Supply Chain Risk Management: Risks of Relocating a Business ‘China to Vietnam’

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

For example, in the year 2019 the trade war between the US and China was dragged on for more than a year resulting in 25% tariffs placed on US$200 billion of Chinese goods. According to Nikkei, the Asian Review, HP and Dell could move up to about 30% of their production from China to India.

Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

Talking Logistics

Will the COVID-19 crisis lead more companies to manufacture and source their products and materials from the United States instead of China and other countries? Manufacturing? Manufacturing? Global Trade Industry Trends China COVID-19 global trade Indago local sourcing reshoring US manufacturingI’ve been getting asked that question a lot these days.


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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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How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.


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. What Is National Network for Manufacturing Innovation? The Rise of Chinese Manufacturing.

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. The short answer is that it is indeed possible to re-shore manufacturing but it will take a change in government policies as well as sizeable state incentives to private enterprise to turn the ship around.

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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. So when our client, a Fortune … The post Eliminating Excess Inventory in India & China for Fortune 500 Food Manufacturer appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Move Manufacturing Production to Malaysia From China?

Insights Solutions Global

The cost of investing in China is increasing, and trade war limits the profit. The post Move Manufacturing Production to Malaysia From China? So these companies ultimately choose Malaysia, including HP, IKEA, and H&M. Is Malaysia a place that irreplaceable? How to manage your supply chain better? appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Insight

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.

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Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects


There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program. Leaving China. Manufacturing reshoring reshoring projects

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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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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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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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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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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‘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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5 Things I Learned About the Current State of Manufacturing in APAC

Dragon Innovation

China trade war, I have traveled extensively within the Asia Pacific region in search of understanding how the global supply chain is rapidly evolving. For manufacturing, Asia Pacific has a lot to offer, but navigating the complexities of the region can prove daunting for many. When evaluating where to build your supply chain, one should look beyond the price, and instead focus on the manufacturing readiness as it relates to the product. In light of the U.S.-China

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Cliff Morris | The State of Manufacturing

4WL Consulting

C3Nano is a material technology company developing and manufacturing transparent conductive films, the main component in all touch sensors used in phones, tablets, and more. Based in Silicon Valley, they’re fully scaled in California but have operations in China and South Korea, giving Cliff an up-close perspective on offshore manufacturing, supply chain, and more. The top trends impacting manufacturing in the next 3 to 5 years. In China, we have a back end process.

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. For decades, China has dominated supply chains, with most manufacturing countries following a “China Plus One” strategy for sourcing – diversify their operations by adding another location in Asia.

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Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing


In that interview we mentioned that he would visit Made In USA Zipper manufacturer, UCan Zippers to film a video documenting the company's commitment to American Manufacturing for nearly 30 years. Why are we having an interview with an American Manufacturer on a logistics blog, you ask? Almost everything you touch, see, use, have fun with, was made by a manufacturing company. Further, most likely, that object made by a manufacturer was brought to you on a truck.

Exodus out of China gathering pace


The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and continuing trade tensions between China and the US are encouraging companies to re-assess their global supply chains, according to a 2020 survey by PwC. Both rank lower than China on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index.

How US Manufacturers can Improve Manufacturing Productivity to Overtake China


In this article, Daniel investigates how the US can overtake China with manufacturing productivity. According to the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index - developed by Deloitte and the Council on Competitiveness - China leads the way as the world’s most competitive manufacturing nation. Yet, is there a way US manufacturing can claim the top spot before then? Preventing computer downtime has become a key challenge across US manufacturing.

Manufacturing Supplier Assessment in China: 20 Key Questions to Ask

Insights Solutions Global

Mass producing your products in China? Not entirely sure what's going on in the supply chain in China? The post Manufacturing Supplier Assessment in China: 20 Key Questions to Ask appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Not sure if your supplier is doing what they claim they are doing? It's time for you to run an assessment on your supplier. Read and see how to do it.

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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. We examine how these new regulations will affect wholesalers and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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. Chinese-made automotive components are gaining popularity among major car companies, due to their cheap prices yet quality parts rivaling those manufactured in other countries, such as the US.

Where does Manufacturing Fit into China's 5-Year Plan?


If recent findings are anything to go by, China is seeing a big shift: The country’s status as a manufacturing powerhouse is changing. China's Premier, Li Kequiang, has high hopes for the country's economic future. According to the government statistics bureau, the recent figure of the manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows a 49-down from 49.4 Reports say three issues in particular hit the country’s manufacturing sector : Market Oversupply.

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Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio. By 2020, China is expected to have more than 200 million registered vehicles [1]. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges you’ll need to overcome as an automotive manufacturer in China —especially when it comes to logistics. billion people, China has the highest population in the world by a large margin. Global Transportation Automotive China Logistics

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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The 3 Myths & Current State of American Manufacturing


manufacturers, supply chain, logistics, transportation, and freight management. Today we focus on the realities that we face with American manufacturing. The argument for American manufacturing is clear, and the topic has graced the stages of all political candidates. closely follows China’s lead in manufacturing, and in fact, the U.S. is on track to surpass Chinese manufacturers by 2020, reports Chris Mathews of Fortune magazine. Manufacturers.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

Made in China 2025 Promises a Manufacturing Revolution


Manufacturing Agendas: So Hot Right Now. China must have been feeling left out. China has joined the manufacturing revolution party. At the end of May the Ministry of Industry and Telecommunications Technology announced the introduction of China’s own manufacturing legislation: Made In China 2025. Manufacturing Revolutions have 10 Planks, Too. Martin Abegglen/ Flickr.

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6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016


As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. But global dependence on Chinese manufacturing is mind-boggling…. Dun & Bradstreet researchers , for example say 51,000 companies, 163 of which are in the Fortune 1000, have “tier 1” suppliers in China, while at least 5 million have one or more “tier 2? The overriding reason for this China-dependence is the cost factor, and weaning manufacturing away from that country comes at a hefty price.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of 2016 …So Far


We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Today's post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2016 so far. Top Manufacturing Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The manufacturing blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of manufacturing. 6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016.

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

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward


This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing. Rising costs of labor in China and other places.