Changes in Chinese Holidays Impact Your Supply Chain

from industryweek.com

The Chinese Central Government recently modified China’s national holiday schedule. In 2008, the holiday falling the first week in May will be reduced from seven days to three. Although a shortened holiday seems minor, the change will directly impact foreign demand scheduling, inventory management, lead time estimates and downstream planning. When considering operations in China, companies should determine how previous processes will be modified, where costs may be saved and other considerations.

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