Thailand Ecommerce Logistics for ASEAN Enterprises: Should You Go Local?

Logistics Bureau

The ecommerce market in Thailand has never been healthier and all the signs indicate huge potential for growth in the next few years. With the Thai government’s Thailand 4.0 initiative set to encourage commercial investment and an upgrade to the transport infrastructure imminent, there may be no time like the present for enterprises in the ASEAN region to expand ecommerce operations into this fast-developing nation. A logistics partner in Thailand.

Thailand Distribution Network Design: Should You Optimise or Wait?

Logistics Bureau

Big changes are on the cards for Thailand’s transportation infrastructure, assuming the government’s plans to upgrade road and rail networks between now and 2022 come to fruition. No doubt if you rely on a distribution network to supply customers in Thailand, you have been keeping an interested eye on developments, as at some point, they may provide opportunities to reduce logistics costs for your business. Thailand Distribution Network Challenges.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. Deviations that occur during transportation execution are not necessarily approved immediately. Thailand.

Thailand Courts Foreign Investment, While Leadership Questions Remain

Supply Chain Brain

Those were among the phrases that officials voiced at a recent seminar in Bangkok organized by the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI). Thailand’s rulers, led by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, are waging an all-out campaign to attract foreign investment to the country’s infrastructure and industrial sectors. It’s part of a wildly ambitious plan to supercharge the economy and transform Thailand into a major, modernized force in Southeast Asia over the next 20 years.

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

Quintiq

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.

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. •

The Cost to Serve Bangkok Customers… And Why it Matters

Logistics Bureau

In this short article, I’m going to explain why not knowing the cost to serve (CTS) is a mistake that could be limiting the profitability of your business operations in Thailand. You see, the costs you incur in running your supply chain make up a significant part of your overall business expenses, and in Thailand, there are plenty of logistics challenges that, left unaddressed, may be costing more than you realise. Thailand Cost to Serve Analysis: What it Can Reveal.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management. Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management. Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand.

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

Talking Logistics

The solutions help customers across a number of industry verticals, including third-party logistics (3PL), food and beverage, retail and healthcare, improve transportation efficiency and reduce the cost of delivering goods. I’m guessing it’s summer.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Thailand. Supply chains are becoming more complex with frequent adaptations, whether temporary or permanent, and increasingly with logistics outsourcing and calls for integrated transport management.

Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Two companies that attended the Last-Mile Delivery Roundtable organized by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics explained their experiences. Can city governments help to improve megacity logistics?

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

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe Lynch is the General Manager of Rock Solid Business Solutions, which specializes in over the road transportation in North America. 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).

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Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood. Thailand. Goods have to be transported across the globe and delivered to different destinations – from congested cities to remote, rural areas.

Solving the biggest logistics puzzle in the floral industry

Quintiq

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

What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery

Abivin

Due to these diversifying characteristics, the movement of goods and services around ASEAN countries requires multi-modal transportation development. Thailand government aims to expand on rail transport and cross-border infrastructure planning.

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China’s first commercial self-driving trucks begin operations

EFT

The service operates over 39,000 transport vehicles, which travel over a delivery network with 1,926,250 miles of streets and highways. Deppon Express is a leading logistics company in China, with operations in Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

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

Quintiq

It is very different in the south and the north of Thailand. Unlike Europe or North America, Asia has very little controlled temperature transport and storage capacity. How Asia challenges beverage supply chains.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities. Thailand.

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

Talking Logistics

Supply chain reaction: trade war refugees race to relocate to Vietnam, Thailand (Reuters). Volvo to provide autonomous transport at Norwegian mine (FleetOwner). Here are some highlights from the press release: Transportation Management — Version 19.0.0

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Why Commercial Drone Is NOT the Future of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

For domestics air transportation, the liability for death or personal injury is limited to $10,000-$20,000 including legal fees. For your information, a motorcycle delivery is a way of life in Bangkok, Thailand.

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

Abivin

Transportation systems in ASEAN countries have drastically developed during the past decades along with their economic growth and rising population. For example, flood may submerge and destroy transportation infrastructure, causing traffic anarchy and delivery failure.

Guest Post: Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Two companies that attended the Last-Mile Delivery Roundtable organized by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics explained their experiences. Over the Road Supply Chain Supply Chain Consulting Megacity Transportation

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Skilled employees apply deep knowledge of market conditions and proven processes to solve transportation problems. From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Thailand.

Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains

EcoVadis

Western multinationals linked to these practices through their supply chains into damage control and Western governments responded by imposing trade sanctions on Thailand. Thailand, the target of much of the attention in Southeast Asia, is the third largest seafood exporter in the world.

The Status of Logistics in Vietnam: A Very Brief Appraisal

Logistics Bureau

A growing number of companies are already shifting manufacturing from China to Vietnam, which of course, may also be good news for logistics operators, since demand for warehousing and road transportation services will increase correspondingly with the manufacturing growth.

Cost To Serve – A Smarter Way to Improved Supply Chain Profitability

Logistics Bureau

Outbound transportation. Thus, if you find out that an expensive transport solution (courier for example) is routinely being used to deliver a low margin product to a customer, you’ll understand that much better if the end result for you turns out to be a loss.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Transportation. 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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Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling & Logistics

The survey of more than 500 global logistics executives is part of the 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, an annual snapshot of industry sentiment and ranking of the world’s 50 leading emerging markets by size, infrastructure, transport connections and business climate. .

Rising costs to challenge supply chain in 2019

EFT

Furthermore, the report notes that: “In Germany, the DSLV transport union reports that in the next 15 years, two-thirds of drivers will retire. We very recently took the same Parcel Metro product and launched it in Southeast Asia – in Vietnam and Thailand.

Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain

Elementum

The widespread active outbreaks has been increasing in South America and in Caribbean island countries, with cases of sporadic transmission reported in the Philippines and Thailand.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Thailand. Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Thailand. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling & Logistics

It was not until extensive research was conducted by a single Australian retailer that the community discovered that bananas were being mishandled in transport.

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

NC State SCRC

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.