Event Details

The webinar will begin at 10:30 am. After registration, you can follow the link below, enter the Webinar ID and the email address you used to register.


Webinar ID: 714-935-291


AmCham Shanghai's Supply Chain Committee will host a webinar on to discuss Disruptions to Supply Chains Caused by COVID-19. This online event will take place March 19th, 10:30 to 11:30am China Standard Time (GMT+8).

After months of struggling to resume production, Chinese manufacturers seem to be passed the worst of the crisis domestically. As China recovers, how can companies get back to normal? As the attention focuses to the other areas of supply chain networks, there are still major concerns with transportation, inventory, and safety compliance. In this time of disruption, what are the new opportunities we should look for?

We will begin with a presentation from PWC's supply chain analyst, Jan T. Nicholas. His presentation will cover the broad implications of the outbreak as it relates to businesses and transportation. This will set the stage for our panel discussion, where our industry insiders will weigh-in with insights and personal experiences.

We hope you'll join in the discussion by submitting your questions and help to develop best practices within our AmCham community.


  • Jan Nicholas (Partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC))

    Jan Nicholas

    Partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)

    Jan is a Partner in PwC’s operations consulting practice based in Hong Kong. He has more than 20 years of experience leading projects in operations, process development, strategy development, and supply chain management. His international experience includes assignments in the US, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Israel, the Philippines, and Mexico.

    Prior to consulting, he developed manufacturing processes at AMD in Silicon Valley and implemented supply chain planning systems for AMD’s assembly and test factories in Asia.

    Jan is a graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor of Science in engineering, and holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

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  • Lili Zhou (Vice President, Head of China Product Innovation Center at Herbalife (China) Health Products Ltd.)

    Lili Zhou

    Vice President, Head of China Product Innovation Center at Herbalife (China) Health Products Ltd.

    Lili Zhou grew up in Hangzhou China. Hangzhou is famous for beautiful West Lake and home to the e-commerce giant Alibaba. In 1997, she moved to U.S. to “see” another side of the world. After graduating from the University of Redlands, she spent years working in Los Angeles in Freight Forwarding business to provide global supply chain solutions to clients.

    In 2001, Lili joined Herbalife Int’l and 4 years later moving back to China for company assignment of opening China market. Working as the Supply Chain and operation director, she built the team to cover supply planning, distribution & warehousing, retail store management. The first year, the team
    successfully launched retail store channel and well supported 300% growth of business.

    In next several years, Lili was assigned different roles additionally to daily operation management like manufacturing, procurement, strategic sourcing. Since 2010, she took additional responsibilities for APAC regional supply chain & operations and quality assurance (15 markets). In 2010, she was responsible for building local contract manufacturing in India. In 2012, she was promoted to Vice President of supply chain & operations, APAC & China and built a very strong regional team. Then Lili
    supported Cambodia opening and built operation infrastructure.

    Lili is also the Chair for AmCham Shanghai's Supply Chain Committee, and an active member of WEN and GSCC (global supply chain council). She
    has an MBA degree from USC Marshall.

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  • Jerry Chen (SF Group)

    Jerry Chen

    SF Group

    Jerry Chen has 10+ years of business development and product management experience with Maersk, DHL, Li & Fung in Hong Kong, Taipei and Shanghai. Currently Consulting Director of SF Technology Solutions.

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  • Winston Zhu (CEO of Achieve-Tech)

    Winston Zhu

    CEO of Achieve-Tech

    Winston Zhu is the CEO of Achieve-tech, a leading brand communication execution service provider in China with a focus on reputable brands in beauty & personal care, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, garment, and industrial. He assumed various sales and marketing roles for multinational/Fortune 500 companies and local start-ups in service / media, packaging, and medical devices industries, including Stryker, RR Donnelley, WestRock, and Aptar. Winston graduated from Shanghai University of Science and Technology majored in Computer Science. He obtained master’s degree from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Applied Computer Science and has EMBA degrees from both INSEAD and School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University.

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10:30 AM - 10:35 AM
Opening Remarks
10:35 AM - 11 AM
Presentation: Disruptions Caused by COVID-19
11 AM - 11:30 AM
Panel Discussion and Q&A