Posts Tagged ‘Product Safety’

Securing Your Supply Chain in China – Part 2

Thursday, August 2, 2007 2:18 1 Comment

Part 3 starts off with a case study of working with a car accessory project (wanted a quality product at a savings) that started with 30 suppliers, and then narrowed down to 5.. but there were some issues: All of them were trying to aggressively looking to expand to U.s., so educating a potential competitor […]

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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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Fixing China’s Food Safety Issues will Require a $100 Billion

Friday, July 6, 2007 4:46 4 Comments

With all the recent news surrounding the safety of Chinese produced goods, many are looking for answers and I would like to thank my friends at A.T. Kearny who turned me onto a recent report entitled Fixing China’s Food Safety Issues will Require a $100 Billion Investment (PDF Report Here). Supported by a detailed powerpoint […]

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Trade Policy & Product Safety… Tit for Tat

Monday, June 11, 2007 1:55 Comments Off on Trade Policy & Product Safety… Tit for Tat

When the news first began to break that dogs and cats across America were getting sick from pet food made in China… I already knew what was coming. and when articles began appearing in the popular press questioning “China’s” role in this, my fears were confirmed. For me, supplier quality issues are always a problem.. […]

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Made in China.. First its your job, now its your safety!

Monday, May 14, 2007 1:53 4 Comments

Following the recent pet food scandal, I have been thinking quite a bit about how this could have occurred, and who is at fault. Then in an earlier post called Want to Source From China?? Make the Effort. I laid out that corporations need to really begin taking responsibility for their supply chain. Now, I […]

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Want to Source From China?? Make the Effort.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 12:38 4 Comments

GreetingsI would like to know if your company is a manufacturer of ceramic plates We are a supplier in (CITY) California have been in business 5 years We currently are looking for 5000 product about 5 1/2 inches in diameter white color with a 2 color imprint Price below $2.00 each with imprint Delivery by […]

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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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