Planning Ahead for 2017 Chinese Holidays

December 27, 2016 by Patty Rasmussen

Want to be more organized in 2017?

Pro tip: Stop what you’re doing right now and pull out your phone, tablet, planner and desk calendar and mark the upcoming Chinese holidays.

Often, Chinese holidays span more than one day. Being aware of the dates that are affected can help you better forecast your ordering needs and keep from experiencing delays. These dates can also affect business travel so let’s get cracking!

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Chinese New Year: Time to Prepare for Supply Chain Disruption

October 20, 2016 by Patty Rasmussen

 A few days ago a friend of mine posted a picture on Facebook of a Christmas display at his local home improvement store. It’s mid-October. We haven’t even hit Halloween and a store already has a Christmas display up? Sometimes it seems that planning well in advance of the holidays goes a little overboard, but how many folks have found themselves shopping on Christmas Eve?

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Chinese New Year 2017 Order Deadline Calculator

September 22, 2016 by Jennifer Catalan

Chinese New Year 2017 is quickly approaching. Avoid a stockout situation during CNY 2017 by using our interactive CNY order deadline calculator below to find out when to place your order from China or Vietnam! Speak with your supplier about exact deadlines just to be safe.

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It's Time to Start Planning for Chinese New Year 2017!

September 13, 2016 by Mary-Kerstin Hassiotis

Chinese New Year 2017 is on January 28th. Time to start planning!

Wait a minute, you say. It's only September, you say. 

We know, we know. But this is a big deal, and if you're going to escape CNY unscathed, you need to start preparing now. We can feel you comparing us to those folks who hang their Christmas decorations before the leaves change colors, but you should trust us on this one. 

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Scott Ellyson Discusses Impact of Chinese New Year on APM's Marketplace

November 24, 2015 by Mary-Kerstin Hassiotis

East West CEO Scott Ellyson was interviewed by Lizzie O'Leary of American Public Media's Marketplace in January 2014 to discuss the impact of Chinese New Year across the globe. Scott's interview aired on NPR on February 6, 2014. Their discussion remains relevant today and is worth a listen as we prepare for Chinese New Year 2016.

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Fun Chinese New Year Facts You Didn’t Know [Infographic]

October 06, 2015 by Jennifer Catalan

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. We've reminded you to plan, plan, plan to avoid disruptions in your supply chain. We've even created an interactive order deadline calculator so you know your drop-dead date for ordering stock you'll need in February and March of 2016. Now let's look at the more FUN side of China's largest holiday with this infographic, full of Chinese New Year facts you may not have known!

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It's Time to Start Planning for Chinese New Year 2016!

August 27, 2015 by Mary-Kerstin Hassiotis

Chinese New Year 2016 is on February 8th. Time to start planning!

Wait a minute, you say. It's only August, you say. 

We know, we know. But this is a big deal, and if you're going to escape CNY unscathed, you need to start preparing now. We can feel you comparing us to those folks who hang their Christmas decorations before the leaves change colors, but you should trust us on this one. 

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Post Chinese New Year Hangover

March 05, 2015 by Andy Reese

Across many countries in Asia the long Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday (known as Tet in Vietnam) celebrations are over and factories are getting ready to crank back up.

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