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Supplier blindness

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a recent Deloitte survey found that cost reduction is the main priority for 75% of buyers. What is surprising is that nearly as many confessed that they had no supply chain visibility past tier 1 suppliers.

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Asia-Europe rail won’t dent ocean volumes

Commentators at last week’s London International Shipping Week are adamant that Asia-Europe rail services will not undermine the dominance of container shipping.

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Is liner consolidation the end for competition

It is looking increasingly likely that the liner industry consolidation that started the year before the Hanjin Shipping collapse will end up reducing the number of major carriers to no more than a handful.

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The New Carrier Alliances AND your free infographic

No shipping line- not even Maersk! – can afford to buy and operate all the vessels they would need to offer weekly sailings to every port they serve – Hence the New Shipping Alliances.

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Asia air rates start to rise

Lufthansa is the first airline to increase their rate, lifting them between 5% and 10%, with even higher increases expected.

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Bangladesh act to improve factory conditions

Bangladesh, the world’s second largest garment producing country will digitally map its entire garment industry to bring transparency to the supply chain in an effort to stop abuses.

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Asia peak shipping season imminent

School holidays and vacations are top of mind for many of us in July, but for those working in the supply chain (and particularly retail) this month marks the beginning of the manic time that is peak season.

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Sri Lanka Granted GSP Plus Status by EU

Already a regular inclusion on many apparel buyers order book, the Sri Lankan textile sector has been given a significant boost with the EU granting it GSP Plus (GSP+) status as of Friday.

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More congestion threatens fashion supply chains

Increasingly popular textile sourcing origins in Southeast Asia look likely to face increasing port congestion as Ramadan and public holidays start to impact operations from later this month.

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Learn from Hanjin to avoid supply chain risk

Why, if Hanjin Shipping’s collapse was anticipated far in advance, did it have such a profoundly negative impact on global supply chains and how can you protect yours in the future.

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