Major Power Outage Impacted Taiwan This Week

Supply Chain Matters

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

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Earthquake Updates - Hualien, Taiwan

Elementum

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.

A Weekend of Tragedy in China and Taiwan

Supply Chain Matters

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.

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Taiwan Earthquake Supply Chain Impact Analysis White Paper

Resilinc

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.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

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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

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

Supply Chain 24/7

Trump’s China Policy Threatens U.S. Exports and Supply Networks

Material Handling & Logistics

The nightmare scenario would be a Chinese economic embargo of Taiwan that would reverberate around global supply chains. Bloomberg. read more. Global Supply Chain News

What You Need to Know About Super Typhoon Nepartak

Elementum

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

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.

Infographic: Typhoon Dujuan's impacts

Elementum

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.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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 […].

Three Supply Chain Risks that Will Get You Thinking Bimodal

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

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Prep Your Supply Chain for Super Typhoon Soudelor

Elementum

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.

Cyber Attacks Are Major Risk in New Global Resilience Ranking

Material Handling & Logistics

Its severity varies significantly with geography: For example, inherent cyber risk has climbed in France over the past year while plummeting in Taiwan, two of the biggest changes in cyber risk in the index.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

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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How to Handle Logistics During Chinese New Year

Material Handling & Logistics

Taiwan – CNY – February 15-20. “By implementing a few critical steps in advance of the holiday, shippers can avoid unnecessary bottlenecks and continue business with little or no interruption,” says Frank Guenzerodt, CEO of Dachser USA.

Experts Suggest How to Slash Supply Chain Risk Properly

Supply Chain Opz

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.

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

NC State SCRC

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.

Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry

Transportfolio

Our offices in Japan, Taiwan, and Xiamen, China, enable a smoother flow of goods for this customer. We help a leader in semiconductor test systems to move tools into Taiwan from the U.S. Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry | Transportfolio.

Report Indicates Apple iPad New Product Ramp-up Adding to NPI Pressures

Supply Chain Matters

Besides the next generation of the iPhone, there were additional published reports indicating that Taiwans Quanta Computer would begin mass production of Apples new smartwatch in July, with the planned product launch coming as early as October. Three weeks ago, Supply Chain Matters commented on the effort underway among Apples ecosystem of suppliers and manufacturing partners to prepare for the upcoming product launch and distribution of the new model iPhone.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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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The Quake That Almost Halted the iPhone 7

Elementum

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?

How are you dampening the shocks in your supply chain?

Arkieva

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.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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

Asia, better brace yourself for Usagi! He’s not in a good mood…

Supply Chain View from the Field

The next big disaster of 2013 could be the Category 5 Typhoon Usagi that is set to hit Taiwan, Hong Kong and China Mainland this Sunday. Don’t be surprised if there are supply chain disruptions.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

Apple’s Supply Chain Struggles Are a Major Threat

Material Handling & Logistics

Thanks to Taiwan rules requiring the disclosure of monthly sales, we can track endemic weakness at its exclusive processor maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

Demand for Aftermarket Auto Parts

3PL Insights

While aftermarket auto parts are manufactured in many locations, the vast majority are fabricated in Taiwan and China. And more surprisingly, roughly 15 out of 25 factories in Taiwan produce parts that can be considered OEM equivalent by US standards.”. So, given a choice, definitely opt for products made in Taiwan and ask about the defect rate for any parts that you need. The number of vehicles in the world recently surpassed 1.2

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

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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ModusLink takes EICC leadership role

ModusLink Corporation

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.)

This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Finally, an interesting article in CNNMoney about a Citi analyst based in Taiwan named Kevin Cheng who was allegedly “pressured into giving up what he knew [about Apple’s supply chain] by aggressive traders who had got wind of a rumor and wanted his take on it before the news reached the market.”