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The Chain Newsletter | July 6, 2022
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🚨 Everyone's talking about...
Singapore Mega-Port Could Offer Solutions to Supply Chain Crisis — www.bloomberg.com City state’s plan for a highly automated port with double the existing capacity offers a strategy for easing global supply-chain congestion.
📰 Other News
Geodis has completed the acquisition of e-commerce specialist Keppel Logistics as the forwarder expands its presence in Asia.
Any extension will enhance the all-important supply chain channel between several points. In this case, it will facilitate the travel channel between Northern and Southern Mindanao.
Companies ignore the obvious cracks in the rapid delivery model — www.emarketer.com Despite rapid grocery’s well-documented struggles, companies continue to invest in the space: Retailers see value in quick commerce even as Gorillas, Jokr, and others scale back their ambitions.
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Supply chains are more resilient than they appear — www.eastasiaforum.org Despite growing calls to 'reshore' production, global value chains continue to show their resilience against global economic shocks
This solution allows businesses to keep better track of their inventory and guarantees that consumers receive their orders on time, resulting in more revenue.
Read more relevant news and updates on the Supply Chain Asia blog.
📅 Upcoming Events
We are pleased to invite Dr. Pramod Sant, Industry Expert, former Vice President (Siemens) SCM - Indirect Materials, Import Export and Customs share his personal views as leader in the field of supply chain and global sourcing.
Connect with senior-level supply chain and logistics executives to discuss and exchange ideas to learn how to navigate supply chain disruptions in/out Greater China and from exporter’s perspective.
For the full calendar of meetups, webinars, forums and summits, click here.
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🧰 Startups & Innovation
KrASIA spoke with Senthil Kumar, Janio’s group head of commercial, as well as co-founder Nathaniel Yim to find out more about the startup’s plan to reinvigorate the logistics sector—first in Southeast Asia, then around the world.
The next wave of supply-chain innovation will be driven by startups that help incumbents win — techcrunch.com For years, the narrative for innovation in supply chain has focused on the disruptors. Less heralded has been the next wave these disruptors often catalyze: Digital enablers.
Funding for logistics startups almost doubled in 2021, here’s where investors are focusing.
Rider has announced closing $3.1 million in an extension of its seed round, clocking in a total of $5.4 million in seed funding, after a $2.3 million seed raise in October last year.
Shiprocket is acquiring a majority stake in Pickrr for an estimated $200 million in cash, stock and earn-out.
Logistics platform GOGOX was officially listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “2246” on Friday.
Logistics Marketplace Vahak Secures $14 Mn To Empower SMEs, Single Truck Owners — inc42.com Bengaluru-based logistics marketplace Vahak has raised $14 Mn in a Series A round of funding led by Nexus Venture Partners.
Deliveree solves these problems with a dynamic marketplace, that Kim says currently has tens of thousands of customers and vendors, including a combination of independent drivers and trucking companies.
See the best logistics logistics startups in APAC at the LogTech50
Together with my co-hosts Andie McKeown and Hue Vuong, we interviewed Alvin Ea from Haulio and discussed some of the challenges he faces in running and growing his company in Asia.
Together with my co-host Chandan Laxman, we interviewed Dominic Sutton from StockTrim and discussed his company, its market positioning, key challenges and the future for his company.
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The Goodyear is looking for candidate to lead the S&OE process in the country across all PBUs, in collaboration with the business teams, to develop a doable plan, and identify the areas of risk, contingency planning, and areas of improvement.
Lazada is looking for International Supply Chain (ISC) that operates the Thailand local stores opened by international (mainly Chinese) sellers on the big VVIP group level, and engages sellers by establishing and improving the commercial environment of Thailand for oversea sellers.
View more interesting supply chain positions on our Job Board.
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