Apple Inc. suspended new business with iPhone assembler Pegatron Corp. after discovering labor violations at a student workers’ program, taking strong action to clean up a Chinese-based production chain long accused of worker abuse.
Rosemary Coates, executive director of The Reshoring Institute, explains why the coronavirus pandemic might finally be the crisis that drives manufacturers to shift production from China back to the U.S.
Ann Marie Uetz, head of the coronavirus task force with the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP, discusses the results of a pair of surveys about how executives are responding to supply-chain disruptions caused by the pandemic and rising geopolitical tensions.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to severe shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to protect Americans from the disease. The crisis has revealed an overreliance on imported supplies, particularly from China.
Automakers are investing billions of dollars to bring new electric vehicles to consumers in the U.S. and other global markets, but their success hinges on securing the most critical and expensive component: the battery.
The latest supply chain news, analysis, trends and best practices for companies operating in China. Learn how businesses are optimizing supply chain and logistics performance across China’s 22 provinces, five autonomous regions and four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing) - addressing a range of challenges such as rising labor costs, poor infrastructure, complex customs and trade laws, unstable political climates and government controlled exchange rates.
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