ASD SHOW SOURCING PANEL, March 2020

ASD and Source Direct are right around the corner where we will be participating in a thought-provoking Sourcing Panel held right on the show floor with the audience participating. Las Vegas will be hopping March 22 through 25 at ASD Market Week with 9 Trade Shows in 1 Central Location including 2,700 Suppliers and over

ASIAN MANUFACTURING COST REPORT Q4– 2019

commodity price trends in the fourth quarter were again mixed. Many grades of Plastics, Steel and Ceramics were mostly down in price. While some grades of Rubber, Alum, Paper, Textiles and Fuel prices were all up. Labor rates were steady in the lower wage countries. Freight rates according to the World Container Index increased substantially.

ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVERS REPORT | Q3 2019

The commodity price trends in the third quarter are mixed in Asia. Many grades of Plastics, Rubber, Paper, Textiles and Ceramics raw materials prices were mostly down in price. While some grades of Alum, Metals, Wood and Fuel prices were all up. Labor rates were steady in the lower wage countries. The trend for World Container Index was decreased.

The Supply Chain Conference Of The Year Is Coming In September!

ASCM 2019 features keynote by Fareed Zakaria, CNN Worldwide host, Washington Post columnist, and best-selling author. There will also be a lineup of knowledgeable thought-leaders addressing end-to-end supply chain topics. Each individual has been carefully selected to ensure a broad range of content, viewpoints and topics. Presenters include respected business leaders, authors, educators and innovators

ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVERS REPORT Q2– 2019 (Apr, May, Jun) Tracking The Trends Which Drive Costs In Asian Manufacturing

The commodity price trends in the second quarter are down in Asia. Many grades of Plastics, Steel, Metals, Fuel, Textiles and Ceramics raw materials prices were mostly down in price. While some grades of Alum, Wood and paper prices were all up. Labor rates were steady in the lower wage countries. The trend for World Container Index was increase. Only

SIS 6.0 RELEASED BY SOURCE IT GROUP

Our cloud-based Supply Information System (“SIS”) platform helps our customers eliminate gaps in the product concept to delivery process and provides our whole integrated teams real-time, 24/7, end-to-end visibility on the status of all supply chain activities through a private, secure, personal portals. Imagine having all of your product engineering,

ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVERS REPORT | Q1 2019

The commodity price trends in the first quarter are mixed in Asia. Many grades of Rubber, Metals, Wood, Paper, Ceramics raw materials prices were mostly down in price. While some grades of Steel, Alum, Textiles and Fuel prices were all go up. Also Labor rates were up in the lower wage countries. The trend for World Container Index was down.

ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVERS REPORT Q4

The commodity price trends in the fourth quarter are mostly down in Asia. Many grades of Plastics, Rubber, Steel, Alum, Metals, Paper, Textiles raw materials and Fuel prices were mostly down in price while some grades of Wood, Freight went up in price. Labor rates were steady in the lower wage countries, and Ceramics price was mixed.

ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVERS REPORT Q3

The commodity price trends in the third quarter in Asia are mostly up. Many grades of Plastics, Rubber, Steel, Alum, Wood and Paper raw materials rose in price while some grades of Metals, Textiles and Ceramics went down in price. Petroleum and fuel prices were up in this quarter and labor rates were steady in the lower wage countries.

EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Experience the future of manufacturing and product development. Join us at FABTECH from November 6-8 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta where the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing community come together to see what’s new and what’s next. Source International will be giving a presentation on Smart Manufacturing Product

Three Tips For Ensuring Quality At Outsourced Suppliers

Thanks to everyone who attended “Three Tips For Ensuring Quality At Outsourced Suppliers” at the 2018 APICS conference in Chicago October 2nd. The topic drew a great crowd with lots of good input and questions from the

TEN MILES BLUE MOUNTAIN SUMMER PARTY

In the beautiful and fresh nature, the teams played three games. The first game was called kangaroo jump which need to put their feet into the bag. The second was “number convey game ” for testing everyone’s tacit understanding. The last and the most exciting game was “Rip the nametag off.

THIRD ROUND OF CHINA TARIFFS

July 10, 2018 -Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has released a third list of thousands of additional goods that could face 10% china tariffs after a public comment period. It includes fruit and vegetables, handbags, refrigerators, rain jackets and baseball gloves. The move comes after the United States imposed the first round of 25% China tariffs worth $34 billion which kicked in July 6th.

Material Trends Chart

ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVER REPORT, 2018 Q2

The ASIA MANUFACTURING COST of commodity price trends in the second quarter are mostly up across the board with a few rare exceptions. Most grades of plastics, industrial metals, paper, ceramic and glass raw materials all rose in price while only some grades of rubber and alumina for ceramic production were going down in price.Wood prices meanwhile remained mostly flat and Textiles prices were mixed. Petroleum and fuel

SECOND ROUND OF CHINA PRODUCT TARIFFS

March 8, 2018 – Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705 on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States providing for additional 25% and 10% duties for steel mill and aluminum articles, effective March 23, 2018.

UPBEAT ON ECONOMY – U.S. COMPANIES IN CHINA SHOW INCREASING CONFIDENCE

A recent AmCham China survey of over 400 of its members finds greater optimism about future of U.S.-China relations and its members generally upbeat on economy.  Confidence within the American business community toward China’s economy is strengthening, despite significant concerns about the regulatory environment and the possibility of Trump

CERAMIC INDUSTRY SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Manufacturers in the ceramic, glass, refractories, brick and related industries rely on the dedicated support of a multitude of suppliers in order to be successful. Ceramic Industry offers manufacturers the opportunity to acknowledge their valued

WVU GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL TO MEET

The WVU Global Supply Chain Management Advisory Council, chaired by Jim Lynch, is planning a spring meeting on March 22 and 23, 2018 as part of the Joint WVU Business and Economics Spring Visiting Committee/Advisory Council Meetings to be held at the Erickson Alumni Center on the West Virginia

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