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The Chain Newsletter | August 9, 2022
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🚨 Everyone's talking about...
Multinational companies are facing a slew of fresh challenges doing business in China because of the ever-deteriorating U.S.-China relationship.
📰 Other News
Honda Motor (HMC) plans to cut down production plans by up to 40% in Japan early in September due to persistent supply chain and logistical issues.
New projects to enhance Cambodia’s logistics capabilities — www.khmertimeskh.com The intermodal transportation connectivity and logistics system master plan worth $48.6 billion will cover 332 projects.
The number of companies establishing science-based targets for decarbonization had strongly increased since 2015. 2022 and beyond will be about delivering on and monetizing those ambitions.
Taiwan’s marine shippers, airlines re-route to avoid China’s military exercises, and costs will rise — www.scmp.com Delays are possible for Taiwan shippers and airlines as they re-route to avoid dangerous encounters amid military exercises that China kicked off following Nancy Pelosi’s departure.
"Up to now, distribution has managed to overcome several crises, but this time, there's real concern that the industry might not be able to move goods." That is how Hiroaki Oshima puts it.
Thailand's monsoon season has shifted into high gear, flooding rivers and inundating farmland as foreign companies brace for the damage to reach industrial parks.
Apple is moving some of its iPad production from China to Vietnam after Covid lockdowns in Shanghai caused supply chain snafus.
Researchers are offering a set of critical success factors for mitigating the recent challenges faced by the food cold chains in China.
Vietnam’s Cold Storage Industry: Drivers, Challenges and Market Entry — www.vietnam-briefing.com Vietnam Briefing profiles the cold storage industry including industry drivers, challenges and market entry options in Vietnam
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From raw materials sourcing to production to final delivery, the journey of a product in today’s global supply chain is rife with environmental and societal issues.
Shipping success: Logistics company plays a key role in helping to write the Singapore story — www.straitstimes.com How Pacific Logistics Group keeps Singapore connected to the world, while keeping nation building close to its heart. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Can e-commerce help customs agencies fix old problems? — www.mckinsey.com Transformations that aim to unlock more opportunities from e-commerce could also help customs agencies tackle issues they’ve long wrestled with, including revenue leakage and illicit goods flows.
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