Posts tagged as 'China'

China…times they are a changin’!

JohnWesterveld

I’ve recently been noticing a number of articles in Industry Week dealing with labor disputes and issues in China; Strike Halts Honda’s Production in China Honda Offers Pay Raise to Chinese Strikers Honda’s Chinese Parts Plant Resumes Full Operations Honda Resumes Car Production at Two Assembly Plants in China Japan’s Brother Says Hit by China […]

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Supply chain 2015 – the blurring of operational supply chain planning and execution

TrevorMiles

Dan Gilmour of Supply Chain Digest  in his newsletter for Oct 22, 2009 published a list of “things” that will change in supply chains by 2015.  There were a number of things that Dan identified that really boil down to the blurring of operational supply chain planning and execution.  We have been seeing this trend […]

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Sourcing in China? Might not be such a good deal.

JohnWesterveld

AMR Research recently published an article that about a study they have been working on which indicates that companies are starting to look near shore when making sourcing decisions.  In the study, risk was one of the key drivers for this trend.  Companies surveyed identified the following risks in dealing with China. Intellectual property infringement […]

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Recession or reset?

TrevorMiles

Much of the rhetoric of the politicians in the West when “selling” their economic stimulus packages to a skeptical public has been focussed on returning to economic conditions that existed in 2003-2006.  There are many sceptical voices across the political and financial spectrum, some based upon wishful thinking, some based upon analysis.  Some of the […]

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Dealing with supply chain risks

JohnWesterveld

I recently read a blog post by Bob Ferrari at his Supply Matters blog.  The post, entitled A Key Takeaway in Supply Chain Risk Management , described some of the quality issues plaguing China (tainted milk scandal, contaminated pet food, contaminated heparin) and Mexico (Salmonella laced tomatoes).  I posted a comment at his site, but have […]

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