Responding to Cost Increases In China / IndustryWeek | — Panjiva

Responding to Cost Increases In China / IndustryWeek

  • By Josh Green
  • · November 24, 2008
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Over at IndustryWeek, you’ll find Panjiva’s thoughts about how to respond to price increases in China.

Given all the trouble that Chinese factories are having, are price increases really still a problem?  So far, yes.  Declining demand is leading to factory closures (see previous post), NOT downward pressure on wages.

Our IndustryWeek piece evaluates three strategies for responding to cost increases:

  1. Identify the “New China” (i.e., look to new countries)
  2. China is the New China (i.e., look at new regions within China)
  3. Leverage your suppliers’ networks (i.e., authorize subcontracting)

Would welcome your thoughts, here or over at IndustryWeek.

  1. Brestle  ·  November 25, 2008

    Yesterday I came across the article that you wrote for Industry Week ( It is obvious that Panjiva is a fantastic new tool for sourcing professionals so as to avoid factories with a high probability of failure, capital losses and supply chain delays due to of the “Great Squeeze.” We look forward to working with you.


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