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China’s loss can be Southeast Asia's gain
As China's role in the global economy changes, companies are increasingly reconsidering its role as the world's manufacturing hub and moving to less expensive destinations in the region. As Keun Lee writes, for many Southeast Asian countries, "China's loss is their gain".
E-commerce is transforming modern supply chains
E-commerce in Asia has exploded, bringing significant benefits to consumers and businesses alike, according to an Asialink Business report into supply chains. One of its authors, Gabrielle Burgess, argues the effect of the growth of e-commerce and rising consumer expectations is to put traditional supply chains to the test.
Workers’ rights: a growing challenge for Indo-Pacific supply chains
Consumers are increasingly demanding from businesses that their supply chains are free from exploitation. A recent ground-breaking report from Asialink Business argues expectations of accountability over the labour practices of suppliers is adding to the complexity of doing business, especially in the Indo-Pacific.
Investing in technology the key to succeeding in a new age of supply chain disruption
New research released by Asialink Business, in partnership with Toll Group, looks at the pressures on global supply chains, most notably highlighted by the challenges of COVID-19. Asialink Chair Peter Varghese AO and Thomas Knudsen, Managing Director of Toll Group, argue technology, innovation and e-commerce will be key to building resilient supply chains in a post-COVID world.
What China’s Australia poll tells Aussie businesses about the Mainland Chinese market
Beyond official trade restraints and embargoes penetrating the Chinese market is going to prove tougher for Australian exporters, writes Dan Hu. Chinese consumers have taken their lead from Beijing and cooled on brand Australia.