Product Sourcing in Asia Pacific: New Locations, Extended Value Chains highlights opportunities for consumer goods companies to reduce costs and improve efficiency by optimising their sourcing strategies in this critical region.
The study features insightful interviews with sourcing leaders of global sourcing, FDCG and retail companies.
- China remains the leading exporter of textiles, footwear and many hard goods, however other large Asian markets such as India, Bangladesh and Indonesia are taking a growing share.
- The increasingly complex requirements of supporting supply chains mean established locations, including China, will have an advantage for certain products.
- Some sourcing activity has moved closer to end markets over the past 3 years, driven by high transport costs, concerns over carbon taxes, and the development of centralised approaches to inventory.