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…. The overriding reason for this China-dependence is the cost factor, and weaning manufacturing away from that country comes at a hefty price. China produces most raw materials used in product manufacturing, so even if companies move product assembly elsewhere part of their supply chain will remain in China. Stable economy focused on manufacturing.

The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Logistics Bureau

When leading economists start talking about a drop in manufacturing comparable to the start of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, you can be sure that the world’s leading industries are in for a torrid few months. Since then, the impact on manufacturing and global supply chains, across multiple industry sectors, has been significant. Shipping.

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An Air Charter Solution for Teradyne in a Time of Disruption

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The order required moving oversized equipment from Shanghai (PVG) to Taiwan (TPE) within a limited time window. Thanks to effective collaboration and special arrangements among Teradyne’s inbound planning and manufacturing teams, vendors, and our team at C.H. Teradyne shipped 105 sets of equipment during the first quarter of 2020and in the second quarter alone they moved a total of 286 sets of equipment—107 of those shipped in the month of June.

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

The upcoming Chinese New Year is on January 25, 2020, but the holiday shutdown can affect production times at China’s manufacturing companies for as long as two months as many workers travel back to rural villages to celebrate with friends and family. For those of us who rely on shipping and manufacturing businesses, the Chinese New Year shutdown is an event that we need to be aware of (and prepared for) in advance to avoid delays that could be catastrophic to our businesses.

Prep Your Supply Chain for Super Typhoon Soudelor

Elementum

Super Typhoon Soudelor is set to hit Taiwan and China tomorrow, with a huge potential for supply chain disruption. Update 8/7/2015, 04:00 PST: Typhoon Soudelor Disrupts Air, Rail Services in Taiwan Air and land transportation services in Taiwan have been halted since Friday, August 7, as Typhoon Soudelor moves closer to the region. Update 8/6/15, 22:38 PST: Typhoon Soudelor Forces Suspension of Ferry Services in Southeast Taiwan.

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Building Value Networks. Stopping the Backward Slide.

Supply Chain Shaman

Like a rocket ship traveling to Mars, a new press release popped into my email each day. There is no network capable of connecting sourcing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution together in the market today. In the 1980s, I had a flip phone. (On

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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. Companies that have already got a manufacturing base in China are not necessarily at an advantage, as Bugaboo’s story illustrates. In 2007, the Dutch producer of pushchairs relocated its factory from Taiwan to the free trade zone close to Xiamen in China.

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Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

This is certainly welcomed news, however, according to an AP article , the Chinese government has required makers of N95 masks to sell all or part of their production internally instead of shipping masks to the U.S. Other countries including South Korea, India, and Taiwan, as well, are blocking exports of medical supplies to save them for their own citizens, leaving the U.S.

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Projected Trends for Manufacturing in China by 2025

EV Cargo Technology

Driven by the “Made in China 2025” mandate, manufacturing in China is set to undergo a massive transformation in the coming years and these 9 tasks have been identified as key priorities: Improving manufacturing innovation. Enforcing green manufacturing. Advancing restructuring of the manufacturing sector. Promoting service-oriented manufacturing and manufacturing-related service industries. Internationalising manufacturing.

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Projected trends for manufacturing in China by 2025

EV Cargo Technology

Driven by the “Made in China 2025” mandate, manufacturing in China is set to undergo a massive transformation in the coming years and these 9 tasks have been identified as key priorities: Improving manufacturing innovation. Enforcing green manufacturing. Advancing restructuring of the manufacturing sector. Promoting service-oriented manufacturing and manufacturing-related service industries. Internationalising manufacturing.

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Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

Only 29% of manufacturers easily manage total cost trade-offs. Total cost analysis is more difficult than it sounds and most technology implementations automated functional measurement systems (manufacturing or procurement), but leave the organization blind on the management of total costs.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

They range from small-batch soap manufacturing to the distribution of sports car parts. Shipping costs are also expected to spike upwards. It firmly cemented China as the world’s manufacturing hub. It raised its prowess from running mere factories to one that offered a complete value chain: from research and development to shipping and fulfillment. They have come to grow dependent and accustomed to working with Chinese manufacturers and suppliers.

The need to know

EFT

Fearing shipping crunch, retailers set earliest-ever holiday sale plans. Taiwan-based electronics manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron are among companies eyeing new factories in Mexico, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the U.S.-China

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The need to know

EFT

Fearing shipping crunch, retailers set earliest-ever holiday sale plans. Taiwan-based electronics manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron are among companies eyeing new factories in Mexico, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the U.S.-China

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Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons from Nortel Networks

NC State SCRC

The ODM’s in Taiwan have a single tech park where they all started. You didn’t have to add designers, and they leveraged the fact that they designed phones for other people, could do it quicker, and would leverage that, and would get their money back through manufacturing in a low cost environment. At the time – it was all in Taiwan, and over time it was moved more to manufacturing locations in China. They put everything on stop ship – would ship nothing.

“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

Elementum

That’s good news for agriculture and manufacturing in the state, two industries that rely heavily on almost nonexistent water. This should keep prices low and shipping lanes open. Typhoons can disrupt air and ship travel in Southeast Asia. But the typhoons will threaten Taiwan, China, and Japan, leaving countries like Indonesia in need of precipitation. El Niño is officially set to wreak havoc around the world—starting now.

Costly Supply Chain Delays in iPhone 8

Elementum

Foxconn, an electronics manufacturing company, is currently in charge of 95% of Apple’s OLED iPhone orders , and a small volume of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch orders. Meanwhile, Pegraton will handle 65% of iPhone 7 orders and Wistron will manufacture 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus units. Some reports indicated that only three to four million iPhone devices will be ready to ship by September this year as it appears difficult for the company to ship the expected 50-60 million new iPhones.

Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The manufacturers, key suppliers, and customer industries of semiconductor device makers are global, with a strong Asia presence. Like many industries, however, this one has experienced a shakeup in where various components are manufactured, with important and game-changing implications. All have considerable significance for global supply chain managers: Manufacturing is shifting to North Asia.

Preparing the Supply Chain for the Hurricane Season

Enterra Insights

this season, an above-average year is anticipated for East Asia that could affect production of consumer electronics sourced from China and Taiwan and more advanced technology products from Japan and nearby regions.”[1] Pharmaceutical organizations should also consider shipping temperature-sensitive and perishable goods to alternative, safer locations.” Organizations are often counseled to prepare for the unexpected. Even better advice is to prepare for the expected.

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The Supply Chain’s Vision Problem

Enterra Insights

Most companies weren’t buying from China or Taiwan or Malaysia like they are today.”[4] When a shipment of those black shirts in medium gets put on a truck or, even more, a ship, things go dark. Dawson adds, “Armed with [appropriate] data, manufacturers, distributors and retailers will be able to make use of intelligent dashboards to interpret data against key performance indicators and deliver real-time actionable insight.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Taiwan, Province of China. Eyefortransport is currently seeing major consolidation occurring in the shipping industry and expects to see further moves as logistics providers look to take advantage of e-commerce, cross-border trade and shifting global demand. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Chris Darbyshire, VP Operations at Softchoice!

Supply Chain Game Changer

After Celestica I went to work for Psion Teklogix before starting my own Solar panel manufacturing company. Over my career I have established supply chains for global leaders like EMC, Cisco, HP and others in China, Europe, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mexico and across North America. Now we have Supply and Demand Planners, Commodity Managers and Sourcing, Logistics not the shipping department, and Forecasting is now done by Supply Chain Data Scientists. Subscribe Here!

Seasoned Leadership in Action! An Interview with Leonard Han!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I moved on into many roles within the field of Supply Chain ending as Vice President of Operations for a Supply Chain company with experience working in Taiwan and China. I had the opportunity to be in China in the 1990s till the early 2000s to see the expansion of manufacturing of Electronics and Consumer goods. The products were customized and shipped direct to store or consumers from China in what is now known as B2B and B2C models. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. Taiwan, Province of China. Eyefortransport is currently seeing major consolidation occurring in the shipping industry and expects to see further moves as logistics providers look to take advantage of e-commerce, cross-border trade and shifting global demand. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering.

The need to know

EFT

Cargill looks to use wind to cut carbon in shipping. Cargill, one of the world’s biggest charterers of ships, is working with technology partners to fit sails on vessels in its fleet to cut carbon emissions through harnessing wind power, the U.S.

Yes, I am a Zealot. I Still Believe. Do You?

Supply Chain Shaman

I can find only two good examples of value networks creating value: Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) in the semiconductor industry and Performance Based Logistics in Aerospace and Defense. It will also impact the factory with a redesign for digital manufacturing. It will not be as easy as stuffing new signals into last decade’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) or Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). I take supply chain seriously.

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

Supply Chain @ MIT

Insurance companies face this issue when selling disruption insurance, or when trying to convince manufacturers to reduce both the likelihood and impact of business interruptions through measures such as increasing inventory levels and developing alternative suppliers. When an earthquake hit Taiwan in 1999 and knocked out a large number of the world’s chip supplies, Dell steered customers to products that could be built with available components. Relief and resilience.

Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

EFT

The National 12th Five-Year Plan specifically calls for strategies and tactics to enhance Hong Kong’s status as an international financial, trading and shipping centre; and also for Hong Kong to develop into a high-value goods inventory management and regional distribution centre (RDC).

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Wholesalers in 2019: Drop Those Bad Habits from 2018

EMERGE App

Or follow your savvy suppliers and manufacturers as they open production lines in another country. Just like looking for suppliers and manufacturers in China, you may have to apply the same principles and common sense in evaluating business partners. Highly developed nations such as South Korea and Taiwan may fill in the technology gap. Historically low shipping rates are slowing creeping back up. Introduction. It’s that time of the year again!

Supply Chain Management:Headline for the 2012 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. An equally important test as we swing into the 2012 surge will be how online, brick and mortar retailers, along with their respective direct ship suppliers, exercise capabilities in multi-location stocking and fulfillment capability. The most visible incident involved retailer Best Buy , who utilized a strategy of aggressive price promotion and free shipping to lure customers away from Amazon. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers.

In Louisiana, Trade War Makes Biggest US Port Tremble

Material Handling and Logistics

manufacturers report that input prices are rising at the fastest pace in seven years, according to the Institute for Supply Management. About half the company’s business relies on foreign enterprises, including Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp., million manufacturing jobs have been lost in the country since the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force in 1994, for example. The Port of South Louisiana is a trade juggernaut, handling the most tonnage of any U.S.

Black Friday 2016: Brought To You By Logistics

Freightos

Even items that were traditionally reserved for air – like cellphones and other high-value items – are now occasionally shipped by ocean. Overcapacity (to the tune of 10% of the industry’s container capacity as surplus space) and fierce competition pushed South Korean ocean carrier Hanjin into bankruptcy on August 31st 2016, triggering a price uptick that held steady throughout the September holiday shipping surge. Shipping it back is even cheaper.