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 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 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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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.

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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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 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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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.

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.

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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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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Counterfeits: The Enemy of China’s Innovation Economy

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

As China’s economy is slowing down, everyone supports the idea that China must innovate. According to a report prepared by McKinsey Global Institute in 2015 , China must grow through innovation. China certainly has the “know,” but it lacks the “how.” Christopher Tang.

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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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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

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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US and China Trade Wars: Analyzing the Supply Chain Impact

Resilinc

and China, and how you can draft an action plan to proactively respond to tariffs imposed by both countries. and China, largely due to the significant trade imbalance between U.S. and China already implemented several statutes imposing tariffs on products, but both countries have also announced impending lists in addition to those already implemented. Understanding supply chain dependencies and the potential impact of trade wars between U.S.

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