Supply Chain Agility of International Trade: A Case Study of China Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone
China Shanghai Pilot FTZ was lunched on September 29, 2013 in a bid to become a world-class trade facilitation zone with international standards featuring convenient investment and trade. Given the growing emphasis on the need for supply chain agility of the Shanghai FTZ to achieve the goal, this study explores the conceptual framework of agile supply chain (ASC), and proposed the routes to it from constructing agile supply chain of manufacturing enterprises, logistics system, service provider system and government service system, together with the respective of building an integrated and agile IT platform. This study contributes to establish the facilitation environment of investment and trade in the Shanghai FTZ from agile supply chain of global trade and adds to the understanding of agile supply chain of the FTZ.
KeywordsFree trade zone Agile supply chain Shanghai
The author would like to thank the reviewers for their comments that help improve this article. The Agile Supply Chain research of the Shanghai FTZ is supported by the Shanghai Municipal Education Committee research project (No. 12YS193).
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