Observing Change over 16 years of China Sourcing

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My first visit to China was part of a trade mission trip in 2002, just a year after it entered the World Trade Organization. Back then the place pulsed with potential as the country embraced capitalism as the keystone of its economic reform. As a sourcing agent for manufacturing in China, the intervening years have been a whirlwind as I … Read More

China Sourcing–not screwing it up

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Your company has decided that it must source some or all of it’s manufacturing to China in order to… (pick one) 1) add to the bottom line.2) make a key product that’s not practical to make locally.3) repurpose your work force to more profitable contributions.4) focus on sales and marketing and not manufacturing. Does  one sound like you? Then its a big deal and you … Read More

Sourcing 101 for Your Manufacturing In China

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Sourcing 101 for Your Manufacturing In China The Value of a Sourcing Agent for Your Manufacturing In China As a business leader, your decision to source in China might not be an easy one. If there were a manufacturing option closer to home, you would probably take it. You know the simple truth, however: in today’s environment, Chinese manufacturing is … Read More

China Sourcing- Someone Has Got to Do the Work

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Quality Control- Scaffolding Order China Sourcing is an interesting industry and my journey has been long and fascinating. For the past 12 years I have helped companies buy products and services in China and the most important advise for anyone wanting to buy from China is simple: You Have to Do the Work. I guess I could say you “need … Read More

A break from China Sourcing

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Well usually my mind is on all things China. China Sourcing of products and services is all I think about. But at this time in the holiday season, I like to take a break from sourcing and think about what is most important this time of year. And of course that is family. The latest addition to our family is my daughter-in-law … Read More