Category: China Supply Chain Strategy

Other Trade Developments Stemming from Last Week’s G-20 Trade Meeting

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights other noteworthy developments coming out of last week’s G-20 Summit meeting that will likely have some implications to global trade.

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Temporary Cease Fire in the Ongoing Trade War Among the U.S. and China Brings Added Challenges

At the G-20 Economic Summit held late last week, the anticipated summit meeting among U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping resulted in essentially a temporary cease fire in additional tariff actions.

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U.S. Expands Targeting Supply Network Bans for Certain Chinese High Tech Companies

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the continued fallout of escalating U.S. actions banning U.S. suppliers with doing business with specific China based high tech manufacturers.

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Apple Indeed Assessing Some Movement of Production from China

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides highlights of more definitive reports indicating that Apple’s is indeed assessing a shift of some of its iPhone and other consumer electronics manufacturing out of China. The effort appears in an assessment phase for upwards of 30 percent of current production, and if consummated could result in a permanent shifting of some manufacturing sourcing.

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A Significant Week in Global Supply and Demand Network Related Developments

The Supply Chain Matters blog reports highlights of significant global supply network developments that occurred this week that should capture the attention of multi-industry supply chain leaders and their respective organizations.

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Foxconn Discloses Contingency Production Sourcing Readiness for High Tech Products

According to a published report, Foxconn Technology Group, Apple’s prime contract manufacturer is ready to shift production out of China if becomes necessary. The revelation came in the contract manufacturer’s first-ever investor meeting and conference call.

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Escalation of Global Trade Conflict or Weaponization of High-Tech Supply and Demand Networks? – Organizations Need to Assess

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides editorial commentary on the growing consensus that the escalation of U.S. and China trade conflicts has turned to a weaponization of high tech supply and customer demand networks.

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Are Heightened U.S. and China Trade Tensions Now at the Tipping Point?

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our readers with yet another supply chain management focused update on the now heightened implications of ongoing trade tensions among two of the globe’s three largest economies. We pose the question and the response as to whether tensions are now at the tipping point.

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U.S. and China Trade Talks Reach a Critical Stage

Global equity markets have once again turned volatile on the sudden and unexpected Twitter based announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump threatening to significantly increase import tariffs on goods imported from China. Multi-industry supply networks are at risk, depending on the outcome, and smaller businesses are especially at-risk without a contingency plan.

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Reports That China Online provider JD.com is Cutting Back

There have been a groundswell of reports indicating that China based online retail provider JD.com is cutting back on operations and resources in order to meet profitability goals sooner than originally intended. It serves as a sign that China’s online sector is feeling the realities of a muting of domestic and foreign online sales growth and building expectations from investors.

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