Since Vietnam joined the International Coffee Organization (ICO), the coffee industry has experienced three crises, with the first occurring in 1991 when the ICO removed the quota system, causing the price of Arabica coffee to drop from US$4,000 per tonne to US$3,000 per tonne. The second happened in 2000 when the price of Robusta coffee dropped to US$400 per tonne, and the third took place last year when the price fell by between US$1,300 and US$1,400. Addressing this thorny issue, almost all coffee businesses have participated in e-commerce trading platforms, marketing the products in London and New York. Private firms have also moved to swiftly set up websites in order to sell their coffee products online, with on-demand home delivery services witnessing rapid growth. Aside from serving customers at coffee shops, take-away services have also been added to allow customers to increase the efficiency of doing business whilst simultaneously ensuring COVID-19 preventive measures … [Read more...] about Coffee industry seeks to weather COVID-19 crisis
Derek Ong, Electronic Industrial Software Solutions manager, Keysight Technologies Squeezing every last drop of productivity from invested manufacturing equipment on the factory floor was the goal, and hence a lot of focus was on downtime and throughput. Predictive maintenance and asset utilisation are important business outcomes from any successful Industry 4.0 implementation. Then COVID-19 happened. Other than the race to 5nm chips, 5G, and cloud computing, some sectors of the electronics manufacturing industry have seen a drastic drop in volume, leading to a surplus of production assets on the floor. For some, machines have idled. For others, COVID-19 has caused massive supply chain disruptions. The necessary steps taken by governments around the globe to manage and halt the spread of this epidemic, has restricted movement of factory employees and subsequently lowered productivity and output. The trade situation between the US and China has forced manufacturers to shuffle … [Read more...] about Manufacturing analytics in electronics industry – Pivot to quality in the “New Normal”
Shrimps processed for export (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City ’s Department of Industry and Trade has set the target to export 48.19 billion USD worth of products in 2021, a year-on-year surge of 10 percent. Under its development plan for 2021 recently submitted to the municipal People’s Committee, the sector said import revenue is estimated at 56.47 billion USD for the whole year, up 11 percent against the previous year. Besides, it eyed to reel in more than 835.68 trillion VND (36.29 billion USD) from retail sales and services revenues in the year, up 10 percent year-on-year. The department said it will carry out necessary measures in a comprehensive fashion to branch out industry and trade, contributing to promoting economic recovery of the southern hub. Earlier, HCM City set a goal of boosting the export of its key products this year and beyond via trade promotion activities and assistance to enterprises. Head of the statistics office Huynh Van … [Read more...] about HCM City eyes 10 percent growth in export in 2021
In short? Yes. But that doesn’t make for a very exciting post, now does it? Still, it’s the truth and if you’re serious about WordPress, you can benefit enormously from attending local events. I’m going to spend some time today going over the benefits of attending and what you can expect to get out of the experience as a whole. General Benefits First, you might be surprised by how many movers-and-shakers you’ll get to meet at conferences like these. As WordCamp brags , “It’s not uncommon to meet…speakers who are featured at expensive web industry conferences like South by Southwest.” And while many conferences won’t attract big names, sometimes what you do get is even better. You get to meet all kinds of web designers and developers working on all kinds of projects, many of whom live right in your town. And even at events without the star power, it’s worth going just to experience your local WordPress community in its most “real” and passionate form. These events are … [Read more...] about Should You Attend the Next Local WordPress Event?
Visit a lesser-known hill fortress in Raigad, which once guarded an important trade route Manikgad, located in Raigad district, was one of the forts that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had to surrender to the Mughals in the Treaty of Purandar. The treaty was signed in 1665, following the Mughal Empire’s conquest of Purandar Fort . “ Manikgad must have been an important fortress for all,” muses mountaineer Shraddha Mehta, who will guide trekkers from the city to the hill fort this month. Mehta is known for picking lesser-known forts in Maharashtra for treks, most of which are far off from the city — but Manikgad is merely 125 kilometres away from Pune. “Karnala, Prabalgad, Chanderi, Malanggad, Irshalgad, Sondai, Lohagad , Visapur, and Sankshi are some of the neighbouring forts that you can observe from Manikgad,” she adds. The mountaineer is expecting 15 to 20 people to sign up for the one-day trek. The Manikgad trek is suited for beginners. Anybody who is seven to 65 years of … [Read more...] about Fort watch