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How the Chips Crisis Affects the Automotive Industry

The severe shortages of semiconductor chips will have a major influence on global vehicle manufacturing in 2021 and the following year, causing the automotive industry to suffer massive losses. According to a Bloomberg report, there is a severe scarcity of display driver chips, which is causing problems for a myriad of industries, including the automotive

Current and Potential Opportunities for Road Freight in Southeast Asia

Air freight might offer convenience and speed for transportation in logistics, but road freight is continuously gaining prominence in Southeast Asia due its relatively low cost. With improved features and functionality, more companies are relying on road freight as a more convenient and cheaper method. The anticipated digitalization in the trucking industry also gives a

Opportunities for Supply Chain Industry in Southeast Asia

The ongoing global pandemic has hastened the digital transformation of small and medium-sized business as well as large enterprises. However, a survey by AIBP and Oracle noted that almost half of manufacturing and supply chain professionals in Southeast Asia seem to be lagging behind in keeping up with the latest technology. At the same time,

Challenges for Tech Industry in Supply Chain Management

Disruption in the manufacturing process due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 has also taken a toll on the tech industry. Global lockdown has accelerated consumer’s shift to e-commerce, thus leading to rising demand for omnichannel solutions. Responding to this trend, a mature supply network is crucial to overcome the complexity of manufacturing high-tech products.

Patient-Centric Supply Chain for Better Healthcare System 

A report titled Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century listed six specific major goals for improving the healthcare system, particularly in the U.S. These goals include making the healthcare more 1) safe, 2) efficient, 3) effective, 4) timely, 5) equitable, and 6) patient-centred. The report said that achieving these

5 Top Free Supply Chain Mapping Software in 2021

Managing supply chains that operate in network environments can be complicated. Supply chain organisations are expected to provide the right products and services to customers at the right time and place within required specifications. While supply chain management is key to success, these efforts can be assisted by visualisation approaches such as process mapping (supply

A Guide to Building Warehouse Management System for Retail Businesses

If you are in the e-commerce business, modern software solutions help you keep operations running smoothly and efficiently. This is the reason why a warehouse management system is crucial for businesses in the retail industry. What is a warehouse management system? Warehouse management system (WMS) is a software solution specifically designed to support the daily

Empowering Women in Logistics 

Transportation and logistics have always been the backbone of trade, enabling the movement of goods and resources wherever they are needed. The intensification of trade in recent years has accelerated the demand for transport and logistics services which lead to a significant increase in business and employment opportunities in the sector. Despite the relatively easy

4 Secrets to Successful Leadership in Logistics & Supply Chains 

Logistics and supply chain management demands unique leadership capabilities. Logistics represents a large investment for most companies, so a strong leader is critically required to develop innovative solutions to optimise logistics and supply chain strategy as well as operations to gain a competitive advantage. Logistics and supply chains cover a broad area that can only

Logistics Insights in 2021: What Skills are In-demand & What Trends Shape The Industry? 

Covid-19 has led to an unprecedented crisis in many businesses globally, forcing most employees to undergo an overnight transition into remote workers. Be it a temporary policy for companies or evolves into a permanent one, it is imminent that the pandemic accelerated an organisation’s digital transformation journey. In-demand skills & talent mobility  LinkedIn predicted that