Posts Tagged ‘Labor’

Factory Audit Conditions in Pictures

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 9:09 Comments Off on Factory Audit Conditions in Pictures

Friend Pierig Vezin of WethicA (one of my recommended vendors) has put out one of his more compelling newsletters to date where he offers readers Untouched Pictures of Factory Conditions around Asia. We are posting real untouched photos of factory working conditions from about one year ago. We have decided this summer to show you […]

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Apple’s China Supply Chain Issues Require IMMEDIATE Attention and Action

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:46 9 Comments

News of a 25 year old committing suicide at Apple’s primary China supplier (Foxconn) has once again brought to the front burner the difficulties of managing outsourced operations, and the risk to the brand that these arrangements bring when improperly managed. It is a situation that sadly I believe could have been avoided, and that […]

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If Your Supplier Moves to Vietnam for Cheap Labor, Don’t Follow Them Blindly

Friday, April 18, 2008 20:55 9 Comments

There has been a lot of talk lately about China’s inability to maintain its role as the world’s factory floor. Costs across the board are higher according to some, and it is just too much for them to handle… they are now looking at Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. CNN in fact just profiled one such […]

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Not Sure if You Have Heard, But China Has a NEW Labor Law, and you MUST comply

Friday, April 11, 2008 18:14 3 Comments

Sure, it was the much discussed topic last year, and since its January 1 implementation 14000 HK firms have said they will need to close from its increased cost (note: Nike says it still does not meet ILO standard). But it appears that there are still some who haven’t caught up on their paperwork as […]

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Are You Taking a CATNAP in China?

Thursday, April 3, 2008 7:07 3 Comments

While catching up on some reading this weekend, I came across a new anacronym in the book Natural Capitalism that I thought was pretty applicable to how some in China are operating… they are taking a CATNAP Cheapest Available Technology Narrowly Avoiding Prosecution With timing being everything, this anacronym is timely as last week during […]

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14,000 HK Owned Factories to Close Because Of Snow

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1:46 3 Comments

In the article Factory fallout written by Bonnie Chen of The Standard, readers are invited to play a game of literary three card monty when Clement Chen Cheng-jen of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries is quoted as saying: Up to 14,000 Hong Kong-owned factories in the Pearl River Delta may be forced to close […]

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Open Discussion: China’s Labor Law

Monday, July 9, 2007 4:59 2 Comments

Moving to China for many rests on their ability to save money, and as we all know the cost and availability of labor have been one of the key considerations for investing in China. So, when the new labor law drafts were being reviewed, managers up and down the east coast began to sweat bullets… […]

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