Supply Chain Management Blog
How well do you know China? Or any other geographic market that’s outside of your own country? Chances are the answer for a majority of companies will be “not that well.” Despite that, we’ve seen many companies still hold to the belief that all they need to do to be successful in China is to translate their materials and website and make sure there’s a proper currency exchange set up.
As the year winds down, some will be sad to see 2016 go – while others will be happily showing it the door and changing the locks after it’s gone. Regardless of whether it was a good or a bad year for you, the hope and promise of the new year will soon be upon us.
I like to think of manufacturing as one of the oldest professions in the world. While some of our caveman ancestors were out hunting for food, I like to think of the folks that stayed home and created the tools those hunters used, the brushes and paints for cave paintings, etc.
Of course, that was long ago and manufacturing was small-scale – nothing like the global environment we all deal with today. But as manufacturing has grown in size, scale, and reach, it’s also increasingly complex.
In previous blogs we wrote about the many opportunities in the Chinese market; these opportunities, however, also go hand in hand with at least as many challenges.
In today’s post, we’ll take a look at the differences between Tmall (domestic) and Tmall Global and help you determine which is right for your company.
As the saying goes, “time is money.” In the global supply chain industry, however, the saying should be “real-time is money,” meaning that real-time visibility into your global supply chain operations can help you save – as well as make – quite a bit of money.
Growing a company into a global powerhouse is something every CEO dreams of – and right now, there are five marquee examples of high-growth companies excelling far beyond the rest of the industry: Skyworks Solutions, GoPro (a ModusLink customer,) Netflix, Amazon and Google.
You can go most anywhere in the world and ask someone if they know what Motorola is, and more often than not the person will be familiar with the brand – and at least some of its products. This is because Motorola has had such a long and successful history, stretching back almost nine decades, as an innovator and technology leader in the mobile communications industry.
2015 has been another excellent year for those of us here at ModusLink. We’ve won awards, we’ve launched new products, and we’ve begun working with some of the world’s most innovative companies to help them build great products and customer experiences worldwide – while deepening our relationships with existing customers by doing the same.
In my previous post, I discussed some of the common taxes companies need to understand as they expand their operations globally, as well as the advantages of having a tax or fiscal representative working on their behalf. In this blog, I am going to dive deeper into the benefits such financial management can offer and show that while many European countries such as the U.K. and Ireland are great launch pads for European expansion, the Netherlands offers a unique value proposition for American and Asian companies looking to expand into Europe.
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