China is Changing Supply Chains Around the World: Facts and Trends
Today’s supply chains cover exponentially more miles, connect many more trading partners, are much more complex, and employ a constantly changing set of global capabilities. China has become an integral piece to global logistics and manufacturing. This paper explores the evolution of China from a primitive, low-cost manufacturing location to an ever-advancing global supply chain hub. It focuses on distribution capabilities available from China and how these capabilities are being leveraged to benefit North American and European companies, as well as China’s domestic consumers.