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P&G shifts suppliers, product formulas to avoid supply chain issues

Dive Brief: Procter & Gamble is using alternate suppliers and reformulating products as it combats rising inflation and works to keep shelves stocked, CFO Andre Schulten said in an earnings call Tuesday. The consumer products giant has been relying on back-up suppliers over the last few months in the case of shortages or when shipping… Continue reading P&G shifts suppliers, product formulas to avoid supply chain issues

Navigating supply chain disruption

To ensure operations are not disrupted, companies in the food and FMCG industries are turning to unique employee attraction and engagement techniques. But, further steps must be taken to ensure supply chain resilience When the doors of Marylebone’s Crazy Pizza restaurant reopened in July, the aroma of warm pizza dough greeted customers upon arrival as… Continue reading Navigating supply chain disruption

A guide to Importing Machinery from China

Within 2018, China’s largest export is machinery, reaching $3.18 trillion in value. Due to a large amount of choice within the market, careful consideration must be taken with choosing who, how you work with suppliers, and this ensures goods are compliant with the legal and safety requirements to allow them into your chosen country.  This… Continue reading A guide to Importing Machinery from China

Slow-Paying Buyers Are Threatening the Stability of Struggling Suppliers

In the midst of a growing supply chain crisis, suppliers are increasingly being forced to accept longer payment terms from buyers. Both sides are desperate to protect their cash, but the trend threatens to undermine the stability of suppliers, and can only serve to exacerbate the situation. In this conversation with SupplyChainBrain Editor-in-Chief Bob Bowman,… Continue reading Slow-Paying Buyers Are Threatening the Stability of Struggling Suppliers

Sourcing from China (Part 2): Negotiating terms, leverage over suppliers, and describing your needs. [Podcast]

In this episode… In episode 65 we discussed the different supplier options open to buyers who’re sourcing from China. One of the options is to do the sourcing yourself. Many importers want to pursue this, so we’re creating a mini-series of episodes that explores how to handle the sourcing process from China yourself with tips… Continue reading Sourcing from China (Part 2): Negotiating terms, leverage over suppliers, and describing your needs. [Podcast]

Guide to Alibaba Gold Suppliers: What Importers Must Know

Click Here to Get the Asia Import Platform: General Products The Alibaba Gold Supplier program is often misunderstood as a ‘seal of approval’ while it’s more comparable to a verified business directory. What makes the Gold Supplier program unique is the information you can access about each supplier – information that can in turn be… Continue reading Guide to Alibaba Gold Suppliers: What Importers Must Know

After years of 'Made in China,' supply chains consider alternatives

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series marking Supply Chain Dive’s five-year anniversary. Look back at some of the most important stories in supply chain since 2016 in this round-up. The “Made in China” label is ubiquitous in the United States, stamped on everything from industrial machinery to a pair of flip flops.… Continue reading After years of 'Made in China,' supply chains consider alternatives

A Future-Ready Supply Chain: Hurdles and Rewards

Recent upticks in inventory shortages, labor issues and capacity reductions have been plaguing businesses across industries, making supply chain management increasingly more complicated. Many leaders have struggled to ensure continuity of supplies through the disruptions, confirming findings from global professional services firm Accenture Plc that only 4% of today’s supply chains are “future-ready.” To withstand the… Continue reading A Future-Ready Supply Chain: Hurdles and Rewards

Apple Set to Cut iPhone Production Goals Due to Chip Crunch

Apple Inc. is likely to slash its projected iPhone 13 production targets for 2021 by as many as 10 million units as prolonged chip shortages hit its flagship product, according to people with knowledge of the matter.  The company had expected to produce 90 million new iPhone models in the last three months of the… Continue reading Apple Set to Cut iPhone Production Goals Due to Chip Crunch

China's Golden Week Adds to Global Shipping Delays

China’s week-long National Day holiday has exacerbated congestion at two of the country’s busiest ports — Shanghai and Ningbo — where 273 cargo and container vessels were waiting to berth as of Thursday.  Container rollover rates at both ports indicate little headway in dealing with the excess cargo, according to data from supply chain software… Continue reading China's Golden Week Adds to Global Shipping Delays