Logistics

CHINA-ALGERIA COOPERATION

New year, new investments and cooperations for China. Being one of the world's strongest country, China has been 'down to earth' to share its capital and help other countries to improve their infrastructure. Currently, Algeria made a deal with China to build a mega sea port. It's not only big, but MEGA!   3.3 billion USD is the amount of China-Algeria deal to build and exploit the new center transshipment port of Cherchell.   Port Cherchell   The agreement was signed between...

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GLOBAL SMARTPHONE GROWTH

Talking about the global smartphone growth, maybe you'll guess China is the leader... Well, it's kinda make sense as China contributes as one of the biggest smartphone maker in the world. But, let's check this out first then we can make the conclusion :)     Rule of "Thumb" I quoted the Thumb! Don't you realize? Lol! Thumbs contribute a lot for us to use smartphone... I like to do massage and one day, when the woman who gave me the massage rub the joints beneath my thumbs and she s...

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THE POWER OF LOGISTICS CLUSTERS

TGIF! Hello readers :) ... Have you ever heard of logistics clusters? For those who haven't heard about what this powerful strategy is, logistics clusters is sets of logistics activities that co-locate and concentrate in particular locations. Logistics clusters is popularized by MIT professor : Yossi Sheffi. Let's find out more about this topic!   Logistics Clusters in a Nutshell In his explanation, Yossi Sheffi tells us how distribution centers are becoming much more than the places ...

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PANAMA CANAL EXPANSION

How are you everyone? I hope you are all doing well. Today we have an interesting news from Panama and Egypt. Yes, these 2 countries have world's most important canal for logistics world: The Panama Canal and Suez Canal. A writer wrote that indeed, both of them are competing with each other, but don't worry! Their competition is in a good term and all of us actually will get the benefit from it.   Currently, Panama and Suez are confronting one another for a supremacy of the container ship...

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THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF MEXICO’S SUPPLY CHAIN

Mexico’s growing importance in the continental supply chain is now being recognized by North American transportation groups. In the latest research, it is said that Mexican ports led the growth in import volume, with a 9.2 percent year-over-year increase—outperforming overall North American inbound growth of 6.4 percent.   The Main Causes Lately, China has been facing the rising wages and logistics costs. This leads a growing number of U.S. manufacturers to reshore or nearshore ope...

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2015 TOP SUPPLY CHAINS

Hello again! Holiday is over, and by the way, hello September and hello Autumn! I feel that our Summer this year is very short, don't you feel the same? Today, I've prepared an article about "25 companies who have the best supply chains in the world". Let's check it out!    25. Home Depot In terms of overall revenue reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company is the largest home improvement retailer in the United States, ahead of rival Lowe's. The store ope...

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HOW BRAZIL MANAGES ITS TRADE GROWTH

Olá! Yes, it's a Hello in Portuguese. Today, our topic comes from Brazil, yeay! Brazil is a country that has a quite high GDP compared to other countries in Latin America. Here is the analysis about how Brazil manages its trade growth.   Let's Get Started For the past 2 decades, Brazil’s annual trade growth surpassed 10%. But surprisingly, last year it dropped by 7% and the GDP only rose by 0.1% in 2014. What did happen in Brazil? How to get the economy back on track again? To do ...

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CHINA LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

How time flies! I feel that I just started my week, but today is Thursday already! Logistics world has always been an interesting topic. How it connects the world from one part to another part, and not only that, but also about how to make it works efficiently. Let's take a look of how China manages its logistics... China has vowed more efforts to build an effective logistics system to facilitate consumption.   For China, modern logistics is a "major industry" in the national economy. ...

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THE NEW SUEZ CANAL

Today we will talk about one of the oldest canals in the world and the very important port in the logistic world: Suez Canal. Located in Egypt and opened on 17 November 1869, it allows ships to travel between Europe and South Asia without navigating around Africa thereby reducing the sea voyage distance between Europe and India by about 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi). Happy reading! Suez Canal   Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi officially opened on Thursday afternoon the "New...

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NINGBO PORT VISIT

The first thing that comes out from people's mind when they hear about Ningbo is 'Seaport'. Since more than thousand years ago, Ningbo has been known as one of China's major ports for foreign trade, and today I'm excited to share with you about my colleague's visit to Ningbo Port. Before I get started, let me be clear to you. Ningbo Port is not only used to mention the port of Ningbo, but also is a name of the company who manage the port: Ningbo Port Group Co., Ltd. So, last week my ...

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