Distribution Models in Vietnam: Primary, Secondary, and Last-mile Distribution

Abivin

Vietnam has over 150 shopping centers, 800 supermarkets, 9,000 traditional markets and 2.2 There are 3 common models regarding distribution in Vietnam: Primary distribution, Secondary distribution, and Last-mile distribution. Source: Department for Transport [DfT] (2007).

The Status of Logistics in Vietnam: A Very Brief Appraisal

Logistics Bureau

To help you with your research, we decided to put together this brief summary of the logistics landscape in Vietnam. If your company currently has any manufacturing outsourced to China and is starting to feel the impact of rising costs, you might consider Vietnam as an attractive alternative.

Supply Chain Matters Q4-2018 Newsletter Has Published

Supply Chain Matters

Among the five Emerging regions we track (China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Vietnam) the average PMI readings in Q4 stabilized to a category average of 51.5. The region with the highest activity levels remained Vietnam but activities within India have shown signs of higher momentum.

Implications of the Revised CPTPP Trade Agreement Now in Effect Among Asian Nations are Already Becoming Visible

Supply Chain Matters

This free trade agreement currently includes Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore, with Vietnam now part of the agreement starting today.

Global Logistics—January 2016

Inbound Logistics

Shippers unprepared for supply chain disruptions; China wants pirate hunting base in Horn of Africa; bringing cargo into Kenya; India ramps up transportation infrastructure development; air cargo carriers seek to cut costs without sacrificing growth; Amazon invests in India; China’s greenest supply chains; international shrimp supply chain linked to human trafficking and slavery; World Trade Organization rules to abolish agricultural subsidies; Mexico and U.S.

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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. According to SpirEresearch, Vietnam’s logistics sector grew by 12% throughout the year of 2016.

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Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

Transportfolio

Vietnam and India are commonly mentioned as countries that could benefit from escalating trade tensions, but is the local infrastructure in place to take advantage? What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead?

Redesign to Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

I also think that Quintiq’s leadership in concurrent planning to solve new problems is promising, especially in the design of transportation and inventory flows. For example, we discovered that transportation and duties are 5x the expense of labor and overhead.

The Celebration of the Year of the Pig and Implications for Industry Supply Chain Management Strategies

Supply Chain Matters

Normally, S&OP and global transportation provides plan for a surge in supply network shipment activity right after the Lunar New Year celebration. The December global-wide PMI indices show positive activity momentum involving India and Vietnam.

6 Answers for Your Top TPP Agreement Questions

Transportfolio

While we’re still sorting through the full text, we wanted to provide you with some background, answer some questions, and offer some insight about what the TPP agreement means for the transportation and logistics industry.

Extreme Global Weather Set to Continue – What’s the Supply Chain Impact (Part 1)?

BluJay Solutions

Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software) , Compliance (Software) and Visibility (Software).

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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What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

Supply Chain View from the Field

In its current form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and 11 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and New Zealand). BVL International China Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Retail Logistics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

While this is bad news for oil producers, it is good news for US manufacturers who will see a significant fall in the cost of manufacturing and transportation. This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.”

Trade Logistics Gap Persists Between Developed and Developing Countries

Material Handling & Logistics

Across the board, most countries have pursued logistics-related reforms and investments to build infrastructure, facilitate transportation and trade, or develop modern services. This is important because CO2 emissions from transport are a significant contributor to pollution.

5 best software every logistics manager needs

Abivin

Transportation Management Software (TMS) Cost-saving solutions for multimodal transportation and optimizing all shipments are always one of the hardest puzzles you’ve struggled with. Everything goes digital nowadays and logistics management is no exception.

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

Quintiq

Unlike Europe or North America, Asia has very little controlled temperature transport and storage capacity. A product travelling hundreds of kilometers across Vietnam or India in an unrefrigerated truck would result in high rates of spoilage. How Asia challenges beverage supply chains.

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.

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Mexico ranks number eight out of 40 countries including Canada, Sweden, and Vietnam. Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right.

The Amazing Supply Chain of Your Morning Coffee!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The entire supply chain is further extended by several intermediaries, including global transporters as well as exporters and retailers. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article written by Julia Severins and originally published on [link]. Permission to publish provided by David Weaver.

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

speed, simplicity and predictability of formalities) by border control agencies, including customs; Quality of trade and transport related infrastructure (e.g., Yesterday, the White House announced that President Obama plans to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.

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Has China lost its relevance as a production location?

Supply Chain Movement

This is still very favourable in comparison with wages within the EU, and wages have increased more significantly in other nearby countries, such as Vietnam and Bangladesh to name but a few. 4 “Transportation time is too long and no longer competitive”. In other words, the location itself – and hence the transportation time – is the same as it was. If you choose China as a production location, it shouldn’t be for the transportation time; I don’t believe it ever has been.

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Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

Some of the issues impacted include manufacturing, catalog management, BI and analytics, pricing, order management, customer service, fulfillment and transportation, and many, many others. For example, one may say machine washable, the other hand wash, one says made in USA, the other Made in Vietnam – for the same product!

Made in America vs. Assembled in America: Defining Terms of Auto Manufacturing

Cerasis

It may say “Manufactured in USA with Foreign Parts” or “Made in USA” but include some assembly in Vietnam. The post Made in America vs. Assembled in America: Defining Terms of Auto Manufacturing appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Will robots take the place of low-level logistics jobs?

Abivin

In developing countries like Vietnam, human delivery men are still the only choice. It will take even more time for them to appeal to developing markets such as Vietnam due to its highly complex and less systematic transportation networks.

What is the Biggest Blind Spot in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

struck Vietnam. Inland transportation in developing countries. In countless surveys over the past decade, manufacturers and retailers rank “improving supply chain visibility” as one of their top priorities. Yet, despite their focus on this effort and advancements in technology, achieving timely, accurate, and complete supply chain visibility remains an elusive goal for many companies.

Collaboration: The New Battle Cry of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Secondary markets like Vietnam and Turkey are also getting more attention. Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam experienced similar wage-related strikes and walkouts.

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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. .

Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes: Supply Chain Lessons from Past Disasters

Talking Logistics

Sourcing critical parts from multiple suppliers, manufactured in multiple factories, located in multiple geographic regions; Using widely-available, standard components instead of proprietary, custom-built parts; Keeping excess manufacturing capacity in their factories; Designing and equipping their factories to build a wide portfolio of products; Implementing redundant IT systems and data centers; Using multiple modes of transportation, and working with multiple logistics partners.

Why Global Trade Agreements must be part of your supply chain planning: Guest Post by Tim Barnes

NC State SCRC

He has put together some great advice here about how the TPP is going to dramatically impact the supply chain landscape in the near future… Supply chain decision makers play a continuous game of identifying what and where to source raw materials, the most cost effective location for assembly, and the most efficient structure of their transportation network, to achieve the ultimate goal of low COGS, good quality and delivery to their customer base in an efficient timeframe.

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Five Key Takeaways From JOC’s TPM 2016

Freightos

The world’s most popular route is still chock full of surprises, including: Vietnam has emerged as star exporter to the U.S., The amount of funding for transportation-focused ventures (spiraled up) to $14 billion in 2015. It collects real-time data throughout the container’s transport, including location, temperature, humidity level, vibrations, impacts, attempted burglary, and customs clearance status. Five Key Takeaways From TPM 2016.

Maximize your JIT logistics operation with powerful software

Abivin

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The Weight of Memory

Tailwind

I watched the Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War for the third time this past week on Netflix. An interesting fact from the Ken Burns’ documentary: over 30,000 Americans crossed the border to avoid the draft for the Vietnam War.

Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season

Elementum

Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL). Welcome to the second installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series.

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GrandVision: “We are changing completely as we become demand driven”

Supply Chain Movement

We are transitioning our Chinese supplier base to other regions such as Bangladesh and Vietnam for labour cost and quality reasons. Grandvision has grand plans.