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Supply Chain Asia - September 19, 2018
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> TOP STORIES
China will impose tariffs on US$60 billion worth of US goods as retaliation for the new 10% tariff that the States announced on Monday on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
A growing number of Chinese companies are adopting a crafty way to evade US President Donald Trump's tariffs: remove the "Made in China" label by shifting production.
Eleven advertised sailings from Asia to North Europe for next month have now been cancelled, removing nearly 200,000 TEUs of westbound capacity and threatening a new backhaul space shortage.
Launched in 2016 as a price comparison service for freight forwarders, Freightos now also lets users book, manage and track shipments with more than 1,200 logistics providers.
Retailers will no longer need to bother about logistics and fleet operators or worry about empty runs in Myanmar thanks to an innovative technical solution launched earlier this year.
Leading Hong Kong jeweler Chow Tai Fook is enabling blockchain diamond provenance by partnering with Everledger. GIA grades the diamonds for sale at T Mark-branded stores.
Few monuments to globalisation rival the smartphone industrial complex. This year 1.5bn devices will be made by millions of workers at hundreds of firms in dozens of countries.
> UPCOMING EVENTS
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.
Digital Procurement Forum, October 9 (Singapore) At the Digital Procurement Forum, you will get the chance to hear how leading companies in Singapore are working on harnessing data and using technologies to support value-creation in procurement and get insights on how to have your organisation benefiting from digital procurement.
Supply Chain Planning Forum, October 10 (Singapore) 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.
Supply Chain Summit, October 18 (Myanmar) This summit will draw upon the experience of leading companies to explore how a cross-functional supply chain team can enhance company results. Along top experts, high-profile speakers and top practitioners will be invited to share their views on managing supply chain, procurement and logistics in Myanmar.
> INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
> LATEST POSITIONS
The procurement activities are an important integral function to support the continent’s continuous business growth. Marriott it is now looking for an experienced individual to engage in the hotels cluster procurement activities.
The position manages a team of procurement professionals that is responsible for establishing, executing, negotiating and managing equipment, engineering, construction and EPC contracts for gasification projects.
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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