Doing Business in China

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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Exodus out of China gathering pace

EFT

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and continuing trade tensions between China and the US are encouraging companies to re-assess their global supply chains, according to a 2020 survey by PwC. Both rank lower than China on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index.

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. 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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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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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. China is now the leading exporter of many items and Chinese products have become absolutely ubiquitous. Why Import your Products from China? The most important factor is that due to the lower cost of materials and wages, China can manufacture goods for a far more reduced price.

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Adexa Forms a Joint Venture in China

Adexa

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. Dr. Cyrus Hadavi, CEO of Adexa , expressed: “ Given the growth of China as the second largest economy in the world, supply chain strategy is one of the key and critical issues that Chinese companies need to deal with. Media Contact: Ron Wilson. Adexa, Inc.

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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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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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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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China Tariffs: A Lawsuit + WTO Ruling

Talking Logistics

If it wasn’t for the COVID-19 pandemic, the trade war with China (along with Brexit) would still be dominating the global trade headlines. Read more China Tariffs: A Lawsuit + WTO Ruling. Robinson China tariffs HMTX Industries Section 301 Duties World Trade Organization

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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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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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Inside China's New Pharmaceutical Regulation

Elementum

How will China's new regulations on pharmaceutical wholesalers affect manufacturer costs and drug prices? In April, China’s state council toughened regulations on its pharmaceutical industry, banning wholesalers from selling non-compulsory vaccines directly to hospitals, clinics, and government health authorities. There has always been harsh competition within the growing number of pharmaceutical distributors struggling to maintain and increase customers in China.

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. This may be attributed to China’s continuous investment in research and development, enabling them to overcome the technological barriers in manufacturing. China’s growing role in the industry is also effecting the biggest automotive names.

‘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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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. Inevitably ‘Made in Australia’ goods will cost more—sometimes even double or triple the price tag of a ‘Made in China’ equivalent. Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China? Why China Became Australia’s Factory.

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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. After countless hours, a long flight and an even longer drive, I was standing in a supplier’s showroom in China’s Shanxi province. In other words, the START model increases your chances of succeeding in China! Using this model will definitely increase your chance of doing business in China successfully.

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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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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. The revival comes, however, as Western countries lock down their societies and economies in a bid to contain the pandemic, sparking disruption at key international seaports and airports and a fall-off in demand in China’s traditional markets. In China, a Two-month Lockdown begins to Ease.

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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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U.S. Shortage of China Supplied Commodity Drugs Prompts Shift

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Disruptions in medical supply chains during the coronavirus pandemic show how dependent countries have become on China for vital pharmaceutical supplies, the WSJ’s Chuin-Wei Yap reports, triggering a concerted effort to revamp production channels that have been built up over years. China makes nearly half the planet’s API, making it a powerhouse in drug production. Shortages of the simple, over-the-counter painkiller acetaminophen this spring have set off alarms in 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. In his new book China’s Super Consumers: What 1 Billion Customers Want and How to Sell it to Them , Tompkins International Principal Michael Zakkour explores the extraordinary birth of consumerism in China and explains who these super consumers are. There is no “how to succeed in China” formula. China is not a “market,” but rather it is comprised of 22 distinct market clusters.

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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.

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. Introduced in 2013 by the Chinese government, the initiative has raised eyebrows around the world, questioning the true reasons behind this massive infrastructure, trade and finance project linking China to almost seventy countries – Economic, political or a bit of both?

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Unpacking China’s Electric Autonomous Vehicle Supply Chain with an Eye on Expansion

Industry Star

Opportunities are abounding for mobility companies eyeing expansion into China, but new supply chain strategies will be needed to maximize results. The post Unpacking China’s Electric Autonomous Vehicle Supply Chain with an Eye on Expansion appeared first on IndustryStar Solutions. Supply Chain Autonomous Vehicles China Electric Vehicles Mobility

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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 transparencyThere’s an old song my dad used to listen to. If we’re being honest, it’s not my favorite song – a bit dated for my tastes, but it does bring back memories. […].

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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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Eliminating Excess Inventory in India & China for Fortune 500 Food Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

Chainalytics helped a global food manufacturer optimise its inventory levels for a number of SKUs in India and China resulting in reduced working capital requirements and less product waste. So when our client, a Fortune … The post Eliminating Excess Inventory in India & China for Fortune 500 Food Manufacturer appeared first on Chainalytics.

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