successfully sidestepped the first Covid wave, the government now faces a health emergency — only about 1% of its population is vaccinated so far — with the potential to disrupt the chip industry that dominates the local economy, and which is critical to an already-squeezed global supply

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Growing Distrust of China Brings $38 Billion Windfall for Taiwan

Supply Chain Brain

Taiwan sits squarely in the middle of the worsening dispute between Beijing and Washington, with many of its companies operating factories in China manufacturing for American companies

The Mother of All Supply Chain Disruptions

Supply Chain Digest

China Threatening War, as US Reported to be Training Taiwan on How to Resist an Invasion

Apple’s Climate Promise Depends on Taiwan Partners Going Green

Supply Chain Brain

But in order to say the same for its flagship iPhone, it’s going to need help from Taiwan Apple Inc. has gone carbon neutral.

Top Global Chipmakers Resist Biden Bid for Supply Chain Data

Supply Chain Brain

A Biden administration effort to untangle global chip supply snarls is facing resistance from lawmakers and executives in Taiwan and South Korea, complicating attempts to resolve the bottlenecks hurting industries from automobiles to consumer electronics

On a Path to Global Supply Chain Armageddon

Supply Chain Digest

Tensions in South China Sea, and with Taiwan, Seem Unlikely to End Well

Panama Ends Ties with Taiwan, Recognizes New ‘One China’ Relationship

Supply Chain 24/7

Panama, one of the few countries to recognize Taiwan’s sovereignty, has cut ties with the island and forged relations with China, adding there there was “only one China” of which Taiwan was a part

TSMC Construction of Arizona Chip Plant Is ‘Well Underway’

Supply Chain Brain

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said it’s moving forward with plans to build a $12 billion chip plant in Phoenix, a step toward addressing U.S. concerns over reliability and security in the tech supply chain

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

Supply Chain 24/7

Alibaba Group, the largest retail commerce company in the world in terms of gross merchandise volume, has selected SEKO Logistics as a 3PL service provider in Hong Kong and Taiwan to especially support small and medium-sized companies requiring localized and cost efficient export processes and integrated services

China ports bracing for Super Typhoon Chanthu

The Supply Chain Journal

The powerful storm is headed toward Taiwan and the mainland China coast. Taiwan’s weather bureau issued a sea warning Friday for the area south of the island. The typhoon is forecast to move parallel to Taiwan’s east coast Sunday, with the center remaining barely offshore.

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Covid Outbreak at Chip-Testing Plant Elevates Supply Fears

Supply Chain Brain

A cluster of COVID-19 infections at a factory in central Taiwan temporarily stopped operations at one of the world’s largest chip-testing companies

Supply chain in control with coronavirus

Supply Chain Movement

During the outbreak of the SARS epidemic in 2003, I was an expat in Taiwan. The staff of all departments in the affected areas, which included Donguan as well as Taiwan, were divided into three groups.

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 8/7/2015, 04:00 PST: Typhoon Soudelor Disrupts Air, Rail Services in Taiwan Air and land transportation services in Taiwan have been halted since Friday, August 7, as Typhoon Soudelor moves closer to the region. Update 8/6/15, 22:38 PST: Typhoon Soudelor Forces Suspension of Ferry Services in Southeast Taiwan.

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Port of New Orleans sees 22% bump in breakbulk cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

The barges containing 300 cold rolled coils from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, were shipped to the steelwork manufacturer Ternium Corp. The Port of New Orleans reported 140,391 total tons of breakbulk cargo during June, a 22% year-over-year increase from June 2020.

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Exploring the Automotive Chip Shortage Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The computer chip manufacturing industry was impacted as well, but I also knew that most of the semiconductor chips in the world are manufactured in Taiwan. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Visibility Has Never Been More Important!

Five Important Supply Chain Events of 2016

Material Handling & Logistics

“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.

Semiconductor Lead Time Updates: What You Need to Know Moving Into Q3


For example, Digitimes reported , “UMC has plans to invest vast sums to expand a 12-inch fab site in southern Taiwan, and eight of the foundry's major clients have already reserved parts of the additional capacity for a six-year period.”.

Best of times sure beats worst of times

The Supply Chain Journal

Taiwan-headquartered Evergreen turned in the best revenue performance in its history in the first quarter. Q1 revenue totaled New Taiwan $90.24 OOCL vessel blamed for crane collapse at Taiwan port.

Semiconductor shortage dents Mexican auto assembly lines

The Supply Chain Journal

The main semiconductor makers in Taiwan export first to Asia and then to Europe, then North America, according to Alberto Bustamante, INA’s director of foreign trade. The chip plants that are located in Asia, specifically Taiwan, only 5% of what they produce is sent to the automotive sector.

Long view: Preparing logistically for extreme weather

The Supply Chain Journal

Another example of a major supply chain hit was a result of droughts in Taiwan that began last year. About 90% of the most advanced microchips are manufactured in Taiwan and are used in almost everything from mobile phones to cars.

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. Taiwan and Japan’s southern Ryukyu Island will face heavy rains and high winds throughout the next week. It would then move across central Taiwan and the west coast before leaving via the Taiwan Strait.

How high can container shipping profits go? Will 2022 top 2021?

The Supply Chain Journal

Another signal on second-half strength comes from Taiwan-based ocean carrier Evergreen, which publicly reports monthly operating revenues. billion New Taiwan dollars (NT$), the equivalent of $1.65 Seven months ago, Maersk CEO Soren Skou touted Q4 2020 as “the best quarter ever.”

Rethinking global supply chains could be long, hard process

The Supply Chain Journal

The top five semiconductor-producing countries during 2020 were Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, China and the U.S., China, South Korea, Japan, Germany and Taiwan were the top five exporters to the U.S. by value in 2020 at $118 million, followed by Taiwan at $72.9

China’s Regime is Coming to a Company Near You

MIT Supply Chain

In 2018 the Chinese authorities demanded that airlines not refer to Taiwan as a non-Chinese territory. China considers Taiwan as a Chinese province.