What your Car and Your China Supply Chain Have in Common

When you begin to talk to someone about China sourcing, it can be a little intimidating. The topic itself can be daunting, and the deeper you go, the more overwhelming in can be. When explaining what it is that we do for your China supply chain, it

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    New Importers – Tips to Better Control Your China Supply Chain

New Importers – Tips to Better Control Your China Supply Chain

You’ve got a great a new product. And you have never sourced direct from China factories. And you need the competitive advantage of China’s low costs for mass production. Taking that first step can seem a little daunting.   The sheer distance to the other side of the

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    Sourcing from China: Should you attend the Canton Fair in China?

Sourcing from China: Should you attend the Canton Fair in China?

How familiar are you with the Canton Fair? Could the Canton Fair (also known as the China Import & Export Fair) be important to your growing business?  This trade show has been held twice a year since 1957 in Guangzhou.  It is known as the largest scale

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China Sourcing: Culture, Knowledge and details

Why is it so important to have a great China sourcing team?   Because great sourcing is all about the details.  And details have a lot to do with culture and local knowledge.

Your China team can make a great difference in making sure everyone in your US office

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3 Things Your China Supply Chain Needs to Focus on

During my frequent conversations with China importers, the subject of revamping their China supply chain, reduce operating costs and increase efficiency often comes up.  Many of these importers have developed good sourcing systems that are sufficient for their immediate needs, but most acknowledge that they would welcome

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Sourcing from China: How to perform a SWOT Analysis

If you’re sourcing from China, you understand the importance of management and you are probably already evaluating your systems and processes on a regular basis to ensure that they are running optimally and according to your plans and your vision. (If you’re not, you really should.)

SWOT stands

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Common Challenges of Opening Your Own China Sourcing Office

When sourcing from China, to maximize your profits, to ensure predictability and reliability and to make sure your own interests are protected, you need to have a good China sourcing team.  Many companies get a “sourcing team” either by hiring agents or independent contractors, but for some

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