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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Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. Today only 12% of supply chain teams are driving improvement, performing better than their competitors and driving value (as determined by Price to Tangible Book Value). As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

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Forced Labor in Supply Chains: The Problem Persists

Talking Logistics

trade blacklist of entities Washington says are linked to human-rights abuses of the Uighur minority group in Xinjiang is entangling major brands and likely to further a reordering of supply chains that feed American consumers,” write Dan Strumpf and Liza Lin in the Wall Street Journal. Read more Forced Labor in Supply Chains: The Problem Persists. The post Forced Labor in Supply Chains: The Problem Persists appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains


Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. Blockchain in supply chain changes that. Wrapping Up Blockchain in Supply Chain. Supply Chain

L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

At the Supply Chain Global Summit 2018 , Francois discussed the impact of digitalization, Industry 4.0, and L’Oréal’s approach to business that has allowed the company to continuously rank as a Supply Chains to Admire winner for four consecutive years.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. My first focus was on China sourcing. Then it was the redefinition of the supply chain for the global shutdowns Sick with the virus; I spent my energies writing and moderating podcasts.

Afternoon Coffee: Coronavirus, China and supply chain delays; Tesla batteries; Apple, Taiwan and India; vertical farming


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Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I will be speaking and working with clients in wonderful locations in Brussels, China, Germany, London, Mexico, Peru, and South Africa. In the process I needed a visa for China, and I wandered into an old-fashioned photo shop to have my picture taken for the visa application. As I drank a cup of coffee and waited, I reflected on the article I had just completed for the Institute of Supply Management. At their request I wrote on the digital supply chain.

How to Stop Disruption in the Supply Chain From the Coronavirus


With the holidays over and 2020 underway, one of the biggest challenges facing today’s supply chain is the current public health scare and its associated disruption in the supply chain. Supply Chain

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Coronavirus impact on supply chain


Given the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV), authorities have advised their citizens to avoid traveling to China, along with international airlines suspending or altering their flights. supply chain management trends

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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 Mask Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. It got me thinking about where the masks were manufactured and was there a problem with that Supply Chain. What exactly is the Mask Supply Chain? The Mask Supply Chain. The post The Mask Supply Chain!

How Does Coronavirus Impact Global Supply Chains?

PLS Logistics

The highly contagious virus, also known as Covid-19, that originated in Wuhan, China, has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Blog coronavirus supply chain supply chain management supply chain securityWith hundreds of thousands of people infected globally, coronavirus revealed itself as a huge threat not just for the health industry, that appeared to be unprepared to the pandemic, but […].

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

American Global Logistics

and China is irreversible. Both events set in motion actions that will change today’s global supply chains. By early March 2020, 75 percent of companies surveyed by the Institute of Supply Chain […]. and China Supply Chains Decouple appeared first on AGL

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Coronavirus reminds us to review supply chain continuity plans


The rapid escalation of the Corona virus has now devastated China and other regions, resulting in more than 800 deaths and more than 37,000 cases worldwide. In the report I proposed four stages of planning: Supply Chain Team Governance. Supply Chain Education and Training.

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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‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ – 24 juni 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Opportunities in China’. Organisatie: DSV en Supply Chain Media. Introduction – Guillaume Burette, General Manager Logistics – DSV China. China: from sourcing location to an end market. Henk-Jan Groeneveld, Global Supply Chain Director – Bugaboo. 12:00 China as a Global Distribution Centre – Manufacturing and bonded warehousing. Per Sonne, Senior Vice President Production & Supply Chain – Foss.

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How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning


Avenues of transport are declining as major cargo airlines, like Cathay Pacific , drastically reduce flights to mainland China and Hong Kong. The virus continues to compromise supply chains and disrupt companies at a troubling rate, but a re businesses prepared from a supply chain planning perspective? . The era of globalization has enabled supply chains to be broader and more connected.

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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Supply Chain Planning in the Times of a Trade War


US and China have been at the forefront of a tariff battle that’s been going on for close to a year and a half now. Supply Chain Planning in the Times of a Trade War was first posted on October 22, 2019 at 9:41 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

Horsemeat Supply Chains

SCM Research

Food supply chains are affected by supply chain trends such as globalization, consolidation, and commoditization. Supply chain managers have eagerly sought to apply textbook knowledge to these supply chains. However, the horsemeat scandal is just another example to reveal that food supply chains got out of control. The more complex supply chain systems become, the less controllable they seem to be.

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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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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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Supply Chain’s Response to a Rapidly Changing Global Trade Market


The trade war with China was just beginning, virtually nothing was known about how Brexit would unfold, and the U.S. The … The post Supply Chain’s Response to a Rapidly Changing Global Trade Market appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Feature Managed Analytics Supply Chain Consulting Supply Chain Design Brexit china distribution network design regulatory change Supply Chain Modeling Supply Chain Network Design Tariffs

Are Parts shortages worse than expected? 60% of US companies know nothing about the upstream of China's Supply Chain


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Coronavirus: Supply Chain Risk Management Back in Spotlight

Talking Logistics

The coronavirus, which the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency last week, is starting to have an impact on supply chains. Starbucks, Google, and Apple are among the many companies that have scaled back operations in China in response to the outbreak. “As

U.S. Defense Supply Chain 'Alarmingly' Reliant on China, Other Rivals

Material Handling and Logistics

The Defense Department released an urgent report last Friday outlining how its supply chains are alarmingly reliant on China and other potential military rivals for essential materials. We know there's a problem.

U.S. Funds a Supply-Chain Center in Ghana: A Challenge to China and Russia?

Supply Chain Brain

The United States Agency for International Development recently awarded $15 million for creation of a research and training center for supply-chain management in Ghana. to counter the growing economic influence of China, and to a lesser extent Russia, throughout the African continent But the move might signal a broader effort by the U.S.

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Land Use in Food Supply Chains

SCM Research

New research published in Science ( Poore & Nemecek, 2018 ) analyzes land use in food supply chains. That is an area equivalent to Australia + China + European Union + United States. Research Article Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability

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The Supply Chain of a Computer

SCM Research

Who is governing the computer supply chain? Why is final assembly being done in China and not in the EU or Canada? Why is packaging being done in Eastern Europe or Mexico and not in China; and why not in Northern Europe or Canada, where the consumers are located?

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Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier


by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations. It’s an indication of a society that can use advanced supply chain technology to achieve the best, and to find and harvest the undiscovered. Space Logistics and Supply Chain. Space-related operations are projected to form humankind’s largest supply chain network.

Supply chain in control with coronavirus

Supply Chain Movement

Slowly but surely, everyone is realizing that supplies from China are stagnating as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. So how is coronavirus impacting on business life and supply chain in particular? The impending coronavirus pandemic is not only affecting factories across the board in China. When the supply chain grinds to a halt, customers will have to jostle for priority. Most supply chain management systems will fall short.

The coronavirus supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

The media coverage of supply chain has increased exponentially as a result of the coronavirus epidemic in China, South Korea and Italy. All companies that produce and ship tangible goods are currently working hard to assess the impact of the outbreak on their own supply chains. Incidentally, although many factories in China have now resumed operations, he does not expect this to bring rapid relief to the problems.

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. To this end, Adexa was selected for its most advanced technology in supply chain digitalization,” said Dr. Yannong Huang, CEO of QDII. The post Adexa Forms a Joint Venture in China appeared first on Adexa. Media Contact: Ron Wilson.

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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. Supply Chain Autonomous Vehicles China Electric Vehicles Mobility

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