Author Archives: ASK SOURCE

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ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVERS REPORT – Q1 2017

There were no clear commodity price trends in the first quarter with some raw materials in Asia going down in price while some continuing on their upward price trend begun in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Many grades of plastics, rubber, steel, paper and ceramic raw materials went down in
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Source Direct

MEET US AT THE ASD SHOW IN LAS VEGAS!

Source Direct At ASD Please join Source International Managing Partner & COO, Mr. Jim Ullum at the ASD Source Direct Show for Sourcing Seminars that will take place from March 19-22 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Source Direct Seminars are all FREE to attendees and are filled with interesting
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ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVERS REPORT – Q4 2016

Asia Manufacturing Cost Drivers were all on the rise in Q4 of 2016. It had to come eventually and the fourth quarter of 2016 certainly took the year out with a bang! Practically all raw materials tracked were on the rise with many showing the most significant increases in several years.
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supply chain management advisory

WVU SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL TO MEET APRIL 2017

WVU Supply Chain Management Advisory Council The WVU Supply Chain Management Advisory Council, chaired by Jim Lynch, is planning a spring meeting on April 27, 2017 as part of the Joint B&E Council Meeting to be held at the Erickson Alumni Center on the West Virginia University campus in Morgantown, West Virginia.  The Council and advises and
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Libbey Driftstone

LIBBEY INTRODUCES NEW WORLD TABLEWARE COLLECTION- NATURAL DINNERWARE

New Driftstone and Pebblebrook mix and match for an artistic tabletop presentation Libbey®, provider of complete tabletop solutions for its foodservice partners, unveils Driftstone and Pebblebrook patterns in its World® Tableware collection. Both patterns depict the organic, artisanal trend popular in culinary presentations today. Driftstone and Pebblebrook bring a natural
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christmas party

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM SOURCE XIAMEN!

SOURCE CHRISTMAS PARTY! The Source Xiamen office held a festive Christmas Party on Friday, December 23 with Santa, presents and snacks. Warmest Christmas greetings to all our customers and supplier partners. We are deeply thankful for your friendship, cooperation and support during the year and look forward to a great
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LIBBEY HOLDS ASIA SUPPLIER SUMMIT IN XIAMEN

2106 Supplier Summit Libbey held it’s 2016 Supplier Summit at the Source Int’l offices in Xiamen, Oct 27-29. Regional benchmarking of suppliers and opportunities for improvement were the focus.  Following two days of meetings, the group took a bus tour to partner Porcelain & Flatware factories.        
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production cost

Asia Manufacturing Cost Drivers Report – 2016 Q3

Asia Manufacturing Cost Drivers Report – 2016 Q3 Executive Summary-Production Cost: Most Asian raw materials and production cost data tracked were on the rise in third quarter. Rubber, steel, aluminum, brass, copper, nickel and paper prices were all up, while wood, textiles, and ceramics were mostly flat, and only a few
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cost drivers

Asia Manufacturing Cost Drivers Report – August 2016

Asia Manufacturing Cost Drivers Report – August 2016 The upward trend in many Asia manufacturing cost drivers continued in August by a 5 to 1 margin versus down trending cost drivers, although most cost drivers still remain positive versus this time last year. In general, those that went up in
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Hanjin Shippoing

Hanjin Shipping Files Bankruptcy

Hanjin Shipping, the largest Steam Ship Line in Korea, filed for bankruptcy court protection after their liquidity plan submitted to Korea Development Bank was rejected on August 26th.  Below is a quick recap of what happened, what will happen moving forward and what you need to know: Hanjin announced earlier
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