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How Your Supply Chain Should React to Tariff Uncertainties in the United States and China

Published: 11 January 2019

ID: G00381774

Analyst(s): John Johnson , Kamala Raman


Uncertainty about global tariffs is likely to continue through 2019. Companies are scrambling due to the expense and time needed to reconfigure established supply chain networks. This research provides guidance for supply chain leaders considering how to respond to tariffs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Segment Risks Into Those You Can and Can’t Control
  • Research Cost Implications to Move Operations Back to the U.S. or Other Countries
    • Reshoring or Nearshoring
    • Product Moves Within an Established Global Footprint
    • Manufacturing Site Selection for Network Diversification
  • Ensure Ongoing Viability to Fulfill American Demand by Balancing Your Competitive Position in China With Risk Diversification for the Future

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