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5 Skills Necessary For Maximizing Logistics Effectiveness

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett. Robert Everett has over fifteen years of experience in data analytics, statistics, cybernetics and, among the others, supply chain domain. He is also a researcher and a freelance writer at EduBirdie, providing his expertise in logistics and business analysis knowledge areas. The latest news from the world of high technologies: Microsoft is going to store data as DNA. The data science is gaining popularity together with the tremendous growth of information, generated in the world. Investors are spending more money on the neural networks. Humanity is few more steps closer to the creation of an artificial intellect. However, at leas

Poor Planning Seen as Supply Chain’s Worst Enemy

Supply chain vulnerability analysis is needed to mitigate risk in supply chains, especially as chains go global, according to Jeff Karrenbauer, president and co-founder of INSIGHT, Inc., providers of supply chain planning services. Risks go beyond natural disasters and terrorism, he believes, and include political unrest, climate change, sudden demand changes, and misguided investments in technology. Tensions between China and Japan, for example, are related to disputes in which both countries lay claim to a group of uninhabited fishing islands in the East China Sea. Bob Ferrari of The Ferrari Group, sees this manifesting in the supply chains of Japan’s automotive and consumer electronics su

How Procurement is becoming customer focused

Those that have had direct dealings with procurement managers may have occasionally perceived a certain lack of customer focus from time to time. Maybe a myopia on cost, plenty of supplier suspicions, a few risk hang ups and high delivery expectations – just not so much mention of the customer perhaps. But that is changing. Dr John Gattorna, the erstwhile professor of supply management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, and former Accenture Head for the Southern Hemisphere, has written three bestselling business books on segmenting supply chains by consumer behaviour which are gaining quite a following: To grossly simplify his work, he argues that; Segmenting customer beha

Announcement on New Telephone Codes

Dear our valued partners/clients/suppliers, We would like to inform you that officially effective from Saturday 17 June 2017, the area telephone code for each of Ho Chi Minh City will be changed by adding a "2" in front of the existing code. Thus, our current telephone numbers will be like below: CEL: +84 (28) 22 494 241 Please kindly update our contact details on your records accordingly. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and look forward to providing you with a higher level of services. Regards,

VIETNAM: AN UPCOMING E-COMMERCE POWERHOUSE

With a growing number of Vietnamese consumers shopping online, and more and more places to shop, delivery is increasingly becoming the last battleground to winning the consumers’ hearts and minds. Despite the Vietnamese e-commerce market still being in the relatively early stages of development, online user penetration has reached 50.5% in 2017 and is expected to reach 58% by 2020. According to Euromonitor, total e-commerce revenue was roughly $1 billion (€900 million) in 2016, and e-commerce spending is expected to grow with a CAGR of 23% leading up to 2020. The country boasts a huge population of over 90 million, one of the largest in Southeast Asia, and strong economic development with GD

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