Posts Tagged ‘supply chain’

Food. The Reason Some Are Looking to Leave China

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:37 4 Comments

Speak to anyone who had a child while they were in China, and one of the first issues that comes up is food safety. Beyond air pollution, there is no topic that (in general) I have more discussions about… and more often than not I am being asked what I eat and where do I […]

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Take Part in the Green Supply Chain Survey

Thursday, November 5, 2009 1:36 No Comments

Following my presentation (click here to view) yesterday at the Supply Chain Council’s 2009 CHaINA conference, I received the below email inviting companies to participate in their annual green supply chain survey. Working closely with the council for the last few years on CSR and sustainability, I encourage you to take the 10 minutes to […]

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Intel Shuts Shanghai Plant, Electrolux Shuts Changsha Plant, and McDonald’s Drops Prices

Thursday, February 5, 2009 9:04 No Comments

Three big announcements and 2 juicy rumors today highlight the fact that the scale of the global downturn is growing. Fast. Big Announcements: 1) Intel shuts Shanghai factory and lays off 2,000 to move inland 2) Electrolux closes refrigerator factory in Changsha as part of a wider move to move from low end products to […]

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Impact of Closing Down Home Depot’s Expo Chain. China’s Ports, Provinces, and Manufacturers

Monday, February 2, 2009 2:11 No Comments

Following the rather quickly written post Why Layoffs in the US are a Bad Thing for China where I mentioned highlighted that these closures were likely to impact China’s real economy I thought it would be a good idea to spend a little more time looking at the real impacts to China’s economy. There have […]

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Logistics News in Review: November 4, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 8:53 No Comments

Postal Postal agreement with China will halve delivery time Air Chongqing has direct flights to all the provincial capitals Fraport Shortlisted For Kunming Investment China Eastern Airlines launches Nanchang-Seoul direct route China carriers in a cold sweat with the approach of winter China carriers in the red in third quarter Water Yangshan port extension to […]

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Fresh Produce Logistics in China

Thursday, October 25, 2007 9:17 5 Comments

One of my very first projects in China involved a study of 400 farmers in the Jiangsu province bringing agriculture to market. My team at the time went through town after town and interviewed farmers, wet market buyers, truckers, and food processors to understand the process as it stood .. .and we used that to […]

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