Tesla Motors Breaks Ground for China Manufacturing Facility and Once Again Declares Aggressive Goals

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, amid a highly publicized groundbreaking ceremony, Tesla Motors embarked on construction and operational ramp-up of a new manufacturing plant located in China. That goal takes on more strategic importance in the China scenario.

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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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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.

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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

Demand Sensing Lessons Learned in China

Supply Chain Matters

China Supply Chain Strategy Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Strategy Supply chain Matters blog supply chain product demand sensing Unilever supply chain

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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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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

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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Report of Automotive Production Overcapacity Across China

Supply Chain Matters

Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that both domestic and foreign-based auto producers continue to build and subsequently bring online more auto production capacity across China. The report cites a projection that by 2017 there will be 140 auto production plants in China vs. the 123 existing at the end of 2014. The problem, however, is that China’s nationwide domestic auto consumption is far short of this capacity indicating that overcapacity is expected to worsen.

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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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 […].

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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. That means that we can’t supply mainland China directly from our factory.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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Breaking News- Report that Tesla Has Reached Deal to Build a Factory in China

Supply Chain Matters

The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar to discussions, is today reporting that electric car manufacturer Tesla has reached an agreement to set up an owned manufacturing facility within China. Automotive Supply Chain China Supply Chain Strategy Manufacturing Strategies Supply chain Matters blog Tesla supply chain

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China Branded Trains Appearing in a U.S. Subway System

Supply Chain Matters

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation awarded a contract to China’s state-owned CNR Corp. Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy blogs- independent anlaysis on supply chain and B2B business networks Boston subway system equipment replacement contract China''s CNR Corp.

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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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.

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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.

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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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Lumber Liquidators Terminates Sourcing of China Produced Laminate Flooring

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Product Quality Retail Supply Chain Lumber Liquidators China sourcing Lumber Liquidators supply chain Supply chain Matters blogIn February of 2015, Lumber Liquidators, at the time, one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America was involved in a supply chain expose. Approaching 18 months later, the retailer continues to deal with the customer, brand and financial impacts of that disclosure.

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

Reflections on Last Week’s Boeing Announcement to Sell 300 Additional Jets to China

Supply Chain Matters

As a follow-up to our prior Supply Chain Matters posting reflecting on high tech executives meeting with the leaders of China and India last week, came the announcement from Boeing of a significant order for new commercial aircraft along with the pending opening of a Boeing manufacturing facility within China itself.

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The Catalyst for Rebuilding Component Supplier Networks in the U.S.- China’s Manufacturers

Supply Chain Matters

If you have been reading reports reflecting companies within industries such as apparel, footwear or consumer electronics moving production operations from China back to […]. Many supply chain industry publications, forums, industry analysts and indeed Supply Chain Matters have made note of the discernable shift in production outsourcing strategies in favor of near-shoring strategies where production is located in proximity to large geographic markets.

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