Posts Tagged ‘Supplier Selection’

Impact of Closing Down Home Depot’s Expo Chain. China’s Ports, Provinces, and Manufacturers

Monday, February 2, 2009 2:11 Comments Off on Impact of Closing Down Home Depot’s Expo Chain. China’s Ports, Provinces, and Manufacturers

Following the rather quickly written post Why Layoffs in the US are a Bad Thing for China where I mentioned highlighted that these closures were likely to impact China’s real economy I thought it would be a good idea to spend a little more time looking at the real impacts to China’s economy. There have […]

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Product Toxicity and China: Insights for Investors

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:49 Comments Off on Product Toxicity and China: Insights for Investors

Focusing on the difficulties of transparency within the supply chain, Melissa Brown of Association for Responsible and Sustainable Investment in Asia (ASRiA) sat down for an interview covering a lot of the angles surrounding the integrity of supply chains in China. I highly suggest taking your lunch break to watch the 15 minute clip, and […]

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We Got a Plan.. An Import Safety “Plan” – Part 2

Friday, November 9, 2007 7:11 Comments Off on We Got a Plan.. An Import Safety “Plan” – Part 2

After reading the transcript of the press conference, I knew I had to get my hands on the report itself and read through it for myself (Action Plan can be downloaded here). I needed to see just what the findings were, and more than that, I needed to see what their recommendations were…. Now, given […]

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We Got a Plan.. An Import Safety “Plan” – Part 1

Thursday, November 8, 2007 3:55 Comments Off on We Got a Plan.. An Import Safety “Plan” – Part 1

On Tuesday, an article came across my RSS that I just knew was going to lead to a post.. or series of posts. Bush’s Import-Safety Plan Is Detailed in the NY Times reported that the “plan” has been released There is a lot of information that I am going to try and pack in here, […]

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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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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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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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