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. 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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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 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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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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China-Europe rail freight up 47%


Intercontinental freight travelling between China and Europe has increased dramatically as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. Freight typically takes 24 days to pass between China and the UK and around two weeks to move between China and mainland Western Europe.

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.

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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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.

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Why U.S. Companies Are Moving Their Supply Chains From China to Mexico

Supply Chain Brain

China trade war already had American companies rethinking their relationships with Chinese manufacturers. The U.S.-China Then came two additional nails in the coffin

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


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.

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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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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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Winners and Losers: U.S. and China Supply Chains Decouple

American Global Logistics

and China is irreversible. and China Supply Chains Decouple appeared first on AGL On January 21, 2020, Reuters tweeted that economic integration between the U.S. Trade wars started the decoupling, and the Corona crisis intensified it.

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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 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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‘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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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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Why the U.S. Can’t Break China’s Monopoly on Rare Earth Metals — Part 3

Supply Chain Brain

These are the necessary steps toward developing a research-and-development partnership among the private sector, government and academia to wrest control of the REE supply chain from China