Posts Tagged ‘supply chain management’

CEA Challenges Lou Dobbs to a Duel

Saturday, October 20, 2007 4:16 7 Comments

Why Lou Dobbs Scares Me More Than Chinese Toothpaste was a post I wrote early on in the days of “Made In China”. My position was that while there were certainly problems in the supply chain, Lou Dobbs (and other like him) were actually far worse because of their predatory reporting. Far from being balanced, […]

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Eimskip Opens Qingdao Warehouse

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 9:22 3 Comments

With retail chains forming around China (Lianhua, Walmart, etc), there has been a lot of news recently on China’s sad state of affairs when it comes to cold storage. A lack of trucks, containers, warehouses, and just a generally difficult process for approvals for those who are wiling to invest. So, when Eimkip opened their […]

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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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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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Megaman Factory Video

Friday, June 22, 2007 2:54 1 Comment

Lightbulbs, illumination devices or lamps for those in the industry, are items that nearly everyone on the face of the planet uses. Companies like GE and Philips have huge illumination device business, and rely on these products to provide a steady stream of cash flow. So while looking for this week’s Youtube video, I came […]

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