2018 China Logistics Insights Report Released With Theme Focusing on Green Supply Chain

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Supply Chain Management Research Center at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas teamed up with researchers in China to compare the macro-economic data of Chinese and American transportation volume and inventory costs. The research was conducted by the Walton College center, the Development & Research Center of the State Post Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Transportation and the Cainiao Smart Logistics Network Limited, an Alibaba affiliate.

The 2018 China Logistics Insights Report reviews each country's detailed logistics costs as a percentage of gross domestic product. Findings compare the domestic Chinese economy with cost details in the U.S. State of Logistics Report, insights on the differences and logistics trends and an outlook for the future. This year's report focuses on green supply chain. 

"China's green supply chain strategy has been evolving for several years starting in 2011 in a development phase. It has matured to include product design, procurement, production, sales, distribution, consumption and recycling aspects of supply chain management.  Currently, green supply chain governance systems based on regulations, policies and standards are in place" says John Kent, clinical associate professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management.

To receive a digital copy of the report, email John Kent at JKent@walton.uark.edu along with your name and company affiliation.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

 

Contacts

Lee Anne Mills, communication director, SCMRC
Supply Chain Management Research Center
479-575-2324, lmills@walton.uark.edu

Lori McLemore, marketing and communications officer
Sam M. Walton College of Business
479-575-5021, mclemore@uark.edu

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