China Declares Entry into Commercial Aircraft Engine Design and Manufacturing

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Two very recent examples were the announcement of China’s first flexible display production line and our declaration of a new phase […]. Aerospace Supply Chain China Supply Chain Strategy Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Aero Engine Corp. of China China's entry into aircraft engine manufacturing Comac C919 supply chain supply chain industry analyst advisory services Supply chain Matters blog

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China’s Supply Chain

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

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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Demand Sensing Lessons Learned in China

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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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China Railcar Producer Breaks Ground for New U.S. Plant

Supply Chain Matters

The headline back then was that the State of Massachusetts Department of Transportation selected China’s […]. China Supply Chain Strategy Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Manufacturing Strategies China's CNR Corp. In October of 2014 we alerted Supply Chain Matters readers to a noteworthy milestone development, namely Chinese designed and branded railway cars appearing in a U.S. subway system. Much of U.S. media did not cover this development at the time.

China's Growing Role in the Automotive Industry


China is emerging as a superpower in more ways than one. As its role in the automotive supply chain has expanded, China has impacted key players; from domestic component manufacturers to the world’s biggest automakers.

Massive Landslide in China Impacting Industrial Factory Park Causes More Concern for Safety Standards

Supply Chain Matters

According to a published report from China Daily, the landslide buried 33 buildings at an industrial park in Shenzhen city, south of China’s […]. China Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain DisruptionAt least 85 people are still missing after a huge mud slide caused by accumulated dumping of construction waste impacted the Hengtaiyu Industrial Park in the northwestern section of Shenzhen on Sunday.

A Milestone Decision to Move Apparel Production Out of China

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, The Wall Street Journal profiled global apparel producer TAL Group’s decision to close its apparel production factory in Dongguan China because of cumulative effects of rising direct labor costs. Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain China Supply Chain Strategy Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing challenges in apparel supply chains Supply chain Matters blog TAL Group supply chain

China Sets its Formal Economic GDP Growth Goal for 2016- Setting the Stage for Industry Value Chain Collisions

Supply Chain Matters

The depressed state of manufacturing activity across China has garnered far broader business media and industry supply chain attention. Gross overcapacity among certain industry manufacturing and supply chain sectors has created bigger headaches for China’s governmental leaders, and consequently for industry supply chains.

While Slowdown in China Attracts Attention- Focus on a Holistic and More Predictive Planning Perspective

Supply Chain Matters

These past few weeks, there has been a lot of business and general media attention focused on the threat or existence of a considerable economic slowdown across China. Today, when China sneezes, the rest of the world feels the effects, especially in specific industries such as commodities, alternative energy, high-tech and […].

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.

Is Your Supply On the Slow Boat from China?

Value Unchained

It was performed by Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee, and it’s called “(I’d Like to Get You On A) Slow Boat to China.” The post Is Your Supply On the Slow Boat from China? Enhanced Supply Chain Planning and Integrated Collaboration (EPIC) Asia china EPIC supply chain transparency

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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. #

Manufacturing Sourcing in China- What Have We Learned?

Supply Chain Matters

I recently came across a report from business network CNBC that had the eye-gripping title; Why US Manufacturers are Nixing the US for China. China Supply Chain Strategy Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Strategy challenges in sourcing and procurement independent supply chain and B2B industry analyst Bob Ferrari's blog sourcing manufacturing in China strategic sourcing strategies Supply chain Matters blog

Counterfeits: The Enemy of China’s Innovation Economy

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As China’s economy is slowing down, everyone supports the idea that China must innovate. According to a report prepared by McKinsey Global Institute in 2015 , China must grow through innovation. China certainly has the “know,” but it lacks the “how.” Christopher Tang.

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China’s COMAC Unveils First Commercial Airliner

Supply Chain Matters

Last week provided an important milestone for China’s commercial aircraft sector. China’s first single-aisle commercial jetliner, the C919 rolled-off its prototype production line at an unveiling ceremony that included a reported 4000 government officials, aviation executives and other invited guests held at Pudong International Airport near Shanghai.

China’s Singles Day Sets New Online Sales Records and Logistics Milestones

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters provides a follow-up to our ongoing blog commentaries related to China’s 2017 Singles Day online shopping event that occurred this weekend. Indications are that this year’s event shattered all previous online sales records and provided added milestones for integrating online and in-store merchandising.

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China


While the stock market in China has been volatile lately, the Chinese middle class continues to grow and buy. That makes China a highly attractive market for imports, if you have a logistics provider who knows how to deliver your imports. Between 2004 and 2014, China imported $13.52

Is Mexico the New China? Why Manufacturers are Nearshoring and Re-shoring

Ryder Exchange

In Part One of this series, we explored various aspects of the U.S. Industrial Manufacturing Renaissance and how companies are adjusting to meet its challenges. Moving manufacturing closer to consumer demand is one of the more important adjustments companies are making.

Some Takeaways of Yum Brands Announced Split of China Based Outlets

Supply Chain Matters

Yesterday, Yum Brands, operator of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant franchises and outlets, invoked business media headlines with the announcement that the firm will split-off all of its China based restaurant outlets into a separate publicly traded franchisee based company.

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. China expert Fred Sengers was the moderator. That means that we can’t supply mainland China directly from our factory.

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Free Trade: Why U.S. Trade With Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different


Mexico and China frequently are labeled as scapegoats for U.S. Partially, this is because Mexico and China are currently our top two trading partners, comprising 15 percent and 17 percent of U.S. By contrast, in China, that figure is a mere 4 percent.

Preparing for China’s Bullwhip Rebound

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China’s economic slowdown has sent stock markets around the world tumbling and caused much consternation in boardrooms as companies adjust to a world where the Chinese growth engine is stuttering. Featured Strategy bullwhip effect China's slowdown Global Supply Chains MIT CTL stock market crash trade with China Yossi Sheffi

How to Handle China in Your Distribution Network

The Network Effect

Reconsidering the conventional view can unlock new potential By Jim Serstad Managing Director, Asia, Tompkins International It is common to treat China as an independent network in distribution network design. Given the size and complexity of China, it seems reasonable to optimize it as an independent network from inbound port […]. The post How to Handle China in Your Distribution Network appeared first on The Network Effect.

‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ – 24 juni 2015

Supply Chain Movement

‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’. Introduction – Guillaume Burette, General Manager Logistics – DSV China. China: from sourcing location to an end market. 12:00 China as a Global Distribution Centre – Manufacturing and bonded warehousing. 13:00 Domestic warehousing and distribution centres in China. China as a Regional Distribution Hub. Ralf Bekink, National Business Development Manager – DSV China. Customer deliveries in China.

High Tech CEO’s Meet with the President of China to Gain Favor

Supply Chain Matters

In that commentary, we posed the question of balancing the need of high tech firms for increased market access to China’s market with the added risks of intellectual property protection. China Supply Chain Strategy High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Strategy Cisco Systems supply chain intellectual property protection product innovation Supply chain Matters blog

How Ecommerce Models are Shaping the Logistics Industry in China


Ecommerce in China is expanding rapidly and has grown from virtually non-existent to a $40+ billion (USD) industry in the last five years. Alibaba has recently announced plans to team up with China Shipping to set up a shipping ecommerce platform.

Trump’s China Policy Threatens U.S. Exports and Supply Networks

Material Handling & Logistics

Bloomberg. The nightmare scenario would be a Chinese economic embargo of Taiwan that would reverberate around global supply chains. read more. Global Supply Chain News

Amazon Gets Serious About China with Supply Chain Investment


The news that Amazon is expanding its ecommerce operations in China comes as no surprise following moves by its Chinese equivalent – Alibaba – to conquer the U.S. Although China is broadly the same size as the U.S.,

10 Facts You Didn’t Know about China’s Super Consumers

The Network Effect

China’s super consumers are the biggest and most important consumer class in history. There is no “how to succeed in China” formula. China is not a “market,” but rather it is comprised of 22 distinct market clusters. There is now a “China Global Consumer Demographic.”

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A Weekend of Tragedy in China and Taiwan

Supply Chain Matters

This weekend provided tragedy and natural disaster for residents and workers in China and Taiwan. On Saturday, a China based Tier Two auto parts factory experienced a severe explosion involving combustible metal dust that killed at least 75 workers and injured 187 other workers. Photos of the factory from various China media outlets and the BBC depict a charred building façade with many injured workers being treated by emergency responders.

China on Track to Surpass U.S. as the World’s Largest Economy — What Does This Mean for Logistics?

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

By one measure, China will soon take the United States’ spot as the world’s largest economy. China’s GDP is fast approaching that of the U.S., The Economist says that the PPP for China rose by 20% since the last report. trillion in China and $1.3 By Jim Serstad.

Will US Supply Chain Gain if China’s Shrinks with Potential Tariff?

Material Handling & Logistics

Thousands of small- and medium-sized factories in China, makers of clothes, toys and household goods that fuel the $462.8 Bloomberg. billion annual flow of exports to the U.S., aren’t cash-rich, making it harder for them to take the proposed tariff punch. read more. Global Supply Chain News

China’s Online Retailers Prepare for Upcoming Singles Day Shopping Event

Supply Chain Matters

China’s two dominant online retailers have been making aggressive plans for supporting the world’s largest one-day online shopping holiday in order volumes and revenue. This year’s upcoming Singles Day holiday is no exception. Inventory Management Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Alibaba Cainiao Alibaba supply chain supply chain initiatives Supply chain Matters blog

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How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.


In this post, Adam discusses the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI and how it relates to the Made in China 2025 initiative. . China’s new manufacturing policy roadmap, unveiled in 2015 and called Made in China 2025, includes numerous policy initiatives designed to create an advantage for China in 10 key advanced-technology industries. In addition, Made in China 2025 contains provisions for creating 40 Manufacturing Innovation Centers by 2025.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The End of Made In China Manufacturing


The phrase “Made in China” embodies cheap labor, the outsourcing of American manufacturing jobs, and China’s transformation into one of the world’s economic superpowers. However, it seems the end of the Made in China manufacturing era may be in sight.

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Supply Chain Cowboy - Before China Shuts Down, Prepare Your.

Supply Chain Cowboy

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Report That Foxconn is Close to Finalizing Plans for Massive Production Facility in Northern China

Supply Chain Matters

In October of 2014, there was a report that the leading global contract manufacturer Foxconn, had entered into preliminary talks to build a high-end LCD display factory within China’s northern city of Zhengzhou. China Supply Chain Strategy High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Apple supply chain Foxconn supply chain Foxconn Zhengzhou production facility Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.

Announcement of China’s first Flexible Display Production Line is Significant

Supply Chain Matters

China Daily echoed a report from China’s Xinhua news agency indicating that the country’s first flexible display production line will go into operation next year. A significant announcement caught our attention this week, one related to the global race for next-generation high technology development. We believe that this is a rather significant development for high […].

APICS and JD.Com Launch China-Focused Supply Chain Partnership

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