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. China China trade tariffs

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Doing Business in China

QAD

China boasts one of the oldest, most advanced civilizations on Earth, with a history going back as far as 2070 B.C. 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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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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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 On the heels of its China Blockchain Traceability Platform announcement, Walmart announced it would invest $1.2

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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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Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

Logistics Viewpoints

Geopolitical uncertainties such as Brexit, the China-U.S. The post Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. trade war, and the trade conflict between Japan-Korea all impact today’s shipping market. A lot of C.H.

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

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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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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’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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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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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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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 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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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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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.

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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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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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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US China Tariffs: Consider Changing Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain 24/7

With $250 billion in tariffs on imported Chinese products and no change in sight, this article offers 5 practical steps companies can take now to minimize any negative effects from China trade tariffs

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US-China Trade War: One Good Outcome

Talking Logistics

Read more US-China Trade War: One Good Outcome. The post US-China Trade War: One Good Outcome appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Global Trade China tariffs global trade management Indago trade complianceLast Friday, as reported by CNBC, “the Chinese State Council said it decided to slap tariffs ranging from 5% to 10% on $75 billion U.S. goods in two batches effective on Sep. 1 and Dec. It also said a 25% tariff will be imposed on U.S.

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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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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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US to up all China tariffs 5 percentage points

American Global Logistics

trade war with China. The post US to up all China tariffs 5 percentage points appeared first on AGL. Supply Chain Dive – UPDATE: Aug.

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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Finding Alternatives to Sourcing in China Can be Difficult

Logistics Viewpoints

One session was called “Alternatives to Trading with China.” The post Finding Alternatives to Sourcing in China Can be Difficult appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Global Trade Sourcing in China

5 Consumer Perceptions of the U.S. Trade War with China and Holiday Shopping

Supply Chain Nation

and China has been a ping-pong-like match for the ages, sending tariffs flying back and forth. trade war/tariffs with China. An overwhelming majority of consumers report their recent spending is “business as usual” considering the trade war with China.

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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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US-China Trade Conflict Calls for Scenario Planning

Resilinc

Download the full 2018 annual report here. supply chain risk management SCRM Best Practices supply chain risk crisis management action plan business continuity resiliency

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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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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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US/China Will Never Return to the Same Trade Relationship We Had 10 Years Ago

Logistics Viewpoints

Despite apparent recent progress in US/China trade talks, trade experts say not to read to much into these reports. The US/China trade relationship will never be what it was. There is blame on both sides, but US experts largely point at China's unfair practices as being the largest impediment. The post US/China Will Never Return to the Same Trade Relationship We Had 10 Years Ago appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. China Global Trade US China Trade

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What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

CH Robinson 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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