Moving Out Of China Isn't So Easy

Amber Road

There has been a lot of recent buzz about companies relocating sourcing or manufacturing out of China. Duty Management Bill of Material Qualification China Trade Management Free Trade Agreements

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Editor’s Pick: Moving Out Of China Isn’t So Easy

Talking Logistics

This post from Amber Road’s blog discusses several factors companies must consider if they are thinking of moving out of China as a manufacturing or sourcing base. There has been a lot of recent buzz about companies relocating sourcing or manufacturing out of China. Protectionist trade policies have led to new tariffs – actual and potential – and the accompanying cost increases have led to a general attitude of trade uncertainty, specifically between the US and China.

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Importing From China! The Essential Guide! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

China has fast become a key player in the world’s economy. Since 2012, China has been the world’s number one trading country, and it shows no signs of moving from this spot anytime soon. Why Import your Products from China? Learning How to Import from China.

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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.

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Massive Explosion Shakes Tianjin, China

Elementum

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.

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China Ramps up Production of Generic Medicine

Elementum

Last year, China boasted the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market. How could a new flood of cheap, mass-produced generics from China affect the US pharma sector given current trade tensions? China and the Generics Market. While the country has been known to rely largely on generics already (over 95% of China’s FDA approvals have been granted to generic medicines), the industry has also been plagued by concerns about the quality and effectiveness of non-branded drugs.

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Elementum Whiteboards: China's Market Crash

Elementum

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’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

China is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known. Dating from China’s Han Dynasty, the Silk Road has stood sentinel for centuries — a network of trade routes linking the country’s commerce hubs to its biggest trading partners. The China Development Bank has reserved US $890 billion for some 900 projects. What prompted China’s government to undertake this behemoth task?

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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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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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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 Suning.com, 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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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.

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China Ramps up Production of Generic Medicine

Elementum

Last year, China boasted the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market. How could a new flood of cheap, mass-produced generics from China affect the US pharma sector given current trade tensions? China and the Generics Market. While the country has been known to rely largely on generics already (over 95% of China’s FDA approvals have been granted to generic medicines), the industry has also been plagued by concerns about the quality and effectiveness of non-branded drugs.

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Successful sourcing in China using the START model

Supply Chain Movement

“Catch the goat when it’s passing” is one of my favourite Chinese sayings, and it is particularly apt when you’re looking to source new products or materials in China. In other words, the START model increases your chances of succeeding in China!

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

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China's Growing Role in the Automotive Industry

Elementum

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.

Inside China's New Pharmaceutical Regulation

Elementum

How will China's new regulations on pharmaceutical wholesalers affect manufacturer costs and drug prices? There has always been harsh competition within the growing number of pharmaceutical distributors struggling to maintain and increase customers in China.

US-China Trade Conflict Calls for Scenario Planning

Resilinc

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Brexit: China and the changing world of trade

BluJay Solutions

The shining jewel in the crown is the post-industrial German town of Duisberg, whose inland port now receives 80 percent of European trade originating from China. In fact, China exported $200 billion of goods each month on average in the 2017-2018 financial year. China means business.

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China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

China’s Silk Road initiative, better known as One Belt One Road ( OBOR ), received a big boost as the US implemented additional tariffs on Chinese goods with threats of even more. In total, China plans to spend well over $1 trillion on OBOR initiatives.

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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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China’s first commercial self-driving trucks begin operations

EFT

China Post and Deppon Express have begun autonomous package delivery services with the first self-driving vehicles to be put into daily commercial use in China. Deppon Express operates 10,000 retail offices across China's 34 provinces.

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Preparing for China’s Bullwhip Rebound

Supply Chain @ MIT

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

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

Cerasis

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.

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Move Manufacturing Production to Malaysia From China?

Insights Solutions Global

The cost of investing in China is increasing, and trade war limits the profit. The post Move Manufacturing Production to Malaysia From China? So these companies ultimately choose Malaysia, including HP, IKEA, and H&M. Is Malaysia a place that irreplaceable? How to manage your supply chain better? appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Insight

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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Is Your Supply On the Slow Boat from China?

ModusLink Corporation

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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‘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.

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Building strong relations through innovation & co-creation in China

Supply Chain Movement

The post Building strong relations through innovation & co-creation in China appeared first on Supply Chain Movement. Blogs China co-creation Design Thinking Innovation Model Heidi Larsen innovation SMEDesign thinking can help SMEs to improve their attractiveness to Chinese business partners. And innovation and co-creation can save companies up to €200,000 and 10 weeks of product development work. Heidi Larsen reveals all in this blog.

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Using Scooters for Logistics in China

Supply Chain View from the Field

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal shows pictures of logistics couriers in China riding scooters, with stacks of deliveries teetering six feet up in the air, parked outside of office buildings in downtown Shanghai. The reporter goes on to describe the increasing salaries for logistics workers, and goes on to document the high pay but difficult working conditions for logistics in China. Development of the logistics industry is imperative in China.

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What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

Transportfolio

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

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China and the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

The post China and the Digital Path to Purchase appeared first on Enterra Solutions. In the United States, you read a lot about the Amazon Effect and how it is driving the consumer digital … Continued. Big Data Business Digital Path to Purchase Supply Chain Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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Brief on China Smart Home Industry Supply Chain

Insights Solutions Global

And China is a popular choice of qualified suppliers. The post Brief on China Smart Home Industry Supply Chain appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. When you explore a new market like smart home, decisions about supply chain must be carefully made. Insight

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

Cerasis

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.

How Ecommerce Models are Shaping the Logistics Industry in China

Transportfolio

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.

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The Folding Phones’ Supply Chain in China and South Korea

Insights Solutions Global

What do folding phones mean to the supply chain in China and South Korea? The post The Folding Phones’ Supply Chain in China and South Korea appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Samsung and Huawei rejuvenile the folding phones topic. What opportunities are there left? Insight

Speed Bumps on the Road to Growth for China’s 3PLs

Supply Chain @ MIT

Good transportation links a logistics strength in China. China’s logistics industry is gaining in importance and developing rapidly to support the nation’s manufacturing sector. An important observation is that most local 3PL companies in China have adopted different expansion plans.

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