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The Chain Newsletter | June 16, 2022
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🚨 Everyone's talking about...
China’s logistics sector, reeling from the protracted Covid-19 pandemic, is eyeing a stepped-up rebound as the government’s supportive policies gradually take effect and more favourable policies follow.
📰 Other News
China's Covid containment measures, have influenced Thailand's supply chain security and could cast a shadow on local manufacturers' decisions in the medium term.
How Vietnam′s economy benefits from China′s pandemic policy — www.dw.com Unlike China, Vietnam has largely overcome the pandemic and wants to continue building on its economic success story from recent years. Can Hanoi sustain long-term growth?
Victoria's Secret to pay B285m settlement to laid-off Thai workers — www.bangkokpost.com Thai workers who were sacked last year from a factory supplying global lingerie brands including Victoria's Secret will receive 285.2 million baht, in what labour activists say is the biggest settlement of its kind in the global garment industry.
Delivery Startups Changed Daily Life in India — But Neighborhood Shops Are Pushing Back — time.com India’s new initiative allows offline retailers to compete with larger online ones. It’s called the Open Network for Digital Commerce, or ONDC.
Construction works on the new Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport continue to face delays due to logistics and supply chain issues stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic.
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In this report, we spoke to industry professionals to get their thoughts on completely automated warehouses and what the future holds.
With the wave of globalization that began in the 1970s, East Asian countries with long experience in efficiency and high education levels have become an indispensable link in the global supply chain.
Read more relevant news and updates on the Supply Chain Asia blog.
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🧰 Startups & Innovation
Indian Robotics Firm GreyOrange Raises $110 Mn In A Funding Round — inc42.com Tiger Global-backed Indian robotics firm GreyOrange has raised $110 Mn in the latest funding round, as per reports.
How Pickrr is reimagining the logistics industry with tech innovation — yourstory.com Logistics is the backbone of the e-commerce marketplace. The massive growth of the industry would not have been possible without tech-enabled logistics startups.
SaaS logistics startup FarEye lays off 250 employees — yourstory.com SaaS logistics startup FarEye attributed the downsizing and layoffs to softness in market conditions and restructuring of the team.
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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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