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A One-Country Supply Chain Won’t Work

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t.alex
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Re: A One-Country Supply Chain Won't Work
t.alex   8/6/2013 10:51:08 AM
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Yep it might work. But the reality is the clients will always look out for better alternative, out of the country of course.

tech4people
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Re: A One-Country Supply Chain Won't Work
tech4people   7/31/2013 1:53:15 PM
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Alex,

Why not?

What if all your Clients are in just one Country?

And the Compliance Regulations also make sense to stick around there?

I would'nt mind keeping my entire Production in one and the same Country ,especially if the Country is as Huge as China/USA/Russia/Brazil/India.

t.alex
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Re: A One-Country Supply Chain Won't Work
t.alex   7/29/2013 10:13:27 PM
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It does not make sense from the competition and the cost viewpoint to have everything within the country. This won't last long, unless the product is super-good. 

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Re: A One-Country Supply Chain Won't Work
tech4people   6/24/2013 2:15:56 PM
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SP,

I really don't know much about AMOLEDs manufacturing sites Globally[The Technology in question here] but I am reminded about the furore caused by the Chinese Rationing Rare Earth Exports out of the country ostenibly to protect the Environment.

Why don't we look at this move by the Taiwanese as a Hedge?

If other countries (which currently manufacture AMOLEDs) follow Samsung's Example then Should'nt the Taiwanese have some form of Insurance?

Lets look at it that way and things become much simpler to understand and appreciate.

After all,the Smartphone/Semiconductor industry is very-very important to Taiwan today.They have every right to protect this Vital industry.

Regards

Ashish.

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You tracking current Legislation coursing through Congress?
tech4people   6/24/2013 2:11:15 PM
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Peter,

I wanted to know if you are tracking the Bill S.544,currently making its way through Congress.

The idea is ostenibly to create a "National Manufacturing Strategy" but if you look at the way the Bill is shaping up currently ;its quite clear that Congress intends to FORCE Organizations Headquartered in the US to bring/Keep a specific Percentage of their Manufacturing within the US.

How do you think the Chinese/Brazillians/Europeans are gonna react to this Move?

The Ground reality is this-We are entering a Fresh Age of Protectionism today Globally.

Will it turn out similar to what followed the Smoot-Hawley Nonsense which led to World War 2????

I hope Not.

But When was the last time you heard of Politicians(anywhere) doing something sensible???

Regards

Ashish.

SP
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A One-Country Supply Chain Won't Work
SP   6/24/2013 10:08:59 AM
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While its difficult to believe if one country wants all the smartphone supply chain locally when they want to sell global. But since the country in discussion is Taiwan, its quite possible and can be real. Another thing on Samsung, why would they want to compete in bad taste, first it was with Apple and now with HTC. Guess it has something to do with their business strategy.

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Re: Protectionism?
Hospice_Houngbo   6/22/2013 4:42:55 PM
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Protectionism is bad for international trade, but this is sometimes necessary to protect local producers and jobs from foreign competition. In this case of Taiwan, there's nothing wrong with trying to attract investments and create jobs in the country, but it will be difficult to sustain a localized, integrated supply chain there. 

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Re: Government interference in economy does more harm than good
Hospice_Houngbo   6/22/2013 4:29:47 PM
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It is indeed not "always" a good thing for the govenment to intervene in free markets, but we should forget that free markets are created, maintained and curated by the government (s). The rules of the market are set by the country where the business operates even though they should be conformed with the international business regulations and policies.

nimantha.d
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Re: Protectionism?
nimantha.d   6/21/2013 11:09:29 AM
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Tom: True, you cannot take such decisions which affects most or the majority of the population.   

_hm
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Government interference in economy does more harm than good
_hm   6/20/2013 6:43:57 PM
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In long term Government interence in economy or free market is detrimental to organization. Does HTC needs government help? Probably not. They can look for other avenues for AMOLED or other parts.

 

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