Posts tagged "supply chain"

STEEL PRODUCTION RESTRICTION

China is the world's biggest steel producer, accounting for around 822 million tonnes a year. There was a call from the US, Canada, the EU, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Switzerland and Turkey to restraint the world's steel production. The call was raised due to the failure of international talks to find measures to tackle the industry crisis.   Selling Steel at a Loss In the past months, record production in China has led to criticism. Analyst saw it as a distortion for international ...

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MAKE IN INDIA (PART 2)

Last time, I wrote an introduction about "Make In India", Modi's way to increase India's industry. On this second part, let's see what does "Make In India" offer to us... There are 11 elements that India is ready to offer to us, check them out!   1. AUTOMOBILES Do you know that India is the world's fifth biggest automobile market? For sure, this can climb up to number three by 2019.   Inside Tata, world's cheapest car manufacturer   2. CHEMICALS In Chemicals field, Ind...

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DRONE DELIVERY SERVICE

As time goes by, many surreal things get real! Check one of them: when drone takes over human to deliver your goods... Well, drone delivery service has finally become real... A Sky Full Of Drones Well, at least soon or later, our sky will be full of drones! Believe it or not :) . As I used to say in my previous articles, "China is big, everyone!". China is also full of online platforms that can spoil your life becomes more and more convenient. In other words, this condition creates an undeni...

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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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BREAKING AIRBUS AND BOEING DUOPOLY

I remember when I was a little kid, my mom taught me when we were inside the airplane that there were only 2 aircraft manufacturers: Boeing from the US and Airbus from Europe; and she preferred Airbus as she felt that Airbus's aircraft was more spacious than Boeing (oh, dearest mommy *hug*).   Speaking of which, some countries, mentioning 2 "Big Giants", Russia and China, want to break that duopoly market. Russia with its state-owned United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) confident to laun...

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IOT FOR THE “SMART” WORLD

Today we will discuss about the IoT and the future of the new business model. In the Quality Blog , I've also discussed about the advantages of IoT for the products' quality (check the article here), and in this article, let's dig out more about this IoT and the advantages for your business model!   The "Smart" Concept Nowadays, lots of products are getting more sophisticated. The key is located in its materials. Following the revolving technology, more and more products' materials are ...

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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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