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The Chain Newsletter | March 25, 2022
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🚨 Everyone's talking about...
COVID curbs bite at Chinese ports, threatening global supply chains — www.reuters.com The queues of container ships outside major Chinese ports are lengthening by the day as COVID-19 outbreaks in manufacturing export hubs threaten to unleash a fresh wave of global supply chain shocks, ship owners, logistics firms and analysts say.
📰 Other News
Railway linking Western Europe to Eastern China via Russia are now having to find new routes by sea, adding to costs and threatening to worsen the global supply chain chaos.
Two GIZ projects will this year partner with Decathlon Vietnam to strengthen the company’s suppliers on climate action, water use, energy efficiency and chemical management.
Japan firms brace for more supply chain disruption after Ukraine war — www.japantimes.co.jp Despite rarely procuring goods from Russia or Ukraine directly, Japan's manufacturers remain vulnerable to the war's far-reaching repercussions.
China Covid-19 Curbs Force Vietnam to Diversify Supply Chain — www.asiafinancial.com Vietnam plans to diversify the sources of materials needed to supply the country's manufacturing due to tighter Covid-19 curbs in China.
Developers see opportunity in small town Bengal as introduction of GST pushes up demand for large warehouses. The boom has opened up more job opportunities.
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Are the Risks of Global Supply Chains Starting to Outweigh the Rewards? — hbr.org In addition to product costs and supplier choices, today’s managers need to consider geopolitics, logistics, sustainability, and suppliers’ health.
The future of work in supply chain — www.supplychainquarterly.com Digital and technology disruptions are creating dramatic changes. Companies need to take a close look at redesigning their supply chain roles and skills to match the new reality.
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🧰 Startups & Innovation
Warehouses are in a supply chain crisis. SaaS companies never let a crisis go to waste. — www.protocol.com In the wake of the supply chain crisis, enterprises are racing to use AI, machine learning and robotics to modernize their warehouses. But integrating new software into an environment with a small margin for error is tricky.
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