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Fascinating insights into the changing supply chain industry inChina, from leading international experts

A fascinating look at the enormous changes taking place in Chinatoday as it evolves from global manufacturer to global consumermarketplace, The Shipping Point: The Rise of China and theFuture of Retail Supply Chain Management explores how China'sascension will have a profound impact on the future of retailsupply chain management. Bringing together the knowledge andexpertise of leading supply chain and retail professionals fromaround the world to illuminate opportunities that are likely todevelop over the next decade in China, the book is essentialreading for anyone working with or looking to better understand howsupply chains work.

Focusing on cutting edge logistics programs, processes, andtechnologies that will drive supply chain innovation in thetwenty-first century, the book highlights innovative logisticsprograms that link the Asia Pacific manufacturing base, withinternational retailers and end consumers. Providing real examplesof supply chain innovation in the marketplace to clearly illustratethe ideas in action, the book explores multi-country consolidationin China, strategies for greening the supply chain, supply chain& logistics IT systems, contingency planning strategy, and muchmore.

  • Explores the programs, processes, and technologies that willdrive supply chain innovation in the years ahead, with a particularfocus on China
  • Incorporates case studies contributed by retail executives andlogistics industry professionals from around the world
  • Highlights innovative logistics programs that link the AsiaPacific manufacturing base with international retailers and endconsumers

In The Shipping Point, international transportation andlogistics expert Peter Levesque and a team of contributing authorsprovide practical expertise and insights into present and futureopportunities for consumer retail and supply chainmanagement—and what it will take to turn those opportunitiesinto reality.

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