China’s Electrical Grid Affects the Global Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

However, when power problems plague the world’s largest manufacturing country — China — the effects are global. Troubles in China. ”[3] With the global supply chain already in disarray, the news out of China is not good. The world runs on electricity.

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China port congestion falls sharply, trans-Pacific shipping rates retreat

The Supply Chain Journal

port congestion remains historically high, rates were only temporarily reduced by China’s Golden Week holiday, data on declining rates is ambiguous because different indexes give different numbers , and there is a huge inventory restocking mountain to climb even after consumer sales slow.

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China ports bracing for Super Typhoon Chanthu

The Supply Chain Journal

Two of China’s main ports are preparing for the arrival of Typhoon Chanthu, which dumped heavy rain in the northern Philippines Thursday night and Friday. The powerful storm is headed toward Taiwan and the mainland China coast.

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Cargo airlines cancel hundreds of China flights amid COVID outbreak

The Supply Chain Journal

China recently recorded its highest number of COVID cases since the start of the outbreak in Wuhan last year as the delta variant starts to take hold. My number one priority is to be full out of China because we’re sitting on a lot of cargo,” the veteran air cargo executive said.

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Project44 expands real-time visibility into China

The Supply Chain Journal

Project44, a leader in shipment visibility for the global logistics community, announced on Friday it has expanded its tracking services into China, giving shippers a real-time view of their truckload shipments within Asia.

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US-China Trade Conference: Timely and Relevant

Logistics Viewpoints

The US-China Trade Conference discussed implications of tariff increases, China production advantages, established supply chain capabilities, ASEAN alternatives, and strategies for mitigating any negative impacts from recent 301 tariff increases. Attendees and speakers valued their established capabilities in China and articulated the difficulties with replicating these capabilities within another an alternative nation in the region. China China trade tariffs

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Alibaba cargo flights supply duty-free shopping zone in China

The Supply Chain Journal

The logistics arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has contracted with Suparna Airlines to operate daily dedicated cargo flights between Singapore and Hainan province in China to support Hainan’s emergence as a duty-free shopping hub and growing e-commerce orders.

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US regulator probing China’s role in container shortage

The Supply Chain Journal

A top maritime official has started an informal investigation into whether China is using its market power to monopolize containers and other equipment crucial to international supply chains to pump up rates paid by American exporters.

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Import Bans from China Grow in US and UK


This potentially affects cotton products from countries other than China that use Chinese cotton inputs such as cotton fabric. The post Import Bans from China Grow in US and UK appeared first on Supply Chain Management Software (SCM Software) by Logility.

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The Brittle China/U.S. Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

According to Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management, “There’s almost no industry sector — and when I say that, I mean manufacturing and nonmanufacturing — that isn’t reliant on China in the United States. … If you don’t have a first-tier supplier who’s sourcing from China, then your supplier’s supplier is.”[1] ”[1] When people hear statements like that, their first thought is often, “The United States has a China problem.”

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Doing Business in China


China boasts one of the oldest, most advanced civilizations on Earth, with a history going back as far as 2070 B.C. Though, even as the country has experienced great economic and infrastructure growth, over its history, alternating periods of civil unrest, famine and foreign occupation have plagued China. Starting in the 1990s, China increased its participation in global organizations and assumed a prominent position in global political and economic activities.

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‘Just so big’: China’s outsize role in trade at Texas border crossings

The Supply Chain Journal

Though well behind Mexico, China ranks second for international trade at the three largest United States-Mexico border crossings in Texas: Laredo, El Paso and Pharr. China is the predominant country, but we see products from Japan, Thailand and Vietnam,” Oltikar said. China was the No.

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FreightWaves Classics: Building the Ledo Road kept China in World War II

The Supply Chain Journal

This cut the last supply line between China and the outside world. There were over 800,000 Japanese troops in China, and they controlled all the coastal cities (as well as other Chinese territory). When it was finished, the Ledo Road traversed 1,072 miles in India, Burma and China.

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Podcast | China vs. Southeast Asia: Where Is Manufacturing Going?

Supply Chain Brain

You might think that the recent spate of supply chain disruptions would have caused a stampede of manufacturers out of China, or at least prompted them to diversify sourcing.

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Lights out: China’s energy woes hamper supply chains


Geopolitical conflict with Australia—source of 10% of China’s coal imports—have contributed to the coal shortage. Like China, India remains heavily dependent on coal for power, and due to extreme flooding from monsoon rains, coal supplies are low and power shortages are increasing.

China’s Supply Chain

Tompkins Blog

The demand for increased efficiency in China distribution is driving some incremental improvements in supply chain. The post China’s Supply Chain appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog China Consumer Products Retail

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Typhoon In-Fa slows air, ocean exports from China

The Supply Chain Journal

Typhoon In-Fa made landfall over the weekend in eastern China, with heavy rain, flooding and strong winds impacting freight exports in several major ports and airports.

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US, China, Europe grapple with container shipping bottlenecks

The Supply Chain Journal

Federal Maritime Commission and China’s Ministry of Transportation. and China’s COSCO — have been profiting off the company by denying space on their vessels.

Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain in China was once an afterthought or was only thought of in terms of the ‘Make’ and ‘Ship’ processes included in manufacturing in China. But as China becomes not only the factory of the world but the ‘Mall of the world’ this can no longer be true. Back in 2001, China was just revving its engine, a $1.3 Today, China’s domestic consumption is rising rapidly. Checklist Logistics Challenges in China. 15 questions about Chinese supply chains.

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Has China lost its relevance as a production location?

Supply Chain Movement

China’s position as a production location is currently a hot topic amongst global thought leaders in supply chain. The general price level of products made in China is rising rapidly, and it has been claimed that some of the products actually originate in North Korea. So has the time come to look beyond China for low-cost production facilities? I still consider China to be a very relevant production location, and I have summed up a few reasons why below. #

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Massive Explosion Shakes Tianjin, China


A home video captures a horrific second explosion in the port city of Tianjin, in the Northwest of China. Tianjin is a huge manufacturing hub for China, and its port is one of the nation's busiest. A huge explosion that rocked the industrial city of Tianjin, a trade hub and gateway to Beijing, is reported to have stemmed from a gas or oil container at the city's port. Flames shot higher than surrounding buildings, sending a powerful shockwave throughout the city.

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China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

China says almost all of its major industrial companies have resumed production and that its ports are again running at near-full capacity after a two-month Coronavirus-linked shutdown. In China, a Two-month Lockdown begins to Ease. percent dip in goods from China and a 6.5

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China’s Electricity Crunch Is World’s Latest Supply Chain Threat

Supply Chain Brain

China’s energy crisis is shaping up as the latest shock to global supply chains as factories in the world’s biggest exporter are forced to conserve energy by curbing production

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China’s Supply Chain Frontliners Bear Brunt of Surging Costs

Supply Chain Brain

China’s factories, power plants and farms are fielding the worst effects of a surge in commodity costs that’s yet to hurt the wallets of the nation’s citizens

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Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China?

Logistics Bureau

With the significant disruption to Australia’s supply chains caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the question now focusing the minds of supply chain managers is whether production outsourced to China can be brought back onshore—and if so at what cost. Why China Became Australia’s Factory.

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Adexa Forms a Joint Venture in China


the leading provider of intelligent AI-powered solutions for supply chain optimization and digitalization, today signed a joint agreement with Qingdao Innovation Institute (QDII) for expansion of its operations in China. The post Adexa Forms a Joint Venture in China appeared first on Adexa.

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China Logistics Blockchain System

Operations and Supply Chain Management

A China-based blockchain platform for the shipping sector is taking shape. Alibaba signed a similar deal in May with China Merchants Holdings to create a digital platform for port operations. The digital deals effectively set up China operations that rival the TradeLens blockchain platform established by Maersk Line and International Business Machines Corp. , State-run container line Cosco Shipping Holdings Ltd.

Elementum Whiteboards: China's Market Crash


In our newest whiteboard video, we explain how China's bust happened, and what it could mean for the global supply chain. Take a look

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Supply Chain Opportunities in China

Supply Chain Movement

Distribution in China takes a detour. China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. Hence the companies Bugaboo and Foss have both faced considerable challenges, as they revealed during the recent ‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ seminar in Amsterdam on 24 June 2015. That means that we can’t supply mainland China directly from our factory.

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The End of SCM in China?

SCM Research

Previous studies about SCM in China have highlighted that uncertainty in the supply chain can be reduced by process flexibility, information sharing, and process integration. However, a new study by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, titled The end of the China cycle? As China is in transition towards high-value add manufacturing, firms need to rethink the strategy of their manufacturing footprints. Practice China Report Supply Chain Management

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Walmart China Introduces Food Blockchain Platform as Parent Fights Internally

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our 2017 article , Has Walmart Finally Figured out China? grocer, Walmart was aiming to take the lead in China’s huge grocery market estimated at $1.3 However, in 2019, Walmart China announced it would use VeChain’s Thor blockchain for its China Blockchain Traceability Platform (WCBTP) in a joint venture with VeChain, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), cattle company Inner Mongolia Kerchin and the China Chain-Store & Franchise Association.

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Embracing Change – A Lesson from China

Logistics Trends and Insights

The dynamics of China’s retail industry are a bit different from the US’ but it too is undergoing a special transformation. In 2017, the company was ranked second in the top 500 privately-owned enterprises in China, with an annual revenue of $65.7 Among its subsidiaries is, considered China’s largest online-to-offline retailer. China retail RetailMuch has been said of the demise of the traditional retailer. Here in the U.S.,

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Container ship invasion hits both US coasts…and China

The Supply Chain Journal

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking about the massive influx of cargo ships to both U.S. coasts and the impacts they’re causing throughout the supply chain. With a squeeze on both ends of container ship flow, when will ports finally see some relief?

China Typhoons Pose Latest Supply Chain Threat as Ports Shut

Supply Chain Brain

Extreme weather in China is becoming the latest challenge to global supply chains, as a heavy typhoon season threatens to further delay goods stuck at some of the world’s busiest container ports

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Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. Hence the companies Bugaboo and Foss have both faced considerable challenges, as they revealed during the recent ‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ seminar in Amsterdam on 24 June 2015. China expert Fred Sengers was the moderator. That means that we can’t supply mainland China directly from our factory.

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