Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

The 21st Century Supply Chain

This scenario played out for thousands of companies after the Japan earthquake, the Thailand floods and numerous other smaller scale disasters. Inventory management Supply chain risk management IBM Japan Natural disaster Risk management Supply chain Taiwan Thailand

Elephant in the Room: Thoughts on Metrics That Matter in Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drives

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Reliance on suppliers beyond the US borders has extended the length of the supply chain, and opened it up to significantly more risk, as demonstrated by the impact of the Thailand flooding on both the Semiconductor and HDD segments. by CJ Wehlage.

Mountains and the Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Details and Booking Thailand: Supply Chain Performance Seminars (Bangkok) . Details and Booking Australia: Supply Chain Performance Seminars (Sydney and Melbourne) . Best Regards, Rob O’Byrne. Email: Phone: +61 417 417 307.

Don’t risk falling behind: 3 things you can do to start mastering analytics


PTT , Thailand’s largest oil and gas company, leveraged analytics for network optimization using an AIMMS App. In today’s business environment, you can’t remain competitive without mastering analytics.

7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

The Network Effect

Key e-commerce emerging markets include: Malaysia, UAE, Thailand, Chile, Peru, Columbia, and South Africa. Nicolas A. Tonelli/Flickr. Global headlines anticipating growth through globalization are plentiful.

3 Compelling Reasons to Start Using Prescriptive Analytics


PTT , the largest oil and gas company in Thailand, is a good example.The company was using a solution for global supply chain planning but they found this solution too restrictive.

RELEX Solutions Strengthens Asia Pacific Presence with New Partnership

RELEX Solutions

Melbourne, Victoria headquartered, FMCG Retail will sell, implement and provide consultation on RELEX’ solutions and services across the region, having worked with brands in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. Read PDF. Australian Consultants FMCG Retail to provide RELEX’s Unified Retail Planning Technology in the APAC region.

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Global Logistics and Trade Programs: An Update on GSP and C-TPAT


trade preference program—was established by the Trade Act of 1974 to promote economic development by eliminating duties on thousands of products imported from one of the 129 designated beneficiary countries and territories, including India, Thailand, and Indonesia.

Logistics Bureau signs formal MOU with Thai University

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne, who lives part of the year in Bangkok remarked “ that Supply Chain and Logistics capability provided a solid foundation for business success in all regions of the World and he looked forward to contributing to the future success of Supply Chain Management in Thailand”.

Selecting a 3PL – 8 Things the Great 3PLs Do

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe has successfully launched cars in China and Thailand. Click to register for this free webinar: Selecting a 3PL: 8 Things the Great 3PLs Do (Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm). Companies with logistics needs are increasingly using 3rd party logistics providers (3PLs). Contracting with a 3PL is a great choice as long as you pick the right 3PL. The right 3PL can save your company money, improve service and generally make life easier.

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The automated container terminal and the odd (mis)adventure of the Google car


In fact, with the addition of the high-speed freight link from Kunming (China) to the ports of Malaysia and Thailand, the existing ports in the Malay Peninsula will eventually replace Singapore as the ‘must stop and tranship here’ place.

Experts Suggest How to Slash Supply Chain Risk Properly

Supply Chain Opz

This is how Western digital managed to restore its operations after the flood in Thailand much sooner than its competitors. - 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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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. Both offered relatively attractive direct labor wage rates while offering a highly educated and motivated workforce. Up to this point, that has resulted in a steady flow of foreign investment in these countries including internal supply chain ecosystem capabilities.

Benchmarking Success: Focus on what Matters

Logistics Bureau

In 1995 I dived head first into the supply chain space in Asia when I was asked to start up a 3PL business in Thailand for TNT from scratch. The Thailand business grew along with expansion into China, Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Global Logistics and Trade Programs: An Update on GSP and C-TPAT


trade preference program—was established by the Trade Act of 1974 to promote economic development by eliminating duties on thousands of products imported from one of the 129 designated beneficiary countries and territories, including India, Thailand, and Indonesia.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

My colleague John Westerveld has previously written about the subject of supply chain risk, outlining how massive flooding in Thailand in 2011 had a large-scale impact on the manufacturing of hard drives. by Alexa Cheater Hi, my name is Alexa and I am a chocoholic.

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process

The 21st Century Supply Chain

We saw this type of issue over the past several years with the Japan earthquake / Tsunami in and with the Thailand floods. by John Westerveld Reason #5: Not having a supply chain risk management process.

Why Commercial Drone Is NOT the Future of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

For your information, a motorcycle delivery is a way of life in Bangkok, Thailand. 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.

Modern Slavery in Today’s Supply Chains

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The introduction of that bill followed the release of the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2015 , which upgraded Cuba and Malaysia’s status but left Thailand at the lowest level after it received a downgrade last year.

What do I need to do to get a drink around here?


It is very different in the south and the north of Thailand. How Asia challenges beverage supply chains. If you aren’t familiar with Asia, the unique complexities it piles onto your beverage supply chain are hard to see.

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

2011: Thailand Floods. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide. Do you feel supply chain risk management is too complicated to implement? Gather around!

Don’t Fret: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will not play havoc with the economic development of developing countries

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

For instance, six of the ASEAN countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, and Thailand can leverage their FTAs with the remaining 4 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam) who are TPP members to develop cost effective supply chain operations to facilitate multi-lateral trades with minimal tariffs. Felipe Caro and Christopher S. Tang, UCLA Anderson School.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling & Logistics

Infrastructure and transport rankings fell for Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Brazil, Thailand and Kuwait. --In

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This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

I’m guessing it’s summer. My father stands barechested in front of me, but he’s still wearing his work pants, and he looks a bit sweaty, his hair (what’s left of it) is slicked back, and he’s all animated about something. “I

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Seagate: it took a big external event, the Thailand floods, to force Seagate to an end-to-end strategy. by CJ Wehlage The Supply Chain Insights annual conference was held on September 10-11, 2014 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona.

ModusLink takes EICC leadership role

ModusLink Corporation

To date, the EICC Facility Recognition Program has recognized 10 global sites including facilities in the US, Mexico, the UK, Thailand, the Philippines, Hungary and Malaysia. I’ve written before on our company’s work with the EICC.

Solving the biggest logistics puzzle in the floral industry


Flowers are gathered from far and wide, from farms in countries such as Kenya, India, Thailand, Ecuador, and Colombia. The demand for flowers on Valentine’s Day is higher than at any other time of the year.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Thailand. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

Blockchain Points Way to `Massive Change' for Commodity Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

In Thailand, power producer BCPG Pcl said last month it plans to use the blockchain to allow customers who produce energy through solar rooftops to engage in internet-based energy trading.

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


The recent bankruptcy announcement of Hanjin, a major shipping line, on the Friday before the last Labor Day long weekend, was a shock to everyone working in the global logistics shipping industry. However, the announcement should not have come as a surprise, as the ocean cargo market has been suffering for some time by a condition of overcapacity, low rates, and a flat global market.

What Trump’s Announcement of Withdrawal from the TPP Means for US Supply Chain Executives


Those countries that were left out of the original 12 were almost falling over themselves to be added, with India, Korea, Thailand and even China stating that they wanted to be included sometime in the future. Here’s a new insight by Tim Barnes in a guest blog this week, after Donald Trump announced the withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership for the United States.

Tuk-tuk: funny name, but: Real transportation

The Lean Supply Chain

Tuk-tuks are the sputtering, three-wheeled motorcycle taxis that can be found jockeying for position in the clogged streets of Bangkok, Chiang Mai and other cities in Thailand. Tuk-tuks in Thailand. Tips for Using Tuk-tuks in Thailand. •

Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia


Lazada, a privately owned Singaporean e-commerce company, is the leading marketplace in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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