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Power Cuts In China. Why are they happening and how could this affect manufacturing?

In September 2021, 10 provinces on China’s East coast forced their manufacturing sector to suffer power cuts. Even our own Dongguan contract manufacturing facility, in South China, was without power during the daytime on Monday and Tuesday this week. Widespread … Continue reading

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How To Reduce Risks As Your Order Sizes Grow When Working With Chinese Manufacturers?

Despite the pandemic’s numerous lockdowns during 2020 and 2021, one positive result has been a boom in sales for a lot of businesses as many consumers have chosen to upgrade electronic, exercise, and home office equipment, furniture, home and kitchenware, … Continue reading

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5 Challenges Faced By Importers With Asian Supply Chains Going Into 2022 [Podcast]

Chiefly due to Covid importers have been struggling with disrupted supply chains, high shipping costs, longer lead times, and more unpleasant effects since the pandemic hit in early 2020. Unfortunately, there are 5 challenges that our CEO Renaud Anjoran believes … Continue reading

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Nearshoring To Mexico. An Alternative To China? [Podcast]

Have you considered Mexico as an alternative to China for your manufacturing? Dan Harris at China Law Blog recently wrote this blog post: “Mexico is the New China” and Manufacturers are Moving There. In it he suggests why US companies, … Continue reading

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Importer’s ‘Supply Chain Spring Clean’ Checklist To Find Risks & Opportunities [Podcast]

Got some time on your hands during Chinese New Year while your suppliers are on holiday? In this bumper 43 minute Chinese New Year episode to keep you entertained during the holiday, Renaud & Adrian discuss tasks importers can perform … Continue reading

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Could Rising COVID-19 Cases In China Before CNY ‘21 Affect Supply Chains? [Podcast]

What would YOU do if lockdowns in China over Chinese New Year threatened your supply chain..? As cases climb in Northern China there’s a very real threat that tightening restrictions could affect supply chains in China. In this episode, Adrian … Continue reading

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Importing From China? 6 Risks You Face In January 2021

I caught up with Sofeast’s COO, Fabien Gaussorgues, to discuss supply chain endangering risks importers from China are very likely to face in January 2021. Together we compiled this post based on our observations which includes the issues you face … Continue reading

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The Impact Of Chinese New Year On Importers & Tips To Prepare For CNY 2021 [Podcast]

The Phenomenon of Chinese New Year Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is an amazing time of year in China and several other Asian countries who also place a lot of importance on the lunar calendar (such as Vietnam, Taiwan, … Continue reading

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Is Your Chinese Supplier At Risk Of Bankruptcy?

Some Chinese factories have suffered serious blows recently. Large American companies are moving manufacturing outside of China, often abruptly. Many manufacturers were hit in 2020 by very soft demand and cancelled orders. Their government is becoming more serious in getting … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Risk Reduction Strategies [Presentation]

Recently I was asked to give a presentation on supply chain risk reduction strategies. I focused on the way to pinpoint and assess potential risks, with the aim of driving action and addressing those risks.

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