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The Chain Newsletter | February 4, 2022
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🚨 Everyone's talking about...
Disruptions in China can lead to 'ripple-effects' across global supply chain. — www.cnbc.com The pandemic has revealed "how lean the supply chain has become. And there is little margin of error," said Parash Jain, global head of shipping at HSBC.
📰 Other News
Loss-making Hongkong Post braces for more challenges amid Covid-19 restrictions — www.scmp.com The loss-making company is pinning its hopes on cross-border e-commerce, especially in the Greater Bay Area.
Zyllem is looking to expand in the Philippines, they offers distributors and e-commerce companies a platform to build logistics distribution networks.
Teleport, the logistics venture of airasia, has invested in Kargo Technologies (Kargo), Indonesia’s largest trucking marketplace.
The ongoing crisis, which has plagued global commerce since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, has led to 'availability challenges.'
APAC region has seen a huge digitalisation leap due to the pandemic, with cybersecurity measures taking a back seat, several high profile ICT supply chain attacks last year.
Experts said the US-China trade war and the Covid-19 pandemic have pushed companies to diversify supply chains outside of China.
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🧰 Startups & Innovation
Now You Can Rent a Robot Worker—for Less Than Paying a Human — www.wired.com Automation is reaching more companies, imperiling some jobs and changing the nature of others.
Biddano, which aims to solve last-mile distribution issues in pharmacy, plans to expand its reach in 52 cities by year-end.
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