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. The most visible has been Vietnam where this week, anti-China related violence has caused widespread rioting across the country, targeting factories and industrial parks that rioters believe are owned by Chinese interests.

MobiVi: Establishing Credit Lending In Vietnam Using Telecom Technologies

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

MobiVi: Establishing Credit Lending In Vietnam Using Telecom Technologies By Hau Lee (Stanford), Jawad Masood (UCLA), and Christopher Tang (UCLA). Like many developing countries, access to credit for middle and lower classes through formal banking channels is limited in Vietnam. By the end of 2011, there were one million credit cards issued in Vietnam only to the high-income class because of the absence of a personal credit bureau.

The Importance of Building Successful Relationships in Emerging Markets

PLS Logistics

Analyzation of countries such as Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia, prove that emerging markets are popular again, as suppliers are increasingly flocking to these new manufacturing hubs.

Supply Chain Video News on What Countries will Benefit Most from TPP

Supply Chain Digest

New Study from the World Bank Puts Vietnam at the Top of the Lis, and the USA Last

Transforming your supply chain: What experts said at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

Quintiq

In countries like Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, where labor costs are still relatively low, using manpower makes more sense than automation technology for now. What happens when you ask four experts for their thoughts on supply chain transformation?

Analytics Should Focus on A Culture of Factory Safety for Workers in Low Cost Country Manufacturing

NC State SCRC

This will never work – particularly as we move into an era of global outsourcing and contract manufacturing in low cost countries such as Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and others in Asia. A strike means something different in China then it means in Vietnam, and the reasons behind the strike will also be different. For analytics to become truly effective in global manufacturing settings, veracity and consistency are critical requirements.

Logistics is like a box of chocolates…

LeanCor

Even in the midst of a Vietnam-centered firefight Forrest Gump continued plunging back into the warzone to rescue his platoon-mates. By: Clint McCrystal – Training and Development Manager. link]. The year was 1994.

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What is the Biggest Blind Spot in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

struck Vietnam. 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.

Modern Slavery in Today’s Supply Chains

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has also raised the alarm regarding slavery in the supply chain, releasing a new Risk Index Report identifying China, India, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Myanmar as the five highest risk countries for human rights violations.

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

Quintiq

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. If you aren’t familiar with Asia, the unique complexities it piles onto your beverage supply chain are hard to see.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

For example, we produce in Vietnam and China. Vietnam is a low-cost market to produce products. This week, I will speak at Llamasoft’s conference on improving supply chain network design. I am also busy this Saturday writing reports for our Tuesday newsletter.

US Shoppers and Chinese Suppliers Face Hit from Trump Levy

Material Handling & Logistics

Multinationals with mature supply chains like Walmart could shift to Vietnam or India to avoid the tariffs, he said. Tariffs hitting one company in China can have a ripple effect across dozens of customers in the U.S.

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Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes: Supply Chain Lessons from Past Disasters

Talking Logistics

struck Vietnam. The recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador are a sad reminder of how deadly natural disasters can be. As of this morning, 41 people are confirmed dead in Kumamoto prefecture, the epicenter of Japan’s earthquakes, and 272 people have died in Ecuador , with thousands more injured and displaced from their homes.

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., Five Key Takeaways From TPM 2016. For shippers, carriers and logistics providers, the JOC ’s TPM (Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference) is one of the must-attends on the annual events calendar. I caught up with one of Freightos’ delegates after the conference and scoured through the presentation material for insights.

Needed: A New Way to Manage Risk in Low Cost Countries

NC State SCRC

By deploying the “fast fashion” business model, the apparel industry began to outsource garment manufacture to suppliers and subcontractors in low-cost countries, such as China, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Nowhere are disruptions more prevalent than in Low Cost Countries (LCC’s), which have become the focal point for outsourced contract manufacturing for major apparel brands such as Nike, Under Armour, Gap, Apple, and others.

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

NC State SCRC

There is an overlap of countries that are party to both the TPP and RCEP, however for those nations, such as Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Brunei, most have gone on the record saying that they see the US led TPP as the most critical and inclusive, and will put the RCEP on hold pending the decision on TPP. Today’s guest blog is posted by Timothy Barnes, who I met through the SCRC.

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Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

It also lags the average LPI for the region, as well as Vietnam, a country that mirrors Cuba in many ways, but is ranked 48th overall with an LPI Score of 3.15 — ahead of Mexico, India, and Brazil.

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Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling & Logistics

India and China are the logistics industry’s favorite investment destinations, but Vietnam leads a second group that includes UAE, Brazil and Indonesia.

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

Cerasis

Starting from the early 1990s, North American and European manufacturers made a beeline to set up factories in China, India, Vietnam and other Asian and African countries where labor was dirt-cheap and the cash-strapped governments of those countries were more than welcoming.

Dr. Hau Lee on the New Supply Chain—and What to Watch Out for in TPP

Elementum

Nike manufacturers are based in China, Indonesia, and Vietnam. If the fabric is sourced in China but processed in Vietnam, will it count as being made in Vietnam? Welcome to the third installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series.

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Robinson Expands Asian Operations to Vietnam. Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to the items that caught my attention: Amazon now ships to your Audi’s trunk ( USA Today ). Amazon Reveals Just How Huge the Cloud Is for Its Business ( Wired ).

America First: How a New Slew of Trade Policies Will Impact Supply Chain

Elementum

India and Vietnam might snag bigger shares of apparel and electronics manufacturing as US companies look to restructure their supply chains. US manufacturing activity dropped slightly in March. According to a report by the Institute for Supply Management, factory owners are increasingly concerned about how new trade restrictions levied by the Trump Administration will affect them.

What is the True Cost of Sustainable Apparel from Bangladesh? Insights from Harvard “Sustainable Models for the Apparel Industry” Conference

NC State SCRC

A big question in everyone’s mind at the conference is if the price goes up, whether Bangladesh will survive and be able to compete against strong competitors such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Cambodia. This week’s blog is a guest blog from a PhD Student, MD Rejaul Hasan. Rejaul is from Bangladesh, and is working on his PhD in the College of Textiles at NC State University, and is passionate on the subject of sustainable apparel from his home country.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (December 9-13, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Simply put, the countries in the TPP (which includes Canada, Japan, Vietnam, Australia, Singapore, and six other Asian countries) account for 40 percent of U.S. Same-day delivery (or is it shipping?) and global trade dominated the news this week, so let’s take a look.

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Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia

Elementum

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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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.

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

Kewill

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. China’s position as a production location is currently a hot topic amongst global thought leaders in supply chain. The general price level of products made in China is rising rapidly, and it has been claimed that some of the products actually originate in North Korea.

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Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

He had recently returned from his stint as the commercial leader for Syngenta in Vietnam, and was excited to tell me about his beach-side investment in Australia. I pushed aside Shane’s motorbike helmet and jacket to take a seat in his crowded office.

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). Arun Gupta recently went to a conference of the TPP in Washington, and was invited to share some insights on his visit and what he learned in a guest blog.

Is it Time for to Move Away from “World Class Supply Chains”?

NC State SCRC

The Vietnam War, for example, resulted in upward price and material availability pressures. An excerpt from our book “The Procurement Value Proposition” got a nice section of CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly edition this week.

SCRC Meeting Insights Part II: Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies

NC State SCRC

And when you now expand your supply chain to places like China, Vietnam, and Latin America, where emerging country customers are located, the variability in data standards and integrity will only increase, as many individuals are still using fax and phone calls in these regions. As organizations move towards visible, high velocity, transparent supply chains, a number of questions arise that are fundamental to the business, but which executive often struggle to answer with any clarity.

Trade updates to watch in 2016

Icecorp

The countries involved (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam) make up about 33 percent of global trade. As a trading nation, Canada is party to numerous trade deals with other countries and regions around the world. These deals, along with various agreements about cross-border commerce with the US create a maze of regulations and an apparently ever-changing environment for companies that rely on imports or exports.

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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Global Logistics—October 2012

Inbound Logistics

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba invests in logistics to support online shopping growth; Jamaica looks to transform economy with the development of a global logistics hub; Vietnam faces a dearth of logistics talent and expertise; China grants licenses to UPS and FedEx to provide parcel delivery services in select cities; China Airlines Cargo joins SkyTeam Cargo alliance; Germany debuts JadeWeserPort amid slack container volume growth

Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Corporate.

Supply Chains Rock

By the end of 2008, we had completed a cumulative total of 553 initial audits; including expansion into three additional growth market countries (36 initial audits): Argentina, Malaysia and Vietnam. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.