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Supply Chain Asia - August 30, 2018
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> TOP STORIES
The industry is looking forward to using technology to link up all parties in a supply chain. There’s potential to reduce operating costs and increase efficiencies.
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) expects Thailand's car shipments to Vietnam to continue affecting all carmakers, even after both governments resolved to tackle obstacles.
JD.com wants to build a global e-commerce empire with the help of Walmart and Google — www.digitalcommerce360.com JD.com has its eyes on the affluent consumers of Europe and the U.S. as it makes substantial investments in the infrastructure needed to supply millions of customers around the world.
Hong Kong's Fung Group, a major player in retail, trade and logistics, is gunning for growth in both South Asia and South-east Asia - and this makes a base in Singapore critical to expansion.
Leading Indonesian Matahari Department Store has selected Manhattan Associates, Inc. to enable new supply chain processes and maximise service levels across its growing omnichannel retail operations.
> UPCOMING EVENTS
Rail Logistics Forum, September 4 (Shanghai) The Rail Logistics Forum brings together supply chain and logistics professionals for networking, learning and high level debate, as the rail freight industry’s leaders come together to debate the latest trends and solutions available.
Digital Supply Chain Leadership Forum, September 6 (Shanghai) The Digital Supply Chain Leadership Forum will create a valuable opportunity for business leaders to actively engage with supply chain and logistics executives from Shanghai and around China.
Indirect Procurement Forum, September 18 (Shanghai) This unique forum is where you can find out how to cut costs and achieve organizational excellence from strategic sourcing to spend management initiatives, with proven strategies from your peers real-life lessons.
LogTech Forum, September 26 (Hong Kong) The LogTech Forum is a compact interactive forum focused on the new influential, disruptive and innovative companies that are redefining supply chain and logistics services and solutions in Asia.
Supply Chain Planning Forum, September 27 (Hong Kong) This exclusive forum will help companies to achieve a transition from simple forecast to S&OP by looking closely at blockers of change, incorporation of financial analysis and cross-functional alignment.
> STAT OF THE WEEK
BCG study finds this annual loss can be cut by nearly $700 billion by addressing these five issues: lack of awareness about wastage, inadequate supply chain infrastructure, supply chain efficiency efforts that do not focus sufficiently on food loss, weak collaboration across the value chain, and insufficient regulations…
> LATEST POSITIONS
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Sr. Procurement Director, APAC Establish and drive procurement of material and services in alignment with business Leadership. You will be supporting a large Business and develop and execute procurement Annual Operating Plans and Strategic Plans.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Chain.NET is Asia's largest virtual network for professionals in supply chain, procurement, logistics & operations management.
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