Nairobi by night timelapse. (Photo by Yonko Kilasi on Unsplash) Here’s some weekend sourcing-related reading, with stories from diverse parts of Asia and Africa that caught the eyes of the Global Sources team this week. Apple to start making iPhone 12 in India, reducing reliance on China Reports have it that Foxconn, Apple’s manufacturing […]
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.
If there’s one manufacturing process that has driven the most growth in the plastics industry, it’s injection molding. Over the years since its development, plastic injection molding has grown to be one of the most widely implemented manufacturing processes for many sectors: electronics, automotive, home appliances, housewares, and even in the medical and aerospace industries. […]
A little light weekend reading, links contributed by the Global Sources analyst team. China-Vietnam sourcing shift enters phase two, bringing more box congestion When people talk about going ‘China +1’ or moving production out of China, it’s important to be aware that many places aren’t yet ready to take over China’s role completely. […]
Sourcing expert Meghla Bhardwaj talks you through how to find the right products and contact suppliers through the Global Sources online platform. The 18-minute video uses real examples to show the process of searching for a product, discovering new products – and how to write professional messages that suppliers will respond to.