USCBC with US-China Series: Your Chinese Supply Chain – Complexities and Challenges

On September 10th, the US-China Business Council and US-China Series will host an event on the future of the supply chain titled: Your Chinese Supply Chain – Complexities and Challenges.

One in five global exports come from China. Doubling Vietnam’s export capability would hardly put a dent in this. This epitomizes the size and scale of the logistical problem facing US manufacturers.

In this era, where the pressure to secure and diversify your supply chain is coming from customers, the C-Suite, and from the nation’s capital, the practicalities and broader business implications of transitioning operations out of China are often overlooked. It isn’t as easy as sending production to India or Mexico. China has been a supply chain powerhouse because it remains the most efficient destination for multiple industries.

Moreover, many companies these days manufacture in China for China—to serve the world’s fastest growing and already enormous consumer market. Divesting means ceding valuable market share and taking a competitive hit that could hurt business globally for years to come.

Our virtual forum will focus on the real-world implications of any transition and issues that the current debate fails to address:

  • Are we ignoring the notion that many supply chains have migrated from a global export engine to domestic suppliers for the burgeoning Chinese middle class?
  • Have we thought enough about the logistical difficulties of shifting to neighboring countries?
  • Is it economically feasible to bring low end manufacturing back to the United States, with its affluent workforce and aging demographic?
  • Does the US workforce have the skill sets to compete in elite manufacturing?

We will break this down via sectors such as 5G, Agriculture, Apparel, Automotive, Chemicals and Industrial Inputs, Semiconductors and the Medical supply chain. We will address the cross currents of national security concerns, economic efficiency, the efficacy of the current policy regime, and constructive alternatives.

With all stakeholders being represented, we will deliver a rational debate combining the intellectual rigor of the think tank community and practical insights of the business community.

On September 10th, the US-China Business Council and US-China Series hosted an event on the future of the supply chain.

One in five global exports come from China. Doubling Vietnam’s export capability would hardly put a dent in this. This epitomizes the size and scale of the logistical problem facing US manufacturers.

In this era, where the pressure to secure and diversify your supply chain is coming from customers, the C-Suite, and from the nation’s capital, the practicalities and broader business implications of transitioning operations out of China are often overlooked. It isn’t as easy as sending production to India or Mexico. China has been a supply chain powerhouse because it remains the most efficient destination for multiple industries.

Moreover, many companies these days manufacture in China for China—to serve the world’s fastest growing and already enormous consumer market. Divesting means ceding valuable market share and taking a competitive hit that could hurt business globally for years to come.

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Event Details

When:
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Registration

Deadline:
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 5:00pm
Cost:
Free

Event Contact

Contact:
Anna Ashton