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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Should you Improve Your China Supply Chain?

Should you revamp your China supply chain?  Maybe you should, maybe you should not.  How would you know? One thing we know for sure is that things are always changing, and your China sourcing should change and adapt.  Is your China sourcing performance keeping up with the

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China’s Development and the Effects on Sourcing in China

China is the fastest developing major country in the world today and there does not appear to be any slowdown in sight.  How does this affect your China sourcing, you ask?  For starters, the booming economy can create new opportunities for the savvy importer.  Sourcing in China

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    Sourcing in China: Start with ‘Good’ and Make It ‘Great’

Sourcing in China: Start with ‘Good’ and Make It ‘Great’

A lot of companies struggle when developing a buying program when sourcing in China. It’s an uphill battle to create a sourcing program from scratch, one that will work and continue to deliver.  So much so that, by the time they manage to get their sourcing program

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