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Why efforts to stop factory fires have failed

Why efforts to stop factory fires have failed | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
About a year and a half before a fire at a clothing factory in Bangladesh killed 112 people in November, executives from Wal-Mart, Gap and other big retailers met nearby to discuss ways to prevent the unsafe working conditions that have made such tragedies common
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Walmart Promises To Strengthen Supply Chain Safeguards After Bangladesh ... - Huffington Post

Walmart Promises To Strengthen Supply Chain Safeguards After Bangladesh ... - Huffington Post | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
A factory fire that killed more than 100 garment workers in Bangladesh has led the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, to concede that it needs to do more to control its supply chain and keep unauthorized manufacturers out.
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Taiwan's China Steel Taps Apple's Supply Chain of iPhone 5

The Taiwan-based China Steel Corp., the largest steelmaker on the island, announced that steel wires made of titanium 64 (Ti-64) are already set for mass production, heralding its fit into Apple Inc.’s supply chain of iPhone 5 that is built with titanium-made screws for lighter weight.

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More SMEs expanding overseas

More SMEs expanding overseas | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Two-Tthirds of SMEs in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Greater China are doing business outside of their home markets.

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US Mac production likely to still rely on Foxconn, not American companies

US Mac production likely to still rely on Foxconn, not American companies | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Though Apple will be bringing production of one full Mac lineup to the U.S. next year, it's likely that the primary supplier will be Taiwanese company Foxconn, which is planning an expansion to America.

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Europe says China's latest bid to join procurement agreement "highly disappointing"

China's proposed terms to join a global agreement on government purchases are "highly disappointing" and cover only 2-3 percent of its public procurement market, a European Union trade lobby group said on Thursday.


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Coca-Cola to Begin Bottling Operations in Laos

Coca-Cola to Begin Bottling Operations in Laos | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Coca-Cola Co. plans to begin bottling its products in Laos by 2014, moving in on Southeast Asia's smallest economy, where rival PepsiCo Inc. has deep distribution lines.

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Apple's Achilles' Heel: Supply Chain

Apple's Achilles' Heel: Supply Chain | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

While Steve Jobs was the genius behind the "insanely great" products Apple delivered, Tim Cook is the genius behind the company's smooth supply chain which makes meeting the huge demand for Apple products possible without glitches.

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Despite supply concerns, Apple has iPhone 5s well stocked

Despite supply concerns, Apple has iPhone 5s well stocked | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

It looks like there will not be a shortage of iPhone 5s this holiday season, with plenty of the devices for all carriers in stock at stores around the U.S.

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Fung says governments must facilitate SMEs to be part of global trade

Fung says governments must facilitate SMEs to be part of global trade | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

With global supply chains opening up, governments need to facilitate the participation of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) so that the local economy can be part of the global trade.

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Sean Goins's curator insight, November 13, 2014 1:26 PM

as the global market increases in size, new doors are opened up and the government needs to encourage the small and medium businesses so that the local economy can be apart of the global market

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Aeon to apply home model in Indochina

Japanese retailer and financial services firm Aeon Group is applying its domestic business model to achieve growth in Indochina, including Thailand.

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Factory deaths highlight flaws in global supply chain

Factory deaths highlight flaws in global supply chain | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

As Bangladesh mourns the death of more than 100 workers killed in a factory fire over the weekend, attention is turning to the labels found among the charred debris and what role they could have played in preventing the worst industrial disaster in the country's history.

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Kaitlin Anne Fitch's curator insight, January 14, 2013 7:59 AM

A tragedy for all that knew him and his mother died before his death because of his banishment.

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South Korean e-procurement system booming worldwide

Koneps, or Korea Online E-procurement System, is drawing more attention from abroad than ever, the South Korean Public Procurement Service (PPS) said.

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From Apple to polka dots, technology can help supply chains react

From Apple to polka dots, technology can help supply chains react | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
In recent months, worries over Apple's future have been reflected in the company's share price, which has begun to fall from the dizzying heights of just over $700 (£436) to around $500 today.
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China wage hike spurs UK 'backshoring'

China wage hike spurs UK 'backshoring' | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
It moved half its production to China to keep costs down, but eight years later one company is bringing production back to Britain.
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Stable food prices, security hinge on modernized supply chains

Stable food prices, security hinge on modernized supply chains | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Governments in Asia must work on modernizing farm-to-market supply chains to keep food prices in check and ensure food security in the region amid a growing population, the Asian Development Bank said Monday.

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Analysis: SE Asian governments gamble on making cheap labor less cheap

Analysis: SE Asian governments gamble on making cheap labor less cheap | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

After years of profiting from cheap labor, Southeast Asian businesses paying wages low enough to undercut China are being forced to accept it is time they paid people a bit more.

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Wal-Mart's killer rollbacks: The human cost of lower prices

Wal-Mart is "so confident in our low prices, we guarantee them." And they are always reassuring us that their "Rollback low prices just got lower."

Ever wonder how they do it?

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The Insourcing Boom

The Insourcing Boom | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
After years of offshore production, General Electric is moving much of its far-flung appliance-manufacturing operations back home. It is not alone. An exploration of the startling, sustainable, just-getting-started return of industry to the United States.
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RedPrairie JDA acquisition shakes up supply chain software landscape

The recent acquisition of JDA Software by RedPrairie signals the birth of a new supply chain behemoth that could rival giants SAP and Oracle, industry experts said.

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Samsung says to fix outsourcing issues, but keep most production inhouse

Samsung says to fix outsourcing issues, but keep most production inhouse | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Samsung Electronics Co plans to keep the bulk of its manufacturing inhouse but reiterated a pledge to improve working conditions at its suppliers after admitting excessive overtime and fines for employees in China, a senior executive said on Friday.

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From the ashes of Bangladesh fire, evidence of a complex global supply chain

From the ashes of Bangladesh fire, evidence of a complex global supply chain | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

In the charred bones of the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory, the labels and logos sewn and printed in scarlet and royal blue beckon from the ashes. Even in ruins, there's no missing that these T-shirts and jeans were intended for U.S. stores and shopping carts, designed as bargains too good to pass up, or stocking stuffers just in time for the holidays and in just the right size.

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Jintana in deal to make Japanese lingerie

Sumikin Bussan Corporation, a unit of Sumitomo in Japan, has shifted its lingerie production base to Thailand and other Asian countries to reduce risk from relying solely on China.

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The coming of the auto giants

The coming of the auto giants | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

THAILAND was basically given a free pass to leapfrog Malaysia in terms of automotive development a decade ago. But now, Malaysia is not going down without a fight to make its presence felt in the region and the global supply chain.

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Logistics Quarterly News: Amazon Beats Apple in Supply Chain ...

Amazon is more widely admired than Apple for supply chain excellence, according to research published today by SCM World, the leading global community of supply chain practitioners.

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