Commodity prices generally stabilized in Q3, albeit at a high level. PCB raw material prices remained high, with increases observed post summer. Recent price pressure mainly reflects supply-demand mismatches resulting from post pandemic growth coupled with remaining material availability issues.
The current electricity shortages are affecting manufacturers across virtually all mainland China, with up to 44% of China’s industrial activity affected with many factories introducing mandatory worker vacations to counter the stops in production.
The public Chinese New Year holiday 2022 is January 31st through to February 6th. As this is a national holiday it affects all production in China and Taiwan. We have made a list of a number of proactive measures to think about.
Our factory management work is many-sided, from the selection of factories to work with, continuous monitoring and evaluation of the quality they deliver, to providing training and handling problems and complaints. Jack Kei, Managing Director NCAB Group China, tells us more about the different parts of that process, and what to think about to get […]
The Chinese Mid-Autumn festival and National day are upcoming. Since these holidays affect production in China in various degrees, we always prepare action-plans together with our factories to find different ways of working around any disruptions.
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