New Challenges for ‘Made in China’
Manufacturers in China — whether foreign or domestically owned — face a series of
key challenges in the years immediately ahead. Major tests involving product quality
and safety, energy costs and environmental viability all come against the backdrop of a difficult world economy. Yet, while world demand for Chinese products has dipped in the short term, the long-term need to hold down costs while meeting shifting customer requirements has never been greater. In this special report, experts from Wharton and The Boston Consulting Group look at how this growing list of challenges will change the way manufacturers must think about their operations in China.