Tag: Supply Chains

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COSCO-China Shipping Merger Finally in The Works?

By Lauren Dodillet After years of rumors, a merger may be in the works for China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO)—China’s largest shipping enterprise—and China Shipping (Group) Company. The two state-owned enterprises (SOEs) would combine over $82.9 billion in total...

/ August 27, 2015
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Tianjin Explosions May Spur Billions in Insurance Claims

By Lauren Dodillet A series of blasts in Tianjin on August 12th may cue billions of dollars in insurance claims. The explosions rocked the world’s third-largest port last Wednesday and burned into the weekend, the result of currently unknown circumstances...

/ August 20, 2015
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$4.6 Billion Investment to Ally Alibaba with Suning Electronics Retailer

By Lauren Dodillet Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will invest $4.56 billion into Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd to accumulate a sum 19.99 percent share in the electronics company, a joint statement announced Monday. In return, Suning will purchase a 1.1...

/ August 13, 2015

Improving Energy Efficiency on the Factory Floor

On a quest to help Chinese factories cut costs and reduce energy use, an entrepreneur works the assembly line. By Christina Nelson Taryn Sullivan has worked every job in a Chinese factory. After years of traveling to China to source...

/ February 20, 2014

Beyond Compliance

A new breed of managers take on environment, health, and safety issues in Chinese factories.by Matthew DeGrootFor decades, one of the biggest challenges facing companies that source products from China has been ensuring that their supply chains are clean, fair,...

/ April 1, 2012

Nine Rules for Logistics in China

A carefully selected logistics partner can help companies overcome their China supply chain challenges.by Rosemary CoatesLogistics is an essential component of a successful deal anywhere in the world, but especially in China where services offered may not be what they...

/ April 1, 2012

Product Safety Summit Shows Value of Cooperation

The recent bilateral product safety summit brought the US-China dialogue to a new level, with both parties committing to a more comprehensive approach.by Michael J. WagnerThe US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the PRC Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection,...

/ January 1, 2010

Supply Chain Actions to Improve China Sourcing

Companies should revamp their supply chains in China to reduce operating costs and increase efficiency.by Steven H. GansterCompanies sourcing from China have been hit by a one-two punch over the last few years that has sent many of them reeling....

/ November 1, 2009

Target the China Market to Ride out the Recession

In a slowing global economy, foreign-invested enterprises in China should refocus on China’s domestic market by Sigmund Floyd The United States and large parts of the developed world are struggling through financial crises, and the global downturn has severely affected...

/ July 1, 2009

Ethical Supply Chain Management

Last fall’s melamine scandal illustrates the dangers of a less-than-rigorous approach to quality assurance. by Teresa DeLaurentis Companies doing business in China have had difficulty maintaining quality throughout the supply chain, as illustrated by recent food and product safety scandals....

/ May 1, 2009