Shein is upending a $36 billion industry by using a seemingly ingenious combination of supply-chain savvy, data-driven clothing design and tax loopholes that came to the fore during the U.S. and in China trade war.
President Biden’s blueprint for the U.S. semiconductor industry marks an ambitious effort to set industrial policy for a critical sector of the economy, but the strategy will need more money and global support to take back chip supremacy and preempt a rival effort from China.
Even though China has fared better in its economic recovery than originally anticipated, the pandemic boosted the long-term trend of businesses diversifying and engaging suppliers in China’s regional competition.
Rob Handfield, Bank of America Professor of Supply Chain Management with the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University, discusses the reasons behind the current worldwide shortage of ocean containers, and what carriers and manufacturers must do to solve it.
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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