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Minimum WAGES in Vietnam set to rise 15%. How does this impact to your business?




Traineeship Position - WFL Publisher

WFL Publisher is a science publishing company, disseminating educational, scientific or professional material in the areas of food & health, agriculture and environment. All books or journals are published in English language. We cooperate with a large network of scientists and universities around the world. The working language used in the office is the English language.

Purchasing power stays low as CPI increases

The purchasing power of Vietnamese citizens in September 2014 reached VND244.5 trillion (US$11.65 billion), representing a 0.7-per cent month-on-month increase and a...

More to Less Than Container Load

A new wave of less than container load (LCL) ocean freight services has emerged in recent years to provide shippers with a viable option in their transportation...

The Big Data in Pandora's Box: The Future of IoT in Supply Chain

Much like the early clamor surrounding "Big Data," it has become next to impossible to avoid the "Internet of Things" (IoT) as the latest...

Economist: Taiwan cannot isolate itself from global supply chain

Taiwan's close economic relations with China is a reflection of its integral role in the global supply chain, a role that should not be politicised, a local...

Bright future seen for E-commerce

Online shopping has developed strongly in Viet Nam in recent time and is forecast to further develop in the coming years, according to the E-commerce and Information...

More firms close, fewer open in 2014

More businesses in Viet Nam have either suspended or shut down operations in the first three quarters of 2014, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Austrian enterpries eye growing Viet Nam market

Viet Nam, with a young population and increasingly wealthy and growing middle class, was a potential market of 90-million customers, said Thomas Loidl, Austrian...

By the Numbers: Tracking Carrier Performance

How well is your trucking company working for you? Metrics offer insight into carrier performance and benchmarks for improvement goals.

2015 Third-Party Logistics Study Takes Deep Dive into Omni-Channel Supply Chain

Nearly one-third of the respondents participating in the study said they are not prepared to handle omni-channel retailing and only 2% of respondents rated themselves


Dynamic Supply Chain Alignment

Just like the world financial system, but for different reasons, 21st-century corporations need a new business model for their enterprise supply chains.

Dynamic Supply Chains: delivering value through people

The book emphasises the critical need for a radically different business model post-GFC, and offers ‘dynamic alignment’ as that model.

The Small Manufacturer's Toolkit - Steve Novak

The Small Manufacturer's Toolkit - Steve Novak


How to accelerate the Growth of Ecommerce in FMCG?

The report, which is based on in-depth analysis of the purchasing habits of 100,000 shoppers in ten of the biggest online FMCG markets, forecasts that ecommerce will account for 5.2% of global FMCG sales by 2016 – up from 3.7% at present.

FMCG Monitor May 2014

In Urban, FMCG growth is stabilizing at 7% increase in value and 3% in volume. However, it is too early to expect the continuous slowdown will soon bottom out. In Rural, some early breaks are well-observed with value growth anchored at around 12% and volume growth at 9%. In terms of retail landscape, Street Shop has recorded the strongest performance at 5% while other key channels are struggling from stagnant growth in Urban. In Rural, Street Shop is holding strong its position while Modern Trade is showing some slowdown compared with the same period last year.


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Matthew Gardner, The Fresh Connection