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Thailand Floods Hit the Supply Chain

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Ariella
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Ariella   11/1/2011 9:07:10 AM
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On top of the damage done to industry, there was a huge loss of human life and property. This really was a catastrophe. 

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jbond   11/1/2011 7:39:20 AM
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This is a horrible thing for the country of Thailand and its people. They were just starting to really get some growth in the electronics industry. Of course this growth has come to a complete halt while the country does battle with Mother Nature. It will be interesting to see how long it takes Thailand to emerge from this disaster, since they don't have the finances like Japan. After seeing Japan devastated earlier this year and now Thailand, this should cause some executives to consider diversification for manufacturing plants. With so much focus in certain regions, we are all susceptible to disaster.

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Jacob   11/1/2011 4:55:26 AM
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Yes Daren, natural disaster hits Southeast Asian countries once again. Most of the electronics production and assembling companies are largely depends on Thailand companies, either for products or components. I read that most of the electronic assembling companies are going to be hit badly due to the flood in Thailand. This may again had a bad impact in availability and intern pricing factor too.

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electronics862   10/31/2011 8:58:03 PM
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Sorry for one more natural disaster. Japan is still trying to come out of the impact again floods devastated Thai people. Thailand is having firms from many electronic industries which were shutdown for the last few weeks. Wish Thai to recover as soon as possible and be onto track with in few weeks.

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Anne   10/31/2011 7:56:12 PM
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The Thailand Floods is highly disasterous and this will definitely have a significant impact on computer manufacturers and production as the major suplies of hard drive are seriously hit.  Assuming company like Western Digital, Seagate and Toshiba have their production sites elsewhere, the effect in the  supply chain would have been at minima, they suppose to have crisis contigency plan in place.

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FLYINGSCOT   10/31/2011 2:29:17 PM
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Thanks for the detailed list.  I reckon it will be a while before the full business impact is understood.  I am just back from Asia and it was shocking weather over there.  I hope not too many people were hurt.

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Thailand Floods Hit the Supply Chain
Ms. Daisy   10/31/2011 1:14:15 PM
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Yeah, 2011 has been a tough year all around. The flloods in Thailand is just another punch. The supply chain seems to be adjusting to each catastrophe very well and hopeful will ride this one too. I am just wandering how much more it can take before a cascading fall starts. 

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Backorder   10/31/2011 12:27:28 PM
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The floods in thailand have really been shockingly devastating. I feel for the new government and the fledgling leader - Yingluck Shinawatra, the new prime minister. The damage to the economy was estimated as high as 150 B Baht (USD 4.8 B) even about a couple weeks back.



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2011 is the year of disruptions for the Electronic supply chain
prabhakar_deosthali   10/31/2011 11:09:27 AM
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For the last month or so there has been only sparse news about these Thai floods. The real situation and its aftereffects are now unfolding and the situation looks to be as grim as what happened in Japan earlier.

 

Year 2011 seems to be the year of disruptions for the supply chain and many a lessons will be learnt when the industry finally comes out of this situation.



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