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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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 Declares Entry into Commercial Aircraft Engine Design and Manufacturing

Supply Chain Matters

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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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

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.

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

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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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.

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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China Flexes Its Global Logistics Muscle

Material Handling & Logistics

China aims to extend its logistics reach from the Pacific to the Atlantic through its One Belt, One Road initiative. Like the country itself, China’s ambitions are massive. The plan consists of six economic corridors: • China-Mongolia-Russia. China-Indochina peninsula.

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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.

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.

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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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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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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

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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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.

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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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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Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China


Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio. By 2020, China is expected to have more than 200 million registered vehicles [1]. billion people, China has the highest population in the world by a large margin.

Suppliers to Large US Retailers Put on Notice by China

Material Handling & Logistics

Companies such as Walmart, Nike, Apple and GE are at risk given the proposed trade tariffs as China is often the top supplier. Some of China’s biggest manufacturers that supply U.S. Most of that manufacturing comes from China. I think two big powers like China and the U.S.

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.

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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SCALE Network Expands With Centers in Luxembourg and China

Supply Chain @ MIT

The global MIT Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) network has two new member centers: the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) and the Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China (NCIIC). “We

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.

Inside China's New Pharmaceutical Regulation


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.

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

Supply Chain 24/7

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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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Will Singles Day in China Set New Global Online Standards- Time and Events Will Tell

Supply Chain Matters

Tomorrow marks the celebration of the 2017 Singles Day across China. The event itself represents a testing ground for large-scale online retail capabilities that have global-wide implications for global online commerce dominance. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Alibaba customer fulfillment capabilities Alibaba Singles Day logistics fulfillment supply chain initiatives Supply chain Matters blog

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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.

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Massive Explosion Shakes Tianjin, China


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 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.

MIT to Add China to its Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Academic Network

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters was pleased to receive the announcement this week from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that the government of Ningbo, China is partnering with the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT CTL) to create what is to be the sixth supply chain education and research center on a global basis.

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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