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    Supply chain shake-up

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 21/09/2020

    » For decades, low-cost supply with minimal inventory were the key tenets of supply chain management. Lean manufacturing and just-in-time delivery were how companies across the globe achieved cost control and production efficiency.


    Trading up

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 06/07/2020

    » The Covid-19 pandemic has set off a wave of destruction in the global economy and it could be years before full health is restored. Global merchandise trade could fall by as much as 32% this year under the worst-case scenario outlined by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in April.


    Brand loyalty

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/07/2019

    » Having worked in the hospitality industry for 35 years and solely with Hilton, Paul Hutton has a lot of lasting memories of his time with one of the world's largest hotel chains, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 31. For a start, his three daughters are a constant reminder of his globetrotting career.


    Travel with care

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/04/2019

    » For many developing countries, tourism is a major contributor to economic growth, alleviating poverty and creating employment for women and young people, mostly in remote areas.


    Driving the New India

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Known as the automotive hub of India and the birthplace of spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi, Gujarat has long been at the forefront of the country's economic development.


    The next 140 years

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/10/2018

    » After expanding aggressively in Southeast Asia, mostly in the capital-intensive power business, Bangkok-based B.Grimm Group is preparing to take the next steps to transform itself into "a real international company".


    Ready for the future

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 19/02/2018

    » As Japan's Teijin Group celebrates its centennial, president and CEO Jun Suzuki, who also turns 60 today, has every reason to be happy. Having worked for the maker of advanced fibres -- the only employer he has known for 34 years -- Mr Suzuki has begun to lay down a solid foundation for the next 100 years of Teijin.


    Scaling political mountains

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 25/07/2016

    » Park Won-soon is no stranger to Thailand, which he visited 10 times before taking office in 2011 as the highly popular mayor of Seoul. He even has business cards with his name and position written in Thai, a small touch but an example of how he likes to relate to people in the other countries he visits.


    The SEZ shift

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 28/03/2016

    » Amid the protracted global economic malaise, many countries have seen their exports sink in a weak international trade and investment environment. One of the few bright spots has been border trade, thanks to strengthened regional economic integration.


    Going with the flow

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 17/08/2015

    » Countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have enjoyed a dramatic increase in Japanese investments, and the recent tripartite agreement for the massive Dawei project in Myanmar could push Japanese direct investment in the area to rise further, says the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro).

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