Posts Tagged ‘Supplier Selection’

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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Check the Pressure in Your Tires.. and Your Supply Chain

Monday, June 25, 2007 20:59 4 Comments

This morning, the headlines read Importer Issues Warning on Chinese Tires, Chinese Tires Are Ordered Recalled, Importer Told to Recall Chinese Tires .. and I think with that, we have our next Chinese product to added to the Deadly dangers made in China At the heart of this recall (some stories say it is official.. […]

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1.. 2… 3… duck.. 1… 2… 3… duck

Saturday, June 16, 2007 2:32 Comments Off on 1.. 2… 3… duck.. 1… 2… 3… duck

For me, the craziest progressive tool I have seen was where 10-12 operators moved rectangular pieces of shell down a line of 6-8 separate tools. The stamp for all 6-8 tools can down at the same time making the necessary cuts… then the steel plate was moved to the next stage…. it was hard to […]

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Buying Metals? Share the Risk…

Thursday, June 7, 2007 20:25 Comments Off on Buying Metals? Share the Risk…

Manufacturing is full of risk, and in China there are many who have devoted a lot of time writing about those risks (see out posts here, here, and here). However, on risk that everyone share around the world is that the price of raw materials may go up… and unfortunately, over the last 2 years […]

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But I thought everyone saved money in China?

Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:58 1 Comment

Following the post last week related to factoring in transportation stoppages, I realized that another post was needed to address a wider issue: Not everything should be made in China. Over the last 2 years, we have worked with a number of firms: auto, construction tools, building materials, promotional items, mattresses, small electronics, motorcycles, and […]

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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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