China’s Evolving Consumer Landscape – Challenges and Opportunities for German Businesses

China’s Evolving Consumer Landscape – Challenges and Opportunities for German BusinessesThe German Chamber of Commerce in China (AHK) recently published an insightful article in their Summer 2024 Ticker magazine, exploring the dynamic landscape of China’s consumer market. While the market’s power remains undeniable, with consumer spending driving China’s growth, understanding the ongoing transformations is crucial for German businesses to thrive.The article features valuable insights from EAC Partners‘ Daniel Berger and John Deng, offering practical guidance for German companies. Their expertise can be invaluable for those looking to capitalize on the „New Normal“ in China.The report highlights the rise of local …

Empowering Businesses to Thrive in a Dynamic World

Empowering Businesses to Thrive in a Dynamic WorldBreakthrough innovations like Artificial Intelligence are fundamentally reshaping the global landscape. Automation, robotics and sustainable practices are addressing critical challenges like labor costs and environmental impact, while industry-disrupting technologies are paving the way for a new era. At EAC International Consulting, we understand that in this ever-evolving world, innovation is the cornerstone of excellence.China’s ascension as a global manufacturing powerhouse is undeniable. However, to maintain this momentum amidst economic fluctuations, urbanization, and demographic shifts, a strategic shift is crucial. This is where innovation steps in as the leading force for industrial transformation, driving …

Optimizing Procurement Costs: A Deep Dive with Spend Opportunity Assessments

Optimizing Procurement Costs: A Deep Dive with Spend Opportunity Assessments The relentless pressure to reduce procurement costs while maintaining competitiveness defines the current economic landscape. Companies seeking a strategic edge can capitalize on Spend Opportunity Assessments (OAs) to identify cost-saving opportunities and generate long-term value.A Spend OA is a systematic analysis of a company’s external spending, encompassing both direct and indirect costs. This data-driven approach aims to pinpoint areas for optimization through a four-step process: Data Collection and Spend Analysis: This initial stage involves gathering comprehensive outlay data. Analysis of this data reveals spending patterns, trends, and potential areas for …

Future of EVs in India by 2030: Opportunities and Implications for Ancillary Industries

Future of EVs in India by 2030: Opportunities and Implications for Ancillary IndustriesWith over 30 years of consulting experience across Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Americas, our expertise in strategy and globalization has equipped us to analyze the burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) industry. EAC has successfully executed numerous projects in the e-mobility and battery sectors, particularly in Asian growth markets and Europe. This presentation delves into the future of EVs in India by 2030 and explores the implications for ancillary industries.Current Landscape In FY 2024, EVs accounted for 1.7 million units of total vehicle sales in India. The …

Charting New Frontiers: Exploring India’s Logistics Startup Ecosystem

Charting New Frontiers: Exploring India’s Logistics Startup EcosystemIn the dynamic landscape of a developing economy, logistics infrastructure stands tall as the backbone, facilitating seamless movement of goods and services. India, propelled by the Government’s steadfast commitment to infrastructure development, epitomized by initiatives like Gati Shakti and the National Logistics Policy, is prepared to accelerate its economic growth trajectory and emerge as a cost-efficient manufacturing hub on the global stage.At the heart of this transformation lies the burgeoning ecosystem of logistics startups, a testament to India’s vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and the growing interest in the sector. Over the past few years, …

The Indian Semiconductor Industry at the Cusp of Inflection

The Indian Semiconductor Industry at the Cusp of InflectionThe semiconductor industry faces significant challenges, including supply chain disruptions, localized talent shortages, and the constant technological demand for smaller chips. Despite these obstacles, in 2023 the industry generated a substantial 500 bln EUR in revenue. While this represents a 9% decrease from 2022, a strong recovery is underway and forecasting revenue to exceed 1.2 trln EUR by 2030.  This growth will be primarily driven by the automobile, computing, and data storage sectors, which are expected to account for over 70% of semiconductor demand.  Semiconductors are a vital cog in our day-to-day …

India Review 2023: A Comprehensive Analysis of Growth and Opportunities

India 2023: A Comprehensive Analysis of Growth and OpportunitiesIn 2023, India marked significant achievements towards becoming a global superpower, including notable advancements in space exploration, demographic shifts, economic growth, and leadership on the global stage, particularly through a successful G20 presidency. The nation’s investment appeal is bolstered by its vast market potential, skilled workforce, and technological innovation, attracting significant investments in sectors like automotive and industrial manufacturing. With economic growth projected at 6.7% for 2023–24 and ambitions to reach developed economy status by 2047, India demonstrates a strong growth trajectory.EAC has expanded its presence and collaboration within India and globally, …

2023 Insights into China’s Business Landscape

China Business ReviewDear Readers & Business Partners, As we bid farewell to 2023, we take a moment to highlight the significant developments and achievements within China’s dynamic business environment, culminating in the completion of the 4th edition of our China Business Review. With anticipation, we look towards 2024, a year brimming with potential and opportunities. We are committed to advancing on this path together, fostering collective success, growth, and prosperity.The challenging phase that the world experienced during 2020-2022 and reflecting on how 2023 unfolded, the economic rebound has been advancing towards significant developments in the 1st year after the COVID …

Navigating Complexities: EAC’s Global Sourcing Chronicles

Navigating Complexities: EAC’s Global Sourcing ChroniclesIn recent years, EAC has supported multiple companies in global and regional strategic souring projects across various industries, including industrials, mobility, building & construction, energy and environment, chemicals, and consumer goods. While executing these sourcing projects, we have encountered unique challenges and unexpected opportunities. With this article we would like to summarize select observations and learnings of our EAC sourcing experts.Rising Importance of Sustainable Sourcing Practices In today’s environmentally conscious world, sustainability is no longer a secondary concern; it is an integral part of a successful business strategy. We observed this while assisting a leading …

Global Wind Turbine Manufacturing & Supply Chain Challenges

Global Wind Turbine Manufacturing & Supply Chain ChallengesHow to boost competitiveness and balance risks? Wind energy it one of the fastest-growing energy sources in the world driven by supportive legislations in the US, the European Union, India and China yet spare capacity is limited and will likely disappear by 2026.Wind energy is one of the best source to alleviate the pain and challenges of climate change. With the increasing demand of global electricity, which is forecasted to grow by 25% and reach ~30k TWh1) by 2030, development and utilization of wind plus other renewable energy sources are indispensable and have …

Seizing the EV Lithium Battery Market

Seizing the Opportunities on the EV Lithium Battery MarketElectrification of transportation has also witnessed fierce competition within the lithium battery sector, requiring industry players to act proactively and position themselves strategically to capture a significant share of this burgeoning market.The shift to e-mobility is picking up speed quickly, and disruption to traditional automotive industry is taking place stronger and sooner than previously expected. To be prepared of the trend it involves strategic planning and actions aimed at capitalizing on the growing electric vehicle market. Get insights from EAC’s investigation on how to position your business to thrive in the global …

China’s New 24 Points Policy

China’s Vow to Attract Foreign InvestmentChina’s New 24 Points Policy: Opinions of the State Council on Further Optimizing the Foreign Investment Environment and Increasing the Attractiveness for Foreign Investment.Chinese government has re-emphasized its propositions to further optimize the foreign investment environment and increase the attractiveness for foreign investment: Establish a more favorable investment climate for foreign investors Re-bolster foreign enterprises’ confidence in investing in China. In our teaser we explain what the 24 individual directives mean and what opportunities they present for you. You would like to discuss the 24 Point Policy? Then contact our expert & partner, John Deng.Download …