Digital Value Creation in the B&C Industry

Digital Value Creation in the Building & Construction IndustryWhen companies transform their business model in our digitally driven society, this impacts the entire organization – from customer acquisition and customer life-time value (CLV) management to the continuous development and marketing of new products and services. Individualized customer centricity plays a central role in digitization processes.We support companies in the B&C industry in providing an integrated link between the real and virtual worlds. This results in an optimized data and knowledge base to gain a good understanding of the multi-layered ecosystem around direct and indirect customers and their decision criteria. EAC …

A new Green Wave? – Sustainability in China

Sustainability in ChinaHow is China performing in terms of sustainability? When it comes to sustainability or ESG (environment, social, governance) standards,China is lagging behind other countries In selected indices of Earth.Org and Yale, China is ranked 136th and 120th respectively. Furthermore, Chinese companies receive a lower sustainability rating than enterprises in developed or even other emerging economies (FTSE4good index). However China has recently announced ambitious environmental sustainability targets. The country wants to peak its CO2 emissions until 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2060. This year’s 14th Five-Year Plan includes specific targets on the reduction of CO2 and energy intensity …

How to win in China`s E-Commerce Market

How to win in China´s E-Commerce Market? Opportunity Assessment and holistic Online StrategyChina’s e-commerce landscape is highly innovative and dynamic – but fast changing business models bear risks that need to be addressed. EAC offers an innovative opportunity assessment and holistic online strategies for consumer goods companies in China’s dynamic B2C e-commerce landscape.EAC can help you to boost your China e-commerce operations by supporting you with platform prioritization, trade partner selection, organizational build-up, activation strategy, as well as implementation. Find relevant information regarding distributors, trade partners, self-operation and cooperation models as well as relevant marketing activities in our new e-Commerce …

Second Home Market Strategy China

Second Home Market China – is your organization empowered for future growth opportunities?The Chinese market is the major revenue driver for many enterprises. The more exposure foreign firms have in China, the more they understand that this dynamic country requires a unique strategy and market approach. For China to truly become a “second home”, MNCs need to build an organization that is supported by the headquarters and involved in global processes, while at the same time also being agile and empowered enough for quick decision-making and local execution. In order to get clarity on strategy and transformation needs, EAC developed …

Digital Empowerment in Supply Chain Management

Digital Empowerment in Supply Chain ManagementOn April 29th 2021, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas R. Voegele, Senior Advisor and former Partner at EAC International Consulting hold a web-talk on “Digital Empowerment in Supply Chain Management” in the Best Practice Solutions Series at Hochschule Esslingen. The participants were the students of the MBA “International Industrial Management”, mainly from Asia and Eastern Europe, as well as selected MBA alumni. Digitalization in SCM results in a change of interaction into a new decade towards SCM 5.0 with the key aspects real-time Data Analytics, Automation, Agile Operations and Artificial Intelligence with technologies such as Cyber Tracking, …

C-Level Dialogue – Set the course now

C-Level Dialogue – set the course now for your Asia BusinessThe Asia-Pacific region will become increasingly important by 2030. The RCEP trade agreement between will contribute to this as will China’s structural course-setting under the 14th Five-Year Plan. The government initiatives launched in India to strengthen localization and innovation also offer attractive market opportunities for German companies. Geopolitical shifts between the USA, China, India and the EU accompany the growing requirements for European companies to be able to operate successfully on a sustainable basis in these global growth markets. Does this also apply to you? Because this is exactly where …

China’s Demographic Challenge

China’s Demographic ChallengeWhy is China facing demographics problems? From 1960 to 2015, China’s population more than doubled to around 1.4 billion people. The government tried to control this explosive growth with the One-Child Policy introduced in 1979, leading to a decline of the average fertility rate per woman from over 6 in the 1960s to 1.7 in 2020. Even the recent policy shift towards a universal two-child policy could not significantly reverse this trend. After reaching its peak in 2016, the number of new-born babies in China is expected to continue declining until 2030. Nowadays, Chinese have fewer children due …

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)What is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership? Signed in November 2020, the RCEP is a Free-Trade Agreement between 15 countries including the ASEAN nations, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. As of 2020, the member countries account for ~30% of the world’s population and ~30% of global GDP. In March 2021, China became the first signatory to ratify RCEP, around three months ahead of schedule. The agreement can be viewed as the regional answer to the failed Transatlantic Partnership and a complementation of the existing CPTPP. Its purpose is to eliminate tariff and non-tariff …

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan

China’s 14th Five-Year PlanWhat is the background? China has been using five-year time periods to steer its economy since 1953. In the meantime, the focus of these Five-Year Plans (FYP) has shifted from socialist top-down economic planning to acting more as a “guideline” – setting targets and aligning incentives. A draft version of the 14th plan (2021-25) was released in late 2020 and the final version was passed in March 2021 at the Two Sessions – one of China’s major political meetings. More detailed implementation plans for major sectors, ministries, and regions will follow in the months ahead. In addition, …

Africa Automotive Industry Attractiveness

Africa Automotive Industry Attractiveness A new study of EAC’s international Automotive practice team shows the promising prospects and opportunities the African automotive ecosystem holds. As more and more OEMs and tier companies establish their value-chain in African countries, some of which also go beyond the traditional ‘hardware’, the increasing ecosystem maturity is bound to play an effective and key role in the domestic and export markets.EAC critically examined the value-add African economies would offer considering its attractive demographics and skillsets vis-à-vis cost structures mix and trade agreements. This new white paper presents relevant facts and potential implications and offers initial …

Manufacturing Footprint Sustainability

Manufacturing Footprint Sustainability in ChinaChina is committed to improve industry value-add and reach carbon neutrality targets. Regulatory changes and supply chain risks have posted challenges to stable production. Thus, location sustainability becomes a key strategy decision for manufacturing companies in China.EAC has analyzed location risk factors for manufacturing business in China and shows how to manage location challenges and opportunities. Manufacturing companies should prepare a strategic view of their manufacturing locations in China to stay competitive. Download the Teaser:DownloadLatestJuli 17, 2024Global Manufacturing Footprint Stress TestJuli 15, 2024China’s Evolving Consumer Landscape – Challenges and Opportunities for German BusinessesJuli 5, 2024Empowering Businesses …

German Businesses need to think in a more CHINESE way

German Businesses need to think in a more CHINESE wayRead the in-depth interview with Daniel Berger published in the current brand eins issue. Under the title „We need to think more Chinese“, the EAC China expert advises German companies to act faster and more agile if they want to continue to be successful in China. Business models need to be adapted and companies need to act in a more systemically relevant way so that they avoid becoming replaceable in the long-term.The interview is part of the renowned industry report „Best Management Consultants 2021”, where EAC International Consulting has once again …