The Predictions For Industry and Global Chains

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Once a year, just before the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with Supply Chain Matters provide a series of predictions for the coming year. These predictions are provided in the spirit of assisting industry supply chain teams in setting management objectives for the year ahead as well as Supply Chain Matters Bloghelping our readers and clients to prepare supply chain management and line-of-business teams in establishing meaningful programs, initiatives and educational agendas. (more…)

CEOs Gathered on Transforming India into a Pharma Super Power

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Mumbai: The launch edition of the India Pharma Week, a UBM India initiative to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its flagship pharma event, CPhI and P-MEC, witnessed one of its most significant events, the CEO Round Table, in association with West Pharma. (more…)

Vietnam’s Apparel Sector Still Optimistic About Their Future

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Vietnam is widely considered as the single largest beneficiary of the TPP in the textile and apparel sector, if it were to be ratified by the signatory countries. There is some uncertainty surrounding this and also some concerns about Vietnam’s ability to meet TPP’s strict “yarn forward” rules of origin. So let us look at both the issues. (more…)

The Risky Commodity Investments of China

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

A few years ago, Western countries feared that China’s forays into Africa would cut them off from commodities. In light of current low prices it looks as if China made a mistake when it secured access to resources through risky investments.

What do countries like Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea Bissau, Laos, Myanmar, South Sudan, Tajikistan and Zimbabwe have in common? They are among the poorest countries in the world and are all ranked as “hard-line autocracies” as well as either “poorly functioning” or “rudimentary” market economies in the Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI). (more…)

The Best Sourcing Agent in China

Saturday, May 6th, 2017


Before we start talking about any sourcing agent in China in particular, and agents in general, I must say one thing. When I was working in New-York and went to visit customers and potential customers, the one thing I heard over and over again was that everybody wanted to work directly with a factory. Nobody wanted to work with “Agents”. The way they said it sounded like an “agent” is something you should safeguard yourself from and if you are not careful the “agent” is going to harm you. (more…)

10 Apparel Supply Chain Ideas in 2017

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Uncertainty in 2017 brings opportunity for retailers and brands to rethink their business models and how they operate

Several recurring themes cropped up in just-style’s roundup of sourcing and supply chain issues likely to impact apparel and footwear firms in 2017. The reports, which ran across four articles and more than 11,000 words, combined the views of a panel of industry executives. Here we condense their words of wisdom. (more…)

China Monazite Market Report

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Pune, Mahrashtra — (SBWIRE) — 02/02/2017 — This report studies the Monazite market in China , analyzes and research the Monazite development status and forecast. Monazite market report focuses on the top players in China industry, shown below. The report covers Monazite China sales and China Monazite market growth rate [2011 to 2021]. China Monazite market Status, Prospect (2011-2021) also mensioned in this report. China Monazite market report also includes, China Monazite Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers – [on China Monazite market scenario] (more…)

China’s Aluminum Price Forecast

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

China is a top producer of aluminum, and its ongoing battle against pollution could lead to production cuts and, subsequently, skyrocketing aluminum prices.

According to a recent report from Reuters, the aluminum price rally could also potentially be offset by the oversupply situation. Any kind of extreme market fluctuation would be dependent on the Chinese government following through on the shutdown of aluminum-rich provinces during the winter months. (more…)

Low-Cost Sourcing from China

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

The alarming increase in consumer demands is compelling businesses to adopt new strategies to cater to their needs. SpendEdgea procurement market intelligence company, takes us through a journey where the variable costs of raw materials, insane competition, and globalization have led to the evolution of low-cost country sourcing (LCCS). (more…)

Product Selection Through China Sourcing

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

There should be a proper mix of long tail and super producers in terms of product selection for a reputed online website. Interestingly, it is an 80/20 divide which is also considered as the rule of thumb for online selling. 20% of the products are high producers while 80% form the Long Tail product line. However, you must remember that this mix will only be considered among the products of an individual seller and no comparison is done for these products. One item cannot be the super star; there must be a mix of products to be considered in these categories. (more…)