Posts Tagged ‘sourcing’

Five Pitfalls of Metals-Based Sourcing

Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:37 No Comments

Earlier this week I received an email titled Five Pitfalls of Metals-Based Sourcing from old friend Lisa Reisman of Metalminer (her husband Jason writes Spendmatters) where she laid out what she sees are the five essential mistakes people make when sourcing metals in commodity form. Misreading the supply market can result in the placement of […]

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Lead Paint Barbie Costs Mattel Another 12m USD

Friday, December 19, 2008 8:11 No Comments

With only 6 shopping days left before Christmas, it looks like Mattel is going to need to pull out all the stops to make up for the fact that their 2oo7 Lead Paint Barbie has cost the firm another 12 million USD. According to the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General: Massachusetts Attorney General Martha […]

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Top 10 Tips for Importers

Friday, October 10, 2008 18:40 No Comments

We have all seen just how risky sourcing from China can be should one not have the proper systems in place, and during my time in China I have been asked a lot about how to  import from China. Sometimes the questions are coming from people who are just entering the sourcing space, and sometimes […]

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Painful Merger Legacies: Integrating Supply Chains and Managing Old Relationships

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 7:14 No Comments

Going along on a topic I have covered quite a bit in the past, responsible sourcing, Ethical Corporation has written a painfully detailed article on Adidas’s recent supply chain woes and how they are handling them. You may remember my post on their labor issues earlier this year, and as you will remember I have […]

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When Sourcing in China. Cash = Control

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 9:01 No Comments

It was about a year ago now that the first lead paint Barbies probably landed at Long Beach and began their un-QCed express lane to the Wal-Mart shelves… and since then, there has been a lot of debate about the role of brands in quanility control, and more than that, a lot of writing about […]

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Miss Out on The Canton Fair? There is Always Yiwu…

Thursday, April 24, 2008 6:36 1 Comment

[youtube width=”425″ height=”335″]http://youtube.com/watch?v=brs777fdA2A[/youtube]

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Sourcing in China – WalMart’s Edge

Friday, February 22, 2008 4:04 6 Comments

Over the last couple of months, the economic news has been pretty bleak in the U.S. Talk of a recession, dropping consumer confidence, daily analysis on statistics showing the looming slowdown that is upon the U.S. Going into Christmas, the news was particularly bad as you had a focus on product safety as well, and […]

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Brits Get Rich in China: Part 4

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 8:02 No Comments

[youtube width=”425″ height=”335″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdkbzB6TYdE[/youtube] “he believes holds the key to his fortune in China…” That is the end of the sentence started in Part 3 that is finished in Part 4. so.. the entire statement “Peter has found a man he believes holds the key to his fortune in China..”… and boy oh boy does the […]

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