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How to improve the quality of business relations between Swedish buyers and Chinese suppliers

The Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai, Swedish Sustainable Business Programme at Business Sweden, Silf/Swedish National Association of Purchasing and Logistics, Shanghai International Sourcing and Promotion Center and Oversea Education College Shanghai Jiaotong University jointly held two workshops on September 12th and September 13th in Shanghai.

The workshops were focused on sustainable development and CSR issues in the supply chain management.

Two experts from Sweden shared their latest research findings on the following themes:

• “Modern supply chains and expectations on suppliers”

Speaker: Andreas Takacs, executive Vice President, Silf/ Swedish National Association of Purchasing and Logistics

• “Managing Supply Chain Relations, current trends and insights from research”

Speaker: Marlene Johansson, PHD lecturer, Umeå School of Economics, Sweden

Companies from both Sweden and China shared their experience with the audience of how their organizations carry out CSR principles in their sourcing and supply chain management activities.  The participated companies were: LKAB, SKF, SCA, Jula, GreenCarrier, BEST ODM, Abon Biopharm, Povos, Trina Solar, Powerbox and Origins Supply Chain management.

The audiences of the 1st workshop were mainly business leaders and staffs working with production, R&D, logistics, quality, CSR management, compliance and strategic planning from Chinese suppliers, especially in metals and tools, metallic processing and parts, rubber processing and electrical products areas.

The audiences of the 2nd workshop were mainly EMBA students and alumnus of the “Modern Logistics and Supply-chain Management” course of Oversea Education College Shanghai Jiaotong University. Many of these students and alumnus also work at middle and high logistics and supply-chain management related positions in their companies.

For more information, please contact Helen Xu, project manager of Business Sweden at Helen.xu@business-sweden.se