Posts Tagged ‘Governance’

Why Lou Dobbs Scares Me More Than Chinese Toothpaste

Saturday, July 14, 2007 18:53 6 Comments

For the past several weeks, China has been the punching bag of international supply chain management. The underlying problems are very serious ones as a number of people and animals have become sick and even died as a result of using goods that have been manufactured in China. There are dozens of news reports in […]

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Finding the Right Suppliers – Part 2

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 1:18 Comments Off on Finding the Right Suppliers – Part 2

Part 3 really focuses on how buyers can ensure the quality of their products, and at this time there really is no greater topic of interest for many. [youtube width=”425″ height=”335″]http://youtube.com/watch?v=35NFwlAc3gA[/youtube]   The purchase order is the beginning of the vendor coordination process, not the end His strongest statement so far, and possibly in his […]

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Finding the Right Suppliers – Part 1

Monday, July 9, 2007 0:17 1 Comment

Following my pattern of posts related to the importance of supplier management in China, I found the below Youtube series entitled Sourcing Strategies China — Find the Right Suppliers Part 1, and the series is a must watch for anyone who has been able to see the forest from the trees and is still interested […]

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Avoid the Middleman! INVEST in Your QC!!

Friday, July 6, 2007 10:57 1 Comment

This evening, I ran into this youtube post called avoid the middleman, and while it is really about developing an Ebay store, I think that graphics aside there are some takeaways here. [youtube width=”425″ height=”335″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt8gLfCgkYo&mode=related&search=[/youtube] In watching this 3 minute clip, the primary emphasis on removing the middleman is because you as a distributor can […]

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If you want something done right… You Gotta Do It Yourself

Monday, July 2, 2007 8:39 3 Comments

this is a phrase I probably first heard from a cartoon character at the age of 2, and in the 30 years following that, I have heard it countless times. Never has it been more relevant though than in my last 5+ years in China as I have worked with companies looking to learn about […]

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China’s Talent Pool: Warning, Lifeguard Not on Duty

Monday, June 4, 2007 4:21 1 Comment

HR in China is always a hot topic among myself, clients, friends, & employees, and it has been for everyday of my 5+ years in China. Last week, Shaun Rein of CMR expressed his opinions in the article How Multinationals Err In China The essentials of the article are best summarized by Freight Dawg’s Eric […]

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China’s HR Canary Needs a Little Oxygen

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:13 4 Comments

With 1.3 billion people in China, it is hard to imagine that there could ever be a shortage of labor in China. just think about that… 1.3 billion people. How can you run out of people? Well, for some industries, finding people is becoming a huge problem, and more and more I am being exposed […]

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Do You Know Where Your Manufacturer Is?

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 22:59 Comments Off on Do You Know Where Your Manufacturer Is?

Following my post on venture capitalist realizing that they NEEDED to BE HERE, I have decided to follow up with a post dedicated to those buyers who still have 3-4 layers of trading companies in between themselves and their factories. For years, using trading firms was a common. For many, it was necessary as these […]

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