Happy Friday! Here are some sourcing and trade-related links for your enjoyment and edification, selected by the Global Sources analyst team. Washington’s technology cold war with Beijing has resulted in strategic decoupling, prompting manufacturing supply chains to shift to new locations. India finds itself well positioned to absorb these supply chains. But the country […]
We’re already on holiday here in the Global Sources content team – nevertheless, here’s some reading for the Easter weekend on matters of sourcing, tech, business and trends. Buyers urged to act on Suez Canal blockage The container ship blocking the Suez Canal since 23rd March is now freed. Still, experts advise, buyers […]
How companies are reviewing sourcing practices to combat disruptions and build resilience The COVID-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in supply chains around the world, so a major rethink is underway. Lockdowns paralyzed production, suddenly cutting off access to critical materials and components. And when restrictions eased, there followed a massive reallocation of resources to deal with […]
With the cost of wages in China tripling over the past decade, the ongoing US-China trade tension, and an epidemic that upended international trade flows and halted production in China, many importers and buyers have pursued other alternatives – focusing their efforts on the Southeast Asian markets.
Photo: Public domain/Pexels A happy Friday to all our readers! Here are a few links to interesting reading for you to enjoy over the weekend.