Ongoing decentralisation of manufacturing bases from China to other countries may accelerate, but China’s role in the global supply chain is too big to be replaced, say analysts. Illustration: SCMPOngoing decentralisation of manufacturing bases from China to other countries may accelerate, but China’s role in the global supply chain is too big to be replaced, say analysts. Illustration: SCMP
Ongoing decentralisation of manufacturing bases from China to other countries may accelerate, but China’s role in the global supply chain is too big to be replaced, say analysts. Illustration: SCMP

Companies rush to replace ‘just in time’ supply chains with ‘just in case’ contingencies as Covid-19 upends global manufacturing

  • Industry players and supply chain experts said the shifting of the supply chain model is most likely in the production of essential goods such as food and medical devices
  • Even as some firms look to disentangle their production networks from China, the country’s role in the global supply chain is too big to be replaced, say analysts

Topic |   Trade
Ongoing decentralisation of manufacturing bases from China to other countries may accelerate, but China’s role in the global supply chain is too big to be replaced, say analysts. Illustration: SCMPOngoing decentralisation of manufacturing bases from China to other countries may accelerate, but China’s role in the global supply chain is too big to be replaced, say analysts. Illustration: SCMP
Ongoing decentralisation of manufacturing bases from China to other countries may accelerate, but China’s role in the global supply chain is too big to be replaced, say analysts. Illustration: SCMP
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