Project44 expands real-time visibility into China

The Supply Chain Journal

Project44, a leader in shipment visibility for the global logistics community, announced on Friday it has expanded its tracking services into China, giving shippers a real-time view of their truckload shipments within Asia.

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US regulator probing China’s role in container shortage

The Supply Chain Journal

A top maritime official has started an informal investigation into whether China is using its market power to monopolize containers and other equipment crucial to international supply chains to pump up rates paid by American exporters.

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‘Just so big’: China’s outsize role in trade at Texas border crossings

The Supply Chain Journal

Though well behind Mexico, China ranks second for international trade at the three largest United States-Mexico border crossings in Texas: Laredo, El Paso and Pharr. China is the predominant country, but we see products from Japan, Thailand and Vietnam,” Oltikar said. China was the No.

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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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Typhoon In-Fa slows air, ocean exports from China

The Supply Chain Journal

Typhoon In-Fa made landfall over the weekend in eastern China, with heavy rain, flooding and strong winds impacting freight exports in several major ports and airports.

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Alibaba cargo flights supply duty-free shopping zone in China

The Supply Chain Journal

The logistics arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has contracted with Suparna Airlines to operate daily dedicated cargo flights between Singapore and Hainan province in China to support Hainan’s emergence as a duty-free shopping hub and growing e-commerce orders.

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Doing Business in China


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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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’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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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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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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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. 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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Adexa Forms a Joint Venture in China


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. The post Adexa Forms a Joint Venture in China appeared first on Adexa.

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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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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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Elementum Whiteboards: China's Market Crash


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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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, 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 Supply Chain Frontliners Bear Brunt of Surging Costs

Supply Chain Brain

China’s factories, power plants and farms are fielding the worst effects of a surge in commodity costs that’s yet to hurt the wallets of the nation’s citizens

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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. In China, a Two-month Lockdown begins to Ease. percent dip in goods from China and a 6.5

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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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China’s Regime is Coming to a Company Near You

MIT Supply Chain

After the Swedish retailer H&M announced recently that it was concerned about the use of forced labor to produce cotton in China’s western region of Xinjiang, the company faced a boycott in the country. Moreover, the system’s impact may be felt beyond China’s borders.

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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Preparing for China’s Bullwhip Rebound

MIT Supply Chain

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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Inside China's New Pharmaceutical Regulation


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.

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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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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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. Why China Became Australia’s Factory.

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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. 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.

How China became the big winner of the COVID era

The Supply Chain Journal

When news first broke of the COVID lockdown in Wuhan, the initial prediction was: The virus will cripple the economy of China, which is the engine of global trade, and that will be terrible for the shipping business. The only major economy to grow in 2020 was China’s.

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The Pullback From China: Will it Be Harder for SMEs?

Logistics Bureau

Whether to relocate supply or manufacturing from China to another low-cost country or switch to a near-shoring or re-shoring strategy is not a decision to take lightly. Which Large Enterprises are Pulling Back From China? Germany’s Pullback From 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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Cosmetics Regulations in China (CSAR) and the Impact on Labeling


In this article we will outline the specific changes implemented by recent regulations for cosmetics in China, and discuss the implications for cosmetics and beauty companies interested in capitalizing on the tremendous growth of the country’s personal care industry.

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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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