Daryl Tay talks about how Industry 4.0 will transform the logistics industry Industry 4.0 is now a clear trend in many economic sectors. What are its impacts on the logistics industry? How did UPS prepare for this and what opportunities do you expect in 2018? Logistics companies will need to be more technologically advanced than ever—this new industrial era will push the logistics industry to become much “smarter” and more adaptable. With Industry 4.0, logistics companies will need to take a closer look at how operations and infrastructure can be improved through technology and innovation. UPS was established in 1907. In over 110 years of operations, we have experienced industrial revolution through the second and third iterations—electrical power and computing—and seen firsthand the impact it had on not just our industry, but also those of our customers. While UPS was founded on engineering excellence, today we are more like a technology company with … [Read more...] about Industry 4.0 to be game changer for UPS Vietnam
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Viet Nam News HCM CITY – Việt Nam has attracted companies renting industrial property due to low cost as well as strategic location, strong economic growth and development of the middle-class, according to JLL Việt Nam. The industrial property market in Việt Nam, including industrial land, ready-built factories, warehouses and other logistics properties, is in the nascent stages of development. Given the country’s improving market fundamentals, Việt Nam stands a good chance of winning the market share as its regional peers shift towards more mature industrial development, according to Trang Lê, manager, research and consultancy, JLL Việt Nam. There are several notable advantages that make Việt Nam an attractive destination for industrial development. One of the main reasons is the country’s strategic location. Việt Nam’s advantageous geographical position, with access to the world’s major seaborne trade … [Read more...] about VN industrial property poised for growth
Nascent industrial property market makes Vietnam attractive to investors. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The industrial property market in Vietnam, including industrial land, ready-built factories, warehouses and other logistics properties, is in the nascent stage of development, making the country an attractive destination for investors, reported US-based commercial real estate brokerage firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Mentioning features of the industrial property market, the firm said “Industrial parks and other industrial properties that are competing with each other mainly on location, rather than on standards of infrastructure, buildings and services.” Industrial parks and other industrial properties are mostly sparse and major industries are not gathered for development on a regional basis. Major occupiers are predominantly from labour-intensive industries, including textiles and wearing apparel, food products, wood products and furniture, and rubber and … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s nascent industrial property market attractive to investors
Viet Nam News by Brian Spence This week, we take a look beyond shares and bonds at some of the more unusual and potentially lucrative alternative investment opportunities. “Alternative” investments is a catch-all term for anything that is not shares, bonds, mainstream property or cash. Beyond these traditional asset classes, Vietnamese investors can invest in everything from stamps and fine wine. Of course, the fact that alternative investment opportunities exist does not mean these investments are safe or advisable. Before you even consider an alternative investment opportunity, you need to understand the risks. When you’ve understood some of the dangers, take a look at some of the alternative investment ideas below. All of them are available to Vietnamese investors, although not all are Việt Nam-based. We’ve put them roughly in order of risk, starting with the “safest” and ending with those you should definitely steer clear of. This is … [Read more...] about Alternative investment opportunities in Việt Nam
VietNamNet Bridge - Increasing the localization ratio and reducing production costs are vital issues for Vietnam’s automobile industry. As Vietnam is one of the worlds’s largest tungsten producers, it could be material that could help revive the auto industry. Vietnamese never give up the dream of developing automobile industry Sumito Ishii, CEO of General Motors Vietnam, said that high costs are weakening domestic manufacturers’ competitiveness. The auto production cost in Vietnam is 10-20 percent higher than in Thailand and Indonesia because of the high number of imported car parts. Vietnam’s automobile industry, after 20 years of development, still cannot reach the targeted localization ratio. The locally made content of cars with up to 9 seats is 7-10 percent, far below the targeted ratios of 40 percent by 2005 and 60 percent by 2010. Over 90 percent of component suppliers are foreign invested companies. However, Vietnamese enterprises keep … [Read more...] about Could tungsten mines be the springboard for Vietnam’s auto industry?